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How to Make More Money, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Use your sign's best traits to amp up your side hustle or get your boss to notice you so you can boost your bank account.

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Aries (March 21 to April 19)

In order for entrepreneurial-minded Aries to do well and earn more money, they have to find new ways to be ahead of the curve. If an Aries feels like they are not breaking boundaries or making strides, they are likely to feel depressed in their role and under-perform, says Siobhan Johnson, astrologist, spiritual healer, and tarot reader. Her recommendation for rams? Work for a start-up where Airies can carve out their own niche. “Start-ups give Aries the space to make it their own and try out new techniques.” Find out what your zodiac sign reveals about your health.

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Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

If anyone wants to learn how to make more money, it’s Taurus. Bulls find happiness in tangible representations of wealth, such as brand new clothes, jewelry, and their bank accounts. “Your feeling of being valued at work is tied up in your paycheck,” Johnson says of those born under Taurus, “so don’t feel weird or selfish asking for raises, bonuses, or benefits.” Taurus is a sign that knows (and loves) to put its foot down, so use that inherent firmness to get what you want at work. “The other thing that benefits the Taurus at work is knowing when to push. Don’t put up with stuff because you’re strong—push for change and improvements instead.”

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Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Geminis are excellent communicators and are usually able to find some sort of common ground with almost everyone. These are the skills a Gemini needs to rely on because work isn’t just about numbers and deadlines—it’s about people. “Connect well with your coworkers and strengthen your professional networks, and it will pay you dividends in the end,” Johnson says. Learn more about each zodiac sign’s career strength.

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Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Cancers are very emotional people who often let their emotions get in the way of practical matters. If this sign feels strongly enough about something, the result will be extreme tunnel vision. That is why it is in a crab’s best interest to learn how to balance emotions and logic. “Developing a more analytical attitude [toward] work is a Cancer’s key route to success,” Johnson says. “A Cancer’s love of home is also a key aspect; negotiating remote work opportunities can really make life easier for you and make you a happier—and therefore better—worker.”

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Leo (July 23 to August 22)

Leo is a sign that always draws attention, but when it comes to your career, make sure people are paying you the right kind of attention. People will love you for your gregarious personality and charismatic nature, but they should also be able to see you as a hard worker. “Don’t just go for the ‘good’ tasks at work,” Johnson advises. “Show initiative.” You can be well-liked and still have people take you seriously. Johnson adds, “You can also use your royal nature to build a good network of contacts around you, which should keep you updated on training, promotions, and new job opportunities.”

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Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

Virgos don’t need anyone to tell them to work harder—in fact, working too hard can be a Virgo’s downfall. Unlike Taurus, who find their sense of self-worth in their paycheck, Virgos find it in their productivity. An insecure Virgo will overwork themselves in an attempt to prove their worth, and that can backfire. Johnson’s advice here is to keep track of your work performance as objectively as possible. “Keep logs of units sold or customers pleased, or how long it takes you to do a project,” she says. “Documenting your worth to the company like this will help you be brave when it comes to asking for raises or going for promotions. But use your powerful analytical mind to also eliminate the busy work that you’ve made for yourself in an effort to feel more useful. Your files don’t have to be alphabetical, chronological, and color coded.”

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Libra (September 23 to October 22)

The great mediators of the zodiac, Libras often forget to put their needs first. Libras strive to make peace between other people, and sometimes it makes them self-sacrificing to a fault. If you want to earn more money, you need to focus your vision more on yourself and be proactive. “Please make a decision—any decision,” Johnson says. “The best way Libras can move forward at work is to stop trying to please everyone.” Find your voice and don’t be afraid to let people hear it! Assert yourself. Find out what your decision-making style says about you.

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Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

Competitive and intimidating, Scorpios can often find themselves at odds with co-workers who don’t share the same opinion or ones they see as potential rivals. The best way to perform better at work—and hopefully earn yourself more money—is to use that competitiveness in a constructive and positive way. “Due to your warlike nature, you are probably coming off as a bit snappish whether you think so or not, Johnson says. “Make an effort to smile a bit more and be more welcoming to tone down that intensity.” (Don’t fabricate an entirely false personality, just soften some of your edges.) Whether you like it or not, people are more likely to recognize and reward those they find pleasing or likable.

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Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

It shouldn’t be all that difficult for a Sagittarius to increase their earning power. Unlike Scorpios, Sagittarians are naturally very personable and bubbly; they just love people. Use that warmth and kindness to make as many friends in your industry as you can. Take advantage of social gatherings like happy hours, fundraisers, and company outings. “Sagittarians are very wise and do well in roles with meetings, client facing work, or academic work,” Johnson says.

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Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

Capricorns are already good with money, as they are generally very prudent and responsible. “Capricorns are built for entrepreneurship, thanks to their great ambition, hard-working nature, and monetary skills,” Johnson says. Still, there is always room for improvement; Capricorns can often be too fastidious and serious, making them more inwardly focused. Be more aware of your work environment so you know what is most important at the time. “Capricorns can also be stubborn, and need to remember that hard work in the wrong direction gets you nowhere,” she says. “Use your great capacity for hard work in the right places.” It would also behoove goats to be more concerned with teamwork and team-building.

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Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Aquarians are highly intelligent, creative, and inspiring. You can be a great leader in your profession because you are caring and know how to cater to each individual. You can be the one who takes the company to the next level and reap the rewards for it. However, Johnson advises you to be cautious. “Be very careful not to continually bail out under-performing coworkers, or take blame where it’s not due.” Here are the best ways to de-stress, based on your zodiac.

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Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Like Libra, Pisces cares deeply for the well-being of others. This incredible sense of empathy can be a great thing, but it can also be quite the burden. When your coworker is having a bad day, for example, you are likely to internalize their feelings as your own. A Pisces needs to maintain a sense of individuality in the workplace to succeed and thrive. “The best way for a Pisces to progress in any role is to look after yourself better, trust your intuition and speak out more,” Johnson says. All work and no play makes all signs dull—read on for the ideal vacation based on your zodiac.

Taylor Markarian
Taylor Markarian is a regular contributor to Reader's Digest's Culture, Advice, Travel and Pets beats. She is also a music journalist who has contributed to Alternative Press, Loudwire, Revolver, Kerrang! and more. Markarian is the author of the book, 'From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society', which analyzes the evolution of punk and mental health. She holds a degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College.