Astrology and Food

Astrology and Food in a Medieval Kitchen

Aries Food Astrology – Ruled by Mars

Drink lots of liquids, especially cool drinks. Include foods that support liver and kidney function. Cooling foods are best.

Eat yogurt, raw vegetables, fruits, cold to moderately warm foods, wheat, fish, beans, brown rice, olives, cucumber, spinach, apricots, pumpkin, banana, fig. vegetable juices

Avoid: spicy or stimulating foods.

Foods that strengthen Mars’ energy, promoting courage, assertiveness, strength, sexual energy:

Artichoke, asparagus, banana, basil, beer, black pepper, carrot, chili peppers, chocolate, coffee, cranberry, garlic, ginger, mustard, radish, tea, watercress

Taurus and Libra Food Astrology– Ruled by Venus


Taurus tends to indulge with food, use moderation. Eat foods that support thyroid function.

Eat: iodized salt in moderation, water with lemon, lemonade, lemon drinks, pumpkin, cauliflower, cucumber, peas, almonds, chocolate (in moderation because of the sugar), coffee

Avoid:  heating, fattening, starchy foods and malt beverages such as beer, sugary foods


Use a light diet. Eat foods that promote balanced blood sugar

Eat: Milk, game, fish, poultry, eggs, whole grains, cold water on arising and at bedtime, almonds, apples, strawberries, spinach, asparagus, corn, raisins, fish oil, seafood

Avoid: sugars, starches, malt, and alcoholic beverages, carbonated drinks, tap water (because of contaminants and additives such as chlorine).

Taurus and Libra: Foods used to promote Venus’ energy of love, reconciliation, beauty, youth, peace, pleasure, luck, meditation:

Apple, apricot, avocado, barley, blackberry, brazil nut, carob, cherry, licorice, nectarine, oat, pea, peach, pear, plum, rye, strawberry, sweet potato, tomato, vanilla, wheat

Gemini and Virgo Food Astrology– Ruled by Mercury


Foods support lungs and nervous system health and foods that promote clear thinking. Avoid eating before going to Bed.

Eat: fruit, milk, meat no more than once a day, spinach, oranges, green beans, celery, tomatoes, apricot, plum, carrot, cauliflower, coconut, walnuts

Avoid: caffeine, carbonated drinks, smoking, excess meat


Chew food well because Virgo’s traditionally have trouble with digestion. Eat at regular intervals to help digestion. Eat foods to strengthen nervous system.

Eat: moderately seasoned, well-cooked food, fruits, milk, vegetables, and lots of whole grains, lemon, almond, fish oil, chicory, avocado, eggs, seafood

Avoid: foods that take a long time to digest such as soft cheeses, and heavy meats, dairy (except fermented, like yogurt (with live cultures0, kefir, buttermilk, etc.), processed foods, foods with artificial ingredients

Foods that promote Mercury’s energies of strengthening the mind, studying, self-improvement, communication, wisdom:

Almond, beans, caraway, celery, dill, fennel, oregano, parsley, pecans, peppermint, pistachio, pomegranate, turmeric

Cancer Food Astrology– Ruled by the Moon

General Food Advice: Avoid stimulants. Eat foods to keep the digestive system in health. You need plenty of water and fiber.

Eat: Fish, whole grains plenty of cold water (especially on arising in the morning, and at bedtime), pumpkin, cucumber, cabbage, lettuce, mushrooms

Avoid: malt beverages, alcoholic drinks, refined grains, excess meat or cheese.

Foods used for stimulating the Moon’s intuitiveness, healing, love, friendships, fertility, peace, and compassion:

Blueberry, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, butter, coconut, cauliflower, eggs, melons, dairy, potatoes, soy, watermelon, white wine, yogurt

Leo Food Astrology– Ruled by the Sun

A mostly vegetarian diet is good. Eat a diet high in carbohydrates (not refined grains and sugar). Foods high in iron are beneficial.

Eat: greens, spinach, liver, sunflower seeds, apples, lemon, fig, asparagus, coconut, honey, meats, goat milk, blueberries, oats, salmon

Avoid: hot chiles, fatty foods.

Foods associated with the Sun’s physical energy, strength, health, and vitality:

cinnamon, corn, dried foods, pineapple, citrus, sunflower, squash, red wine, honey, cashew

Virgo Food Astrology– Ruled by Mercury (See Gemini)

Libra Food Astrology– Ruled by Venus (See Taurus)

Scorpio Food Astrology– Ruled by Pluto

Scorpios generally have delicate digestive systems. Using digestive enzymes and probiotics is recommended. Drink plenty of water. Eat foods high in zinc

Eat: milk, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and foods high in iron and zinc, oysters, escargot, figs, avocados, cultured dairy, onions, asparagus, mustard, watercress, parsnip, mustard, coconut, cauliflower, cherries

Avoid: all fatty, highly spiced, hot (with spice) foods. Avoid alcoholic beverages

Foods that promote Pluto’s energies for leadership, dynamism, deep feelings, and intensity are: Rattlesnake, cherries, pine nuts, eggs, chickweeed, dandelion greens, escargot.

Sagittarius Food Astrology– Ruled by Jupiter

Use only a moderate amount of animal foods. Eat foods that support liver function. Eat heaviest meal in the middle of the day and the lightest meal in the evening.

Eat: beets, tomatoes, plums, prunes, apples, oats, eggs, strawberries, dates, cherries, green beans, corn, fish, chicken, whole grains, moderate meat

Avoid: Stimulants and intoxicants, smoking

Foods for promoting Jupiter’s energy for money, employment, and overall prosperity:

Allspice, anise, buckwheat, clove, eggplant, figs, macadamia, Millett, nutmeg, peanuts, sage, spinach,

Capricorn Food Astrology– Ruled by Saturn

Because Capricorn is considered a cold energy sign, a diet of spicy foods and meat is recommended.

Eat: Malts, high protein foods, eggs, figs, citrus, organic dairy, whole grains, almonds, brown rice, fish, sardines, leafy dark green vegetables

Avoid: refined sugar, eating the same things over and over (in a food rut).

Foods for using Saturn’s energies for creating structure, order, and stability. Also for dealing with nervous stress:

Beet, cheese, meat, tamarind, quince, apple cider vinegar

Aquarius Food Astrology– Ruled by Uranus

General Food Advice: Aquarians often have trouble with circulation. Eat foods that stimulate blood circulation and that regulate blood sugar levels.

Eat: Spicy foods, moderately salty foods, beets, moderate organic milk, cheese, and meat (no more than once a day), lobster lettuce, tuna, clams, walnuts, pears, lemons, oranges, apples, radishes, corn, peaches, grapefruit.

Avoid: carbonated drinks and refined sugars, caffeine

Foods that promote Aquarius’ unique energy, independent, technological, and philanthropic nature: Wild game, salty foods, aged cheeses, olive oil, wine.

Pisces Food Astrology– Ruled by Neptune

This sign tends toward food intolerances, so moderation is advised. You need food that supports the liver, and brain. Eat animal protein in moderation.

Eat: beef, liver, lamb, onions, whole grains, prunes, citrus, apples, grapes, spinach,

Avoid: Milk, refined grains, especially wheat, intoxicants, salt,

Foods that promote Neptune’s energies of intuition, creative imagination, and spirituality:

Blue-green algae, brined foods such as pickles or sauerkraut, caffeine, chocolate, fish, waterfowl, green tea, ice cream, kelp, pork, potassium-rich foods, spring water, tomatoes.

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