Not a lot of us believe in sun signs and their traits and their effect on people, but those who do swear even their breathing by it. “She is so stubborn, must be a taurus!”, “He is so ambitious, must be a Scorpio!” or “He gets worked up so easily, has to be a Leo!” are things that you’ll often hear from a sun sign junkie. Not always baseless or superficial, but the zodiac can at times be eerily accurate. Even when it comes to food. No kidding! What we eat and how we pick out our flavours also has to do with the date of our birth. Find out here which food suits your sun sign and whether you have a Libran set of taste buds or Aquarian.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The first zodiac sign, Aries lead the pack. Being a fire sign, Aries are completely in love with anything that’s spicy or anything that’s red. Red curries, chilies or tomatoes, Aries are drawn towards the aroma of spices and herbs. Anything that is quick to whip up and super delicious matches perfectly with their personality, which is possibly why you will find Aries often stuffing themselves with a horde of junk food items. On the upside, they love to experiment with new foods.
They Love: French fries, Aloo chat, Red meat, Paprika
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
These bulls are emotional and they carry their sentiments to their food also. The idea of trying the new does not appeal to them and they seek comfort from the traditional when it comes to food. Strong flavors like mint, chocolate, coriander, parsley tend to catch their fancy. They get excited with the idea of luxurious fine dining but are usually lazy when it comes to hitting the treadmill running. However, they do keep going into diet mode every now and then, coming back all lean and slim. Gluttony is a sin they that seems to have been invented because of a particularly lazy and hungry Taurus.
They Love: Sweets, Cheese, Stuffed parathas
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Ask any Gemini to name their favorite food and they will come up with varied options – everything from burgers and pizzas to salads and veggies excites them. Their choice for food is diverse to say the very least and they love novelty. Generally blessed with a low appetite, they usually feast with their eyes first thus their food needs to look good and appetizing. Wining, dining and being at the center of prestigious social gatherings really gets them going.
They Love: Coffee, Sandwiches, Pizza
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This water sign is attracted most to sugar. Cancerians are the ones you’ll find queuing up at desserts and pastry shops. They’re the ones who’ll dream of cupcakes and laddoos and are addicted to sweets and fancy desserts. Besides sweet temptations, Cancerians love to binge on hearty meals and comfort food. They are not very fussy in what they eat and stick to mild flavors instead of the ones that really hit the taste buds.
They Love: Sea food, Ice cream, Chips, Soups
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Exclusivity defines them a Leo. Lions have a taste for luxury and panache in life and love food that’s expensive, classy and flavoursome. Pickles and condiments make their taste buds tingle and as a result, cuisines like Indian and Mexican always do the trick for them. Leos not only demand superb food on their tables but are also not averse to making a dining experience memorable by doing something cool like pulling out their guitar and as a meal accompaniment.
They Love: Curries, Pickles, Hot peppers
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You can’t say gluten and Virgo, in the same breath. The flag-bearers of health food, Virgos are in love with green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, and cabbage. Gluttony is not their thing and they believe in satisfying their hunger with fresh produce, raw salads and natural ingredients. Health foods, low calorie dishes are their thing and they prefer clean flavours instead of mixing things up. Minimum tampering with their food please!
They Love: Nuts, Salads, Nutrition Bars
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Just like their lives, Librans seek balance in their food. Patrons of perfection, finesses and fineness, they like foods which are beyond the obvious and redefine luxury. Social butterflies by nature Librans love to combine food with an elegant dining experience. They also have a special place for desserts and don’t mind beginning their meal with something sweet instead of appetizers. A pro at dining etiquette you will rarely find a Libran making chewing noises on the dining table. Also, they are ardent admirers of creativity and innovation when it comes to food. Their favourite food formula is “Surprise me!”
They Love: Chocolate, Berries, Fruit Desserts
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
They are sexy and they know it! Allured by elaborate food, they seek pleasure in gorging on food with aphrodisiac effects – walnuts, oysters, strawberries and drumsticks, they’ll polish it all off. In particular, they have a spice-loving palette and are drawn towards spices, chilies and garlic. They also have a special love affair with meats of all kinds and proteins and their love for liquor is almost sinful .
They Love: Dark Chocolate, Meat, Black Olives
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
The true vagabonds, Sagittarius are constantly traveling, visiting new lands and trying out innovative cuisines. As a result their palette is well versed with an array of ingredients and recipes. Often, they just force food into their system to fuel energy into their body. Usually not fussy eaters, they will eat broccoli as easily as they will a kebab. They have a special place in their hearts for fried stuff, and therefore Moroccan and Indian cuisine work best for them.
They Love: Tortillas, Paneer Tikka, Chickpeas
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
For Capricorns it’s just not the cheese that satiates them but it’s the hunt for it that adds a sense of fulfilment. They are the pioneers of dining etiquette as they take their dining time seriously. Usually health freaks by nature and because they tend to pile on those pounds with relative ease, they keep a hawk eye on what goes in their system. A simple home-cooked meal with the right amount of nutrients and vegetables will put a smile on their face. For them, simplicity and quality do the trick.
They Love: Eggs, Cold Soups, Leafy Greens
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Inquisitive by nature, Aquarians would want to know what goes into making exotic dishes, but they may not have the heart to put their taste buds at stake. They usually seek comfort in simple ingredients and dishes like dal chawal. They go for food that is quick, fast and yet not high on calories- like sandwiches, pasta, noodles, salads and corns. Being a ‘people’s person’, they act as a social magnet in a party and enjoy an elegant evening.
They Love: Smoothies, Home-cooked food, Lime
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
A fish without water and a Pisces without sea food on their plate – they will both suffer. The paired fish sign is more often than not tempted by the exotic creations of Thai and Chinese cuisines mainly for their extensive use of sea food. They like water based foods like melon, sugarcane, cucumber and strawberries. Their creative bent also stimulates them to create mouth-watering innovations using their natural gift of imagination. On the spice front, they are attracted towards the aromatic ingredients.
They Love: Seafood, Juices