How to Be the Main Character in Your Own Life, According to Your Star Sign

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‘Main character energy’ has become a recent trend on social media, and it’s equated to being the protagonist in the film. Basically, it’s a creative way to romanticise your life. It’s also all about celebrating the fact you’re at the centre of your world, and that you have the power to make the most of it.

You can have main character outfits, main character sunglasses, main character lipstick, songs, activities, occasions…

TBH, we’re here for it. We all need a bit of main character confidence as we become reacquainted with our regular social programs, and this social media trend/term is actually quite a useful tool to boost that confidence.

Astrologer and life strategist Kristy Gray agrees.

“In my social media scrolling, the ‘Main character energy’ trend captured my attention,” she tells POPSUGAR AU.

“I found it intriguing, as all of us were trying to embody a better version of ourselves with the extra time on our hands.

“This got me thinking about my work as an astrologer and how I prefer to use astrology as a catalyst for self-empowerment. I started exploring the concept of being the star of your movie with clients — giving them a different lens to view astrology and their natal chart.

“‘Main character energy’ isn’t just reserved for romanticising your life — like taking centre stage. It’s about celebrating your life and you as an active participant in it. And Astrology can help you figure out how to do just that.”

In order to fully celebrate your life, and yourself as its main character, you need to have goals that are specific to you. If you believe in the power of astrology, you’d know that things like your zodiac sign, moon and sun placement and natal chart can help give you a deeper understanding of yourself.

With this knowledge under your belt, surely there’s no reason why you can’t fully embrace your main character energy and be the best version of you this year!?

“In astrology, everything has duality; a high-vibrational state (empowering) and a low vibrational state (disempowering),” Kristy explains.

“Our sun sign’s goal (AKA your star sign) is to lean into the positive qualities also known as the high vibrational state for your sign. If you can start embodying the empowering qualities and traits of your sign this year, anything is possible when it comes to going after your dreams.”

To help us navigate this, Kristy has provided us with a list of all the zodiac signs, their high and low vibrational states and main character energies for 2022.

“Explore your sun sign below and if you know your time of birth, you can also look towards the sign of your ascendant (rising sign) to help you go deeper. Not sure of your ascendant? Cast your natal chart here.”

Here’s how to be the main character of your life in 2022, according to your zodiac sign.


March 20 – April 19
Aries is a cardinal (initiating) fire (dynamic) sign representing courage, impulsiveness, and spontaneity. Your guiding principle is “I want” and so you love going after that next big thing that lights you up.

High vibrational state: energetic, pioneering, carefree confidence
Low vibrational state: impatient, headstrong, inconsiderate
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? Make your own rules and follow them this year, Aries. Don’t be afraid to commit and go after what you want. 
Aries Main Character Energy: I trust myself, I believe in me, I have the confidence in myself.


April 20 – May 20
Taurus is a fixed (strong-willed) earth (tangible) sign representing reliable, down-to-earth and determined energy. Your guiding principle is “I maintain” and so you love being able to approach life on your terms and timeline.

High vibrational state: practical, pragmatic, faithful
Low vibrational state: lazy, stubborn, possessive
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? Don’t miss your opportunity to expand your horizons this year, Taurus. If you make change systematic, anything is possible.
Taurus Main Character Energy: I will work with abundant enthusiasm & confidence.


May 21 – June 20
Gemini is a mutable (flexible) air (cerebral) sign representing curiosity, adventure and freedom. Your guiding principle is “I think” and so all forms of communication; writing, speaking, teaching hold great importance.

High vibrational state: deliberate, resourceful, carefree
Low vibrational state: pre-occupied, superficial, restless
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? Discipline and structure will be on the agenda this year, Gemini. You can still ‘play hard’ if you ‘work hard’ first.
Gemini Main Character Energy: I am thankful for all I have and all I will accomplish.


June 21 – July 22
Cancer is a cardinal (initiating) water (emotive) sign representing loyalty, sympathy and nurturing. Your guiding principle is “I feel” and so that’s why your emotions are in ebb and flow.

High vibrational state: instinctive, imaginative, affectionate
Low vibrational state: fearful, wishful, clingy, wishful, possessive
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? You’re being encouraged to walk on the wild side this year, Cancer. Go on an adventure and you can still be in your humble abode by dinner time.
Cancer Main Character Energy: I am going to reach every goal I set for myself.


July 23 – August 22
Leo is a fixed (strong-willed) fire (dynamic) sign representing creativity, confidence and vivaciousness. Your guiding principle is “I came, I saw, I conquered” and so that’s why you really are the star of your movie!

High vibrational state: optimistic, self-confident, generous
Low vibrational state: high and mighty, condescending, attention-seeking
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? Looking for the silver lining in everything will be a key theme this year, Leo. Dig into your endless well of optimism and you’re destined to shine.
Leo Main Character Energy: I am ready to allow miracles to flow into my life


August 23 – September 22
Virgo is a mutable (flexible) earth (tangible) sign representing a conscientious, realistic and focused energy. Your guiding principle is “I examine” and so that’s why you aim to always work smarter and not harder.

High vibrational state: reliable, flexible, diligent
Low vibrational state: narrow-minded, critical, perfectionist
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? We know ‘you’ve got this’ Virgo, but it’s okay to ask for help if you need it. This year look for significant people to help you expand your horizons.
Virgo Main Character Energy: I believe in the power of my dreams.


September 23 – October 22
Libra is a cardinal (initiating) air (cerebral) sign representing charisma, consideration and support. Your guiding principle is “I balance” and so that’s why weighing up all options is important to you.

High vibrational state: sociable, peacemaker, strategist
Low vibrational state: indecisive, moody, half-hearted
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? You love harmony in your relationships Libra but this year you’re being invited to explore who really lights you up. Remember not everyone is deserving of your magnetism.
Libra Main Character Energy: I see the potential in myself and take action to fulfil it.


October 23 – November 21
Scorpio is a fixed (strong-willed) water (emotive) sign representing passion, power and commitment. Your guiding principle is “I desire” and so that’s why you have an intense need to feel; it’s all or nothing, baby!

High vibrational state: sharp-witted, resilient, profound
Low vibrational state: cynical, self-destructive, energy vampire
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? Did someone say innovation? Scorpio, you’re being pushed to embrace new territory. You might be wanting to break free, so what’s stopping you?
Scorpio Main Character Energy: There are no limits to what I can achieve.


November 22 – December 21
Sagittarius is a mutable (flexible) fire (dynamic) sign representing ambition, optimism and independence. Your guiding principle is “I believe” and so that’s why you like to expand your horizons, both internally and externally.

High vibrational state: self-motivated, educated, enthusiast
Low vibrational state: arrogant, condescending, know-it-all
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? When the world is your oyster, you want to experience everything in it Sagittarius. You’ll need to slow down before you speed up again and May will be the perfect time for the latter.
Sagittarius Main Character Energy: I do not fear the fire… I am the fire.


December 22 – January 19
Capricorn is a cardinal (initiating) earth (tangible) sign representing persistence, responsibility and dedication. Your guiding principle is “I complete” and so that’s why you need to complete your to-do list before having a little fun.

High vibrational state: practical, sensible, well-controlled
Low vibrational state: headstrong, inconsiderate, restless
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? Spontaneity and ingenuity are the name of the game, Capricorn. You’ll need to become more inventive this year and stretch yourself beyond your limitations.
Capricorn Main Character Energy: I am confident in who I am and my abilities.


January 20 – February 18
Aquarius is a fixed (strong-willed) air (cerebral) sign representing eccentric, visionary and innovative energy. Your guiding principle is “I know (but I don’t know?)” and so that’s why you have wild ideas to create a new utopia.

High vibrational state: independent, ingenious, sympathetic
Low vibrational state: withdrawn, detached, ice-cold
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? With all your big ideas Aquarius, it’s time to follow the ones that light you up and bring them into reality. Be courageous and create change!
Aquarius Main Character Energy: I am allowed to be bold and take up space.


February 19 – March 20
Pisces is a mutable (flexible) water (emotive) sign representing intuition, empathy and generosity. Your guiding principle is “I sense” and so that’s why you’re so tapped into the world around you.

High vibrational state: altruist, intuitive, enchanting
Low vibrational state: (recurring) escapism, vague, no boundaries
How can you be the star of your movie in 2022? You’re being invited to go out and chase after your greatest desires this year Pisces. Be free and live a little (or a lot!)
Pisces Main Character Energy: I am creating the life of my dreams.

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