“Doubt thou the stars are fire” …and all that.

Hamlet and Astrological Signs

Have you ever attended a play and seen yourself in the character on stage? Do you ever wonder what traits you might share with an esteemed literary character?

Wonder no more!

Keep reading to find out which “Hamlet” character you are based on your astrological sign!

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19

Jeffrey Blair Cornell as Polonius. Photo by HuthPhoto.

Family and friends are important to you. Like Polonius, you would put family above most things, such as when he advises Ophelia to stay away from Hamlet despite the increase in social standing their relationship could give him. At the same time, you care a lot about your work and will put everything into it. Being the best in your position is important to you; you enjoy being needed and you want to achieve great things in life.

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18 
The Gravedigger

Jeffrey Blair Cornell as The Gravedigger. Photo by HuthPhoto.

You are very optimistic. Whether you are enjoying the nice things in life or forcing yourself to complete taxing work, you make the most of the situation. Others might find you confusing at first because you don’t quite fit in the role they would have given you. Like The Gravedigger, you might be described as eccentric. Furthermore, you are happy in jobs that allow you to be alone but you would do just fine in group situations as well. 

Pisces: February 19 – March 20 

Sanjana Taskar as Ophelia. Photo by HuthPhoto.

As a Pisces, you identify the most with Ophelia. She feels things deeply, whether it be love or grief, and knows that emotions are important. You are compassionate and artistic. You’re happiest when you are allowed to express yourself. Sometimes you can’t quite distinguish between fantasy and reality, but that’s only because your mind can come up with such lovely things.

Aries: March 21 – April 19

Heinley Gaspard as Guildenstern. Photo by HuthPhoto.

You are a very creative individual and make quick friends. Once you get started talking and laughing about a memory, you won’t soon stop. You are bold and ambitious and don’t shy away from tough orders. Like Guildenstern, you are no-nonsense. You also likely have a very close friend, one you would put above all others. In Guildenstern’s case, that person is Rosencrantz.
Your sister sign is Libra. 

Taurus: April 20 – May 20 

Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Gertrude. Photo by HuthPhoto.

You aren’t a stranger to liking the finer things in life. Like Gertrude, you know what you want and you aren’t afraid to act a certain way to get it. Others might describe you as elegant in the way you hold and conduct yourself and it’s true; you know your own self worth. You are very intelligent but not in the showy, over the top way that others might be. You would stand out in any crowd.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20 

Tia James as Hamlet. Photo by HuthPhoto.

Like Hamlet, you are more than capable of presenting yourself in multiple ways. People might think that you are a little “out-there” but really you just know what is needed in the moment. You are quick-witted and can often talk circles around the people you’re with. There is a level of playfulness and impulsivity in you; you don’t take yourself too seriously and can sometimes come off as a little…“mad”.

Cancer: June 21 – June 22

Hayley Cartee as Horatio. Photo by HuthPhoto.

Like Horatio, you accomplish the things you set out to do. If you fail, you do so knowing you tried your hardest to succeed. Friends find you very dependable and trustworthy, and often come to you when they need help. You are loyal to a fault, and when something ends badly it can leave you devastated. You are not always the first to act, but when a friend makes a decision, you support them through it. 

Leo: July 23 – August 22

Rasool Jahan as Laertes. Photo by HuthPhoto.

Like Laertes, you are constantly in a quest for knowledge. You love experiencing new things, whether that be something simple at home or a trip to a foreign country (France, anyone?) You’re confident in who you are and like being in the center of things. You are fiercely loyal, however, and if someone you care about comes to harm you will spare no expense to avenge them. 

Virgo: August 23 – September 22

Saleemah Sharpe as Marcellus. Photo by HuthPhoto.

You value hard work and take pride in succeeding at your job. You are quite knowledgeable. Like Marcellus, you are often the first of your group to understand the situation and recognize what is going on. At the same time, if you feel like you are out of your depth you aren’t afraid to bring in others who can help make sense of things.

Libra: September 23 – October 22

Adam Valentine as Rosencrantz. Photo by HuthPhoto.

You care strongly about symmetry and order. Like Rosencrantz, you believe that rules are important and should be followed; you respect positions of power. This can sometimes put you in a tough spot if loyalty contradicts what you are ordered to do. You can be quite charming and charismatic and this leads to you having strong bonds with those you call friends.
Your sister sign is Aries.

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21

Sekou Laidlow as Claudius. Photo by HuthPhoto.

Quick to anger but firm in your beliefs, you are a force to be reckoned with. You can hold a grudge and are not one to forget the past easily. Dreams and aspirations are important to you; you would do anything to reach your true potential. You are very self-assured and quick to think that your perspective is correct, as Claudius often believes. You are fiercely loyal to the people you deem yours, but tend to distrust strangers and outsiders.

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
The Player King

Jeffrey Meanza as The Player King. Photo by HuthPhoto.

You are always on a quest for knowledge, even in the most unsuspecting places, and the creativity of self-expression is important to you. Like the Player King, you believe that there are important things to be learned by art and theater. Your friends would characterize you as hilarious and you think being entertained is extremely important.  

Want to know if you actually ARE similar to the character you just read about? Come see for yourself!

Hamlet” is on stage January 25 – February 19, 2023