Since the Moon rules the stomach and digestion, it greatly influences your health and eating habits. Exploring the element of your Moon sign can help reveal your most personal tastes, what works and what troubles you in all-things food.
Fire-Sign Moons: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Fire symbolizes heat, so flavorful, spicy foods are preferable for people with Fire Moons. Garlic, ginger and chilli pepper add the intensity you crave. Focus on high-nutrient foods, like fresh fruit and vegetables so you get the maximum energy from the least amount of fuel. Fire is linked to energy, which comes via iron-rich foods, typically meats and dark green vegetables.
Earth-Sign Moons: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Eating based on emotions can be a problem for these Moon signs. Virgo Moons are especially health sensitive, and processed foods are a no-no for Virgo tummies. Taurus enjoys the pleasure of eating, and can gravitate toward carbs and high-fat foods. Capricorn sees food as a means to an end, and must focus on nutrient-rich foods to make up for somewhat slow absorption.
Air-Sign Moons: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Air is the element least connected to the body, and some Air-Moons signs literally forget to eat. Reminding yourself to eat regularly is important, as the typical Air Moon is quite vague about their physical needs. Focus on smaller meals more frequently, as you don’t do well with heavy meals.
Water-Sign Moons: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Water is all about feelings, and if you have a Water-sign Moon, you can be a very emotional eater. If you feel happy, you’ll want to share a meal to celebrate with friends. If you’re sad, you can eat in attempt to drown out your pain. Good health and eating well comes down to managing your mood. Explore natural mood-enhancers -- such as exercise or wellness therapies like massage or reflexology. That way you’ll rely less on food to soothe you.