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From writing your own vows to simply being there for your bridesmaids, Helen Grossman and Aliza Kelly Faragher, founders of astrology-powered dating app Align, have the scoop on what wedding-related projects you'll want to direct your energy toward this week.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
It's a big month for you, Aries! While you may have felt like a dog chasing its tail for the first half of July, on the 19th, your ruling planet Mars will go out of retrograde and start moving forward again. This gives you a much-needed boost of personal confidence, health and energy. Not to fret either, as the work you've put in thus far wasn't all in vain. You're laying the foundation that is helping you get closer to achieving your wedding goals.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You've been busy as a bee this month, Taurus. With the sun residing in your Third House of Communication, you're running errands non-stop but making new connections along the way that'll ultimately prove to be very productive. Now, more than ever, it's important that you organize all of your to-do lists, as you're going to be more distracted than normal. On July 18th, your ruling planet Venus enters Virgo, so this is the perfect day to arrange a hot dinner date with your fiancé and enjoy a passionate night out.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You have a natural ability to chat with anyone about anything. Because of this, sometimes you're quick to make promises you're, well, not entirely planning on keeping. Be careful, Gemini bride, as your quick talking may end up biting you in the behind. When Mercury conjuncts Mars on July 18th, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. Maybe you've been avoiding committing to plans or a particular vendor. If so, this week you absolutely have to come to a decision.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
With a new moon in Cancer on July 14th, expect new beginnings around the home and where you find safety and security. Collaborating isn't your strong point right now, so turn inward and reflect on your feelings. This may be the opportune time to channel your emotions into writing your own vows. If you were previously unsure about something, like your wedding day hairdo, bridesmaids' dresses or your invitation look, go with your gut and you won't be disappointed.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
The lioness knows she's the queen of her jungle and doesn't like taking "no" for an answer, especially regarding matters of the heart. Unfortunately, when Saturn squares Venus, you may be confronted with some resistance. Watch out, Leo bride, because the more you plead for a different outcome, the firmer the opposition will become. Instead, play it cool. You may not be happy with the shade you've been thrown, but the more you can let it roll off your back or at least pretend to, the sooner the pendulum may sway back in your direction.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
You're finding yourself envisioning the future in new, inspired ways, influenced by ideas from your network and social circle. You're open to trying new things, which is perfect as you plan the various components of your nuptials. On the 18th, the planet of love, Venus, enters your sign, and your romantic and affectionate side takes center stage. That may mean stepping out of your comfort zone, sweet Virgo, but take advantage of the fact that people will be naturally drawn to you this week! You should also use the time between the 18th and the 25th, when Venus goes retrograde, to make financial and budgetary plans for the big day.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet associated with love and beauty, hence the reason you always look so fabulous and romantic! An air sign, Libra is known for its fairness, intellectualism, and let's be honest, idealism. This week, Venus is going to get hit hard with some serious pragmatism. On July 18th, love goddess Venus enters picky, virginal Virgo, forcing starry-eyed Libra to get practical about romance. This is not the week to get lost in thought. Instead, use your incredible intelligence to start making tangible plans for the wedding.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
You've grown bored of the banal day-to-day planning tasks you've found yourself dealing with the past few weeks. Your thoughts may be drifting away from the here and now and toward travel, adventuring and keeping close tabs on flights and hotel fares for your honeymoon. The New Moon on the 15th may stir up some financial issues pertaining to your home or your family. This is a time to be diplomatic, to remain levelheaded and solve disputes with the goal of being as non-judgmental as possible.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
You're known for your easy-going, fun-loving and adventure-seeking attitude. People adore your wit and spark; it's what makes you so special! Sometimes, however, even the most energetic Sag needs a break from both the wedding planning and the bridal party. Use this new moon in Cancer on July 14th to enjoy a much-needed intellectual detox and re-center yourself at the home. Focus on making your abode an even happier place. Perhaps some beautiful fresh flowers for the kitchen will do the trick?
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
On July 14th, extravagant Venus and your ruling planet Saturn form a square. You may feel torn as spendy Venus acts as the voice in your head saying, "Buy it!" while wise Saturn shuts you down and denies it. Save your shopping spree for another day, dear Capricorn. On the 18th, Venus enters your Ninth House of deeper understanding and discovery. You may be drawn to trying new things, going on adventures and expanding your physical and intellectual horizons. Enjoy this time with your hubby-to-be, as Venus' retrograde on the 25th may cause some strain.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
You may notice that everyone around you is a bit more high-strung or anti-social than normal this week. While the planetary alignments of July 2015 may be taking everyone for a spin, this is actually a pretty mellow, albeit uneventful, month for you. Use this week to channel your natural gift of connecting with others, and try to guide your bridesmaids through their fiascos. While everyone else seems to be taking crazy pills, you're still seeing things clearly, so take this opportunity to keep focusing on what makes you happy. You're on the right path.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Dreamy Pisces, this is the time to let your dreams manifest! On July 13th, Mercury and Neptune form a trine, which is excellent for your natural state of creativity. Harness the energy you're feeling, that pride in your ideas and your ability to articulate them to others effortlessly. You're feeling especially silly and mischievous, and your intellectually engaging to those around you in conversation. You have a ton of energy right now, but remember to give yourself a break as well. Wedding planning is a full-time job, as you know, so just be mindful that you're not coming on too strong.