While no sign has a monopoly on money, some signs may be more driven to earn than others. In fact, a CareerBuilder.com survey found that Scorpio, Leo, Taurus and Cancer natives were most likely to earn $100,000 or more annually—supporting what we already know about these members of the zodiac. For example, money is associated with the second and eighth astrological houses, which are ruled by Taurus and Scorpio, so it’s no surprise that both of these signs top CareerBuilder’s list. (For real-life examples, take a look at the deep pockets of Scorpio Bill Gates and Taurus Mark Zuckerberg.)
Venus-ruled Taurus tends to covet the most beautiful, refined products money can buy. Settling for the mediocre is completely unacceptable for a Bull. They may feel the need to rack up greenbacks to afford a life of luxury, and they’ll persevere in order to achieve the level of comfort, security and stability they desire. Bulls also have a knack for managing money, which doesn’t hurt their earning potential.
Though opposite Taurus on the zodiac wheel, Scorpio is equally invested in the good life. This sign wants to delve into whatever heightens an emotional experience, which may include material items, like a fast car, top-shelf champagne or extravagant vacations. And with Scorpio’s innate investing abilities and trademark drive, they are on track to turn even their loftiest aspirations into reality.
A typical Leo needs to be noticed and adored—which could come with a hefty price tag. They may be inspired to make big bucks in order to fund their cutting-edge wardrobe, lavish dinners, generous gifts and other pursuits that help them maintain the spotlight. At the same time, Leo’s natural leadership abilities might make their rise to the top of a Fortune 500 company—and rapid wealth accumulation—a little easier.
A desire for domestic bliss and security often motivates Cancer to rake in the dough. Crabs live for the opportunity to tend their own garden, host Thanksgiving dinner and provide for a family. Home ownership usually marks the pinnacle of success and happiness for this sign, which is no cheap ordeal. But with this sign’s characteristic work ethic and ambition, there’s no mystery why they often achieve it (and then some).
CareerBuilder also found that Aquarius and Capricorn were at the bottom of the list of earners, as the signs most likely to net $35,000 or less a year. Aquarians tend to follow their ideals, so they might gravitate toward public service or humanitarian positions with moderate salaries. Similarly, for Capricorn a job’s prestige is as important as the pay, so they may find themselves in academia or at the helm of a nonprofit.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that Aquarius and Capricorn natives can’t be successful. Billionaire Aquarians Oprah Winfrey and Michael Bloomberg certainly haven’t been hindered in the earning department, and Capricorns LeBron James and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos would probably object to being lumped at the bottom as well. It goes to show you that your sign doesn’t have to limit your earning power, but it can give you some insight into the most fulfilling path for you.