That’s right, there’s such thing as eating for your astrological sign. And while metaphysical meal prep isn’t intended to address gut-health issues (like those indigestible avocados), it can help bring more harmony into your diet, according to astrologers Monte Farber and Amy Zerner, co-authors of the new cookbook Signs and Seasons.
“When it comes to eating, each zodiac sign is unique,” says Zerner. “We all have different personalities around food.” So whether you’re a grab-and-go sort of gal or a gourmand at heart might have more to do with the astrological house you were born in than the actual one in which you were raised.
For their book, the husband-and-wife duo teamed up with chef John Oaks (formerly of Eleven Madison Park) to create recipes—think Tahini Lemon Bars, Sage Pea Soup, and Carrot Cupcakes—that work with each sign’s culinary preferences and favorite foods. They all also take into account the seasons associated with every member of the zodiac (because you know better than to expect a Gemini to crave hot soup or a Sag to daydream about peach cobbler).
Ready to bring your diet into astrological alignment? Here, Farber and Zerner offer tips on how to eat—and exactly what to stock in your fridge—according to your sign.
Scroll down to see a food horoscope for every house in the zodiac.
How they eat: Aries love fast food, AKA anything that can be made and eaten quickly without much fuss. They love starters, appetizers, and breakfast items, and favor spicy and bold tastes.
How they eat: Taureans are the most sensual of all the zodiac signs, so they eat slowly and savor every morsel. They like big helpings and creamy dishes, like a quiche or chocolate mousse.
How they eat: Geminis’ need for mental stimulation has them constantly on the move, and a variety of snacks are what keeps them going. A lively, interesting conversation during the meal is just as important to this sign as the food itself.
Foods to stock: tangerines, cucumbers, feta cheese, dill, snap peas, chips
How they eat: Cancer natives are very sensitive—and so are their stomachs. They’re attracted to comfort foods and tend to enjoy dining at home on freshly baked (and homemade!) foods instead of dining out.
Foods to stock: lobster, pine nuts, zucchini, arugula, peaches, coconut
How they eat: Leos are flamboyant and enjoy making a performance out of everything they do. When they eat, they let everyone around them know how delightful or distasteful their meal is. In typical leonine fashion, they like to eat in a regal way.
How they eat: Small, nourishing, and frequent meals work best for this sign because they tend to be fidgety. (Don’t be surprised if you see one eating while standing—or on-the-go.) Indeed, they always seem to be snacking on something.
Foods to stock: grape tomatoes, fresh figs, raspberries, shrimp, string beans, almonds
How they eat: To a Libra, eating is an art. They desire to have everything fair and equal, which means they’re very aware of portion size and presentation. Not so ideal? They also tend to have a difficult time deciding what to eat.
How they eat: Scorpios really get into the sensuous, satisfying experience of eating. This sign craves intensity and is drawn to dishes that exhibit pure, strong flavors and aromas. Like most things in life, they eat what they want, when they want it.
Foods to stock: pumpkin, oysters, artichokes, mushrooms, beets, chocolate
How they eat: Sagittarians love to eat because they’re dedicated to enjoying life’s bounty. They believe—without question—that they are what they eat. And as lovers of nature, those born under this sign need lots of pure water and fresh foods.
How they eat: Capricorns are traditional people who know what they like—and prefer to eat the things they’ve eaten since they were children. Many of them can eat the same thing everyday, and like to keep their meals regular and on time.
How they eat: Aquarians love to eat with friends and prefer a no-fuss atmosphere where they’re free to be themselves. They’re usually on the cutting edge of new thought regarding food—freshness and sustainability are important to them.
How they eat: Pisces love delicate, gentle food that’s simply prepared. Some may have strong affinities or phobias about eating certain foods—and this sign tends to exhibit a sweet tooth. After all, Pisces long for sweetness in all areas of life.