How does your Astrological sign handle finances? The answer changes dramatically from one Sun sign to the next: While some signs are impulsive with their cash, others are naturals at saving for that proverbial rainy day. Some signs are driven to make money, while others have an easy-come, easy-go relationship with jobs and income. And as for investments, each sign approaches opportunities differently, whether with caution, optimism, confidence or indecision. Read on to find out how your Zodiac sign approaches all aspects of finances, from career to savings and investments and more.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
The impulsive sign of the Ram tends to be somewhat careless with your finances, but that isn’t always a bad thing. Competitive by nature, you do want to earn a good living, but you aren’t driven by money the way some signs are. Rather, you need a fast-paced, challenging career that keeps you engaged, and if it happens to come with financial perks, so much the better. Saving money can be an issue for you, since you’re all about impulse buys and aren’t one to follow a careful budget. But since you’re quick on your feet, you’re better able than most to bounce back from financial setbacks. You might switch jobs often, especially in the early days of your career. This could have an adverse impact on your finances, but it could also lead you toward some lucrative opportunities. You’re attracted to risky, aggressive investment strategies, especially those that promise a quick profit. Beware of get-rich-quick schemes that seem highly attractive in the moment but may not work out in the long run.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
The loyal, dedicated sign of the Bull is a natural hard worker and excellent earner. Of course, you’re so loyal — not to mention prone to getting stuck in a comfortable rut — that you might stick with a particular job for a long time, even one that is low-paying or doesn’t offer much in the way of advancement opportunities. On the plus side, your practical nature makes you good at saving money. You enjoy splurging when you can afford it, but you don’t mind tightening your budget when you need to. You feel better knowing you have a nest egg in the bank, and you’ll happily work hard toward that goal. You’re attracted to sound, rather conservative investment strategies that promise to pay off nicely over the long term. You may be particularly successful with real estate investments.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
The mercurial sign of the Twins is prone to making impulse buys — you just want to pursue your interests and whims, and you aren’t generally concerned with being frugal. For that reason, saving money can be an issue, unless you happen to be in a practical mood. The good news is, you’re both optimistic and quick on your feet, making it easier for you than for most to bounce back from financial setbacks. Your many and varied interests may cause you to switch jobs often, which can have an adverse impact on your finances, but your natural optimism keeps you from worrying unduly about maintaining a reliable, steady income. Plus, you’re so clever and dynamic that you tend to have plenty of lucrative schemes up your sleeve, so you’ll rarely find yourself in a serious pinch. On the other hand, you may do well to work with a financial advisor, accountant or partner who is willing to take a more practical approach to managing your finances than you might on your own.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
The sign of the Crab is all about establishing financial security and providing for yourself and your family. You are willing to work hard, even at a job you don’t especially enjoy, in order to make a solid, reliable income. Yours is one of the most adept signs of the Zodiac when it comes to building up a nest egg; you simply feel more relaxed and secure when you know that you have something to fall back on if something unexpected occurs. Thus, you aren’t one to splurge impulsively, but when you do spend your money, you enjoy purchasing well-made, valuable items, such as antique furniture for your home. You’re also attracted to investing in real estate, since a good, solid home is truly where your heart is. A good rule of thumb for you is to trust your instincts when it comes to investments and other financial opportunities. Your gut should steer you well, helping you avoid overly risky ventures in favor of ones that are safer and more promising.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
The sign of the Lion has an interesting relationship with money. You have a taste for luxury, and you enjoy treating yourself to whatever catches your eye — which often means top-dollar or designer items. You also enjoy gifting your loved ones with unexpected treats like jewelry, a new outfit or a meal at their favorite restaurant. In short, you’re somewhat impulsive in how you spend your money. It’s a good thing, then, that you’re also rather competitive, ambitious and driven to earn a good living. Saving money can be an issue for you, since you have champagne tastes; on the other hand, your natural dedication and staying power push you to work hard at your career. Your income, investment portfolio and retirement accounts should reflect these qualities by improving over time. You might enjoy investing in valuables like gold or fine jewelry, but you also enjoy creative strategies that pay off over the long term.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
Virgo is naturally practical, cautious and hardworking, and you tend to take a similar approach to your finances. Thus, building up your savings, setting up retirement accounts and making other plans for the future shouldn’t be a problem for you. But though you are also a hard worker, you may or may not have a high income. Since you tend to be quite selfless, you might stay with a low-paying job if you feel you’re really making a difference or helping someone in need. As for investments, you don’t jump into any opportunity without first doing careful research. You’re attracted to sound, rather conservative strategies that promise to pay off over the long term. Don’t be afraid to take the occasional calculated risk, however. Knowing you, you’ll make an excellent choice based on extensive and detailed research.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
The sign of the Scales is all about balance. Still, you love splurging on the many things you enjoy, including artwork, fine food, stylish clothing and more. You especially enjoy treating yourself and your friends to pleasures like an evening out on the town or a meal at a great, lively restaurant. In short, you might end up spending a good portion of your income on personal luxuries, such as stylish clothes, a nice car, or artwork and other items to beautify your home. On that note, as far as investments go, you might enjoy investing in art or other creative areas. You can be rather indecisive, however, so try not to let solid investment opportunities pass you by as you struggle to make up your mind about whether to proceed. You work well in partnerships, so consider hiring a trustworthy financial advisor who can steer you toward lucrative opportunities.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
For the sign of the Scorpion, building up your financial profile is all about following your sharp instincts. Furthermore, money tends to come easily for you, since your sign is associated with inheritances and other windfalls. You’re also rather competitive by nature, making you more likely than some to make a good income. As for investments, your shrewd instincts tend to lead you toward rather aggressive strategies, but not ones that you would jump into capriciously. Rather, you’ll wait patiently until it is just the right time to make your move. Your sign also tends to be somewhat secretive, so you might keep secret stashes of cash around your home, or hold investments or savings accounts that you keep hidden even from your spouse. In general, your sign tends to be adept at planning for the future, since you don’t want an unexpected layoff or other change in your work or finances to catch you by surprise. If your circumstances do change suddenly, however, you’re better able than most to transform an unfavorable situation into a profitable one, purely based on instinct.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
Since the sign of the Archer is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck, it should come as no surprise that Sagittarius loves a gamble — and can often be quite lucky when it comes to earning or even winning cash. On the other hand, when it comes to savings and investments, you aren’t the most practical sign in the Zodiac. You tend to switch jobs a lot, especially when you’re younger, so working your way up the career ladder may take time, at the expense of your financial profile. Generally speaking, you have an easy-come, easy-go relationship with money, and you don’t tend to worry overmuch during lean times, since you always feel optimistic that money will come your way when you need it. The good news is, you’re quick on your feet, making it easy to bounce back from financial setbacks — and you’re often correct in assuming that money will be there for you when it’s needed.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
Being ambitious, competitive and a hard worker, the sign of the Goat is likely to make a good income, especially later in life, after you’ve had time to work your way up the career ladder. It’s simply in your nature to keep striving for advancement, and your financial profile reflects this quality. You’re also quite practical by nature, making you a natural at saving money. In fact, those close to you might accuse you of being a little too frugal, since you aren’t one to make frivolous impulse buys, and you may not place a high priority on personal pleasures like new clothes or eating out. You do enjoy spending your money on items that reflect your success, such as an impressive car or high-quality items for your home. When it comes to investments, you’re attracted to conservative strategies that promise long-term rewards. Just don’t be afraid to take a well-calculated risk from time to time, as the payoff may well be worth it.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
The sign of the Water Bearer is quite a dedicated hard worker, when you’re involved in meaningful work that you enjoy. Thus, you stand to make a good income, if you happen to be interested in pursuing a field that offers income and advancement opportunities. Of course, you tend to donate a good portion of your hard-earned money to charities or causes you believe in. It’s hard for you to watch others living in poverty while you live in comfort, and you aren’t one to jealously guard your hard-earned cash, so sharing your wealth comes naturally to you. As for investments, you’re most attracted to unique, inventive strategies that others might think are too risky or just plain out-there — but you’re savvy enough to know which ones will pay off over time, such as a friend’s start-up company or some other potential long shot.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
The sign of the Fish isn’t very practical when it comes to finances, so saving money or pursuing a high-income career may not be in the cards for you. You also possess a very tender heart, making it all too easy for you to get stuck in situations where you’re paying more than you can afford to support someone else as well as yourself. Since you tend to have a loose, unrealistic relationship with money — you might even be the type to ignore consumer debt or other problems, as if that will make them disappear — it may be smart for you to work with an accountant or financial advisor. Just be sure to find someone trustworthy who can give you sound advice about how to spend and invest your cash. Don’t let anyone take financial advantage of your idealistic, compassionate nature.