Your Money Planets – Taurus
When it comes to money we’ve all got planets working for – and against us. Check out your astrological financial profile for your sign to make the most of your ability to attract and make that stuff which makes the material world go around – money.
Show me the money! Along with Capricorn (another Earth sign), Taureans are the builders and smart investors of the zodiac. Astrologers through the ages have waxed lyrical about the Taurus ability to not only make, but hang onto and increase their wealth. Many of history’s richest individuals have been born under the sign of the bull. Unlike impulsive Aries, Taurus looks at every purchase and weighs up its value and also usefulness, carefully. When it comes to investments, they will do their research and they usually start a savings plan early in life.
Usually Taurus does not want money for money’s sake however. Taurus is ruled by Venus and as such is aware of the sensual pleasures that money can buy and even the sensual nature of money itself. Money is therefore merely an expression of one of the good things in life. But that doesn’t mean they will necessarily splurge. It’s the Taurus shopper who waits until the market is closing so they can buy all that delicious food at a knock-down price.
With their affinity for making money, many Taureans are attracted to a financial career but being ruled by Venus they can also be drawn to the creative arts. Taurus is the second house of the zodiac which traditionally rules the bank account. However, money talks for Taurus as their second house is actually ruled by fast-talking, fast-thinking Mercury. While they are certainly not given to instant gratification they can sometimes be so reliable and patient, people can forget the Taurean is there. So, it’s important to talk-up your talent in order to ensure you’re being justly rewarded for all you have to offer.
Taureans often have the Midas touch and usually budgeting is no problem for them. They excel at planning ahead and taking carefully considered steps forward without taking too much risk. If you’re a Taurus and seeking to build your empire, then look to a career path that will help you do this. However, don’t get so fixated on your long term financial goals that you neglect to budget for enjoying yourself in the here and now. I once knew a Taurus who worked three jobs and had in typical Taurus style, made some careful investments in property. His plan was to keep working and put all his money into paying off the mortgages on his rented properties and then when he was 50 stop work and retire on the proceeds. In the interim he took no holidays, spent almost nothing on himself and drove a second hand car. At 49 he suffered a fatal heart attack at his desk which might have been avoided had he taken some time out to relax – or at least visit his doctor.
Cautionary tales aside, open that current spending account and every month allow yourself a budget for fun and indulgence. Your ruler Venus will approve and you know you have the self-discipline not to go overboard.
If you are born under this sign, money is always going to be there for you, so whatever you do, stop worrying about it. Above all – practice a sense of detachment to your money and possessions. You are far more than your bank account or what you own. From time to time, practice giving things away to people. It keeps the energy flowing as more of what you value will just flood in to fill the empty space!