Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you woke up one day and were extremely stinkin’ rich?
Like, if you never had to worry about money, you could buy all the expensive toys you wanted, donate all your money to charity, take care of your family and friends for life, never have to worry about debt again. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
But getting rich isn’t something that happens overnight — not all the time, at least.
If you’re lucky enough to win the lottery, that’s one thing, but oftentimes, if you want to get rich, you’ve gotta work hard for it. More than just working hard, though, you also have to have a little bit of luck on your side.
You might have a groundbreaking idea or product, but if you don’t network with the right people, take some risks, and make the right moves, it might never happen for you. It’s harsh, but think of some people who are rich because they already know someone who can help them get their foot in the door.
That isn’t to say that getting rich is impossible. In fact, if you have the right set of skills or be a part of a power couple. Then, you can accomplish anything.
And for some people — depending on their astrology sign — it’s even easier to get rich because they already have these skills.
Of course, I can’t say for sure how long they’ll keep their wealth, or spend all their money. Maybe they’ll end up like crazy party animals a la “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but being able to get that cash is more within reach than it is for other signs.
For those signs, their zodiac sign isn’t as forgiving. The signs least likely to get rich are the ones who have a hard time making important decisions, stepping over a few people on their way up the ladder to success, and generally don’t know what it takes to get that money.
That’s not to say they don’t have other skills, but getting rich? Not in the cards for them.
If that describes your zodiac sign, don’t get discouraged. You might be better at actually handling the money and being in charge of making sure these new millionaires don’t spend it all in one day.
And if not, being a millionaire’s best friend probably comes with a few perks. But until you can cozy up to them, you have to know which zodiac signs are most to least likely to get rich first.
Zodiac Signs Most Likely To Be Rich, Ranked
1. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo, you do what no one else can: you predict success. You often keep a level head when making decisions, and you know that with patience and the right amount of effort, anyone can succeed.
Instead of limiting yourself to doing the bare minimum, you find something that you are most interested in and put all of your effort into making it work for you.
As a Virgo, you know success isn’t about reinventing the wheel; it’s about improving what’s already out there. Maybe you discover a cure or write a book or create an invention, but you aren’t afraid to thank all those before you that helped give you a starting point.
This humble attitude — combined with a penchant for accomplishing your goals (it does give you a rush of adrenaline, doesn’t it?) —makes it easy to see why you’re most likely to get rich.
2. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
To the outsider, people see you as a little erratic and maybe not as reliable as you could be. But to your family and friends, Scorpio, you’re seen as someone who is destined for greatness.
As a Scorpio, you are very intuitive; you know how to follow your heart instead of just your brain, which often takes you to places you’ve never considered before. You see the world differently, but you know not to get your head caught in the clouds for too long.
Scorpios are generally very trustworthy, so if you and your BFF are looking for a groundbreaking way to get rich together, they can be reassured that you won’t flake on them when things get tough.
However, anyone who wants to get involved with your schemes to get rich need to trust that your intuitiveness isn’t just talk, there’s follow-through, too.
3. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
As a Leo, you know the importance of sticking to your guns and not giving up just because someone doesn’t agree with you. Everything you do in life is deliberate, which means that you don’t just invest your time in something for the heck of it.
Leos are very instinctual and will trust their gut when making big decisions. You’re also very creative, Leo, which means your opportunities to get rich are endless.
You might take a page out of an admired celebrity of yours’ book and try a few different things to get that money, but however you do it, it’s obvious that you’ve got more than a few ideas bouncing around your head. You aren’t one to bring a lot of people onboard your ideas, though.
Leos don’t like to ride anyone’s coattails to success in the first place, so they hope others respect them wanting to succeed on their own.
4. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
If anyone embodies the phrase “work hard, play hard” best, it’s you, Taurus. You understand the value of hard work, but you also know that play is just as important.
If you are making the effort to get paid, you want to enjoy the time you have to reap the benefits of being rich. That said, your success story isn’t going to be an easy one.
Taurus, you may be stubborn to a fault, but this is actually a blessing in disguise. Instead of giving up at the first sign of trouble, you never give up.
A lot of people might call you crazy or try to tell you that you’re wasting your time, but pushing despite failure only makes your success that much sweeter. This is especially true if you want to be an inspiration for others (and who doesn’t?) because, one day, you’ll have a lot of people looking up to you and admiring your success.
5. Capricorn (December 20 – January 19)
In typical Capricorn fashion, you consider every angle of something in life before making a decision. You are not the type of person to make a silly mistake and just shrug it off. Instead, you pride yourself in being someone that makes decisions with your head, not your heart.
This might seem cold or too unemotional for some, but the proof is proof enough; you know how to get results, Capricorn.
If you’re going to get rich, you know that nothing screams “success” more than being smart. You can’t expect to throw money at everything and hope something works out for you, right? No! Instead, you map out what’s worked for you in the past and what hasn’t, and planned accordingly.
This isn’t to say you can’t get creative every once in a while, but as a Capricorn, you’re much more comfortable doing things with intelligence and brain rather than feelings and emotions.
6. Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Aries, your ambition is going to take you very far in life — but you knew that already, didn’t you? Your ability to make it happen, as Tim Gunn would say, means you know what it takes to make some serious dough.
You don’t often ask your friends and family to get in on the action, though, since you know that no one works better with an Aries than an Aries.
If you want to get rich, you really need to put your mind to it. I’m not saying that you’re flaky or lazy, but with so many balls in the air at once, you really need to make sure that you’re prioritizing the right things.
The best way to do this is to make your job your favorite thing in the world. If you love acting, if you want to be a model, if you want to invent the next best thing, use that as your motivation to get things done.
As an Aries, you don’t often have time to play around, which is why loving your work makes getting rich feel like an accomplishment and a party.
7. Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Aquarius, you are that mid-point where your success could go either way. In any case, you’ll end up successful, yes, but if you want to get rich, too, you need to play your cards right. Being an innovative and original person definitely helps.
You will often be the first person to try something new or actually figure out how to reinvent the wheel. But you can also be cautious of who to trust with your new ideas and not know how to make things happen for yourself.
It might be a good idea to go into something with a partner, but that can make you nervous, too. As an Aquarius, you feel like you’re the only one who truly gets what you’re trying to do or who you want to be in life.
So to have someone else step in and possibly take the limelight away from you can be a deal-breaker. Unless you totally trust someone to help you get rich, it might not ever happen for you. Remember, asking for help isn’t a bad thing.
8. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 19)
Sagittarius, you aren’t the first one to jump at the chance for help, especially with something as important and life changing as getting rich, so becoming the next millionaire doesn’t look like it’s going to happen for you.
The idea of being tied to a partner or not being able to let your creativity flow freely will deter you from even just trying it before saying no.
Your inability to want to work with others and possibly even let them control some of the decisions can make you seem very flighty, even if you usually aren’t.
You’d rather be the lone wolf that surprises everyone with the amount of success you can achieve, but you forget that networking and collaborating are huge parts to getting rich.
You might try your own way for a while, but I can’t promise that it’ll turn out the way you want it to; you’ll need to follow through to know for sure.
9. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
As a Cancer, you so badly want to make a difference in the world, but not for the same reasons as everyone else. Your idea of being successful has nothing to do with getting rich, which is probably a good thing as you aren’t exactly prepared for what it takes to get rich (sorry, not sorry).
To make it big, you often need to get yourself out of your comfort zone, which is a big no-no for you.
Cancer, you are very wary of those “get rich quick” schemes, even if your best friend is telling you it’s legit. You are super skeptical and suspicious, and would rather give up an opportunity you know nothing about and, instead, make a safer choice.
Sometimes, getting rich means taking risks and seizing the moment, but that’s not your thing. You will make a name for yourself, no doubt about that, but without all that money attached to your success.
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10. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Many people will tell you that your head is too much in the clouds for you to find success, Pisces, but that’s only because you like weighing your options.
This might be good in some situations, like when you have to decide whether or not to take that new job, but it can also be detrimental to your success, like when you have the opportunity to move somewhere new and start over, but instead worry too much about the consequences.
When it comes to the prospect of getting rich, you turn wishy-washy. In other situations, you can either be fearful or overly trusting, but when it comes to taking risks and trying something new, you’re somehow both.
You want to be a part of something innovative and revolutionary, but you worry that things will turn sour fast. You want to wow yourself with what you can do in life, but you worry that you’re going against your instincts. If you ask me, this is too much overthinking for it to work out for you.
11. Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Libra, you will find your place in the world, but it won’t be with the rich and famous. You have the ability to be happy and make a difference, no matter what you do in life, but you need to stop being so critical.
As a Libra, you can either be very balanced or you can be all over the place. Your criticism ranges from your own abilities to do something great and the outside world’s abilities to lend you a hand when you need help.
You often shy away from opportunities that involve some risk and trusting your instincts because you’re afraid you’ll let yourself down and never get rich.
And instead of asking for help or looking for some tips, you automatically believe that no one will be able to point you in the right direction. These self-deprecating thoughts can be toxic, Libra, but you need to get out of your head before you can try again.
Getting rich isn’t easy, but if you go into it with nothing but negative thoughts, it’ll never work out.
12. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, you might think your knack for being indecisive about everything only ranges from deciding what to wear today to what to make for dinner, but you are sadly mistaken.
You can be very hesitant to take a chance or make a big decision, which not everyone has time for. Instead of being a spontaneous, “trust your gut” type of person, you take a lot of time weighing the pros and cons of everything.
This can be a good trait to have, especially if you want to make informed decisions in life, but some things are meant to be spontaneous. By hesitating before every choice, you’re giving someone else the chance to sneak in and take what’s rightfully yours.
Not everyone plays fair when it comes to making money, but sometimes, that’s the only way to play. If you want to be known as the submissive person who can’t stick up for themselves and make things happen, keep doing what you’re doing.
If you want to be successful, take notes from successful people.
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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She’s passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.