How to Eat & Dine for Your Zodiac Sign

Posted on May 22, 2017

There′s an old saying, “You are what you eat,” and dietitians and health gurus have all the scientific data to support this. What does your birth chart have to say about that, though?

You might think there′s an astrological answer for nearly everything these days—and you′d be right! Whether you put a little or a lot of emphasis on your Sun sign and planetary placement, it′s still you, and you′re still going to have likes and dislikes according to them.

Aries

  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: Mars
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: First
  • Best Foods: Snacks that are calorie dense
  • Worst Foods: Red meat
  • Soothing Herbs: Chamomile, anise hyssop, ginger

As a fire sign, you probably like hot and spicy foods—which is great, provided you listen to your body and don′t overdo it. Your body has cycles, and it will take to the hot foods on some days better than others. Don′t push yourself—and don′t eat too fast! Aries are spontaneous and like to be busy, and you may overlook your nutrition or bolt down your food in a hurry, which will only lead to indigestion.

Staying active usually isn′t a problem for you, but you do get bored easily, so vary both your diet and your activities. Use alcohol sparingly; it′s not always agreeable with your fiery nature.

Taurus

  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Venus
  • Quality: Fixed
  • House: Second
  • Best Foods: Vegetables and some grains
  • Worst Foods: Sweets of all kinds
  • Soothing Herbs: Spirulina, ginseng, licorice root.

You′re truly epicurean, and you love the sensual pleasure that good food and fine beverages provide you. This is all well and good, but you do have a tendency to overindulge! Add to that, you′re usually not one of the more active signs of the zodiac, so any calorie excess is likely to go straight to your hips if you don′t exercise it off!

You also have a tendency to comfort eat, and like most of us, go straight for the carbs! Try to replace the processed foods with fruit, and make sure you walk out your frustrations to keep your waistline trim.

Gemini

  • Element: Air
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Quality: Mutable
  • House: Third
  • Best Foods: Stir fried veggies, and yogurt
  • Worst Foods: Sweet refined cakes and cookies
  • Soothing Herbs: Lemon balm, lime balm, cardamom

You live on your nerves, and when you repress your emotions, your stomach will let you know! It′s easy for you to ‘grab and go′ when it comes to eating, but you really need to take time to focus on your diet and sit and eat your meals in a relaxed environment. Digestive issues like flatulence or heartburn come your way fairly easily.

Probiotics will help, but taking time to eat a healthy, balanced diet and giving your body time to correctly assimilate your food will go a long way to keeping your system functioning optimally.

Cancer

  • Element: Water
  • Planet: The Moon
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: Fourth
  • Best Foods: Steamed veggies, and honey
  • Worst Foods: Fried foods, and too much salt
  • Soothing Herbs: Sage, juniper berries, carraway

You′re known for the way you nurture people, and you do like to make sure they′re fed properly! You may even be a great cook, because that′s one way to really fuss over someone and ensure that they′re cared for. In your zest to mother others, you sometimes forget to look after your own needs, leading to poor nutrition and a lack of energy and vitality.

Sometimes you eat too much too, turning to food as an emotional comfort when other people let you down. Try to learn to control your appetite when you′re stressed, disappointed, or afraid. You′ll feel better in the long run.

Leo

  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: The Sun
  • Quality: Fixed
  • House: Fifth
  • Best Foods: Whole grains, okra
  • Worst Foods: Milk and milk byproducts
  • Soothing Herbs: Valerian, mint, sunflower

You′ve got an opulent eye, and you want your food to be rich and decadent, too. You rarely like to dine alone, preferring your companions to be as appealing as your meal. You′re usually pretty good about getting the right nutrition, because you have good self-esteem and want to take care of yourself.

You might not excel at or even enjoy cooking, but you do appreciate the time and attention that someone else has put into a tasty dish. Keep your vitamin intake balanced; your stomach is pretty resilient, but your big lion′s heart needs nutrition, too!

Virgo

  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Quality: Mutable
  • House: Sixth
  • Best Foods: Quinoa and other ‘ancient′ grains, green vegetables
  • Worst Foods: Sushi and kelp
  • Soothing Herbs: Black pepper, turmeric, horehound

It′s best for your sensitive stomach to eat little and often, but care must be taken that the day doesn′t turn into one long episode of grazing! You′re fastidious about your health, and that often spills over into your dietary requirements, too. You hate to throw food away and are a dab hand at using leftovers to create an excellent meal.

When you′re throwing something together, ensure that all of the ingredients are top notch, particularly when it comes to the veggies. You may have a slightly slower than usual metabolism, and need to eat a lot of salads and veggies to keep the pounds away from your posterior!

Related Article: Decode Your Astrology Birth Chart: The Sixth House

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Charla Stone

Hi! I’m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. I've spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to bring light and guidance to others. I’m just an old hippie at heart who has traveled the world to learn of its cultures. I’ve been published online and in print—which still rather surprises me, as this isn’t something I do, it’s just who I am! When I’m not writing or doing readings, I’m spending time in my garden or the art studio, or with my beloved dogs. Read More by Charla Stone