Fat Tuesday, on February 13, 2018, is the last day of Carnival and the night before Roman Catholics give up their most sinful of pleasures for Lent. No matter what your religion, Mardi Gras is always one big party, celebrated with parades, galas, booze, and even nudity. Read on to see how your horoscope sign can join in the festivities.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Rams love a party, but they love a challenge even more. If Mardi Gras beads are getting handed or tossed out, this horoscope sign will go to great lengths to get them. What's a little nudity if it earns you bragging rights? To an Aries, it's nothing at all.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Bulls love getting their hands dirty and decorating, so putting together parade floats for the big day would give them a thrill ... as long as this luxury-loving sign gets to relax and celebrate with some top-shelf liquor and traditional New Orleans-style grub afterward, of course.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This communication-loving horoscope sign is going to be where the biggest party is this Fat Tuesday. As long as there are plenty of people to chat with -- and flirt with -- Gemini is on board. You can also expect them to show up with an entourage, as the Twins never travel alone.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Crabs love baking and babies equally, and king cakes are the perfect marriage of the two. Expect this horoscope sign to spend the day slaving away in the kitchen, baking little plastic babies into cakes for lucky revelers to find. Maternal Cancers won't let anyone dig in until everyone's heard the choking warning, though.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Here's a little known fact -- the Mardi Gras flag was created in the regal Lion's image. How else does one explain the purple, green and gold color scheme, or the crown? Expect this horoscope sign to eat all of Cancer's king cakes in the hopes of earning the title they know they deserve -- King or Queen of Mardi Gras.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Like Taurus, this sign wants to get involved in the parade route. Unlike Taurus, however, they want to run the show. They'll do a good job of it, too, but with their anal-retentive ways, they may put a damper on the party of those on the assembly line.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Libras are the gracious hosts and hostesses of the zodiac, so if you score an invite to their Mardi Gras bash, make it a point to stop by. They'll have the best decorations, the most authentic food, the liveliest activities and a great selection of jazz and blues playing at just the right volume.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Scorpios love mystery and dressing up, which makes the prevalence of masquerade balls on Mardi Gras as exciting as Halloween for them. Do them a favor, though, and pretend you don't know who they are -- they're happiest when they think they're keeping everyone guessing.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Anyone can go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras ... boooring! This adventurer would rather his or her celebration be a little farther flung. The Archer is most likely to spend Fat Tuesday in one of its more obscure locales, like Guatemala, Slovenia or the Belgian city of Binche.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Because the Goat generally has a hard time loosening up, Mardi Gras isn't exactly their cup of tea. However, if you get a few hurricane drinks in them, they may actually start enjoying the revelry. Don't expect them to start flashing people for beads, though -- there isn't enough liquor in the bar for that.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Not only are Water-bearers the humanitarians of the zodiac, they also enjoy being around intoxicated people, though they aren't big drinkers themselves. Where else would they go, then, besides New Orleans, where they could spend the day building Habitat for Humanity houses for hurricane victims, and then spend the night meeting revelers from all over the world?
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
The Fish loves a party and everything that goes with it ... drinking, dancing, drinking, socializing, drinking ... did we mention drinking? These folks are the lushes of the zodiac, and Mardi Gras is their Christmas. For the sake of your shoes, though, cut them off after the third hurricane.