From The Vault is a series in which we analyze classic TV & Film characters to determine their matching astrological sign.
Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty oscillates between irreverent and disturbing. The animated comedy follows Rick Sanchez, a brilliant albeit selfish alcoholic scientist who takes his grandson Morty on his intergalactic anarchist adventures. It’s the go-to cartoon for the cerebral minded—it’s constantly questioning societal norms, but not to fret, you’ll still get your fair share of flatulence humor.
Rick Sanchez: Capricorn
As the mastermind behind each episode’s intergalactic adventure, Rick Sanchez’ antics reflect that of Capricorn natives. His resourceful and analytical nature is what helps him and his grandson navigate the terror of both Earth and the other universes they frequent and without Rick, Morty would without a doubt be dead in an alternate dimension. His tenacity often get him into trouble with the Intergalactic Federation and his Capricorn tendency to be cold and keep his emotions severely in check is what ultimately causes Rick the most strife with his family.
Morty Smith: Aries
Morty serves as Rick’s main sidekick is most likely born under Aries. He’s impatient, naive, doesn’t see things “big picture”—which is our kind way of saying he’s dumb—and has a deep, stirring temper that ignites when provoked. But he’s not without positive Aries traits! His stupidity-fueled bravery propels him and Rick toward safety most of the time, and that has to count for something.
Beth Smith: Cancer
Beth, much like her Cancer animal the crab, has a hard protective shell protecting her emotions from the cruelty of the world and her often blunt father. Yes, she’s a successful horse surgeon and caring mother on the outside, but inside she is a mess. Thank goodness for being a lush!
Jerry Smith: Gemini
Jerry is constantly talking—even if no one is listening—and that alone makes him a Gemini. He’s deeply insecure about his marriage, career and relationship with his children and often switches between accepting his reality or breaking down into uncontrollable sobs. It’s very dark. He’s also a highly impressionable human, a trait that marks the air sign and makes his life a living hell.
Summer Smith: Libra
Summer is the sole intelligent offspring of Beth and Jerry and is often shown caring about the ethics of her grandfather’s actions, has a clear diplomatic streak and has her feet firmly planted on the middle ground. Yes, she's still vapid and gravitates toward the superficial, but her passion for equality is sure to become a more prominent part of her personality as she grows older and experiences more of the tragedy the world has to offer.