Thursday, 19 March 2009

Notes on the Astrological Food menu...

Dear Neil,

What a great brainstorming time it was tonight, as usual fueled by plenty of red wine and snacks.

Here are the notes/menu for the astrology and food dinner hosted by Aquarian MsMarmitelover and Libran Neil Spencer.

The chart for the evening…7.30pm 28th March, London, has Libra rising 20˚. Conviviality, beauty, balance, social networking, romantic environment.

Neptune in Aquarius: (try to find tridents or fish) Cava with some sort of Aquarian ingredient/cordial

Saturn in Virgo: Roasted Seed mix with soy.

Mars/Uranus in Pisces: Thai Spinach soup

Pluto in Capricorn: Beluga lentils and goats cheese. (to be cooked by you)

Sun in Aries/Moon in Taurus: Gratin Dauphinoise with double cream

Mercury in Aries: Rocket salad with pine nuts
Pepperonata salad with balsamic moon dressing

Jupiter in Aquarius: Empty foam...the audacity of hope. 'fill it up with your own optimism'

Moon moves through the evening towards its dignity in Taurus in 7th: chocolate dessert by Petra chocstar served from her chocmobile.


Neil: to do beautiful Libran menus and Venusian music.
Write up speech with jokes, going around zodiac, in part from your Astrology and Food series from the Observer Food Monthly.
I think we both agree that aubergine is Scorpionic, being dark purple and part of the deadly nightshade family. 
The Underground Restaurant is definitely a signifier for transiting Pluto in Capricorn opposing Cancer, the sign of food, home and mother. Pluto meaning underground/underworld/trangression of the usual rules/subverting the status quo.
Pluto was in Cancer in the 1950s when McDonalds started. Fast food became the norm. Mum stopped cooking because she was out at work. 


MsMarmitelover
xxx

3 comments:

  1. Wow! Sounds very interesting. My Mum would *love* this! Her partner is an astrologer. Unfortunately, they live in Ireland.

    Niamh

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  2. Oh really? He would like this then for deffo. Should be a great night!

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  3. What a brilliant idea! The menu sounded fab - wish I could have been there!

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