With his birthday falling on 5th June, did you know this would make Draco Malfoy a Gemini? But is this slippery Slytherin anything like his star sign? Let’s find out…

In Harry Potter’s world, there’s Divination, Astronomy and prophecies – all used to make sense of the mysteries of the universe and the great beyond. But what about astrology? We know Professor Trelawney did touch upon it, but do any of our favourite characters happen to display personality traits that are unique to their star sign?

Well, we thought it would be fun to find out! As it is Gemini season, we’re looking at Harry’s arch-nemesis (if you don’t include Voldemort), Draco Malfoy. Of course, any similarities may be a total coincidence. We’ll leave that up to you to decide. Why not share this with your Gemini friends and see what they think?


According to astrologers, Geminis are governed by the planet Mercury, which means communication is key to this sign. Specifically, Geminis are known to have the gift of the gab. They can be charming, they love a good gossip and are known to be quick-witted. In fact, out of all the zodiac signs, you’d be inclined to think that theirs is the mind that moves the fastest.

Draco Malfoy wasn’t up there telling ‘knock knock’ jokes but he did have a sharp wit. He came up with some incredible zingers during his time at Hogwarts. However, sometimes a Gemini’s quick wit can turn into a sharp tongue, Malfoy certainly fell into this trap. His barbs were nearly always unkind. Like the time he insulted Ron’s dress robes. Saying they were fashionable in about 1890? Funny but mean. Or when he told Goyle that if he was any slower, he would be going backwards? Inspired but cruel. But one thing is certain, Malfoy had a way with words.

Jack of all trades

Geminis are often quick to pick up new hobbies or skills. They tend to demonstrate some knowledge on a wide range of subjects rather than an incredibly deep knowledge of one. The astrologer, Joanna Martine Woolfolk, has even referred to them as a ‘mental magpie’ as they pick up information, gossip and titbits of knowledge before moving onto the next shiny thing. This is partly fuelled by their endless curiosity and desire to always learn more.

Malfoy was certainly a man of many talents, so we can see how this applies to him. He took on many roles during his time at Hogwarts. He was the Seeker on the Slytherin Quidditch team – armed with a whole heap of Nimbus 2001s. He relished being a member of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad… in fact, he loved it far too much. Then there was his role as Prefect, another job in which he did not use his power for good. Malfoy was nothing if not versatile.


Ok, Malfoy might not have had the intellect of Hermione Granger or Albus Dumbledore, but we do think that he was one clever cookie, and we’ll happily explain why. Incidentally, intelligence happens to be a key trait of many Geminis.

According to astrologers, Geminis are Air signs, and they are typically associated with the mind. Because of their intelligence, Air signs like to be intellectually stimulated and challenged. This goes hand-in-hand with the curiosity often demonstrated by Geminis who are always seeking to learn more.

How does this apply to our snarky Slytherin? Well, firstly we believe that Malfoy often kept just how smart he was quiet. However, if you dig a little there are plenty of examples that speak to his brainy disposition. Malfoy was only one of a handful of students to get an ‘Outstanding’ on his Potions O.W.L., enabling him to take it at N.E.W.T. level. He came up with the scheme of sneaking a bunch of Death Eaters into Hogwarts via the Vanishing Cabinet – even fixing the broken cabinet himself. While this was no doubt a dastardly scheme, it did speak to his cleverness and his intellectual curiosity. Finally, Draco was a talented Occlumens who could shield his mind from powerful wizards like Snape. These are just a handful of examples, there are many more that demonstrate the intelligence associated with this star sign.


If you’re looking for a star sign that is known for its spontaneity, then you need look no further than a Gemini. They hate routine and monotony and like to jump from adventure to adventure. If you want a friend who is willing to join you on a last-minute holiday, then we suggest cosying up to a Gemini – they’re all about vibes over plans.

While their spontaneity speaks to their often fun-loving nature, it can tip over into impulsivity and this is where we see the connection to Draco Malfoy. Remember the first Care of Magical Creatures lesson in Prisoner of Azkaban? Despite warnings on how to approach a haughty Hippogriff, Malfoy did not listen. He allowed his annoyance at Harry being the star of the show to cloud his judgement and suffered the consequences. If he had thought things through, rather than acting on a whim, it might have saved him a trip to the hospital wing.


Geminis are known for their ability to adapt and change to any given situation. The symbol for this particular zodiac sign is the twins, which speaks directly to the duality of their personality. Unfortunately, because of this changeability, Geminis have earned the unfair reputation of being two-faced. When really, it is more that this sign is a chameleon, able to adapt to what the situation demands.

Now we think this chameleon-like ability is something that Draco Malfoy demonstrated. He was a person with many different masks. There was the Hogwarts bully, the devoted son, the social climber, the star of the Slytherin common room, the Death Eater and the father – the list goes on and on. Ultimately, Malfoy was shrewd and had the ability to mould himself to fit the role he needed to play at that exact moment.