Have you ever wondered what character from a famous classic novel best represents who you are as a person? No? Well don’t worry; we’re going to tell you anyway. We at The Offbeat love some good literature, and what better way to discover which well-known character represents your personality than through a literary-themed horoscope? So grab your favorite novel, get out your moon chart, and see for yourself: are you a Jay Gatsby or a Sherlock Holmes?

Aquarius: Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye
Eccentric, brilliant, and independent, Aquarius is the perfect fit for the infamous Holden Caulfield. If you’re an Aquarius, you may find yourself wandering the streets of New York City feeling genius, misunderstood, and a little weird. Despite the looks passersby are giving you, Aquarius, don’t worry–you’re onto something. Rest assured, we at The Offbeat are with you: everyone else is a phony and prep school is definitely overrated.

Holden (2)

Pisces: Leopold Bloom from Ulysses
Pisces is a sign rich with both talent and compassion, attributes our favorite rambler from Ulysses shares. When set to it, Leopold Bloom passionately dedicates himself to a cause, and if you’re a Pisces you may find yourself often doing the same thing. Devoting yourself to a cause isn’t the only thing you have in common with Bloom, though, Pisces: you both have a natural talent for artistic pursuits, like music. Sounds like it’s time to move to Dublin and buy some soap!


Aries: Odysseus from The Illiad/The Odyssey
We admit that, technically, The Illiad and The Odyssey are poems, not novels. They’re also two works, not one. But hear us out: Aries, you were made to be an Odysseus. You’re willing to take on any challenge and are considered the strongest of the zodiac signs, and it takes a special sort of strong to head a decade-long war. Be careful, though, Aries: you have a tendency to get a tad proud, which can cause you to lose sight of what’s most important. In other words, get home, Odysseus! Your wife is waiting for you!


Taurus: Jo from Little Women
Taurus, you are kind and dependable, which places you right in the heart of Little Women. But guess what? You’re also stubborn, which makes you uncannily similar to everyone’s favorite March sister, Jo. Though you can be a bit of a control freak, you’ll do anything for your loved ones and your family. Besides, who can blame you for losing patience with the tired expectations set for women? Use that stubbornness and fight for what’s right!


Gemini: Alice from Alice in Wonderland
Alice is a big dreamer and explorer, curious to see as much of the strange wonderland she’s found herself in as possible. Sound familiar, Gemini? You’re known to worry that you won’t have enough time to explore everything, which can lead you to move from one fascinating sight to another without looking back. But the next time you’re getting fed up with a mad tea party, consider staying a while longer. Who knows what you might find when you see your adventures through.


Cancer: Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby
If you’re a Cancer, your biggest strength is your capability for empathy and your trustworthy nature–just like Nick Carraway. You can always be counted on whenever a friend or loved one needs you. However, don’t get too caught up in your loyalty, Cancer; you have a tendency to become too involved in others’ problems and can grow anxious about the past and the future. Go ahead! Spend some time on yourself for once.


Leo: Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden
Let’s face it, Leo: you are totally spoiled. And so is Mary Lennox. You have a hard time not being the center of attention and have trouble not getting what you want. Before making life-lasting friends and creating a beautiful garden, Mary struggles with these issues, too. But Leos are passionate and energetic, and devoting this energy into the garden is what makes Mary a grounded and awesome character. Maybe it’s time to pick up a shovel and get to work.

Mary Lennox (2)

Virgo: Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew series
Often considered the most practical, intelligent sign, there’s nothing than can keep you from using your wits, Virgo. Virgo is sometimes portrayed as a healer, solving any problems that plague the world and bringing peace to broken hearts. Nancy Drew embodies these characteristics like no one else. With not a hair out of place, Nancy routinely employs her intelligence to save the day and bring justice to all. So, Virgo, don’t you have a mystery to go solve?


Libra: Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Libra, you are a balanced individual who takes responsibility for your actions and seeks a fair world, making you a perfect Atticus Finch. You want to improve the lives of those around you, even when the side you support is the unpopular one. Sometimes your motives are clouded by judgment, though, so keep in mind: no one is perfect. Life doesn’t have to be black and white in order to do the right thing.

Atticus Finch

Scorpio: Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby
Scorpio, you like to hide your emotions, suppressing their intensity and depth–classic Jay Gatsby. Not a big fan of sharing secrets, you like to pretend life is more simple and glamorous than it really it is. Just be careful, or before too long you may find yourself staring at a green light all the time, romanticizing the past. This can get awfully dangerous, Scorpio. Sometimes the best plan is being honest with both others and yourself.


Sagittarius: Sal Paradise from On the Road
If you’re a Sagittarius, you’re most likely an inquisitive dreamer who wants to know more about your place in this world. This thirst for answers to philosophical questions places you right in the shoes of Sal Paradise, who spends an entire novel wondering about the same sort of thing. This thoughtful nature drives both Sal and you, Sagittarius, to yearn for travel and exploration as a means to quench your insatiable curiosity about yourself and the world. Maybe it’s about time for a road trip?


Capricorn: Sherlock Holmes from the Sherlock Holmes series
Ah yes, Capricorn: you are the most serious and ambitious of the signs, making you a perfect Sherlock Holmes. You’re an excellent planner and can think twelve steps ahead at all times, often positioning yourself for success. Unfortunately, you can tend to close yourself off from outside help and forget that collaboration is your friend. By letting your friends and emotions be a part of your life, you may find yourself solving the trickiest cases even faster. Why not let Watson answer a couple questions this time?


So, Offbeaters, feel like you’ve finally found your literary soulmate? If not, don’t take offense. Every character is just as crazy as we real-life people are, and it’s this crazy that keeps the world interesting and fun to live in. Whether you’re wandering through a wonderland or crossing the ocean to fight a war, remember that the key to life is being your wonderfully weird self.

Embrace your novel doppelgangers, rant about their idiosyncrasies, and stay weird.

(This post is accredited to our lovely production team member, Paulina Minnebo)

The Zodiac Signs as Classic Novel Characters

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