In-Depth Astrological Analysis of the Four Hogwarts Houses
Another popular form of personality testing is to sort people into the Hogwarts houses made popular from the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling made a considerate effort to employ astrology into her series and upon further studying of the text one can clearly see where astrology comes into play. The elements of fire, earth, air, and water relating to different sets of personality characteristics have been around and used for many years. Astrology. Myers-Briggs. The four temperaments. And now Hogwarts houses. In this article I will attempt to analyze the four Hogwarts houses according to which of the four elements fit them best.
"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;”
This is the fire house of Hogwarts. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are all natural signs that belong to this house. Godric Gryffindor took in students who had brave deeds to their name. Bravery, chivalry, and daring are all traits that are associated with this house. Other traits that belong to the fire signs: leadership, the pioneer spirit, action, idealism, and freedom all find a home in Gryffindor. Gryffindors and fire signs see the good in people. Fire signs have a lot of heart and a lot of passion. Gryffindors are often good at Quidditch, which fits very well with fire because fire is all about physical activity. In the Gryffindor welcome letter on Pottermore, Percy Weasley boasts of Gryffindor being the best house where the bravest and boldest end up. Gryffindor Tower is located high above and the common room has lavish red couches(red is a fire color) and a tremendous roaring fireplace, for all of those fiery students to get inspiration from. The Lion is the symbol of Gryffindor, which coincidentally, is the symbol of the fixed fire sign of Leo. Scarlet and gold are Gryffindor’s colors. Scarlet represents courage, force, passion and heat. Gold represents confidence and winning. Many of the famous Gryffindors are fire signs: James Potter, the Weasley twins, Neville Longtbottom, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, Charlie Weasley, and Bill Weasley.
Other signs good for Gryffindor: Aquarius
"You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;”
Hufflepuff is the earth house, therefore the signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn would fit in very well here. Helga Hufflepuff valued hard work, patience, tolerance and fairness in her students. Pomona Sprout, the current head of house and Herbology professor, is a Taurus. Earth signs are the worker bees of the zodiac and have many traits that Helga prize in her students: endurance, perseverance, dedication, and patience. Many people don’t realize how much Hufflepuffs have and can accomplish, that goes for the earth signs too, because they are so humble. They don’t go around boasting about their accomplishments or talents, simply because they don’t feel the need to. Something interesting to note about Hufflepuffs is they are the only house to stay, virtually to one person, to fight for the wizarding world in Deathly Hallows. Now that’s dedication and loyalty. The Hufflepuff common room is located in the basement, right next to the kitchens. Looking out of the windows gives you a beautiful view of the earth. There are potted plants all over the common room. This all only emphasizes how down-to-earth Hufflepuffs are. The emblem of Hufflepuff is that of the badger. Badgers dig their homes deep into the earth and are fiercely protective of their loved ones. The colors of Hufflepuff are yellow and black. Yellow represents honesty and loyalty, while black(at least in this case) represents the dirt of the earth.
Other signs good for Hufflepfuff: Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces
"Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;”
Ravenclaw is the air house of Hogwarts full of creative geniuses. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are all natural Ravenclaw signs. Rowena Ravenclaw valued intelligence, creativity, and originality. She took students who embodied these characteristics. Flilius Flitwick, the current head of Ravenclaw house and Charms professor, is a Libra. Air signs have many characteristics that Ravenclaws value: curiosity, wit, creativity, intellect, and individuality. Ravenclaw, next to Hufflepuff, is one of the most accepting houses. Well that’s because so many eccentrics get sorted in there! And plus Ravenclaw’s minds are open, just like air signs’ minds are. Ravenclaw has produced many inventors, innovators, and quite a few oddballs. Ignatia Wildsmith was a Ravenclaw and she invented floo powder. Perpetua Fancourt was the inventor of the lunascope. Minister Lorcan McLaird preferred to communicate by puffing smoke out of the end of his wand. Ulric the Oddball wore a jellyfish as a hat. What else do you expect from an air house? Ravenclaw tower is located high above close to the clouds like many of its students heads are. The house’s animal is an eagle. Eagles represent wisdom, creativity, and a connection with higher truths. The eagle soars where others cannot climb. Ravenclaw’s colors are blue and bronze. Blue represents wisdom and intelligence.
Other signs good for Ravenclaw: Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
"Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.”
This is the water house of Hogwarts. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces would all feel right at home here. Salazar Slytherin took in students who had determination, cunning, and ambition. Water signs have many characteristics that Slytherins value: intuition, shrewdness, caution, determination, power and passion. It should be said here that Cancer and Pisces do really fit in well in this house. Cancerians and Pisceans, contrary to popular belief, actually can be quite cunning, determined, and ambitious—perhaps moreso of the Cancer. Slytherins, and water signs, are very loyal to those who are loyal to them. The Slytherin dormitories are located partly underneath the Black Lake which lets these watery folks get back to their roots. From the Pottermore explanation of Slytherin, prefect Gemma Farley says that the Slytherins like to think their commons has the aura of an underwater shipwreck. Underwater creatures sometimes swim by the windows and the sound of the swishing water is very relaxing at night. What is interesting to note here is that while the most well-known Slytherins in the Harry Potter series, Draco Malfoy, Tom Riddle and Severus Snape are not water signs they have a good influence of water in their charts. Draco Malfoy has a Pisces Moon which gives him a soft, sensitive and intuitive side. He also has his Mercury in Cancer which has his emotions rule over his thought processes. Now Tom Riddle has his Sun in Capricorn lying in the 8th house of Scorpio which gives him a Scorpionic element to his personality. Severus Snape’s Moon in Taurus is in the fourth house which gives him a Cancerian bent to his emotions and inner life. Snape’s also got a few planets in the 8th and 12th house giving him even more of a watery persona. Slytherin’s emblem is the snake. Snakes represent cunning, intuition and awareness. Gemma Farley states in the Slytherin welcome letter that, “we’re not bad people. We’re like our emblem, the snake: sleek, powerful, and frequently misunderstood.” The colors of Slytherin are emerald green and silver. Green represents persistence, the business world and prosperity. Silver is associated with prestige, wealth, femininity, determination, organization and deception.
Other signs good for Slytherin: Gemini, Libra, Capricorn
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