Happy Independence Day Everyone!

Here are some tips on what you should be eating according to your Zodiac Sign. Our horoscopes can tell us what foods are best for us. With the upcoming holiday, we should all make sure to eat right!

As a general rule of thumb your basic nurturing food is typically the same as your astrological sign. So the old adage, you are what you eat will read, eat what you are. For example Taurus’ nurturing food is beef; Pisces is fish; get it? Personal likes and dislikes will strongly effect what you are eating more than any sign or ruling planet, but if you’re inclined to try some new foods, this is a fun place to start!

 

Aries

March 21 – April 19

Ruling Element: Fire – Ruling Planet: Mars – Nurturing Food: Lamb, Mutton, Goat

Fruits: Grapefruit, Watermelon

Vegetables: Carrots, Hops, Onions, Peppers, Radishes, Shallots

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Anise, Basil, Bay leaves, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chamomile, Chile Pepper, Chicory, Cinnamon, Citron, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Curry, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Horseradish, Licorice, Maple, Mustard, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Rosemary, Saffron, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Sesame, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla

Your ruling planet, Mars, symbolizes action and aggressiveness. What better way to let your nature run loose and use your Ruling Element, fire, than by heating up the grill and orchestrating a wonderful meal. You get along best with other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius, which is cool, because they love meals hot off the grill as much as you do.

 

Taurus

April 20 – May 20

Ruling Element: Earth – Ruling Planet: Venus – Nurturing Food: Beef

Fruits: Apples, Avocados, Bananas, Blackberries, Cherries, Huckleberries, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries

Vegetables: Peas, Spinach, Tomatoes

Grains: Barley, Corn, Oats, Rye, Wheat

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Basil, Black Pepper, Chile Pepper, Caraway, Clover, Coriander, Cumin, Curry, Dill, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Mint, Mustard, Parsley, Peppermint, Tamarind, Tarragon, Wintergreen

You’ve got a natural flare for cooking and why not; your Ruling Planet, Venus, has given you a wide range of harmonious food choices. When it comes to food, you love luxury and only want the best, and if you’re successful in getting your way, you tend to overindulge in thick heavy creams and sauces.

 

Gemini

May 21 – June 20

Ruling Element: Air – Ruling Planet: Mercury – Nurturing Food: Poultry

Fruits: Apricots, Pomegranates

Vegetables: Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery

Nuts: Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Filberts, Pecans, Pistachios

Herbs & Spices: Anise, Cardamom, Chamomile, Chicory, Cinnamon, Citron, Cloves, Ginseng, Licorice, Maple, Nutmeg, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Saffron, Sesame, Spearmint, Thyme

Your curiosity often leads to some strangely concocted meals, but your guests are always satisfied by your enthusiastic, whimsical, and gregarious ways. Often, you have surprises waiting for guests to discover. Because of your high energy and curiosity, you often opt for light snacks or mini-meals instead of sitting for long periods enjoying substantial meals.

 

Cancer

June 21 – July 22

Ruling Element: Water – Ruling Planet: Moon – Nurturing Food: Crab

Fruits: Coconuts, Grapes, Lemons, Papayas

Vegetables: Cabbage, Cucumbers, Gourds, Lettuce, Potatoes, Turnips

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Anise, Basil, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chile Pepper, Clover, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Curry, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Lemon Peel, Licorice, Mint, Mustard, Nutmeg, Parsley, Peppermint, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla, Wintergreen

You’re typically a natural in the kitchen and have no problems spending hours preparing a meal for guests, because it’s a labor of love. Mealtime is family time and food often heals differences as well as forms relationships.

 

Leo

July 23 – August 22

Ruling Element: Fire – Ruling Planet: Sun – Nurturing Food: Wild Game

Fruits: Limes, Oranges, Pineapples, Tangerines

Vegetables: Okra, Olives, Squash

Nuts: Cashews, Sunflower Seeds, Walnuts

Grains: Rice

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Anise, Basil, Black Pepper, Chile Pepper, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Curry, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Maple, Mint, Mustard, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint, Tamarind, Tarragon

You’re a true showman, especially with your Ruling Element, Fire. So prepare the hunt’s bounty over an open flame and flambé your desserts. Being the king of the jungle means all things must be fit for a king. This includes how you treat your guests. You don’t just throw a party; it’s usually a feast for many or a banquet for two. No matter, the sky is the limit when it comes to food and entertaining. For you, food is a source of creative thoughts, sensuousness, and sustains life forces. Your personal charm gives others confidence.

 

Virgo

August 22 – September 22

Ruling Element: Earth – Ruling Planet: Mercury – Nurturing Food: Veal

Fruits: Apricots, Pomegranates

Vegetables: Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery

Nuts: Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Filberts, Pecans, Pistachios

Herbs & Spices: Bay Leaves, Cardamom, Chamomile, Chicory, Cinnamon, Citron, Ginseng, Licorice, Rosemary, Saffron, Sage, Sesame, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla

Everything comes out just right when you bring your planning abilities into the kitchen. You’re typically a good cook, but you’d probably rather plan and organize a meal than actually cook one. Your ruling planet, Mercury, means you are a quick thinker and pursue knowledge. Your ruling element, Earth, makes you love honest fare like hearty breads. You are probably very health conscious and may even be a vegetarian. Vegetables hold a special place for you because they represent vitamins, minerals and general health.

 

Libra

September 23 – October 22

Ruling Element: Air – Ruling Planet: Venus – Nurturing Food: Cornucopia

Fruits: Apples, Avocados, Bananas, Blackberries, Cherries, Huckleberries, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries

Vegetables: Peas, Spinach, Tomatoes

Grains: Barley, Corn, Oats, Rye, Wheat

Herbs & Spices: Anise, Bittersweet, Caraway, Clover, Cloves, Dill, Fennel, Maple, Mint, Nutmeg, Oils from citrus fruits particularly Lemons and Limes, Parsley, Peppermint, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Wintergreen

You enjoy simple menus with fresh ingredients and gourmet flare. Presentation is important and your tables are always beautiful. You love to share, which is why entertaining is such a passion. You require true beauty without pretense or hidden agendas. Your Ruling Element, Air, gives you the flare for the artistic, the beautiful, and the sensitive. So, your food not only tastes good it also smells and looks equally as good to your guests.

 

Scorpio

October 23 – November 21

Ruling Element: Water – Ruling Planet: Mars – Nurturing Food: Shellfish

Fruits: Grapefruit, Watermelon

Vegetables: Carrots, Hops, Onions, Peppers, Pumpkins, Radishes, Shallots

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Anise, Basil, Bay Leaves, Cardamom, Chamomile, Chicory, Chile Pepper, Cinnamon, Citron, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Curry, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Horseradish, Lemon Peel, Licorice, Maple, Mustard, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla, Wintergreen

You love the secret and the mysterious. Your Ruling Element, Water, fits you to a “T” because of the uncertain, mysterious nature of what lies beneath its surface. Words like pungent, dark, intense, aged, exotic and above all sexy describe your favorite foods. Oysters with horseradish are probably one of your favorite treats. Your food has definite flavor and probably a definite origin such as Jamaica, Spain or an old family recipe. You either love a dish or hate it.

 

Sagittarius

November 22 – December 21

Ruling Element: Fire – Ruling Planet: Jupiter – Nurturing Food: Ham, Pork, Sausage

Fruits: Dates, Figs, Mangos

Vegetables: Artichokes, Brussel Sprouts, Endive, Kale

Nuts: Chestnuts

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Basil, Bay Leaves, Black Pepper, Caraway, Chamomile, Chile Pepper, Cinnamon, Citron, Coriander, Cumin, Curry, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Horseradish, Lemon Peel, Mint, Mustard, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Saffron, Sesame, Wintergreen

The more the merrier is your motto. You really like to mix-it-up both in the kitchen and socially. Your flare for social settings makes you a excellent entertainer in the kitchen. Sagittarians won’t use recipes as they are written and are likely to make personal improves to many culinary creations. Most of your cooking includes exotic flavors from around the world. Your need to experiment in the kitchen gives you plenty to explain, which you think is every bit as important as the meal itself.

 

Capricorn

December 22 – January 20

Ruling Element: Earth – Ruling Planet: Saturn – Nurturing Food: Lamb

Fruits: Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melons, Quinces

Vegetables: Beets, Eggplant, Zucchini

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Anise, Basil, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Caraway, Chicory, Chile Pepper, Cinnamon, Citron, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Curry, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Horseradish, Licorice, Mint, Maple, Mustard, Nutmeg, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla

The seeming limitless patience of your Ruling Element, Earth, means you likely enjoy making and eating your own bread especially if the recipe is traditional. No quick breads for you. If not bread, then some other time honored food tradition of earthy origins, such as canning. Food to you is more than just life. It’s a way of celebrating people, places, events, and the foods that sustain them. Dinner guests love coming to your table because not only are your meals rich and nourishing but so is your conversation.

 

Aquarius

January 20 – February 18

Ruling Element: Air – Ruling Planet: Saturn – Nurturing Food: Seafood

Fruits: Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melons, Quinces

Vegetables: Beets, Eggplant, Zucchini

Herbs & Spices: Bittersweet, Cardamom, Caraway, Dill, Fennel, Lemon Peel, Licorice, Mint, Parsley, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla, Wintergreen

Light, airy, and clean describe the foods you prefer as your Ruling Element, Air, demands. Avoid dishes that involve a heavy sauce or gravy. These dishes will only slow you down. Instead you’d probably prefer a vegetarian sandwich or something easily consumed while on the go. In fact, you very much like snacking instead of long sit-down meals. Your Ruling Planet, Saturn, commands you to get to the heart of a dish. Vinegar or citrus will help you cut through the unnecessary heavy flavors you detest so much.

 

Pisces

February 20 – March 20

Ruling Element: Water – Ruling Planet: Jupiter – Nurturing Food: Fish

Fruits: Dates, Figs, Mangos

Vegetables: Artichokes, Brussel Sprouts, Endive, Kale

Nuts: Chestnuts

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Basil, Black Pepper, Chile Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Curry, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Lemon Peel, Mustard, Peppermint, Tamarind, Tarragon, Wintergreen

Love is the most important ingredient you add to all your dishes. Your approach to cooking is delicate, charming and may take on hints of fantasy. However, you are never whimsical when planning a meal, and you do so with great skill that takes on aspects of a performance. It’s no doubt that fish is a favorite food, and you probably prefer more exotic varieties accompanied by other types of seafood.

Savor the taste and enjoy your meal!