Something as artificial and terrestrial as money may seem like an insignificant topic for the planets to have any bearing on. I mean, do cosmic bodies and patterns actually have anything to say about our dollars and cents? Absolutely! But – pro tip – don’t go running to your friendly neighborhood astrologer asking them when to bet everything on red. That’s just shirking your own responsibility. Ask them when you might be particularly prone to luck and attracting money, then make your own choices. At any rate, money is a very large topic, and each planet has something different to say about money through each planet’s unique lens. For example, Venus oversees money as a form of relationship between people, Saturn interprets money as something to be conserved for practical projects, and Pluto exemplifies money as something to be hoarded for building wealth. Since every sign of the Zodiac is ruled by a certain planet, among other important significations, each sign can use some simple advice when it comes to economic sensibilities.

Note: The author is not qualified to be giving any serious financial advice, but he knows his astrology and he knows how to pay his rent. So, take these thoughts with a hefty grain of salt. Fun fact, though: the word “salary” comes from the ancient Roman word for salt, so maybe there actually are some helpful nuggets here.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Stop, look, listen

Ruled by the impulsive Mars, Aries is a sign that acts first and deals with the consequences later. When it comes to spending, an Aries will splurge on their urges every time. While this may not always result in an empty wallet, it certainly doesn’t illustrate sound financial planning. At least when it comes to big purchases, taking even the briefest pause to consider alternatives will be prudent.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Baby-step beyond comfort

As the practical earth sign of attractive Venus, Taurus loves beautiful things and dislikes changing course. Investing in real estate can serve these natural inclinations, but even better advice is to try to diversify income streams by even the slightest little difference. The Taurean tendency to stick to what they know and love can lead to many missed opportunities.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21): Give it time

If information and intellectual property really is the way of the financial future, Gemini is in luck. Ruled by inquisitive Mercury, Gemini will do well to seek out ways of monetizing their natural sociability, intelligence and internet savvy. Gemini is influencer energy through and through. One suggestion: try to stick to a project long enough for it to return the investment.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22): Grow a nest egg

Cancer is an empathic water sign ruled by the moon, and this sign tends toward nurturing others even more than themself at times. Cancers should be careful not to spend more than they have trying to make sure other people have what they need. In fact, investing in their own financial stability will help Cancer to support others better. Find that magic savings account.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Show it off

If there is one thing that Leo needs, it is affirmation. Just as the sun, which rules Leo, is the only celestial body seen during the day, it is incredibly important for Leos to be seen for what they do. Leos would do well not to participate in secret investments; rather, their income streams should be highly visible. Share successes! Announce new ventures! Share the wealth!

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Trust the process

As Mercury’s grounded earth sign, Virgos use their intellect to be highly attentive to details. This is a great skill for accounting, but can also lead to an overly conservative tendency to nickel-and-dime. Yes, every penny counts. But spending money to make money is an equally important directive. Virgos would do well to try to see the bigger picture and have a little faith.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 23): Do just enough

As the socialites of the Zodiac, Libras love to entertain and maintain the social balance. Finding careers in event planning, fundraising or the service industry could prove very lucrative for these air signs ruled by graceful Venus. While it is valiant to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable, don’t overspend to keep up with the Joneses. You naturally already do more than most.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 21): Look away sometimes

Scorpios are water signs ruled by determined Mars, and they have a tendency to be deeply investigative and a bit obsessive. Researching companies and projects to invest in would prove very fulfilling and lucrative for our Scorpios. However, remember that it is OK to step away from the stock ticker every once in a while. A watched pot never boils, y’know.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Keep a stash saved

Spending money on grand adventures and new experiences will always serve the needs of Sagittarius. The fire sign of expansive Jupiter, constantly learning new things and celebrating the joys of life are the best investments for Sag. Be careful not to get too jovial, though, spending your hard-earned money on everyone and everything. Save something for the next great expedition.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Enjoy your successes

Of all the signs, Capricorns are considered the most financially astute because they are pragmatic earth signs ruled by wise Saturn. Always interested in achieving success, Capricorns know how to save, when to spend, and whom to trust. Trust your natural instincts, but remember that money is as much about sharing and having fun as it is about building an empire. Let loose.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Get choosy

As the air sign ruled by Saturn, the overseer of boundaries, Aquarians are innovative and highly tuned to the needs of people who struggle. Keep relying on unconventional methods and side hustles to make money. Doing it differently is your bread and butter. Also, definitely give to causes you believe in, but take advantage of those tax-deductions and remember that you simply can’t support every cause you care about.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Define a target

Pisces is incredibly compassionate and magnanimous, which are qualities that do not quite point to Pisces being a financially responsible sign. A water sign ruled by generous Jupiter, Pisces tends to be interested in things that are more ephemeral than money matters. Pisces folks would do well to set really clear financial goals so they can find creative means to achieve them.