Our astrological influences often determine how we approach certain aspects of life, from work to relationships and yes, even food! Are you a social diner like Gemini, sensible eater like Virgo, or a nurturing Cancer? Keep reading to see what the stars have to say about your Epicurean style.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The rambunctious ram seldom stands on ceremony, and prefers to eat in a more relaxed and casual environment. This could mean whipping up some comfort food with friends and watching a movie while eating and chatting, or taking a date to a much-loved, lowkey eatery. While not a picky eater, you’re not exactly first to volunteer to try something new, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t open to adventurous feasting. As any red-blooded Aries will tell you, they know what they like when they taste it.
The Venus-ruled bull loves to indulge in the richest foods, finest wines, and most decadent desserts; even better when they have someone to share the sumptuous abundance with. Your appetite is notoriously baroque but that doesn’t mean you aren’t discerning; quality is everything to you. Many Taureans take up cooking as a relaxing pastime, and make keen cookbook collectors. While comfort food is your specialty, you’re always game to learn about new dishes and maybe even perfect some of them for your next date night.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Good company is key when a Gemini dines, as they dearly hate to eat alone. Fast-moving and flighty, the astrological twins typically don’t focus on the food so much as the person or people they’ll be sharing it with, and plan accordingly. Like all pursuits in life, eating is an adventure for you, and you’re open to all experiences. Whether it’s a night in Chinatown, a food truck tour, or tucked away at a posh restaurant, as long as you’re in good company you’re satiated.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The cosmic crab feels most at home in the kitchen, and that’s not at all intended in a demeaning way. Cancers are nurturers on all levels, right down to their diligent self-care, and cooking for others is a sacred ritual they don’t take lightly. If you’re invited to a Cancer’s table, consider yourself deeply cared about! While Cancers typically take a delicate approach to cuisine, preferring lighter dishes with well-balanced flavors, they are anything but picky eaters.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Like a true ruler, you prefer to eat like a king. Leos have incredibly discerning palates–some might even accuse them of snobbishness–and won’t hesitate to send back a dish they deem unsuitable. While Leos aren’t exactly shy around pots and pans, the kitchen isn’t their natural habitat, as they much prefer to be out and about where all the best dining can be found. The lion adores adventurous eating and makes a fantastic “foodie friend,” as they’re always up for trying something new.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
While sensible Virgo isn’t above splashing out on a lavish meal every now and then, their day-to-day eating habits tend to follow an equally sensible regimen. Overindulgence doesn’t sit well with you, monetarily or nutritionally, as you much prefer a healthy lifestyle of moderation. Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and less fiery flavors are your go-tos, and you have an especially keen nose for wine pairings. When a Virgo invites you to dinner, you can expect a well-rounded meal with exceptional thought put into it.
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Like your Venus-ruled companion Taurus, you crave the finer things in life, and make no apologies about your champagne diet on a beer budget. You especially love imported foods, wines, and other delicacies, and like a true renaissance soul make every effort to explore, sample, and share as much as possible. While your wallet may not always permit you to have the Versailles spread of your dreams, you can still conjure an impressive 5 star feast on a $5 budget.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
The sensual scorpion craves the bold and flavorful, from full-bodied red wines to heavily spiced dishes, along with plenty of rich dark chocolate to end (or start) the evening with. While you’re fairly ambivalent about cooking, it’s not uncommon to find a Scorpio immersed in a new cultural cuisine or doing healthy meal prep for the week ahead. When buried in work or focused on something intense you all but forget to eat, making those sensual feasts all the more necessary as a reward.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Adventure is the order of the day when it comes to the archer’s appetite. As long as it takes you out of your comfort zone and offers a new and exciting experience, you’re down. Sagittarians love to clatter about in the kitchen and try their hand at unfamiliar dishes from equally unfamiliar parts of the world–and they usually ace it on their first try. Your innate generosity means the more the merrier, and dinner nights at your house are events to remember.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
The Saturn-ruled Capricorn generally sticks to the more traditional side of dining, preferring home-cooked sit-down meals to eating out; they additionally share fellow earth sign Virgo’s need for routine when it comes to meal times. While not exactly squeamish about trying new things, you don’t appreciate surprises, and prefer to know exactly what’s in a dish before partaking. Family recipes are precious heirlooms as far as Capricorn is concerned, and your sign loves to reconnect with loved ones over heritage dishes.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians are often accused of viewing food as little more than fuel, with a less-than-charitable attitude about gluttony in general. Like Cancer, your sign typically practices rigorous self-care; after all, how can you enjoy something that doesn’t contribute to your health and well-being? This philosophical–and very Aquarian–mindset isn’t as severe as it sounds, however. Rest assured, Aquarius has a decidedly indulgent side (but don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone).
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
It may seem like a cheap shot to pair Pisces with all things seafood, but the truth is you just can’t resist the “frutti di mare.” Just as the sea is a vital life source for your water sign, nothing hits the spot like a juicy lobster, platter of fresh shrimp, or gorgeously arranged oysters on ice. Heavy food typically doesn’t sit well with Pisceans, and seafood strikes the perfect balance between sustenance and refinement.
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