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With a full moon around the corner and a solar eclipse (that occurred on the same day, nonetheless!) just behind us, the sky is literally abuzz with energy right now. To find out how you can benefit from some of those vibes, we enlisted the help of astrologer Joan Porte. See below for her wedding planning horoscopes for the week ahead.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Mars, your ruling planet, is hugging relatively close to both the Sun/Moon eclipse and unpredictable Uranus. That might be a bit too much energy for such a fiery sign as yourself. Try to keep confrontations at a minimum for the next few weeks. Take 10 deep breaths, go to your happy place or do whatever you need to do to keep the peace.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Venus is feeling good now that she has moved into Taurus so take full advantage of this time and let your creative juices go wild! Design the invitations, meet with the dressmaker or tackle those DIY projects you found on Pinterest. Anything with a creative touch will come easily to you this week.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Your normal ability to multi-task this week is enhanced tenfold. There is literally no limit to your energy so whip out those to-do lists, brides, and start checking things off. With Mercury currently in spiritual Pisces, now would be a terrific time to meet with your officiant and get the ceremony details all sorted out.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The Moon is definitely feeling its oats now that it has pulled off that eclipse and is hanging out in daring Aries. Don't be surprised if you're affected by this huge emotional overload. Because you excel at holding in your anger, when things go awry, they also tend to hit the fan. Instead of lashing out though, calm down and express your frustrations to family members, friends or vendors who have you at your wits' end.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Just like your ruling sun, you love to be front and center. And since you had to take a back seat to the Moon during the eclipse, you're more than ready for your close-up now. Why not use this opportunity to get your makeup trial done or schedule your engagement shoot with your photographer. It's your time to shine, girl!
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Your ruler, the asteroid Vesta, is in the house of personal power and transformation. While you're usually hesitant to speak up, you can use this energy to find your voice. What do you really want to change about your wedding? Where are you allowing someone else to call the shots? Be bold, be daring and take charge!
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Venus is about to enter your eleventh house, which rules social contacts. This is the perfect time to take your bridesmaids out, or finally organize that thank you dinner for them. Go shopping for 'maids gifts, and plan the rehearsal party too. If you need help, remember that your girls will always have your back.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Pluto, your ruler, is about to go into your seventh house and is making a negative placement, or square, to the Solar eclipse energy. This is not the time to pick a fight with your partner. You're feeling a little on edge right now and are facing your inner fears of losing some of your power. Keep in mind that comprise should never be a dirty word, even to a Scorpio.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Jupiter was way out of the loop when the eclipse happened and is still in retrograde. Use this opportunity to reign in your natural wanderlust, and hunker down with those honeymoon brochures. While traveling in your mind is fine for now, as soon as Jupiter goes direct, you'll have all the energy you need to book flights and hotels.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Your planetary ruler, Saturn, has just gone retrograde, which may make you feel overworked or a little bit melancholy. Put down the to-do lists, all the wedding planning books and the contracts, and do something that'll boost your spirits without stressing you out. You can afford some "me time" right now. In fact, you deserve it.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Your ruler, quirky Uranus, had a ringside seat to the eclipse, in turn, infusing you with a bit too much electricity to handle, even for you. Bright orange bridesmaid dresses might seem like a great idea right now, but take one or two steps back before finalizing anything.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
When the Eclipse occurred, your guiding star, Neptune, was hiding in plain sight, as she does so well, but she couldn't escape the energy emitted by the Sun and Moon. That solar importing is where Neptune gets her photographic ability so collaborate with your photographer on some cool ideas for the wedding. It's also an ideal time to check out venues.