The Astrology of Food

Astrology is all about correlation – describing through metaphor and archetypal energy the way all things in life connect. The mantra of most astrologers is “As above, so below’ whereas the mantra of most dietitians is “You are what you eat”. Even these two clichés have connection.

Not only can astrology clue you into your boyfriend’s quirky tendencies, but it can also help you to keep him well fed. Astrology offers two ways in which you can do this. First, look at foods that are ruled by the signs and planets to attain that type of energy. For instance, if you want your significant other to do more cleaning around the house, make a meal consisting of poultry and grains, Virgo foods.

The more practical and useful application of astrology in your diet is to understand the mineral salt that is associated with each sign. Vital to good health, the mineral salts perform functions that relate to and compliment the energies represented by the zodiac. The following chart shows foods that are ruled by the signs and planets, mineral salt association for all the signs and then foods that are high in those particular mineral salts.

Don’t forget to kiss the cook!

Initiative & Ambition

Aries: radishes, rhubarb, garlic, mustard, onions, peppers

Mars: basil, capers, cayenne pepper, ginger

Potassium phosphate prevents or alleviates insomnia, headaches, nervousness and rashes:

Potatoes, green vegetables, onions, walnuts, oranges, tomatoes, pineapples, apples, raisins

Attachment & Love

Taurus: beans, spinach

Venus: see Libra

Soda sulphate deters water retention that can cause sweating and tendency to be listless and/or depressed: lettuce, onions, beets, cauliflower, spinach, cucumbers, celery, strawberries and apples

Communication & Discernment

Gemini: Nuts

Mercury: see Virgo

Potassium chloride: strengthens respiratory functions, lowers blood pressure and purifies blood: sweet corn, oranges, bananas, grapefruit, peaches, pineapples, plums, apricots, pears, green beans, turnips, collard greens, brussel sprouts, kale, lettuce, watercress, asparagus, carrots, celery

Emotions & Daily Habits

Cancer: cabbage, pumpkins, common vegetables, crab, cucumbers,

Moon: lettuce, pumpkins, shellfish, soup, turnips, cauliflower, juices

Calcium fluoride supports healthy tissue lining, mucous membranes, bones, teeth and skin: cabbage, kale, cottage, cheese, prunes, meat, egg yolks, rye flour, raisins, oranges, lemons, leeks cheese

Creativity & Vitality

Leo: almonds, citrus fruit, lemons, olives & olive oil

Sun: walnuts, citrus fruits, olives

Phosphate of magnesium facilitates normal blood pressure while promoting efficient functioning of the lungs and nerve tissues: walnuts, onions, coconuts, plums, almonds, blueberries, cucumbers, barley, bran, peas, oatmeal, savoy cabbage, oranges, lemons, lettuce, figs, eggs, asparagus

Efficiency & Intellect

Virgo: grains, oats, millet, poultry

Mercury: carrots, celery, parsley, parsnips

Potassium sulphate maintains healthy skin, nails and hair as well as strengthening and rebuilding nerve cells: carrots, tomatoes, red beets, lemons, celery, grapefruit, parsnips, apples, whole wheat, rye and oats

Balance & Harmony

Libra: strawberries

Venus: apples, artichokes, blackberries, spices, honey, yams, nectarines, pears, pecans, plums, pomegranates, wheat, mints

Sodium phosphate balances acid and alkaline, while also equalizing the body’s water to prevent bloating and water retention: watercress, carrots, spinach, peas, celery, beets, yellow corn, strawberries, apples, raisins, figs, almonds, rice and wheat

Karma & Transcendence

Scorpio: leek, oysters,

Pluto: apparently we don’t need food once we’re out of our body

Calcium sulfate is contained in the skin, mucous membranes and tissues, purifying the body of toxins by aiding the elimination process: onions, garlic, cauliflower, leeks, turnips, radishes, watercress, figs, kale, prunes

Truth & Exploration

Sagittarius: green olives

Jupiter: apricots, asparagus, beets, currants, nutmeg

Silicic oxide is necessary for maintaining the covering of the bones and nerves: asparagus, parsnips, cucumbers, onions, whole wheat, strawberries, barley, rye, red cabbage, cherries, bran, fruit and vegetable skins

Responsibility & Discipline

Capricorn: flaxseed

Saturn: barley, dried fruit

Calcium phosphate supports blood vessels and digestive fluids while building strong bones and teeth: cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, figs, plums, strawberries, almonds, lentils, whole wheat, barley, rye, fish

Progressive & Humanitarian

Aquarius: nutrition/power bars

Uranus: this planet is too busy manifesting change to eat

Sodium chloride, which helps to maintain water content throughout the body: cabbage, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, lentils, figs, strawberries, apples, carrots, radishes, chestnuts

Enlightenment & Dreams

Pisces: fish

Neptune: kelp, lobster

Phosphate of iron oxygenates and purifies the blood while helping to maintain normal blood functions, eases respiration: lettuce, radishes, spinach, dried fruits, beans, strawberries, lentils, onions, cabbage, apples, walnuts, barley


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