The Sun Signs of Westeros-Aries
If you have been consumed by the seven kingdoms like I have, I’m sure you might have wondered what signs these characters were born under too. Half way through A Storm of Swords, I can’t help but imagine some of my favorite characters’ signs. I’m really starting to feel as if I know all these lords and ladies. (And eunuchs, and dwarfs, and bastards…)
How the author managed to come up with such an elaborate realm, I’ll never know, but his intricate detail to every character has inspired me to come up with the sun signs of Westeros. The more I read, the more I’ll post what I believe each character to be. For now, I’ll begin with just the main characters or some that have really stood out to me, starting with Aries…
ARYA, LEADER OF THE WOLF PACK… Arya Stark knows there is no room for being afraid and constantly remembers that “fear cuts deeper than swords”. She is tough, independent by nature, and oh so child-like, reminding me much of a typical Aries at first glance. Although faced with much grief, she is not one to dwell for long, much like most Aries I know. She has alot of confidence, although she doesn’t quite realize its there. Instead of brooding, thinking on what could have been, she is more focused on the now, reacting quickly and courageously. Her simple act of killing a stable boy here and a guard there, show her true fearlessness, revealing she doesn’t think much about what might happen later, she just does it. During her journey, she reminds herself of how strong she is and that she is not a lady, but a wolf who should fear no one. The wolf pup is is a natural leader and she’s going to set out what she planned to do, whether you like it or not.
YGRITTE, WARRIOR BEYOND THE WALL… I grew to love Ygritte and she quickly became one of my favorites. Her spirit really jumped out at me. “You know nothing Jon Snow.” She says exactly what she feels and is absolutley unapologetic. You can take it or leave it and of course Jon can’t resist the girl who is “kissed by fire”. From the day they met, Ygritte claimed Jon Snow as hers right away. Being a free woman beyond the wall will toughen up anyone, but her assertiveness and devotion made me think that this woman must be an Aries. People born under this sign are in it for the long haul and up for any challenge. Since their encounter, Ygritte can’t help but wonder what Jon’s world of kneelers is like either. Like other rams who bore easily, she has a facination for different things and a taste for adventure. She had no qualms about killing an innocent man to prove her devotion to her fellow wildlings, especially because if she didn’t, Jon would have died instead. “You are mine. Mine as I am yours.” She said it and she meant it.