Tempted to spend lots of cash online while we’re all stuck inside with the lockdown? With Aries, Taurus and other signs allured by extravagance this April, astrology expert Russell Grant explains how to protect your finances, whatever your star sign
If you’re an Aries…steer clear of money-making ventures
Unorthodox money-spinning ideas should be approached with care as there’s a strong chance they could lose you money, especially around the 14th. Unique ideas to add spice to your love life will be fun but also expensive. Be sure to stop and think about it if you are being swayed by speaking to friends who just want to have fun no matter what the cost. These people have little regard for the amount they spend on enjoying themselves at home. There are better things you can do with your hard-earned cash.
If you’re a Taurus…don’t go overboard at home
You might spend more cash than intended this month, despite the lockdown – especially if you want to make meal times a really happy occasion in your household. You want to make a good impression with delicious food and drink but other people are less concerned with such details and may not even notice the effort put in to turn the situation around. Extravagance will bring its own punishment if it makes you short on money or causes you stress.
If you’re a Gemini…look after your own interests
It may be necessary to revise your financial habits. This is an area you should not ignore. If a friend who owes you a lot of money is refusing to pay up, you may have to threaten legal action. It’s important to start looking after your own interests. If you’re deep in debt, think about consolidating your bills and that way you can make one payment at regular intervals. Take this opportunity to create a monthly budget.
If you’re a Cancer… think about income opportunities
You can work your way through financial difficulties. A security-conscious person like you needs a steady income. If finding a suitable job is proving difficult, think about selling your handiwork. You’ve been blessed with artistic talent and making furniture, jewellery and clothes would be a great way to make money while exercising your imagination (and maintaining social distancing). Intimate moments as the month ends will give you a welcome diversion from financial difficulties.
If you’re a Leo…enjoy a touch of indulgence
Time spent shopping online around the 8th will see you spending money on items and electronic gadgets that will make your life easier and more efficient. You have a deep appreciation for luxury, and buying things you love as well as doing things you enjoy will cultivate contentment. Career and other home-based activities will be rewarding, giving you a chance to show off your creativity.
If you’re a Virgo…think things through carefully
A money problem will suddenly be revealed on the 16th. This could simply relate to leaving your debit card at home when you go to the supermarket to get your essentials. Or it could be more complicated if, for instance, you haven’t been paying close attention to your finances. You can avoid further difficulties by thinking carefully about expenditures before making an impulsive purchase.
If you’re a Libra…get out of your stalemate
Negotiation and compromise is nigh on impossible if you and a partner cannot see eye to eye. Misunderstandings due to events outside your control seem to stifle communication. A legal or financial matter has reached a stalemate but no one is willing to admit it. You need to be extra patient and in financial matters it’s worth listening to the advice of an older relative or, if you are married, an in-law. Look into ways to stabilise your current position but don’t expect miracles right away.
If you’re a Scorpio…take a step back
A financial situation is growing out of control and it’s time to accept the need to cut back on a project that is escalating into a costly venture. If this relates to a group concern, don’t feel guilty about withdrawing your support – at least it will help you get your personal expenses in order. This also raises a larger issue relating to financial matters lurking behind the scene. Re-evaluating your budget will help prevent more problems down the road.
If you’re a Sagittarius… don’t always follow the pack
Trying to keep friends happy could be the biggest drain on your finances, even while the lockdown is ongoing. If money is tight, beware of making extravagant promises. Some friends will seem to have more money than sense but you don’t need to follow in their footsteps.
If you’re a Capricorn… be prepared to make sacrifices
Don’t feel pressured to spend money on expensive purchases online around the 13th. If your friends or partner are forcing you to buy new things, tell them you have other ideas. You have high hopes built around money but there are significant details to be taken care of before you can achieve your goal.
If you’re an Aquarius…get ready to make some changes
Joint financial plans will need to be revised as some unexpected changes in this relationship will call for you to make adjustments. Because of this, you may have to delay the purchase of a car, computer or electronic gadget. A friend who owes you money will have more than one excuse as to why they can’t pay you back. They’re making themselves unbelievable by overstating their case.
If you’re a Pisces…be careful with your money
You’re lucky in love but you should be cautious with your cash. Think twice before responding to an exciting offer as there could be strings attached. The stars caution you against over-optimism when it comes to financial concerns. Money from a generous relative around the 14th will be intended to help you pay some bills. Don’t be so sure of your good fortune that it makes you careless. Avoid risky financial ventures as there are some very persuasive people about and you should not let them fool you.
Russell Grant is an astrology expert and regular columnist in Soul & Spirit magazine. For more information visit russellgrant.mobi