A grid of 12 rectangles, each featuring a character from a Netflix show with their corresponding zodiac constellation overlaid.

Star Signs

From Beth Harmon to Simon Basset, Queue has horoscopes for all your favorite characters.

19 February 20217 min read

Let’s talk, for a minute, about parallel universes. As you loosen the collar on your work shirt, untie the constricting drawstrings of your below-the-Zoom sweatpants, and grab the remote to catch up with your favorite Netflix shows, you might find yourself wondering: If, in a parallel universe, I met Beth Harmon as a real person in real life, would we be friends? Would we have chemistry on an astrological level?

We spend hours with these characters, we watch them grow and fail and flail and succeed. They become our friends.And what if — stay with me here — a wormhole were to open in the narrative universes of each of your favorite shows, sending characters spiraling through the velvet blackness of space toward each other to meet in the same narrative universe? Would they be friends with each other? If the answers are anywhere, they’re in the stars.


Devi Vishwakumar (played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) smiles in this still from Never Have I Ever. Wearing a white shirt and carrying a backpack, she looks like your average teen, but she’s got chutzpah for days. Over the image is an illustration of Devi’s zodiac constellation.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Devi Vishwakumar
Never Have I Ever

Monomaniacal, rage-filled, and irrepressibly horny, Devi is an Aries for sure. She channels her inner feelings into action and blazes head first toward what she wants. No time for grief. She lives to pursue and to conquer. Acting without thinking isn’t always a great idea! A lesson Devi learns over and over.

Compatibility verdict:
Frustrating, but a friendship nonetheless.


Otis Milburn (played by Asa Butterfield) looks intense in his color-blocked windbreaker in this still from Sex Education. He wears an expression that would make Freud proud. Over the image is an illustration of Otis’s zodiac constellation.

Asa Butterfield

Otis Milburn
Sex Education

Nurturing, empathetic, and in touch with his feelings, Otis becomes a sex therapist to his classmates, although he is a bit of a late bloomer himself. He is realistic but romantic, a loyal and steadfast friend. He is largely unflappable and slow to anger, but his occasional emotional outbursts are tempestuous. (Sigmund Freud was a Taurus — need I say more?)

Compatibility verdict: Bad vibes!


Mildred Ratched (played by Sarah Paulson) looks stern in a precisely chosen coat and hat ensemble in this still from Ratched. We know her star sign, but even we can’t tell you what she’s scheming. Over the image is an illustration of Mildred’s zodiac constellation.

Sarah Paulson

Mildred Ratched

Gemini is associated with siblings, medicine, institutions, and sometimes, when the energy is poorly integrated, sociopathic lying and manipulation. Cerebral and always one step ahead, Mildred Ratched is the ultimate manipulator. Chameleon-like, she is able to manifest ruse after ruse to get what she wants.

Compatibility verdict:
We know how this one works out . . .


Lenore Osgood (played by Sharon Stone) is chic and tremendously camp in this still from Ratched. She wears white gloves that match her platinum bob, plus furs, pearls, and a pair of sunglasses. (But where’s the monkey?) Over the image is an illustration of Lenore’s zodiac constellation.

Sharon Stone

Lenore Osgood

Lenore is nothing if not devoted to her child. She wants to help him so badly that her fixation turns to obsession, and her obsession turns violent. Cancers want to feed and nurture and protect their families at all costs. When this energy is poorly integrated, somebody might lose their head.

Compatibility verdict:
Both ambitious, but probably too different.


Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor) wears the expression of the love-lorn and righteous in this still from Bridgerton. Who in the world do you think she’s brooding over? Over the image is an illustration of Daphne’s zodiac constellation.

Phoebe Dynevor

Daphne Bridgerton

Daphne makes a big impression, whether she’s looking to attract attention or not. Leo is the sign of royalty, and whatever path she ultimately takes, Daphne carries herself with the natural grace of a royal. Deeply loyal to her family, she embodies the warmth, dignity, and dramatic flair of the lion.

Compatibility verdict:
Cheers to the upwardly mobile, although I don’t think these two would see eye to eye.


Cayetana Grajera Pando (played by Georgina Amorós) is all business in her school blazer in this still from <i>Elite</i>. She looks like she gets what she wants. Over the image is an illustration of Cayetana’s zodiac constellation.

Georgina Amorós

Cayetana Grajera Pando

Cayetana wants to be the perfect girl with the perfect life. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to live out this fantasy. Cayetana plays by her own rules and is capable of adapting to new environments. It’s not lying, it’s manifesting, Virgos might insist.

Compatibility verdict:
Cayetana could use a genuine friend like Eric.


 Eric Effiong (played by Ncuti Gatwa) is fabulous in a paisley bandana in this still from Sex Education. Only Eric can make a school backpack into a fashion statement. Over the image is an illustration of Eric’s zodiac constellation.

Ncuti Gatwa

Compatibility verdict:
I do not see it . . .


Vanya Hargreeves (played by Elliot Page) looks like she has all the feelings and secrets worthy of a Scorpio rising in this still from The Umbrella Academy. Over the image is an illustration of Vanya’s zodiac constellation.

Elliot Page

Viktor Hargreeves
The Umbrella Academy

While all the little Umbrella Academy kiddos have the same birthday (October 1, 1989), they each have their own unique rising sign, as evidenced by their vastly different powers. Viktor’s superpower is literally feelings. Deeply emotional at an unparalleled, universe-altering level of intensity, Viktor is sensitive, creative, wounded, and introverted. He wants to be kind, but do not mess with him. This is not a drill.

Compatibility verdict:
Viktor could benefit from Emily’s confidence vibes.


Emily Cooper (played by Lily Collins) is ready to conquer the world in her checkered coat and beret in this still from Emily in Paris. Over the image is an illustration of Emily’s zodiac constellation.

Lily Collins

Emily Cooper
Emily in Paris

Emily craves adventure. A bold improviser who prefers to fly by the seat of her outrageously patterned pants, Emily says exactly what she feels when she feels it. She is willing to make mistakes to learn about herself and the world.

Compatibility verdict:
I feel like Emily would end up dead somehow. Shut it down!


Marty Byrde (played by Jason Bateman) looks downright criminal in his flannel button-down in this still from Ozark. Over the image is an illustration of Marty’s zodiac constellation.

Jason Bateman

Marty Byrde

“Money is, at its essence, that measure of a man’s choices,” said every Capricorn ever born. Marty is shrewd, calculating, practical, and, above all, understands the value of an American dollar. He’s willing to cook the books to get ahead. He values his family without sentimentality or, frankly, a lot of warmth, but he will do whatever it takes to protect them.

Compatibility verdict:
Game recognize game, as it were.


Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) looks as chic as any of the better-known Hepburns, wearing sunglasses, headscarf, blouse, and skirt, in this still from The Queen’s Gambit. Over the image is an illustration of Beth’s zodiac constellation.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Beth Harmon
The Queen’s Gambit

A superhuman-computer-brain with poor social skills who breaks gender norms, Beth has the soul of an Aquarius. She has trouble fitting in with others because she is stubborn and cocky; even when she wants to fit in, she finds normal human interaction a little perplexing. As an intuitive chess player who struggles with addiction, she probably has a Pisces moon.

Compatibility verdict:
My girl Beth is single . . .


Simon Baset (played by Regé-Jean Page) wears an impenetrable expression that far overshadows his heavily patterned vest and puff-sleeved shirt. Over the image is an illustration of Simon’s zodiac constellation.

Regé-Jean Page

Simon Basset

Sigh. A dreamy, complicated, aloof, and brooding duke, Simon has big Pisces energy. He is romantic but stormy, secretive, sensitive, and sometimes difficult to understand. His impulse is to protect his soft, soft heart and to flee when emotions run too high.