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Published on Feb 13th 2019
Certain Harry Potter characters tend to speak to us – and for a lot of us, that character is the clever and capricious Luna Lovegood. If you’re a Luna fan, see if you can tick off all of these typical Lovegood qualities.

1. Daydream – constantly

Life can be awfully dull sometimes. But thankfully, us Luna fans, we can create a far more interesting time of it in our minds. Just be careful to remember that reality is still going on without us, and we may be liable to miss our stops on various trains and buses as a result. But it’s usually worth it – and it’s fun to explore new places, right?

2. Embrace the more innovative sides of fashion

Jackets? Boring. Hats? Boring. Unless they look like giant lion heads, obviously. And regular jewellery that isn’t constructed out of Butterbeer corks? Forget it. A typical Luna Lovegood supporter knows all too well that fashion is an art-form and therefore is a medium to apply creative license. Luna fans tend to be artistic folks with a flair for the inventive, and Luna is very much our style icon as a result.

3. Stop worrying so much

This is certainly something that’s easier said than done, but our Luna manages to excel in indifference with aplomb. If you consider Luna your life inspiration, try and let go of your concerns if, say, you lose your keys.

Don’t worry, they’ll come back, they always do in the end.

4. Come out with unexpected gems of wisdom

Do you tend to find people create certain perceptions of you and don’t take you seriously sometimes? Ah, happens to the best of us.

Our Luna certainly faced this issue once or twice, being dubbed ‘Loony Lovegood’ by fellow Hogwarts classmates and all, but the young Ravenclaw was far wiser than her peers gave her credit for.

In a moment of crisis during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Luna was able to calmly solve the riddle to enter the Ravenclaw common room, so Harry was able to find the Grey Lady – who held the mysteries to one of the final Horcruxes.

‘What came first, the phoenix or the flame?’
‘A circle has no beginning,’ Luna reasoned. See – all that daydreaming is basically just brain exercise.

5. Always see the positive side of life

When speaking of her late mother or even trapped in the Malfoy Manor basement, Luna was always able to find a bright side to the situation. Despite her mum dying in an awful accident, Luna simply admits that, ‘yes, it was rather horrible’, but ‘I’ve still got Dad. And anyway, it’s not as though I’ll never see Mum again, is it?’.

So, when facing hard times in your own life, no matter what you believe, know that Luna deals with her own tragedies with this optimistic mindset that we can all be inspired by. It’s sometimes tough, but Luna proves that we can tackle anything if we really put our minds to it.

6. Say it how it is

‘You went to the Yule Ball with Padma Patil,’ said a vague voice. Everyone turned to look at Luna Lovegood, who was gazing unblinkingly at Ron over the top of The Quibbler. He swallowed his mouthful of Frog.
‘Yeah, I know I did,’ he said, looking mildly surprised.
‘She didn’t enjoy it very much,’ Luna informed him.
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Luna doesn’t exactly have a filter when it comes to bringing up awkward topics or elephants in the room. And thank Merlin for that.

If everyone kept everything bottled up all the time, we’d probably never address anything. The world needs people like Luna to break the tension – even if it causes the tension in the first place. As Luna devotees, we must follow gallantly in her footsteps and be honest! It is our civic duty as Lovegood aspirants.

7. Worry about the constant ongoing threat of Nargles

Any Luna Lovegood aficionado knows that Nargles are actually real and we must stay away from mistletoe at all costs, right? Exactly. Whenever will the rest of the world believe us...

How do you channel Luna Lovegood?


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