In the Disney+ whimsical ensemble house party “Encanto”, bespectacled protagonist Mirabel sings about her loved ones: “This is my family – a perfect constellation. So many stars and everyone gets to shine.”
And under which stars and constellations do the respective members of the Madrigal clan fall?
Read on for more information.
Leave it to an Aries like Pedro to fall in love at first sight by the light of the fire. Ram is known for his impulsiveness as well as his courage, befitting the heroic, self-sacrificing patriarch of the Madrigal family. A cardinal fire sign, Pedro’s spirit lives on in the still-burning flame of a magic candle.
Gifted with the ability to heal through cooking, Julieta is a total Taurus. A somewhat stoic Earth sign, Taurus shows love in pragmatic, tactile ways and deeply believes in the power of food to restore one’s mind, body, and spirit. Fittingly, Julieta expresses her very practical magic and shows the love she feels for her family through the meals she prepares for them. Who but a bull can heal a deep cut with a fresh one? cornbread with cheese?
Represented by the twins, the inherent duality of the Gemini nature allows natives to function as mirrors to others, a service delivered with a flourish by the shape-shifting middle child Camilo.
The emotional instability of Cancer people makes those around them feel like they are without cover in bad weather. A fact that makes the stormy Pepa the soggy mascot of this cardinal water sign.
A handsome, boisterous mommy boy with ‘so much love to give’, Mariano is all Leo. A die-hard romantic, he writes poetry and has virtually no coldness when it comes to starting or entering into a relationship permanently, all indicators of his place within the lion pride.
Astrology 101: Your Guide to the Stars
Deeply caring, chronically underrated, and adept enough with a needle and thread to hand-sew a stuffed jaguar, Mirabel is a virtuous Virgo. Stephanie Beatriz, who plays the character of Mirabel, describes her as “quirky but insecure, full of wonder and imagination, but sometimes held back by self-doubt. She is funny, clumsy and brave.” All characteristics of the Virgo disposition.
On purpose and vapid by nature, Isabelle is a great Libra vibe. Isabela pleases a flaw and comes into her own when she begins to prioritize how things feel over how things look. Let our girl become an updated Libra, balancing the scales by choosing succulents over roses and her true self over the basic part she’s used to playing.
Scorpio: Alma Ebuela
Dressed in dark colors and holding onto the past, Alma is a prototypical Scorpio. This fixed water sign is adept at harnessing the skills of others for personal and collective benefit, a quality that is reflected in Alma’s investment in the gifts of her children and grandchildren. Manipulative and mean in some ways, Alma trades in her sign’s lower expressions, but by the end of the film, she understands Scorpio’s true lesson: death and surrender bring growth and expansion.
With the truth as a blunt object, we have Dolores, suspected Sagittarius and the unmuted mouthpiece of the Madrigal family. The only subject on which Dolores remains silent is her love for Mariano Guzmán. Oddly enough, it follows that a Sagittarius wouldn’t go out with a guy until her sister had made a firm decision to be done with him, as she preferred not just to speak the truth, but live it.
Convinced that it is her duty to bear the proverbial weight of the world and willing to suffer as a means of proving her devotion, Louisa is a textbook Capricorn. Always trying to hold it together as it falls apart, it takes a donkey in a hammock for Louisa to relax. She eventually learns, as all Capricorns must, that her worth is not tied to what she can supply or produce.
Ruled by two planets, the stern Saturn and the rebellious Uranus, Aquarius is the domain of the fanatical disruptor. A fixed air sign, Aquarius stick to their ideas and ideals, often at their own peril. Enter Bruno. A caped visionary, he can’t help but be himself and speak his truth, even if that means living in the walls, keeping the company of mice, and enduring the scorn of his family.
When we first meet Antonio, he hides under his bed and avoids his own party – arguably the most Pisces first impression of all time. Faced with their wondrous feelings and fears, Pisces is the sign most likely to stare or take cover. Peaceful Pisces is resistant to conflict and so the bottom line is that he would come into contact with other species as a means of escaping his family. With his gentle nature, Antonio gains the trust of animals who feel safe enough to communicate with him.
Astrologer Reda Wigle investigates and irreverently reports planetary configurations and their effect on each constellation. Her horoscopes integrate history, poetry, pop culture and personal experience. She is also an accomplished writer who has profiled various artists and performers and extensively documented her experiences while traveling. Among the many intriguing topics she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love of dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “girl’s guide” to strip clubs, and the “weirdest” foods available abroad.