What's your sign?

Nadia Almahdi  //  Sep 19, 2014

What's your sign?

On 9/22, we say goodbye to summer, and on 9/24 we head in to a new zodiac: Libra! To celebrate, we've put together some literary horoscopes. See what's in your book future and see which literary characters share your sign!

(BONUS: We learned about the constellation Libra during the Summer Reading Challenge. If you missed it, you can check out this video from NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin!)


Aries - March 21 - April 20

It’s a good time to break out of the norm. Don’t be afraid of something new! Ask a friend to suggest book that is completely different from your usual pick. Change will open doors for you, so you should embrace it. 

  • Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling):  4/1
  • Pigeon (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems): 4/1
  • Stacey McGill (The Baby-Sitters Club series, by Ann M. Martin): 4/3


Taurus - April 21 - May 21

Think back to a book you started but never finished because you were too busy. Now is the perfect time to give it another go. Don’t use home distractions as an excuse to procrastinate. Instead, head to a coffee shop, library, or another quiet place to read. 

  • Princess Mia Thermopolis (The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabot)
  • Mallory Pike (The Baby-Sitters Club series, by Ann M. Martin) :5/2
  • Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins): 5/6
  • Bad Kitty (Bad Kitty series, by Nick Bruel): 5/13


Gemini - May 22 - June 21

You’re a social butterfly, frequently surrounded by friends, but don’t forget to make time for yourself. Don’t worry about FOMO. Start a new book and persuade a friend to do the same, and set a date to chat about it. It’s a perfect opportunity to show off your wit, spend time with a friend, and catch up on the latest news. 

  • Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield (Sweet Valley High series, by Francine Pascal): 6/13


Cancer - June 22 - July 22

Now’s your chance to strengthen the bonds and reconnect with friends and family who were not around over the summer. Host a book swap party for friends by telling everyone to bring a book they’ve read. Have everyone wrap it and do a grab-bag or play Yankee Swap. Everyone will appreciate the boost of emotional support...and the new book. 

  • Gloriana June Hemphil (Glory Be, Augusta Scattergood): 7/4
  • Dr. John H. Watson (Sherlock Holmes series, by Arthur Conan Doyle): 7/7
  • Claudia Kishi (The Baby-Sitters Club series, by Ann M. Martin):7/11


Leo - July 23 -August 21

Next time you see someone reading a book you’ve read or are interested in reading, let your confidence shine and start a conversation with them. Don’t underestimate the power of networking. You never know what will come from this connection, socially or professionally. 

  • Harry Potter (Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling): 7/31
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan): 8/18
  • Kristy Thomas (The Baby-Sitters Club series, by Ann M. Martin):8/20


Virgo - August 22 - September 23

Big changes lie ahead, so it’s not the time to dwell on the past. Clearing out clutter in your life will help you move forward, so start with a book purge. Take books you’ll never read and/or books you’ve already read and probably will never pick up again. Donate them to a local school or library. If you start to feel overly nostalgic, focusing on others who will benefit from those books will help you stay motivated. 


Libra - September 24 - October 23

If you’re looking to expand your network, join a book club. Everyone is still in the back-to-school spirit, so finding a group won’t be difficult. When discussing a polarizing book, members will appreciate your ability to bring harmony to a sticky situation. 

  • Snoopy (Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz) : 10/2
  • Abby Stevenson (The Baby-Sitters Club series, by Ann M. Martin): 10/15


Scorpio - October 24 - November 22

Read a book you know nothing about. Go to a library or book store and wander around a random section until something catches your eye. Don’t overthink it. Your instincts are usually right and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you find. 

  • James Bond (James Bond series, by Ian Flemming): 11/11
  • Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl series, byCecily von Ziegesar):11/15


Sagittarius - November 23 - December 22

Channel your positive energy into your creative side. When you finish reading your next book, make a dish inspired by it. Try making something based on the setting or something the characters ate. Reach out to your circle of friends and have a book-themed potluck. You’ll feel enlightened by their new ideas. 

  • Bill Weasley (Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling): 11/29
  • Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather, by Mario Puzo): 12/7


Capricorn - December 23 - January 20

It’s a good time to start a home project. Reorganize your bookshelf, but don’t forget to balance work and play. If you usually sort book alphabetically, try something fun, like organizing them by height or color. Patience and persistence is what you do best, so keep going until you’re satisfied with the results. 

  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes series, by Arthur Conan Doyle): 1/6
  • Severus Snape (Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling): 1/9


Aquarius - January 21 - February 19

You may notice people around you making changes in their lives and trying new things. Don’t be a spectator - get involved! Investigate the possibilities of doing something for others. Find a way to give back, like volunteering to read to kids at an after-school or library program.

  • Lily Potter (Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling): 1/30
  • Dawn Schafer (The Baby-Sitters Club series, by Ann M. Martin): 2/5
  • Clifford (Clifford series, by Norman Bridwell): 2/14


Pisces - February 20- March 20

Reconnect with your inner-child. Reread a book you loved as a child. Whether it’s a picture book or a chapter book, rereading it with an adult perspective will enlighten you or solve a problem that’s been bothering you. 

  • America Singer (The Selection, by Kiera Cass): 2/26
  • Aragorn (Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien ): 3/1
  • Ron Weasley (Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling): 3/1