Planetary foods

Presently, I am looking for ways to honor the planetary powers in a balanced fashion by honoring them on their respective days. This can be done through various means like prayer, suitable activities (e.g. physical activity for Mars or learning a language for Mercury) but also through foods. This is especially convenient because we all have to eat every day, so why not make use of it? Plus, eating that way increases the chances of having a balanced diet.
Now that we have established our goal we need to find out which common foods are associated with the planets. Here’s my list, which is by no means exhaustive, so let me know in the comments if you can think of more and I will add them to the list if I agree with your attribution.


  • oranges
  • chicken
  • sunflower seeds
  • dates
  • wheat
  • corn
  • mango
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • honey
  • fruits in general

Dark side: neglecting other planetary foods, monotone diets


  • cheeses in general
  • water, esp. clear spring water
  • rice
  • oats
  • beer
  • mushrooms
  • tofu

Dark side: stale and moldy foods that are bereft of vital energy, or that are outright contrarian to good health


  • millet
  • white wine with carbonated water (spritzer)
  • chicken legs and wings
  • cocktails
  • hors d’oeuvres
  • intricate dishes

Dark side: anything processed in general, eating too fastnull


  • vanilla
  • tonka beans
  • sweets, esp. pralines
  • sweet sherry
  • desserts
  • sweet fruit liquors
  • mead
  • cinnamon
  • rose-colored pepper
  • honey
  • anything with pleasant odors
  • white bread
  • haute cuisine

Dark side: overly sweet (e.g. soft drinks)


  • red meat
  • spirits (high-percentage alcoholic drinks)
  • tripe
  • ginger
  • pepper (esp. black pepper)
  • cayenne peppers
  • onion
  • garlic
  • kidney beans
  • cloves

Dark side: too much red meat, medicated meat, not caring about the origins of one’s food


  • big roasts, esp. turkey
  • puff pastry
  • lentils
  • chicken breast
  • turmeric
  • burgers
  • pasta
  • dumplings
  • pumpkins

Dark side: overindulgence, i.e. eating or drinking too much


  • potatoes and other vegetables with edible roots
  • carrot
  • tomatoes
  • topinambur
  • sour and dry wines, port wine
  • black bread

Dark side: constipating foods; eating too little