What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Spending Habits

By Valerie Mesa
Published on: 09/26/2022

If you take a moment to reflect on your spending habits, you’ll likely discover a series of correlations between your priorities, values, and guilty pleasures. Everything from a person’s upbringing to their current situation plays a role in their financial journey, but we’ve decided to take it a step further and look to the stars for more clarity on our spending habits. Do you prefer instant or delayed gratification? Maybe you’re a sentimental Cancer who makes a conscious effort to save money for a rainy day? Or perhaps you identify as a strategic Virgo who’s on a mission to meet their financial goals. To each their own, but one thing’s for sure: astrology has an interesting way of compartmentalizing energies that are unique to the 12 zodiac archetypes. So, if you’re wondering what this means for you, you’ve come to the right place.

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Just like your planetary ruler, Mars, you’re often recognized for your boldness and risk-taking behavior. And when in your (fire) element, you typically prefer to live in the moment. Impulsive spender? Perhaps, but this is why it’s important for you to find an outlet where you can properly harness all of this fiery energy, as opposed to swiping your debit card in excess. You more than likely resonate with seeking out instant gratification so be sure to monitor your UberEats orders. On a brighter note, especially those of you looking for ways to cultivate Mars’ can-do attitude, there’s nothing more encouraging than a fully stocked savings account. Do you accept this challenge, Aries? It’s game time.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

In addition to being a fixed earth sign—already notorious for being incredibly set in their ways—you’re also governed by none other than pleasure-seeking Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and abundance. Need I say more? You’re not likely to settle for anything less than the royal treatment. And while there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself, you’re more prone to overindulging. You enjoy the finer things in life, which evidently comes with a price. Good things come to those who wait, and many of you prefer to revel in delayed gratification, even if that means, getting on the waitlist to purchase that designer handbag. Reflect on your investments, and try to explore other means of income while you’re at it.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Being indecisive comes with the turf when you’re so mercurial. By that I mean, your curious planetary ruler, Mercury, has everything to do with your innate skepticism and desire to attain the facts. Nevertheless, overanalyzing is never a good idea, as it could potentially keep you stagnant. Having said that, amidst second-guessing between “add to cart” and “save for later,” you’re still making a decision. Not choosing is still a choice, after all, right? Your love for variety and all things miscellaneous could also be a detriment to your finances, especially those of you who partake in mindless spending. Sort out your priorities, and take your pick.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

To say you’re an emotional spender would be an understatement, but leave it to the ever-changing moon to make you so unpredictable. Given the series of emotional highs and lows you experience on the regular, you tend to sway between frugality and living above your means. The plus side of this is that you’re incredibly intuitive, so don’t sleep on your lunar instincts. On the contrary, let your inner voice be your guide, even if that means going with your gut and taking a necessary risk. The key is to discern between your intuition and the way your emotional body responds to its surroundings.

Leo (July 23 to August 22)

In addition to being celestial royalty, you also know a thing or two about the royal treatment. You go above and beyond living your life to the fullest, and well, your spending habits are no exception. Your heart of gold can’t help but crave the finer things in life, and the best part? You also happen to be known as a great gift-giver in your immediate family and friend group. Fortunately, your fiery courage makes you one-of-a-kind, which is why you succeed in everything you set your mind to. So, by all means, cultivate your leadership skills, and create more structure and discipline around your spending habits.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

If there’s one thing you’ve mastered, it’s the art of being a minimalist. This is because in addition to being practical, modest, and naturally conservative, you continuously strive for organization and productivity. Having said that, whether you live paycheck to paycheck or make more than six figures a year, you are more likely to make the most of what you have. Pat yourself on the back, because you’re not one to live above your means. Nevertheless, there’s a difference between maintaining a responsible budget and disregarding the fruits of your labor. Celebrate your wins and don’t be afraid to splurge on occasion. You deserve it.

Libra (September 23 to October 22)

You don’t have to be a big spender to impress people, and this is something you continuously prove to the rest of the world. Just like your harmony-seeking planetary ruler, Venus, you never cease to decorate the room, and effortlessly lure people in with your charm and grace. That being said, it’s no wonder you have a knack for thrifting, experimenting, and curating DIY masterpieces. Granted, you’d much rather be surrounded by beauty and all things pleasant, but you also pride yourself in not needing to swipe your credit card in the process. You’re balanced and detail-oriented, and your creative gifts help you maintain a healthy budget.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

You’re a powerful manifestor and your Plutonian drive is unstoppable. This, of course, reflects onto everything from your financial security to money-making abilities, which is why it’s so important for you to harness your charms wisely. Nothing could ever come in-between you and your object of desire. Maybe it’s a sleek technology gadget or an expensive pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing. You’re equally as passionate as you are stubborn, so it’s no holds barred when it comes to your spending habits. Just like your polarizing aura, there’s no gray area; you either want something or you don’t. Extremes are not always a good idea, so be sure to keep your balance.

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

Your idea of a good investment varies. That is, unless it consists of traveling abroad and checking off one of the many destinations on your colorful bucket list. Just like your bountiful planetary ruler, Jupiter, you’re a natural optimist with a knack for taking risks. Experiences enrich and fulfill you and if you believe it’s worth the financial risk, chances are you’ll test your luck and take the leap. Having said that, your spontaneous spending habits can be just as beneficial as they are detrimental, so use your discernment and think responsibly. After all, there’s a fine line between hope and delusion.

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

You’re more than often celebrated for your ambition, perseverance, and on-going successes, but there’s always more than meets the eye. For instance, when it pertains to your budget, some might assume that you choose to solely splurge on high-quality items and/or a lavish lifestyle,when in reality, the majority of you are simply reaping the fruits of your labor. You’ve built a foundation from the ground up and your spending habits likely upgraded along with it. However, your pragmatism still tends to overpower your desires which can, in turn, make you quite stubborn with your money.

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Just like your erratic planetary ruler, Uranus, your unpredictability is part of your genius. You’re also a fixed air sign, which means that once you’ve made a decision or come to the conclusion about a particular situation, chances are there’s no going back. Similarly, when it comes to your spending habits, you’re more likely to catch the world off guard with your choices,and at times, yourself included. You don’t have your head in the clouds; on the contrary, you’re simply consumed with innovative ideas that could potentially make the world a better place. This impromptu experiment, however, may or may not have a budget. So, be sure to use your sparkling intellect for the greater good, as well as that of your financial stability.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Truth be told, the mere thought of budgeting, investing, and spending money is similar to the eerie soundtrack of your least-favorite horror movie. Despite being a hardworking and responsible individual in the physical dimension, you typically pride yourself on your ability to tap into the 5D without fear or hesitation. This, however, becomes confusing when attempting to think practically and rationally with regards to your finances. You’re a dreamer and a visionary, so it’s important to not lose sight of the bigger picture, especially when you’re prone to idealizing and fantasizing. You’re also selfless and incredibly compassionate, so steer away from energy vampires and those who take your kindness for granted.

About the Author

Valerie Mesa is an astrologer, writer and visual storyteller. She writes horoscopes for PopSugar, Elite Daily, StyleCaster, and more. For more of her work and astrology features visit valeriemesa.com or you can follow her on Instagram (@valeriemesa).

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Written on September 26, 2022
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