daily californian logo

BERKELEY'S NEWS • DECEMBER 03, 2022

Take a look at our 2022 midterm elections special issue!

Thanksgiving dishes as zodiac signs

article image

TIFFANY HO | FILE

SUPPORT OUR NONPROFIT NEWSROOM

We're an independent student-run newspaper, and need your support to maintain our coverage.

NOVEMBER 21, 2022

Halloween may be over, but this is just the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving will soon be upon us once again — and though its origins are not necessarily something to celebrate, expressing gratitude and engorging oneself on food is always acceptable. 

Though the world never necessarily needs more astrology content, why not? Without further ado, find out which Thanksgiving dish you are based on your zodiac sign! 

Aries: Macaroni and cheese

There’s no denying that macaroni and cheese is an elite, powerful side dish that makes its presence known. Similar to an Aries, it’s bold, eccentric and ambitious.

Just like an Aries, though, macaroni and cheese can often be hit or miss: If too overpowering or aggressive, it can be a lot to handle.

Taurus: Mashed potatoes

Tauruses are the loyal bulls of the zodiac. Like a rich bowl of mashed potatoes, they, too, can enjoy the finer things in life.

However, Tauruses can be a bit lazy — similar to how you feel after eating copious quantities of mashed potatoes. But at the end of the day, you know you can count on them.

Gemini: Stuffing

Stuffing is a polarizing dish, primarily because I’m not totally sure what it comprises nor do I enjoy it very much. Just like a Gemini, though, you never know exactly what you’ll get with stuffing. 

As a controversial sign and dish, respectively, Geminis and stuffing know exactly what it’s like to receive mixed reviews.

Cancer: Apple pie

Cancers are known for their maternal and caring instincts, which instantly makes me think of a traditional, home-cooked apple pie. 

On the other hand, apple pies can often go overlooked; but maybe this nice warm dessert can make you cry like a Cancer.

Leo: Turkey

Leos are known for their egos, though they are somewhat justified. Just like a Thanksgiving turkey, they’re classic and at the center of attention. 

However, also like a Thanksgiving turkey, they can sometimes be overrated: Thinking you’re the star doesn’t mean you are one. But at the end of the day, you’re loyal, reliable and popular. 

Virgo: Corn

Virgos are known for being neurotic and determined, but they also have a reputation for being boring, which is why I had to give them corn.

Don’t worry, though, Virgos: At the end of the day, you’re reliable and delicious.

Libra: Rolls 

Libras are the material girl of the zodiac, and nothing says enjoyment like a nice bread roll.

However, just like Libras, you can sometimes have too much of a good thing; or perhaps that’s just me, eating six bread rolls before I remember there’s other food.

Scorpio: Pecan pie 

Not as traditional as an apple pie, pecan pies are still another Thanksgiving staple. However, it’s the perfect pie for the most mysterious of the water signs — Scorpio.

If you have an allergy or aversion to nuts, though, pecan pie may just be your worst enemy — which can happen with a Scorpio if you get on their bad side. 

Sagittarius: Drinks

Sagittarius is a spontaneous fire sign, so it’s no doubt it must be associated with what keeps Thanksgiving dinners most lively: drinking!

A Sagittarius’ lack of inhibition must be monitored, too, though, so drink responsibly!

Capricorn: Green beans

I’m not sure if these are Thanksgiving staples, but I’m pretty sure there’s always some sort of miscellaneous vegetable at the dinner. Just like a Capricorn, green beans are dependable and can keep you hard at work.

On the flip side, green beans can get kind of boring — no offense, Capricorns.

Aquarius: Cranberry sauce

Aquarius is the wild card of the zodiac, which is why it’s only fitting that it gets one of the most puzzling side dishes available at Thanksgiving: cranberry sauce.

Though I’m personally not a fan, I know plenty of people who are — although I’m not quite sure where this dish originates nor how you’re supposed to eat it.

Pisces: Sweet potatoes/yams

Although Pisces can get slack for being emotional, it’s a creative, dreamy sign that’s just as kind as a sweet potato, sometimes.

While Pisces can be sensitive, it’s likewise known for its delusionality at times — because most people don’t really prefer a yam to the classic potato.

Contact Stella Kotik at 

LAST UPDATED

NOVEMBER 22, 2022