©January 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
If you were born between January 21 and February 19, give or take a day, you were born under the sign of Aquarius.
To celebrate Aquarius during their birthday month, I thought I would continue picking information from Lucy Ashe’s book “A Taste of Astrology”.
Some of the keywords associated with Aquarius are:
- Detached, eccentric, futuristic, humanitarian, original,
- Inventive, unconventional independent, individualistic,
- Progressive, unique, independent, altruistic, visionary,
- Perceptive, intellectual, logical, ingenious, inventive,
- Unpredictable, detached, friendly, scientific.
How these characteristics would that translate in the Aquarius host? The Aquarius guest? Or the Aquarius cook?
Uranus Foods of Choice
According to Lucy Ash, Aquarius has an intense love for anchovies, coconuts, olives, bread, spinach, water chestnuts and watercress.
Their herbs and spices of choice are dill, fennel leaves, parsley and winter savory. As for meat, she cites birds in general, and more specifically ducks and geese.
From that list, I am only puzzled by the mention of coconuts. Upon reading the section on Aquarius, the author indicates that coconuts are associated with Juno, goddess of light and air who was particularly honored during the month of February. The other food being associated with this sign that had me puzzled was spinach. Too mundane for an Aquarian! But maybe it is a reflection of Saturn’s traditional rulership of that sign.
Aquarius as Cooks
It you are invited over for dinner, expect an unconventional meal! As a cook, Aquarius will take this opportunity to experiment and play mad scientist in the kitchen. With mixed results. The dish might come out as a brilliant fusion of exotic and unusual flavors or a total bust. Be forewarned and be prepared.
Either way, it will be an adventure centered around brilliant conversations and unorthodox dishes.
Aquarius as Guests
As a guest, Aquarius is difficult to pin down. If he decides to accept your invitation, he will totally enjoy the evening, mingling with the other guests, spurting witticism and engaging in intelligent debates. He will be thoroughly charming and friendly. In other words, an ideal guest.
The hard part will be to have him commit to come to the event. Aquarius is a sign that is very independent and loves to keep his options open. Hence the difficulty is knowing if this particular guest will show up.
Suggested Dishes for Aquarius
Lucy Ash suggestions for dishes includes:
- Brussels Sprouts Mayonnaise
- Watercress and almond Soup
- Any type of soufflés
- Chicken Liver Risotto
- Coconut cheesecake
Aquarius, what do you think? Does this ring true? Do you love to experiment in the kitchen? Do you have problems in RSVP an invitation?
What are your favorite foods and dishes?
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