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Astrologically; relation of, to food

Astrology is a ancient mystic "science", originally coming from Egypt and the Middle East.

It"s based on the questionable premise that people born in different calendar periods share qualities and characteristics. We are governed, say the astrologists, by different planets, the calendar periods of our birthdays being represented by such symbols as a ram, a bull, a crab, a lion, a virgin, a balance scale, a scorpion, an archer or centaur, a goat, a water bearer and two fishes.

Anyone born under a certain zodiac sign is said to have tendencies towards certain diseases; and just as a person is "ruled" by a given planet (e.g. Mars in the case of Aries, Venus in the case of Taurus, Uranus for Aquarius), various foods are also "ruled" by these planets (e.g. Mars controls most of the spices, Venus controls apples, almonds, apricots, grapes, figs, peaches, wheat and sweet-smelling spices).

According to this elaborate design, the best vitamin A sources for Aries are milk, cheese, butter, fish oils, green leaf vegetables, yellow vegetables, okra pods, watercress, alfalfa herb, lettuce and fruits with yellow flesh.

But for an Aquarius, the best vitamin A sources are whole milk products, seafoods, fish liver oils, liver, lamb, green leaf vegetables, kale, yellow vegetables and fruits with yellow flesh, and salad greens. The lists are almost endless, and a "science" in themselves.

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