Over New Years weekend my sister and I were discussing Disney Princesses in regards to the Zodiac. I mentioned reading an article many months back that traced me, as a Libra, to Rapunzel. We’re Disney fanatics and of course my sister wanted to see which one correlated to her star sign and did a quick Google search. Dozens of quizzes came up, many including their own Disney Princess Zodiac, but there was nothing consistent. We couldn’t even find the original article that named Rapunzel as a Libra.
We proceeded to spend the rest of the day researching Disney Princess birthdays and building our own Zodiac based on when our favorite heroines were born. It wasn’t as easy as we thought, mainly because the majority of them do not have official birth dates, however we used movie clues and cross-analyzed their personalities with the Zodiac’s to match their star sign. We researched 13 princesses, 11 of which are official Disney Princesses and then Anna and Elsa from Frozen (I know, I couldn’t believe they weren’t official, but the film was so popular they got their own franchise).
Our findings are below:
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Strengths: Progressive, original, independent, humanitarian
Weaknesses: Runs from emotional expression, temperamental, uncompromising, aloof
Aquarius can be quiet and shy, but are generally deep thinkers and highly intellectual. They have a love for helping others and while they can easily adapt to new situations they need alone time to recharge. Aquarius don’t like to feel limited or constrained and desire freedom and equality for all. Above all mental stimulation is very important or else they will become bored and lose interest.
Belle fits this description as seen in Beauty and the Beast. She is a lover of books, reading, and knowledge. She dreams of having a meaningful life and of being more than just someone’s wife. She doesn’t want to settle for Gaston who, despite his good looks, doesn’t satisfy her mentally. She takes immediate action to find her father and sacrifices her freedom to help and save him. She rebels against the Beast’s rules and hides from his anger, even to the point of running away, however, Belle strives to find the good in her life at the castle and her friendship with the Beast blooms, eventually into love.
We don’t have any additional information on Belle’s actual birth date according to Disney or the French fairy tale that it is based from, however after analyzing her personality we found she fits well as an Aquarius.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Strengths: Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical
Weaknesses: Fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality, can be a victim or a martyr
Pisces are friendly, selfless, and willing to help others without getting anything in return. They have natural artistic talent and are typically connected to music. They are the most tolerant of the Zodiac signs with a forgiving nature. Pisces have an intuitive understanding of the life cycle and are faithful, loyal and caring individuals, even if sometimes they trust when they shouldn’t.
Snow White fits this description as seen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She is a gentle, patient princess who finds happiness in singing and never wishes ill will on others, even on her cruel stepmother the Queen. When she escapes into the woods to hide from the Queen she befriends the dwarves and animals alike, showing her innate ability to connect with those who are different from herself. Her trusting nature does get her in trouble when the Queen, disguised as an old woman, tricks her into eating the poison apple. Her friends keep her safe, even while grieving, until she is rescued by the Prince and true loves’ kiss.
According to the old German fairy tale of Snow White when her mother, the true Queen, was pregnant she sat by a window during winter and accidentally pricked her finger on a spindle causing three drops of blood to drip onto the freshly fallen snow. The Queen wished for her child to have “skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony.” She gave birth to Snow White shortly after and so we can infer that the child was most likely born sometime between November and March and would fit as a Pisces.
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Strengths: Courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, honest, passionate
Weaknesses: Impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive, aggressive
Aries are fiery, energetic people who love speed and competition. They are the first to take action, are typically athletic and never afraid of a challenge. Aries definitely have the tendency to act without thinking things through and can be impatient and aggressive. They are considered the bravest Zodiac and possess youthful strength and energy, which helps them finish any task set before them with quickness.
Merida fits this description as seen in Brave. She is a bold, headstrong girl who loves archery and horseback riding and does not fit the stereotypical princess mold. She defies her heritage and traditions, wanting to win her own hand and avoid marriage. She is loud and unruly and impulsive in the choices she makes throughout the movie, however when the time comes she admits it was her selfish mistake that turned her mother into a bear. Her self-honesty breaks the spell and the family is reunited.
Brave, an original story by Pixar/Disney, opens on Merida’s birthday. From the green scenery we can infer that Merida must be born sometime in the spring or summer making Aries a probable Zodiac.
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable
Weaknesses: Stubborn, possessive, uncompromising
Taurus is a powerful, reliable sign and they love all that is good and beautiful. They are very protective people with sensitivity to touch and are often the voice of reason. While stubbornness is common in a Taurus this can also be interpreted as total commitment and often makes them excellent workers. They are the most dependable of the Zodiac, however they do not like unwanted changes and can be too fond of wealth and material pleasures.
Aurora fits this description as seen in Sleeping Beauty. Though she is the Disney princess that has the least amount of screen time and therefore the hardest personality to pin down we can see that she is loyal to her aunts, the fairies, and follows their rules as best she can. She grows in patience and practicality as Briar Rose, leading a sheltered life in the woods. Even though she is not to speak with strangers after meeting Prince Philip she arranges to see him again, stubbornly following her own heart. When the fairies tell her the truth she goes willingly to the castle to fulfill her duty, though it upsets her greatly to do so.
We see Aurora on her sixteenth birthday in the film picking berries out in the woods. The scenery is green and because of berry availability she is most likely born late spring or early summer, making Taurus a plausible Zodiac.
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas
Weaknesses: Nervous, inconsistent, indecisive
Gemini is traditionally the sign with two personalities. They can be social, affectionate, and fun-loving, but also have a serious, pensive and restless side. Typically fascinated by the world around them they strive to learn and see as much as possible and would not be content doing the same thing over and over. Versatile and communicative, you will never be bored in the company of a Gemini.
Ariel fits this description as seen in The Little Mermaid. She is not happy living under the sea but instead wants to explore the world above on dry land. She openly expresses her feelings and her curiosity drives her into striking a deal with Ursula, the Sea Witch. She quickly adapts to life as a human and pushes through her shyness in order to gain intimacy with Prince Eric, quickly learning how to communicate without her voice. She is soft and gentle, but very restless and headstrong and finds true happiness in entering a new life and environment.
We don’t have any additional information on Ariel’s actual birth date according to Disney. In the original story by Hans Christian Anderson the little mermaid is allowed to swim to the surface on her fifteenth birthday. Upon surfacing the air is described as, “mild and fresh and the sea unruffled.” After saving the Prince from the wreck it is written, “down by the shore were splendid green woods, and in the foreground stood a church, or perhaps a convent; she didn’t know which, but anyway it was a building. Orange and lemon trees grew in its garden, and tall palm trees grew beside the gateway.” There is snow mentioned on the topmost mountains at this time, however this could be possible in spring in Denmark, where it is assumed the story takes place. We also cross referenced her personality and found she fits as a Gemini.
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Strengths: Tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive
Weaknesses: Moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative, insecure
Cancer is one of the most emotional and sensitive signs. Their lives revolve around family and they are content to have a harmonious home life and loving relationships. Naturally empathetic and loyal, a Cancer can have uncontrollable mood swings, especially as a child, however they strive to avoid conflicts at all costs and have a persistent determination in all that they do.
Anna fits this description as seen in Frozen. She cares deeply about her sister Elsa and will stop at nothing less than seeing the Queen rightly restored to her throne and accepted by the Kingdom. She has been alone most of her life and craves friendships, bestowing her affections on those whom she comes into contact with. She stays unwaveringly optimistic throughout the film and though her insecurities sometimes make her second guess herself Anna always acts in the best interests of her sister, the only family she has left.
Anna’s birth date (June 21st) was confirmed by Frozen director Jennifer Lee making her a Cancer, though on the cusp.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Strengths: Creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous
Weaknesses: Arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy, inflexible
Leo is the natural born leader of the Zodiac, with a dominant and creative personality that can solve even the most difficult of problems. They are magnetic and attract many friends because of their generous, confident, and loyal nature. A Leo generally has a great sense of humor, but can be self-centered and unwilling to change plans or ideas based on other opinions.
Rapunzel fits this description as seen in Tangled. She is a passionate and creative young woman who enjoys painting, baking, and has a multitude of other hobbies that keep her busy. Rapunzel has an upbeat attitude throughout her journey, taking it into her own hands to find a way to see the floating lanterns even against Mother Gothel’s wishes. She is focused on her own goal, determined to see the lanterns at all costs, and it isn’t until later in the film that she takes the time to get to know Flynn as a person and comes to understand and love him.
Rapunzel is celebrating her eighteenth birthday in the movie and it clearly looks like late spring or summer with the green scenery and light clothing. Along with her connection to the sun symbol it is only fitting that she should be a Leo.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Strengths: Loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical
Weaknesses: Shyness, worry, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play
Virgos are considered one of the most careful Zodiacs, with a methodical approach to life. They keep their goals and dreams strictly defined and work hard, leaving nothing to chance. Virgos are detail-oriented and have a deep sense of humanity, wanting to please others and will be very observant to ensure this is achieved. They can be messy and worrywarts, causing them to over think situations.
Cinderella fits this description as seen in Cinderella. She is a gentle, hard working woman living under her cruel stepmother’s roof and dealing with abuse on a daily basis. She remains kind and loving and humble and does not want to cause problems with her ‘family’ even though she yearns to attend the ball. She pushes out of her shy exterior and goes against Lady Tremaine’s wishes, meeting her true love Prince Charming and living happily ever after.
There are many stories and versions of Cinderella, however according to Disney Wiki her birth date is September 6th making her a Virgo.
Tiana also fits this description as seen in The Princess and the Frog. She is definitely all work and no play, with a determined mindset that pushes her to save enough money for her restaurant. She has common sense and doesn’t lean on wishes and fairy tales to save her, instead relying on herself. She is loyal and kind to her friends, both human and animal, although she tends to find faults in others especially when it comes to Naveen. She finally realizes what she needs in life and is able to overcome her problems by admitting this truth and marrying the Prince.
We don’t have any additional information on Tiana’s actual birth date according to Disney, however after analyzing her personality we found she fits as a Virgo best.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
Strengths: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social
Weaknesses: Indecisive, avoids confrontations, will carry a grudge, self-pity
A Libra loves balance, peace, and partnership and are often said to be human lie detectors. They avoid conflicts whenever possible and dislike having to choose sides due to their indecisive nature. They are lovers of intellect and cooperation and can be inspired by good books and compelling conversation. They hold great importance in having a partner and prefer to do things with another rather than alone and can be clingy.
Jasmine fits this description as seen in Aladdin. She hates the thought of being forced into a loveless marriage, yearning to connect with someone since she’s been sheltered all her life. She leaves the palace to avoid a confrontation with her father and ends up meeting Aladdin. The two have an epic bond, a partnership that Jasmine cherishes regardless of his birth status. She sees through his lie as Prince Ali Ababwa, however her love for him allows her to forgive him. She also stands up for others and (mainly in the TV series) is shown to give great suggestions on achieving peace and solving political disputes using her diplomatic nature.
We don’t have much additional information on Jasmine’s birth date due to the lack of visible weather/season indictors in the desert. One point, however, is that dusty wind storms tend to strike the Middle East from February through June and the weather in Agrabah is rather fair during the film so we can assume that she is most likely not born during this period, making Libra a plausible Zodiac.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Strengths: Resourceful, brave, passionate, stubborn, a true friend
Weaknesses: Distrusting, jealous, secretive, violent
Scorpios are assertive and mysterious by nature, with fiery personalities and decisive minds. They are trustworthy individuals and are usually able to keep cool, calm, and collected even in trying situations. They make excellent leaders, however can become suspicious and envious and can have difficulty adapting. They revel in the truth and hate dishonesty above all else.
Mulan fits this description as seen in Mulan. She is a very independent and fierce character, with a courageous heart and stubborn mind. She doesn’t fit in the role society assigns her as a female, yet wants to bring honor to her father and her family. Though she hates lying Mulan takes her father’s place in the army and, after minor difficulty adjusting to her new life, shows courage and resourcefulness during her trials and battles. She ultimately risks her life and leads her friends to save the emperor and all of China.
We don’t have any additional information on Mulan’s actual birth date according to Disney or the myth she is based off of, however after analyzing her personality we found she fits as a Scorpio.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Strengths: Generous, idealistic, great sense of humor, curious
Weaknesses: Promises more than can deliver, very impatient, will say anything no matter how undiplomatic
Sagittarius’ are energetic optimists who have open minds and will go to great lengths to achieve their goals. They love traveling, freedom, and experiencing new cultures and philosophies. They are very bold and because of their blatant honesty sometimes come across as tactless. As an extrovert who likes changes and trying new things, a Sagittarius’ enthusiasm has no limits and they will usually be humorous.
Pocahontas fits this description as seen in Pocahontas and Pocahontas II. She is a free-spirited soul who follows her instincts. When the settlers arrive she is more than curious about them, even befriending John Smith to learn about them. She sees opportunity, not something to be feared as her father and tribe see. She tells her father truthfully how she feels and saves John Smith’s life by bravely interrupting the execution. Later, she takes the journey across the Atlantic and to England to act as a diplomat, seeing and experiencing a culture beyond anything her people have known. She confronts the King openly even when it could mean her death, speaking her mind and her ideals.
Pocahontas is the only Disney Princess that is based on a known, living person. Her birthday and year are unknown, although it is estimated to be around 1596. After analyzing her personality we found she fits as a Sagittarius.
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Strengths: Responsible, disciplined, self-control, good manners
Weaknesses: Know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending, expecting the worst
Capricorn is the most traditional and serious of the Zodiac. They are independent and usually will progress greatly on both a personal and professional level. Believing their ideas and values to be always right they sometimes try to control others and impose their opinions on them. Family means everything to a Capricorn and they are masters of self-control with the potential to be great leaders.
Elsa fits this description as seen in Frozen. From an early age Elsa learns responsibility because of her power. Her parents influence her greatly, but even after their death she sacrifices her own happiness to protect Anna. She enforces strict rules to keep her power a secret and believes her way – suppression – to be the only way to control it. She has major growth as a character, finally embracing her unique ability and experiencing her full potential. It is through Anna’s love that Elsa finally learns how to balance her power and truly blossoms into the fearless, masterful leader that Arendelle needs.
Elsa’s birth date (December 22nd) was confirmed by Frozen director Jennifer Lee making her a Capricorn, though on the cusp.
So there you have it, the Disney Princess Zodiac as based on the princesses actual birth dates – at least as far as we could find!