Today is Gabriel Macht’s birthday, so we know he’s an Aquarius, but what about Harvey? We looked to astrology for some indications that Pearson Specter Litt’s top closer could be an Aquarius too!
Harvey’s loyalty has always been one of his biggest strengths. He’s been incredibly devoted to the firm, to his mentor Jessica, and, of course, to Mike by protecting his secret. But like a true Aquarian, Harvey expects it back in return. As he famously said in season four, “Loyalty is a two-way street. If I'm asking for it from you, then you're getting it from me.”
One memorable Harvey-ism was his line, “I’m not about caring; I'm about winning." Aquarians are able to see both sides of every situation, which is a key trait for any lawyer, but especially one as successful as Harvey. He can anticipate every argument, and find a way to shut it down because he’s always looking at the big picture.
Sometimes Aquarians can seem pretty aloof or slow to display their emotions. Or, sometimes, they may not display them at all. For the guy who once quipped, “I'm against having emotions, not against using them,” it’s easy to see why he was so reticent with his therapist, Dr. Agard. It wasn’t until he absolutely had to let her in that he opened up.
Aquarians are known for possessing intelligence – and Harvey is a Harvard Law grad, so we know he’s certainly book-smart. But he’s also able to puzzle out solutions to complicated problems on the fly, earning him the reputation of one of New York’s best. Let’s face it – the guy is brilliant. (Or as Harvey might say, “"It's not bragging if it's true.")
Aquarians aren’t always thought of as relationship material, and Aquarius men can especially have the reputation for playing hard to get. That might explain why Harvey’s love life has been less than poetic. (Sorry, Donna!) Also, who else would say, “I don’t have dreams, I have goals?” That’s not exactly a romantic sentiment.
“I refuse to answer that on the grounds that I don’t want to” is classic Harvey. Aquarians hate limiting situations, and this is no exception for the man who prefers to make his own rules. And if Harvey had never defied Jessica, Mike would have never stuck around – so, let’s be clear: this is a good thing!
Aquarius is one of the most self-sufficient signs of the zodiac. Looks like this can explain Harvey’s bachelor lifestyle, or quotes like, “Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well, make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.”
Happy birthday, Gabriel! Do whatever the hell you want today!