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The Vampire Diaries Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" was adapted from a young adult book series written by L.J. Smith that was first published in the early 1990s. The television series expanded on the world of the novels, moving it into the new millennium and introducing us to an array of supernatural creatures living in the idyllic Mystic Falls, a colonial town in Virginia with a dark past and ties to spirit magic.

The struggle between darkness and light is a recurring theme in the series and within each character's heart. This imaginative show explores the depths of human nature and our darker impulses, featuring many flawed and complex characters. Just like real people, each character has a multitude of personality traits, some positive and others challenging.

Even the villains in the series have redeeming aspects, making "The Vampire Diaries" an excellent exploration of the zodiac signs. Keep reading if you want to discover which character you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: Tyler Lockwood (March 20 - April 19)

Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) is 100% pure Aries energy. Hot-headed, passionate, and impulsive, Tyler exemplifies the energetic traits of this cardinal fire sign. In early episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" Tyler is portrayed as an arrogant bully, something often associated with Aries. Yet, he grows during the series and we see more of his admirable traits surface as he gets older and wiser.

Of course, Tyler's fiery temper and his impatience are often what gets him into trouble. After learning about the Lockwood curse, Tyler spends Season 1 worried that his temper will lead to him activating the werewolf genes running in his family line. Fire signs are energetic, confident, and dynamic. Aries has a cardinal modality, infusing this sign with initiative and gusto. Tyler, like all Aries, loves to stay active, playing football in high school and continuing to stay fit in college.

Aries is ruled by Mars, named after the Roman god of war. We can see the influence of this planet in the choices Tyler makes. After Klaus kills Tyler's mother, Carol, Tyler leaves Caroline to go on the warpath against Klaus, his hybrid sire. Despite the connection Caroline and Tyler share, he can't choose love over vengeance, effectively putting an end to their relationship. This choice highlights how Aries is rarely conflicted. This sign knows what they want and they dare to go after it.

Taurus: Stefan Salvatore (April 19 - May 20)

Taurus is a fixed earth sign. Practical, responsible, and devoted, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) has all the admirable traits of Taurus. You can count on Taurus to be there when they say they will be. Like Stefan, Taurus are guided by a sense of duty, and they are known for being conservative and maybe a little overprotective. Having a fixed modality imbues this sign with tenacity, a love of routine, and a stubborn streak. We see Stefan's stubborn nature most clearly in his complex relationship with his brother, Damon.

Like Taurus, which has an earth element, Stefan is also prone to a hedonistic impulse toward excess, as we see when he gives in to his ripper urges. Earth signs might be practical and realistic, but they are also sensual creatures driven by urges. As a vampire, this is tied to Stefan's blood lust and his difficulty controlling his all-consuming hunger.

We can also see the Taurean tendency toward materialism in Stefan. Earth signs are more prone to being materialistic, and this is enhanced when it comes to Taurus because of their planetary ruler. Venus, a goddess of beauty and love, is known for her refined taste. Stefan's gorgeous vintage Porsche, stylish black outfits, and opulent home furnished with family heirlooms are just more proof of how perfectly Stefan embodies the traits of Taurus. Taureans are devoted lovers who don't move on quickly or let go easily, as we see in Stefan's longstanding love for Elena.

Gemini: The Parker Twins (May 20 - June 21)

The Parker twins from the powerful Gemini Coven represent the Gemini zodiac sign in "The Vampire Diaries." While Gemini is a mutable air sign representing two personalities in one body, the twins literalize this dichotomy. Kai Parker (Chris Wood) is the evil twin, so evil that his own family magically imprisoned him in a time loop after he murdered four of his siblings. Kai's sister, Jo Laughlin (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe), is the epitome of goodness. So much so that she became a doctor so she could save lives.

Gemini is often depicted as a bubbly, talkative, and social sign that is the life of the party, but inside there's a struggle for balance between darkness and light. We all contain multitudes, but Gemini's mutable modality and the air element emphasize their struggle between good and evil. Mutable signs are flexible, adaptable, and open-minded, while air signs are philosophical, curious, and intellectual. This bestows Gemini with certain moral flexibility. In Kai, this is taken to the extreme: He's devoid of humanity and empathy.

The younger Parker twins, Liv (Penelope Mitchell) and Luke (Chris Brochu), also have distinct personalities, but neither is shown to be good or bad. They are morally gray and somewhat complex characters. Their relationship is marked by a devotion that echoes the Greek myth of the Dioscuri, which concerns the twins Castor and Pollux: They loved each other so much that they opted to split their time between the Underworld and the heavens rather than be separated after Castor's death. In the series, neither Luke nor Liv want to take part in the ceremony that will effectively kill one twin, transferring all their magical power to the stronger twin who will lead the coven.

Cancer: Lorenzo 'Enzo' St. John (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer is a cardinal water sign known for being sensitive, guarded, and moody. Like Cancer, Enzo St. John (Michael Malarkey) is tenacious, loyal, and knows how to hold a grudge. His emotions get away from him, leading to him doing vindictive things when he believes he is protecting those he loves or seeking vengeance for those who have been wronged. Enzo's family abandoned him as a child. Abandonment is an especially painful experience for a Cancer, and it is a theme running through Enzo's life. This sign is also focused on family and home, having a fierce momma bear energy.

When Enzo enters the story in Season 5, we learn he was held captive and experimented on by the Augustine Society with Damon in the 1950s. Damon escapes but must leave Enzo behind because of a fire. During Enzo's time being experimented on and tortured, he develops an incredible tolerance for pain, something that is emblematic of Cancer's ability to mask their pain: They hide their vulnerability, believing it will be used against them.

When Enzo and Bonnie fall in love, we see how romantic, devoted, and tender Enzo can be, revealing his Cancerian nature. Although Cancer can be guarded, once they let someone in, they will love them with all of their being, as Enzo loves Bonnie. We had seen hints of Enzo's unshakable devotion when he sided with Lily and the heretics over Damon because Lily was Enzo's sire. But it is in Enzo's relationship with Bonnie that we see the selflessness and kindness of this devotion, rather than the fierce mask Cancer likes to show the world.

Leo: Caroline Forbes (July 22 - August 22)

Brave, generous, and warm-hearted, Caroline Forbes (Candice King) embodies the fixed fire energy of Leo. Fire signs are known for their confidence, passion, and bravery, traits Caroline has in abundance. Caroline was unsure of herself as a human, but when she became a vampire, she found a wellspring of courage and strength inside herself. Once she became confident in herself, she stopped seeing life as a competition between her and Elena and could show everyone the big heart she had been hiding behind her insecurities.

Leo has a fixed modality, infusing this sign with tenacity, loyalty, and a potent dose of stubbornness. Caroline will do anything for her friends and her mom. She is fiercely protective of the people she loves, just like the powerful Lion that symbolizes this sign. The Lion carries a regal air, and so does Caroline. Being a member of a founding family, Caroline knows she is royalty in Mystic Falls and she isn't afraid of protecting her territory.

Leos are known for being a little vain and very creative, something Caroline uses to beautify herself and her environment. They are also known for being dramatic, and Caroline is certainly that. Fire signs are notorious for their passionate nature and Caroline has had quite a few hot and heavy romances over the years. But in the end, her heart belonged to Stefan.

Virgo: Alaric Saltzman (August 22 - September 22)

Loyal, kind, and hardworking, Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis) brings these Virgo traits to the series when he becomes Elena and Jeremy's guardian after their aunt Jenna dies. We also see the intellectual abilities of Virgo reflected in Alaric's work as a teacher and scholar. Virgo is a mutable earth sign, exhibiting traits that can sometimes seem contradictory. Earth signs are known for their practical nature, but they are also sensual creatures who enjoy physical pleasures, as we see in Alaric's enjoyment of good booze and tasty food.

Having a mutable modality infuses Virgos with a curious nature and a quick mind. Mutable signs are the philosophers of the zodiac. They are flexible and open-minded, something Alaric shows as he adjusts to the many twists of fate he is subjected to in "The Vampire Diaries." Virgos know that the devil is in the details, and people like Alaric are excellent at noticing all the little clues that help solve the mystery in the end. Alaric uses his attention to detail to excel as an academic and teacher, despite how crazy his personal life is.

Virgo's planetary ruler is Mercury. This is also the planetary ruler of Gemini, helping reveal the connection Alaric and Jo shared. The same planet rules both Jo and Alaric's signs, and they have a mutable modality, suggesting these two understood each other on a fundamental level, establishing a quick intellectual bond. But their bond goes beyond intellect — they are linked spiritually too. Both have suffered many losses in life and they can understand each other.

Libra: Matt Donovan (September 22 - October 23)

Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) is gracious, diplomatic, friendly, and super indecisive. He finds it difficult to pick a side during "The Vampire Diaries," sometimes siding with the supernatural creatures in Mystic Falls and other times hunting them. This indecision and initial avoidance of confrontation are classic Libra behavior. Libra is a cardinal air sign, known for being fair-minded, idealistic people who believe in justice and equality.

Although Matt finds it difficult to pick a side, choosing law enforcement as a career and becoming the sheriff of Mystic Falls is not only perfect for Matt, it is a natural choice for a Libra. He might switch sides occasionally, but his dedication to protecting his hometown and the humans who live there is a constant driving force in his life. Matt always wants to do the right thing, and let's face it, sometimes it's hard to see which choice is the least destructive in "The Vampire Diaries."

Libra's ruling planet is Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Although Matt has been unlucky in love, his desire for companionship is obvious. Relationships are incredibly important to a Libra, so much so that they will center their whole lives around family and marriage. Hopefully, after things calm down in Mystic Falls, Matt will marry a local schoolteacher and get the supportive relationship he always deserved.

Scorpio: Damon Salvatore and Katherine Pierce (October 23 - November 22)

Powerful, brave, and passionate, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) embodies the positive traits of Scorpio — but he also gives in to the more base nature of this sign with bouts of jealousy and violence. Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev), meanwhile, seems to only exhibit the negative traits of Scorpio, proving herself to be jealous, manipulative, and violent. Scorpio is a fixed water sign with a bad reputation. But, just like Damon, Scorpio is misunderstood.

If any zodiac sign were to embody bad boy energy, it's the mysterious and seductive Scorpio. Like Damon, Scorpios are known for being perceptive and intuitive, traits that are linked to Scorpio's water element. Water signs are sensitive, and Scorpios can brood like no one else. Damon reacts with pure emotion, and you never know what he will do next. Despite being a water sign, one must remember the scorpions have armor and a poisonous sting. Scorpios have a fixed modality, bestowing them with abundant determination, bravery, and loyalty. Damon might be a wild card, but he is the person you want fighting in your corner.

The zodiac signs of Damon and Stefan reveal an interesting connection between these two brothers. Taurus and Scorpio are polar opposites that understand each other on a fundamental level. Both signs have a fixed modality and are known for their passionate, stubborn, and jealous natures. From an astrological perspective, we can totally understand Elena's difficulty in choosing which brother to give her heart to — they are different but similar in many ways.

Sagittarius: Elena Gilbert (November 22 - December 21)

Like Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign known for being generous, idealistic, and curious. Elena has the fiery temperament and warmth Sagittarius gets from its fire element. Fire signs are dynamic, energetic, and passionate. When Damon turns his powerful insight on Elena, he tells her what she wants out of life: To see the world and experience a passionate love that consumes her. Not only was Damon correct about Elena, but he also has Sagittarius pegged.

Despite Elena's big heart, she finds it difficult to commit herself to a relationship, feeling indecisive and restless. This isn't just because choosing between the Salvatore brothers is nearly impossible, it is symptomatic of Sagittarius' mutable modality. Mutable signs are deep thinkers, and they are driven to see the world by their deep curiosity about people and life. Mutable signs are the most open-minded people you will ever meet. Elena is always willing to see the good in people, as reflected in her belief in Damon's inherent goodness despite his many mistakes.

Sagittarius is also linked to the myth of Chiron, the wounded healer, which is an obvious connection to Elena's dream of being a doctor. The signs of Sagittarius and Gemini are each other's polarity, sharing their mutable modality. Elena and Jo connect not only because of their shared interest in medicine and helping people, but also because of their natural understanding of each other's motivations and easy camaraderie.

Capricorn: Liz Forbes (December 21 - January 20)

Capricorns are a cardinal earth sign known for being workaholics. They are drawn to law enforcement because of their black and white thinking and love of order and rules. Liz Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) is the sheriff of Mystic Falls, making her an obvious representation of Capricorn in "The Vampire Diaries." Like the other earth signs, Capricorns are traditional, dependable, and disciplined, traits we see exemplified by Liz.

Signs with a cardinal modality feel the need to take charge of a situation. Liz takes the safety of her citizens seriously and shoulders the burden of being responsible for them with grace. Although it is initially difficult for Liz to wrap her head around the supernatural creatures who live in Mystic Falls, she learns to work with them, establishing friendships with both Damon and Stefan. She proves herself to be a loyal and dependable ally repeatedly.

Capricorns are known for being a little distant and unforgiving, but this is just because they need to establish boundaries to feel safe in the world. This comes from their ruling planet: Saturn. They are all about rules, boundaries, and restrictions, but this doesn't mean Capricorns don't have feelings. In Liz's relationship with her daughter Caroline, we see her softer and more nurturing side. Just because Capricorns are dedicated to their work — as Liz undoubtedly is — doesn't mean they don't love their friends and family fiercely.

Aquarius: Jeremy Gilbert (January 20 - February 18)

Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) is a bit of an outcast in Mystic Falls. Like the fixed air sign Aquarius, Jeremy is rebellious, independent, and temperamental. Jeremy's rebelliousness initially appears to be a typical teen attitude compounded by grief after his parent's death. However, even as Jeremy matures, he is still an independent thinker who walks his own path in life. Like other air signs, Jeremy is curious, perceptive, and clever. Although Elena initially tries to shield Jeremy from the supernatural creatures in Mystic Falls, he discovers their existence all on his own when he meets Anna.

Aquarius has a fixed modality, and Jeremy definitely embodies personality traits associated with fixed signs. Jeremy is loyal, stubborn, and intense. This determination Aquarius is known for can be put to good use once they find something worthy of focusing their time and talents on. Jeremy finally finds purpose when he becomes a hunter. Like Aquarius, finding a cause to fight for brings clarity to Jeremy's life. After dedicating himself to being a hunter and leaving Mystic Falls, Jeremy can finally dump his sullen attitude and find happiness.

Pisces: Bonnie Bennett (February 18 - March 20)

Pisces is a mutable water sign known for being compassionate, intuitive, and wise. Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) loves her friends and is often the one to save the day, even if it means risking herself to protect others. This selflessness is a Pisces trait — Pisces tend to sacrifice themselves for those close to them. As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces are spiritually evolved and connected to the spirit realm, something we see reflected in Bonnie's magical abilities.

Pisces has a mutable modality, making them incredibly open-minded. Early in "The Vampire Diaries," Bonnie doesn't like Damon (his brash attitude and violent tendencies rub her the wrong way), but by the end of the series, Damon is Bonnie's best friend. Bonnie got to know Damon better while they were trapped in the time loop with Kai. They were forced to depend on each other, forging a surprising bond in the process. But when you look at their friendship from an astrological perspective, it isn't that surprising. Pisces and Scorpio are both water signs, and these signs have an affinity for each other.

Water signs are known for being sensitive and nurturing. We see these traits in Bonnie, who is a great friend. She always notices when someone is feeling down and is quick to offer her love and support. Water signs, like Bonnie, use their insight to help others because being of service brings meaning to their lives. Bonnie's gentle and loving nature comes to the surface when she falls in love with Enzo, who is a Cancer. It's no coincidence that the two most important men in Bonnie's life share her water element, giving them a fundamental understanding of each other.

Ophiuchus: Klaus Mikaelson (November 29 - December 17)

While Ophiuchus isn't technically a zodiac sign, it perfectly suits Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), who, as a vampire-werewolf hybrid, is an enigma in the world of "The Vampire Diaries." Magnetic, flamboyant, jealous, power-hungry, and temperamental — these Ophiuchus traits describe Klaus perfectly. Klaus certainly has the magnetism associated with Scorpio and the fire Sagittarius is known for, making him a natural representation of Ophiuchus. This sign would sit between Scorpio and Sagittarius if modern astrologers recognized it as a zodiac sign.

Even the mythology associated with this constellation matches Klaus' personal mythology. Ophiuchus is represented by a man holding a serpent and known as the serpent bearer, Asclepius. In Greek mythology, Asclepius was a demigod who was raised by Chiron and taught the healing arts. Asclepius could bring people back from the dead, thus having power over life and death.

As an original vampire with the werewolf gene, Klaus is a creature of transformation and immortality. Snakes have a symbolic connection to rebirth and transformation in many ancient mythologies. Snakes shed their skin and their venom can kill. Interestingly, Klaus' blood is the antidote to a werewolf's bite (which can kill vampires) and he used his blood mixed with doppelgänger blood in a magic ritual to transform a pack of werewolves into hybrids like himself.