The sky turns black and half the population is eliminated. Earth is nothing but a wasteland, and there are few survivors. What would you do in an apocalypse? Run and hide? Take arms and fight? Band together with your friends to create a secret underground society? The options are practically endless.
Humans have countless quirks, strengths, and weaknesses, but when the world goes biblical, there will likely be more than a few who will look to the planets and stars for answers. What better way to assess such a dismal hypothetical situation than taking a look at the zodiac signs during the apocalypse?
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Ambitious Aries will invariably take on the role of a fearless pioneer, banding people together to create a new society of humans who can take on the monsters of hell. With Mars as Aries's ruling planet, fire and brimstone are not things to fear, but rather things to conquer. Aries will be the first on the scene to rally troops and band everyone together - their leadership qualities will show what it truly means to never surrender.
However, the impulsive nature behind Aries's "act first, think later" mindset might bode poorly for this new society. This will cause our exuberant Aries to inevitably step down as primary leader, instead settling in as second in command and perfectly enacting the plans of those with better strategic skills. This new role won't even make Aries skip a beat - they'll still show up as the lovable hero who rallies the crowd and leaves no one behind.
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Leave it to Taurus to find their ground and fit an underground bunker with all the necessary post-apocalyptic trappings. Chaos and sudden changes can really get to Taurus, who will need time to think and plan. The good news is that the natural stubborness of a Taurus will make them a strong contender - they're someone who will fight through to the end. As long as Taurus has a safe place filled with the necessary bobbles and trinkets for survival, they will always act on common sense and practicality.
Another advantage for the responsible Taurus is their devotion and dedication to study - both necessary skills in surviving a post-apocalyptic world. The sign acts as a voice of reason and is loyal to the bitter end, meaning everyone will want to befriend them in hopes of using their well-equipped bunker for safety (not to mention some wholesome friendship).
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Gentle Gemini will certainly step in as both the adaptable one and the one who finds the hiding spots. Gemini's inherent curiosity and keen insight are at the core of this sign's adaptability. Although not a front-line warrior, Gemini's knack for stealth and observation makes them a great surveillance point person.
Geminis will be great for finding new information and collecting intelligence from monsters, analyzing their every movement and learning their behavioral patterns. However, because of Gemini's dual personality, if you ask them what they're good at, you'll likely be met with a blank stare. Make no mistake, though - keen Gemini is always watching and learning as fast as possible, and they're always ready to share and exchange ideas with the group.
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In this dark and dangerous environment with the body count rising by the minute, the stoic Cancer will make sure to take care of what's most important: family and friends. Highly tactical and passionate, Cancers will rise to every challenge, turning each into some unifying experience for everyone involved.
As long as Cancer's sympathies and emotions are in check for the cause against any zombies or monsters, Cancer will be a truly loyal team member and will selflessly tend to the needs of the unit - just don't expect them to make any cold or heartless decisions.
The deep level of care that Cancers express can initially be percieved as a deterrent, but it will certainly be a huge asset when keeping the peace among family and friends. Cancers may also be handy in caring for the hurt or psychologically distressed.