What Disney princess embodies your zodiac sign?
Ready your royal wave and muster up your magnanimity, because it’s National Princess Day.
Each year on November 18, we recognize the wives of princes and the daughters of regents.
From the real life to the storybook, princesses are an enduring source of disruption and discourse.
Capricorn cartoon daddy Walt Disney ushered in the OG era of animated princesses with the release of “Snow White” in 1937, followed by “Cinderella” in 1950 and “Sleeping Beauty” in 1959 — so many female protagonists, so many deeply unrealistic relationship expectations.
You win some, you lose some, folks.
Today though, we’re leaning into the misguided magic of happily ever — and the long legacy of female power — as we match each zodiac sign to its rightful Disney heroine.
Read on and raise up.
Aries is ruled by Mars and synonymous with the archetype of the warrior. High on IDGAF energy, Aries folk are inclined towards action and adrenaline, averse to sitting back or standing still. They don’t mind being the first set of boots on the ground, or woman in the infantry. Spirited and reckless, Aries is hero energy incarnate. Mulan, fit for fighting and bad at pouring tea, is without equal as the most valorous princess in the Disney canon.
As a Venus-ruled earth sign, Taurus folk want to be rich and eat well and are down to toil towards a dream. Enter Tiana, a waitress pulling double shifts and batching out beignets in order to open her own restaurant. True to the Taurean archetype, she’s got her mind on her money and her money on her mind. In the lexicon of Disney princesses, Tiana is the only one of these broads with a day job.
Ruled by communication-as-currency Mercury, Gemini never falters for words nor fails to make friends — Snow White is so versed in connection that she speaks to woodland creatures and manages to convince a huntsman not to kill her and a small army of the small statured to let her live rent free and wile away the evenings with song and dance. Can dig. As the sign of the twins, mirrors are the natural domain of Gemini — in this timeless fairy tale, the mirror operates as a character unto itself.
Cancer rules the fourth house of home and is tied, by apron stings and umbilical cords, to the archetype of the mother. Enter Cinderella, tending to the domestic duties while under the jurisdiction and magical influence of her wicked stepmother and fairy godmother, respectively. Cancers are comfort seekers who would rather turn in than go out, so it tracks that Cinderella would be home before midnight. Because, like all water signs, Cancers are booze hounds, it’a fitting our girl would return from the ball flustered and one shoe short of a pair.
Ruled by the sun and synonymous with royalty and all things unapologetically extra, Leo is major main character energy. Enter Princess Jasmine, over here living in a gold palace with an apex predator for a pet. The title of the film may be “Aladdin,” but our crop-top regent it the clear star of the show. P.S. — You know you’re a bad b—h when Kim Kardashian wants to be you.
A Virgo without a project is a dog without a bone. Belle’s attempts to improve, refine and redeem the Beast positively reek of a mutable earth sign on a mission. Add to mix that Virgos love the smell of leather-bound books and find the idea of animate dinnerware and singing cleaning products vaguely erotic.
To date, Pocahontas is the only Disney princess based on a historical figure. As the people-pleasing, pretty-making sign of scales and balances, Libra is usually willing to stretch the truth/fluff the facts/falsify events in the interest of palatability. In kind, the Disney version of the story of Pocahontas, while beautiful and whimsical to behold, is gravely misleading. As The Indigenous Foundation reminds us, “Not only has Disney inaccurately portrayed the life of Pocahontas — they have also romanticized her life, and in extension, sugarcoated the trauma Indigenous peoples faced through colonization.”
As the most powerful sign in the zodiac, Scorpio is voted most likely to be cursed, to live in protective isolation and to come off as iconic even and especially whilst playing dead.
Scorpio rules the eighth house of sex, death and regeneration, and Sleeping Beauty is a princess that invokes that doozy of a thematic trinity. A death curse is placed upon the wee baby Aurora, set to kick in when she crosses the teenage threshold of sexual maturity, downgraded to a sleeping spell, the hex can only be lifted by a mouth kiss from her true love.
Symbolized by an arrow pointing, philosophy spouting centaur, Sagittarius is the sign of the untamed and the ever seeking. Holding tight to her independence and her bow strings, flame haired Princess ‘I shoot for my own hand’ Merida is a freewheeling, tradition bucking, turn my family to bears before I forsake myself, Sagittarius beyond reproach. For further evidence see this quote: “There are those who say fate is something beyond our command, that destiny is not our own, but I know better.”
Humble bragging in a brogue about being free of the binds of fate? Archer all the way.
As a clear Capricorn, Elsa is big on straight talk, skeptical of love at first sight, predisposed to suffering in silence and beholden to the belief that life is better lived alone, without the troublesome intercession of people and their unruly emotions. Frosty AF, Elsa looks great in a cape and wears her hyper- independence like a badge of honor. The cold never bothered me anyway. If you say so, sis.
Convinced from birth that they are special, strange or beyond in some capacity, Aquarius folk must daily do battle to combat their superiority complex/cult leader tendencies. In kind, Moana leans hard into being self-taught and ordained by the ocean as its chosen one. Any water bearer can commiserate with Moana’s deep love for her community, coupled with her inborn desire to be free of them and sailing the high seas solo.
As the resident outsider/revolutionary of the zodiac, it tracks that Moana is technically not a princess, but a future chieftain, and that as a sign ruled by the dual powers of tradition and revolution, she would single handedly revive her island’s wayfinding heritage.
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A princess with fins and a sacrificial streak feels fitting for fish folk. Add to the mutable water that Ariel is an eccentric collector prone to love at first sight, melancholy longing and putting average bros on a pedestal. Ruled by befuddling, beer-goggled planet Neptune, Pisces sees the beauty in all things, especially in trash humans and dumpster treasures, beckoning both broken people and bent forks to come forth for hope and healing.
Astrologer Reda Wigle researches and irreverently reports back on planetary configurations and their effect on each zodiac sign. Her horoscopes integrate history, poetry, pop culture and personal experience. She is also an accomplished writer who has profiled a variety of artists and performers, as well as extensively chronicled her experiences while traveling. Among the many intriguing topics she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “girls guide” to strip clubs and the “weirdest” foods available abroad.