Published on The Pioneer 07-06-2015
There is the logical and there is the astrological. The twain meet and co-exist. It depends on how you deal with the portents. Govern their stars,Fools are governed by their stars Astrology, through an exact science, is only a “guideline”. Its purpose is to lead you in the right direction. At the same time, it can help you avert disasters. What, you might ask, has astrology to do with food? I can only repeat, in analogy, It can lead you to eat foods that will help you remain healthy, whilst warning you to avoid foods which can cause major ailments.
We are controlled by five elements: fire, earth, air, water and ether.The zodiac classifications also known as “zodiac types” do not take cognizance of either. There are three signs in each of the other four classifications:
Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are the FIRE types. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn the EARTH. The AIR classification includes Gemini , Libra and Aquarius, Whilst Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are the WATER wallahs.
Aries- The Ariens should eat lots of yoghurt and drink plenty of water,but not chilled. They should avoid anything that can cause kidney stones-cabbage,tomatoes, rajma (red kidney beans), lobia (black-eyed beans) or other forms of beans. Due to their dynamic nature they should eat more food rich in calories. The fiery nature of the Aries influences the selection of spices and they prefer very spicy food. So, if you are not a big fan of hot and spicy food, their meals will not satisfy your taste. Aries-born have a huge appetite and love to experiment with food. Sometimes they are not very careful when they eat, which can be a reason for the occurrence of health problems.
Taureans are true gastronomes. They have a huge appetite and know how to enjoy in the food. Regardless of what are they eat, they want their food in large quantities and don’t save money when it comes to quality. Dieting is a torture for them, while cooking – a real pleasure. You can learn a lot of new recipes from people born under this sign. Their biggest challenge is to stop eating sweets and chocolates. People born under this sign does not want to be interrupted while eating, because they want to feel relaxed and comfortable.
Geminis people hate eating alone and love to have company on the table. For them the good conversation during the lunch is more important, then the food.They Perhaps eating is not among their favorite activities, but they like cooking. A varied diet is mandatory on their menu. It is thought that Geminis are least likely to suffer from diseases caused by the consumption of unhealthy food.
Cancerians always buy expensive, but quality food and no one can resist their specialities. People born under this sign tend to eat quickly and hate sharing their food. They do not care about their own health and often will overeat, especially when they are nervous. Due to their sensitive stomach, Cancerians often need to control their enormous appetite. On the other hand,they make a great company at the table. They always inspire with stories about their specialties, recipes and the origin of food.
There aren’t too many “Dos” and “Don’ts” for Leos, but they must avoid foods that cause “Gas”, especially fried foods. Leos are also prone heart problems and so must forego foods with high cholesterol levels lobsters, prawns and other crustaceans. They should eat carrots, radish and lots of Fruits-foods that provide ruffage which, in turn, help to keep their weight under control.
They love when the table is filled with familiar faces and beloved ones, since then they feel most pleasant.Leos do not want to cook, but when they do, they are happy to see that their specialities brought smiles on the faces of their loved ones. They are prone to heart diseases, so they should be extra careful when cooking.
Virgo is the only sign that can be on a diet, without ever succumbing to the temptation to cheat. Slow metabolism is another problem for the Virgos, so they need to consume foods that are easily digested. Virgos have too sensitive stomach, so they should be more careful what they eat. People born under this sign make magic in the kitchen. They do not experiment with new products and spices, but no one can resist their delicious dishes.
Libras are real food lovers. Every meal is a feast for them and they do not miss a opportunity to try everything they have available – salad,appetizer, main course and dessert. People born under this sign are dependent on chocolate and sweets, so they would give up the main course rather than the sweet pleasure that comes at the end of the meal. The aesthetic appearance of the food and table is especially important to the Libra. They love good wine,especially red. If you want to surprise them, do not try with ordinary foods such as pizza or omelet. Carefully select a fancy, gourmet restaurant that will satisfy their refined taste.
Scorpios can not pretend when the food is not cooked according to their taste. Scorpios love high calorie food and they often get hungry, even at night.An empty refrigerator and the absence of spices can literally make them furious. They love spicy food and are excellent cooks, because of their ability to skillfully combine them. They usually have lean and slim body, just because they follow the principle of all or nothing. This means that when they feel that they went too far, they will immediately start with dietary restrictions.
The fire types particularly Sagittarians , make the most creative cooks.They are not the type to be restricted by the recipes and culinary cliches. They prefer to explore the exotic- and often esoteric cuisines. If an unfamiliar aroma is emanating, it is safe to wager it must be from a fire-sign kitchen.
They love exotic, non-standard and spicy foods, cookies, cakes… Their diet can often go from one extreme to another. At one point they may behave like they are very hungry and will greedily empty their plates, while at times they can starve for days. Because of the propensity to over-eat and over-drink, people born under this sign often suffer from digestive problems.
Capricorns are traditional people, so they love homemade food.Therefore, when they choose to search for their life companion, they do not forget to put cooking on the list of priority criteria. Although they don’t like spices, sometimes tend to exaggerate with salt. The atmosphere while eating is especially important to them – it needs to be relaxed and calm. They love attending family dinners, and hate when someone tells them what to do.
Aquarians : People born under this sign are often vegetarians, due to their humanitarian nature. An additional reason for their fondness for vegetarianism is that they love vegetables and fruits, and would gladly replace the meat with a serving of fruit salad. While cooking, which happens rarely, they hate to blindly follow the recipes and always make changes, letting their creativity and imagination flow. The downside is that Aquarians can sometimes exaggerate coffee and late-night eating.
Pisceans: Pisceans pay more attention to the look than the taste of food. People born under this sign will appreciate more the good company on the table, than the meal in their plate.Food for them is just a need, not a pleasure. Their downside is that they can often exaggerate alcohol, which have negative effects on their health.
The writer is a Delhi-based astropalmist and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org