In a perfect world, every Thanksgiving would be a chance for family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal and feel true gratitude for each other.
But this is the real world, and too often our Thanksgiving celebrations end up getting tanked by awkwardness, passive-aggressive behavior, and kitchen disasters.
Here’s the worst behavior every sign of the Zodiac brings to the Thanksgiving table.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
If Aries is going to ruin Thanksgiving, you can bet that it will involve football in some way. Maybe they go a little too hard during a friendly game of touch football in the backyard. Or maybe they get so worked up about the game on TV that they end up throwing an entire pie across the living room.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
If Taurus is cooking Thanksgiving dinner, they’ll spend the whole day running around like, well, a turkey without a head. They’ll be super stressed by the time the food hits the table and demand to know what everyone thinks of every single dish.
And if they’re not cooking? Expect them to hover in the kitchen anyway, hinting that it’s not how they would prepare the meal.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini’s tendency to chatter can be a good thing or a bad one. At the Thanksgiving table, expect them to dominate the conversation–to the point that no one else can get a word in.
If everyone was sitting in awkward silence, then Gemini’s word-vomit could at least fill the void. But this sign will talk non-stop no matter what.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Every holiday, Cancer looks forward to spending time with the extended family… and then remembers why that’s a terrible idea. This sign will get overwhelmed when personalities clash and feel compelled to take sides in every argument, further fueling the flames of conflict. They’ll end up emotionally wrung out and mad at everybody, including themselves.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leos are gonna Leo. There’s not much you can do about it. At Thanksgiving, they’ll constantly hog the spotlight. If they bring a dish, they’ll tell you all about why it’s the best thing on the table.
If everyone shares what they’re thankful for, expect a long speech that attempts to put everyone else to shame. Leo just can’t help themselves when there’s an audience around.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
When a Virgo hosts Thanksgiving, you can expect a regimented schedule for both food prep and fun. And when, inevitably, that schedule falls apart, Virgo will fall apart too.
This order-loving sign of the Zodiac does not cope well with chaos and may end up barking orders at their loved ones in an attempt to get back on track.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Thanksgiving is a tough holiday for Libra. They hate it when people disagree. Unfortunately, gathering together family and friends with different viewpoints leads to conflict.
Like Cancer, Libra can’t help but get in the middle of that conflict. However, they’ll try to make the peace even if it kills them. Expect a grumpy, emotionally drained Libra by the end of the meal.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
For Scorpio, Thanksgiving ranks next to “getting a root canal” on their list of favorite ways to spend an afternoon. Big family get-togethers have never been Scorpio’s style, and if they’re forced to go, expect them to be unhappy about it.
It’s also dangerous to let a Scorpio loose in a roomful of people who have secrets to hide, because this darkly inquisitive sign will try to uncover all the family gossip.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Do not trust Sagittarius with any important task on Thanksgiving. There’s a very good chance that they will completely forget about it.
Although Sagittarius is a lot of fun at parties, they should never be involved in the planning or execution stages unless you want a complete disaster.
Capricorn (December 23-January 20)
To be fair, Capricorn is the sign who’s most likely to ruin Thanksgiving. But you can bet they’ll either spend the entire time talking about work or actually leave the celebration to work.
They can’t turn off their workaholic ways–which is too bad, because this Zodiac sign could really use a little rest and relaxation.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Aquarius does not care about the rules of society. That makes them a brave, forward-thinking person in many areas of their life.
But on Thanksgiving, they’re going to be the person who brings up politics or global warming or other topics that are sure to either start a fight or bum everyone out.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
If you can convince a Pisces to leave the house on Thanksgiving, you’ve already won a victory. This Zodiac sign doesn’t typically love big gatherings, and they’ll become easily overwhelmed if there are too many people there.
If you can’t find Pisces, they’ve probably retreated to another room, where they are happily reading a book or playing with the family pet rather than interacting with humans.