“Never discount the alignment of stars when you’re seeking to make the world a better place.”
― Brandt Legg
Astrology as a form of natural omen interpretation began sometime around 2000 BCE. The first written records of this art show up around 1600 BCE, by which time thousands of omens and signs had already been collected in Babylon, meaning the system itself must have been around for hundreds of years in oral tradition before that. This longevity means that modern practitioners have nearly 4,000 years of information at their fingertips when working with astrology alone or combined with other metaphysical techniques.
Now, only a handful of us has the time to sort through 4,000 years of information! So this article focuses on the aspects of astrology that can help with your money magick in two ways. The first way is to understand how your birth sign may affect your finances. The second is how moon transits affect your sign regarding making financial agreements, risk-taking and keeping up with your bottom line.
Birth Signs and Money Matters
Each Zodiac sign has specific personality traits with which it’s associated. These traits include how you handle money matters. Now if these characteristics are already “built-in” to your personal matrix, how does knowing this information help? Well, for one thing, you can adjust the way you THINK about money with an awareness of your habits in mind. You can also use these fundamental tendencies as guidelines for the best way to make (and keep) money.
Obviously, these are very generalized guidelines that shift a bit based on the hour of your birth and what planetary influences show up in your chart. Nonetheless – it’s a place to start.
Aries: The Aries personality wants to control the money in the house and will be adamant about this. Every coin goes through his or her hands before it goes elsewhere. The best way for an Aries to make money is either by selling personal creations/ideas or by vying for jobs that will eventually put you in a position of authority.
Taurus: Taurus, although sometimes bull-headed about a budget, has a very pragmatic approach to finances. There will always be a sound budget in place and a bit of bumper room for emergencies. The best way for people born under this sign to make money is through an artistic outlet or a job involving a rich imagination.
Gemini: Gemini hates balancing his or her checkbook and really has no idea where that $25 went last week. Typically, no one should trust Gemini to utilize credit cards or cash responsibly because they use both like water, not really thinking much about the bills to follow. Nonetheless, people born under this sign can make money from writing, teaching or other challenging careers that keep them from getting bored quickly.
Cancer: One of the finest signs for solid finances on every front. Cancers win at bets, are wise with stocks, and know how to handle every portion of a home’s economics with a shrewd eye. The best place for Cancer to make money professionally is in a job that deals with the public, especially an accounting firm or financial management company.
Leo: Leos are great at working with financial changes. If something shifts suddenly, for boon or bane, you can depend on a Leo to find a way to work with that situation and come out shining. Professionally, Leos make the most money in highly visible jobs where they can be somewhat in the spotlight.
Virgo: Virgo tends to be a bit impulsive with money, especially when it comes to philosophical investments. They feel that money spent on a good cause or for “brain food” is well spent, even if other things suffer a little. On the career front, Virgos quickly become prosperous and successful in jobs like detective work and politics.
Libra: The Libra personality is not at all happy when finances start looking thin. This person wants security in black and white; no gray allowed. Consequently, Libras don’t enjoy having to confront people about loans (either asking for one or getting back monies owed). In business, Libras tend to fare well no matter the choice of profession, so long as they perceive the associated profession and business as staying on an even financial keel.
Scorpio: Scorpio goes to extremes with money. Either they’re spending every last dime and getting in debt or saving like crazy, with nothing in between. In other words, don’t ask a Scorpio to balance the budget! The best way for a Scorpio to make money professionally is through highly skilled work.
Sagittarius: Generally, Sagittarians are successful with money. Even when something goes awry, they seem to have a flexible nature that can recoup from losses gracefully and put windfalls to work. People born under this sign can make money in sports professions or in any job that allows them to provide insights and advice, which they have in abundance.
Capricorn: Capricorns are excellent budgeters with patience akin to a saint. You want someone to barter or haggle for you? Find a Capricorn and get the deal of a lifetime even after paying a professional fee! In business, Capricorns excel in trade negotiations or anything that requires strong methodology, such as science.
Aquarius: You will rarely see an Aquarian remember to mark anything down in a checkbook. His or her approach to money will always be unconventional, such as betting on emerging stocks rather than something more stable. For money-making propositions, the Aquarian should look to the field of research and development or other cutting-edge businesses.
Pisces: Pisces like security, being the motherly sort at the start. They will nurture funds as they would any proverbial child. Nonetheless, if the decision about how money gets spent becomes a tug of war between head and heart, heart will win every time. For work, Pisces should look to any career that stimulates the imagination, such as art and writing.
Money and Moon Signs
The lunar sphere crosses the first sector of each Zodiac sign throughout the year. Thus we come by the phrase, “the moon is in _____” (Aries, Pisces, etc.). That placement, in turn, provides specific vibrational themes that we can use in spells, rituals and other magical efforts.
Get yourself a good astrological calendar (one that lists moon signs, moon phases, transits, and so on). Before making financial decisions or changes, and before working any magick for the same, consider what the zodiac sign the moon currently resides. The energies in that positioning may or may not support your goals. If it appears that the timing isn’t great, review this information and find the best alternative and look it up on your calendar.
Aries: Not a good time to make any financially risky move. While everyone else around you is rushing, you should probably wait and think things through thoroughly. Cast spells or work rituals for breaking down any barriers standing between you and success so that when this moon sign passes, you can act with confidence.
Taurus: Do not make any dramatic financial changes until this moon sign has passed. Think, instead, of continuity and general maintenance. Work magick focused on your ability to follow through, which in turn leads to productivity and reliable abundance.
Gemini: Read over financial paperwork carefully, looking for fine print. Basically, the package you’ve been presented with may not be as good as you think. Also be aware that communications about money may be askew. Consider working spells that keep both your checkbook and your spirit in balance.
Cancer: Don’t let your heart lead your head with regard to a financial choice. No matter how much you might want to help what seems to be a good cause, remember the proverb that says that “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Focus your magick on prosperity that comes from personal creativity.
Leo: If a monetary opportunity comes your way, seize the day! The moon in Leo is very money-friendly. This is an excellent time to support your skills, knowledge, and prosperity goals with both mundane and spiritual efforts.
Virgo: An excellent time to shop for deals and watch for unique opportunities. Also, don’t be afraid to spend a little money on your mental development. An overall good sign for any type of money magick.
Libra: If you’re thinking about investing in art, this is the best time to go looking. You will find a treasure that either pays off immediately or that builds long-term equity. Spiritually, meditate on improving your discernment of how you use money and how it affects your life.
Scorpio: If something looks too good to be true, it is! This is not a good time for making get-rich-quick deals or signing loan papers; for that matter, don’t sign any paperwork if you can avoid it. Magickally focus on protecting your resources and turning away any negative energy aimed at your direction.
Sagittarius: Something out of the ordinary might come your way, and if this happens, look at it with avid interest and close scrutiny. This may be opportunity knocking! Just take care to be wholly honest in your deals and with your ability to follow through on those dealings. Spiritually speaking, this sign supports goal-oriented magick.
Capricorn: Whatever personal ground rules you have for your budget and spending, stick to them like glue! Don’t look for the easy way out financially; let your hard work speak for itself! In spellcraft and ritual, work on developing a strong sense of focus, tenacity, and follow-through.
Aquarius: Social interaction may bring unexpected financial rewards during this sign. When this opportunity presents itself, however, don’t wait too long to jump on it; it’s short-lived, and delays will likely close that window firmly. In your sacred space, work magick that’s aimed at refilling the well of inspiration for everything you do.
Pisces: When you find yourself wavering on a financial matter, stop listening to everyone else and key into your inner voice. It will not lead you astray. In fact, as well-meaning as friends and family may be, they could be guiding you in the completely wrong direction! Magickally speaking, this is a sign that represents the proverbial miracle. Wherever you need one financially, this is the time in which to direct your spells and rituals.
Track Your Money Magic Success
As you work with your astrological sign for money magic, make a note of what seems to work and where things are a bit off. Because there are so many influences in your chart, it’s quite possible that generalities don’t cover everything. If you ever consult with a professional astrologer, you will get far greater insights into all things financial.