|For some people, Christmas is
the season to eat roast turkey and drink champagne. For
others, it's about enjoying an informal seafood banquet at the
beach. Some might get nostalgic about the abundance of
cherries Santa left under the tree, or count down the days
until they can dive into the endless supply of fresh ham or
As for me, well, Christmas was simply the "annual
season of the shameless pig-out". This was fun for a
while, but as the banquet lunches were gorged year after year
I noticed that my enjoyment of the food was diminishing and my
When I substituted a plateful of roast potatoes for a bowl
of fruit salad three years ago, I realised I was on the cusp
of discovering something much better - and healthier - than my
traditional chow-down. Even though I felt so full I was
bursting, I still left the dining table that day feeling
lighter and more energised than ever before.
I subsequently investigated my food choices further and in
doing so, discovered a correlation between the Goddess Birth
Signs and the best food choices for our bodies and our health.
Just like astrology, there are twelve Goddess Birth Signs,
each of which are named after an ancient goddess whose energy
prevailed at the time of your birth. Also like astrology,
these birth signs give us insights into our instinctive
talents, natural values and innate behaviours. I like to think
of these signs as a personal GPS for connecting you with your
Now, in knowing the goddess birth signs for each of the
members of my family, I'm able to plan a Christmas Day menu
that cater for all their different tastes - whether it's a
meal "fit for a king", or merely "slim
pickings", everyone leaves the table feeling happy,
healthy(!) and totally satisfied.
Herewith is a guide for what food types are best suited to
you according to your Goddess Birth Sign... (by the way, you
can find your goddess birth sign
you are influenced…
best food choices…
21 - Apr 20
to any battlefield and you’ll find an Athena-girl with
her sword held high. She is generally ambitious, busy
and burning the candle at both ends.
of causes and endlessly energetic, you can benefit from
food that is hot and spicy. Eat plenty of red food to
keep your passionate energy fired up.
21 - May 21
heart and hearth – these are the three key words that
keep Juno girls excited. When her family is happy, she
foods, heavenly sweets and lots of hearty carbs. Yep,
anything tasty and substantial is likely to be on the
menu for a Juno gal and her family.
22 - Jun 21
to legend, Persephone shares her time between frolicking
in the sunshine and hibernating in the underworld. She
is the queen of balancing high and low energies.
any metabolism spikes by grazing on tapas, appetisers,
snacks and a variety of bite-sized foods. Eat smaller
portions more often to maintain your energy levels.
22 - Jul 23
the quintessential child of nature, Diana gals love the
wild. They also like being wild, and feel at home
connecting with Earth.
the nurturing qualities of Mother Earth by preparing raw
and organic foods. These are your comfort foods, so
relish nutritionally-rich meals.
24 - Aug 23
is the volcano goddess of Hawaii, and as such can be
occasionally volatile – even if things appear calm on
like your namesake, it’s not uncommon to have a
mountainous appetite for food fit for a queen. Pep up
the menu with a flaming desert.
24 - Sep 23
and earthy, the Hestia-girl’s home is her castle. She
is intrinsically connected with the source of life:
not in your garden attending to your fresh herb and
vegetable patch, make sure you enjoy scouring the local
grocer for the yummiest organic food.
24 - Oct 23
the goddess of love as their patroness, Venus-gals are
naturally attracted to decadence, fun and the finer
things in life. They love immersing themselves in
such an abundance of choice, take your time to decide
what you really want to eat. You’re drawn to bright
colours and textures so aim for fresh fruit and salad
24 - Nov 22
is the Egyptian cat-goddess. It is no surprise therefore
that she bestows qualities of playfulness, poise and
spicier the better! Food is meant to be enjoyed – take
it beyond “functional” and make meals an expression
of your creative spirit.
23 - Dec 21
Welsh goddess is known for her white mare and her
association with the dream world. As such, Rhiannon
inspires wanderlust, (usually by adventurous means.)
is no end to the exciting and exotic foods for you to
try. Of course, the best place to eat is in exotic
places – the more romantic and far-flung the better.
22 - Jan 20
gals excel at pursuing justice and getting projects
completed – sometimes at the expense of their own
the energy levels firing with hearty meals. Go for
stodgy, filling and stick-to-the-rib foods that will
keep you going and going and going.
21 - Feb 19
women are open-minded, adaptable and expert
shape-shifters. They transcend boundaries to keep their
lives interesting and full of magic.
sometimes it is unfair that you have to eat earthly food
– if only you could eat the fare of angels from plates
made of clouds! Go for divinely inspired concoctions
20 - Mar 20
is the beautiful African river goddess that inspires her
women to strive for their best. Anything’s possible
with Oshun’s gifts of love.
with the ocean as your mother, how can you resist a
magnificent seafood banquet? Dive into a wide range of
Top 5 things to do next:
View the beautiful "i Goddess" meditation movie on YouTube
the Love and Blissings Book
the "7-Day Chakra Workout" free e-Course
Have some fun with a goddess
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