The Sandman was first delivered to audiences by Neil Gaiman in comic book form in 1989. With a gripping audiobook adaptation with a star-studded cast, it was only a matter of time until it was brought to life on screen. The Sandman premiered on Netflix in August 2022, and was quickly renewed for a second season.
The series follows Morpheus, the personification of dreams. In the early 1900s, this powerful being is kidnapped in an occult ritual and held captive for more than a century. Fallout occurs both in his realm, the Dreaming, and the human world, and upon securing his freedom, he must set things right.
Audiences fell in love with the expansive, larger-than-life characters in this series. And now we've consulted with the stars to answer the question you've all been asking: Which The Sandman character are you, based on your zodiac sign?
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries is a fire sign known for their passion and enthusiasm. They have a confidence and determination that sees them greeting each day with optimism. Hob Gadling is a wonderful example of the sign of the Ram. He has avoided being taken by Death simply because he'd rather keep living. No matter what he's lost over the centuries, this man keeps on going with a smile on his face, simply because his love of life.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus is the sign of the Bull, an earth sign known for its practicality and devotion. Like their symbol might imply, they are also prone to stubbornness, and can often be uncompromising. Lucifer Morningstar has an elegance that pairs well with a Taurus's love of finer things. And while they may be cool-headed on the surface, they are always plotting ways to try and get their way.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This air sign is curious and adaptable, known for their dual nature as their symbol—the Twin—might imply. Gemini are highly affectionate and gentle individuals who love connecting with everyone. Unity Kincaid has the ability to connect to the dreams of other beings—a skill this air sign would surely kill for. She's a kindly and sweet woman who spent far too long confined to a slumber.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Matthew the Raven
Cancers are water signs identified as the sign of the Crab. They're the most tenacious of the zodiac, and they put that moxie towards their deep sense of loyalty. Helping loved ones is very important to them, which makes Matthew the Raven an ideal example. He guides and aides Dream even when it's far from easy.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leo is the sign of the Lion. Ruled by the element of fire, they are passionate self-loving creatures. For some, this speaks to generosity, good humor, and cheer. For others—as is the case with The Corinthian—that fiery personality may present itself as narcissistic and bloodthirsty. They like to be the king of the jungle, and hate being told what to do.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgos—also known as the Maiden—are the mothers of the zodiac. Unsurprisingly, they are ruled by the element of earth, lending to an analytical and practical nature. They tend to be very serious, and though kind, they can show a darker side when it comes to criticism—of others, but mostly themselves. Lucienne is a gentle librarian who always stands by Dream's side, speaking to Virgo's deep-rooted loyalty. Though she speaks her mind when needed, she has a reserved disposition that fits this earth sign to a T.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
This sign of the Scales is ruled by the element of air, giving them a diplomatic and fair-minded nature. They are social creatures who dedicate themselves to harmony. The Sandman delivers a surprising characterization of Death, framing her as someone who is kind and compassionate. This Libra-esque gentleness paired with the inherent balance required of Death's role makes her an obvious example.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The water sign of Scorpio has a pretty bad reputation amongst the zodiac, but no sign is all bad. These Scorpions are resourceful and brave individuals, who exhibit great passion. Unfortunately, like Ethel Cripps, they can sometimes use that resourcefulness for selfish means. They're also known for being manipulative and ruthless, playing dirty with that very cunning that Ethel wields.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
The sign of Sagittarius is ruled by fire, giving them a great sense of humor and a real verve for life that comes out as a love of freedom. They can be a bit undiplomatic with their words, as generous with the truth as they are with everything else. Like this sign of the Archer, Johanna Constantine hates being held down or beset upon by clingy people. She can be a bit crass at times, but has a pragmatism that's befitting of this sign.
Capricorn (December 23-January 19)
Capricorn is an earth sign whose symbol is the Sea Goat. They are remarkably self-disciplined people whose broad knowledge set might make them come off a bit like condescending know-it-alls. Unfortunately, they usually do know best—typically because they're always expecting the worst. Though he tends to be self-obsessed, Dream is perhaps too responsible at times. He takes pride in his role, and like Capricorns, is slow to forgive any slight he may suffer.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
This air sign is symbolized by the Water Bearer. They are highly independent humanitarians that are very easy to root for. Like Aquariuses, Rose Walker has a lot of friends willing to help her along the way. Her resilience speaks to the signs uncompromising nature, and like the Water Bearer she will defy all limitations placed upon her.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces are ruled by the element of water and symbolized by the Fish. They are the most creative across the zodiac, and possess a deep well of wisdom. Very rarely will you come across a Pisces who is villainous, but John Dee is a great exception to the rule. This sign hates to face reality, and Dee is so eager to escape it that he's prepared to reshape the world in his image.