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Not sure where to begin with your wedding plans this week? Astrologer Joan Porte helps guide you in the right direction when it comes to tackling your to-do list (or not). Check out her horoscopes below, and get busy!
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Mars, your ruling planet, is currently in Taurus and tagging closely behind Mercury. This is the perfect opportunity to tone down your typical Mars aggression and negotiate those contracts with some sugar in your speech. Taurus is not one to take to bursts of anger or fits of pique so have the hard conversations now, be it with vendors or your family. You might find you get more done by being sweet.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Gemini is fueling you right now so take advantage of his stellar communication skills by writing your vows or working out what you want your invitations to say. Talk with recently married friends too to get their advice. When Gemini is near, your words have wings.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
We have a mutual reception! No, that is not a new type of wedding party; it is when signs share rulers. Mercury is in Taurus, ruled by Venus, and Venus is in Gemini, ruled by Mercury. This will not last long due to Mercury's speed, but everything mentioned above for the Taurus bride should go double for you. Sign those contracts, plan out the music and write your vows, as now is the ideal time for dealing with all forms of communication.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
With the Moon in fiery Leo, all of your normal organizational skills are in overdrive, and you're not as concerned as you usually are about hurting other's feelings. Have you spoken to the caterer? Have you put the final touches on the ceremony order? If not, get on it! Let them know exactly what you want and when you want it, as that's how Leo the Lion would have it.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Like your ruling sun, you love being center stage, and now's your time to shine worldwide. With the Sun in your ninth house of foreign travel and broad communications, you should arrange your whirlwind honeymoon abroad. You may also want to reach out to any out of town guests, arrange travel for your own destination wedding or look into what you'll need to legally tie the knot in an exotic locale.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Your ruler, the asteroid Vesta, is snuggled in Pisces next to Neptune. Have you considered incorporating any spiritual practices into your wedding? If not, do so now. You love to garden so grab a book on the spiritual meaning of various flowers, and use those that speak to you in the ceremony. Find an outdoor venue where you can marry amongst Mother Nature.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Venus is currently hanging out in your 10th house, which has domain over how we make an impact in society so get ready to make your mark, brides! Does your bouquet need a dramatic flair? Do you need a little more pizazz in your dress or some over the top centerpieces? Have you thought about donating said centerpieces to a hospital or nursing home afterward? Go big and Venus will be so happy with you!
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Pluto, your ruler, has gone retrograde so you might be feeling less than authoritative these days. Don't despair, although I know how you hate feeling powerless. Use this opportunity to do some deep thinking (you like that) regarding exactly what you want to happen at your wedding so you're ready to burst forth when Pluto gets moving again.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Big, wild Jupiter is in another fire sign, Leo, right now, so you feel like you can do anything. While this energy is great when planning your big day, be careful not to go too overboard otherwise you'll hit a major wall. Relax, breathe and take things a bit slower. You'll get it all done without burning yourself out.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Your planetary ruler, Saturn, is still in retrograde, which can suck the energy out of you and make you feel a bit melancholy. Set down the lists, put away the books and exit out of Pinterest. Do something indulgent and decadent instead. A little "me time" is well deserved.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Your ruler, quirky Uranus, the only planet that rotates on its side, is in your eighth house, the house that brings us to the border between life and death and life beyond. With your high electrical charge, why not do your best to tap into the "other side"? What would grandma want to see in your wedding if she were here? How can you incorporate the memory of loved ones long gone into your big day? Give it a shot. If anyone can do it, you can.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Your guiding star, Neptune, is in your seventh house, long associated with marriage and commitment. There's no better time than now to introduce a mystical element or spiritual aspect into your partnership. Skip the heavy-duty planning, and go for a hike with your beloved. Connect with nature, your fiancé and the universe. It's good for the mind, body and soul.