Are you a horoscope reader? I’ve never put much store into what my sign means. I certainly don’t make my decisions based upon what my horoscope tells me I should be doing. But whether or not your believe in signs or what’s been written in the stars, it’s always fun to check them out and see if you can apply what’s written to your life. Sometimes, you can find connections and find gems of wisdom that apply to you personally (even if it’s a stretch).
In looking at the different signs and what personality traits go along with them, I found that each sign seems to have different ups and downs that could be applied to our money habits and the way we treat money. Let’s take a look at some overall descriptions of each Zodiac sign from Zodiac-Signs-Astrology. We’ll look at the characteristics that could be helpful toward frugal efforts and those that could hinder us. Then we’ll match up the Tip Hero article(s) that could be most helpful for your sign!
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Aries is the first of the zodiac signs. Aries is the sign of the self, people born under this sign strongly project their personalities onto others and can be very self-oriented. Aries tend to venture out into the world and leave impressions on others that they are exciting, vibrant and talkative. Aries tend to live adventurous lives and like to be the center of attention, but rightly so since they are natural, confident leaders. Aries are enthusiastic about their goals and enjoy the thrill of the hunt, “wanting is always better then getting” is a good way to sum it up. Aries are very impulsive and usually do not think before they act – or speak. Too often Aries will say whatever pops into their head and usually end up regretting it later
Being enthusiastic about goals is obviously a great quality to have. If you can actually sit down and create realistic goals for your money, and then actually be excited about achieving those goals, there is nothing better. You need a certain “go-getter” attitude to create budgets and stay excited about sticking to them.
The thrill of the hunt is also a great quality in a bargain shopper. However, it seems like this quality can be contradicted by Aries’ tendencies to be impulsive. While being spontaneous can be a great quality in a person, being impulsive is not always a good thing when it comes to money. You can miss out on a lot of good deals and pay a lot more than you need to by being impulsive and buying blindly. Try using your “thrill of the hunt” side to keep bargain shopping interesting: How Waiting Can Help You Save Money
Taurus: April 21 – May 21
Taurus is the one who has immense perseverance, even when others have given up, the Taurus rages on. Solid and persistent, just like the bull, which is Taurus’ well suited symbol. Taurus’s have a well known reputation for being stubborn, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The stubborn streak can cause Taurus to butt heads and conflict with other strong character types. Taurus are not fond of change. They like the familiar and routine comfort of life. Taurus is easy going and not one to pick a fight but should some poor souls attempt to provoke Taurus, the wrath will be known, for they have a temper underneath the calm surface. [...]Taurus are down to earth, they do not like gaudy, flashy or over the top things. They prefer comfortable and creative settings and objects. Taurus likes security, in every aspect of their lives from home, to love, to career. Taurus can be secretive, opinionated and stingy. Taurus tend to be self-indulgent and lazy, Taurus are master procrastinators of the astrology zodiac! They do however have a strong, persistent drive that comes to life when they chose, and no one would ever know that they are lazy. The secret to this is that their laziness is pushed aside when it comes to themselves.
Wow. There is a lot to analyze when it comes to the elusive Taurus. Perseverance is a quality that we can all admire. It seems that Taurus’ are the type of people that don’t give up easily. This can help them perfect their DIY skills or constantly search for low prices. The stubborn streak, however, can be problematic when it comes to saving money. Frugal living is about living comfortably on less, but it does certainly require changes. Not being open to change can definitely get in the way of being a creative frugalista who can makes things work for less.
Here are some things that the Taurus should be aware of:
Butting heads with people will usually get you nowhere. Check out some tips that will help you cool down and get your way: How to Get Your Way Dealing With Customer Service
Also, as wonderful as it is to be frugal, it is not always great to be “stingy.” It’s one thing to be prudent and waste little. It’s another thing to not want to spend money when it’s actually necessary. If you have a tendency to be cheap or stingy, check out this article: 7 Ways That being Cheap Will Cost You.
Gemini: May 22 – June 21
Gemini people are many sided, quick both in the mind and physically. They are brimming with energy and vitality, they are clever with words. They are intelligent and very adaptable to every situation and every person. Gemini are curious and always want to know what’s going on in the world around them. They are not one to sit back and watch the world go by, they want to be involved. This can sometimes make Gemini nosy, they do not mind their own business! This is because they really enjoy communicating, more so then most other astrology signs, they are the ultimate social butterfly. Gemini can talk and talk, but they have interesting things to say, their talk is not mindless babble. They have interesting opinions and thoughts on things and are not afraid to speak their mind. They are always in the know and are the one to see for the latest juicy gossip. Lacking perseverance, Gemini easily goes off topic to explore another thought or idea. Gemini are superficial, they will form opinions on matter without diving into them and exploring them fully. This can lead them into thinking they know everything, which they usually do but their mind is too busy to be concerned with fine details. Routine and boredom are Gemini’s biggest fears. Gemini would rather be naive then know the depressing truth, they do not want anything putting a damper on their freedom or positive energy.
Being a social butterfly is actually a wonderful thing when it comes to being frugal. Just use Tip Hero itself as an example. We have a community where we can share tips, try out other people’s tips, comment on tips, tweak them a bit, etc. By opening up and being social, we can save more money with the help of others.
Being social when it comes to frugality is only helpful though when you are open to other people’s opinions. Since Gemeni have a tendency to think they know everything at times, they need to take a care to take other opinions into consideration and try other suggestions before automatically thinking that their way is the best.
Also, combat naivety with knowledge to save the most money possible: 14 Questions to Ask Before You Buy
And since Gemeni are prone to getting bored easily, try taking your “boring time” and making it productive to make the best use of your time and “energy and vitality”: 10 Free and Productive Ways to Conquer Boredom
Cancer: June 22 – July 22
Cancer is a mysterious sign, filled with contradictions. They want security and comfort yet seek new adventure. They are very helpful to others yet sometimes can be cranky and indifferent. Cancer has a driving, forceful personality that can be easily hidden beneath a calm, and cool exterior. The crab is Cancer’s ruling animal and it suits them well, they can come out of their shell and fight but they can also hide in their shell of skitter away back into the depths of the ocean. They are very unpredictable. With cancer, there is always something more that meets the eye, for they are always partially hidden behind the shell. They have a deep psyche and intuitive mind that is hidden from the world. Cancer is deeply sensitive and easily hurt, this might be why they have their defense shell in place, to avoids being hurt by others. They are nurturers so they surround themselves with people, whom after a while can offend or hurt a cancer without even knowing they did so, therefore Cancer’s protective shell keeps them safe from hurt. They are complex, fragile, unpredictable and temperamental and need constant support and encouragement, more than any other astrology signs, Cancer needs to be needed. [...]With their strong intuition, sensitivity, powers of observation and intelligence, they will have great success in anything they undertake.
Cancer is a tricky one. They want security, which is great, but they also seek adventure at every turn. In terms of money, it sounds like what Cancer truly seeks is financial freedom; the ability to be comfortable and secure enough with their finances to feel free. Frugal people truly do have the best chance at achieving financial freedom because they are able to meet their basic needs without the use of much money. Then eventually there is money saved up for those things that truly matter. The means to get many adventures under ones belt should exist after years and years of saving.
Since Cancers in particular need constant support and encouragement, I think that they of all of the sign would benefit most from a frugal friend – a security system that can help frugally-minded people stay on track: There’s No “I” in Frugal
Leo: July 23 – August 21
Leo is the lion, this well suited symbol represents Leo very well. They possess a kingdom which they protect and cherish. The are high esteemed, honorable and very devoted to themselves in particular! The kingdom could be anything from work to home to a partner, whatever it is, you rule it. Leo is always center stage and full of flair, they enjoy basking in the spotlight. Leo will never settle for second best. They want only the best which can cause lavish excessive spending habits as they enjoy their life of luxury, which is all to easily justified by the grand and magnificent Leo! Public image is very important to Leo, with luxurious possessions and ways of life, this keeps the public image in high standing. They will do whatever it takes to protect their own reputation. Leos are very generous, kind and openhearted people. If a Leo is crossed, they will strike back with force but they are not one to hold a grudge, they easily forgive, forget and move on. Leos are always trying to make things right in the world, they have larger then life emotions and they need to feel like they have accomplished something at the end of the day. They react to situations with action instead of sitting back and thinking about it, they are not impulsive however because they look at the future and consider consequences of their actions.
Leos have one quality that most all people wish they had; the ability to look ahead toward the future, consider consequences, and then act. Many of us lose money because of our inability to look toward to future and get stuck in the here and now. Credit card debt, anyone?
Since Leos always have the need to feel they’ve accomplished something at the end of the day, to-do lists and task management tools are right up their alley: 5 Free Online Tools for Organizing Your Busy Life
Also, according to the description, one of Leo’s major downfalls in the money department may be their desire to enjoy a life of luxury and have “lavish excessive spending habits.” As you Tip Heroes know, living a life of luxury doesn’t have to require a whole lot of money. Forget about the Jones’ and what works for them. Find out what “luxury” means to you and figure out how to do it on a budget. You can feel rich without spending like you have a disposable budget: How to Feel Rich on a Budget
Virgo: August 22 – September 23
Virgo exists in the mind, everything is inside. To the world, Virgo presents a calm and collected exterior but on the inside, nervous uncontrolled intensity in the mind, trying to figure things out, how to improve everything, analyzing and thinking. Virgo can tire itself out without even moving! Virgo has a constant drive to improve and perfect, this can lead to extreme pickiness and finickiest. They are pure, their motives are honest never malicious and they want to accomplish something.
It is wonderful to be driven and want to accomplish your goals, but keeping everything held in could drive a person crazy. Sometimes, the best way to stay focused on a goal is to share it with others. Letting others in so they can support and encourage you, and also help keep you on track, is key to maintaining frugal habits. As we Tip Heroes know, a supportive community can be the frugal person’s best friend: Building a Frugal Community
Libra: September 24 – October 23
Libras are the diplomat of the zodiac. They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s point of view. They are the ones that always want to make things right and have balance and harmony in their life, their surroundings and the lives of the people close to them. They have captivating charm, elegant taste and they are easy to like due to their eager-to-please, easygoing nature. In return for a Libra’s amazing ability to be a good listener, sooth and calm people, they expect admiration. [...]Libras are very intelligent, they often hide this inside their easygoing exterior. They express their intelligence through creativity, most are involved in some sort of artistic or creative pursuit. Many people overlook just how intelligent a Libra actually is. When others see a Libra’s wide range of interests and hobbies, their intelligence and creativity is more then obvious. Libras love variety and different situations. They welcome change. Libras love luxury. They will spend lots of money and surround themselves with beautiful things and they seem to be constantly fussing over their appearance. They love anything upscale and classy. Libras work hard to please others, this they do an others find them incredibly captivating.
Creativity is one of the most important tools in a frugalista’s arsenal, and Libra’s have creativity up the wazoo. The ability to take one thing and turn it into another or use a household item in several different ways could save you a whole lot of money. Libras, like Leos, however, have a tendency to seek out extravagance and luxury. There’s no need to spend a ton of money to surround yourself with beautiful things. Some things you want could easily be found at yard sales, thrift stores and secondhand shops instead of at your favorite, pricey department store: 7 Sites for Finding Secondhand Sales
Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
Scorpio is the astrology sign of extremes and intensity. Scorpios are very deep, intense people, there is always more then meets the eye. They present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world yet lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will and a persistent drive. Scorpios have a very penetrative mind, do not be surprised if they ask questions, they are trying to delve deeper and figure things out and survey the situation. They always want to know why, where and any other possible detail they can possibly know. Scorpio’s are very weary of the games that other people try to play and they are very aware of it. Scorpios tend to dominate and control anyone that lets them, or anyone that they find weak. The person that a Scorpio respects and holds close to them is treated with amazing kindness, loyalty and generosity. On the outside, a Scorpio has great secretiveness and mystery. This magnetically draws people to them. They are known to be controlling and too ambitious but only because they need control for this makes them feel safe.
Asking questions is key to saving money. I.e. Where is my money going? How can I afford this? What options come with this purchase? How can I get this for less? Scopios – keep on asking away. Your persistence is bound to pay off.
According to the description, control makes Scorpios feel safe. This can actually be a good thing. Being in control of your money is key. Only then can you know where your money is going and how much you are able to save each week/month/year: 10 Free Budget Spreadsheets & Tools
However, you also need to accept that there are things that you cannot control in life. The key is to focus on the things within your control and be prepared if the unexpected should arise: How to Create an Emergency Fund
Sagittarius: November 23 – December 22
Sagittarius seem to be guided by luck, good things happen to Sagittarius and this is usually because of their optimistic outlook and positive disposition which attracts good fortune. Despite hardships, Sagittarius is always optimistic that good things will happen tomorrow and the future carries good luck. Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality that is free like a bird, Sagittarius cannot be contained. They are full of curiosity and they always look forward to the future, never dwelling on the past. Sagittarius are detached from emotions because emotions hold a person back, they do not like to talk about their feelings, they simply experience them and move on. Sagittarius can be reckless and irresponsible because they will jump at a suggestion of something new before they weigh the advantages and disadvantages.
The positive attitude of a Sagittarius can help them get through all kinds of hardships and letdowns. Optimism can help you maintain your good habits when the going gets tough, and happiness will surely come when goals are met, or are at least in the works: Why Frugal People Are Happy People
Sagittarius do need to be careful of their reckless side though. Jumping into something without weighing other options could be costly. Be sure to take the time to think ahead and weigh out options. Don’t just carelessly speed through life: 6 Ways We Waste Money by “Speeding”
Capricorn: December 23 – January 20
Capricorns are very ambitious people, they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and important. Capricorns are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want, when the opportunity arises, they will plan their steps carefully to others, they might appear hesitant but this is not true, they know that there is only one chance to succeed and they are filing together their information to take the proper steps to accomplish their goal with flying colors, not just second rate. Capricorns have a very active mind and strong powers of concentration. Capricorns like being in control of their surroundings and everyone in their life. Capricorns are very cautious but this is only to survey the situation before leaping in; they will never make a hasty jump in. They accept change but introduce it slowly so they can get used to it and incorporate it into their life. Capricorns tend to see life in black or white, definitive’s only. There are no gray areas for these are areas that are not understood and this makes Capricorn feel uncomfortable. They tend to be in control in a romantic relationship that way they are never vulnerable to another person.
Having the patience of a Capricorn is a gift. Often, we waste money by rushing to purchase something we think we need “right now” when, in fact, simply waiting a while could save you a bundle: How Waiting Can Help You Save Money
On the downside, no one wins by seeing the world in black and white. If there’s no grey area, then there’s no room for the creativity of a frugal person trying to make ends meet. Open your mind to that middle area. Who knows? You may find that one person’s trash could become your treasure: 13 Great Trash to Treasure Crafts
Aquarius: January 21 – February 19
Aquarius is the sign of visionaries, unconventionality and intellectual independence. Aquarius are the people who deviate from the crowd and go their own way. They are always after intellectual stimulation, constantly discovering something new, forming new opinions and stubbornly traveling their way regardless of what other people think. Aquarius are filled with paradoxes, they are interested in the opposite ends of the spectrum, they like to be alone yet are social butterflies, they like to experience both sides and see both opinions as they formulate new ideas with their forward thinking, active mind. Aquarius have a ‘live and let live’ policy where everyone is free to be themselves, an Aquarius never judges others because as human beings, we are all equal and entitled to our own opinions. They are verbally skilled and very witty, they observe people and learn how to interact with others through observation. They can be masters of manipulation justifying anything they do or think. As a result, they can deal with any type of personality and adapt to any situation. They welcome change because boredom is their enemy. Anything new is an opportunity to Aquarius. [...]Aquarius is known to pick at anyone they find weak or dull-minded. It is simply an easy target for verbal exercise for them, no harm is meant but it might be taken from the other person. Deep inside, Aquarius would never intentionally hurt anyone, they have respect for every human, even thought this might not seem apparent to the more emotional types.
It’s great to march to the beat of your own drum and not care what others have to say about it. This will allow you the ability to do what works for you without fear of being judged. However, be sure that you’re doing things for yourself and not just for the sake of being contrary. There is a reason, for example, that people clip coupons. While the Aquarius might not clip coupons just because “everyone’s doing it,” it might hurt them in the long run. In some cases, the majority have the right idea. It’s worth investigating before you toss a popular idea aside.
It’s also great that Aquarius’ can welcome change so easily. Accepting change can definitely help you save, whether you’re buying groceries and creating meals based on what’s on sale one week or changing your current internet carrier to get a better deal: Your Guide to Saving Money on Your Monthly Bills
Pisces: February 20 – March 20
Pisces is the sign of mysticism, mystery and the spiritual unknown. Pisces live in two worlds, the real world and the spiritual or mystical world where they interpret what they see into what they want. They do this to avoid all the realities of pain and suffering in the world. They have extremes of emotions and feel both good and bad intensively. Pisces have formidable intuitive ability. Most Pisces are somehow involved with occult or spiritualism. Pisces are very good at understanding people for they have the ability to delve into the psyche and see behind a person’s motivations. Pisces are prone to addiction and indulging lifestyles because of their eternal search for themselves and their fear of confrontation and having to change a situation. [...]Pisces are not the pushovers that they may seem, in fact they have strength of character and will stand up for what they believe in and and they can do hard work for something they believe in. They can be very lazy but only in matters that they do not care about. Pisces is the most sensitive of all zodiac signs.
Maybe it’s because I am one, but Pisces seems the hardest to interpret. They have strength of character and work hard at what they believe in, so if what they believe in is a frugal lifestyle, then they are well on their way to achieving their goals. It seems like the biggest drawback for the Pisces is their tendency to have an addictive personality. Habits that we can’t shake can actually get in the way of saving money. When you absolutely have to have something, there’s little room for negotiation with yourself. Work on breaking those bad and unhealthy habits that are sucking money out of your wallet: Top 7 Ways to Throw Your Money Away
What are your thoughts on Zodiac signs? Do you put much store by them? Do you think they’re a load of garbage? Let us know in the comments section below. Thanks for reading, and as always, thanks for being a Tip Hero!
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