Which "Vanderpump Rules" Cast Member You Are, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Scandoval got you thinking about which former SURver you're most like? Astrologers dish it out.
When you get invited to the White House Correspondents' Dinner following a major reality TV scandal, you know things have become a true pop culture moment. And whether you're Team Ariana or Team Tom and Raquel (does the latter exist?), there's no denying that "Scandoval" has taken the country by storm, from fully reported stories in The New York Times to endless podcasts unpacking the drama. Ahead of the hotly-anticipated reunion, we've asked professional astrologers to match each zodiac sign with the Vanderpump Rules cast member they are. Are you loud and proud like LVP, independent and free-spirited like Ariana, or a risk-taker like Raquel? Read on to find out.
Aries: Scheana Shay
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries are bold, fiery, and passionate—all traits that Scheana Shay fully displayed in theS 10 finale when she broke down to Tom Sandoval, telling him, "Obviously we're not friends anymore."
"Right now, you don't deserve any friends," she continued, which speaks to astrologer Bella Nguen's point that Shay "likes to take charge and set the tone."
Shay and Tom Sandoval had been friends for over a decade, both appearing on the first season of the show when they worked at the restaurant SUR.
Initially, Shay took a lot of heat for her past relationship with actor Eddie Cibrian, who was married at the time to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville. In light of Sandoval's cheating scandal, some fans said that Shay is a hypocrite.
But just as any confident Aries would, Shay fired right back, responding to an Instagram post by saying, "I don't recall having an affair with my best friends bf KNOWINGLY but go off!" per Page Six.
Taurus: Katie Maloney
"Katie Maloney embodies the reliable and practical qualities of a Taurus," says Raquel Rodriguez, astrologer and founder of Your Zodiac. "With her strong sense of loyalty, determination, and love for the comforts of life, Katie creates a stable foundation within the Vanderpump Rules group."
Rodriguez adds that Maloney is not afraid of hard work, something most Tauruses can relate to.
This certainly applies to her professional life: She moved to L.A. in 2006 from her hometown of Park City, Utah to pursue her acting dreams, all while working as a waitress at SUR, establishing her former lifestyle brand, and, eventually, filming Vanderpump Rules.
Maloney has also been committed to her personal relationships. She married fellow cast member Tom Schwartz in 2016, but they divorced in early 2022.
Despite their differences (and, who can forget when Schwartz poured a drink on her head), Maloney invited him to her apartment in the finale episode, trying to understand his point of view regarding how much he knew about the affair.
As professional astrologer Amy Tripp, LMSW, notes, Tauruses are drawn to a "calm and grounded nature" like this and are also reliable friends.
Gemini: James Kennedy
James Kennedy joined the cast in 2015, moving from London to become a busser at SUR. But like an energetic and super-social Gemini, he was not content to stay in one place for too long, and he soon embarked on a career as a DJ.
"He's been wrapped up in his fair share of drama on Vanderpump Rules, but his ability to stay flexible during Season 10's biggest drama of all was such an art in Gemini form, all the way down to the witty one-liners he's been able to rattle off," explains Ryan Marquardt, Hollywood astrologer and founder of Ryan's Astrology. (Yes, he's referring to "worm with a mustache.")
"He also has a unique balance of introversion and extroversion, sometimes acting as the life of the party, and other times becoming more reclusive as he handles deeper emotional situations in his head," explains Marquardt.
This dual nature is why Geminis are often referred to as the chameleons of the zodiac.
But at the end of the day, what makes Kennedy such a fit for a Gemini is his talkative, animated nature. "James always seems to have something to add to any conversation, even if it's not the most profound statement in the world," Marquardt adds.
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Cancer: Kristen Doute
When Bravo first premiered Vanderpump Rules, Kristen Doute had already been dating Tom Sandoval for some time. But their relationship quickly unraveled in front of the cameras, with both partners admitting to infidelity with fellow cast members (she hooked up with Jax Taylor, and he kissed Ariana Madix).
You may be questioning Cancers' likeness to Doute, as this sign is considered extremely loyal—but one mistake didn't derail her true personality.
"She's the emotional and nurturing one, who cares deeply about her friends and family," says Nguen.
In fact, despite Sandoval then breaking up with Doute and continuing a relationship with Madix, Doute became friends with her, and the two are still close. In the finale episode, we saw Doute arrive at Madix's home and comfort her—something a Cancer would do without thinking twice.
However, Cancers are also known for their moody side, as Nguen notes, and we can't say we haven't seen this side of Doute over the years.
Leo: Lisa Vanderpump
Only someone who loves the limelight would spend 13 consecutive years on reality television, and the queen herself, Lisa Vanderpump, has done just that.
From her time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump was not afraid to flaunt her love of everything pink or showcase the elaborate outfits she dressed her beloved dog Giggy (RIP) in.
"Just like a regal lioness, Lisa exudes confidence, leadership, and a flair for the dramatic," says Rodriguez. "Her passion for creating opulent experiences, as showcased in her restaurants and events, reflects Leo's desire for the grand stage."
But, like a lion, she is also very protective of her friends and family, notes Nguen. Throughout Vanderpump Rules, we've seen her serve as a stand-in mother for those working at her establishments.
And this was never more apparent than in the finale, when she first held a sobbing Madix and then refused to turn her back on Sandoval, telling him, "You're not a bad person, Tom; you just did a bad thing."
Virgo: Raquel Leviss
If you're already screaming at us, "But I'd never cheat with my best friend's partner," let's back up a bit to the core of Raquel's personality.
"She's the smart and practical one, who always has a plan and a goal," explains Nguen. "She's also a perfectionist and a hard worker, who strives to do her best in everything she does."
Of course, just because you exhibit these very Virgo-like traits doesn't make you a cheater. But the need to be perfect and do everything meticulously can cause one to be "critical and anxious," Nguen adds.
"Raquel's worldview can be closed-minded and dogmatic, contributing to a holier-than-thou attitude that others find off-putting," shares intuitive and celebrity astrologer Astro Ash. "Her tendency to take unnecessary risks and her refusal to look beyond her own perspectives make her a challenging friend to have."
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Libra: Tom Schwartz
"Typically known for their charm, diplomacy, and desire to maintain harmony in relationships, Libra is best suited for Tom Schwartz, who is actually a Libra in real life as well," shares Marquardt, adding that Schwartz has been seen mediating many a friendship through the years.
"Libra is also the sign of partnership, so go figure one of Tom's major claims to fame is his iconic partnership with Tom Sandoval and their West Hollywood-based restaurant and bar TomTom," Marquardt adds.
But a Libra's refusal to take sides or stand up for what they believe to be right can certainly ruffle some feathers.
"They have a way of bending the rules of fairness in order to appease their partners … so it's not shocking that Ariana has come out against Tom Schwartz for covering up Tom Sandoval's cheating scandal," notes Marquardt.
Schwartz's meltdown over TomTom's plummeting Yelp rating and how he's being perceived amidst the scandal is also classic Libra, focusing on outward appearances and what others think of them.
Scorpio: Lala Kent
"Lala Kent aligns with the passionate and mysterious traits of a Scorpio," explains Rodriguez. "She embodies the essence of the Scorpion with her loyalty, strong-willed nature, and ability to keep her guard up."
On the outside, Lala is a quirky, fun-loving girl. But like a complex and emotional Scorpio would, she conceals many of her true emotions. The most notable example of this is her own scandal, "The Randall Scandal."
Lala got engaged to film producer Randall Emmett in 2018, and they welcomed their daughter Ocean in 2021. Shortly thereafter, they divorced when Kent found out Emmett was cheating. His betrayals ran much deeper, with allegations of sexual misconduct and other wrongdoings now being chronicled in a Hulu documentary, per Us Weekly.
But, as Rodriguez points out, "Her transformative journey and ability to rise from challenging situations mirror the phoenix-like qualities often associated with Scorpios."
Sagittarius: Jax Taylor
"Jax Taylor resonates with the freedom-loving nature of a Sagittarius," says Rodriguez. "He's always on the lookout for travel and seeking new experiences."
But as any Sagittarius knows, an impulsive streak can lead to bad decisions and broken hearts, all of which Jax experienced during his eight-year run on Vanderpump Rules.
On Seasons 1, 2, and 6 of the show, Jax was caught cheating, the most recent instance of which was being unfaithful to his now-wife Brittany Cartwright.
However, "Jax's ability to bounce back and learn from his mistakes reflects the Sagittarian quest for personal growth," adds Rodriguez.
To this point, Jax has recently expressed that he'd be interested in returning to the show, a decision that's perhaps based on the fact that he's been replaced as "the villain."
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Capricorn: Stassi Schroeder
Remember when we mentioned Jax's cheating scandal in Season 1? Oh yeah, that's when he was dating Stassi Schroeder.
This is also when Stassi was the breakout "mean girl" of the show, exhibiting her temper and, some might say, bullying Shay at every turn.
And though these might sound more like traits of Aries or Scorpio, astrologers explain that much of Schroeder's aggression comes from her desire to succeed—something Capricorn can very much relate to as the serious, hard worker of the zodiac.
"Known for her strong work ethic … Stassi thrives when she can take charge and plan ahead," says Rodriguez.
"She's responsible and reliable, but sometimes cold and ruthless," Nguen adds.
Aquarius: Ariana Madix
It was nearly unanimous among the astrologers we consulted that Aquarius is a match for Ariana Madix.
A longtime fan favorite on the show for her openness surrounding her mental health issues, Madix is comfortable marching to the beat of her own drum and detaching from emotional situations, notes Marquardt.
"I mean, hello, she laughed during the recent White House Correspondents' Dinner when Tom Sandoval got roasted!" he quips.
But Ariana is most a match for an Aquarian because she is strong and independent. "Ariana has no problem expressing herself and her unconventional viewpoints, which is a requirement for Aquarius, and she's able to have more intellectually stimulating conversations than the average cast member," says Marquardt.
Another similarity here is that Aquarius is commonly associated with volunteerism and advocacy, and, as Marquardt points out, Ariana has been very involved with the Skin Care Foundation after she was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2018.
"Aquarius knows how to get groups of people together to stand on the right side of history, and with the most recent scandal, it's no wonder Ariana has been able to effortlessly rally the masses in support of her side," Marquardt concludes.
Pisces: Tom Sandoval
Sorry, Pisces, but you're stuck with Scandoval himself.
You probably associate Pisces with creativity, sensitivity, and a penchant for daydreaming, and while all this is true, "they also have a shadow side," says Marquardt. "Unfortunately, that side is on full display with Tom Sandoval right now."
"They're well-known for their escapism, but when you mix that trait with their desire for secrecy, you'll often find that Pisces is living a double life of some sort," he explains. "They're the mirrors of the zodiac, so they can shapeshift into anything they want you to see, and it's hard to know when a Pisces is hiding something."
As Marquardt points out, when the scandal broke, even Madix was quoted as saying, "He was very good at concealing his double life and hiding all of the evidence."
Another way Tom handled the situation as a Pisces would was his vague apology on social media that didn't even refer to Ariana by name. "Pisces struggles with confrontation … because they don't know how to be direct or take much responsibility for their wrongdoings," Marquardt adds. And let's not forget the major gaslighting that went down on the finale.