All you gorgeous brides-to-be will want to finalize any wedding plans currently in the works (like that catering contract you've been putting off reading) before Mercury goes retrograde on January 21st. Astrologer Lisa Barretta, author of The Book of Transformation, breaks down exactly what the stars have in store for you and your wedding this week.
__Aries (March 21 - April 19) __
Mars entering your 12th house may trigger some issues that you had long tucked away. You may feel a little confused and have trouble defining what you want as opposed to what keeps others happy. Aries girls rarely take a back seat so use this week for clarity and introspection so you can jump into action with the perfect wedding plans.
__Taurus (April 20 - May 20) __
Both Mercury and Venus are squaring your Sun so be aware that you may be prone to get into arguments with others now. Try to listen more. Don't procrastinate. Book your photographer and entertainment even if the price is slightly more than you anticipated.
__Gemini (May 21 - June 20) __
Saturn is opposite your Sun so you may have difficulty in trying to get past individuals who seek to change your mind concerning your wedding venue. This is particularly likely to come from your father or the person footing most of the bill. He (or she) may try to impose restrictions on your affair in order to keep within a budget. You may get your way if you remain calm and charming.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You may be feeling a little bit uncertain this week regarding how the soon to be new in-laws feel about you. Last week's Full Moon may have been the catalyst for your rogue emotions since it stirred up some drama. Keep a healthy perspective about others and put the main focus on you and your fiancé.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
This is a time of increased activity in your communication and daily routines, with more emails and phone calls than usual. You may have a lot to do in a short amount of time. Others may find it difficult to keep up with you. Schedule your dress fitting now that the holidays and seasonal parties are over. You are back to your regular diet of healthy eating.
__Virgo (August 23 - September 22) __
Neptune is opposite your Sun so don't let the original reason for having a wedding become overshadowed by the expense, details and all the hype. It seems like you're being tested on some matter or project. Relax and stay in the moment. Everything will fall into place nicely.
__Libra (September 23 - October 22) __
Your ruling planet, Venus, is holding hands with Mercury in Aquarius this week so enjoy romantic communications and planning for your future with your partner. Lock in your wedding date and be wary of July 25 to September 6 since your ruling planet will be retrograde. Venus rules love, marriage and finances so try to plan around that sticky period.
__Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) __
Now is a good time to sit down with your partner and discuss joint finances and bank accounts. You have an uncanny way of perceiving his reactions to budgeting money so make sure you allow for his cable sports channel and hockey tickets. Finalize your guest list and don't feel compelled to invite everyone you talk to. Simplicity and elegance says it all for Scorpio brides.
__Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) __
Saturn on your Sun is squaring off with Mars this week, forcing you to get your wedding plans in order. You may feel like kicking back, but you must start pulling things together. Be careful about unilateral decisions, as consideration of others may be lacking during this transit. Keep your partner involved to avoid arguments down the road.
__Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) __
You may be very goal orientated this week so take advantage of Pluto transiting your Sun and get things rolling along for the wedding. Mail your invitations out before the 21st, when Mercury goes retrograde, since mail is more likely to get lost or delayed at this time. If you haven't booked your honeymoon yet, go for it.
__Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) __
Both Mercury and Venus are conjunct your Sun this week so don't be surprised if you constantly find yourself communicating, whether it be via the phone, email or snail mail. Your popularity is likely to increase right now. This is a great time to have fun with your fiancé so try and plan a few date nights. Go shop for that unique, one of a kind, wedding dress that makes a statement.
__Pisces (February 19 - March 20) __
Mars going through Pisces gives you the whirlwind energy of a dozen wedding planners. Get things done while this high-energy transit is operative. Curb a tendency to be a little argumentative or impatient with others who are just trying to keep up with your pace. Neptune traveling through your sign adds a touch of magic to everything you do. This is an excellent time to have your engagement photos taken.