If you’re into astrology, you’ve probably consulted the stars to see what they can tell you about, say, your birth sign’s compatibility with your main squeeze’s sign. But what if you could look to the stars for guidance about more serious matters—like what kinds of snacks you should eat? I consulted with Tali Edut, one half of the identical-twin professional astrology team known as the AstroTwins (the other half is her sister, Ophira Edut), to see what each of the 12 signs should be eating between meals. Presenting: the Snack-o-scope! I hope you’re hungry.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
“Aries love to be the center of attention,” says Tali. For you rams, we suggest the internet’s most adored snack: PIZZA! Aries also tend to be a tad impatient, according to the twins, so if delivery’s gonna take too long, try making a personal pie with ready-made naan or pita bread as the crust. Spread tomato sauce over the bread, add cheese, and—because your sign is known to have plenty o’ energy—chop up a bunch of veggies to throw on top. Pop it in a toaster oven for about 10 minutes, or until all the cheese melts and the bread is crisp. If you’re into spicy foods (you ARE a fire sign, ya know), sprinkle some crushed red pepper on top. Ta-da!
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Tauruses are patient. They like taking their time, and they don’t mind processes that have lots of steps. You bulls are also known for your fine, luxurious taste. (Das right, boo, you’re just so fancy.) Why not try baking yourself a molten chocolate cake? “Knowing Tauruses, they’ll probably have money saved up to buy the GOOD chocolate for the recipe because they’re so practical,” Tali explains. Shoot, do you mind if us non-Taurus peeps have a bite of that, too?
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Did you know that each star sign rules a different part of the body? Gemini rules the hand, so your ideal refreshment should be…what else? Finger food! “Flavored popcorn will keep those hands busy,” says Tali. Gemini is the sign of dual personalities, so make sure you have caramel corn for your sweet cravings. When you’re in a salty mood, sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over a bowl of freshly-microwaved kernels.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
“Cancer is the coziest sign of the Zodiac, and they crave comfort food,” Tali says. That’s good news for you crabs ’cause the possibilities are endless! Hack a box of macaroni and cheese (should we call that HACK-aroni and cheese?) by adding bacon or broccoli to the mix, or go for something REAL SNUGGLY, like grilled cheese and tomato soup. (Browning the bread with butter is key, FYI.) Park your booty on the couch and watch your favorite comfort movie. (P.S. mine is Valley Girl, what’s yours?)
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Leos have a flair for drama, which means they loooooove a theatrical presentation. A treat with loads of colorful ingredients and a variety of toppings would be the optimal choice for you lions.“The art of putting it together is what Leos love,” says Tali. An ice cream sundae with rainbow sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips, and different kinds of syrups would be a dream. Pile it on, lions!
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
“Virgos are known to be the most health-conscious of the 12 signs,” Tali explains, but that doesn’t have to mean, like, wheatgrass shots! Make a yummy smoothie! Combine strawberries, bananas, and yogurt together in a blender and mix. Drink it down with a cute paper straw.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Libras are known for having a sweet tooth, as well as an affinity for balance. The sign’s symbol is the scales, after all. For a Libra-appropriate light bite, Tali suggests, “a bit of something healthy mixed with something decadent.” Buy a gluten-free chocolate cake, or dip some strawberries in white chocolate and arrange them on a beautiful platter, and you’ll be snacking in Libra style.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Scorpios love mystery and the unknown. “Something that you bite that has an unexpected filling inside would be a fun treat for Scorps,” says Tali—like a cupcake with Nutella inside. Mmmm! You can also make calzones with Pillsbury pizza dough and put extra-spicy ingredients inside just one of them. Mix them up so you don’t know which one has the surprise…sort of like a calzone roulette. If the Scorpio gets the mystery calzone, they totally won’t mind because they also love hot and spicy food.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
“Sagittarians are world travelers,” says Tali, so treats from different countries would be fun for them to chow down on. Try some Japanese snacks, like these edamame sticks, black sesame caramel, or, if you dare, chocolate-covered squid! (If you eat Japanese food regularly as it stands, there’s a whole world of other snacks out there, too!)
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Capricorn is an earth sign, so it’s only natural for them to want to munch on foods that grow from the earth—aka vegetables! Make a raw veggie platter filled with carrots, bell peppers, and broccoli. If you’re like, “HOW DARE YOU GIVE ME A CARROT WHEN MY TAURUS FRIEND GETS CAKE!!!!” No worries: Make some easy fries by slicing up some sweet potatoes, coating them with olive oil and salt, and throwing them in the oven until they’re golden brown. “All work and no play makes Capricorn a dull girl, so why not kick it up a notch with a fun and fancy dipping sauce? You might even add a little gourmet flair like a chèvre or Sriracha aioli,” advises Tali. Nothing but high class for you Caps!
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
“Geek is chic if you’re the Zodiac’s water bearer, and your approach to food preparation might be more like a science project than a kitchen experiment,” Tali explains. Aquarians are inventive, original, and love to keep up with the gadgets. You can apply your love for futuristic sci-fi in the kitchen by making something with a cool cooking tool…like this COTTON CANDY MACHINE! Make some spun sugar yourself without having to even go to the fair. Tali predicts: “As a social, innovative Aquarius, you might just wind up setting up a booth and selling your own confections!”
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Pisces are dreamy and imaginative—they love to fantasize. “Pisces are like mermaids, fairies, and unicorns all rolled into one. Whatever you touch winds up feeling magical, and the presentation is as important as the snack itself,” says Tali. If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, this calls for some sort of sensual fantasy snack sequence! Make up a platter filled with fresh fruits and different cheeses, and drink flavored fizzy water from a bejeweled goblet like the queen goddess that you are.
No matter what your sign is, all of these snack ideas are worth a li’l tasting. After all, you ALSO have a rising sign and a moon sign, which means you could be astrologically destined to make some of these other tasty treats, too. Shoot, why not throw a shindig, invite friends with each of the 12 Zodiac signs, and make it all? Happy snacking! ♦