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3 Zodiac Signs Who Are Most Likely to Cause Thanksgiving Drama (And One Who Calms Everyone Down)

Whether you’re all gathered around the dining room table or breaking biscuits over Zoom, catching up with friends and family is the light in this dark, difficult year. But let’s face it: Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without a little drama, be it a burnt turkey or an hour-long interrogation on your dating life. So, who’s creating all the problems? There are a few zodiac signs who are stirring up more than just mashed potatoes. Here, the three constellations who are probably starting Thanksgiving drama, and one who’s bringing us all together.

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The Culprits

1. Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

Most Likely To: Deliver a brash, but hilarious joke at your expense.

Aries is a slot machine of original ideas. Once the winning combination appears across their brainscreen (often in joke-form) they cleverly blurt it out in celebration. The fire signs are action-oriented, not consequence-oriented. So as you’re going in for your third glass of wine, Aries advises you against drinking too much, like the time you gracefully threw up on stage at your college graduation. Sure, Aries’s humor might insult, humiliate or infuriate. But our favorite firecrackers embody the phrase, “If you don’t like it, you can leave.” And trust us, you won’t want to. Grandma’s horrified expression was totally priceless.

2. Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Most Likely To: Launch into an impassioned political diatribe.

The existential thinkers of the zodiac tend to transcend the small, insignificant dramas around the dinner table. Instead, Aquarius watches them play out like a detached observer. Their usual Thanksgiving M.O. is innocuously pushing butternut squash around their plate or playing League of Legends on their phone. But everything changes when Aquarius’s strongly-held beliefs are challenged. When Uncle Bigot inevitably yells out an uninformed political statement, Aquarians can’t help but retaliate. These brainy air signs will pull out all of the facts and figures in their long-winded, progressive monologue. (We say monologue since no one else would dare counter them after listening to their masterclass in socioeconomics.) Vegan stuffing, anyone?

3. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Most Likely To: Subtly critique your too-dry stuffing.

Let’s be clear: Virgos have the purest of intentions. The earth signs will arrive early at your front door with a bouquet of sunflowers and homemade (healthy) desserts in hand. But they can sometimes go too far in their pursuit of perfection. We all know Virgos are planners. They have a clear picture of how they imagine events will play out, with little room for deviation. For the big Thanksgiving feast, they’re envisioning warm, inviting table decor, bold flavors and intriguing conversation. So when things go even slightly awry, Virgo might just have to point it out: “You chose store-bought cranberry sauce? That’s cool, but if you’d have told me, I would’ve happily brought my homemade recipe.” Virgos just want things to run smoothly, but they might create too much friction in doing so.

The Mediator

1. Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Most Likely To: Carve the tension like an electric turkey knife.

Geminis are mutable air signs—and all that air makes them positively buoyant. These playful signs bring a lightness to strained encounters or heated squabbles during the big meal. Gemini can find common ground with just about anyone. And with quick, communication planet Mercury as their ruler, Gem can put their sharp wit and racing mind to good use here. Is your cousin locked in a prison of questions surrounding when she’s going to have children? Gemini can set her free by directing everyone’s attention to the painting across the room (and a funny story about the artist...even if it’s made up). These creatives love bringing concepts, ideas, and people together. And this Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for their uncanny ability to fill awkward silences.

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