Sometimes people are born into wealth. Other times they stumble backwards into it accidentally. But in many cases, wealth is more a matter of your attitude than anything else.
The good news is that your attitude is the easiest thing to change. And with only two months left in the year, it may be high time for an attitude adjustment if you’re seeking to broaden your financial horizons.
So unlike most zodiac articles, keep in mind that what I’m about to write isn’t just fated in the stars—this is also what you will need to do to open up the financial floodgates for 2024.
Money won’t suddenly start flying your way due to your zodiac sign—you have to put in some of the effort. This will be you and your zodiac sign working together as business partners.
1. Aries: QUIT WASTING TIME
Some people seem to have unlimited wealth, but it’s a biological fact that not even Elon Musk has unlimited time. Think of life as a ticking clock and that one day you’ll run out of time. Stop spending your time like it’s free money. Knock it off with all the procrastinating, dawdling, dilly-dallying, and especially the lollygagging. Think of every hour you waste as a hundred dollars you’ve lost—possibly more. You can never get back the time that you’ve wasted. Once you start cherishing your time as an asset to be wisely used rather than to be frittered away, dollars will start falling on you like leaves fluttering down from a tree in late autumn.
2. Taurus: GIVE TO OTHERS
As the old saying goes, “Cast your bread upon the waters, and it will return to you tenfold.” I won’t even ask why anyone would want ten loaves of soggy bread. Or maybe it will rain pennies from heaven, but that sounds painful unless you’re wearing a helmet. But all kidding aside, you will accrue good karma by being randomly and unashamedly generous to others. Make the world just a little better, and the world will repay you in kind. It sounds like the wrong advice, especially if you’re short on cash, but trust me—it’s not. It will set off a magical chain reaction.
3. Gemini: MAKE LISTS
These days it’s so easy to get distracted, especially by the omnipresent lure of glass screens. But unless you want to completely stray away from your path toward success and subsist entirely on brief dopamine hits, you’ll need to structure your life by first taking notes and then fleshing them out into lists. Something is nagging at you that won’t seem quite real until you get it on paper or in a computer file. Start writing about whatever is on your mind—whether it’s what you’re neglecting, what you regret, what you miss doing, or what you want to do but have never done. At some point, the key to improving your financial situation will be there in one of those lists. Suddenly on that list you’ll zero in on the one thing that will bring you success.
4. Cancer: ASK FRIENDS WHAT YOUR REAL STRENGTH IS
Maybe you’ve found yourself pursuing a career that simply doesn’t fit your strengths or spotlight where you naturally shine. Maybe you overestimate both your skills and weaknesses. Maybe your real strength is something that never occurred to you. I’m sure you have a friend who has no filter and can be trusted to tell you the truth. Ask them what your biggest strength and your biggest weakness is. These things may not be what you expect. But if you trust their judgment, take their advice and steer your career in a new direction.
5. Leo: SMILE
You are the Lion. You are a fire sign ruled by the sun. So when you smile, it can part a thousand clouds. Your smile is more contagious than the common cold. It also expresses hope and confidence. It can reverse a negative plunge in the Dow-Jones Industrial Average and send it skyrocketing again. Never underestimate the market value of that ear-to-ear grin of yours. Your smile can be the start of a hundred good decisions and a thousand great connections.
6. Virgo: DO WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO DO
Being stuck on a treadmill sludging away at a job you don’t want to do can be poison for the soul—as well as for your bank balance. The flip side to this is “stop doing what you don’t want to do,” but that’s easier said than done. You may not have the luxury of quitting your job right now, but in your spare time, start planning for a future that will make you feel empowered rather than weighed down. Realize it’s not the “economy,” not your parents, and not the other political party that is holding you back. It’s you. Put the past behind you, plant your feet firmly in the present, and set your gaze toward the future.
7. Libra: TAKE A RISK
To clarify just for the sake of your own safety and sanity, I don’t mean take an obviously dangerous risk like betting your last penny on a 50-1 horse at the race track or wandering into traffic and hoping you’ll emerge unscathed. But take a risk that disrupts your dreary routine just enough shake things up. Like in the movie Groundhog Day, wake up every morning and do something just a little differently than you usually do. Life is as dull and colorless as unpainted drywall if you don’t take at least some small risks. When you break the monotony, the money may follow.
8. Scorpio: ASK FOR HELP
If you need help and don’t know how to help yourself, ask someone—a friend, family member, or possibly even a complete stranger. As the Bible says, “Ask, and ye shall receive.” Keep asking until someone helps you. Don’t be too timid or ashamed about it, either. What is the value of salvaging your pride if you wind up living in shameful conditions anyway? Some people actually do have the time and money to spend on you, and if you can find a way to ask for their help without coming off like a desperately needy pain in the ass, it may all work out to your benefit. And as long as you don’t take advantage of their generosity, you may have made a friend for life.
9. Sagittarius: BEFRIEND WEALTHY PEOPLE
When it comes to acquiring wealth, it’s not so much what you know, nor even what you’re able to do, so much as it’s who you know. Most wealthy people know how to establish and maintain connections with other rich people. So your task before the year’s end is to figure out a way to spend some time around those who are more fortunate than you are. More importantly, find a way to make yourself useful to them. Earn their trust. Some will share secrets that are so simple and obvious, you’ll be blown away that they didn’t occur to you until now. Learn the little things they do, the sly tricks they use to game the system. Some of their attitude may rub off on you, and you will start to radiate success.
10. Capricorn: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Becoming a money magnet is primarily a state of mind. Although you may face several legitimate real-world impediments to living the high life, most of the real obstacles are only figments of your imagination. So you need to face your doubts. Isolate them and banish them from your mind. You will soon realize that much more is under your control and within your reach than you’d ever imagined. You don’t need to take a class or learn a trade or abruptly switch careers. You merely need to believe in yourself. The rest is a piece of cake.
11. Aquarius: THINK BIG
If you find yourself spinning your wheels in a financial rut, pause for a moment and try to visualize the bigger picture. Think about whether you want to be doing exactly the same work for exactly the same pay in exactly ten years from now. If the answer is “no”—and it almost always will be—you have to start plotting your escape route. Start thinking beyond the confines of the little financial jail cell in which you’ve currently placed yourself. Start thinking like less of a wage slave and more like an entrepreneur. You will feel lighter almost immediately, and soon the winds of good fortune will fill your sails and propel you toward glory.
12. Pisces: CUT YOUR EXPENSES
This might seem like such obvious advice that it doesn’t even merit mentioning, but like I said, you’re going to have to meet your zodiac sign halfway on this. Although making more money is desirable, so is trimming your bottom line. When you really think about it, is saving $100 any different than making $100? In either direction, $100 is still $100. Start small and inch forward. Buy things in bulk. Cancel a few online subscriptions. Turn off an unnecessary light or two. Maybe unplug the annoying lava lamp that you don’t like anyway. It might not have you rolling in dough by the end of the year, but just like every thousand-mile journey begins with a single step, the road to wealth can start with a single 2-for-1 coupon.