We all tend to gravitate to certain Hogwarts Houses over others. Maybe you're a person who is drawn to the daring, chivalrous world of Gryffindor, spending time at Hogwarts hanging out with Harry and his friends in Gryffindor Tower. Perhaps you're a person who would have found a home in Ravenclaw Tower, where you could talk to intelligent people like yourself, like Luna Lovegood and Cho Chang. You might even think Hufflepuff is the place to be and find your second home in the dormitories by the kitchen, hanging out with Cedric Diggory or Nymphadora Tonks. If none of that appeals to you, you'd probably fit in best with the rest of Slytherin House, where you could live under a lake with Draco Malfoy.
Either way—no matter the house—we're all curious where the stars (or Sorting Hat) would place us. So it's time to put on that astrological sorting hat. Here is a prediction of your Hogwarts House according to your zodiac sign. (Make sure to stick around until the end to see some other, weirder ways to figure out your Hogwarts House!)
15 Aries: Gryffindor
Aries is absolutely a Gryffindor House; almost to the point where I honestly don't think there's any other way that could have panned out.
Aries is the leader of the zodiac and the first sign we see when we go through the zodiac, and throughout the story, Gryffindor is the house that gets all the focus. This actually seems true in the world at large, given what we know about the Hogwarts Houses outside of Harry's very limited perspective. Many prominent families seem to end up in Gryffindor, like the Weasleys. Fred and George Weasley, two prominent Gryffindor characters, are also two Aries characters. There's also the association Gryffindor tends to have with fire, which matches up with Aries' fire element. Aries is a Gryffindor because both the sign and the Hogwarts House are known for being inspiring.
14 Taurus: Hufflepuff
Taurus is a Hufflepuff sign for a few reasons. Taurus is a hardworking sign that's more stubborn than many give the sign credit for, which is something that many Hufflepuff signs share. One major thing to keep in mind about the average Taurus is that they're stereotyped to be a lot like the way people think a Hufflepuff is. Many people think the average Taurus is kind of a slacker and likes to eat a lot, which fits in with the common Hufflepuff misconceptions, where people think they're kind of the slacker, miscellaneous house; a place where people who weren't brave, cunning, or smart enough for the other three Houses had to go. That could not be further from the truth.
Taurus is a Hufflepuff sign, yes, but they're a Hufflepuff sign because they fit what a Hufflepuff actually is: hardworking, fair, kind, and patient. The Taurus' good and bad traits put them squarely into Hufflepuff.
13 Gemini: Ravenclaw
Geminis are Ravenclaws because of their quick wit and creativity. Ravenclaws are associated with eagles, which is an animal that lives in the sky. Geminis are air signs, so the symbolism fits really well. On top of that, Ravenclaws are the type to be curious about everything. Ravenclaws tend to be the ones everyone thinks make the best grades in Hogwarts, but given what we know about the story, that's not really what Ravenclaw is about. They're about learning for learning's sake, so they can show what they've learned to other people. Other Hogwarts Houses tend to partake in learning to serve a larger goal, and while that's admirable, that's not really how a Gemini does things. In a very big way, Geminis are the conversationalists of the zodiac who dare to be weird, and no house embodies that better than Ravenclaw.
12 Cancer: Slytherin
Cancer is a Slytherin, which might seem a little weird, but it's the truth. Slytherins are known for being incredibly ambitious, which is something the emotional, family-oriented Cancer isn't known for being. However, Cancers have a stronger inner core that is about as ambitious as any other sign, making them very scary signs when their backs are against the wall. More importantly, it's the Cancer's family-oriented outlook on life that makes them a Slytherin.
Slytherins are extremely loyal, but unlike Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs, who are loyal to a set of ideals or to the world as a whole, Slytherins are loyal to their people and will put their people first above all things. That's something a Cancer will do more often than not. The symbolism of both Cancer and Slytherin matches up as well. Cancer is a Water sign, and Slytherin is associated with water thanks to the lake the common room is under and the water in the Chamber of Secrets.
11 Leo: Gryffindor
Leos are Gryffindors for many reasons, but the first reason we need to get into is that most of the Leos we know in the story are Gryffindors. Harry Potter, Neville Longbottom, and Ginny Weasley are all Leos and Gryffindors, but they're part of the house for different reasons.
Neville is a Gryffindor because of his need to do the right thing and his penchant for standing up for what's right; Whether it's making sure his friends don't sneak out or if it's chopping off Nagini's head.
Harry's a Gryffindor not only because he was brave enough to ask, but because he holds himself to a higher standard of living. Ginny's a Gryffindor because of her specific brand of loyalty; she'll go to bat for you no matter what. They each embody different sides of the Leo personality type. There's also the fact that Leo is represented by the lion, which is a major similarity to Gryffindor.
10 Virgo: Hufflepuff
Virgo is a Hufflepuff sign because of the sign's penchant for being a team player, which is something Hufflepuffs know a lot about. Virgos aren't the sign to do things for the personal glory, or even for any glory at all. Rather, Virgos do things to benefit others: that's what they feel good doing and what they think is the most worthwhile way to spend their time.
Virgos are also the type to work hard in service of their goals, whether it's their own or for the benefit of another person. Hufflepuff is also an extremely underrated house, and in a lot of ways, Virgo is an underrated sign. The personality of the average Virgo isn't the type to demand or command a lot of attention, at least not in the way other signs would, so they tend to be overlooked.
Virgo is also an Earth sign, and Hufflepuff is very much associated with the earth thanks to being the house run by the Herbology professor and the only common room literally buried in the ground.
9 Libra: Ravenclaw
Libras are Ravenclaws because of the way they carefully weigh their decisions and how much they value being wise and clever over anything else. Libras are the type to constantly question themselves and what they believe in. While this can be interpreted as insecurity by other signs (and it can actually be a sign of insecurity in less self-assured Libras), this isn't the reason Libras do this. They want to be sure that every decision they make is the right one and that they aren't making assumptions that will cloud their judgment. They're the type to second-guess their gut feelings and get to the heart of the matter by using their minds. Libras don't just value intelligence, they value wisdom, which is something Ravenclaws know a lot about. Libra is also an Air sign, which fits in well with Ravenclaw's eagle.
8 Scorpio: Slytherin
Scorpios are Slytherins for a few reasons. Scorpios are passionate, cunning, and more than a little intense. Scorpios also have a reputation for being a bit self-destructive, which is something Slytherins know a lot about. Unfortunately, Scorpios tend to get a bad rap for being the "evil" zodiac sign because of their obsessiveness and "any means necessary" attitude. Anyone who knows anything about Hogwarts knows this basically describes the Slytherin experience. This is why I think Scorpios would really find a home in Slytherin because they'd know how it feels to be summarized by your bad traits, rather than by your good ones. This is why the Slytherins we see are so loud and proud about their house. Many Slytherins, like Draco Malfoy or even Severus Snape, are the type to be really prideful because they see the traits of Slytherin as the best traits to have in the world. Scorpios are the same way. They are unapologetically themselves: resourceful, adaptable, and street-smart.
7 Sagittarius: Gryffindor
Rounding out the Gryffindor signs is Sagittarius, which belongs in Gryffindor because of their fun-loving, adventure-seeking personalities. Sagittarians are courageous and daring, and they're the type to have a ton of nerve, so they'd find a home in Gryffindor very quickly. Sagittarians are truth-seekers above everything else; everything they do and the adventures they seek out are all in service of finding the truth, the meaning of everything. They go with their gut over any sort of outside reasoning, too.
To a Sagittarius, the truth is the truth. If something is right, it's always right, if it's wrong, it's always wrong. Sagittarians are very smart, but they tend to follow their hearts over their heads more often than not. Sagittarians are also the type to want to be in Gryffindor: the qualities of a Gryffindor would resonate with them and they'd probably ask the Sorting Hat to go there.
6 Capricorn: Slytherin
Capricorns are Slytherins because of their take-no-prisoners attitudes and their limitless ambition. Sorry, Capricorns, but both Voldemort and Snape are Slytherins. However, they're not Slytherins because they're evil. Rather, they're Slytherins because they're free thinkers and are both leaders, something Capricorns are above everything. Capricorns are also hard workers who are constantly looking to surpass themselves. They value cleverness and cunning over book learning because to them, that's how you get ahead. Capricorns are the types to bury themselves in their work, where they feel most in their element. This lines up nicely with the Slytherin characters we see. For example, Snape seems happiest when he's making Potions or doing magic, not that we really get to see him happy at all. Capricorns have the ambition to rule the world and the skill-set to make that happen, which is a trait that's exclusively Slytherin.
5 Aquarius: Hufflepuff
Aquarians tend to be Hufflepuffs more often than not. I'm an Aquarius myself and I'm also a Hufflepuff, for one thing.
Aquarius tends to be a sign that most people would think lines up best with Ravenclaw or even Slytherin because of the Aquarian's penchant for being a little weird and a person who thinks outside of the box. While that's true and you'll find a lot of Aquarians in Ravenclaw, the reason Aquarius is a Hufflepuff sign is that Aquarius is a sign that cares about people as people. They're the humanitarians of the zodiac. They value people not because they have something to offer, but because they are human, and that quality alone means they have something to offer. Hufflepuffs aren't just what's left behind after the other three houses take their students, either. Hufflepuffs can be just as intelligent as Ravenclaws, ambitious as Slytherins, and brave as Gryffindors, they just see community and loyalty as more important. Aquarius is a sign that operates in the same way.
4 Pisces: Ravenclaw
Pisces is the dreamer house that believes in an idealistic world. That being said, there really isn't such a thing as the average Pisces. Some Pisces' are real sweethearts who are quirky and emotional and tend to get underestimated because of that. Other Pisces people are total savages who are more likely to make you cry than cry themselves. This just goes to show how Ravenclaws tend to have the most diversity in personality in their house.
Some Ravenclaws are daydreamers who care more about learning the things they like, while other Ravenclaws are incredibly ambitious and want nothing more than to be at the top of the class. Pisces' tend to value brains over brawn, which is something most Ravenclaws also believe in. They also tend to be incredibly perceptive about people and situations, showing that they have both mental and emotional intelligence. While not every Pisces is a Ravenclaw, most would find a home there.
3 Hogwarts Houses As Popular Tumblr Text Posts
While we have Pottermore and other tests to figure out where we should go or where the Sorting Hat would sort us, sometimes it's a lot simpler than that.
Tumblr is actually pretty great at summarizing the fundamental differences between the houses pretty well. The site is also pretty great at embodying a feeling or a thought in one sentence. The Hogwarts Houses can be boiled down to a simple interpretation, it just depends on the individual and how they interpret it.
Slytherins are the ambitious ones who will stop at nothing to get what they want for themselves and the people they want. Ravenclaws are the ones who want to learn everything they can as quickly as they can and do their best to live by what they've learned. Gryffindors are the type to want to charge into things, especially the things that matter, but even they know that's not always the best way. As for Hufflepuff, they believe in fairness above everything and all good things come from there.
2 Hogwarts Houses Are Based On What You Value, Not Who You Are
Hogwarts Houses tend to be thought as a way to figure out who people are. That's not the case at all. In actuality, the Hogwarts Houses are all about what you value and how you conduct yourself when the chips are down. If you're a person who believes in doing the right thing above everything else, or a person who tends to march forward into everything you do, not looking back for a second, you're probably a Gryffindor.
If you're a person who values community above all things and tends to handle difficult situations with kindness and hard work, you probably like Hufflepuff best for yourself. If you're a person who is constantly questioning why you think the way you do, or if you're a person who likes to gather knowledge and hone your skills and go about things that way, you might be a Ravenclaw. If you're a person who tends to look out for very specific people and things above everything else, or if you tend to be a chameleon most of the time, you're probably a Slytherin.
1 What The Houses Do
People in Hogwarts Houses tend to be inspired to do different things for different reasons. While there are a lot of ways to figure out what that reasoning is, as we get to know the characters, we realize that they tend to do things for four very specific reasons.
If they're the type to only move forward when they have enough information so that their first move is the correct move, they're a Ravenclaw. If they're a person for whom it matters less how something is done than it is that they do it well and with fairness, they're a Hufflepuff. If they're a person who cares less about how or why something is done, only that it is done— and it works out in their favor, they're probably a Slytherin. If they're a person who tends to do things for the experience and because it'll make a great story, even if it's kind of a dumb thing to do, they're most likely a Gryffindor. We can see people acting this way throughout the Harry Potter saga.
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