With their birthday falling on 1st April, did you know this would make Fred and George Weasley both Aries? But is our favourite mischievous duo anything like their 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 Aries season, we’re looking at our favourite pair of pranksters, Fred and George Weasley. Of course, any similarities may be a total coincidence. We’ll leave that up to you to decide. Why not share this with your Aries friends and see what they think?


Fred and George, driven? The pair that permanently left Hogwarts on the back of two broomsticks before they hit their seventh year? The pair that left a swamp of chaos as their parting gift? Yep, those are the two we mean. We’ll happily tell you why…

Aries are known to be highly motivated individuals. They have an intense desire to succeed and hate to be bored. As such, they are confident ‘doers’ who believe in taking action and think they can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. That sounds an awful lot like Fred and George.

This was the pair who created a highly successful business during their time at school. Granted, it involved some product testing in the Gryffindor common room… and a few students may have suddenly transformed into canaries. However, there’s no doubt that Fred and George’s business became a major success. When Voldemort returned to power and other shops in Diagon Alley shut, they remained open and thriving. Amidst the dark they were a colourful beacon of joy, and it was only possible thanks to the Weasley twins’ hard work and innovation (plus Harry’s helpful investment).

Positive outlook on life

The Weasley twins were not the ‘glass half-empty’ type. In fact, we would go so far as saying that they were natural optimists with a knack for finding the joy in the mundane. This is a common trait amongst those born under the Aries star sign… They go through life with unparalleled joie de vivre and a sense of optimism that others are drawn to.

Think back to the start of Deathly Hallows when Harry and the other seven Potters were attacked by a flock of Death Eaters and George lost his ear. Most people would obviously be devastated and would act that way. What did George do? The moment he woke up, he made a joke. He didn’t moan or complain – he just told Fred he felt ‘saint-like’ thanks to the fact he was now ‘holey’. It might not have been his best joke (in his defence he had literally just been unconscious) … but it does speak to his unwavering positive attitude.


Aries are the first sign of the zodiac and as such they demonstrate the confidence and self-assuredness that an alpha of a pack should have. People have even questioned whether this star sign can be too confident. We think this self-belief is a trait you can see in Fred and George. As Ginny Weasley pointed out, growing up with the twins meant ‘that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’

Fred and George certainly seemed to live by that motto. For example, do you recall when Fred asked Angelina Johnson to the Yule Ball like it was no big deal? Ron and Harry had been panicking about dates for weeks and he made it look so easy! Then there was the confidence both twins had when placing a bet with Ludo Bagman. When he didn’t pay up they were unafraid to chase him – despite the fact he was a head of a Ministry department. And who could forget their total conviction that they had managed to come up with a plan to fool the Age Line around the Goblet of Fire? Fred and George were certainly no wallflowers and quite frankly, their confidence was something to be admired.


One thing you will notice about your Aries friends, is that they love to win. Whether you’re playing a game of monopoly or participating in a pub quiz, they just have to be number one. This is partly because they are one of the fire signs, who are known to be passionate, assertive and competitive.

We think you can see this streak in Fred and George. Yes, they were the class clowns who lived for fun, but just wait until you saw them on the Quidditch pitch. There they were two talented Beaters who would fight tooth and nail for Gryffindor victory. They might have rolled their eyes at Oliver Wood’s pep talks but they took this game seriously. Remember when they found out that Harry was the new Seeker on the Gryffindor team? They were so excited to have a fresh chance at winning the Quidditch Cup… and were probably quite excited at the thought of beating Slytherin too.

Strong sense of adventure

Those who fall under the Aries zodiac sign are known to be the adventurous type – particularly if that adventure involves a little frisson of danger. For an Aries, staying at home and doing nothing is their worst nightmare. So, why not follow their impulses? Fred and George certainly did. Like others with this star sign, they were both spontaneous, fun and would never allow themselves to be bored.

You could say that they were two of the most mischievous students to ever walk the halls of Hogwarts! Can you imagine them flying under the radar and seeking an easy life? No? Us neither. Whether they were setting off fireworks to rattle Umbridge, using the Marauder’s Map to sneak out of school or doing anything that made Filch a quivering ball of rage, they were always on the lookout for that new and exciting escapade.