‘Tis the season for holiday magic and awkward family gatherings. As much as we want to thoroughly enjoy the month of gift-giving and fabulous food, it’s hard to escape the odd run in with drama. How do you even narrow down who to invite for your yearly Christmas party?
Fortunately for you, we have a completely unscientific guide to how your guests handle holidays based on their astrological sign.
Aries (March 20 to April 19)
Since their natural element is fire, the winter season poses a difficult time for them. Their hot-blooded spirit might cause them to lose their cool with overbearing relatives or stressful situations. If you’re an Aries, I hope you started your gift shopping early. Aries aren’t very fond of running all over the place, nor do they like wasting their time roaming the crowded streets when they could be relaxing with a glass of wine at home.
Despite their faults, Aries are natural born leaders and do well with organizing family gatherings. If you’re planning a party or an outing, make sure to give everyone a task or two so that you’re not shouldering all the burden. Even if everyone looks to you for guidance, you have to enjoy the holidays, too!
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
A Taurus thrives during the holidays. Their patient nature makes them a great companion to help you keep your cool when trying to shop for last minute gifts. Unlike Aries, Taurus is one with the earth, so they’re extremely grounded and enjoy partaking in family traditions or tactile pleasures. Most people born under Taurus enjoy the food more than the gifts, so make sure you don’t cheap out on dinner if you plan on inviting a bull to the table.
Unfortunately, a bull’s mood can quickly take a turn for the worst if you stick them in a room with that crazy relative that everyone has. A Taurus can be a very calming presence if a family gathering goes south, but they won’t enjoy it if they have to diffuse a needless fight.
Gemini (May 21 to June 21)
Celebrating the Holidays as a Gemini is a bit of a hit-or-miss. The Zodiac Twins are known for their duality, so you can never be sure what kind of trouble they’ll get themselves into as the holidays draw near. Gemini are extremely curious and can adapt quickly to changes in plans. In that same vein, they get bored quickly, so make sure you have some tricks up your sleeve if you want to keep them satisfied.
If you plan on having a night on the town with a Gemini in tow, they might enjoy visiting some popular tourist spots or a Broadway show. The love the stimulation and fast pace of the city. If you want to keep them entertained at home, you might want to have some activities planned to keep them occupied, like games or a movie. Worst case scenario, you can always set them up with that one aunt that loves to gossip. We all have one, don’t lie.
Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
Do you have that one relative that cries every holiday season? Chances are they’re a Cancer. Those born under Cancer’s sign tend to get sentimental and introspective this time of year. Make doubly sure that Cancer doesn’t catch wind of any family drama. Better yet, keep your arguments at home, because if a fight breaks out you might just ruin the holidays for them. The crab loves warm family vibes, but it’s very easy to make them upset.
For any Aries reading this, it would be wise to let Cancers in on your holiday plans. They don’t like feeling out of the loop. Who knows? They might help sort out all the holiday madness.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Leos are absolute divas during the holidays. They love all the lights and celebrations. In fact, the holiday season might as well be a gift wrapped up for them in a big bow. The lion enjoys hanging out with their pride and rarely spend the holidays alone. If you want the perfect wing man at a party, bring a Leo with you.
Those born under the sign of Leo are extremely confident and passionate, but this might also lead to them being inflexible with plans. They can get rather hostile when plans don’t go their way. As an added note, if you plan on doing Secret Santa gifts with a Leo, be sure to specify a price limit. Leo might go above and beyond for gifts and expect the same from everyone else.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
If you can’t avoid inviting that crazy relative to the party, bring a Virgo with you. Virgos tend to take a very neutral stance in family matters, although it’s more for their sake then yours. They hate taking center stage unlike Leo, but they’re very loyal to their friends and family.
Their careful and shy nature is often misunderstood by the others in the Zodiac. Despite wanting to stay a neutral party in family feuds, they’re often the best mediators; especially when paired with a Pisces. Just don’t saddle them with too much drama or else they might just suffer a meltdown under the pressure.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Those born under the sign of Libra are exceptional social butterflies. They hate being alone, so they might get a little overbearing during the holidays. Libras enjoy a balanced lifestyle, so try not to expose them to too much at once. They enjoy treating everyone equally, so don’t expect them to stay at a party for long. Chances are they got invitations to two or three other parties for the holidays. Don’t take it personally.
Libras despite conflict and drama. Although they can be great mediators, they’ll take no pleasure in playing babysitter during the holidays. They’d much rather avoid the conflict than control it.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
If you invited a Scorpio to your family get together, don’t feel offended if they don’t respond right away. They’re extremely picky about who they hang out with and most likely have the perfect excuse ready if they choose to play hooky this year. I wouldn’t recommend making plans behind their backs either. Scorpios can get extremely passive aggressive when lied to and might stir up drama without meaning to.
If you plan on celebrating the holidays with a Scorpio, you should prepare a couple backup plans just in case things go south or if they bail out last minute.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
A Sagittarius loves to travel. They enjoy being on the move just as much as they enjoy the bubbling energy that comes with the holiday season. Because of this, Sagittarius tends to be extremely outgoing and makes for a great addition to any party or family gathering. They enjoy swapping stories and sharing opinions on a variety of topics that are perfect for dinner conversations.
Conversely, they can get impatient and tactless. They might not even know they hurt your feelings with the slip of their tongue. Saggitarius also hate being tied down by responsibility, so don’t expect them to follow tradition to a T like Taurus.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 18)
Capricorns have their ideal holiday planned down to a science. They know what gifts to get, what food to buy, and which guests to invite to the party. Because of this, their gatherings tend to have an air of quality to them, so don’t ruin their holiday spirit by showing up with some cheap store-bought mashed potatoes. Capricorns tend to have great manners and are good at controlling their temper among tactless relatives.
Above all else, Capricorns love to leave a great impression and enjoy keeping appearances. Try not to make vulgar comments at the dinner table unless they do it first.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Don’t take it personally if an Aquarius turns down your holiday invite. They’re a bit of a mix between a Gemini and a Pisces. In one moment they can be shy and introverted. The next moment they can be up and down the walls chatting the night away. Aquarius can be very adaptive to any situation and can think with an open mind, making them a great conversation partner; especially if you need advice.
Unfortunately, Aquarius might need some time alone to collect their thoughts. Don’t worry if they go missing for a bit during a party. They just need a moment to recharge their batteries.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Pisces are one of the best signs to invite if you can’t avoid inviting your crazy relatives. Their gentle and compassionate nature make them extremely friendly, regardless if they really like you or not. Even if they don’t bring the most expensive gifts, you can be theirs will be personal and tailored to you. Pisces are widely known for their wisdom and empathy, making them one of the best mediators for family conflicts.
Unfortunately, Pisces has the tendency to be extremely passive aggressive if the situation arises. They won’t outright say “no” to a favor or demand, but you can bet they’ll say a snippy remark somewhere down the line. Keep an eye on your phrasing when talking to a Pisces.