Cooking for Aries
Vigor and Vitality
Symbolized by the ram, Aries is the first astrological sign in the zodiac. Each sign has a ruling planet with qualities and characteristics synonymous with the sign. Mars, the ancient Roman god of war, aggression, impatience and impulsiveness, is the ruling planet of Aries. Mars energy can serve us where drive, assertiveness, enthusiasm, courage and the ability to begin, or start anew are required.
ARIES AS COOK The activist and leader of the zodiac, Aries will keep as busy in the kitchen as they do in life. The Aries cook will always be the boss and loves to make decisions, give direction and instruct. Their high drive for the new will give them a reason to create variations on well known recipes, consistently inventing new ones. The Aries cook pioneers new areas in food, and thrives on versatility and new discoveries. As a cook or chef, as in life, Aries’ desire is to get things done quickly. Naturally, fast moving impatient Aries prefer recipes with few ingredients and will have them all ready to be added when they are cooking.
ENTERTAINING ARIES With a ‘been there, done that’ attitude, the Aries host will always have a new theme, menu, and décor for each party they hold. Weather permitting, there would be wood burning in the fire pit outside at night for guests to sit around and in the winter, a roaring fire inside. When out on the town, Aries enjoys being part of bright and noisy places. Bright red is the Aries color and can be a theme in the decorations of their gatherings.
LOOKING FOR VIGOR & VITALITY? Foods with a kick, including pungent, hot, spicy and thorny are the type of foods you’ll find here.
“Just as the characteristic of Aries is that of fire and heat, so are the foods that are ruled by this sign.These foods are red, bitter, pungent, thorny, spiney, and fiery. Similar in color, Mars is red and considered a furious and masculine planet by nature. Fire is it’s element. These foods ruled by Aries are described as bold, aggressive and courageous. They can summon up the inner strength required when energy is low.”
—William Lilly, Astrologer, 1695