The start of the new year is always a little frightening. The energy feels more intense than usual, as do the expectations of what the new year will bring us. Oftentimes we try to imagine that a completely different version of ourselves is birthed as we switch from one year to the next, but sadly, this usually doesn’t happen. So this year, we’re trying something new by channeling fierce female TV characters, based on our zodiac signs, to help us get in the 2018 mood.
Instead of trying to be anyone else, we’re looking to these women to inspire us to be our best selves. Because if there’s one thing we’ll always be no matter the year, it’s ourselves — zodiac sign and all. With that being said, we’ve tapped astrologer and founder of The Midheaven, Amelia Quint, to help us find our perfect zodiac sign TV show match.
Whether you’re a Capricorn with a serious knack for getting ish done or a Scorpio who plays by their own rules, we’ve curated a list of characters who will speak to your sensibilities. So go ahead, binge that one television show that always makes you feel like the bad bitch you are. You may even find yourself channeling your favorite character to help make your new year even more spectacular.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)
Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation
Leslie is fierce, organized and powerful. Though things may not always go as planned for her, she handles everything with a smile, and the support of her friends and loved ones. Plus, her character is actually a Capricorn, so you can easily channel her powerful, cooky, and inspiring persona this 2018. Get into character by researching powerful historical women and spend some time at your local park.
2Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
Phoebe Buffay from Friends
Phoebe is dreamy and passionate, not to mention expressive and vocal, much like the sign of the water bearer. Though she may seem out of it, we’d argue that she’s really just seeing things from an unexpected viewpoint. This new year, channel your inner Phoebe by marching to the beat of your own drum. Get into character by getting a massage after a solo coffee date.
3Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
Mindy Lahiri from The Mindy Project
Mindy is bubbly, vivacious, and hilarious. She is sensitive, like you Pisces, and she also knows the key to life is having fun and not taking anything too seriously. Yes, she’s a doctor and she’s analytical, but she’s also playful and fashionable with a knack for dressing well. This new year, channel your inner Mindy by curating a new style for yourself. Get into character by stalking your favorite celebrities while wearing some crazy earrings.
4Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
Olivia Pope from Scandal
Olivia Pope gets things done and she does so with a fierce attitude. It takes a special kind of strength to be the White House Communications Director and a crisis management consultant. In fact, we’d argue it takes some fire, which you definitely bring to the table, Aries. Try channeling Olivia with an outfit that helps you feel like the HBIC, and get into character by declaring what you believe in without apologizing.
5Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl
Blair was probably voted most likely to be Queen of the World, which is a title you’re worthy of, Taurus. You’re ruled by Venus, which is why Blair and her knack for glamour, fashion, and love resonate with you. At times she can be a bit of a control freak — hello, earth sign! — but over time, we watch her grow and evolve. Channel Blair by wearing a headband, and get into character by causing some drama while dating a prince.
6Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
Beverly Hope from AHS: Cult
Beverly Hope is the ultimate double agent in AHS: Cult, in which she plays a reporter who’s always first on the scene of the crime (a crime which she helped commit as a member of a cult). You’re not this evil, Gemini, but you do have many layers, much like Beverly. You can channel her fierce attitude by believing in everything you do. You can also get into character by researching cult leaders of the past.
7Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
Jessica “Jess” Day from New Girl
Jess is quirky, caring, loving, and totally her own person. This is exactly the sort of person you are, too, Cancer. But this new year, we suggest you get even more in your zone by channeling Jess. Yes, she messes up, but she feels deeply and is a great friend (aka the perfect reminder that being sensitive is a gift). In addition to embracing your sensitivity superpower, get into character by laughing a lot and singing instead of talking.
8Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
Karen Walker from Will & Grace
Karen will tell you what she thinks — and that’s a promise. She’s unapologetic, confident, dramatic, and knows what she believes in. In other words, she’s just like you, Leo. Karen loves to be the center of attention and she doesn’t care what you think about it. Channel her by wearing a sultry dress and having a cocktail. Get into character by acting like the queen you are.
9Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
Cristina Yang from Grey’s Anatomy
Just because you’re not known for your emotions doesn’t mean they’re not there, Virgo. Cristina Yang embodies this. Yes, she’s logical, practical, and can be cold at times, but deep down she’s loving and caring. Plus, she’s super smart and a wonderful friend. Channel her by telling your friends how important they are to you, and get into character by doing something you’re passionate about.
10Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
Rebecca Pearson from This is Us
Rebecca Pearson balances all life has thrown at her with a megawatt smile and love in her heart. This is true of you as well, Libra, and we think you could learn something from Rebecca’s constant quest to do what she believes is right. You always move with a sense of purpose and passion, like Rebecca, which is a beautiful thing. Channel her by spending time with loved ones and get into character by spending time with children.
11Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
Jessica Jones from Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones is the anti-superhero superhero we’ve always needed. She’s dark, she’s passionate, and she’s mysterious, not unlike you Scorpio. Jessica does what she wants, when she wants, and she’s commanding and powerful, using her resources wisely (most of the time). Though she’s not perfect, she doesn’t want to be — because sometimes chaos can be a little fun. Channel her by wearing black and have a drink. Get into character by investigating a mystery.
12Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
Rainbow Johnson from Blackish
Rainbow is outspoken and fiery, much like the archer. She truly believes the sky is the limit, and is not worried about other people’s opinions. You have the same sensibility, Sagittarius, setting your third eye to the sky and all her rainbows. Rainbow truly believes we can make the world a better place, which you understand. Channel her by wearing the colors of the rainbow and get into character by being vocal about what you love and hope for.