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Zodiac for the Holidays: The Best Way to Celebrate According to Your Sign

Are you the life of the party or the wallflower? Here's what your zodiac sign says about the way you should celebrate the holidays.

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What Holiday Activity Should You Do Based On Your Sign
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What’s your favorite kind of party? Do you prefer group activities, wining and dining one-on-one, or me-time? Whether you’re the life of the party or the one who makes magic behind the scenes, your zodiac sign provides the key to what feels best for you when you celebrate during the holidays and throughout the year.

When looking at horoscopes by holiday, you’ll notice all the zodiac signs have unique ways of finding pleasure in celebration. Your sign can tell you what Thanksgiving songs to listen to, which Christmas activities you’ll enjoy most, your favorite fall drink, and even how to decorate. This holiday season we have the ultimate gift guide for every zodiac sign, and also tips on the best ways to indulge in joy with your friends and family.

We spoke with astrologer Kirah Tabourn about the best ways to celebrate the holidays, and life itself, according to your zodiac sign. Read on for great party and event ideas to get you in the spirit!

Holiday Activity Zodiac Aries: game night
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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Get your game on

Aries brims with action-oriented energy, so if you’re one of these lively fire signs, host a game night for your friends and family. Tabourn advises that “Aries loves to play games—like board games or group games—any competitive gaming activity.” Try out some Christmas party games to get started, and give the night an extra dash of competition with a grand prize for the ultimate winner.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Taurus
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Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Captivate with a holiday movie night

“Taurus, ruled by planet Venus, loves comfy and cozy,” says Tabourn. She suggests you host friends and family for a movie screening and serve warm drinks “like mulled wine, hot cocoa, and spiked hot drinks.” If your group wants to indulge in your horoscopes by holiday, choose to stream one or two of the most romantic Christmas movies to keep the entertainment festive, sweet, and soothing.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Gemini - tv marathon
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Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Throw a TV binge-watching bash

Gemini is communicative, connective, and witty. “Gemini goes with TV,” says Tabourn. She recommends you “host a TV marathon where you watch the whole season of something.” Since you’re going to binge-watch the entire show or season, load up on snacks like your zodiac sign’s favorite candy. Don’t forget the popcorn!

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Cancer-baking night
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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Delight in a holiday cookie event

Tabourn explains that “Cancer is ruled by the moon and has a lot to do with food and nourishing yourselves.” Host a cookie decorating party, complete with a contest and tasting component. Deck out the kitchen with sprinkles, icing, and sweet supplies. What’s your sign’s favorite Christmas cookie or fall cookie? Put that recipe on the menu.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Leo
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Leo (July 23-August 22)

Ham it up at a karaoke party

This season, celebrating your horoscope by the holiday means taking the stage. Leo is ruled by the sun, which has a lot to do with being seen and expressing your talents and gifts. Tabourn says that “karaoke is a moment of being seen by others and being witnessed.” She explains that “you don’t necessarily have to be a great singer. Karaoke allows you to express your passion and humor as well.” So cue up your favorite Christmas songs and get ready to belt.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Virgo
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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Tour a distillery with friends

Virgo is the essence of refinement, and it’s a sign with connections to wheat and grain. Tabourn explains that “‘refine’ is a huge Virgo word.” Tour a distillery with a group of friends, says Tabourn, “to see the process of getting something to its most perfect and best form.” Be sure to taste samples and bring home some gifts. Then indulge your Virgo nature with some creative gift wrapping. Or, go completely homemade and brew your own favorite alcohol.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Libra
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Libra (September 23-October 22)

Take in a concert on a double-date

The planet Venus rules Libra and is associated not only with music but with a love for music. Tabourn recommends that you celebrate with a double date “because Libra is so much about partnership and one-on-one relationships.” Pick your favorite people and go get caught up in live music and the great company you’re sharing it with. If it’s not too cold, make it a picnic and bring your favorite holiday foods.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Scorpio
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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Host metaphysical festivities

Scorpio is a fixed water sign ruled by the planet Mars, so it tends toward things dark and mysterious (which is probably why Scorpio’s power color is black). Tabourn suggests Scorpios celebrate with “psychic readings, tarot readings, or astrology group readings.” Scorpios will especially enjoy “getting some insights into what may be unseen to you or underneath the surface.” Host a party with metaphysical readers so guests can peer into new and mysterious realms—a perfect New Year’s tradition.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Sagittarius
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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Wine and dine for Friendsgiving

Sagittarius is a sign of knowledge and expansion ruled by the planet Jupiter. Tabourn advises that Sagittarius will enjoy hosting a Friendsgiving potluck where everyone shares a recipe that represents their heritage. Looking at their horoscopes by holiday allows guests to expand their horizons and learn about different cultures. Do you know about the Chinese zodiac? It’s different from Western Astrology and just as fascinating.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Capricorn- gingerbread making
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Capricorn (December 21-January 20)

Host a Gingerbread House-raising

If you’re a Capricorn, invite your friends and family over for a major gingerbread building event. Tabourn offers that “Capricorn has a lot to do with structures and building things that have lasting value, that endure.” While gingerbread houses won’t last beyond the season, the memories will, and it’s a fun event that requires precision and patience as a path to joy.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Aquarius - card writing gala
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Aquarius (January 21-February 18)

Organize a card writing gala

Aquarius are the humanitarians of the zodiac. Tabourn suggests they’re the perfect people to organize holiday card writing parties for those who tend to be forgotten during the holidays, like the elderly or the incarcerated. The planet Saturn rules Aquarius, which is why that air sign tends to care about helping the greater good. Try these Thanksgiving quotes about gratitude or these Christmas card messages.

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Holiday Activity Zodiac Pisces
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Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Indulge in a spa day

If you’re a Pisces, your horoscope by holiday should focus on self-care that nurtures your sensitivity. Tabourn advises getting “immersed in water in a way that’s really nourishing and cleansing.” Go for hot springs, hot tubs, or hot baths. Revel in a long soak and feel the sweetness of me-time—especially during a busy holiday season.

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Molly Pennington, PhD
Molly is a writer and collage artist with a PhD in film and cultural studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional astrology services and artwork are available at Baroque Moon Astrology. She covers the zodiac, books, movies, TV and culture for Reader’s Digest, and loves to talk about all the ways we make meaning.