Hello, my darlings! The New Moon arrives in Pisces on March 6. And you know what this means — it’s time to encourage our creative and healing efforts in order to position ourselves for ABUNDANCE.
The astrologically gifted can use the special gifts of their sun, rising, and moon placements to channel this abundance into their own financial lives.
You’ve heard me say this before and I’ll say it again: Money! Isn’t! Real!
But what’s real is the life force of abundance that flows around us, passing energy between all living beings. Here’s how to use your astrological gifts when asking for a raise.
Aries (March 21 — April 19)
You’ve got a MASSIVE ego, but this is one time where it comes in handy. You can rely on your trailblazing nature to bring you into a leadership position, and that’s worth being compensated for HEAVILY. Beware of your competitive and bossy tendencies, which are more likely to rear their heads in a vulnerable conversation about money and worth. (This goes double for Aries women — you don’t want your boss to think you’re being a shrill bitch!!!) You know your fire has a tendency to burn — just don’t set your chances for a promotion ablaze.
Taurus (April 20 — May 20)
As the most loyal (and — let’s be honest — irritatingly stubborn!) of the signs, your biggest in-office strength is your commitment. Reflect on the times where you’ve stuck it out through a difficult project, even when you thought the idea was trash to begin with. These are the skills your boss should be recognizing you for, and I’m sure the examples are ample. As a lush for luxury and comfort, use that material girl nature as an internal motivator in a salary conversation. You can’t afford those annual girls’ trips to St. Croix and the mattress of your dreams in your current tax bracket, darling!
Gemini (May 21 — June 20)
Most would call you two-faced, but you’re probably convinced you just have a lot of character. Use that ego and confidence to see a salary negotiation as another communications challenge for you to conquer. You have so many passions that your boss only has a vague idea of what you’re actually good at, so just pick two or three projects you’re really proud of and make sure you explain them in detail. And please, stop trying to check your text messages every time there’s a lull in the conversation. I know you think no one can tell but your boss definitely notices all the time you spend staring blank-faced into your crotch.
Cancer (June 21 — July 22)
Two words: feelings power. Your capacity for emotional depth is your greatest strength in the workplace. You know what your coworkers and managers are feeling even better than they do, and you’re an old pro at twisting your feelings and those of others to get what you want. Use your emotional awareness to tap into the issues that you think will show your employer why you deserve to be paid more. And if that doesn’t work, just start crying! You’re probably going to anyway.
Leo (July 23 — August 22)
Like your fire sign siblings, your gigantic personality and charisma make you naturally well-poised for a salary negotiation. Beware of your ravenous appetite for new experiences, people, and — yes — money (it’s not real!). You have a loud roar that — when left unchecked — can scare good things away (remember what happened with your ex??). As someone who loves lots of praise, meetings like these are usually a great opportunity to stroke that big ol’ ego of yours! Don’t miss this chance to make your boss tell you all the things they like about your work.
Virgo (August 23 — September 22)
Your natural strengths in serving others and being completely, neurotically detail-oriented are sure to serve you well when it comes to asking for a raise. You’ve probably already documented all of your most important professional moments in a color-coded spreadsheet, including a column that tracks the return on investment for your employer! Don’t be afraid to let your guard down a bit during the conversation and show your boss why you deserve more from a personal and emotional perspective. You’ve got some feelings down there somewhere! (I think!?)
Libra (September 23 — October 22)
As the sign of the scales, you also have a strong sense of fairness and justice and have probably made an impact on office culture by calling out opportunities for your employer to be more equitable. Mention these moments when telling your employer about the value you bring to your role, even if they’re not a part of your formal job description. Speaking of things that aren’t in your job description — don’t think I don’t know about how much time you spend gossipping around the proverbial water cooler. Keep your conversational skills in check and do some actual work every once and a while — your charm is only going to get you so far when it comes to asking for more dollars in the bank, darling.
Scorpio (October 23 — November 21)
To be honest, you scare me a little. And you probably scare your boss, too. Use that trademark intensity, focus, and sensitivity to manipulate your way into a bigger paycheck. Scorpios are naturally drawn to darkness, so it’s not a bad idea to wear an all-black power outfit to an important meeting like this. You’re also the sign most likely to sleep with your boss, so if all else fails that might be worth trying.
Sagittarius (November 22 — December 21)
As a cheerful and confident big spirit, you’re no stranger to pursuing big goals, even if you don’t actually have the skills to deliver on them. You’re likely working on several important projects that others (read: Tauruses and Virgos) thought were a bad idea. If you’ve been able to successfully fake it and make it, tell your boss how well things went and don’t mention the fact that you didn’t really know what you were doing the whole time! We know Sags are pretty legendarily horrible at keeping their commitments, so try not to mention all those things you said you’d do that are not quite — er, might never be — done.
Capricorn (December 22 — January 19)
As an old soul who likes to play by the rules, you’ve probably convinced yourself this is still 1952 and you need to wait for The Man to tell you when you deserve a raise. Not so, you righteous old goat! Challenge yourself to stretch beyond your comfort zone and ask for the compensation you deserve for all that work you’re doing! You work vigorously and tenaciously, often on several projects at once. (Do you even remember the last time you saw your family and friends?) You deserve this raise (and probably some time off to go with it). But for the love of God Herself please stop telling everyone about how busy or burned out you are all the time — it’s not our fault you love being a martyr.
Aquarius (January 20 — February 18)
You’ve got a singular style of work and leadership that makes you stand out on any team. (We get it! You’re unique!) You’re already mindful of what skills set you apart from others, so use a salary conversation as an opportunity to highlight the value your authentic contributions bring to a company. You’re so future-oriented that most people think you’re a little spacey and weird, but that also means you can probably foresee challenges and opportunities that will impact your role. Just be sure to hide your Burning Man Instagram stories from your coworkers. Jennifer from HR and Ryan in Accounting don’t need to see you riding a bike topless while on molly in the middle of the desert, even if it was a very transformational experience for you.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
As the sign most prone to addiction, it’s worth considering workaholism. This will probably save you a lot of time (and money that you would have spent on rehab!) and can reap great benefits for you professionally. You have a tendency to go with the flow, opening up your heart to intense creativity, empathy, and compassion. These are both your greatest strengths and your biggest downfalls. Try not to get lost in the agendas of others, especially your co-worker Mark who’s actually out to sabotage you but who you’ve convinced yourself wants to be your friend (he does not want to be your friend!!!).
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And remember — Money! Isn’t! Real!
This was an assignment for a writing class focused on testing out new voices. I decided to combine two voices I mostly love and a little bit loathe — horoscope readings and business books. For writing that’s actually in my own voice, check out pieces like this and this.