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Best Plant-Based Foods for Each Zodiac Sign

Beverley has a degree in Science and additional certifications in nutrition and aromatherapy. She's published on and offline.

Zodiac chart

Zodiac chart

Some 2, 000 plus years ago, according to the American Federation of Astrologers, the Babylonians created charts to help them predict the seasons and other astronomical phenomena. It included the use of zodiac signs which were attributed to the ancient Egyptians. The discipline was later introduced to the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, and the rest of the world.


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How Was Astrology Used?

People began to view astrology as a scientific means to bring order to society and their lives. Agriculture was a huge part of that approach. Therefore, it’s no surprise that food, especially the plant-based variety, became associated with zodiac signs.

The ancient ones considered food nutraceuticals - providing sustenance as well as physical and spiritual healing. It’s the fuel or energy our cells need to live. One of the ways zodiac signs are grouped is by universal elements or quadruplicities, which are ascribed to different forms of energy.

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Zodiac Quadruplicities

According to Astrology Online, the four zodiac elements or quadruplicities are fire, air, earth, and water.

- Fire is pure, raging energy. The website calls it “Life Energy” because it eliminates and purifies, so that life can begin anew.

- Air is the substance we breathe. It is universal, connecting, communicating, life-giving, and life-sustaining. It supports “Mental Energy.”

- Earth is grounding. It holds us, supports us, and sustains our bodies by providing food and other resources. It is “Physical Energy.”

- Water. It flows. It has currents. It’s a trickle and the deep ocean. It surrounds a babe in the womb. It’s mercurial, changing to ice, mist, and dew. It cleanses, heals, and quenches. It is “Emotional Energy.”

Assigning the Zodiac Signs

Each element is assigned three zodiac signs based on the characteristics or behaviors of individuals born under them. And they are further categorized as masculine and feminine. For instance, fire and air are considered masculine or active. They are assertive, spontaneous, sociable, outgoing, uninhibited, and passionate.

Earth and water are regarded as feminine or passive. They’re introverted, reserved, self-sufficient, practical, quiet, intuitive, sensual, and resolute.

Mangoes

Mangoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Cilantro leaves

Cilantro leaves

Cloves

Cloves

What Plant-Based Foods Are Best for Each Astrological Sign?

Based on what we’ve discovered, which fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices shall we consider being the best nutraceuticals for each sign of the zodiac? Keep in mind, these choices are not predicated on science.

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Fire

Fire

Fire Signs

Aries. March 21 to April 19. This is the first sign of the zodiac. Symbolized by the ram. Individuals born under Aries are characterized as adventurous, determined, impatient, bold, and impetuous. They’re led by the head and its parts. Best:

- Fruits: strawberry, mango

- Vegetables: habanero pepper, peppers in general

- Herbs: basil, peppermint

- Spices: black pepper, allspice


Leo. July 23 to August 23. The fifth sign of the zodiac. Symbolized by the lion. Leos are portrayed as driven and natural-born leaders. They’re led by the heart, spine, and upper back. Best:

- Fruits: citrus, melons

- Vegetables: eggplant, zucchini

- Herbs: tarragon, rosemary, basil

- Spices: mustard, ginger


Sagittarius. November 22 to December 21. The ninth sign of the zodiac. Represented by the archer or centaur with a bow and arrow. Sagittarians are thought to be fun-loving, free-spirited, magnetic, and self-indulgent. They’re impacted by the sciatic nerve, liver, hips, and thighs. Best:

- Fruits: tropical fruits

- Vegetables: beetroot, cabbage

- Herbs: licorice, rosemary

- Spices: turmeric, dill

Earth

Earth

Earth Signs

Taurus. April 20 to May 20. The second sign of the zodiac. Represented by the bull. Taureans are described as entrenched, self-reliant, determined, and ambitious. They’re influenced by the neck and its parts: throat, thyroids, and vocal cords. Best:

- Fruits: citrus, banana, berries

- Vegetables: legumes, spinach, tomato

- Herbs: spearmint, sage, thyme

- Spices: caraway, nutmeg


Virgo. August 23 to September 22. The sixth zodiac sign. Represented by the virgin. Virgos are characterized as highly organized, meticulous, hard-working, and their worse critics. The virgin rules the abdomen, digestive system including intestines, and spleen. Best:

- Fruits: apricot, nectarine

- Vegetables: sweet potato, tomato, parsnip

- Herbs: oregano, sage

- Spices: dill, caraway


Capricorn. December 22 to January 19. This is the tenth sign of the zodiac. Represented by the goat. Capricorns are considered visionaries, industrious, ambitious, and idealists. The goat influences bones, joints, and teeth. Best:

- Fruits: apple, quince,

- Vegetables: carrot, rutabaga

- Herbs: sage, peppermint, tarragon

- Spices: clove, cinnamon, turmeric

Air

Air

Air Signs

Gemini. May 21 to June 20. This sign is third on the zodiac chart. Symbolized by twins. Individuals born under Gemini are considered to be clever, versatile, unpredictable, and mercurial. The sign rules the lungs, shoulders, arms, and hands. Best:

- Fruits: apricot, lemon

- Vegetables: radish, peas

- Herbs: marjoram, cilantro, thyme

- Spices: cardamom, nutmeg


Libra. September 23 to October 22. The seventh astrological sign. Symbolized by the scales of justice. These folks are tagged with a desire for balance and beauty. They also tend to be altruistic. Their kidneys, butts, lower back, and skin is affected. Best:

- Fruits: apple, pear, raspberry

- Vegetables: kale, artichoke

- Herbs: peppermint, horseradish

- Spices: fennel, cumin


Aquarius. January 20 to February 18. The eleventh sign of the zodiac. Symbolized by the water carrier. Aquarians are defined as philosophical, courageous, and good listeners. They’re led by the circulatory system, calves, ankles, and shins. Best:

- Fruits: kiwifruit, passionfruit, plum

- Vegetables: Brussels sprout, celery, beetroot

- Herbs: parsley, rosemary

- Spices: anise, turmeric

Water

Water

Water Signs

Cancer. June 21 to July 22. The water sign is the fourth on the zodiac chart. Symbolized by the crab. Individuals are considered to be ambitious, sympathetic, and self-deprecating. The crab influences the breast, chest, diaphragm, and stomach. Best:

- Fruits: papaya, fig

- Vegetables: corn, green beans

- Herbs: chive, oregano

- Spices: clove, saffron, paprika


Scorpio. October 23 to November 21. The eighth sign of the zodiac. Represented by the scorpion. People born under Scorpio are said to be determined, independent, and defenders of the disadvantaged. The scorpion rules the reproductive system, bowels, nose, and blood. Best:

- Fruits: cranberry, pomegranate, melons

- Vegetables: carrot, turnip, onion

- Herbs: rosemary, horseradish, mint

- Spices: fennel, ginger, anise


Pisces. February 19 to March 20. The twelfth and final sign of the zodiac. Symbolized by the fish. Pisceans are characterized as intuitive, idealistic, artistic, and supersensitive. The sign influences the lymphatic system and the feet. Best:

- Fruits: grapefruit, kumquat

- Vegetables: potato, winter squash

- Herbs: thyme, licorice

- Spices: cardamom, saffron

Bottom Line

Factually, our behaviors and characteristics aren’t just influenced by the zodiac sign attributed to when we were born. The environment in which we were raised, for instance, also plays a huge role in shaping who we are. We may also conclude that our behaviors overlap the quadruplicities, especially if we were born on an astrological cusp. Therefore, the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices allocated to each sign have the potential to benefit all of us.

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Bonus Video: Your Ideal Breakfast Based on Zodiac Sign by Tasty

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2022 Beverley Byer

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