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What's Your Sign, Killer? The Zodiac Signs Of All Your Favorite Serial Killers

Updated December 11, 2017 80.6k views12 items

Everyone's heard of the Zodiac Killer, but what about your favorite serial killers' actual zodiac signs? Whether it's a bull-headed Taurus with a long rap sheet or a sexy Scorpio with a brutal sting, astrological signs are often referenced as a signifier for behavioral patterns and as a predictor for what lies ahead in the future. In other words, could the stars and greater interplanetary forces of the universe have pre-determined the behaviors of these serial killers? 

Serial killers come from all different walks of life and take on many forms. For example, some killers, like Ted Bundy, prefer to transport their victims by car, while others, like John Wayne Gacy or Jeffrey Dahmer, prefer to take their victims' lives in the comfort of their own homes (or in the case of H.H. Holmes, his own fully equipped murder castle).

Each killer also has their own unique personality. Ed Gein, a Virgo, was known for being shy, a trait common for those with his sign, while Carl Panzram, a Cancer, was known for being particularly moody. And, for what it's worth, many of the most famous serial killers happen to fall under Pisces, a sign known for being charming yet emotionally unpredictable. Whether you just can't get enough of your daily horoscope updates, or think "What's your sign?" is just a sly pick up line, check out these serial killer astrological signs and see just who your stars align with.

  • Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

    • Jeffrey DahmerMay 21, 1960, 17 victims
    • Kenneth Bianchi (AKA "The Hillside Strangler"): May 22, 1951, 15 victims
    • Richard Chase (AKA "The Vampire of Sacramento"): May 23, 1950, 6 victims
    • Peter Kürten (AKA "The Vampire of Düsseldorf"): May 26, 1883, 9+ victims
    • Danny Rolling (AKA "The Gainesville Ripper"): May 26, 1954, 8 victims
    • Robert Lee Yates: May 27, 1952, 16 victims
    • Wayne Williams: May 27, 1958, 25-31 victims
    • David Berkowitz (AKA "Son of Sam"): June 1, 1953, 6 victims
    • Arthur Shawcross (AKA "The Genesee River Killer"): June 6, 1945, 14 victims
    • Peter Sutcliffe (AKA “The Yorkshire Ripper”): June 12, 946, 13 victims
    • John Norman Collins (AKA "The Co-Ed Killer"): June 17, 1947, 1-7+ victims
  • Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

    • Carl Panzram: June 28, 1891, 5-22 victims
    • Genene Jones: July 13, 1950, 2-60+ victims
  • Leo (July 23 - August 22)

    • Myra Hindley (AKA "The Moors Murderer"): July 23, 1942, 5 victims
    • John Haigh (AKA "The Acid Bath Killer"): July 24, 1909, 6-9 victims
    • Anthony Sowell (AKA "The Cleveland Strangler"): August 19, 1959, 11 victims
  • Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

    • Henry Lee LucasAugust 23, 1936, 11-600+
    • Rodney Alcala (AKA "The Dating Game Killer"): August 23, 1943, 5-130 victims
    • Richard Biegenwald (AKA "The Thrill Killer"): August 24, 1940, 6-9+ victims
    • Ed GeinAugust 27, 1906, 2+ victims
    • Paul Bernardo (AKA "The Schoolgirl Killer"): August, 27 1964, 3-4 victims
    • Richard Angelo (AKA "The Angel of Death"): August 29, 1962, 8 victims
    • Albert DeSalvo (AKA "The Boston Strangler"): September 3, 1931, 13 victims
    • Harrison Graham: September 9, 1959, 7 victims
    • Marybeth Tinning: September 11, 1942, 1-9 victims
    • Gerald Stano: September 12, 1951, 22-41+ victims