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Make Better Money Decisions Using Astrology

A transit marks a moment when the course of a planet's orbit interacts with a part of your birth chart. The interaction is mathematical, geometric and contains certain energies that produce either a positive or negative effect on your life. Knowing which transits are ahead can guide us to make wiser choices—especially when it comes to money. (RELATED: See MySign's Transit Reports)

There are a few specific things that we want to consider when on the verge of big financial decisions. The most important of these would be the planet that rules your second house of money and values. To find which planet rules your second house, look at the sign on the cusp of your second house (the line between your first and second houses). The ruling planet of that sign presides over your second house (see more information about the planets and the signs they rule). If Sagittarius is on the cusp of your second house, for example, then Jupiter, Sag's ruler, governs your money zone.

Monitoring your second house's ruler can assist with a number of dollars-and-cents decisions. For instance, when your second house ruler shifts into your chart's fourth house, you might want to consider investing in real estate or selling something connected to land or home assets, since the fourth house concerns home. Likewise, when the ruler of your second house travels through your tenth house of career and success, it might bring you a promotion or raise.

In addition to tracking the movement of your second house ruler, look at the aspects made to this planet. The natal position of your second house ruler is subject to aspects from other planets. Auspicious transits—including aspects that involve benefic planets Venus, Jupiter or the Sun—can correspond with positive outcomes in your life. Negative transits, like some of those initiated by Saturn, Neptune or Pluto, could challenge your bottom line.

Let's say Saturn, the planet of discipline, was conjunct or square your second house ruler. This is a transit that happens to most people at least a dozen times in a lifetime and tells us to buckle down or conserve resources. On the plus side, a transit of Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, to your second house ruler invites risk, expansion and new investments.

But your second house ruler is not the only point on your chart that concerns money. Venus is strongly connected to our financial picture too. Keep an eye on all transits to your natal Venus in the same way you would your second house ruler. If Venus happens to be the planet that rules your second house—meaning Taurus or Libra is on the cusp of your second house—then this is doubly true.

And don't forget to keep an eye on planets that pass through your second house. For example, when dreamy Neptune transits your second house, fiscal issues might be a bit fuzzy—so it could be worth waiting before making a big move. Your 10th house, which is linked to your career, can also inform you. When a planet travels through this sector, it may influence your finances via your job. (Pro tip: Few things bode better for your work opportunities than having Jupiter in your 10th house.)

By putting this knowledge to use, you'll be better equipped to mitigate financial challenges and leap at golden opportunities. Your Personal 3-Month Day-to-Day Planner highlights the most important transits that could influence your earning potential—as well as all the other areas about your life. Find out how to get yours today!

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