Your Money Planets – Virgo
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.
With their attention to detail and natural adeptness at fact gathering and checking, it’s no wonder that when it comes to handling money, Virgos are in their element. Poor Virgo is often the victim of some extremely bad press owing to being seen as anal-retentives who love to hang on to things (i.e. ‘virginity’ and all that means). Virgo carries a cornucopia of bounty and even some astrologers out there need reminding that historically, the term ‘virgin’ did not necessarily mean Virgo intacta. Virgins in ancient Greece and Rome freely engaged in sexual activity. The term ‘virgin’ referred to a woman who belonged to herself.
Virgo’s natural watchfulness, caution and self-determination mean that they usually employ all of these when it comes to wealth-building. And wealth is certainly what they have the ability to amass simply due to them watching the pennies. Yes, this may annoy other signs such as their neighbours the flashy Leos and the spend-thrift Librans. Like Gemini, Virgo is ruled by Mercury but here he gets down-to-earth and serious while Venus behaves in an all together more mature manner when it comes to watching her bank account.
Virgo’s natural caution may work against them as they may tend to stay overlong in jobs they hate simply because they are afraid of giving up that regular pay cheque. A regular salary is what a Virgo craves but reliance on this can stop them from taking even the most calculated risk and see them stuck in a dead-end job. They can also be very critical of others over their spending habits and they need to monitor this tendency closely. Many astrologers have noted that careful, penny-watching Virgo often ends up with a partner who either has no fixed source of income or else is unable to live within their means. If this is the case then you need to understand that you have attracted this person in order to deal with your attitudes towards money – not theirs.
Virgos lessons around money often include learning how to have fun with it. Save but put the money towards something pleasurable and indulgent – such as a holiday, a meal in a top class restaurant or that ‘investment’ wardrobe that will never date. You also need to learn not to be afraid to take a few risks. Your judgement is excellent – so why not trust it more? If you think you may be better off working for yourself despite the fact that salary is no longer a given – you’re probably right. Virgos love to see, feel and touch money so ‘cash in hand’ has great appeal. They are the sign most likely to pay cash for purchases (and negotiate a discount while doing so), and unlike their Gemini counterparts, they will usually be upfront about declaring their cash income. And as for that cash, it needs to be put to work. Invest it in a long term strategy and then sleep on it – and not by stuffing it in your mattress!