Lucky food 2019 - Food trends for the Year of the Pig 2019
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In this article dedicated to Chinese Dietetics and Lucky Foods of the Year 2019, we begin with a brief reminder of the fundamental role that the 5 elements of Chinese astrology and Feng Shui have in determining colors and by extension the most fortunate foods of the Year of the Pig 2019.
Then, discover the luckiest food of the year 2019 and the fruits and vegetables most conducive to each of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.
Role of the 5 elements in Chinese lifestyle
Chinese astrology is based on the theory of the 5 elements, whose religious foundations are derived from Taoism. The 5 Chinese elements are used in Chinese medicine (where each element is associated with an organ), for cooking and food as we will see more precisely in this article, but also in the practice of war, meditation, martial arts and Feng Shui.
The 5 elements of Chinese cosmology (Wu Xing) associated with the system of 12 Chinese symbolic animals allow us to numerically retranscribe the astral theme of each of us without having to resort to an astrological observation of the sky.
🌙 The origins of Chinese astrology
Color and food of the year 2019 - Meaning of the rebalancing of the 5 elements
Chinese New Year 2019 is on February 5, 2019. From this date until January 24, 2020, the animal that governs the Chinese year is the Pig, associated with the Earth element. Therefore, the Earth Pig's energies influence the course of the year 2019, which according to the Chinese horoscope 2019 has more or less beneficial effects depending on your Chinese zodiac sign. For example, if the Pig is your symbolic animal, or if you are part of the same compatibility triangle (Rabbit, Goat, but also the Tiger, his secret friend), it's a pretty lucky year.
Let us remember now that each Chinese animal can be reduced to the sum of the intrinsic elements that compose it. Thus, the Chinese zodiac sign of your birth year, associated with the element of your year of birth, are components of your energetic chart, that is to say the numerological transposition of your natal chart. The other main elements of your energetic chart are extracted from the Chinese zodiac sign and element associated with your month and time of birth.
In Chinese astrology, the goal is always to find or re-create harmony. The 5 Chinese elements play a fundamental role in this because they operate according to a cycle of creation / filiation / destruction. It is therefore possible, knowing your own energy chart and that of the year, month or current day, to adapt accordingly your diet, the color of your clothes and your private, family, professional or sports activities. The operation consists of making energy adjustments. This rebalancing of the 5 Chinese elements is therefore achieved by the addition in our daily life during a given period of corrective elements, which will either help reduce the excessive influence of an element by tiring it, or add an element that was in default, so that the cycle of 5 elements is complete and balanced.
According to Chinese medicine, each element being associated with an organ and / or a function of the human body, the dietary choices you make have an influence on the balance and maintenance of your vital organs. If you take into account the energy flow of the current period and your birth energy charter, it is then possible for you to modulate and vary your eating habits accordingly.
lucky Food 2019's illustration
Lychee, lucky food of the year 2019
During the Year of the Earth Pig 2019, the two elements that allow the 12 signs of the Chinese calendar to maintain a positive harmony during the Chinese year 2019 are Fire and Metal. As such, Fire and Metal are the two main corrective elements of the year 2019. Therefore, Fire being associated with the red color and Metal with white and gray, the lucky colors of the year 2019 are red, white, gray but also red orange, pink, silver and gold.
Applied to food and Chinese medicine, any food, fruit or vegetable, which has red and white as dominant colors has in it the energies (or movements, as Chinese elements are also called) specific to Fire and Metal. That's why KarmaWeather chose lychee as the lucky food of 2019.
The lucky foods 2019 of each Chinese zodiac sign
If Fire and Metal foods are important throughout the year 2019, of course they do not take into account your personal energetic chart. Therefore, on the same principle as the color of the year 2019, we propose in the table below and in illustrative form the most suitable foods for the 12 signs of Chinese astrology in 2019. Each food corresponding to its corrective element, you can, in order to vary your diet or simply if you do not like the fruit or the vegetable proposed, choose other foods which have the same energetic virtues. If we had to summarize and simplify, we can consider that a green food is associated with Wood, a red food with Fire, a yellow food with Earth, a white food with Metal, water or a black food with Water.
Lucky foods of the year 2019 for the 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese calendar
|Chinese zodiac sign||Lucky food 2019||Corrective elements 2019|
|🐭||Rat||Rosemary, tomatoes, potatoes||Wood, Fire, Earth|
|🐮||Ox (Buffalo)||Eggplant, fig||Water, Fire|
|🐯||Tiger||Kiwi, coconut||Wood, Metal|
|🐰||Rabbit (Hare, Cat)||Apricot, blackberries, red pepper||Earth, Water, Fire|
|🐲||Dragon||Cherries, mushroom||Fire, Metal|
|🐍||Snake||Thyme, lemon, avocado||Wood, Earth, Water|
|🐴||Horse||Sweet potato, white onion||Earth, Metal|
|🐐||Goat (Sheep)||White radish, poppy seeds||Metal, Water|
|🐵||Monkey||Muskmelon, red pepper||Water, Fire, Earth|
|🐔||Rooster (Chicken)||Strawberries, black pepper, mint||Fire, Water, Wood|
|🐶||Dog||Pineapple, cloves||Earth, Water|
|🐷||Pig (Boar)||Potatoes, raspberries||Fire, Earth|
Recipe ideas and food trends of the year 2019
As we have just seen, the foods associated with the Fire and the Metal elements are the main foods of the year of the Earth Pig 2019. For starters and main dishes, recipes based on tomatoes, red peppers and red peppers, combined with onions, mushrooms, white cabbage, white radish are great choices. Rice and soya being associated with the Metal element, they are the ideal accompaniments of the year 2019. As for desserts, red fruits and fruits with white flesh are to be favored.
- Lucky starters 2019: cabbage salad, mozzarella and tomato salad, white radish salad
- Lucky main dishes 2019: Bolognese spaghetti, Neapolitan pizza, 4 seasons pizza, stuffed eggplant, Thai red curry
- Lucky fruits and desserts 2019: lychee fruit salad, cherry clafoutis, strawberry tart, raspberry charlotte, yoghurt, floating island