With her birthday falling on 13th February, did you know this would make Luna Lovegood an Aquarius? But is the dreamy Ravenclaw anything like her star sign? Is the answer Aquari-yes? Or Aquari-no?

In Harry Potter 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 Aquarius season, we’re looking at the eccentric Ravenclaw, Luna. Of course, any similarities may be a total coincidence. We’ll leave that up to you to decide! Why not share this with your Aquarian friends and see what they think?

A true original

One trait that Aquarians seem to share are their eccentric personalities. They are out-of-the-box thinkers, the ‘mad professors’ of the zodiac, the dreamers – the true originals. You won’t catch an Aquarian following the crowd. As the astrologer Joanna Martine Woolfolk said: ‘(Aquarians) like being different. You not only march to a different drummer, you make up new music as you go along.’ Just like Luna.

Luna was about as unique and eccentric as they come. Her mind worked in a way that was unlike any other. Whilst her friends thought about homework, she was musing over the ‘Rotfang Conspiracy’ (gum disease has never been so dangerous). When her peers were starting to worry about their love lives, she was pondering whether there might be Nargles in the mistletoe. Whilst others might stick to talking about the score and tactics while commentating on a Quidditch match, she found that too mundane – admiring the shape of the clouds was much more fun. And this is just us scratching the surface when it comes to Luna’s eccentricity – nobody else was quite like her.

Won’t compromise on ideals

Now almost on the other side of the coin (or Galleon if you will), Aquarians can be rather stubborn. They might have minds that contemplate grandiose ideas and dreams, but once they settle on an idea, they will not let it go or compromise. On reflection, we think Luna could be a bit like that too.

You might be sceptical, but hear us out, we think you might just agree. If you were to suggest to Luna that the Crumple-Horned Snorkack might not be real (seeing as no one has ever spotted one… or even heard of one to be honest) she would refuse to believe you. In fact, when Hermione tried to do just that, she was met with a withering glare. And even when Luna was informed that the horn she and her father kept in their house had exploded – quite clearly making it an Erumpent horn – she still wouldn’t budge and insisted it belonged to a Snorkack. For Luna, Snorkacks were the hill she was willing to die on and no amount of evidence would ever change her mind.


Truth telling and wisdom

As an Air sign, Aquarians are meant to be great communicators. Combined with their astrological symbol, the Water Bearer, where the ‘water’ being poured by them means truth, those who fall under this star sign are often full of honest and perceptive insights. We think this can be applied to Luna as she too was full of her own unique wisdom. She would often come out with things that demonstrated the keen skills of observation that lay beneath her dreamy façade.

Remember when she managed to sum up Ron in a single statement – casually pointing out that whilst he was funny, he did have a tendency to say unkind things? Such an insight might have made those around her uncomfortable, but she was only speaking the truth.

Then there was her deep understanding of how others viewed her. She knew they saw her as ‘Loony’ Lovegood, but she remained unphased by it. Luna knew exactly who she was and even said to Harry, quite plainly, that she knew other people expected him to have ‘cooler friends’ than her. And whilst that might be the view of her fellow Hogwarts students, if we were to be honest… we don’t think there’s anyone quite as cool as Luna.

Unique fashion sense

As a star sign that prides itself on its individuality, you won’t be surprised to hear that Aquarians are known for their distinct fashion sense. Whether they’re wearing a showstopping hat or the loudest shirt they can get their hands on, their fashion sense is... out there.

Doesn’t that sound like a certain Ravenclaw we all know and love? The radish earrings. The large, colourful Spectrespecs. The cork necklace. All of these helped to make Luna her wonderfully wacky self. We doubt she’d dream of putting on any old jeans and a jumper – why stifle who you are? Luna liked to embrace her eccentricity and didn’t care what others thought. Like the time she wore some super silver spangly robes to a Slug Club party. Others may have pointed and giggled but it didn’t stop Luna from being true to herself.


When thinking about who the kindest characters in Harry Potter were, we’re sure Luna Lovegood is one of the names that pops into your head. Yes, she might be slightly off-the-wall, but she also possessed one of the most genuine and decent souls. There are definite parallels here with the Aquarius star sign. Some astrologers have even said Aquarians are among the kindest people in the world and you would be hard pushed to find a finer friend.

There were plenty of examples of Luna being just that. When Hermione was upset at Ron and Lavender being together, she comforted her. When Harry was struggling in the aftermath of Sirius’ death, she talked to him and lessened the ‘terrible weight in his stomach’. When Dobby died, she was the one to reach out and close his eyes – an act of kindness and respect that many witches and wizards wouldn’t have afforded a house-elf. While Aquarians can be stubborn and can live in their heads, like Luna, they are also compassionate people with no malice in their hearts.