Keep your mind on your money, Aquarius, because this week you could burn it as fast as you earn it. Energetic Mars and foggy Neptune align in Pisces and your second house of finances all week, pulling you in two very different directions. Mars gets you pumped up: youll definitely be in an ambitious zone, ready to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done. Neptune, on the other hand, can cloud your judgment or make you prone to retail therapy. Together these planets could lead you down the garden path to an expensive purchase or investment that doesnt bring a great ROI. Fortunately, thoughtful Mercury joins the Pisces party from Tuesday the 5th until April 12, helping you clarify budget and fiscal strategy. How can you combine Mars get-up-and-go drive with Neptunes soulful creativity? Lets start brainstorming, says Mercury. You may want to find a more meaningful way to earn your daily bread, or add an altruistic or creative component to the work that you do. This week would be a fine time to map out your projected 2013 budget using software like mint.com, mvelopes.com or by working with a bookkeeper, financial coach or advisor. Having a clear plan in place can ease your troubled mind. If youre underearning, this is a good week to start shopping around for a new gig or to sign up for a class that fills in the holes in your resume. Of course, growing your income isnt just about tightening your belt or depriving yourself of luxury, Aquariusalthough a few such measures may be necessary this week. Visualizing abundance is also part of the equation. Check out Danielle Laportes The Desire Map, a multimedia guide to what you want most. (http://www.daniellelaporte.com/thedesiremap
); or ponder the words of Napoleon Hill in Think And Grow Rich, a guide to the law of attraction before anyone named it as such. Although most Aquarians arent materialistic (quite the contrary, you tend towards the bohemian end of the spectrum), the alignment of Mars, Mercury and Neptune sends out a planetary PSA that money is a powerful tool to work with. Sunday the 10th marks the date of your cosmic New Year. The new moon in Aquarius pushes the refresh button on your internal browser, helping you see the world with a fresh pair of eyes. This is a powerful day for planting seeds on your own behalf. What changes do you want to make in your life between now and the corresponding full moon on July 22? This is ground zero of your brand new life, Aquarius, so harness the lunar magic to get the first steps in motion. You might decide to re-brand yourself starting this weekend, too. Does your image reflect your inner reality? Be it your wardrobe, hairstyle, or professional materials, make sure they reflect the current version of you. If youve been working behind the scenes, this new moon nudges you out of hiding and into the public eye. Welcome back, Water Bearer!