Watch out, brides! If there was ever a time to pick and choose your planning battles, well, it's right now. We asked astrologer Lisa Barretta, author of The Book of Transformation to dish the deets on what each sign can expect this week and how to cope with any wedding hiccups.
__Aries (March 21 - April 19) __
Tensions may build up a little this week so keep an eye on where you throw your darts. Your ruling planet, Mars, passing through your 8th house of debt, squares off with a transiting Venus in your 5th house of entertainment and extravaganza. Sticker shock for all the wedding extras may hit hard. Be careful with money so impulse purchases don't come with a hefty price tag.
__Taurus (April 20 - May 20) __
The past two months have been filled with a fair share of commotion and controversy, helping push you out of your usual "live and let live" comfort zone. You may still have to grapple with some tense issues concerning relatives and seating arrangements. Should you put "white flags" or flower arrangements on their designated tables? Keep your usual composure and things will work out for the best.
__Gemini (May 21 - June 20) __
Things can get a little chaotic this week so be mindful of not getting overly upset because of changes in your schedule. Uranus, in your 11th house of groups, squares off with Pluto, in your 8th house of debt, causing potentially explosive communication over wedding expenses. Someone in your wedding party may be on a tight budget; keep calm when discussing finances with them.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The energy from last week's Super Moon may still be lingering around, keeping the air of passion alive in your relationship. Try not to let the waves from the Uranus-Pluto square, occurring later this week, upset you. Career strains will be of a passing nature so be mindful not to misdirect your angst toward your partner. Romance wins out over materialism this week.
__Leo (July 23 - August 22) __
Long-term plans are finally coming to fruition. Double check all travel arrangements for out of town wedding guests and your honeymoon. Some slight turbulence towards the end of the week gives way to a weekend that is filled with friends, family and unexpected surprises that will make lasting memories for you.
__Virgo (August 23 - September 22) __
Great news! Within a week the Sun will be moving into your sign to brightly shine upon you. Right now, focus on the romance of planning a wedding, and be conscious of not getting too caught up in the business of it all. It's time to put the wedding registry, guest list and other wedding details aside for a moment so you can plan a date night with your significant other.
__Libra (September 23 - October 22) __
Now is the time to make decisions about where you will reside with your partner after the wedding or possibly make changes to your current abode. Uranus and Pluto, squaring off by the end of the week, may bring about an unexpected living expense. Dip into your secret stash of cash if necessary because this is only a temporary financial burden. A bigger problem for Libra gals is trying to decide what color to paint the walls.
__Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) __
The Uranus-Pluto square at the end of the week may bring some idle gossip to your ears. One of your wedding attendants may spill a secret. Do consider the source before you form an opinion of the situation though. Now, getting back to business, you'll want to confirm honeymoon travel arrangements and check the marriage license application to be sure that there aren't any typos or misspellings.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Time to put your foot down and get a grip on wedding expenses. Wow! Things quickly add up and the potential bar bill could easily subsidize an entire country. Don't get into a frenzy, though, calmly change direction a bit to bring things more into line with your budget.
__Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) __
Try not to become passive aggressive or bossy this week as Pluto in your sign locks horns with retrograde Uranus in your zone of home and family. You may find it necessary to have a heart-to-heart talk with a family member about their attitude toward your wedding. Lay your cards on the table because they are easier to read than the smoke signals fuming from your agitation.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
You reaped the full benefits of this month's Super Moon, which set the stage for passion, romance and relationships. This Moon may also make an old lover resurface and hand you the dagger so you can gently cut all cords instead of going straight for the heart. Friendships are important to you, but please, no ex's on the wedding guest list. This week, have no secrets and tell no lies.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Just when you felt satisfied with your wedding plans, circumstances may require you to rethink some things and make a few necessary changes. Pisces gals abhor routine and the past few weeks may have seemed to be more work than play. The Sun, soon entering your 7th house of partnerships, promises to bring some added gusto into your relationship zone. Pay attention since dreams and intuition may be right on target this week.