How to Get Out of Debt Using Your Sign's Secrets
Credit and debt is something many struggle with—especially these days as prices increase and wages stay the same. But tapping into your sign's money tendencies can help reveal the secret to getting out of debt and staying out. (By the way, if you're not just looking to get out of debt, but also wondering how to make more money, a psychic can help guide the way.) Let's take a look at each sign and how they handle money.
Be sure to check your moon sign as well (if you don't know it yet, head to our moon sign calculator). By tapping into your moon sign, you can access similar talents and gifts to help you achieve more money success.
How Your Zodiac Sign Handles Money—and What to Do About It
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Impatience can put Aries natives into debt. You want what you want and you want it now, what's wrong with that? Only that this causes you to buy on credit which leads to a higher bill than expected.
The key to curbing this tendency is to tap into Aries's natural tenacity when focusing on a goal. You'll do well if you make paying off debt a priority. Every time you skip getting a latte, take that $6 and put it toward paying off bills. Eat at home on Saturday, put the saved money toward debt. This see-how-far-we-can-push-things game will keep you inspired to continue shaving off more and more of those extra expenses.
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Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
While you're prudent and may not be in much debt, you do crave more luxurious items that come at great prices. For you Taurus, slow and steady wins the race. You already faithfully make your payments and debt shrinks, but to make things go a little faster, visualization will help.
Visualize the debt getting smaller and smaller. Picture yourself writing the last check to pay off the debt. Do this for a few minutes a day and you'll see yourself soon debt-free!
Gemini (May 21 – June 30)
Gemini natives can often feel like money is just one of those annoying things in life that you don't want to be bothered with. When the bill comes you just want to pay it, in full if possible. All this planning, budgeting, and scrimping is no fun at all.
So, here's your solution in two words: automatic payments. Set up payments directly from your bank account. Then to curb your impulse spending, leave your credit cards at home (and for those home shoppers, put them in a place that is hard to reach). Gemini natives, you can also use your dual nature to talk yourself out of impulse purchases. Be your own devil's advocate.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your heart can get you into trouble as you may spend more money on others than yourself. If you're in debt, you can bet it's because you're spending on practical things like home improvements, good cookware, or clothes for the kids. The good news is that you're responsible; often Cancer natives would rather skimp on food than miss a payment.
The way to curb debt here is to show love and devotion to family and friends through your words and actions rather than doling out your cash. This change-over can be challenging, but it's best for everyone.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo natives love the grand gesture. What's more fun than buying all your buddies drinks or picking up the dinner tab? But a couple grand gestures combined with that oh-so-fabulous jacket that you just couldn't walk away from, and there goes your budget.
Your solution is to tap into that natural creativity. Consider what you could accomplish if you put your mind to it. When the tab comes, ask yourself, “Who else can pay this?” Consider how you can attract more money. As you contemplate this, it will attract opportunities and prosperity energy to give you the means to pay down debts.
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Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Being a responsible Virgo, you likely won't have debts aside from those absolutely unavoidable ones like a mortgage payment, student loans, and perhaps a car payment. You're great at keeping track of your money and also have a knack for finding the best deals, so your bank account usually isn't dry.
But if you do happen to run into debt (probably because you're spending all your money on health food), you might want to forgo those expensive lunches from the organics market across the street and take your lunches to work. Giving yourself restrictions will be key here. In no time, because of your sacrifice and careful planning, your debt-free again.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Because of how meticulous and efficient they are, Libra natives always seem to find the right balance when it comes to their money. Money comes in and money goes out, and you document the process carefully. As money comes in, you like to pay your debts early. You even look for second-hand clothes or big ticket items.
When you want new clothes you head to the thrift shop and when you want a new car you often look for second-hand. When debt does happen it's usually due to a partner who is not so prudent with spending. Spending money on a relationship counselor can often be the thing helping you become debt-free.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Out of all the 12 signs Scorpio, you're most likely to have a secret stash of cash. You can't lie though… spending other people's money so you can save your own gives you a delightful thrill.
So if you ever find yourself in debt, you may want to borrow from one credit card at zero interest to pay high-interest loans. And that's okay. You're using the bank's money to get out of debt.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Combine natural optimism with a love of adventure and travel, and you can find yourself in debt in no time. You may even add to debt just to get those frequent flier miles. Sagittarius natives look at finances rather philosophically, thinking a little debt is worth the amazing experiences you have.
Your best strategy is automatic deposits from your paycheck. The more money you save, the more likely you are to stay out of debt in the first place—which means more travel while you wait for YouTube to pay you for your viral travel videos.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
For Capricorn natives, money is a tool you use to build your business or career. While you generally stay out of debt when you can, you will borrow money to invest in products or services that take your career forward.
To get out of debt, sell off excess stuff you have around the house. It doesn't matter if the desk has been passed down through generations of your family; that just means it will fetch a higher price. You can also make a lot of money flipping other people's stuff you find at yard sales and thrift shops. Soon, you'll be out of debt again and building your investment portfolio.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Like your Capricorn neighbor, money to you is just a tool, a means to an end. You spend now and later you'll pay your debts. What many may not know is how big and spectacular your debts can become. Your mortgage or student loan debt may have many zeros.
And yet, Aquarius natives couldn't be bothered to even stress about it. You may live as a monk for a while and take the accumulated cash, paying down debt with a single check. No matter how high the debt, no other sign finds their way out of a hole as well as Aquarius. And if you can't, you'll skip off to another country and just start again.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces natives can find themselves in financial trouble due to procrastination in paying debts. For you, it's like some embarrassing secret you don't want to look at. So you don't—but this only causes sleepless nights and anxiety.
You would do well to contact creditors before you fall too far behind. Many will offer you easier terms to help you out of debt. That and automatic bill payment can put you on the road to being debt free.
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