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What to Eat When Mercury’s in Retrograde: Recipes for Every Sign

Yes, Mercury is still in retrograde—a change in movement of the planet that’s believed to cause tumult, disorder, poor communications, and bad luck. While we may not be able to guide you through this period of cosmic chaos, we can help point you in the right direction with a little celestial guidance when it comes to dinner. Take a cue from your sign and see what the stars have to say about your next meal.

Aquarius

As the sign that rules groups, you often find yourself bringing people together. Try our Steak Bulgogi Nachos—the perfect shareable option for entertaining that’s as original and free-spirited as you are.

Pisces

The fish is the sign of the creatively inclined—and this innovative spin on a classic Italian dish does the trick. This Shrimp Parmesan puts the idea that seafood and cheese don’t mix to bed.

Aries

The most self-oriented of the fire signs, Aries tend to know what they like and stick to it. Lucky for you, there’s always a Popular recipe or two on the menu—so you can dig into highly rated favorites like Chicken Marsala or Steak Frites again and again.

Taurus

With the sign of the bull, consider a steady meal of greens and grains. If you were toying with the idea of going plant-based, there’s no time like the present—and no dish quite like our Kale and Farro Salad (with a little cheese for good measure).

Gemini

If any sign is equipped for another helping, it’s the twins. Seize the day and double down on dinner with this Creamy Baked Penne—a dish that’s sure to have you coming back for seconds.

Cancer

A true water sign, Cancers are said to be sensitive and highly emotional. You need foods that really warm up you inside like this Chicken and Coconut Soup—a little spicy, a little sweet, and a whole lot of delicious.

Leo

You’re regal like a lion—and hungry like one, too. With a flair for dramatics, you need an impressive dish that’s fit for a king. Try this Indian-Spiced Chicken which boasts a decadent brown butter and “bejeweled” brown rice.

Virgo

Virgo is probably the most practical sign of the zodiac so cooking different dinners for every member of your family is a no-go. Whip up this classic Four-Cheese Pizza (in just around 30 minutes) to please everyone at the table.

Libra

You, fair Libra, are all about balance—so why not treat yourself to a well-rounded meal that looks as perfect as it tastes. Our Seared Steak is paired with a garlicky sweet potato mash and sautéed bok choy in this flavor-packed dish.

Scorpio

Scorpios tend to be intense—and they’re drawn to foods that are as intense as they are. When it comes to dinner, you want it all: spicy, sweet, crunchy, chewy. Basically, this Spicy Crunchy Shrimp Bowl.

Sagittarius

Ruled by the Archer, Sagittarius seeks truth through travel—so take your tastebuds on a trip. Tour the globe without leaving your kitchen with Peking Duck Rice Bowls or Hawaiian Beef Buns.

Capricorn

Perhaps the most responsible sign of the zodiac, Capricorns tend to stay on the straight and narrow—and who are we to lead you astray? Hit your veggie quota with these Roasted Broccoli and Quinoa Bowls.

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