With the year quickly coming to an end and the holidays ahead, this week is all about wrapping up your wedding to-do list. Astrologer Joan Porte breaks down exactly what the stars have in store for you and your big day and what to focus on now.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
With your ruler Mars opposing energizing Uranus and transiting the constellation Libra, this is the perfect time to coordinate plans with your bridal party and vendors. Libra is the mediator and is very good at uniting others in conflict. Graceful Venus rules Libra so why not plan a pre-holiday get together to lighten the mood and get everyone on the same page again?
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Speaking of Venus, who rules your sign, she has just moved into mysterious and sexy Scorpio and is hanging close to the volatile Sun. There's no better week to pick out your bridal and wedding night undergarments, as well as special lingerie for the honeymoon. If you have the desire to buy any playful "toys", do it now and let Scorpio's energy guide your choices.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Don't procrastinate. Instead, get ahead of the game and tackle any upcoming wedding tasks early, as Mercury goes retrograde the beginning of January. Right now it's in fiery and expansive Sagittarius and your normal ability to multitask is in high gear. Push it to the limit. You don't need a lot of downtime, which you'll get plenty of post-holidays.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Forget the long to-do lists and deadlines for now. Your ruling body, the Moon, moves quickly so it'll only be in sexy Scorpio and hugging this close to sensual Venus for a few days. Grab your beloved and enjoy some romantic and alone time together. The work will be there when you get back; it always is.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
With the Sun in Sagittarius, the seeker, and coming close to Saturn's orbit, your normal vivacity can be a bit over the top. Saturn is the taskmaster and Leo, you are used to getting your way. Remember that this is a busy time for everyone, and perhaps you can keep your demands to a minimum until after the New Year.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Vesta, the asteroid that rules your sign, has just tipped into aggressive Aries. Organization and details are typically your strong point, and this added jetpack of Aries energy can turn you into the Energizer Bunny. Try to keep your natural tendency to criticize in check. Friends and family may be tied up with work and the holidays this month so wait until January to check in on wedding stuff.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Venus is very close to the asteroid Juno, the consort. In ancient days, brides prayed to Juno for a loyal mate. Take the opportunity to spend time with your sweetie this week, and remind each other why you're saying, "I do" in the first place. Loyalty starts with commitment, and commitment is much easier with romance. Plan a holiday date night. Perhaps go for a stroll under the twinkling lights?
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Although your ruler is icy Pluto, there's nothing cold about your love, unless scorned. Pluto is in conjunction with the asteroid Pallas Athena now. She's the super androgynous goddess who gave her name to the city of Athens. While she could lead her people into battle, Athena also was a patron of the arts. What artistic flairs do you want to add to your wedding ceremony? This is the week to dream something big up!
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Your ruler Jupiter is making a disharmonious aspect to the Sun and in laid-back Virgo. Your normal Sagittarian ability to charge straight ahead is on the backburner this week, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. With your usual bluntness, you may have ruffled a few feathers in your bridal party recently. Do something thoughtful for your girls to show your appreciation.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Are you having any fun? If not, take advantage of Saturn being in Sagittarius right now and enjoy yourself. It will be transiting Capricorn soon enough, bringing out the perfectionist in you, which as you know, can lead to lots of stress. Put your feet up, read a good book and watch a happy holiday movie to recharge your batteries.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
The sluggishness you've been feeling lately will soon lift, as Uranus will leave its retrograded (or seemingly backwards movement) on Christmas Day. When it does, it'll be with the usual Aquarian high-energy voltage so make sure you're ready to soar. Schedule your early January appointments now and tie up any loose ends before the holidays. That way, you can sit back and relax.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Your ruler Neptune has just transited out of an opposition with belligerent Mars. This is a lot for Neptune to take, as you prefer a more placid existence. Still it's good to light a fire underneath sometimes and snap you out of your dreamy state. The clock is ticking so stop procrastinating, and get back to work on your wedding plans stat.