If you’ve ever wondered if you share something in common with your favorite authors, look no further than the stars! Here is a full breakdown of all your favorite authors and their zodiac signs. Who shares your sign?
Aries: March 21 – April 19
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As the first zodiac sign, Aries are known to be energetic, dynamic, and, at times, turbulent. As one of the most active signs, Aries are always the first to take action and are pros at multitasking. Aries aren’t afraid of a challenge and are always willing to fight for their goals. This fire sign walks head first and always with a brave face.
Despite having a traumatic childhood, poet and author Maya Angelou forged on to become one of the most distinguished writers adored by many. She was motivated by established African American writers, whom she befriended, to pursue a writing career. In addition to writing, Maya Angelou has acted in musicals, tried her hand at directing movies, and wrote and produced a documentary. A remarkable and unwavering woman, she was beloved by many. Her most notable works include I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, And Still I Rise, and On the Pulse of Morning.
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
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The ever-practical Taurus feels the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty. They always have both feet on the ground and need to see a project all the way through. Whether you view it as stubbornness or commitment, a Taurus will always see things through to the very end. Though a Taurus can be materialistic, they are the most loyal of the signs and are the voice of reason in any situation. A Taurus will always be there for the ones they love.
The world’s most famous playwright and writer, William Shakespeare was a Taurus himself. In true Taurus fashion, Shakespeare wrote plays in the genres of comedy, tragedy, history, and romance. A committed writer, Shakespeare wrote thirty-eight plays and 154 sonnets. A few of his most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream among many others.
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
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The two-faced Gemini is expressive and quick-witted. They can be sociable and fun, but quickly change to being serious and restless. A twin sign, Geminis are always looking for new friends, mentors, and colleagues. They are extremely versatile and open minded, making them excellent artists and inspiring writers.
American poet, journalist, and humanist Walt Whitman was a Gemini. He was especially known for his mastery of free verse and his approach to transcendentalism and realism. His first major work Leaves of Grass was criticized for its sexual theme and “obscene” nature, while others praised the work for its ingenious use of free verse. In true Gemini fashion, Whitman continued to revise and expand upon this work until his death. Other famous works of Whitman include O Captain! My Captain!, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, and Song of Myself.
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
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One of the most challenging zodiac signs to get to know, Cancers are deeply intuitive, emotional, and sensitive. They are highly sympathetic and become attached to those they care about. Cancers are typically guided by emotion and follow their hearts, often making it hard to fit into the world around them. Cancers benefit from love, peace, and stability in their lives.
English novelist, essayist, and journalist George Orwell is a classic Cancer. Guided by feelings of sympathy and very much attuned to his and others’ emotions, he was very receptive to external impressions which is evident in his work. When first writing, he took on the pseudonym George Orwell because he did not want to embarrass his family. His most famous novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four are revered as the sharpest satirical fiction of the twentieth century.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
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Leos are natural born leaders. They are funny, creative, and confident. They are able to achieve anything they set their minds to. The fiery Leo loves to have a good laugh and often will take initiative when solving complicated problems. Fearless in nature, Leos always walk with their heads held high.
Trailblazing Leo J.K. Rowling changed the world of literature as we know it with her Harry Potter series. With a movie-worthy rags to riches story, J.K. Rowling is one of the world’s bestselling authors with her whimsical franchise loved by many. After initially facing rejection from twelve publishers, Rowling never gave up and finally had her first book of the series Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone published in 1997. Other works of Rowling’s include The Casual Vacancy and the Cormoran Strike series (under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith).
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
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Virgos are one of the most organized signs, always paying attention to the smallest details. Because of their practical and critical nature, Virgos often appear as lacking the ability to express themselves. While they may put on a stark face to the outside world, many Virgos have clear goals with defined borders in their minds leading them to be highly motivated individuals. Many Virgos have a well-developed sense of speech and writing, leading many born under this sign to pursue a career in writing and journalism.
One of the greatest horror writers of our time Stephen King was born under the Virgo sign. He loved to read horror stories and after reading H.P. Lovecraft’s stories, King realized his life calling. It is also believed that King witnessed the traumatic death of a friend as a child, though he does not remember the incident, and many believe this influenced several of his darker works. Some of King’s most notable works are Carrie, It, and The Shining.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
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The airy Libra seeks peace and balance within their lives. They are fascinated by symmetry and are always in pursuit of justice and equality. Libras are ever inspired by good books and good discussion. There is an element of insecurity within Libras and they often struggle to make decisions. They seek to enrich their lives with art, music, and beautiful places.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, F. Scott Fitzgerald was Libra-born. He excelled at writing from a young age and had a keen eye for detail. He would go on to publish numerous short stories and novels and his fellow writers often praised him for the quality of his work. He also was somewhat of a poet making him quite the versatile literary genius. Some of his most famous works include The Beautiful and the Damned, The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, and Tender is the Night.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
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The secretive Scorpio is passionate and determined. They always strive to get to the heart of the truth and are unwaveringly resourceful. Scorpios tend to put on a mysterious front and are always calm and collected. Those that are Scorpio-born tend to have a deep understanding of the universe and are very dedicated to what they do. Some say they are natural leaders because of their dedication and passion.
Writer and activist Margaret Atwood is a true Scorpio. From a young age, Atwood decided to pursue writing and her work often has a strong impact on readers, forcing them to think about the connection between reality and fiction. Her work often features strong, female characters set against a historical or scientific background. Her work has had a profound effect on society and she is able to seamlessly connect her fictional characters with the emotions of readers. Her unique style and wide range of work make her an important literary leader and cultural commentator. Among Atwood’s most famous works are The Handmaid’s Tale, The Circle Game, Life Before Man, and The Edible Woman.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
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Energetic and open-minded, Sagittarius born tend to be the traveler of the signs. Sagittarius-born are extroverted and optimistic and will do anything to achieve their goals. Sagittarius signs often have a great sense of humor and a strong desire to express themselves freely. They want to experience as much of the world as possible and will do whatever it takes to achieve this.
Sagittarius-born C.S. Lewis is most famous for his children’s fantasy novels beloved by many. Hailed as the “Father of Modern Fantasy,” Lewis is known for writing on a diverse range of topics and genres. Lewis’ Sagittarius nature goes hand in hand with his passion for writing fantasy novels. Some of his well known works are The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, and Miracles.
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
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Serious by nature, the Capricorn sign represents time and responsibility. Another practical and grounded sign, Capricorns are masters of self control and are able to make solid, realistic plans. At times, Capricorns can be cold and stubborn and have trouble accepting things outside of their norm. They are able to make the most out of the material world and use their experience and expertise to rise to the top.
Capricorn Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer known for his mysterious, Gothic tales. He is often credited with inventing the detective-fiction genre and was one of the earliest authors to write in the form of short stories. He also was an early contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction. Poe’s most famous works include The Raven and Annabel Lee.
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
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The ever eccentric Aquarius loves to help others, while still marching to the beat of their own drum. Aquarians see the world as a place full of possibilities and are able to easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them. Aquarians are progressive thinkers and need mental stimulation and the freedom to express themselves.
English author and novelist Virginia Woolf was a true Aquarian, known as a pioneer of modernism and feminist texts. She was an innovator of English literature who loved to use experimental language and had a passion to find a new narration style, which gave rise to a unique combination of poetry and prose. Woolf’s famous works include To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and her essay, A Room of One’s Own.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
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The friendly Pisces is known for their selfless nature and understanding of the life cycle. They are able to easily connect with others on an emotional level and are known to be the most tolerant of all the zodiac signs. Pisces-born tend to be highly empathetic, wise, and never judgemental. People born under the Pisces sign are more intuitive than others and often have great artistic abilities.
Author and cartoonist, affectionately known by his pen name Dr. Seuss is one of the most notable Pisces authors. His talent for drawing whimsical creatures and creating rhyming tales began at an early age and later would capture the interest of children all across the world. Today, Dr. Seuss books are a childhood staple and his whimsical tales even stick with us as we enter adulthood. His most famous works include The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Green Eggs and Ham.
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