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What does the New Financial Year hold in store? Expect further political and economic turmoil, as Uranus barnstorms through volatile Aries [for the first time since the 1930s].
Wealth planet Jupiter visits Taurus, so a cautious and conservative approach to investing is the sensible way to go. With Saturn transiting through Libra, it’s time to balance your budget, moderate your spending and boost your savings. Food and water prices will continue to rise, so the more self-sufficient you are, the better. [Have you planted a vegie garden and installed a water tank?] Read your individual horoscope to find out how you can lessen the impact of future financial shocks …
ARIES [March 21-April 20]
Jupiter moves through your $$$ zone for the next 12 months so some lucky Rams will receive a financial boost via a pay rise, gift, surprise windfall or bumper tax return. The down-side? Don’t undo any gains through self-indulgence, extravagance and binge spending. If extra cash comes your way the challenge will be to manage it wisely, as you put aside passing whims and concentrate on securing your future needs. In July and October, Jupiter trines Pluto in your money and work zones so they are opportune months to look for a job, hit your boss for a raise, apply for a loan or start a business.
Money-savvy Arians – Hugh Hefner, Reese Witherspoon
Money-saving Tip – invest for the long haul
Money-draining Trap – impulse buys
TAURUS [April 21-May 21]
Expect some financial dramas over the coming year, as four eclipses shake up your money zones. But with Jupiter [planet of prosperity] powering through your sign [for the first time in 11 years] Lady Luck will be on your side. If you grab opportunities when they come along [and keep a sensible head on your shoulders] then 2011-12 will be a positive year. Resist the urge to spend extra cash – instead, concentrate on smart saving and sustainable living. Avoid borrowing funds or initiating joint ventures from November 24 – December 14, when Mercury reverses through your shared resources zone.
Money-savvy Taureans – David Beckham, Cate Blanchett
Money-saving Tip – manage your cash flow
Money-draining Trap – blow-outs in your weekly budget
GEMINI [May 22-June 21]
With two eclipses in your sign [in December and May] resist the urge to scatter your talents and squander your resources. July is the best month to wipe the financial slate clean and adopt some healthy fiscal habits as you work out a budget, cut up your credit cards, open a savings account or ditch your addiction to buying the latest technological gadgets. It’s time to manage your finances based on facts and figures [rather than fleeting desires and fluctuating fashions]. Avoid making important business decisions from March 24-April 4, when Mercury reverses through your career zone.
Money-savvy Geminis – Donald Trump, Kylie Minogue
Money-saving Tip – be a thrifty Twin
Money-draining Trap – online shopping
CANCER [June 22-July 23]
2011-12 is the year to set financial goals and nurture your dreams [big dreams now could turn into big bucks later!] With Uranus moving through your career zone, your entrepreneurial side is set to blossom in unexpected ways and some canny Crabs will develop a second stream of income. Projects involving computers, communication or new technology will be financially rewarding and the more innovative you are, the more your business [and bank balance] will grow. Keep track of where your money goes – you’ll be surprised at the savings you can make if you are disciplined.
Money-savvy Cancers – Richard Branson, Jerry Hall
Money-saving Tip – open a savings account
Money-draining Trap – home maintenance costs
LEO [July 24-Aug 23]
With Jupiter in your career zone, you could gain extra income via a pay rise, promotion, second job or working overtime. Don’t celebrate with a spending spree though! Instead, squirrel extra funds away to cover you when times are tight. You’re more likely to put cash away if you know it’s for something you really want – whether that’s a home deposit, a holiday or a new car. Avoid making major financial decisions from August 3-8 and March 24-April 4, when Mercury moves backwards through your finance sectors. With four eclipses in your friendship zones, mates and money are a messy mix.
Money-savvy Leos – Mick Jagger, Madonna
Money-saving Tip – plug the cash flow drain
Money-draining Trap – lending money to friends
VIRGO [Aug 24-Sep 23]
Saturn is moving slowly through your money zone so, the more disciplined you are, the more your bank balance will increase. Concentrate on low-risk ventures and adopt a long-term view. Stock market and real estate volatility won’t rattle Virgos if you’re in for the long haul. Jupiter visits your international zone so you’ll make gains through business trips and foreign contacts, plus publishing and education are also favored. Avoid signing contracts and making major financial decisions in August and from November 24-December 14, and March 12-April 4 [when Mercury goes retrograde].
Money-savvy Virgos – James Packer, Beyonce Knowles
Money-saving Tip – nurture your foreign contacts
Money-draining Trap – sales [you can’t resist a bargain]
LIBRA [Sep 24-Oct 23]
Jupiter jumps into your ‘money-from-others’ zone so you [or your partner] could benefit from a pay rise, settlement or inheritance. Don’t splash the cash around though! Saturn is still asking you to be fiscally conservative, as you put instant gratification aside and concentrate on building a bumper nest egg for the future. With four eclipses in your learning zones, you’ll make gains through boosting your brain power. Whether you study for a formal qualification or upgrade your skills in your spare time, an increase in your knowledge base will correspond to a rise in your pay packet in the years to come.
Money-savvy Librans – Jackie Collins, Will Smith
Money-saving Tip – top up your super
Money-draining Trap – spending more than you earn
SCORPIO [Oct 24-Nov 22]
You want to establish a more secure financial position so budgeting, saving [and maybe even a second job] will be high on your list of priorities. November’s solar eclipse signals the start of a fresh fiscal cycle as you negotiate a pay deal, liquidate assets, buy property or enter into a business partnership. Joint ventures [with people you trust] are favored, but don’t expect dazzling short-term success. You must be in it for the long-run. November and December 2011 plus May and June 2012 are watershed months, when four eclipses enhance your business acumen and boost your ability to generate extra income.
Money-savvy Scorpios – Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton
Money-saving Tip – plan for the future
Money-draining Trap – dodgy financial advice
SAGITTARIUS [Nov 23-Dec 21]
July is the perfect month to transform your fiscal attitude and re-build your money muscles, as the solar eclipse encourages you to say no to spending sprees, credit card blowouts and impulsive investments – and say yes to a balanced budget and proper planning. If you’re too busy to fix your finances, then employ an expert to do it for you. Jupiter and Pluto activate your cash zone in October, so make sure you capitalize on lucky opportunities that come your way. If you curb your spendthrift tendencies [and are more disciplined with your dollars] then you’ll have a fortuitous financial year.
Money-savvy Sagittarians – Steven Spielberg, Jane Fonda
Money-saving Tip – reduce the limit on your credit card
Money-draining Trap – high interest personal debt
CAPRICORN [Dec 22- Jan 20]
Capricorns are the classy consumers of the zodiac but a luxurious lifestyle will have to be put on hold as you master the art of saving [rather than spending]. The more disciplined you are, the more you’ll reap the financial rewards in the long run. Saturn is asking you to be professionally prudent and practical, as you concentrate on short-term pain for long-term gain. You may face unexpected expenses involving children or home maintenance over the next 12 months, so plan accordingly. Joint ventures are favored in July, but make sure you thoroughly check a prospective partner’s business credentials first.
Money-savvy Capricorns – David Bowie, Nigella Lawson
Money-saving Tip – review your investment portfolio
Money-draining Trap – designer labels
AQUARIUS [Jan 21-Feb 19]
Your finances need to be flexible and your investments diverse, to accommodate changing circumstances over the coming year. Steer clear of ‘dream deals’ from June through to November, when retrograde Neptune clouds your financial judgment. Lucky Jupiter visits your domestic zone [until June 2012] so it’s a great time to invest in real estate, buy your first home or upgrade to a more spacious and comfortable place. Got the DIY bug? By all means renovate or extend but don’t overcapitalize – and make sure you have a contingency fund to cover inevitable blow-outs in your building budget.
Money-savvy Aquarians – Oprah Winfrey, Yoko Ono
Money-saving Tip – put a little aside each week
Money-draining Trap – home renovations
PISCES [Feb 20-March 20]
It’s the perfect time to initiate a unique business venture, as innovative Uranus charges through your money zone, Avoid being too impulsive though – make sure you do your research [and sums] thoroughly first. With frugal Saturn in your ‘money-from-others’ zone, you need to be more disciplined when it comes to managing debt. And a divorce settlement, insurance claim, inheritance or superannuation payout is likely to be delayed [or less than you expect] so you’ll need to be a patient Pisces. Nurturing contacts within your local community brings extra work and unexpected benefits your way.
Money-savvy Pisceans – Rupert Murdoch, Drew Barrymore
Money-saving Tip – take control of your finances
Money-draining Trap – get-rich-quick schemes
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