HBO’s dystopian teen drama Euphoria offers insight into the harsh realities of contemporary teenagers. As Euphoria‘s best quotes exemplify, the characters are growing up in a world that millennials only saw a glimpse of. Relationships are highly transactional, defined by casual sex, trading nudes, and the internet. Gen-Z has a reputation for being more experimental, expressive, intuitive, and individualistic, which is highlighted both by Euphoria‘s characters and cinematography.
If Euphoria as a whole could be a zodiac sign, it would be a Sagittarius. Gen-Z shares a Pluto in Sagittarius, which is what makes these freedom-loving teenagers so artistic, blunt, and spontaneous. Each character brings something unique to the table, though. Some spit fire, while others prefer to keep to themselves.
Updated on August 19th, 2021 by Kevin Pantoja: One of the main things that has made Euphoria such a success since it premiered is the diverse cast of characters. Each of them is flawed, seems to have a tragic backstory, and handles almost every situation in a way that usually makes things worse. Their complex nature makes them relatable to the viewing audience at home who may see similar traits to their zodiac signs in these characters.
12 Aries: Maddy Perez
Fiery, passionate, and outspoken, Maddy represents the unapologetic and chaotic Aries energy. In fact, Maddy’s quotes on Euphoria alone show that this girl is direct, but also a little bit reckless. She’s not the type who thinks before she acts.
When Nate brought another girl to the dance to provoke Maddy, she didn’t turn the other cheek, but decided to dance with another guy right in front of him. Aries natives show love in aggressive and contradicting ways, just like Maddie.
11 Taurus: Fezco
The sure-footed drug dealer the audience all grew to love definitely acts like a Taurus. Fezco loves his family and his friends, and it hurts him to see them struggling.
Fezco is one of Euphoria‘s most likable characters because he is loyal, grounded, and reliable. If he truly is a Taurus, though, it is very unlikely he will alter his career path in season 2, since the Bull is extraordinarily hard to change.
10 Gemini: Cal Jacobs
Geminis are known for their playfulness, flexibility, and intelligence. Just like Cal Jacobs who leads a double life in order to feel good about himself, they tend to get bored really fast.
These airy creatures are the masters of pretending and lying; they can adapt to all kinds of situations. Mr. Jacobs lacks most of Geminis’ unconcerned approach to life, though. It’s safe to say that he feels caged by his family, which is something Geminis can relate to.
9 Cancer: Cassie Howard
Cassie’s story was thoroughly explored in “The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed”. Even though she is more than just a pretty face, she is often reduced to her looks. For the most part, she is the most feminine and sensitive of the cast, which makes her a typical Cancer.
Cancer is the sign that represents home, roots, and mothers — themes that were very much highlighted in Cassie’s arc. She’s a sympathetic character and part of the reason is that she feels deeply like most Cancers.
8 Leo: Nate Jacobs
Nate Jacobs definitely enjoys somewhat of a regal status in his community, but that’s not the only thing that makes him a Leo. A Leo’s biggest flaw is their pride and Nate will do anything to protect his reputation and status, which turned him into somewhat of a dangerous character.
Nate is always calm and collected, but he makes sure to compliment ladies on their looks even if it comes from a pretty gross place. Deep down, he yearns for love and admires ambition in people.
7 Virgo: Rue Bennett
The show’s narrator was born three days after 9/11, which makes her a Virgo. Most people know Virgos as analytical busy bees and due to their perpetually busy brain, little Rue ended up on medication at a very young age. Zendaya is a Virgo as well, so it’s no wonder that she breathed life into this earthy and self-critical character with such nuance.
6 Libra: Chris McKay
If Cassie is a water sign, McKay is an air sign; these two typically don’t have much in common, even though there is no denying they care about each other. Libras represent partnership and balance.
McKay is one of the rare guys in the show who are not total commitment-phobes, but reality fails to meet his impossibly high expectations and ideals about what a relationship is supposed to look like.
5 Scorpio: Kat Hernandez
Kat Hernandez’s MBTI® is ISFP: indeed, she is intuitive, introverted, and highly creative. This girl is also incredibly private and likes to keep things to herself. Ultimately, Kat is definitely a Scorpio. Here are some tell-tale signs: her dominatrix outfits, the compliments she receives when it comes to sex, and her popular fan fiction.
When Kat saw Ethan talking to an attractive girl, she shut down and was mean to him because she was afraid of getting hurt. Her emotions run deep, but she won’t let them show as a sign of weakness.
4 Sagittarius: Ali
The stereotypical Sagittarius native is loud, optimistic, and adventurous, but these fiery creatures are actually also the biggest philosophers of the zodiac. Rue’s sponsor Ali has a wild past, but he has since turned into a brutally honest intellectual.
In the Christmas special, Rue and Ali were sat in the diner for almost an entirety of the episode, discussing the harsh realities of drug addiction. Since the Archer is also known as the zodiac’s best conversationalist, it’s only fair that Ali takes the spot as the show’s most prominent Sagittarius.
3 Capricorn: Lexi Howard
Lexi is Rue’s childhood best friend, and Virgo and Capricorn definitely make for a great friendship duo. Unlike most other girls on the show, Lexi isn’t preoccupied with popularity, appearances, and glittery makeup.
She is the kind of girl who stays loyal to herself and those she cares for. While other girls saw Halloween as an opportunity to seek validation from others, Lexi dressed as Bob Ross. She’s focused on what makes her happy and works hard to help her friends, like Rue.
2 Aquarius: Jules Vaughn
For the most part, Aquarians are highly individualistic and humanitarian, and they love their freedom above all else. Jules is undoubtedly Euphoria‘s resident Aquarius: her original make-up and her affinity for one-night stands over monogamous relationships are the most obvious traits that support this fact.
In one of the show’s most emotional scenes, Jules sent Rue a text that simply read “I miss you.” A water sign would pour their heart out, but that’s all one might get from an Aquarius: a simple three-word text is the ultimate expression of love and affection in the world of water-bearers.
1 Pisces: Ethan Lewis
Ethan Lewis was fascinated with Kat from the moment he saw her. Pisces are naturally drawn to Scorpios, and Scorpios in return are afraid of the power the last zodiac sign has on them. Kat was shown to somewhat run from the possibility of something serious with Ethan
Ethan is kind, considerate, and in touch with his emotions. He’s not the type who needs to preserve his ego at all costs, but he is prone to having a victim complex.