Understanding your Zodiac sign can help you save more cash.
For all you non-woo believers, think of using your star sign to tap into your personality.
It’s merely an insight into your behavior—a way to take advantage of the best parts of your personality.
And if you’re a tarot, crystal-slinging lover who drools at the thought of divine angels guarding over you, you’ll love astrology too (assuming you haven’t already obsessed over your natal chart).
Wait, what’s a natal chart?
Also known as an astrology birth chart, a natal chart is basically a map of the planets at the exact time when you were born.
This chart can reveal your best timing for important life events. The idea is to gain insight into your blind spots so you can—to mildly quote Oprah—become your best self.
Typically, astrologers will read your natal chart to provide insights into love, relationships, and even kids.
Of course, many will ask about their careers, which naturally transitions into the topic of money.
There are twelve zodiac signs and they’re based on the dates you’re born:
- Aquarius – January 20 to February 18
- Pisces – February 19 to March 20
- Aries – March 21 to April 20
- Taurus – April 20 to May 21
- Gemini – May 21 to June 21
- Cancer – June 21 to July 23
- Leo – July 23 to August 23
- Virgo – August 23 to September 23
- Libra – September 23 to October 23
- Scorpio – October 23 to November 22
- Sagittarius – November 22 to December 22
- Capricorn – December 22 to January 20
You’ll notice that some dates overlap. If that’s you, you’ll probably want to read insights from both star signs to see if you exhibit both zodiac sign tendencies.
Yup—you can use your natal chart to gain insight into important money questions like, how can you earn more or avoid spending too much. You can even go as far as trying to figure out the best habits to pick up to kick butt in your finances.
Ok, gimme the scoop on my star sign.
Before diving in, know that the following is meant for entertainment purposes only. To get the most accurate reading for you, you’ll need to seek the help of an astrologer.
As for who’s good and who’s shady, use your best judgement. You could try asking friends for recommendations, take to the internet, or do your own search.
Now that that’s out of the way, find your star sign below and read to your heart’s content.
You love pushing boundaries, which is why you’re so good at finding ways to earn money, with or without a traditional job—think startups, freelancing, and real estate investing. Because you’re so values-driven, you love saving money and using it for causes near and dear to your heart.
Your long-term outlook is offset by your desire to buy the latest gadgets and technology.
As a free-spirited individual, you want to live life with a deep sense of purpose. You typically don’t care about material objects and use your intuition when it comes to spending and saving money.
While it’s great that you earn enough to keep a roof over your head, be sure to address more practical matters like goal-based saving and investing to grow your wealth.
If you’re an Aries, your competitive nature can be both a good and a bad thing.
First, your ambition is what will drive you to earn some big bucks in a fast-faced career—think sales and entrepreneurship. It’s also this competitive nature that can make it hard to save money because you are prone to impulse spending. Many Aries have a ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ mentality.
Try to balance your risk-taking with strategies like rounding out your investment portfolio and automating your savings. If you don’t have one already, it might be time to start building an emergency fund.
You love luxury but unlike Aries, you naturally value saving money.
You love finding predictable ways to earn money like at a 9 to 5 job or investing in index funds. You enjoy splurging but keep a tight hold on your finances. Your aversion to change may mean keeping a low-paying job for too long or getting stuck in the minutia of how to allocate your budget.
Learn to balance your love of predictability by setting aside money to spend without blowing your budget.
This twin sign enjoys lots of interests—aka multiple ways to make and save money.
You love learning new things but can get distracted. It might seem like there are a gazillion ways to invest your money but only a few that’ll really work for you. You tend to get easily bored, so finding a fun way to make and save money is the way to go.
As in, you’ll want to reign in your YOLO tendencies and love of the ‘shiny object’ in order to progress toward your financial goals.
As a homebody, you value security and stability.
As such, you are really good at saving money for the important things—a mortgage, retirement accounts, and healthcare. Because you value the perception of security and stability, you can overspend if you think you’ll be able to achieve these goals.
You’re also wary of spending cash on “fun” purchases even if it could add a lot of value to your life.
There’s no doubt about it—you love attention.
You also love to lead and you have the charisma and outgoing personality to boot. Leos know how to tap into their talents and make their personality and skills work for them. Your tendency to rely on outward markers of success—whether it’s showing off luxury items or getting approval at work—could be a downfall.
Make sure that you’re just as generous with yourself when it comes to savings as you are with sharing your wealth with loved ones.
Super practical, Virgos love looking at numbers, creating spreadsheets, and geeking out over the latest budgeting or investing software. You also have no problem understanding the importance of saving for a rainy day and the negative consequences of splurging. However, this can make you incredibly risk averse in your career choices. Even if you have a good handle on your money, you may not be making a lot of it.
You are balanced, poised, and love pleasure and beauty.
Which is why you often splurge on things like hair care products, art, and good food. Even though Libras tend to splurge, they don’t tend to do it on credit.
If you’re the rare Libra who has overspent and accrued some debt, it might be time to seek outside help—like a savings app, to keep you on track for your financial goals.
You love staying ahead of the curve as well as being enigmatic.
You’re not afraid of competition and want to feel in control, leading you to come up with some amazing money strategies. As in, you play to win. You’re also great at saving money and only spending on necessities—who has time to waste money?
However, your money savvy sometimes leads you to hiding your emotions when the better strategy might be to ask others for help.
Like Scorpio you love feeling in control, but you’re more likely to take a gamble when it comes to money.
You don’t tend to hoard money and you’re open to talking about it. That’s because you need to have conversations to make sense of the world around you—you’re sharp-witted and quick on your feet if you ever face a setback.
You love to learn about your impulses and emotions around money, but don’t get so caught up on intellectualizing that you forget to take action.
You love saving so you can purchase a timeless and expensive item.
You might stress about saving money, but you’re not stressed about your ability to earn more dollars in the future. You’re ambitious. Some may see you as frugal when you’re in saving mode, and others might be confused when you come rolling into town with a new luxury car.
Hard work can be fruitful, but don’t forget to take some calculated risks with your investments.
Sarah Li Cain is an experienced content marketing writer specializing in FinTech, credit, loans, personal finance, alternative investments, international business, travel and k12 education. Her work has appeared in Fortune 500 companies, publications and startups such as Lending Tree, Vistaprint, WordPress.org, Pearson Teachability. She’s also the host of Beyond The Dollar, whose mission is to have deep and honest conversations about how money affects our well-being.