Lauren Harrison, Astrologist

Artwork by Olivia Baadsvik

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Traits: focused, generous, overdramatic, manipulative

It’s your time to shine, so make this holiday yours. Go all out and bring the family together. Just leave the drama in your bedroom, because there is no reason for tears at the dinner table this year.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Traits: ambitious, independent, self-centered, oblivious

Capricorn, you are usually a lone wolf when it comes to family gatherings. Try to do more than sit in the living room on your phone. Your grandmother is probably trying to get you a new car, and you are in Lalaland and don’t even realize. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Traits: calm, creative, judgmental, resentful

Holidays are rough for you, Aquarius. Gather with your fellow Cancers and find creative solutions to this Thanksgiving’s troubles. But, knowing you, you will probably sabotage your evil cousin’s Wi-Fi and they won’t be able to join the Zoom call this year.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Traits: imaginative, compassionate, over-sensitive, moody

Pisces, you are the rock of this Thanksgiving. Your family is keeping it lowkey, so you must get out your shell and be the life of the party. There are no newborn babies to be passed around and be the talk of the house for hours on end, so maybe hide the turkey and make your parents freak out… your siblings will do anything for amusement.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Traits: adventurous, lively, impatient, aggressive 

Thanksgiving Day will be unusual for you. You are used to surprises and adventure, but this year things are different. Everything is going to be a chaotic mess, leaving you angry at that annoying sibling or cousin. Just keep it together. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Traits: dependable, independent, stubborn, possessive

Taurus, you will play a key role in making this holiday a successful one for your family. However, do not try to cook all the food yourself, even if your untalented cook of an aunt tries to help. At least leave the mashing of potatoes to someone else. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Traits: flexible, humorous, lazy, indecisive

It may be hard for you to decide between eating the turkey dinner with your family or falling asleep before 3 p.m. this year. Daylight Savings hit you hard, and your work ethic has not helped; just try to keep your face out of your dinner plate.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Traits: creative, emotional, pessimistic, clingy

Your creative side will show this Thanksgiving, Cancer. Half of your family is not coming due to corona, so try to make a big Zoom call work. Though you’re pessimistic, just promise your distraught mother it will work out.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Traits: honest, loyal, skeptical, headstrong

Leo, you are very honest and that will get you in trouble around your close relatives this holiday. Don’t look at your uncle funny when he is on his 5th plate of the day, it’s probably just a cheat meal, or five. 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Traits: practical, loving, moody, self-indulgent

Let your family members speak at the dinner table this Thanksgiving. You haven’t stopped talking about yourself recently, so just try to fill your face with food and think about the people you are with, not yourself.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Traits: tactful, romantic, unreliable, detached

Libra, if you are thinking of bringing your new love interest to family dinner, don’t do it. The family probably won’t approve, plus do you need the extra worry?

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Traits: intuitive, faithful, secretive, shy

Try to speak up this holiday, and do not let that grumpy grandfather of yours bust your chops. Though you’ve been reserved lately, it is okay to stand up for yourself. Throwing a turkey leg across the table at your enemy-relative might not be the worst idea.