Spending Habits of Each Astrological Sun Sign
Of course upbringing has some effect on how we deal with our money. For instance, being raised in a penny-pinching family could turn you into a bargain hunter, while being raised in a spendthrift environment could teach you to never save for a rainy day. However, the traits of the astrological sign that you are born under will create a thumbprint on the relationship that you have with money.
Aries: I Forgot My Wallet
Aries is the sign that will gladly let someone else pick up the tab. The problem is that because they are considered the "baby" of the zodiac, other signs instinctively want to take care of them. This sign has the tendency to jump from job to job, which causes them to never really have a bank account that isn't down to the last dollar on payday. When they do have money, it all goes out to bills. This sign usually lives on credit, which gives them a dangerously high credit rating with no liquid assets.
Taurus: It's Good to Be King
People under the Taurus sign have the ability to make a lot of money. They will work hard at what they do for a living and are always well paid for it. They love to throw money around and appear like they are better off than they really are. Luxury is important to them so they will buy the best there is. "Bigger is better" is the motto a Taurus lives by. Their credit rating may not be the best, because they do like to live above their means. On the flip side, they have an uncanny way of saving money if it is for something extravagant or a pleasure trip. This sign will cash in their 401k for a diamond if they think that it will impress their friends. Taurus has a hard time retiring, because they have often not saved enough for their later years.
Gemini: Home-Shopping Club VIP
Geminis are the impulse buyer of the zodiac—not much thought is put into whether or not they can afford something. They love to shop and are never "just looking". As a result, Geminis are a retail salesperson's dream—even a poor salesperson is likely to still get a sale out of those born under this sign. Additionally, Geminis are very generous with their money and like to give gifts to the people that they love. They are shrewd business people, but they are not very good at handling their personal finances, which makes them a bankruptcy risk.
Cancer: Early Bird Special
Cancers are a bit cheap. They are not the sign that you will find paying full price for anything. If they can find it used, they will buy it and tell their friends that it was a fabulous antique find. That said, they don't have a problem with spending money when it comes to travel. Travel is what Cancers love most, and they will do it as often as possible. Cancers are hard workers and save most of what they make. Their credit rating is often very good, because they never max out their credit cards (or should I say credit card). Cancers won't have more credit lines than they absolutely need, because the thought of paying fees or interest makes them want to curl up and hide.
Leo: I'm so Pretty. Oh so Pretty.
Leos like to adorn themselves with shiny things. They have no problem spending money at the spa, and they have a line of credit at every jewelry store in town. This sign wants to have the biggest house in the neighborhood whether they can afford it or not. Everything is about surrounding themselves with beauty. Leos are also good leaders and managers, so they often find themselves in the highest-paying job in the company. They are fair at managing their money and don't have a problem with saving for a rainy day. However, if they feel the need to spoil themselves, they will do it and not think twice about the price.
Virgo: Pocket Paralysis
Virgos are not as cheap as they are tight. This is not the sign that will buy something on a whim; they will research a potential purchase for so long that it isn't even available anymore by the time they are ready to buy. Their bank accounts are always well above the minimum so that they never pay a fee. Those born under this sign are excellent savers in a traditional way, and investing in anything risky will never happen. Virgos are very hard workers and tend to stay at the same company for years. They have an amazing credit rating and always pay their bills the same day that they get them.
Libra: I'll Worry About Tomorrow the Day After
Libra is the procrastinator of the zodiac. This means that they rarely get a good deal on anything—they will book their plane tickets the day before a trip that was planned months ago. Libras rarely save for a rainy day, and unless there is a strong Virgo in their chart, they will be broke the day after payday. Budget is a word that hurts their ears. Libras are very good at whatever they decide to do for work, though working in a position where debating or negotiating is necessary would be an excellent fit. These people like to spend money on their loved ones and friends and will give their last dollar to someone in need.
Scorpio: My Home Is My Castle
Scorpios are all about their security, so their home is quite important to them. They will pay for the roof over their head first and foremost no matter what. Scorpios are goal setters and have no problem cutting back on extras to achieve a financial goal. They are very intuitive when it comes to investing and often make money on risks that most people would be afraid to take. Scorpios have the ability to transform their bank accounts back into the black after a major setback. Being the most secretive sign of the zodiac, it is not uncommon for them to have a secret stash of cash somewhere that only they know about. They will spend money on their family without a second thought but have a hard time spending it on themselves. Their credit ratings are like a rollercoaster going from excellent to poor to excellent again. Scorpios are extremely hard workers and are usually the best at what they do no matter what they have chosen to do for a living.
Sagittarius: The Drinks Are on Me
Sagittarians love to entertain—they will throw lavish parties, and they love to treat their friends when they are out. This sun sign likes to have the finer things in life (especially when it comes to their appearance) and loves to share whatever they have. They are good savers when they need to be, but it usually isn't for the long term. Their credit cards are often maxed out due to overspending on fun. This is the luckiest sign of the zodiac, and those born under it will often win at random games of chance. Sagittarians make excellent salespeople, because they have the gift of gab and will make good money doing it. Retirement will come easy to a Sagittarius, because they will not dip into their 401k before they are ready to retire—mostly because they simply forgot that they had it.
Capricorn: Who Said That Money Doesn't Grow on Trees?
Capricorns can make money out of absolutely nothing. They have the ability to buy something for a dollar and resell it for twenty if they want to. Capricorns like to have money coming in from several different sources so that they can spread it out across many different accounts. They will tell you they are broke when they have thousands in the bank—not because they are cheap, but because they have a natural fear of going broke. Capricorns will work until a ripe old age only because they like to collect money. Their credit rating is always stellar, because they don't abuse it. They are wise about their investments and not afraid to take a bit of a risk—as long as it is still calculated to some degree.
Aquarius: Hey Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Aquarius is the humanitarian of the sun signs. Aquarians might not give up their money, but they are the ones that will go out of their way to bring a homeless person breakfast every morning. Though generous, those born under this sign are shrewd with money—they play it pretty safe and invest in solid ways. This is a sign that is not focused on living lavishly at all. Not that they will live in squalor, but they get just as much use out of a used dining table as they would a brand new one. They will even brag about how little they spent when someone compliments their thrifty purchase. Because they are the humanitarians, Aquarians are great at work that involves getting donations for the needy—they also make excellent politicians or lobbyists.
Pisces: As Long as I Have Checks, I Have Money
Pisces and money really don't get along as these individuals are not very good at saving or spending wisely. This sign tends to be overdrawn quite often in their bank account—mostly because money is just not that important to them. This is a sign that needs to hire someone to handle their money. They like get-rich-quick schemes and have no problem starting up a business on a whim, hoping that it all works out. If a Pisces has a savings account, it will only be used to move money over to checking when they need to. Pisces will change careers many times and leave money behind without a second thought. They are the sign that tips way more than they should when they go out—not to show off, but because they are very generous with money. They are not big gamblers when it comes to games of chance, but when they do gamble they usually win. This is because they are very intuitive and will buy a lottery ticket because it felt right at the time. Unfortunately, anything that they win will not last long.