January 20 – February 18
Go Aquarius, it’s your birthday! Can you take the heat? February is heating up for you with renegade Mars coming through on the 5th. No one has to tell you twice to keep an open mind, so blaze through this month with confidence. Got V-Day plans? Of course you do, because your love life is on fire. Make sure you find the perfect meal to match your V-Day date. Spice things up with some portobello mushroom quesadillas. Don’t worry about eating with your hands, you’ve never been one to play by the rules, anyway. Just don’t forget to turn the stove off, forgetful Aquarius. Your love life might be on fire, but you don’t want your house to be as well.
February 19 – March 20
Woah, Pisces, you need to chill. How about a Netflix & chili sesh with some turkey and butternut squash chili? You have to rest up for the big game, because everyone knows you can’t say no to a little competition. Just don’t go empty handed. Make sure your snack game’s on point, even if your team isn’t. February is your month to get your creative juices flowing (we both know that’s not grape juice). So, put your energy into creating some new ingredient combinations. Ever seen Chopped? Mushrooms, cranberries and goat cheese, you have 30 minutes… go!
March 21 – April 19
Yo Aries, we know you like to take charge, but it looks like you might have said “yes” to more plans than you can keep up with. Don’t worry, with Venus and Mars uniting around the 10th, it’s a better time than ever to make a venn diagram of your friend circles. One thing everyone has in common? Food, duh. Another thing? Lasagna, obvs. Show off your inner social butterfly and invite all of your friends over for a “Palentines” party. Pass your pals the lasagna and the love (but aren’t they one in the same?!). Who knows? Maybe you’ll be playing cupid with different friend groups this month. Lasagna isn’t typically considered an aphrodisiac, but anything can happen with Venus in charge.
April 20 – May 20
Guten tag Taurus. Your symbol is the bull for a reason. Your stubborn nature has got the best of you and you just won’t budge. Take “no” out of your vocabulary this month, and go out with your friends! That will be easier with Mars sliding on through around the 5th to take charge. Take your recharged ambitious spirit to the kitchen this month, and impress your boo with a special Valentine’s treat. Haven’t been struck by cupid yet? Don’t worry, you don’t need anyone to make you happy when you have filet mignon. The “steak” is high, but you’ve got to risk it for the biscuit.
May 21 – June 20
Hey Gem. The twins are your sign for a reason. You’re “twinning” this month, and it shows. Your double nature is unstoppable in February. Whether you have a boo or not, join your friends in the Lonely Hearts Club to heat up V-Day with some fun. No one could be lonely with your two personalities around. Your dynamic nature hits its peak when Mars and Venus collide around the 10th. You know what goes well with a party? BBQ. Bring the summer back into winter with your high-energy vibes and a pulled BBQ chicken sandwich. Just don’t forget to Instagram. #nofilter
June 21 – July 22
Well, well, well, look who finally came out of their shell. Good for you, Cancer. Now, it may be time to retreat for some “me” time. You’ve been on that social grind and it’s time to focus on the things that matter: food. All of those episodes of Chef’s Table will pay off this month. With a lunar eclipse on the 10th, your ambitious spirit will come out to play. Send your tastebuds on an adventure while you have some R&R. No need for passports, just try this Korean BBQ portobello rice bowl. It will give you wanderlust from your couch. Worried about V-Day plans? Don’t. Let your bed be your bae.
July 23 – August 22
Rawr, Leo. If Valentine’s Day belonged to any sign, it’s yours. Your hungry eyes don’t ever seem to stay closed. Put that energy into making a meal for your boo (all three of them). Vanilla is not a flavor on your palate, so try this pine nut & goat cheese bucatini alfredo. Don’t worry about bucatini being messy, you’re always the one taking a risk. The lunar eclipse on the 10th will give you the push you need (not that you need it). Be careful– don’t reveal your player nature to all of your bucatini-lovers, they might just start a food fight.
August 23 – September 22
Fire up, Virgo. You can’t wait until the end of the month to start Mardi Gras celebrations especially when Mars and Venus come together on the 10th (and even more especially when there’s cake). You’ve got to stay on track, though. Put down the bourbon and try a balsamic-honey brussels and farro bowl. It will be a far cry from those half-wilted spinach salads you’ve been munching on (we see you). Your #2017goals list is getting longer, so stick it out, Virgo. You’re too busy to worry about love on V-Day, because cupid is stupid. Treat yo’ self instead: get the rose petals ready.
September 23 – October 22
Look at you, Libra. All refreshed and ready for the year after the holidays. You took a month off, now it’s time for an energetic February. The moon is eclipsing on the 10th, giving you the power of love, and that includes yourself. Fold those cozy blankets and trade them in for some dancing shoes. Take the disco to the kitchen with a groovy mushroom and swiss burger. Blast some Daft Punk while you flip those burgers, and dance like everyone wishes they weren’t watching.
October 23 – November 21
Oh là là Scorp. Your bad side is coming out this month. You’re ready to break the rules in all the right places. You’re feeling extra social this month, so you may try to rope your pals in on this cheeky deal when Venus and Mars come together around the 5th. Some will come, but others will be hard to convince. Try enticing them with food; there’s a reason why mouse traps have cheese. Strike their fancy with some shrimp scampi. Once you’ve sealed the deal, get down with your bad self. #YOLO
November 22 – December 21
Hello Sag. It looks like you’re waiting for the sun, but that may take a while. Channel your restless spirit into a new hobby. Have you ever worn an apron? With award season in full swing, you’ve got to dress to impress– and serve some Oscar-winning food. Turn your kitchen into a red carpet (and not just because you’ve spilled pomegranates everywhere) with this bulgur, sweet potato, and pomegranate bowl. Get your acceptance speech ready, and don’t forget to thank #homechef.
December 22 – January 19
What’s up Cap? Your mantra this month is quality over quantity. Sometimes you have to slow things down and spend time with the people that matter most, and eat the tastiest food. With Mars and Venus colliding around the 5th, your emotions will be everywhere. Just remember to stay grounded with some… pasta! Preferably some creamy spinach and artichoke pasta. Speaking quality over quantity, maybe leave some to share when cupid strikes during the lunar eclipse on the 10th. It was called a lunar landing for a reason.