The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) has been around since 1999 and is still going strong, with a cast that never disappoints. I am not going to lie, this year I have found myself down an SVU rabbit hole, and I may or may not be rewatching the entire series for the second time this year.
But this has allowed me to get to know the SVU team pretty well! So I used my own detective skills to determine what SVU member I think the zodiac signs are, based on the member’s characteristics.
So which of these dedicated detectives who make up this elite squad are you? DUN DUN!
Elliot Stabler – Aries
March 21 – April 19
If you’re an Aries, you are Detective Elliot Stabler.
Stabler is impulsive, fearless, and committed, much like an Aries. Aries always move through their lives with confidence, leading them to major wins and important life lessons – ones that seem to stick with them throughout their lives. Aries tend to be natural-born leaders, competitive, responsible, adventurous, and courageous.
The name says it all:
A for assertive
R for refreshing
I for independent
E for energetic
S for sexy
Emphasis on the S ;)
Fin Tutuola – Taurus
April 20 – May 20
If you’re a Taurus you are Sargent Fin Tutuola.
Much like a Taurus, Fin is grounded, patient, and determined. Amazing friends, colleagues, and partners, Taureans value honesty, commitment, and loyalty above all else. Taureans aren’t just loyal, they’re also fun, with a witty streak that always keeps you laughing. They are persistent and hardworking, once a Taurus sets a goal, it will get done—despite any obstacles that may come up. And that’s why he’s Sargent Tutuola now.
Amanda Rollins – libra
September 23 – October 22
If you are a Libra, you are Detective Amanda Rollins
What do Libras and Amanda Rollins have in common? They’re sweet on the inside and tough on the outside. Libras are well-rounded, compassionate and intelligent individuals who love dreaming up new projects to accomplish and challenges to meet. Libras want to find justice in the world and are clever and tactful peacemakers.
That southern charm and cleverness are what we love most about Amanda.
Dominick Carisi – Gemini
May 21 – June 20
If you are a Gemini, you are most definitely Dominick Carisi.
Geminis tend to be intelligent, imaginative, expressive, and skilled communicators, who innately know how to present ideas. They also like to have fun and most have a multitude of hobbies and interests. Geminis are indulgent, which is represented by the versatility of air and the dichotomy of two bodies as one, hence, the twin sign. We really see this in Carisi when he changes careers from a detective to an assistant district attorney.
Carisi’s versatility and charisma are what make him a unique and valuable asset to the SVU squad.
John Munch – Sagittarius
November 22 – December 21
If you are a Sagittarius, you are Sargent John Munch.
The loveable and conspiracy-driven Detective Munch. Similar to the Sagittarius, both are blunt and often speak before they think. But, Sagittarius are lovable and make the people around you laugh. Sagittarius’ tend to be philosophical and easily inspired. They are big-spirited, explorative, loving and restless.
“Detective Munch was not only a brilliant detective but a very, very soulful man.” – Olivia Benson
Nick Amaro – Scorpio
October 23 – November 21
If you are a Scorpio there is no doubt that you are Detective Nick Amaro.
Scorpios have an amazing sense of intuition and they’re fiercely protective of what is theirs, but they can be equally generous with those they love. Scorpios tend to be powerful, independent, and passionate individuals. They can be full-on and intense and sometimes struggle to be team players. Scorpios are entirely devoted to who they are and what they love with such a daunting intensity. Unfortunately, this passion tends to drive people away, which we see happen to Amaro.
Dr. GEORGE HUANG – Pisces
February 19 – March 20
If you’re a Pisces, you are Psychiatrist Dr. George Huang.
Pisces (“the loving fish”) tend to also be the most mature sign and is often sensitive and attuned to offering empathy and compassion for others. In fact, a Pisces is often a person people gravitate toward for help or support. Dr. George Huang, SVU’s resident forensic psychiatrist, has channeled knowledge and sensitivity that he has learned through his work as a therapist toward helping others. Dr. Huang also offers a shoulder and ear to his SVU colleagues on a regular basis, a characteristic that many Pisces possess. Pisces tend to be selfless and always willing to help others, and they are characterized by empathy and incredible emotional capacity.
Melinda Warner – virgo
August 23 – September 22
If you are a Virgo, you are M.E. Melinda Warner.
A Virgos’ attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. They are methodical and ensure that nothing is left to chance. As a medical examiner, Melinda Warner is diligent, practical, and analytical, all characteristics that Virgos possess. Warner is an integral part of the SVU unit and her personal skills have contributed to the unit’s high success rate in closing cases.
Rafael Barba – Aquarius
January 20 – February 18
If you are an Aquarius, you are ADA Rafael Barba.
Aquarius’ are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love to fight for idealistic causes. They are able to see people without prejudice and this makes them truly special. Much like Barba, an Aquarius is a known thinker and someone who will shake your world once they are in it. Aquarius’ are intellectual, curious, and always fighting for the greater good, which is why Barba, and his incredible lawyer skills, is an Aquarius.
Alexandra Cabot – Leo
July 23 – August 22
If you are a Leo, you are ADA Alexandra Cabot
Leos often have an inner radiance that puts them in the spotlight, and Alex Cabot sure is a head-turner. Leos are famously ambitious, and Alex Cabot, whose cool competence and steadfast integrity make her an excellent litigator, brings long overdue justice to crimes. Leos are natural-born leaders and are able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. Alex achieves success with her head high and faces others with dignity and respect.
Donald Cragen – Cancer
June 21 – July 22
Hey Captain! If you are a Cancer, you are Captain Donald Cragen.
Although they have a tough exterior, Cancers are deeply intuitive and sentimental. They are very emotional, sympathetic, and sensitive, and care deeply.
I will be honest, it was hard to pick which SVU member is a cancer because being a part of this team requires the team to practically be desensitized and remain unsympathetic. However, Cancers are brave, quick to help others and avoid conflict. As a captain, these are characteristics that Don Cragen has. Cragen is a strong leader and his caring personality has led him to make decisions that are best for his team.
Olivia Benson – Capricorn
December 22 – January 19
I know everyone wants to be Olivia Benson, but this spot is for the Capricorns.
Matching the characteristics of those of a Capricorn, Olivia is full of responsible and independent energy. She is incredibly motivated with a strong work ethic. Olivia is a natural leader and tends to be realistic, self-controlled and wise. Capricorns are resilient, strong, and dependable in any crisis. Capricorns have a reputation as stubborn, but they simply know what they want, and I see that characteristic in Olivia Benson.
A Capricorn’s greatest career strength is determination. Capricorns will push themselves beyond their limits and will not take “no” for an answer. They tend to live by a simple motto – “I can succeed at anything I put my mind to.”
Looks like your Capricorn motivation and work ethic paid off! Getting Olivia Benson is a big accomplishment.