Are you more standard and stiff like spaghetti or more trendy and topsy-turvy like tortellini? From cavatappi, to rigatoni, to gnocchi, the world of "-inis" and "-ittis" are endless. Here, I have narrowed down the top twelve most appropriate pasta shapes and assigned them to the zodiac sign that suits each of them. After all, pasta is an integral part of the food world, and it is very important to know which kind you are (according to the stars). Let's find out, so that the next time you're shopping for groceries you can get a noodle that's really you.
1. Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Casarecce
Original and dedicated humanitarians, Aquarius are creative and love to have fun. They are sociable yet quiet and can easily adapt to their surroundings. The casarecce pasta epitomizes this personality. The twisty structure encapsulates all of the deliciousness of pasta sauces, demonstrating its awesome ability to adjust to any kind of saucy environment.
Best used in casserole dishes and with meaty dressings, the casarecce is the life of the party. It's easily adaptable and fun-loving — just like the Aquarius.
2. Pisces (February 19-March 20): Gigli
Known to be artistic and compassionate, Pisces tend to be very expressive people, leaning toward art and music. In the same way, the gigli pasta's cone-shaped flower demonstrates the same need to express itself. The flowery design shows off its romantic side, and the cone end of the gigli noodle is representative of the Pisces's occasional desire to be alone.
The gigli is ordinarily paired with exotic ingredients like olives, pancetta, or other European delicacies. Like the Pisces who is wise and gentle, the gigli pasta's delicate ruffles hold together the secrets of the pasta world.
3. Aries (March 21-April 19): Busiate
With a ferocious courage and an energetic confidence, an Aries is most like busiate. Busiate look like spears, ready to conquer challenges and face any problem. The busiate's corkscrew shape also coincides with an Aries's natural tendency to take action (or, in this case, scoop up that delicious pasta sauce).
Because Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, they like to take initiative and start something new. The busiate can actually be cut up into smaller chunks (to mimic gemelli), demonstrating its ability to transform into a new pasta creature. Busiate and Aries are definitely united — they're both trend-setting leaders.
4. Taurus (April 20-May 20): Linguine
The reliable and stable Taurus likes to stick to the classics — the marinara, the cheese, and the finishing sprig of basil. They don't like to deviate from the norm, and linguine is one of the most recognizable and traditional pastas out there. You could surely add in unconventional ingredients like olives or calamari, but usually, linguine and a classic red sauce do the job just right.
Taurus are powerful people, and linguine can also, arguably, be crowned king of the pasta shape world (if one existed). Both thick and thin sauces complement linguine well, which also matches a Taurus's innate capability to bring peace in arguments.
5. Gemini (May 21-June 20): Caramelle
Gemini are characteristically known to be quick learners, eager for change. Due to their spontaneous and fun nature, sometimes Gemini can be a little indecisive. Enter the caramelle, the candy (shaped) of the pasta world. It's unsure as to whether it wants to be a sweet treat or something savory. I mean, even its name sounds like caramel.
Clearly, uncooked caramelle noodles could easily be mistaken for actual candy. Like the pasta, Geminis are adventurous and curious, always wanting to explore the world around them. Caramelle is similar in personality. The caramelle wants to take a trip to the dessert world, but sadly, it continues to be stuffed with cheese and meat (instead of chocolate or fruit jams).
6. Cancer (June 21-July 22): Orecchiette
One of the most complex signs, Cancers are empathetic and very sensitive. They like home-cooked meals, relaxing in nature, and they gravitate toward familiar settings. The small cone shape of the orecchiette resembles the nourishing comforts of a hug and a home. This small-medium pasta works best with thick sauces, acting like a warm blanket for the orecchiette.
The little cusp in the pasta matches the Cancer's imaginative side, for who knows what you'll find in that little alcove. Orecchiette pasta is also rather sticky, meaning when cooked, the noodles frequently clump together. Similarly, Cancers are happiest when everything is harmoniously in balance and in agreement, just like the nature of this pasta.
7. Leo (July 23-August 22): Conchiglioni
Similar to its fire sign counterparts, Leo and Sagittarius, people who are Leos are highly ambitious and dedicated, making them natural-born leaders. Conchiglioni represents Leos perfectly. The curved edges of the shells seem to be begging to be filled with various cheeses, vegetables, and meats.
In addition, Leos are generous, warm human beings, and conchiglioni provides that same cheerful feeling, wrapping its common stuffings in a cozy pasta hug. Thick, hearty sauces and casserole dishes commonly complement conchiglioni, emanating that "home sweet home" feeling that Leos are also known to have.
8. Virgo (August 23-September 22): Radiatori
Virgos are small detail seekers. They have a methodical approach to life, analyzing all of the nooks and crannies of things. So, radiatori suits the Virgo very appropriately.
Its frilled sides capture chunky sauces, and the hollow center keeps the pasta organized, akin to how Virgo like to maintain schedule and order within their own lives. The clean cuts of the ridges also coincide with a Virgo's ability to think with a defined mindset.
9. Libra (September 23-October 22): Ziti
Fair and cooperative, Libras are the epitome of an argument destroyer. They maintain tranquility and justice across the board, and they are particularly interested in symmetry and balance, just like how the ziti noodle is essentially a smoother and straighter cut version of penne.
In the pasta world, ziti noodles are highly compatible, mixing well with both thick and thin sauces and working flawlessly in both boiled and baked dishes. A Libra is the same way. They like teamwork events and are usually more efficient when working with others. They are punctual people, and the ziti shape is also very dependable, consistently delivering an extraordinarily savory dish.
10. Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Lasagne
In reality, lasagne is not a messy pasta like some may think. The layers of cheese, pasta, and meats must be carefully curated within the lasagne noodle's layers to ensure that every bite is well-balanced. Likewise, Scorpios are not only intellectual, but they're also great providers. They understand the world a little more than their peers, so they are usually known to act more maturely. They're calculated and ensure everything is in place, just like the layers of lasagne.
11. Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Orzo
Traveling, exploring ethnic cultures, and socializing are some of Sagattarius' favorite hobbies. They value freedom and love to express their feelings in everything they do. Orzo matches a Sagattarius's personality with its small, representative-of-rice design. Because orzo is occasionally mistaken for rice, it also has an innate need to explore the Asian culture — the Italian atmosphere, alone, is too restrictive.
Unlike the typical long-stranded pasta, orzo fits perfectly in soups and salads (even sometimes eaten cold). Orzo has a need to explore both warm and cold environments, which matches a Sagattarius's need to explore.
12. Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Tortellini
Tortellini, unlike ravioli, has a defining circular shape, and it is precisely that roundabout structure that fits so well with a Capricorn. Capricorns are responsible and focused workers. They know how to prioritize and understand what is right and what is wrong. The tortellini knows that, too. It knows not to spill its contents in the soup or in the dish, but to wait to explode with flavor until it's in your mouth.
People who are Capricorns value tradition and family, and the tortellini's circular shape (the shape of completion) defines that characteristic.
Perhaps this unofficial categorization can now provide you with some sort of guidance as to what to look for during your next grocery trip. Hopefully, you'll be enjoying a nice, hearty bowl of the right kind of pasta very soon because if the noodle you're consuming matches the noodle of your spirit, you'll feel that much more ~aligned.~