Your Fall Spice Horoscope350
with Madame Paprika
Autumn is just around the corner and with the change in seasons on our minds, we thought this was the perfect time to mix things up with our first spice horoscope! We got astrological in our quest to find the perfect fall spice for each sign, so whether you’re an oh-so-sweet Cancer or a mysterious Scorpio, we’ve got you covered with your ideal option for fall cooking.
Your determination and willfulness is your greatest strength, but be careful. Right now you feel the need to be more independent than ever. Embrace your autonomy, but don’t let that overshadow other parts of your life. This is why we recommend adding Ground Inner Cardamom Seeds to your spice collection. It’s strong (like you!) so practice restraint to have balance all season long. Though it can be overpowering, it’s exquisite when used in the right amount—especially in baked goods like this Cardamom Berry Olive Oil Cake.
After a summer that has been filled with other distractions, autumn is the perfect time to slow down and indulge your romantic side. Lean into that desire with a seasoning that is truly elegant: Italian Black Truffle Sea Salt. Just a sprinkle makes everyday eats taste date night worthy. Add a dash to popcorn before snuggling up for a movie, or use it to cook up a memorable meal. This Goat Cheese, Ancho & Truffle Polenta, plus a little candlelight and your favorite tunes, is a sure recipe for romance.
Summer flew by, but you’re not quite ready for it to end. Embrace that playful side a while longer: be adventurous, try something new, and let your originality shine—just like your fall spice match: Chicharron Salt. With real pork rinds, a hint of habanero heat, and tangy vinegar notes, its one-of-a-kind, just like you. This versatile seasoning can keep up with all your escapades because it’s good on virtually everything. Try a sprinkle on french fries, avocado, vanilla ice cream (seriously, go for it), or these Bendy Chocolate Strawberries that are as fun and free-spirited as you are.
Get excited, because fall is going to be filled with social opportunities coming your way. You’re great at sweetening up these situations all on your own, but remember to embrace your spicier side while schmoozing at parties, dinners, and maybe even a wedding or two. It’ll make for much more interesting results—just like using Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar in place of regular sugar does. Warm spices like cinnamon and allspice make this option perfect for autumn, especially when added to cupcakes, pancakes, and French toast...or take things in an unexpectedly savory direction and show up to one of those parties with Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans. Talk about making a stellar impression!
Ready, set, go. You’ve got a busy season ahead, but if anyone can handle the non-stop pace life’s got in store, it’s you, Leo. Keep your energy levels high by sticking to a consistent routine. Consider skipping out on some of those tempting late nights out and opt for quiet time at home when you can get it. If you master that, everyone else will be trying to figure out how to keep up with you. The key: Supreme Saigon Cinnamon. This ultra-flavorful variety of a classic fall spice is all you need to conquer any challenges coming your way. It’s sweet, strong, and stands out, just like you. Add a dash to your morning coffee, sprinkle on fresh fruit, or use it to whip up a batch of Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie for when you need a comfort food break—and then get to getting stuff done.
Autumn’s got some great surprises in store for you, Virgo, especially when it comes to financial successes. If you’ve been holding off on some extravagant purchases, you may be able to splurge soon and indulge your elegant side. Start things off simply, with a flourish of Pakistan Rose Petals. Use them as a garnish to bring a bit of beauty to your plate, because if there’s one thing you love, it’s being a little extra. When it’s time to celebrate your soon-to-come windfall, you’ll be ready to cheers to your success with a Turkish Margarita.
You spent the summer just trying to keep up with some big changes, and congrats! You’ve made it through to the other side. Autumn will bring a more harmonious tone to your life, which will leave you some extra energy for finding new inspiration. Pair this fresh balance with an equally balanced seasoning: Herbes de Provence. This French herb blend is classic with a playful feel, just like you. Its light, floral notes make it divine in soups, tomato sauces, and mashed potatoes. For a dose of something unexpected to get your creative juices flowing, try it in these indulgent Chocolate Truffles.
You’re coming off a summertime high of exciting new experiences that were great in the moment but could leave you feeling less-than-satisfied as life slows down a bit in autumn. You may be tempted to let your frustration and hot temper show, but try to remember that taking some time to pamper yourself can feel just as good as that summertime fun. Instead of being salty to others, eat something spicy and salty instead. You can get all the heat you need with a sprinkle of Ghost Pepper Salt anytime. This seasoning is balanced by a chocolate note, which tames its bite a bit (Scorpio, take note) making it perfect in Ghost Pepper Salted Double Chocolate Cookies.
You’re feeling the pull to take some risks and you should go all in on that instinct. That extra dose of confidence you’re feeling may end up attracting some new friends and social connections. Don’t settle for the same old same old this season; be ready to change things up. While you’re at it, skip the usual Crushed Red Pepper and opt for Crushed Aleppo Chiles instead. They can be used in all the same ways as Crushed Red Pepper—think pizza, pasta, salads, and potatoes—but they bring fruity, earthy notes to the flavor party. One sure way to impress those new acquaintances? Make this Curried Cauliflower with Crispy Chile Tofu.
Be patient with others this fall, as some may interpret your serious nature as you being too strict. Don’t let this dissuade your diligent efforts to be the best at your commitments though. Instead, take it as a personal challenge and make an effort to change others’ opinions of you through positive action. You may need some time to mull things over before finding the right path, and that’s exactly why fragrant, soothing Mulling Spices are ideal for you this season. Practice that patience by making a double batch of Mulled Wine or Mulled Apple Cider. Enjoy a little as you unwind and get a clear head, then share the rest to start mending relationships—one sip at a time.
Your skills as a visionary have been on a real roll lately as you’ve been learning new things and finding innovative ways to turn ordinary into extraordinary. You can keep that energy going into fall, but you need to remember that getting back to the basics is often the best way to continue pushing forward. That’s why Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning is your go-to for autumn cooking. It’s a quick, easy way to build a solid base for any dish or to give finished meals the extra “oomph” they need. It’s also super flexible in the kitchen, saving you time and energy to dream. Use it to whip up some Pepper Roasted Chicken Wings, the ideal snack for those times when you need a simple, yet satisfying, meal to keep your creativity at its peak.
You have a tendency to get lost in your imagination, so take some time this season to come back to reality, just long enough to get your growing to-do list under control. Once you’ve cleared away the clutter, who knows where your fantasies will lead you! In the meantime, keep things exciting with a dash of heat in the kitchen using Piri-Piri Seasoning. It’s spicy, yet complex, which is sure to keep autumn interesting (even as you tackle some less-than-exciting responsibilities). Plus, you can use it to make these Kimchi Style Cucumbers, which come together in just 15 minutes but will last for several weeks in the fridge—giving you easy access to a crunchy, spicy bite anytime.
Disclaimer: these horoscopes were not written by an astrological expert - but they were written by a spice expert who hopes everyone, no matter your sign, takes some time for fall cooking experiments. What spices and recipes are you looking forward to trying this autumn?