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Zodiac signs. In the kitchen.

Taurus."I wouldn't do it that way". Cancer, that's me. "Get out of here, this is my kitchen". Scorpio. " It's not as good as mine". Is this BS to you? Or is there some truth to it ? Cooking with a .........

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  1. well, one must begin by believing in personalities aligning with zodiac signs, which is a system based on a flawed and superstitious vision of the planets and stars.



    1. Astrology tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun's apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality.

      -Sheldon Cooper, Big Bang Theory, Episode 1

      I agree.

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        1. re: Cathy

          To further Sheldon's point: to stale multi-millennium old constellation placements that have nothing to do with where those objects actually were positioned at the time of your birth.

        2. I rank the Horoscopes in the newspaper just below the cartoons.

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            1. re: Bill Hunt

              Gasp! *Below* the crossword puzzle? A good showing on, say, a NYT Friday puzzle done in ink augurs better personal well-being for me than the most glowing horoscope ever could! <grin>

              FWIW, Taurus. I think that means I'm pretty good with steak.

          1. Sure....I'm a Gemini and I fit the Gemini traits to a tee. Even my profession is what is said a Gemini is supposed to be suited for. I'm sure some of these traits play in to how I am in the kitchen, as well as any other place.

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            1. re: SaraAshley

              I'm a Gemini too and like you said, my traits follow that of a Gemini closely. In many areas of my life I have a distinct duality in profile. But no, I'm not bipolar, haha.

              And I don't believe in the horoscope.

              1. re: LotusRapper

                I am easily distracted, I get bored easily, I'm fickle, talkative, out-going, I like to debate. I mean it all fits me. Good and bad.

                1. re: SaraAshley

                  Alright, you're a notch more than me, then, Sara ;-)

                  Can't say I'm a debater. Talkative when I click with the right people, otherwise I can clam up pretty good. Easily distracted, yes. Get bored easily ..... depends what I'm doing.

            2. A lot that is said about Sagittarians are true about me down to the way I just freely create my own recipes instead of following others...

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              1. re: Cherylptw

                Ditto to all that

                The horoscope personalities explanation that I like best can be seen here:


                Sag is "awkward fucktard", except I'm a little more confident than that when cooking for others. Still though...

                1. re: charlesbois

                  I love this! I'm an "annoying attention whore." Just what I had feared...damn.

                    1. re: LotusRapper

                      Eh....attention whore I can handle, I'm a little hurt by the annoying part though.

                  1. re: charlesbois

                    Hah. "Whiny bimbo" here. I resemble that...especially the "whiny" part...

                    1. re: kcshigekawa

                      Me, too. We should whine about it.

                        1. re: LotusRapper

                          Do you have a particular vintage in mind?

                2. LOL, as a Virgo, you have the ability to apply your keen mind to perfecting recipes, and you have the potential to be a great chef. But your perfectionist tendencies may keep you from even trying, so you have the potential to be an awful chef. Then again, a see-saw of these qualities mean that maybe you fall somewhere in the middle.

                  Look, ma! I could be an astrologer!

                  It's certainly fun to think about, but the qualities would only apply if the person in question think they apply. Horoscopes are purposely rather vague and contrary so they fit a wide variety of people.

                  That said, in a zodiac-dominated fictional world, I would guess that Virgos are great at pastry and other grains, as well as super-healthy foods. I'm not quite sure what to do with Pisces. Would they LOVE fish, think it cannibalism, or only eat fish that was lower down on the food chain? Would Aquarius be all about soup and hashish brownies? Libras would have very precise food measurements in their recipes, and always obtain balanced, beautiful meals.

                  (-: Fun.

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                  1. re: MickiYam

                    I'm a Pisces. I don't like fish! :) however my SO also Pisces loves fish. I guess we're just a mystery! :)

                    1. re: LexiFirefly

                      Hubby and I are both Pisces - one fish lover, and one not so much.

                  2. What would I do in the kitchen. My sign is neon.

                    1. I don't believe in all this star sign business. But then again Capricorns always say that.

                      1. Total bull shit.

                        I am so grateful that I was raised in a family where science was the standard.

                        1. My mom likes to say "you're a typical Pisces" in reference to many of my tendencies most notably my inability to make up my mind "there she is again, the fish swimming in two directions." This pretty much describes in the kitchen as well. It all starts with the grocery store when I'm indecisive and then at home I don't decide on anything usually until I enter the kitchen and then I doubt myself the entire time. If something goes wrong I beat myself up in true Pisces style. It makes me chuckle since I'm a Pisces literally by 36 minutes, a near Aquarius miss.

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                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                            OMG, so that is why our previous chef drove me nuts, he's not plagued by ADD, just a Pisces! The two Virgos in our kitchen are definitely the most organized - I'm one of them, and yes I am the pastry chef (as someone above suggested would be appropriate).

                            1. re: babette feasts

                              I am Pisces, and I am very much more bread than pastry - !

                              1. re: babette feasts

                                I'm organized sometimes to a fault but horribly indecisive and unsure after I finally decide. This is why I eat foods served with condiments but just bringing all the bottles I can't decide between to the table, SO laughs at my "condiments with a side of eggs." I'm also OCD so every potential plan has a plan, such that I waste time planning ideas that don't get used but I guess I eventually might get around to them.

                            2. Did anyone ever do that "experiment" where each person in a classroom was handed a personality description, specially created for each person? And everyone says "that is exactly like me!" And it's all the same description? People who say their sign describes them well typically are focusing on the bits and pieces that DO match, and ignoring the parts that don't fit so well. And most of it fits pretty much everyone, at least some of the time, just like that personality description. In other words, I think it's nonsense.

                              (BTW: the Forer effect. Here's the description: You have a great need for other people to like and admire you. You have a tendency to be critical of yourself. You have a great deal of unused capacity which you have not turned to your advantage. While you have some personality weaknesses, you are generally able to compensate for them. Your sexual adjustment has presented problems for you. Disciplined and self-controlled outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure inside. At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing. You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations. You pride yourself as an independent thinker and do not accept others' statements without satisfactory proof. You have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. At times you are extroverted, affable, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, reserved. Some of your aspirations tend to be pretty unrealistic. Security is one of your major goals in life.)