Whether you're at the beginning stages of the wedding-planning process or your big day is right around the corner now, why not take a load off and let the stars tell you where to direct your energy? Astrologer Joan Porte is back once again with your horoscopes for the week ahead.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
If you're feeling uncharacteristically reticent right now, it's probably because your ruling planet, Mars, is in your Twelfth House of Secrets, blocking you from taking much action. Try to keep any pent up anger related to the wedding under control, as it may come out at the wrong person at the wrong time. Fortunately, Mars will be moving out soon, but for now, it's best to take a break from all the planning so aggravations don't build.
__Taurus (April 20 - May 20) __
Any impulsive decisions you make this week could come back to bite you in the butt later on, Taurus! With your ruling planet in brash Aries, but hugging close to mercurial Uranus, you're prone to do things not normally expected of you right now. While you might be tempted to pick those bright bridesmaid dresses or go with an eccentric wedding cake, take a beat to consider if it's what you really want. Otherwise, you might regret it.
__Gemini (May 21 - June 20) __
Mercury is currently hanging out in Aquarius, the sign ruled by Uranus, so you too have a bit of that quirky Uranus energy this week. Since you're an air sign, you're already prone to flights of fancy, but now's not a good time to make major and costly decisions. With the asteroid Vesta nipping at your heels, you have a strong sense of action this week. Remember that extravagance doesn't always yield better results, however, and to think before you do.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Get yourself involved, Cancer. I know you're always worried about hurting feelings and being diplomatic, but this is the time to take charge; it's your day, after all. Your ruling Moon is infused with dynamic Leo energy and hugging close to Juno, the consort goddess. Make that to-do list and start delegating those tasks. This is also an opportune time to have any important conversations with your partner. Be sure to say all the things you truly want to convey.
__Leo (July 23 - August 22) __
With the Sun currently in conjunction with Neptune, you may be feeling a little out of touch with reality. Neptune lends a dreamy quality to everything so it's important to be cautious of signing contracts this week. The old adage, "Believe half of what you see and nothing of what you hear" applies to you right now. Be extra wary of anyone coming to you with over the top promises and ridiculously good deals.
__Virgo (August 23 - September 22) __
Your ruler, the asteroid Vesta, is about to move into your Eleventh House of Social Contacts and Friends. There's no better time than now to get your bridesmaids together for a fun wine night and some wedding planning. Just make sure your desire for perfection doesn't make them want to run for the hills. Remember, keep it relaxed and you'll get more crossed off our to-do list.
__Libra (September 23 - October 22) __
With your ruling planet, Venus, in your Twelfth House this week, you may have the sudden urge to just get away from it all and spend some time alone. This isn't a bad idea, actually! Break out your stash of bridal magazines and "how-to" books, grab a warm blanket and dream up your perfect wedding day at home. You can get back to putting your plans into action next week.
__Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) __
Pluto, your ruler, is currently in your Ninth House, making this week a wonderful time to plan the more spiritual aspects of your wedding, including the music and readings. This House also rules international travel so why not get a head start on planning your perfect honeymoon or reaching out to friends and family that live far away with all the wedding details?
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Your ruler, Jupiter, is retrograded for just a few more weeks so it might be tough to get yourself into full-on planning mode. Take care of the details you absolutely must right now, and don't worry, because by the time April rolls around you'll be bursting with the energy of 10 brides.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Your planetary ruler, Saturn, has just ingressed into the powerhouse Eighth House. While you've always had a way of making your sturdy presence known, this week there's little in your way to stop you. Like the goat that symbolizes your sign, you can overcome any planning obstacles. Need to light a fire under a slow wedding vendor? Now's the time.
__Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) __
Your ruler, Uranus, is currently hanging out in your House of Social Contacts and Friends so hosting one of your famous dinner parties this week would prove to be a huge hit. Invite your closest gal pals and get their input on how to make your wedding the most unique and special event ever. You also might want to reach out to guests you're not as close with to ensure they're saving your date.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Your guiding star, Neptune, is in Pisces now, strengthening that connection and commitment you have to your partner and bringing out your more spiritual side. Don't feel caged in by convention. Remember, this is your day, and Neptune actually gives you the ability to make all your wedding dreams come true.