Oh Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, we didn’t deserve you! Such a wonderful mentor to the title character in the “Harry Potter” films, Dumbledore was an incredible force for good, but also a misunderstood one. When assessing the traits listed at Refinery 29, we’ve landed upon Aquarius for the late, great headmaster — and not just because the sign is represented by the water bearer, which recalls that cave scene at the end of “Half-Blood Prince” when he and Harry retrieved the non-horcrux locket. As an Aquarius, Dumbledore’s strengths lie in his progressive mindset, so much so that Dolores Umbridge low-key called his methodology as headmaster out in her first speech to the students, declaring that “Progress for the sake of progress must be discouraged.” He’s also original and independent, seeking to educate young witches and wizards in the way he feels best, resisting the Ministry of Magic’s efforts to dictate how the school is run. Above all, Dumbledore is a humanitarian, seeking the best outcome for mankind, magically-inclined or muggle, when it comes to defeating the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Dumbledore checks a few of the boxes when it comes to Aquarius’ weaknesses as well. Aquarians are said to run from emotional expression and it’s fair to say that the good professor isn’t prone to emoting. He could, at times, be temperamental, as seen in when he shouted at the gathered students to return to their studies when Umbridge was trying to give Professor Sybill Trelawney (Emma Thompson) the boot. Dumbledore also remained aloof, though it was apparently to avoid causing Harry any unnecessary pain, per his explanation.