How to Eat & Dine for Your Zodiac Sign

There’s an old saying, “You are what you eat,” and dietitians and health gurus have all the scientific data to support this. What does your birth chart have to say about that, though?

You might think there’s an astrological answer for nearly everything these days—and you’d be right! Whether you put a little or a lot of emphasis on your Sun sign and planetary placement, it’s still you, and you’re still going to have likes and dislikes according to them.


  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: Mars
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: First
  • Best Foods: Snacks that are calorie dense
  • Worst Foods: Red meat
  • Soothing Herbs: Chamomile, anise hyssop, ginger

As a fire sign, you probably like hot and spicy foods—which is great, provided you listen to your body and don’t overdo it. Your body has cycles, and it will take to the hot foods on some days better than others. Don’t push yourself—and don’t eat too fast! Aries are spontaneous and like to be busy, and you may overlook your nutrition or bolt down your food in a hurry, which will only lead to indigestion.

Staying active usually isn’t a problem for you, but you do get bored easily, so vary both your diet and your activities. Use alcohol sparingly; it’s not always agreeable with your fiery nature.


  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Venus
  • Quality: Fixed
  • House: Second
  • Best Foods: Vegetables and some grains
  • Worst Foods: Sweets of all kinds
  • Soothing Herbs: Spirulina, ginseng, licorice root.

You’re truly epicurean, and you love the sensual pleasure that good food and fine beverages provide you. This is all well and good, but you do have a tendency to overindulge! Add to that, you’re usually not one of the more active signs of the zodiac, so any calorie excess is likely to go straight to your hips if you don’t exercise it off!

You also have a tendency to comfort eat, and like most of us, go straight for the carbs! Try to replace the processed foods with fruit, and make sure you walk out your frustrations to keep your waistline trim.


  • Element: Air
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Quality: Mutable
  • House: Third
  • Best Foods: Stir fried veggies, and yogurt
  • Worst Foods: Sweet refined cakes and cookies
  • Soothing Herbs: Lemon balm, lime balm, cardamom

You live on your nerves, and when you repress your emotions, your stomach will let you know! It’s easy for you to ‘grab and go’ when it comes to eating, but you really need to take time to focus on your diet and sit and eat your meals in a relaxed environment. Digestive issues like flatulence or heartburn come your way fairly easily.

Probiotics will help, but taking time to eat a healthy, balanced diet and giving your body time to correctly assimilate your food will go a long way to keeping your system functioning optimally.


  • Element: Water
  • Planet: The Moon
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: Fourth
  • Best Foods: Steamed veggies, and honey
  • Worst Foods: Fried foods, and too much salt
  • Soothing Herbs: Sage, juniper berries, carraway

You’re known for the way you nurture people, and you do like to make sure they’re fed properly! You may even be a great cook, because that’s one way to really fuss over someone and ensure that they’re cared for. In your zest to mother others, you sometimes forget to look after your own needs, leading to poor nutrition and a lack of energy and vitality.

Sometimes you eat too much too, turning to food as an emotional comfort when other people let you down. Try to learn to control your appetite when you’re stressed, disappointed, or afraid. You’ll feel better in the long run.


  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: The Sun
  • Quality: Fixed
  • House: Fifth
  • Best Foods: Whole grains, okra
  • Worst Foods: Milk and milk byproducts
  • Soothing Herbs: Valerian, mint, sunflower

You’ve got an opulent eye, and you want your food to be rich and decadent, too. You rarely like to dine alone, preferring your companions to be as appealing as your meal. You’re usually pretty good about getting the right nutrition, because you have good self-esteem and want to take care of yourself.

You might not excel at or even enjoy cooking, but you do appreciate the time and attention that someone else has put into a tasty dish. Keep your vitamin intake balanced; your stomach is pretty resilient, but your big lion’s heart needs nutrition, too!


  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Quality: Mutable
  • House: Sixth
  • Best Foods: Quinoa and other ‘ancient’ grains, green vegetables
  • Worst Foods: Sushi and kelp
  • Soothing Herbs: Black pepper, turmeric, horehound

It’s best for your sensitive stomach to eat little and often, but care must be taken that the day doesn’t turn into one long episode of grazing! You’re fastidious about your health, and that often spills over into your dietary requirements, too. You hate to throw food away and are a dab hand at using leftovers to create an excellent meal.

When you’re throwing something together, ensure that all of the ingredients are top notch, particularly when it comes to the veggies. You may have a slightly slower than usual metabolism, and need to eat a lot of salads and veggies to keep the pounds away from your posterior!

Related Article: Decode Your Astrology Birth Chart: The Sixth House


  • Element: Air
  • Planet: Venus
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: Seventh
  • Best Foods: Nuts and seeds
  • Worst Foods: White sugar and white flour.
  • Soothing Herbs: Hibiscus, jasmine, St Johns wort

Your relationship with food is nothing less than sensual. You like to taste everything, relishing the appearance, texture, and smell of the dish as well as the actual taste. You probably have a sweet tooth, and have trouble saying no when it comes to decadent desserts and wonderful wines.

You’ll often forgo the salad so you can have that extra chunk of chocolate, but that’s not in your best interests! You will have to find at least a bit of discipline, otherwise you’ll not fit into those designer jeans you’ve got your eye on!


  • Element: Water
  • Planet: Pluto
  • Quality: Fixed
  • House: Eight
  • Best Foods: Fish, and rice
  • Worst Foods: Nuts, and beans
  • Soothing Herbs: Mullein, parsley, thyme

You approach life with an all-or-nothing mindset, and your dietary needs are not exempt! You’re either ravenous or disinterested in your food. When you’re hungry you can eat people out of house and home, emptying the fridge without even really caring what’s in it. You like unusual food combinations and break the rules when it comes to cooking.

Of all the signs of the zodiac, you’re the one who finds it the easiest to balance any overindulging by watching your food intake for a few days after.


  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Quality: Mutable
  • House: Ninth
  • Best Foods: Root vegetables, citrus fruits
  • Worst Foods: Lunch meat, processed cheese products
  • Soothing Herbs: Borage, saffron, cumin

You’re ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion, and you’ll have to watch your waistline—and this goes for all of you who have Jupiter in your first house or conjunct your Ascendant, too! You’re adventurous with your food, and you enjoy trying dishes from other regions and cultures.

Try to avoid overeating; it will go to your hips, and then in true Sagittarius style, you’ll probably try to crash diet it off. Stay active to avoid obesity, and eat a balanced diet to ensure you don’t fall prey to any digestive disorders.


  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Saturn
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: Tenth
  • Best Foods: Root vegetables, soups and stews
  • Worst Foods: Saturated fats and oils
  • Soothing Herbs: Rosemary, marjoram, rugosa rose

No matter what you’re doing, your earthy element will always ensure that you find time to enjoy your food! You seek out traditional dishes, and probably have Grandma’s recipe book tucked safely away somewhere. You don’t like to be hurried, and you want the mood around your meal to be relaxed and nurturing.

You’ll indulge in fast food, but prefer something that’s home cooked. Watch your salt levels. Find other ways to season your foods—traditional herbs and seasonings, perhaps—so that you’re not overloading your body with sodium.


  • Element: Air
  • Planet: Uranus
  • Quality: Fixed
  • House: Eleventh
  • Best Foods: Sprouted grains and bean sprouts
  • Worst Foods: Pork, and refined oils
  • Soothing Herbs: Violet, comfrey, lungwort

You don’t have much of an issue when it comes to eating healthily—in fact, you might even be on the cutting edge of nutritional fads and patterns. You willingly share both your knowledge and your food with others. Sometimes when you’re immersed in what you’re doing you will succumb to eating whatever junk food is offered to you, and this needs to be monitored if you’re going to stay healthy.

You’re also prone to skipping breakfast when you’re busy, and this should be avoided. Grab something in the morning, and kiss the late night snacking goodbye.


  • Element: Water
  • Planet: Neptune
  • Quality: Mutable
  • House: Twelfth
  • Best Foods: Fruit, and seafood
  • Worst Foods: Beans, and bread
  • Soothing Herbs: Lilac, catnip, honeysuckle

You truly love everything about food—the way it tastes, the way it feels in your mouth, the way it smells as you’re preparing it, and you really appreciate a nicely presented plate. You’re a romantic at heart, and want to create a fairy-tale setting around a meal when you share it with loved ones—from a picnic with your family, to a candlelit dinner for two.

Your main obstacle is to accept that not every occasion is going to be a Hallmark production, and not to get too disappointed when things don’t go as planned. As a water sign you need to stay hydrated, so drink plenty of water and avoid excess alcohol.


Every zodiac sign, even every element, has certain foods that work with it, and others that work against it. It doesn’t matter your background or your traditions, you’ll have a preference when it comes to the way your cultural cuisine is prepared and presented.

To really know where your food favorites are found, look to your Moon sign for the emotional connection, and also your rising sign, to see how others perceive your partiality. You might even want to plan starting a diet and fitness routine based on the planetary transits!

If you’re interested in exploring your relationship with food from an astrological perspective, ask your astrologer! A close examination of your 6th house will bring you insight on your attitude toward food, while looking into your 4th house reveals your comfort foods and emotional attachment.

If you’re a social eater, that will turn up in the 11th house. The placement of Neptune could show you where you’re deluded, while Uranus might hint at unusual tastes—literally! There’s a lot of fun to be had by interpreting your birth chart in this manner; a lot of food for thought!

Related Article: Decode Your Astrology Birth Chart: The Twelfth House

About The Author

Charla Stone

Hi! I’m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. I’ve spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to bring light and guidance to others. I’m just an old hippie at heart who has traveled the world to learn of its cultures. I’ve been published online and in print—which still rather surprises me, as this isn’t something I do, it’s just who I am! When I’m not writing or doing readings, I’m spending time in my garden or the art studio, or with my beloved dogs.
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