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Aurora Sinistra Character Analysis: Astronomy Professor

Aurora Sinistra Character Analysis: Astronomy Professor

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Aurora Sinistra is the witch responsible for teaching Astronomy at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

About Aurora Sinistra

Blood StatusUnknown
HouseGryffindor (speculative)
Zodiac SignCapricorn (speculative)

Aurora Sinistra Biography

Aurora Sinistra presumably attended Hogwarts as a young witch before returning to the school to teach Astronomy sometime before 1985.

Unlike the majority of lessons that happened during the day, Professor Sinistra often taught her lessons in the Astronomy Tower at midnight in order to give her students the best vision of the night sky.

Aurora may be a Gryffindor. She attended a Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Slytherin. She stood up in protest when Gryffindor Chaser Angelina Johnson was fouled.

In 1995, Aurora Sinistra attended the Yule Ball with Professor Alastor Moody, who was in fact the Death Eater Barty Crouch Jnr disguised by Polyjuice Potion. She danced tentatively, mainly concerned about his wooden leg.

The teacher was serious about preparing her students for exams. She gave her fifth years plenty of homework ahead of their O.W.L. exams to prepare them.

She could not have predicted that their O.W.L. exam would be interrupted by Ministry Aurors descending on Hagrid’s hut with Professor Umbridge to remove him from the school. The students also witnessed from the Astronomy Tower Professor McGonagall being hit by four stunning spells simultaneously. She was on her way to help Hagrid.

It is unknown whether Professor Sinistra continued to teach at Hogwarts when it came under Death Eater control. It is likely that she did, probably for the same reason as many of the other teachers, to provide a level of protection to the students.

If this is the case, she probably stayed at the school and participated in the Battle of Hogwarts. Albus Dumbledore chose his teachers carefully and she would likely have stayed behind to defend the school and resist Lord Voldemort.

Aurora Sinistra Personality Type & Traits

Students observing Professor Sinistra often considered her cool-mannered and unemotional. But this may suggest that she maintained a distance from her students. She was often seen talking with other teachers and seems to have gotten along with them well.

Her interest in Astronomy shows a level of attention to detail that many people struggle with, and enjoyment of the order and mathematics of the universe.

Aurora Sinistra Zodiac Sign & Birthday

We do not know when Aurora Sinistra was born, but she must have been born sometime before 1968 to have been a teacher at Hogwarts in 1985. Her personality suggests that her zodiac sign may be Capricorn. People born under this sign like complexity, detail, and subjects with black and white answers.

Capricorns tend to keep to themselves and are not outgoing. But when you get to know them well, Capricorns make excellent, interesting, and loyal friends.