Astrology | The Sunday Times Rich List

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Sunday Times Rich List
Richard Branson
King of Disks

OK – this isn’t strictly speaking TAROT, but I’m making it into a tarot post by the end, so keep reading!

The Sunday Times Rich List (Britain and Ireland) actually looked at the birth signs of the top 1000 earners (where known).  It makes for interesting reading:

Gemini        116
Aquarius      93
Libra            82

Total Air signs   291

Pisces         91
Scorpio      71
Cancer       88

Total Water signs  250

Taurus      98
Virgo        89
Capricorn 90

Total Earth signs 277

Aries            96
Leo             106
Sagittarius 102

Total Fire signs 304

Best performing individual sign Gemini – the Air sign – The dare-devil with mental agility…… the Knight of Swords!

Worst performing individual sign Scorpio – Water sign – The diplomatic, empathetic…….. King of Cups.

With a total of 1122 signs being considered (some of the top earners are in bands or partnerships, which causes there to be so many actual birth dates to consider)

Fire signs 27%
Earth signs 25%
Water signs 22%
Air signs 26%       (all figs rounded up/down to nearest whole no)

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the assertive ‘Yang’ signs of Wands and Swords are the biggest earners with 53% of the overall swag bag.   The ‘Yin’ suits of Earth and Water on 47%.

The relationship-focussed suit of Cups has the fewest high earners in the top 1000 …..

The suit traditionally associated with the making and keeping of wealth, Pentacles, performs next worst (or third best, depending on how you look at it!)

What do you think? Time for Pentacles to hang up their crowns as the money guys?  A load of old tosh?!


Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....

6 Comments

Alison · 13th May 2016 at 8:43 am

It's only the Sun signs though, right? It would be interesting to see the results using total elemental and triplicity (cardinal-fixed-mutable)scores! Or even comparing Ascendants (just as important as the Sun sign!).

    Alison Cross · 13th May 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Well, if you are looking for a project, I'm sure that you could get your paws on a copy of The Rich List and ascertain their DOBs and get that info together. A long project! 😀

Ania · 12th May 2016 at 3:55 pm

Dang! I'm letting the Gemini side down 🙁

Unknown · 29th April 2016 at 10:57 am

The statistician in me wants to know each f these differences are significant. It would also be good to plot it according to season as summer babies do worse in life generally !

Bonnie Cehovet · 27th April 2016 at 1:57 pm

I was surprised that the Earth signs in general were not better represented. I wonder if we looked at this same thing from 50 years ago, if we would see a big difference in representation.

    Alison Cross · 27th April 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Might be entirely different in 12 months, never mind 50 years, Bonnie 😀

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