We are all comfortable with different levels of risk. Some people are able to bet everything – playing with everything from their careers and relationships to their money and physical assets – while others can barely bring themselves to buy a $1 scratch. According to astrologers, this trait may be written in the stars – and representatives of certain horoscope signs may be more prone to it than others. To help you find out if you’re one of them, we asked astrology experts to tell us about the biggest players in the zodiac, from beta bettors to misguided bettors. If you see your sign on this list, you might want to cut back on those trips to the casino or decrease the number of bets you take in your daily life. Your future and your funds could depend on it.
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This sensitive and empathetic sign is not attracted to dice or cards. Instead, they play with life-changing decisions. “While other signs base their decisions on logic and hard evidence, Pisces relies on instinct and intuition,” says Charlotte Kirsten, professional astrologer and founder of the astrology and esotericism blog Typiquement d’actualité. “If something feels that’s right, Pisces will follow him for sure…even if logically it doesn’t make much sense.”
Unfortunately, Kirsten notes that these bets don’t always pay off. And when that happens — in the form of a real gamer — Pisces doesn’t often have a plan B. it doesn’t pan out,” she says. “If you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist…does it?”
Scorpios live for drama. And when there isn’t, they tend to create some to spice things up, unless they choose a risk- or gamble-oriented career. “A Scorpio might become a crisis manager, reigniting businesses on the brink of destruction,” says Alice Alta, resident astrologer for the Futurio horoscope application. “Or, it could be a professional in a risky environment: investment firm, forex market, fire department, police station, lifeguard division, or military.”
Choosing a career path that involves a fair amount of risk can help them avoid looking for it in their personal relationships. Then, “their perilous tendencies may weaken,” Alta says. A win for drama-focused Scorpio.
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Sagittarius is known for making big decisions on a whim. And some of those decisions, it turns out, can be considered gambles. “This freedom-seeking archer thrives on risk and uses it as a form of self-discovery; constantly testing his own boundaries and limits,” says Kirsten. “Although driven by ambition, Sagittarians are able to go with the flow effortlessly and can put aside a lot of unnecessary stress that comes from overthinking.”
Much of this instinct is due to the fact that the sign is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance. “Sags see possibilities everywhere, which leads to a lot of impulsive decisions,” says Kirsten. “If that means booking a one-way ticket to bet on love or moving to a new country based on a hunch, so be it.” It’s no wonder they’re also considered the luckiest sign.
The sign of Twins is ruled by Mercury, the planet of speed and adaptability. They are quick and smart, and not afraid to jump on business opportunities that could make them big bucks.
“That also includes gambling,” says Kirsten. “Geminis can quickly find themselves at the big money tables, placing big bets on even bigger prizes, earning them the label of ‘high rollers’.” However, Kirsten notes that their dual nature comes into play here in a not-so-big way. “They may come to regret their hasty decisions once they’ve had time to think about them,” she says.
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You already knew this sign was smart, and it may not come as a shock to you that their talents also apply to gambling and betting. “A game is a source of new and exhilarating emotions and experiences for them and an Aquarius may even use games to develop their intuition; for example, playing…poker and placing bets,” Alta explains. “These innovators might find pleasure in coming up with theories about how to [create] casino tricks or apply a winning strategy.”
Unfortunately, they sometimes go too far. According to Alta, an addiction can emerge if this sign is bored and nothing but gambling no longer excites them. As long as they keep things interesting in their daily life, however, they should be able to control this tendency.
Uranus, the planet responsible for a person’s tendency to gamble, is at the expense of Leo. According to Alta, this makes them extremely likely to pick up the habit. “Leos are, on the whole, associated with play, entertainment, theater, etc., and they tend to live their lives as if they were playing a game,” she says. “A Leo’s connection to play is sacred, and even as they grow older they continue to cherish fun above all else, like a child.” As with Aquarius, however, this can lead to addiction, especially if a Leo hasn’t found social recognition in other areas of life.
This love of games is combined with a pursuit of money. “Leos believe they are born among the best of the best and that life should be luxurious and fruitful for them,” Alta says. “They can dream of a lavish life even if they earn little money.” So if a Leo hasn’t created a successful career, they can turn to casinos or lottery cards to see if they can hit that jackpot. And no, they don’t care that they haven’t “earned” it.