The Best Type Of Sandwich For You, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Feeling hungry? Peckish? Ravenous? How do you choose your next meal? If your personality, fate, and love life can be influenced by the stars, there's no reason your taste buds can't be too. 

But with so many great sandwiches to choose from and no sandwich horoscope (that we know of!) to guide us, how are we to navigate our daily requirement for meat, cheese, vegetables, and condiments surrounded by bread? We could figure out the best sandwich in every state, or rank chain sandwich shops from best to worst. Or, we could rely on fate and see what's written in the stars.

Just as each star sign has certain fixed characteristics — ruling planet/s, birth dates, elements, etc. — each sandwich does too. With that in mind, it's all about compatibility between a zodiac sign and their bread-based source of joy. Even the most adventurous signs have their fave sandwiches, the standbys they order time and time again.

You definitely can't find your ideal sandwich fillings noted on your birth chart, so don't bother asking your parents what time you were born: Just read on to find out what you'll be eating for lunch today.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Po'Boy

There's a reason Aries is considered the first sign of the zodiac (via Astrology Zodiac Signs): these rams are full of energy! Aries rules the head, and people born into this sign are most likely diving into things head-first.

Aries are natural leaders, brave, adventurous, and possess what their friends might call a strong personality. That's why the best type of sandwich for an Aries is the New Orleans po'boy: spicy, punchy, unbelievably delicious and memorable, a centerpiece of a sandwich, a leader amongst bread goods. 

According to Grandbaby Cakes, the po'boy can accommodate almost any filling, from shrimp to catfish to roast beef. Aries would eat it dressed, with crunchy iceberg lettuce, fresh tomatoes, dill pickle rounds, and a spicy Cajun remoulade sauce.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Cuban

Down-to-earth, practical Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and creativity. This combination — grounded Earth sign and romantic ruler — means that while Taurus is loyal to a fault (and maybe even stubborn), they are quietly passionate too. 

The bull loves beauty and luxury, whether it's fresh flowers, perfect hollandaise sauce, a well-tended garden, or a melty, delicious Cuban sandwich. Mustard, cheese, ham, pork shoulder, pickles, cheese again, salt, and pepper all layered between two slices of Cuban bread! How can you go wrong with that combo? 

What's better than that, Egyptian cotton sheets? Expensive wine shared with good friends? A second Cuban sandwich? A second Cuban sandwich. Now that's practical.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Bacon, Egg, and Cheese

Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, Gemini loves a good conversation, as long as it covers every topic under the sun. Curious and ideas-driven, they're always up for a good time, but the dual nature of the twins means that they can easily swerve from fun to glum in a matter of seconds. Or maybe they're just hangry?

As air signs, Gemini can be indecisive, and that's why this breakfast sandwich staple is the best option for them. Of course, there can still be issues: bacon, or no bacon? Bagel or roll? What about adding tomatoes? The good news is, the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich is a perfect sandwich no matter how you order it. 

Gemini thrives on mental stimulation and new experiences, but even the twins have to have one grounding thing in their life. It may as well be their breakfast order.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Egg Salad

What were you thinking, a crab meat sandwich? Get outta here! Cancers are water signs, and that means they're deep: deeply sensitive, deeply emotional, deeply loyal. Do not mess with them, because these crabs will never forgive you, and they can hold a grudge tight in their little pincers. 

If you do manage to upset a sensitive Cancer, start your apology by running them a bath (water signs love water), then make them an egg salad sandwich. Like Cancer, a fragile egg salad is absolutely divine if treated with the correct amount of delicacy. 

Perfectly boiled eggs, lemon juice, mayo, a little mustard, salt and pepper, and fancy bread (we prefer rye, but you should consult your crab for their preference), lightly toasted. Green onions are optional but recommended.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Reuben

One of the most expressive signs of the zodiac, Leo isn't here to blend in. This lion laughs the loudest, loves the hardest, and eats the most Reuben sandwiches of any other sign. What lion can resist corned beef, toasted rye bread, punchy sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and liberally applied Russian dressing?

A Reuben sandwich is meaty, sour, and packed with big flavors. Similarly, Leos are confident, generous, dramatic, and passionate. Leos are fire signs, which gives them their generous hearts and expensive tendencies, as well as their intense dislike of being ignored or overlooked. 

Lions are ruled by the sun, so you'll probably find them eating that Reuben outside surrounded by a group of admirers.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Tuna Melt

You might know Virgo as that person in your life who makes a lot of lists. While it's true that these earth signs are detail-oriented, hard-working, organized, and occasional over-thinkers, they're also extremely kind and fair. A Virgo friend is a friend for life. A Virgo is an absolute classic, like a tuna melt sandwich. 

Yes, tuna is what you might call a bossy flavor, but someone has to be the one to lay down the boundaries, and that someone was probably born in late August or September. Tuna melts are reliable, comforting, practical, and delicious. Combine tuna with mayonnaise, mustard, chopped celery, parsley, red and onion, and layer onto bread with cheddar and tomato. 

Even when the world lets perfectionist Virgo down, a tuna melt will never fail to meet their high standards.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Peanut Butter & Jelly

Like their fellow air sign, the Gemini twins, Libra is looking for partnership and balance. After all, this sign's symbol is the scales. What sandwich expresses divine symmetry better than the humble PB&J? 

True, Libra is also ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, so their appreciation for fine things and luxury is a little heightened compared to some of the more down-to-earth signs. But have you ever had a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich? We're talking perfectly crusty sourdough, with artisan, hand-blended peanut butter and jam preserves made from the sun-warmed products of an organic orchard? This is the kind of sandwich Libra truly loves. 

Although, if you're already making one, they'll take a regular PB&J too. After all, Libra is extremely diplomatic.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Croque Madame

With their reputation for intensity and passion, Scorpio might be mistaken for a fire sign, but they're actually a water sign: deep, mysterious, resourceful, and fearless. Scorpio is intense and passionate, too, much like a sandwich dripping in melted cheese and egg yolk. A sandwich that appears simple and perhaps even aloof on the surface but is actually crunchy and creamy and delicious inside. We're talking about a Croque Madame. 

This sandwich is comprised of ham, Gruyère cheese, homemade béchamel sauce, sourdough bread, and really good butter. Top the bread with grated cheese, broil, and add a fried egg for utter perfection. 

This is a sandwich that takes Scorpio's determination and focus to eat (it's messy). Also, if you're going to approach your life with as much energy and drive as Scorpio does, you need a lot of calories.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): BLT

As a fire sign, Sagittarius is creative, colorful, and extremely, painfully honest. They are the friend who will tell you immediately when you have food in your teeth, even if it's in front of someone really attractive. 

They're upfront to the point of pain, and what sandwich is more upfront than the BLT? Bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and wholegrain bread: It's a perfect sandwich for any time of day or night.

These archers may be impatient and lacking in tact, but they are also generous, idealistic, and humorous, finding the fun in every situation. The BLT fuels Sagitarius' adventurous spirit, giving them the energy they need to travel the world and seek out new experiences.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Meatball Sub

Capricorns are the last earth sign of the zodiac: practical, grounded, responsible, and disciplined. These goats never lose their sense of independence. Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn tends to be good with money but can be stubborn and inflexible. They value tradition, which is why a hearty meatball sub sandwich is an ideal meal for a hungry goat. 

The perfect meatball sub: freshly made ground sirloin meatballs with Italian breadcrumbs and marinara sauce in a sub roll, covered with melted Parmesan, and topped with fresh basil. 

Capricorns don't like to splurge, as a rule, but they'll make an exception for a really good sandwich made to a high standard.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Bành mì

When you think of Aquarius, you think: winter birthday, kind of wacky (but in a charming way!), and endless discussions about what the best bành mì fillings are. Aquarius has tried them all: chili sauce vs. mayonnaise, pork vs. beef, and every vegetable you can pickle, which we're pretty sure is all of them. 

Like the other intellectual air signs, Aquarius enjoys mental stimulation above all other things, except perhaps a great sandwich (relatable). But what better accompaniment to a philosophical discussion than a Vietnamese-French fusion sandwich? 

Aquarius is one of the most creative signs — they tend to be visionaries, and they love to be independent and free-thinking. Grabbing lunch with an Aquarius means witnessing first-hand their favorite sandwich combinations, and a flexible yet flavorful sandwich like the bành mì is a perfect outlet for their adventurous nature.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Turkey club

The last water sign of the zodiac, Pisces' symbol is the fish swimming in a circle, a perfect balance of true love. Know what else is perfectly balanced? A turkey club sandwich. 

Pisces is emotional, deeply intuitive and sensitive, with an innate understanding of creative self-expression. If you're looking for someone to really take the time to understand you, it's Pisces. If you are a Pisces, it's important to ensure you don't lose your own needs in the emotions of others. 

The turkey club contains turkey, three slices of bread, tomato, lettuce, bacon, mayo, and optional cranberry sauce. All those layers won't just give Pisces the energy to set emotional boundaries — they'll also reflect Pisces' depths. Still waters run deep.