You are likely to dig yourself a bit of a hole around the 5th. The start of the month is deceptively sweet and sugary, with the emphasis on socializing and get-togethers, but the end of the second week may see you trying very hard to disentangle yourself from an awkward situation or moment. A good tactic is to count to ten before promising anything.
Cash matters come under the spotlight after the 17th. If money looks strong on the 15th, or you enjoy a lucky win, then avoid spending it, because by the end of the month your cash reserves could see a dramatic dip.