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.