It is the last day of Women’s History Month. Let’s go out with a bang! I have created a list of twelve amazing women who exemplify traits of certain zodiac signs. Read on to find out which historic heroine you are. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising signs as well as your sun signs.
Aries – Buffalo Calf Road Woman
Do you remember learning about the Battle of Little BigHorn in school? If so, then I’m sure you’ve heard of General Custer and Chief Crazy Horse. But did you know there was a Northern Cheyenne woman who played an important role in the Battle?
Her name was Buffalo Calf Road Woman and according to the oral tradition of the Cheyenne, she was the one who knocked Custer off his horse. She also rescued her brother at the Battle of Rosebud. She made such an impact that the modern Northern Cheyenne call the battle “The Battle Where The Girl Saved Her Brother.” Her warrior spirit and loyalty to her family will resonate with Aries.
Taurus – Madame de Pompadour
She was born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, her nickname was Reinette, but history remembers her as Madame de Pompadour. She was a French courtier who held the title of official mistress to King Louis XV. Not only was she his lover and a favorite at court, but she also served as his confidant and advisor.
Even after their romantic relationship had ended, she remained one of his closest friends. She was also known as a lover of architecture and interior design. Venus-ruled Taureans can relate to her sensuality, her love for creature comforts, and her ability to provide stability to her lover and friend.
Gemini – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou may be considered a more modern figure rather than a historical one. But she will surely go down in history as one of the most influential writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. In her early life, she suffered traumas that left her mute for five years. During that time she developed a love for literature and that love allowed her to find her voice once more.
Her acclaimed autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published in 1969 and she went on to write several more autobiographies and books of poetry. The poetic and verbally eloquent Gemini will admire this phenomenal woman.
Cancer – Florence Nightingale
Cancerians like to take care of their friends and provide a safe space for their loved ones. It is for these reasons and many more that I believe Florence Nightingale will resonate with them.
Florence Nightingale is credited with being the founder of modern nursing. She trained nurses during the Crimean war and was often called “the Lady with the Lamp,” because she would treat wounded soldiers well into the evening. The cardinal water sign will appreciate the great compassion and care that she exhibited towards her patients.
Leo – Margaret Hughes
With Jessica Chastain and Ariana DeBose winning Oscars for their critically acclaimed performances, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when women were not allowed to act in western anglicized culture. The first woman to break that mold was Margaret Hughes. She played Desdemona in a production of Hamlet at the age of 30 and it is speculated that she went on to perform in at least twelve other plays. Vivacious Leo can easily identify with her charm, beauty, and flirtatious nature.
Virgo – Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1822. At the age of 27, she escaped and found freedom in Philadelphia. She went on to free close to 70 enslaved people over the course of thirteen missions. She helped them gain their freedom as well as employment.
Not only was she an abolitionist but she also worked as a spy for the union army. After the civil war she continued her fight for freedom and reform by joining the civil rights movement. Hospitable Virgos will admire her leadership and diligence.
Libra – Huda Sha’arawi
Libras value peace over everything else. But like Avatar Kyoshi once said, “only justice will bring peace.” Yep, I’m quoting Avatar: The Last Airbender in this article. Deal with it.
Huda Sha’awari grew up in Egypt at a time when there was a huge power imbalance between men and women. And as an educated feminist, she did everything she could to secure rights and freedom for women. She helped lead the Egyptian Revolution of 1919 and founded the Egyptian Feminist Union. Libras will admire her fight for justice and equality.
Scorpio – Mae West
The iconic actress Mae West scandalized all of Hollywood by combining feminine sexuality with comedy in her films. She was fiercely independent and perfected the double-entendre. Due to the sexual nature of her films and characters, she was a victim of Hollywood’s puritanical censorship. But she never let this setback stop her.
In the ultimate power move, she, at the age of 87, played the sensual leading lady in the film adaptation of her own play Sextette. Scorpios will admire her boldness and brazen sexuality.
Sagittarius – Vali Myers
May we all try to live our lives as freely and as wildly as the late artist Vali Myers. Myers was a bohemian artist and dancer who made a career out of doing, really, whatever she wanted. Known for her eclectic look and art style, she gained notoriety in the U.S. and Europe during the 1950s and 1960s.
Sagittarians will not only relate to her unique and introspective views on life and art, they will also admire her wanderlust. In her life she traveled from Australia to Paris to New York to Positano, making her home wherever she landed.
Capricorn – Empress Wu Zetian
Empress Wu Zetian has gone down in history as one of the greatest leaders in Chinese history. She started out as a concubine but reigned as Empress for fifteen years. She is famous for her strong governing style and effective leadership. But she is also known for her ability to take power by any means necessary.
After falling ill and being forced to relinquish her throne, she died in the year 705. Her strategic mind and leadership skills will resonate with Capricorns.
Aquarius – Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron. However, she did not share her father’s love for the arts. Instead, she took an interest in mathematics and mechanical engineering. She worked with Charles Babbage on his concept for the Analytical Engine, also known as a computer.
By developing an algorithm for this proposed machine, she became recognized as the world’s first programmer. Aquarians have a penchant for technology and they will appreciate this amazing woman’s contributions.
Pisces – Marie Laveau
There is a lot of mystery and lore surrounding this magical woman from New Orleans. She was a midwife who was known for practicing voodoo, herbalism, and rootwork. Of course, it is hard to substantiate any claims of magical prowess. But she was regarded as the Queen of Voodoo in the city.
She was also a community activist who provided education for women and would often perform rituals for those who found themselves in trouble. Marie Laveau will resonate with the magically minded Pisces.
Ophiuchus – Phyllis Schlafly
Ophichus is not a real zodiac sign, and Phyllis Schlafly is… well, the less said about her the better.