Have you ever been on a first date and someone asks: “So, what’s your Game of Thrones house based on your zodiac sign?” Us neither, but it could be totally fine if someone did ask that question on a first date because who doesn’t want to talk about Game of Thrones? While you may be able to recap every single episode and talk about all the latest theories, do you actually know what Game of Thrones house you are based on your zodiac sign? Probably not but have no fear – we’ve got you covered. Admittedly, some Game of Thrones houses are more desirable than others. Everyone hopes to be House Stark or House Targaryen. Hell, even House Lannister is better than being House Frey or House Bolton. This is why it’s important to remember that even the seeming worst houses do have some redeeming qualities. The Lannisters are ruthlessly ambitious, the Boltons utterly crafty, and the Freys hard workers.
Just like it can be fun to know which Avenger you are based on your zodiac sign, you can now know which Game of Thrones house you are based on your zodiac sign and exactly how you’d play the game. Would you manipulate your way to the top like House Tyrell or play the long game like House Stark? Well, we have that answered for you. So, go on and find out which Game of Thrones house you are and bring it up on all your dates. Except if you’re House Bolton. Don’t bring that up on dates.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): House Targaryen
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and naturally they are obsessed with being, well, first. They are ambitious, determined, and optimistic. They often have seemingly impossible dreams that they always find a way to achieve through hard work and grit. While they may be brave, they are also aggressive, impulsive, and impatient. Sitting around and waiting for results is not really what an Aries does.
Because of their leadership qualities and their fiery nature, Aries totally vibes with House Targaryen. The most prominent Targaryen on the show is Daenerys, who rides dragons, makes killer speeches, and burns down anything in her way – very much like the Aries. Going even further back, King Aegon I conquered and united the Seven Kingdoms, which had never been done before. The Targaryens may be stubborn but they accomplish anything they put their mind to, even if it seems impossible.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): House Baratheon
Taurus is reliable, devoted, and responsible. Taurus is also very much known for their stubborn nature, as they never forget or forgive an insult, rejection, or slight. They have a connection to the Earth and enjoy crafting with their hands. However, this connection to the Earth can make them a bit self-indulgent. Taurus will oversleep, over-drink, and overeat. If they aren’t careful, they can become complete gluttons.
Taurus is House Baratheon without a doubt. Obvious King Robert Baratheon lived a fairly gluttonous life in terms of eating, drinking, and philandering. On top of that, Robert was stubborn as hell – he mourned the death of Lyanna Stark for decades and refused to give his replacement wife Cersei a chance. While House Baratheon is believed to be extinct, Gendry – Robert’s bastard son – is the one living Baratheon. Gendry embodies some of the most positive traits of Taurus, as he’s reliable, stable, and works with his hands.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): House Tyrell
Gemini is curious, friendly, and affectionate. They are a very sociable sign, usually furthering their careers through networking, connection, and charisma. However, Geminis can also be flighty, inconsistent, and nervous. Gemini is analogous to House Tyrell, as it was this friendly nature and social accuracy that propelled their house to such great power. Like a Gemini, members of House Tyrell were all extremely adaptable to their circumstances. Let no one forget that Margaery placed herself in the position to be queen by marrying Renly, Joffrey, and then Tommen. And obviously Olenna was the most adaptable, flexible, and cunning player in the game. No one lives that long on Game of Thrones without being able to bend to circumstances.
Unfortunately, House Tyrell is believed to be extinct following the Sack of Highgarden, but they played the game the same way a Gemini would: relying on their social skills.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): House Frey
Cancer is an extremely emotional Water sign. Because of their deep connection to their emotions, they are sympathetic, imaginative, and persuasive. However, they can also be insecure, moody, and manipulative; because of that, Cancer is House Frey.
House Frey sits on a bridge, which they charge others to cross. This toll resulted in great wealth for House Frey, but they were still looked down upon by other noble families. So yes, Walder Frey was known for being misogynistic, trading his daughters like livestock, and hosting the Red Wedding. But what let to this? Centuries of being look down upon. The final straw was Robb Stark’s rejection of his betrothal to a Frey and marriage to Talisa. It wasn’t necessarily ambition that fueled Walder Frey’s sadistic actions; it was emotions and insecurity, which Cancer has a lot of.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): House Lannister
Leo is a creative, passionate, and charismatic sign. People are drawn to them, which results in Leo feeling as though they should always be the center of attention. The flipside of this is that Leo can then be arrogant, self-centered, and inflexible. In both their happy moments and sad moments, they have a flair for drama.
Leo is House Lannister. It’s not just because Leo is the lion and the Lannister sigil is also a lion, but that’s one obvious similarity. The Lannisters are one of the most dramatic families in all the Seven Kingdoms. We’ve all seen Cersei extract revenge on several different occasions and if she isn’t dramatic, who is? On top of that, the Lannisters are all wildly charismatic and creative. They can charm the pants right off someone when need be, and even when they aren’t putting on social polish, Lannisters still remain the most interesting people in any room. The Lannister aren’t just okay with everyone looking at them – they are hungry for it. It’s this level of ambition that propelled Cersei Lannsiter to the Iron Throne.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): House Tarly
Virgo is the hardest-working sign of the zodiac. They are analytical, practical, and shy. They avoid the spotlight, and they don’t work hard for applause or fame. Their work ethic comes from a belief that it’s simply what one does. Despite all this hard work, Virgo tends to feel disappointed with themselves. They are overly critical of themselves, and sometimes others as well.
Virgo is House Tarly, who has been clearly shown to be hard-working and overly critical. House Tarly is a military family, who pride themselves on their bravery in battle. Because of their specific set of values, Randyll and Dickon refused to kneel to Daenerys and were burned to death for their actions. Samwell Tarly’s work ethic is more intellectual than physical, which is why he and his father never saw eye to eye.
While it may be in different forms, the Tarly House is full of hard workers, who don’t exactly lust for the spotlight.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): House Stark
Libra is cooperative and diplomatic. While they may not necessarily seek out leadership positions, as that level of power can be intimidating and stressful to a Libra, but they do thrive in leadership positions because of their even-tempered, fair-minded, and socially aware nature. However, Libra often shrinks away from confrontation, which can result in them being indecisive and carrying a great deal of self-pity.
Libra is House Stark. While House Stark may have been a power player in Season 7, this was not always the case. The Starks had previously been happy to serve as the Wardens of the North, with no political aspirations beyond that. Their fair nature has propelled them to be one of the most liked and respected families in Game of Thrones. While their desire to do what is morally right may sometimes hinder the Starks from being as politically agile as possible, their diplomatic nature has kept them in the game.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): House Bolton
Scorpio is known for their secrecy. Whether it’s good news or bad news, Scorpio plays everything close to their chest, and so one never knows exactly what Scorpio is thinking or what they may do next. Scorpio is also considered one of the most passionate signs, as it’s this passion that guides almost all of their decision making. When a Scorpio loves, they love hard, but when they’re crossed, they retaliate even harder. Because of their passionate, secretive nature, Scorpio can often become distrustful of others and even violent.
Scorpio is House Bolton. Yes, House Bolton has an awfully bad reputation – Ramsay Bolton was arguably the greatest villain on the show. That doesn’t undermine the fact that the Bolton’s secretive calculations allowed them to take Winterfell and play a role in the Red Wedding. House Bolton’s rivalry with House Stark dates back centuries, so these violent, but well executed moves were something House Bolton had be wanting for a long time.
House Bolton may have been villains, but Scorpio is okay with being the villain once in a while.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): House Martell
Sagittarius is idealistic. They often promise more than they can deliver because see the world through rose-colored glasses. The rosy disposition comes through in their generosity and sense of humor. It always seems like Sagittarius never takes anything too seriously because they’re able to make a joke even in the direst of situations. Sagittarius also value freedom and travel, and will feel suffocated when smothered.
Sagittarius is House Martell. Oberyn Martell was idealistic and shortsighted in his quest to avenge his sister. Had he just killed Ser Gregor, Oberyn would still be alive. But, like a Sagittarius, he overestimated his advantage and saw only the positive outcome. House Dorne has always favored independence, as they were the one house that resisted the Targaryen Conquest until the very end. House Dorne was only brought under rule of the Iron Throne when they agreed to a marriage allegiance with House Targaryen. And so, House Dorne may be idealistic and stubborn, but it sometimes works out for them.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): House Mormont
Capricorn is responsible, disciplined, and a master of self-control. They favor schedules, to do lists, and alarm clocks. They don’t function well in chaos. They are traditionalists, as they value institutions such as religion and marriage; however, they can also be condescending and unforgiving.
Capricorn is House Mormont. The members of House Mormont have been spread far and wide, but their values are still the same. Both Lyanna Mormont and Jorah Mormont are extremely loyal to their leaders, vowing to follow through on whatever they are ordered. Of course, this is only after they have chosen to follow said leader, as the Mormonts can be hesitant to blindly pledge allegiance. House Mormont can also be unforgiving, even to their own kind. After Jorah engaged in slave trade and disgraced the Mormont name, his father Jeor was not the most forgiving man.
The Mormonts and Capricorns alike have tough exteriors but are really just loving softies on the inside.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): House Arryn
Aquarius is progressive, original, and independent. They value intellectualism and energetic debates. Aquarius is extremely social, but they prefer to engage and learn while being social rather than just having the same tired conversations. Aquarius can be uncompromising and seemingly unemotional; suffice to say, they have difficulty expressing how they feel.
Aquarius is House Arryn, though House Arryn is a bit murky on the show. Currently, House Arryn is led by Robin, who seems… well, not completely normal if we’re being honest. However, Jon Arryn, who had died in the first episode, is a great example of House Arryn. Jon Arryn fostered both Ned and Robert, so he’s practically responsible for their becoming great men. Jon Arryn was said to be wise and canny. He served as Hand to the King, during which time it was said that he gave Robert Baratheon wise advice. For his intellect, Jon Arryn certainly had an Aquarius flair.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): House Greyjoy
Pisces is an emotional sign, which makes them compassionate, intuitive, and playful; however, their emotions can occasionally be too much for them to handle, which results in their avoiding the world as a whole. Their deep desire to escape reality can turn them into procrastinators. Pisces can also feel they are a victim or a martyr.
Pisces is House Greyjoy. And no, it’s not just because Pisces is a Water sign and House Greyjoy is renowned for their naval forces, though that certainly plays into it a bit. It’s that House Greyjoy is an intuitive and creative house. They believe in the Drowned God and that the founder of House Greyjoy was married to a mermaid. Their sadness can also be seen on the show, especially in Theon, who often victimizes himself and avoids difficult situations.