The Zodiac Signs That Can Never Resist An Impulse Buy

Regarding money, there are two types of people in this world: The savers and the spenders. It's often easy to determine which of these two groups someone belongs to when spending a day at a shopping center with them. For instance, if you go shopping with someone and they have fun looking around but only purchase items they genuinely need, that person is likely a saver.


On the other hand, if the person seems to buy multiple items they don't necessarily need from every store you hit, they're likely a super spender. Looking more specifically at the spender category, we also have the impulsive spender subcategory: The individuals who spend their money without planning to do so beforehand or thinking about whether or not that purchase will be a good idea.

Someone's zodiac sign can also help you determine whether they're an impulsive spender — because astrologers believe that some signs have personality traits that make them more prone to impulsive purchases. Before we further discuss the topic, we should make it clear that we're not judging savers, spenders, or impulsive spenders — all three have their pros and cons. We're simply informing you why the Taurus, Aries, Libra, and Aquarius signs are the most likely to be impulsive with spending money.


You can't expect a Taurus to turn down anything luxury

You might be surprised to see Taurus on this list — as Taurus is an earth sign with birthdays between April 20 and May 20 — and earth signs are famously pragmatic. But that otherwise-sensible earth sign mindset will not stop a Taurus from splurging on something fancy without thinking. "Taurus rules the second house of the Zodiac, which is all about material things," Leah Goldberg, a psychic, tarot card reader, and pro astrologer, told Best Life. Thus, it's typically a Taurus instinct to buy every luxurious item they can afford.


While the Virgo and Capricorn earth signs will be more likely to draw a fine line between "needs" and "wants" in a shopping environment, a luxury-hungry Taurus will likely think of what those other signs see as "wants" as Taurus "needs." For instance, other zodiac signs might see a designer dress, an expensive bottle of wine, or a limited spot on a beachy getaway and acknowledge that these luxuries are lovely but unnecessary. However, a Taurus will often desire them enough to make the splurge within the blink of an eye.

An Aries is typically impulsive in every way

Born between March 21 and April 19, the Aries fire sign is super impulsive and tends to make fast decisions with no regrets. "A lot of them allow themselves permission to just be in charge and live their lives to the fullest ... [Aries] don't really hone in on the failure of how something could go—like, they will take the risk if they want to take the risk," Monisha Holmes, the astrologer and social worker who founded Black Women Being, told Well + Good. Expect any Aries you meet to apply that somewhat carefree mindset to every aspect of their life, including spending.


Since a typical Aries likely won't think about the consequences of any of their actions, they may not recognize the dangers of overspending when they see something they want. With a "YOLO" attitude, an Aries will likely discover an item they think looks cool and just buy it that second without remembering how much money is in their bank account or considering whether they'll still feel the same way about what they purchased three weeks later.

Libras can be vain, which may lead to impulsive shopping

Despite their extensive list of lovely qualities, Libra is undoubtedly one of the vainest zodiac signs. People belonging to the Libra air sign have birthdays from September 23 to October 22 and tend to obsess over beauty. "When it comes to spending, they're going to want to spend on anything that makes them look good, feel good, or have status, so they'll be drawn to luxury brands and anything aesthetically pleasing," Maria Sofia Marmanides, astrologer, tarot reader, and intuitive, told Well + Good


Unlike the Aries sign that would probably make the most random impulsive purchases, Libras won't make impulsive purchases on just anything — only items related to beauty, fashion, style, and decoration. For example, most Libras probably would have no interest in splurging on a new video game.

However, if someone belonging to this often-superficial sign is out shopping and spots an expensive new ring light, makeup product, home decoration, or any other item they believe will make them or any aspect of their life look better, Libra will probably decide they need to have it whether they can afford it or not — even if they didn't necessarily plan on making that purchase.

Aquarius can't resist spending on other people

Finally, there's the Aquarius air sign, born between January 20 and February 18. But this zodiac sign will typically impulsively buy for different reasons than the other signs previously mentioned on this list: An Aquarius will be more likely to impulsively purchase something for someone other than themself. In other words, people belonging to the Aquarius sign tend to be so generous that they can't resist spending money on gifts for other people.


"Aquarians have a strong sense of social justice and a desire to make the world a better place," astrologer and tarot expert Matthias Dettmann told PureWow. "They are often involved in humanitarian causes and care deeply about the welfare of others."

Therefore, while Aquarius won't typically see something and think, "I need to treat myself," they might see an item that they think someone they know would appreciate and feel the need to buy it for them, even if there's no gift-giving occasion anytime soon. Furthermore, you can expect an Aquarius to splurge on items that donate part of the profits to charity, even if the Aquarius doesn't need the actual product — they just may not be able to resist the charitable action.