We all have different needs and natural abilities when it comes to money management. Our natal charts give us hints about what these are and how to best work with them. Ever wonder why managing money seems so hard? Perhaps it’s that your method doesn’t quite match your natural inclinations! The descriptions below may help you realize a tweak or two you can make to your current habits so that you can maximize your money management potential.
Find your *RISING* sign, below (NOT your Sun sign!) to read about the money management methods that most likely align to the 2nd House of Finances in your chart. If you’re not sure what your rising sign is, use this short tutorial to find out.
Money Making & Management by Rising Sign
If you are an Aries rising, you have Taurus in the 2nd House. This indicates an affinity for richness and a natural ability in managing resources. You may prefer quality items or even luxury. You may earn money through ‘earthy’ pursuits, such as working with stone, wood, or plants, or through work with beauty or the voice. You may desire to earn more than a decent living so that you feel extra stable in your personal resources. It may feel risky to trust in other people for joint ventures, so be sure to build up your own investments, first. Your Venus placement will tell you more about your monetary inclinations.
With your 2nd House in Gemini, you may have more than one income stream- or at least more than one interest in how to make money. Changing careers at some point seems more likely than for most—or toggling back and forth between your favorites, unable to ‘decide’ on only one. It’s possible that your spending habits are a bit ‘scattered’ and that you end up spending money on your many interests. A good way for you to manage money may be through talking out your strategy with someone ahead of time. Your Mercury placement will further enlighten how you earn and manage money.
Your 2nd House in Cancer is ruled by the Moon, meaning that you may cycle through various feelings about spending, saving, and earning money. You may make your money through some kind of caring profession, such as nursing or counseling. Whatever your trade, you approach it from an emotional standpoint and may even be the ‘caretaker’ in the room, wherever your work takes place (whether virtually or in-
person). You may spend depending on your mood. In fact, it could be an interesting case study for you more than most to track your spending through the moon signs! (You could adapt my FREE Moon Tracking Template for this purpose!) Your Moon placement will have more to say about your financial ins and outs.
Your 2nd House is in Leo, indicating that you could make money through creative self expression, or being somehow 'in the light’. Not restricted to art forms, this could present as being a spokesperson for a company or focusing on presentation, whether through technology, branding, or something else. You may really love your work and have fun doing what you do. You may feel strongly that the money you make is *your* money, and feel very proud of it. You may enjoy status symbol sorts of possessions. The placement of your Sun (your ‘Sun Sign) will further elucidate your money management style!
Virgo in the 2nd House may mean that you are very ‘thrifty’ and can ‘make do’ with few resources. You may earn your money by way of service work, whether that is teaching, organizing behind-the-scenes, or otherwise focusing on upkeep and systems. Having sincere particularity about what kind of work you do is possible. It may help you manage your money to keep a record of it so you can see overall patterns over time and make any necessary adjustments. It may even help to create separate physical allotments of money, such as one does when using envelopes of cash to help with budgeting (rather than using ‘pretend’ money, like credit cards). Your Mercury placement will describe your financial particulars even further.
Your 2nd House of earning and managing money is in Libra, which could support some kind of 1-on-1 work and/or work in: hospitality, beauty, social issues, or even law/justice. You may especially appreciate working with a partner or closely with clients. It may help you immensely to find yourself an accountability buddy where financial planning and personal budgeting or savings goals are concerned. Be sure to team up with someone who shares similar values to you for the greatest chance at success. The placement of your Venus will tell you more about your inclinations and preferences.
Scorpio in the 2nd House often indicates earning money by way of working with other people's money, doing some kind of counseling, or perhaps some kind of 'taboo' work. Even something fairly commonplace, but related to matters that are usually private could be indicated, such as being a lactation counselor. Deep research or other private work on behalf of others could also show up here. Your typical money management style could seem a bit impulsive or chaotic, even, and may benefit from discovering what greater passion motivates you toward healthy use of funds in order to get there. Your Mars placement will describe further the nature of your earning and spending proclivities.
With your 2nd House in Sagittarius, you may value a sense of freedom in your work. You may earn money by working with other cultures, belief systems, animals, or otherwise championing a cause. Your work may be a means to an end such as travel or other kinds of ‘adventures’. You may be quite a spender and have luck with money, but if you want to grow it, you’ll want to find a way that seems fun or works on its own without much input from you. Perhaps re-investing any unexpected income will turn out to be highly profitable over time. The placement and condition of your Jupiter will tell you more.
With Capricorn in your 2nd House, you may feel you can get by on very little, but you also know that if you play your cards right, you won’t have to. You may earn a living by either being your own boss or by plugging into a larger, long-standing institution. When it comes to money, you tend to save by conserving where you can so that you can spend on things that really matter to you and that will also stand the test of time. When considering money matters, you may take a long view and work little by little to get there. You may also find your personal income supplemented with family funds. To dig deeper into your monetary management, consider your Saturn placement.
Your 2nd house of Money is in Aquarius, so could relate to work that is future-thinking, humanitarian, fashion-focused, and even technologically-based. Whatever it is, you feel (or want to feel, anyway) part of a team doing exciting things. Money may seem very logical to you and you may not have very strong feelings around it, as some do. A one page spreadsheet may be all you need to manage your finances- or perhaps you simply track it all in your mind and know exactly what goes where. Either that, or you are incredibly scattered, like an absent-minded professor, when it comes to money, but it seems to work out for you, anyway—though, that doesn’t necessarily lessen the stress you might feel about having ‘enough’. Look to your Saturn for more information as to the nuances of your earning and spending preferences and potentials.
Your 2nd House is in Pisces, which may give you a bit of a feeling that ‘your money is my money’, since all money seems to be one great thing. It may be easier for you to imagine making gobs more money than other people imagine--without really worrying about where it will come from--it will just come! You may be very generous with your giving, enough so that you could keep track for tax purposes. It could help you to manage your money to get creative about how you track your spending (visual graphs?) or to have a sweet money-centric ritual that you perform monthly or weekly. You are not too concerned about money most of the time, though you do like your ‘creature comforts’ and value pretty things. Look to Jupiter in your chart for more nuance.
With your 2nd House in Aries, you may earn money through exciting work that is very active. There may even be a competitive aspect to it, and you may take a thrill to constant variety or pressure. It’s possible that you are a rather impulsive spender and may begin numerous money management regimes without really sticking to them. One way to improve your financial skills may be to tie them together with physical activity, like going running with your financial advisor, or listening to money podcasts while on a daily walk or out in the garden. You may feel like a ‘baby’ when it comes to money, so working to develop your skills until you could even call yourself a ‘leader’ of sorts could be a goal worth considering. Look to your Mars placement for further insights.
When you take your whole chart into consideration, you can fine-tune the tendencies mentioned here even further. This is just the beginning! For insights that are even more personalized, join me in Career in Your Chart, a three part class that starts super soon!
May you create, maintain, and enjoy all of the personal resources you need and desire, in the greatest good for all.