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With only one month left in the year to go, there's a whole lot to get done and little time to do it. Avoid burn out and making hasty decisions though. This week, astrologer Joan Porte takes all the guesswork out of planning the wedding for you and tells you exactly what tasks to tackle.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in organized and structured Capricorn right now so focus that intense Aries energy on making all of those lists you know you need to get done but just haven't had the time or patience to work on. Don't procrastinate, as you're well aware of how fast Mars moves.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Aren't you lucky that the goddess of love, Venus, rules you? Right now, she is cuddling close to Ceres, the planet that symbolizes the giving and receiving of nurture. Why not plan a pre-holiday girls' day for your bridal party to make sure everyone is in good spirits and on the same page when it comes to all things wedding?
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
With your ruler, Mercury, conjuncting the Sun, your charisma is in high gear this week. It's the perfect time to strike up a conversation with that caterer you're simply dying to book or work your charm on the band or DJ you'd be stoked to have play at your wedding. It will be hard for them to say no.
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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
No pouting allowed this week! Although you may be prone to sulking when things don't go your way, try to suck it up because your ruler, the Moon, is in fiery Aries and sitting close to unpredictable Uranus. Also, if you and your sweetie are hoping to plan a last-minute ski trip to get away from all the wedding planning madness, this may not be the best time as Aries and Uranus are both a bit accident-prone so keep that in mind.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Leo, you always know what you want, and now that the Sun is firmly in Sagittarius, the wanderer, there is no better time to plan the exotic honeymoon you've been dreaming of forever. Let your creative mind take hold and think big.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Sometimes you'd rather go into hiding than have to deal with the stress and details of planning a wedding (there's so much to be done!). However, with your ruler, Vesta, deep into Sagittarius right now, you can let yourself be a bit more gregarious. Put those social skills to work, and call up multiple vendors to get quotes. Then negotiate a great deal to receive the absolute best price possible. You will be pleased with your ability to reach across borders with Sagittarius at your back.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Daughter of Venus, your ruler is also currently in Sagittarius. You love to seek balance, so why not use the Sagittarius expansiveness to look at some new color combinations or to broaden your ideas on music? Balance doesn't have to be lost with growth.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Mars is finally pulling away from your ruler, Pluto, so the cranky mood you have been in will be lifting soon (thank goodness!). Put aside planning for a few days, and immerse yourself in water; you are a water sign, after all. A few lovely baths and perhaps a massage will get you back into the groove of things quick.
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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Your ruler, Jupiter, is in Leo (also a fire sign), and Jupiter is now conjucting the asteroid of loyalty and marriage, Juno. There is the risk of going a bit overboard with things right now and coming on too strong so take a few breaths and cool down before you bowl everyone in your wedding party over.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Your ruler, Saturn, is currently conjucting Mercury, making it much easier to say what's really on your mind. Bust out those contracts, and check to be sure that everyone is doing what they agreed to do. No one should misunderstand your commands this week.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Uranus, your ruler, is retrograded right now so you can feel even more like detaching and running away from your responsibilities than usual. This is a good time to put down all of the magazines and menus and color swatches and read a good book until you clear your head.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Make your dreams a reality this week, Pisces. With Neptune in your sign, there is no better time to step away from your fantasy world and put those Pinterest-inspired plans into action. You can do it, no matter what you tell yourself. A little creativity and hard work goes a long way.