Howl's Moving Castle is a Studio Ghibli classic. Which character in the movie would you be, based on your zodiac sign?
Based on the book of the same name, Howl's Moving Castle is one of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's most famous works. It is typically presented on par with Spirited Away which is their most famous and high-rated film. Howl's Moving Castle is a whimsical tale about war, romance, and finding one's inner beauty and compassion.
The characters in this film are all such a delight, as even some of the movie's antagonists begin adventuring with the heroes of the story. There is no black and white "good and evil" in this film, everyone is a little bit of both. Howl starts as a character to be wary of, Sophie is a bit rough around the edges, and Calcifer is a literal fire demon. But which Howl's Moving Castle character would you be based on your zodiac?
12. Aries (March 21-April 19) - Calcifer
Calcifer is the fiery demon who has taken hold of Howl's heart and keeps the castle running and teleporting with his magic. Calcifer is a pretty dynamic character, he seems to have a forced grumpy exterior as if he is trying to live up to the title of "demon."
Because of this, he makes for a great Aries. Calcifer isn't afraid to say what's on his mind and would totally jump into any kind of action if it meant saving his friends. He is courageous and energetic, becoming easily inspired by the good deeds of his friends.
11. Taurus (April 20-May 20) - The Witch Of The Waste
The Witch of the Waste is an excellent Taurus. She is totally stubborn in her ways even after Sophie rescues her and she becomes "part of the good guys." The Witch is the one who originally cursed Sophie due to her jealousy at assuming Howl had feelings for her.
She wanted Howl for herself, the playboy wizard who seemed to hop from girl to girl before meeting Sophie, but that was just never going to happen. The Witch of the Waste becomes a practical member of the group and aids Sophie when she needs it, giving up Howl's heart to save them all.
10. Gemini (May 21-June 20) - Howl
Howl makes for a great Gemini, loud and energetic (and utterly dramatic) in one moment, and cool, calm, and mysterious the next. He goes through a wild character change when he (accidentally) dyes his hair, both literally and figuratively.
As a blonde, Howl was mysterious and charming. He was totally smooth and all the ladies wanted him. But after his hair darkened, it seems like he became his true self. He was childish and scared but totally and utterly loving. Movie watchers (and Sophie) see first see energetic Howl once the hair dye fiasco begins.
9. Cancer (June 21-July 22) - Calcifer
Once again, Calcifer is such a dynamic character that he perfectly fits the Cancer personality type just as much as the Aries. He is totally compassionate and loving to his friends. He would do anything for them, even if it meant he would be extinguished.
At the beginning of the film, Calcifer makes it seem like he doesn't really care. He has that hard exterior of the crab of Cancer, but the soft core and heart. He is extremely loyal to Howl which originally makes him wary of Sophie. But once he opens up to her, he ends up trusting her just as much. So much so that he trusts her with his (and Howl's) life, their shared heart.
8. Leo (July 23-August 22) - Howl
Howl has this kind of dynamic character that can simultaneously be Gemini and Leo. While Howl is totally framed as a coward by many in the film, the truth is he is a pacifist and doesn't believe in the war that he has been forced to fight.
Negating the idea of becoming a monstrous soldier just makes him brave and courageous. Blonde Howl may have oozed Leo energy (proud, brave, and totally into himself), but it's the black-haired Howl, the Howl who went to go save Sophie from Madame Suliman, that admitted he was scared but knew he had something worth fighting for now. That was truly brave and a total Leo.
7. Virgo (August 23-September 22) - Sophie
Sophie goes through some pretty big character changes herself. She starts the movie thinking very little of herself. She works at a hat shop and doesn't find herself to be pretty or confident at all. When she meets her sister, Lettie, she expresses that she was saved by a wizard, but that he probably didn't like her because "how could he."
So in this time, Sophie focused on herself and her day to day routine. She acted as a Virgo would and took the responsibility of cleaning the castle by herself. She pretty much hired herself as a maid and was extremely hard-working throughout the story, until she later evolves into so much more.
6. Libra (September 23-October 22) - Lettie
While fans only see Lettie, Sophie's sister, for a short time through the film, they get a pretty good glimpse into what her character is like. And that is, that she is pretty much nothing like Sophie. Lettie is proud and confident in herself, which are qualities of the Libra.
She doesn't necessarily seem to second guess her career as a waitress, but questions if Sophie is sure about hers. Decisions are important to Lettie and she wants to make sure her sister is living her life to her fullest desire.
5. Scorpio (October 23-November 21) - Madame Suliman
Madame Suliman is totally a Scorpio. She is extremely assertive and seems to convince people of her decisions just by speaking them. Viewers can tell that there is definitely a reason Howl is scared to interact with her and it is definitely due to the controlling demeanor she has.
Madame Suliman doesn't even really do much in the film, but her aura is truly intimidating. Like a Scorpio, she has an intense calm, cool, and collected personality.
4. Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) - Markl
Markl may start off a little sour about the idea of some random old lady making her place in the castle, but he soon opens up to her and learns to love her as a parental figure. He aids "Grandma Sophie" in her cleaning while also being an apprentice to Howl.
Markl is utterly generous, like a Sagittarius, and though his backstory isn't known, he seems to thrive on the idea of adventure and travel. He is both curious and energetic as he is learning how to become a wizard.
3. Capricorn (December 22-January 19) - Heen
Heen was the dog to Madame Suliman and acted somewhat like an escort to Sophie (though she had to carry him nearly the whole way). Though he is a dog, Heen has surprisingly good manors and is responsible for his actions, like a Capricorn would.
Once he realizes that Madame Suliman was going to hurt the kind woman who carried him up a ton of stairs, he quickly changed sides and left to join Howl and Sophie on their escape and adventure.
2. Aquarius (January 20-February 18) - Turnip Head
Turnip Head fits the bill of Aquarius for a number of reasons. He somehow perfectly embodies the concept that those in this sign are shy and quiet, and eccentric and energetic. Turnip Head starts the film as quite shy and seems to be embarrassed by his state.
But since Sophie helped him out of that rock, he decided to help her in turn. Their friendship only blossoms from there and eventually, he ends up bouncing happily whenever he sees her. He loves helping the residents of the castle in any way he can.
1. Pisces (February 19-March 20) - Sophie
As mentioned, Sophie's character growth throughout the movie is beyond amazing. While she still holds all her Virgo traits, she also ends up totally embodying the personality of a Pisces by the closing of the film.
She is a hopeless romantic who is bent on helping Howl and Calcifer be free of their curses and would do anything for her friends. She is extremely compassionate, even to those who may not deserve it, like the Witch of the Waste who cursed her.