Ruled by the aggressive Mars, the fire sign of Aries prefers the fiery taste of chilli, pepper or curry. Having your mouth on fire may be good for your health – researchers from San Diego said that the active ingredient in chilli peppers could provoke chronic activation of the intestinal lining, reducing the risk for colorectal tumours.
Spices for Aries: hot chilli, curry, garlic, pepper, mustard, paprika
Taurus usually prefers sweet-tasting foods. Maybe that’s because, being ruled by Venus, goddess and planet of love, Taurus have also sweeter dispositions. Taurus is also considered the gourmand of the zodiac, so he is a perfect food-taster or sommelier.
Spices for Taurus: vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, fenugreek, juniper, ketchup (tomato sauce)
Gemini wants to experience everything kitchen has to offer – not in large quantities, like Taurus, but for the pleasure of taste. They often change their food preferences, but usually prefer mixed and complex spices, like curry, which is a complex combination of spices or herbs, like coriander, cumin, turmeric and hot chillies.
Spices for Gemini: vanilla, ginger, curry, pickles and herbs, coriander, cumin, turmeric
Cancer usually prefers homemade food and traditional spices of his native country. So, a British Cancer will prefer thyme, rosemary, parsley and sage, while a Chinese Taurus will prefer five-spice powder, ginger, black bean, sesame oil and garlic sauce.
Spices for Cancer: onion, garlic, basil, mint, thyme, bay leaves, rosemary, parsley, sage
Leo likes fiery tastes, tongue burning delicacies. We recommend harissa, the classic Moroccan chilli sauce, Chilli con carne, a spicy stew containing chilli peppers, meat, tomatoes, beans, but also garlic, onions, and cumin, or the Ethiopian Sik Sik Wat, a mixture made with chilli pepper, paprika and fenugreek that spices up chicken and beef stews.
Spices for Leo: curry, horseradish, pepper, mustard, soya sauce, cayenne, cloves, cinnamon, garlic, ginger
The prudent Virgo takes responsibility for his own health, so that he prefers healthy and natural spices. Rosemary, for example, because rosmarinic acid and other antioxidant compounds in the herb fight bacteria and make cooked meats healthier; also turmeric, which in India is applied to wounds to speed healing and also relieve colds and respiratory problems.
Spices for Virgo: juniper, allspice, mint, vanilla, cinnamon, parsley, rosemary, herbs
Libra is a harmonizer, always trying to balance the opposites, including in kitchen. So, those born under this sign prefer juniper, at the same type sweet and bitter, or horseradish, at the same time sweet and spicy. Ruled by the voluptuous Venus, some Libras also like sweet food, deserts and also sweet spices, like cinnamon, cloves or fennel seed.
Spices for Libra: vanilla, fenugreek, juniper, horseradish, tomato sauce, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed.
While Libra always tries to harmonize, Scorpio is a sign of extremes, looking for strong flavours and tastes: the sourest variety of lemon, the hottest pepper in the world, the strong taste of garlic, fenugreek, rosemary or sage.
Spices for Scorpio: curry, garlic, cinnamon, vanilla, basil, lemon, fenugreek, rosemary, sage
When talking about spices, Sagittarius is the opposite of Cancer. While Cancer prefers traditional spices of his native country, Sagittarius loves exotic spices, seasonings and herbs. For example saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, anardana, the dried seed of various wild pomegranate plants, with a fruity flavour, or Saigon cinnamon, an important ingredient in the Vietnamese cuisine.
Spices for Sagittarius: curry, fenugreek, juniper, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, cloves, ginger, coconut flour, saffron, anardana, Saigon cinnamon.
The Capricorn prefers herbs that can be used dry. On this list, there are oregano, rosemary, marjoram, bay leaf, thyme, sage and savoury. Some Capricorns also like salty foods, sometimes exaggerating with salt.
Spices for Capricorn: salt, cinnamon, cloves, coconut flour, cocoa, salt, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, bay leaf, thyme, sage, savoury.
Aquarius is innovative and creative, so that always likes to discover new spices and to mix them. we have some suggestions for those born under this sign: quatre epices – a French blend (meaning „four spices“) including pepper, cloves, nutmeg and ginger; panch phoron – a Bengali five-spice blend of whole fenugreek, nigella, cumin, black mustard and fennel seeds. Of course, a very independent Aquarius will ignore our suggestions and will prefer to realize new and original mixes.
Spices for Aquarius: mint, vanilla, horseradish, cinnamon, anise
The watery sign of Pisces highly appreciates liquid and fluid spices, like vinegar, lemon juice or Marinara sauce. This is not a surprise, because Pisces usually don’t eat too much, but they drink a lot (remember to be careful with alcohol!).
Spices for Pisces: vinegar, lemon juice, ketchup (tomato sauce), Marinara sauce, cocoa