Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Character Signs. Part 5!

Faith: Sagittarius

Faith is carefree, an area of Sagittarian expertise. She arrives as the badass in town: an outsider with a rebellious tendency, her outgoing personality and zealous fighting style run parallel to the righteous Buffy Summers. Buffy slays out of duty – Faith kills for kicks, it makes her ‘hungry and horny’. Slayer no.2 brings nonchalance to the game of life and death as she closes every statement with ‘five by five’… whatever that means. She doesn’t know or care, making her a unique character who willingly never fits in anywhere, just like a non-conformist Sagittarius.

Her arrival in Sunnydale is beset by her direct nature and attention-seeking tendencies as she regails stories of nude ass-kicking adventures to the Scooby gang. She’s focused on the bigger picture and therefore doesn’t desire gossipy, organised meetings with the herd. But not everybody operates with such an open manner, meaning she falls prey to the Mayor’s manipulation and Angel’s pretend pact against Buffy. She always saw Buffy as competition, even body-swapping with her in pursuit of victory, like a determined centaur. Strategy is a game this fire sign can play well due to their sharp intellect, even in their love life. Despite not necessarily existing as mutually exclusive concepts, success trumps romance in the Sagittarian mind, enabling them to play the field with a fast recuperation rate (poor Xander).

Like a true fire sign, she’s uninhibited and that’s why she’s loved. Plus, even as the Mayor’s employee, Faith is nothing if not free.


Number 5 in a 5 part series, start from the beginning to read about Buffy, Giles and the others…

Buffy Character Signs, Part 1

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Why You’re Awesome, according to your Sun Sign

Your sun sign is also known as your star sign. We each have our own birth chart detailing which sign rules over a particular planet, etc. The sun represents your ego so your sun sign reveals your dominant personality traits. There are 12 signs of the zodiac so my points are purposefully short and superficial, but if you’d like an in-depth analysis I’d be happy to do that for you. Skeptic or not, you may as well read on to find out what makes you liked by the people in your life!

Aries – You’re playful and energetic, making you fun to be around at all times. People admire your boldness and envy your self-confidence. You make people feel welcome with your indiscriminate friendliness and you’re a passionate speaker! You love to create art and evaluate people, yet you always want to party. Plus, you dish out compliments liberally and champion those who need a voice. Keep up the kindness.

Taurus – You make people feel safe. Social skills a-plenty, you’re the friend who makes tea and tidies when you have company because you think about other people’s happiness too. Your touch is magic and your taste in well-designed, quality clothes makes you aesthetically pleasing to most eyes. You’re also good with your hands so you know how to build and create things! You’re boyfriend/girlfriend material, too.

Gemini – You’re never boring. The only sign to be completely unpredictable, even the quiet ones among you entertain with your quick wit. Your viewpoint tends to be original, and your social media profiles are regularly updated with random thoughts and trivia. You live in the moment more than most as you have a youthful, inquisitive demeanor. People want you around so they can vibe with you mentally.

Cancer – Your caring nature is what this world needs. You empathise with other people: dispensing advice, hugs and even sympathetic crying when needed. When you’re otherwise hardened, you’re a badass. You know about music from previous decades and respect your roots. Also, you unconditionally love your family and make loved ones a priority at all times.

Leo – You’re a naturally popular person. You have an earthy confidence that makes people believe in you and follow you… to the dance floor, where you’ll be sure to behave flamboyantly! A natural performer, you entertain others. You have compassion for humankind, so you give generously to charity and the homeless. Your conscientiousness means you’ll help out friends whenever they need you and they love you for your warmth and sincerity.

Virgo – Your intelligence impresses. Knowledgeable, service-oriented and skilled, you’re any employer’s dream. You genuinely want to help people and do so pragmatically. Practicality is a trait you possess alongside your poise and smarts, making you an interesting, grounded person. Conversations with you are stimulating because you think before you speak.

Libra – You’re ludicrously charming. You know what people want to hear and will tell them exactly that. You’re blessed with beauty and an attractive smile. Pop culture excites you and you can reference most things easily. Artistically inclined and musically gifted, you can turn your bright ideas into great art it you try. People want to hang out with you because you’re social and quick-witted.

Scorpio – Your intensity draws people to you. Passion bubbles inside you. You seem to have your life together, even when you don’t. You see through people – analysing everyone with a mix of keen intellectual ability and gut instinct. When you love and care about someone, you’ll fight for what you have with them. Your strong-willed determination is admirable

Sagittarius – You’re the free spirit. People want to be as independent as you are because you only rely on yourself. Animals are close to your heart and you will interact with them often, especially horses. You see the bigger picture easily and philosophical thoughts dominate your thinking landscape. An idealist, you want the best for everyone. You have a kind heart and unique personality because you refuse to compromise.

Capricorn – You’re down to earth and dignified. Every action you take is considered and you love having the responsibility of managing other people. Your pragmatism makes you a good leader and level-headed friend. People want to go shopping with you as you’ll pick up good quality bargains through perseverance and self-control. You’re reliable when most people fail to be.

Aquarius – You’re a humanitarian. The most likely to participate in charity events and homeless donations, you have love for humankind. You can find something to like about anyone and therefore call many people your friend. You’re an intellectual who deconstructs the information presented to you. Individuality is most important to you: you emit integrity in whatever you say and do. You know yourself well and want to know others to the same degree.

Pisces – You’re a poetic soul. People might think you’re psychic when really you’re just attuned to their feelings. You’re deep and open to spirituality, preferring to experiment with different ideologies. People like your company as you’re genuinely laid back. You also observe the lives of others so you always know what’s going on with them, and this awareness surprises them. You love both the sciences and the arts, so you’re able to pursue either one – or both!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Character Signs. Part 3

Tara:Virgo

Tara is often cited as a perfect character due to her exceptional maturity and habit of making consistently good decisions. When Willow becomes a ‘magic junkie’ whose actions lose morality, Tara has enough self-respect to leave their increasingly toxic relationship. A Virgo has a nurturing approach to others with their incessant favours and practical advice, but this is only carried out after they’ve tended to their own needs. Virgo’s are notoriously plagued by self-doubt, causing them to evolve into perfectionists. In Tara’s case, her family capitalised on this emotional intelligence by bullying her into believing her fears were real. While she is open-minded enough to believe them in her formative years, a Virgo will not tolerate abuse for long and we soon see her defend herself. The past is not easily forgotten where a Virgo is concerned, and Tara’s scars are shown in the form of a stutter and unassuming manner, despite her considerable wiccan skill and physical beauty.This unassuming character is common in Virgo, as well as her despair at people who ignore the small details in life, “I go online sometimes, but everyone’s spelling is really bad. It’s depressing.” Notably, she provides comfort to people in need – specifically Buffy and Dawn. When a young Dawn loses her mother, Tara assumes her role by ensuring Dawn eats breakfast and distracts her from the pain by treating her to milkshakes and films. Simultaneously, she compartmentalises the other parts of her life into working order while looking effortlessly serene, like a Virgo.

Anya:Sagittarius

Anya is a Sagittarius because she’s blunt and awkward. If you’re a Sagittarian reader, I’m sorry to remind you of this truth but I thought I’d get the obvious out of the way so I can make like a fire sign and be more positive. Like Anya. She’s gone through hell – literally, and yet she’s a vengeance demon who is perpetually upbeat and childlike. She’s aware of the bigger picture and therefore chooses to avenge broken-hearted women particularly, as an act of far-reaching kindness to those most likely to suffer. Those around the Sagittarian woman know of her innocent motives so become adept at dodging the verbal arrows she carelessly slings at them. Some people (and demons) however lack the same good nature, as demonstrated by her husband Olaf’s affair and the manipulation that led to Xander leaving her at a crucial moment. To the oblivious Sagittarius, these acts of betrayal are unexpected and heart-breaking, although they do learn to forgive and we slowly see Anya rebuild her self-esteem towards the end of Series 7. A lover of the luxuries in life, Sagittarius is motivated by money a lot of the time and Anya loves money above all; not in a cynical, scheming way but because it leads to what she desires most: happiness. Her smile resembles the infamous Sagittarian grin and radiates joy, while her ever-changing hair colour reflects Sagittarian spontaneity. Sagittarius is often called a lone wolf; likewise Anya isn’t the most popular member of the gang but she’s happy in her independent experiences.

Angel:Scorpio

Scorpio is often steeped in mystery and Angel has mastered the art of brooding intensity. His words are few and his facial expressions even fewer, thereby epitomising the Scorpio character. Famed for their passionate personality and unyielding love, Scorpio will act obsessively towards the object of their desire. Before Buffy even knew of her fate, Angel lurked in the shadows of her school grounds and pined after her once she arrived in Sunnydale. Unlike other water signs, Scorpio will act upon their vengeful streak when wronged and utilise their Machiavellian tendencies. Given Angel’s notoriously evil past and penchant for taunting the more vulnerable Spike, his love of power play is duly noted. Moreover, his betrayal of Buffy is not easily forgiven by anybody, including himself, where other souls (pun intended) would choose to allude personal responsibility. Scorpio has a special relationship with absolutes: pain and truth. Physically, his imposing figure, deep-set eyes and black attire are the stereotype of a Scorpio man and so accurately match his persona.


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