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The Money Sign

What does your star sign say about you and your personality? More specifically, what of your financial habits? Whether you’re a believer or sceptic of astrology, horoscopes make for pretty interesting reading. Let’s look at the 12 signs of the zodiac and their stereotypical cash characteristics. Does yours ring true for you? Aries (March 21 - April 19) Saving is the last thing on Aries’ mind - their carefree spirit means carefree spending, too. With an “all or nothing” attitude, money gets them whatever they want, whenever they want it. The ram has a tendency towards impulse purchases, without worrying about available funds. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) The bull makes sound financial decisions, with a firm understanding of long-term savings plans; they always have enough stashed away in times of need. Having said that, the Taurean gravitates towards beautiful objects and doesn’t mind indulging in the finer things in life, but only if funds permit. Gemini (May 21 - June 20) The twins’ dual personality means there are two ways they handle their money: save it or spend it. But as much as Gemini might spend, they are always searching for the best deal. Having a general idea of what's going on with their finances is good enough for them. Cancer (June 21 - July 22) The Cancerian knows how to hang on to a dollar – they’re most likely to achieve financial freedom because of their business acumen and smart saving. As a homebody, the crab’s big investment tends to be their nest, making it as comfortable as possible for loved ones. Leo (July 23 - August 22) As a risk-taker, Leo thrives on taking a financial gamble - it's a price they’re often willing to pay to live the high life. While little can curb the lion’s spending, their big heart means it’s often spent on those they love – no expense is spared. Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Cautious and meticulous in every aspect of life, the Virgoan is financially secure thanks to smart monetary decisions and careful allocation. They’re certain of exactly what’s where, right down to the penny. When the virgin decides to spend, there has to be a good reason, like real estate. Libra (September 23 – October 22) The Libran seeks financial balance — their sign is the scale, after all — but as much as they might try to save, they mightn’t necessarily achieve it. Libra loves beautiful things: clothes, shoes, cosmetics… Anything they desire they will acquire for themselves and the ones they care about. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Security comes before spending for the scorpion and they tend to be good savers, but when they use their money it's usually well-spent. Private by nature, Scorpio always has a buffer that keeps them financially secure. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) The Sagittarian has a tendency towards overindulgence — if they see it, they want it… right now. They're prone to buyer's remorse, often splurging and regretting it later. There’s some hope for the centaur though, often becoming financially wiser and making better financial decisions with age. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) Capricorn holds down sensible blue chip investments, saves for the long term and only spends when necessary, always making sure to get the best deal. The goat is one of the smartest shoppers in the zodiac, so inevitably they end up with what they want. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) The Aquarian invests in ideas and they don’t mind how much they spend – it’s the “cause” that matters, not the cash. They’re not concerned with acquiring money to get what they want. The water bearer seeks out other ways to benefit them in the long run. Pisces (February 19 - March 20) The Piscean is an old soul with an intuitive understanding of the dollar. The fish tends to go either way on the monetary spectrum: some invest in ventures involving significant risk, while others have financial security as priority number one.