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The Best Thanksgiving Dish for You, According to Your Zodiac Sign

Can your zodiac sign predict the Thanksgiving dish you love to cook and gobble up?

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Dinner, according to the zodiac

No matter how stuffed our Thanksgiving dinner tables get (and, let’s face it, they’re always overflowing), there’s always one item each family member loads up on. Maybe your grandfather piles turkey four slices high, your aunt creates a lake of gravy, or your mother erects a mountain of mashed potatoes. Maybe you have a weakness for candied yams—and love making them for Thanksgiving dinner too. So here’s the question: Does the dish a person prepares or most loves say anything about them? And can these Thanksgiving zodiac sign pairings guide your cooking plans and dinner choices this November 25?

You’ve wondered about your favorite candy based on your zodiac sign and whether your sign can determine the perfect pizza topping, and favorite fall cookie, but what about your perfect Thanksgiving dish? It may not be as essential to astrology as learning about your rising sign, your relationship’s zodiac compatibility, or even your power color, but it’s a fun way to get to know yourself and others better. Professional psychic and astrologer Stina Garbis reveals Thanksgiving zodiac sign match-ups. If you don’t like any of these, just head over to your zodiac sign’s preferred fast food restaurant and call it a day.

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Aries (March 21–April 19)

Cranberry sauce

The Cardinal Fire sign of Aries is known for leadership, courage, and daring. The flip side of that is these people can also be hot-tempered. For Garbis, that conjures up the image of the tart, boldly colored food that Thanksgiving simply can’t do without: cranberry sauce. “Bright red cranberry sauce reminds me of Aries’ fiery personality,” she says. “Add orange zest for the Aries with extra tang, or shimmy it straight out of the can for the Aries who can’t wait.” You can buy it pre-made—Stonewall Kitchen’s New England Cranberry Relish is a crowd favorite—or make cranberry sauce from scratch with whole frozen cranberries. Debating who to invite to this year’s holiday meal? Here’s the ideal best friend for your zodiac sign.

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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Butternut squash soup

Known as one of the most polite zodiac signs, Taurus enjoys indulging the senses, so with all the savory flavors, enticing aromas, and lovely colors that Thanksgiving brings, this might just be a Taurus’ favorite holiday. The perfect dish for someone with this sign would be one that treats all of the senses. “Taurus enjoys sensuality and luxury,” Garbis says. “A starter course of a smooth, creamy, and warm butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds and a dollop of cream is perfect for Taurus’ refined taste.”

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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Dinner rolls

Gemini is an air sign that is bursting with energy. They adore holidays because they love the socialization and the stimulation. When it comes to food prep, go easy on your Gemini family members. “Gemini, as a multitasker, is most likely pulling other details together, like the guest list,” Garbis says. “They need a simple dish to prepare in a hurry. Rolls with butter [are] hard to mess up for this fast-moving sign.” At least go for the more sophisticated Parker House Roll Mix from Williams Sonoma. Who knows, you might realize that the best hobby for your zodiac sign is actually baking.

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Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Sweet potatoes

As the resident homemaker of the zodiac, Cancer loves any excuse to gather with loved ones and prepare a cozy meal. “Nurturing Cancer could bring any Thanksgiving dish,” Gemini says, “but they would excel with a sweet and soft classic. Sweet potatoes with marshmallows express the nurturing and homey feel for this zodiac sign.” Sweet potatoes or candied yams are like a warm hug for your taste buds, and that’s exactly the vibe Cancer is going for. Find out the best dog breed for your zodiac sign.

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Leo (July 23–August 22)

Deep-fried turkey

Everyone is wondering who gets to make the crowning Thanksgiving food, the turkey. But if you know anything about the zodiac, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the honor goes to Leo. “Leo always takes center stage,” Garbis explains. “And whatever they do, they do it big. Naturally, deep-fried turkey, with its flashy preparation, is totally Leo.” Not only will they love cooking the turkey, but they’ll enjoy carving it up and wolfing it down too. Just be sure to shout your praise since underperforming is this zodiac sign’s biggest fear.

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Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Corn on the cob

Because of its spot in the zodiac cycle, Virgo is the Earth sign most associated with the harvest season. People born under this sign also tend to be very organized and dependable, so they’ll appreciate a sturdy, reliable crop. That’s why Garbis thinks corn on the cob is a great match for this sign, though she notes Virgos can be quite particular about how they eat it. “They believe that corn should be sliced off with a knife,” she says, “and they despise how the children chew it off the cob.” Williams Sonoma’s clever Corn Zipper tool will help you out. When you’re done with the holiday festivities, unwind with one of these stress relievers based on your zodiac sign.

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Libra (September 23–October 22)


Libras always want to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves equally, which is why this Thanksgiving zodiac sign match-up focuses on dessert. As Garbis puts it, “Libra is love, and love is pie. Libra wouldn’t stop at just traditional pumpkin pie; they would bring a balanced assortment for everyone.” Even the pickiest eater will love the indulgent Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Harry & David. You can also make your own traditional pie or whip up a variety of hand pies. Find out the Thanksgiving traditions you should try this year.

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Scorpio (October 23–November 21)


Often thought to be the zodiac sign with the most depth, Scorpio really only has one Thanksgiving zodiac sign pairing that fits. “Scorpio is all about what’s on the inside,” Garbis says. “Different types of stuffing can tell a lot about a Scorpio. They may be outgoing, like a friendly cornbread stuffing, or more exotic, with nuts and raisins.” Embrace both the savory and sweet flavors of fall with the Apple Sausage Stuffing from Harry & David, or whip up your own version of the side dish. After the party, curl up with the best book for your zodiac sign.

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Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Green bean casserole

Sagittarius is popular, fun, outgoing, and adventurous. They’ll take something familiar and boring and transform it into something tantalizing. “Sagittarius is fun and a little bit kooky, and so is their dish,” Garbis says. “A tasty green bean casserole made from an assortment of canned goods is a fun dish and, like Sagittarius, is always a crowd-pleaser.”

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Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Mashed potatoes

This zodiac sign is practical and duty-bound. They know that while the turkey may be the star of the meal, the real foundation of a successful Thanksgiving dinner is the mashed potatoes. They’ll either mash ’em themselves or make sure the chef has mashed potatoes on the holiday menu. “Capricorn makes sure there are potatoes, and enough potatoes for everyone,” Garbis says. “They are gravy patrol as well, which is the great unifier of the meal.” Go extra flavorful with garlic and herb mashed potatoes. Once this holiday is over, it’s on to the next, so be sure you know the best gifts based on zodiac signs.

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Aquarius (January 20–February 18)


Always the innovator (and one of the most intelligent zodiac signs), Aquarius is the sign that is least interested in the traditional aspect of the Thanksgiving feast. For them, this holiday is about not only appreciating what’s old but also celebrating what’s new. “Aquarius is always a little different,” says Garbis, who predicts that people born under this sign would gravitate toward the vegetarian option. “Curious yet delicious, Tofurky may be the lightly touched dish on the table.” If only one person is eating vegetarian, make your sides the meat-free options. Hearty grain dishes are great choices, especially when combined with veggies.

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Pisces (February 19–March 20)


Pisces is a highly creative Water sign. What a Capricorn might consider frivolous, Pisces considers necessary. That’s why Garbis says the Southern dessert of ambrosia is the perfect dish for this sign. “The fluffy yet confusing combination of fruit cocktail, Jell-O, and Cool Whip expresses the sweet and sensitive nature of Pisces,” she says. “Always be sure to get a little on your plate or else Pisces will get sad.” To make this Southern favorite, start with canned fruit cocktail and build from there. Next, if you’re getting your pals of all different zodiac signs together this Turkey Day, you’ll want to know these Friendsgiving tips.

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  • Stina Garbis, astrologer and professional psychic


Taylor Markarian
Taylor is a regular contributor to covering culture, advice, travel, pets, and all things weird and haunted. She is the author of From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society, which analyzes the evolution of punk and mental health. She holds a B.A. in Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College.