What does a fish, a centaur and a scorpion have in common?
Nothing much, really. Bar this: They are all star signs.
We’ve already looked at how your star sign might influence your ability to save up for retirement if you’re Aries to Virgo, so what does the cosmos have in store for the following signs?
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
If you’re a Libra, you’ve no doubt at some point been called a ‘Lazy Libra’. Others would phrase this as easy going, among other fabulous positive traits such as charm, graciousness and hospitality. You exude a warmth and are at your best in group situations and when dealing with others.
When it comes to money, however, that easy going attitude might not fall in your favour. Fortunately, you’re intelligent and have great instincts, so if you can harness your strengths for your savings they may be able to help outweigh your weaknesses.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Born between these days? Congratulations – you’ve won the star sign lottery! Of all the star signs, Scorpio is a stand out for making money and being conservative about spending it.
Scorpios come with traits of persistence, ambition and focus. Obviously three great tools to have when it comes to getting a job done!
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Truthful, independent and free, Sagittarians are known straight-shooters – which is what makes them such great archers! (This is the centaur one)
On the negative side of this star sign, you can be overconfident and inconsistent, and easily lose concentration. If this is you, you’ll need to keep these traits in check to help you stay on track with superannuation savings goals.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Have you ever seen a goat climb a mountain? You Capricorns are seriously balanced and stable – and so cute!
Those practical and cautious-yet-ambitious traits may help you reach your goals. Building your super is similar to scaling a mountain in many ways: You may need to take lots of small steps to get to the top, and it could be easier for you to work away at it slowly, rather than all in a rush.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 19)
Even though the jury’s out on exactly when it started, we are now in the Age of Aquarius. As the earth moves into this air sign, we may be able to expect fantastic new inventions that use air, electricity and magnetism, and you, dear Aquarius, get to be part of this.
With your social conscience, originality and strength, you’re in a good place to lead us all into this new age. Remember however, to take some time out for yourself and think about your future. You can be somewhat rebellious (just ask your parents), but don’t rebel against the crowd when it comes to more important things, like saving for retirement.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
Just keep swimming little fish, you are the final sign of the zodiac – and a truly adaptable, compassionate and imaginative one at that.
Your struggles with money may be due to when you were born, as Pisces typically lack the self-discipline required and can be something of a scatterbrain. You find it hard to stick to a goal, so you may need to work extra hard to put money away for retirement.
Do you think your star sign is a fair representation of you and your finances?
Does it impact the way you save up for retirement?
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