Jujutsu Kaisen: Yuji Itadori’s Zodiac Sign – and How It Predicts His Actions

For anime and manga fans who like to dabble in astrology (or are obsessed with it), seeing how the characters’ zodiac signs match their personalities is always fun and exciting. While not everyone may believe in astrology, some of the descriptions can get pretty accurate. Here's a look into the zodiac sign of Jujutsu Kaisen protagonist Yuji Itadori.

Yuji's personality is loved by many Jujutsu Kaisen fans, who consider him a comfort character. He possesses a lot of positive traits, but these can also be considered harmful. Even though his character makes fans happy, he endures much tragedy and darkness as well. Many of Yuji’s personality traits are in line with his zodiac sign. Born on March 20th, this makes him a Pisces: one of the kindest and most empathetic in the zodiacs.

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Pisces, a water sign and the last in the zodiac, is symbolized by two fish facing opposite directions -- perhaps a representation of the duality of Pisces people, who are known for switching between fantasy and reality. They can get lost in their own head at times, which is why sometimes they find it difficult to get slapped by reality.

Of all the zodiac signs, Pisces is one of the more emotional. They aren’t the most logical since they are driven more by their heart than their head, but this sensitive nature can easily connect with other people. It generally isn’t difficult for a Pisces to pick up on a person’s vibes, and they can feel if the other person is putting up a front or not. Unfortunately, this is a double-edged sword -- seeing as they somehow end up becoming everyone’s therapist.

Pisces people are selfless and generous, and would not hesitate to help loved ones (or anyone) in need. More often than not, they think of others before themselves. This is one of Yuji’s notable characteristics in Jujutsu Kaisen -- taking into consideration his grandfather’s last wish, he is determined to save people and die surrounded by others. Despite not knowing Megumi Fushiguro that well yet, he swallowed Sukuna’s finger so he could help Megumi out -- probably not thinking about the grave repercussions this action would have. Accepting the task of becoming Sukuna’s vessel means Yuji will eventually die once he has consumed all the fingers, yet he gathered enough resolve to accept his fate. He takes comfort in knowing he will help others by doing this, and there will be fewer killings.

Even when Yuji was on the verge of death after Sukuna ripped his heart out, his primary thought was the wellbeing of Megumi, Nobara Kugisaki, and Satoru Gojo. Before the fight between Yuji, Kento Nanami and Mahito, when Nanami asked about the situation, Yuji’s immediate response was sadness that he couldn’t save two people. Aside from being emotional, Pisces people are also empathetic. This is perhaps why Yuji greatly values life and would like people to die a “proper death.” It’s also probably why he was caught off guard while fighting transfigured humans -- he initially didn’t have the heart to kill them.

Itadori pleads with Junpei before he is transformed

When Junpei Yoshino began spiraling downward because of his mother’s death, Yuji did all he could to knock some sense back into him. He uses words to comfort Junpei and says how he will be there for him, even inviting him to attend Jujutsu Tech. Unfortunately, these hopes are cut short when Mahito performs Idle Transfiguration on Junpei. Yuji then goes through a roller coaster of emotions and seeks Sukuna's help, desperately begging him to heal Junpei at the expense of whatever Sukuna wants -- a decision more influenced by the heart than the head.

Due to Pisces’ kind and empathetic nature, they are also more prone to being taken advantage of. Compared to the rest of the cast in Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuji isn’t exactly the smartest. Sukuna was able to take advantage of him while they were in his Innate Domain by creating a Binding Vow that Yuji forgot about once he'd been brought back to life. Mahito also tried to take advantage of Yuji’s naivety, thinking the latter would lose his sense of self after fighting the transfigured humans and reaching a breaking point.

Pisces people live complex lives. They may be some of the nicest beings one can encounter, but this usually also means they have gone through a lot. Possessing a selfless attitude, they tend to carry the burdens of others and ignore their own. While this may not be a Pisces' best trait since they forget to think about themselves, Yuji's acts of kindness and empathy go a long way -- especially in a story surrounded by death and despair. With all the various emotions they experience regularly, life is hard for a Pisces -- and it surely is for Yuji.

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