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The Gourmet Zodiac

Disclaimer: with astrology, it is possible to decipher our behaviour or to get a glimpse of the future. This is a theory which cannot be systematically tested. On the other hand, one may wish to follow an easier path, which puts into practice the principles listed in astrology textbooks. In a way, this is precisely the type of practical exercises that we suggest in this Lifestyle column.

We recommend that you follow our advice with both a light and observing mind. Beyond Gourmet, the aim is to understand how each of us behaves in various fields; thus, we can better define and fathom, by deduction, how we have developed our natal predispositions. In addition, why wouldn't we be able to guess the talent(s) which we could harness in the future, according to our astrological profile.

The following information is given for signs in their purest form. Depending on the case, it is advisable that you check your planetary dominant or the sign of your Ascendant, the position, quality and aspects of the significators of the area involved, and if applicable, the position of the planets associated with it. For instance, for family affairs, examine the 4th House and its ruler, as well the Moon; for romance, examine the 5th House and its ruler, as well as Venus, etc.

The large number of books we have read, and more particularly, the experience we have drawn from the study of thousands of charts, urge us to be cautious. However, we thought that it may be interesting to provide a few concrete indications, which will turn out to be accurate, quite often.

Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

Desserts and sweets for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

When sugary delicacies are mentioned, you feign indifference on the pretext that they are superfluous. In reality, you can often be caught with your hand in the cookie jar – in the literal and figurative senses. As one has understood, food must be swallowed easily, or on the fly, because you tend to gobble sweet treats in a quite compulsive manner. Do you remember the advertising slogan of the late 90's for a chocolate bar, "Mars, making life a little sweeter.". This could be your secret weakness. You believe that this is the best way to get the energy required to make efforts, since you have a sporty lifestyle.

More seriously, opt for more subtle but luscious desserts. Mint being the plant of your sign, a chocolate-spearmint bavarois may be delightful. You are also very fond of figs roasted with Sichuan pepper. You may try a cinnamon and chilli fruit salad too.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aries, Aries rising, or Mars dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 1st House.

Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Desserts and sweets for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Oh, desserts! Uttering this word is all it takes to send you into raptures. You like them all: apple, or pear, or mirabelle tarts are inevitable. If the fruits come from your orchard or from a local market, it is even better. All the pastries having a lot of cream and chocolate are irresistible. Tiramisu, Paris-Brest, mocha eclair, and custard mille-feuille make your mouth water.

Watch your waistline, for you are a public danger as soon as you enter a confectionary shop. In addition, you seize every opportunity to offer sweet food. Be it for a party or a dinner with friends, you immediately order a cake. Is it summer? It won't make you forget your sweet tooth. Ice-creams take over.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Taurus, Taurus rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 2nd House.

Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

Desserts and sweets for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

You have the appetite of a bird. You like the idea of nibbling or sharing sweets or chewing gums. An eternal teenager, this is how you reconnect with emotions dating back to your school years. You do not imagine watching movies, or going for a long car or train ride without your sachet of M&M's which help to pass the time. You are mad about Twix chocolate bars, "Left Twix – Right Twix. Try both and pick a side", a very Gemini temptation.

Nonetheless, you equally appreciate the most refined specialities such as the strawberry Pavlova, a classic created to honour the eponymous ballerina. As well as lemon crepes and their sparkling sharpness. You love lavender and apricot muffins, and chestnut panna-cotta, all ingredients matching the symbolism of your sign.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Gemini, Gemini rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 3rd House.

Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Desserts and sweets for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

You are often among those who find solace or comfort in sweet food. To begin with, you cannot do without the candies of your childhood. You always have at home all sorts of liquorice wheels, vintage Roudoudous (European hard-candy) or Coca-Cola frogs. Along the same "It was better before" lines, you relish the prospect of attending a candy-floss making workshop. You gladly experience recipes passed down from generation to generation: slowly simmered jams, or vanilla creams for their sweetness.

Dairy-based desserts appeal to you. Think of flans or of ice-creams which melt on your tongue. Do not forget to flavour your creations with verbena, a plant connected to your sign.

Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Desserts and sweets for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Although you prefer a nice hearty salted dish served with vintage wine, you are not averse to desserts. They must be, literally and figuratively, the icing on the cake. Aesthetic is of major importance. You love mounted pieces having a decoration which might seem too much to anybody but not to you. You pay high attention to the edible golden leaf, and to macarons by Pierre Hermé, one of the best Parisian confectioners.

You prize Champagne truffles as well as delicacies presented as luxury gifts. To cultivate the values of your sign, choose desserts concocted with honey and saffron such as baklavas for instance. You can find them in oriental cake stores. In summer, you like ice-creams, provided they are renowned and their flavour is rare.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Leo, Leo rising, or the Sun dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 5th House.

Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Desserts and sweets for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Concerned with dietetics, you are among those who denounce the damaging effects of sugar and the risk of addiction it causes. On the other hand, you are willing to experiment all sorts of sweet products, if their benefits are real. Therefore, you take agave or maple syrup to sweeten your desserts. You decide to use healthier alternative foodstuffs such as buckwheat or rye flour, the taste of which is very interesting. Similarly, you give a try to almond or soy milk to prepare delicious chia or banana puddings.

You are crazy for cherry or rhubarb clafoutis, because seasonal fruits are highlighted. Owing to your meticulousness, you have a knack for making scrumptious quince jellies or lime mousses and their cardamom shortbreads – a spice related to your sign.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Virgo, Virgo rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 6th House.

Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Desserts and sweets for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Your elegant nature prompts you to be partial to all kinds of sweet food, if they are sophisticated of course. Even when you grab a quick bite, you choose cupcakes, because they are so cute with their icing and their decorations. You almost feel you are eating a fashionable accessory. You are keen on famous chocolate-makers' confectionery, especially when it is a selection displayed in refined boxes tied with gorgeous ribbons.

To be in line with the principles of your sign, as far as desserts are concerned, you favour ethereal classics: floating islands or pink grapefruit granitas delight your taste buds. Do not forget New York cheesecakes, for the reference but also for their divine lightness.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Libra, Libra rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 7th House.

Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Desserts and sweets for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

You are interested in sweet pleasures, but they must be substantial and they do not stave off hunger. When they are well prepared and based on secret recipes or ingredients, the origins of which are difficult to guess, there is a good chance that you will be pleased. Your senses are on the alert. Try little red bean cakes, so prized in Asian cuisine, or raw marrow brownies.

You already indulged in a mellow chocolate and chilly tart which excites your wild temperament. In the same style, you love THE ice cream of the moment, namely entirely black cone, including its waffle, such that of Goth Ice Cream. Keep in mind Catalan crèmes brûlées for their crust of sugar burnt with a blowlamp, which seem to come up from hell.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Scorpio, Scorpio rising, or Pluto dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 8th House.

Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Desserts and sweets for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Given your legendary appetite, you seldom refuse a dessert. However, to make you happy, the ceremonial must not last for hours. You look above all for opportunities to travel thanks to your taste buds and culinary creations coming from the whole world. For instance, the kulfi, a very popular Indian ice-cream made with cardamom, mango lassis, or gazelle horns with almond paste and orange blossom. You could even fly to Japan for its famous mochis, sticky rice cakes.

You have a fancy for less exotic pleasures too. Red berries are delightful, for they remind you of your expeditions in deep woods. You appreciate berries in the form of blackcurrant jelly, of raspberry mousse, or even of crumbles, preferably spiced with cinnamon or vanilla.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, or Jupiter dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 9th House.

Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Desserts and sweets for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Owing to your Spartan nature, you often happen to skip dessert. In addition, you are not prone to nibbling between meals. Therefore, it is only when you are given no choice – or almost – that you can find sweet dishes enjoyable. Perhaps you should start with a slice of cake with a cup of tea. Go for financiers, which may give you the impression that you are not too frivolous.

Anything containing dried fruits perfectly suits your cautious temperament and the symbols of your sign. You can keep this option in summer, with hazelnut, walnut, or pistachio ice creams. You can also snack on raisins or dates in all forms, because they remain healthy. It is most unlikely that candies and other junk food excesses ever reach your stomach.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Capricorn, Capricorn rising, or Saturn dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 10th House.

Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Desserts and sweets for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Owing to your delicate and absent-minded nature, you do not always remember to take your meals at regular times. As a result, you find yourself nibbling whatever is available. Sweet food is high on the list of your choices, for it helps you increase your insulin level. Thus, you are there, drawing from a pack of almond crescents or cookies. Mouth-watering desserts are prepared according to the rules of molecular cuisine such as kiwi nectar caviar, black tea jelly, or rose-flavoured whipped cream.

What is important is that the result must be light and fun, or at least surprising. When you allow yourself to follow your childhood's penchants, you grab sweets having brightest colours like Haribos. The fact that they are full of chemicals does not matter.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aquarius, Aquarius rising, or Uranus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 11th House.

Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

Desserts and sweets for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

As far as desserts and sweets are concerned, you are usually a good client. First of all, you prefer snacks, little gourmet pauses, or tea ceremonials lasting for hours, instead of traditional long meals. It is crucial that the food is mellow, creamy, and aesthetic. In addition to coloured and transparent sweets resembling pearls, you are fond of salads of exotic fruits such as mangoes or pineapple seasoned with vanilla. This very sweet spice suits your sensual nature.

You have a predilection for juicy fruits such as melons and watermelons. Rum babas may be your secret soft spot, as well as ice-creams and sherbets, which are eaten without effort. You appreciate them quite sophisticated, for instance flavoured with rose, kiwi, or avocado, to be trendy.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Pisces, Pisces rising, or Neptune dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 12th House.

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