The weather is heating up and so are your wedding plans! For the lowdown on what projects to tackle this week, who to turn to for advice and how to deal in general, we consulted astrologer Joan Porte. Check out her must-read horoscopes below.
__Aries (March 21 - April 19) __
You're not one who needs a lot of encouragement to get your point across, but this week you should really use your words and speak up. Your ruler, Mars, is in loquacious Gemini and hugging very close to the Sun. With that solar energy fueling your already fiery sign, you'll have no trouble getting vendors to draw up contracts that have the language you want to see.
__Taurus (April 20 - May 20) __
With Venus now floating in Leo, the sign ruled by the Sun, your innate creativity flows as you tackle things on your to-do list. Take a cue from nature and pick out your wedding colors, flowers and perhaps your venue too. Have a DIY project you've been putting off? This week is the time to get started.
__Gemini (May 21 - June 20) __
Gemini is currently in its ruling sign Mercury so round up your bridal party and make sure everyone has their ducks in a row. Your communication skills are at an all time high right now. Use them to get your point across to anyone involved in the ceremony. It's also an ideal time to pen your vows.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
With your ruler, the Moon, moving into Cancer your emotions might be a bit volatile right now. Try to keep your cool and not to let them get the best of you though. Curl up with a book of poetry or hit the web in search of a meaningful reading or two for your ceremony.
__Leo (July 23 - August 22) __
Like your ruling Sun, you love to be front and center. Luckily, your wedding day will give you that opportunity. With the Sun hugging close to aggressive Mars this week, you have plenty of energy to spare. You'll definitely cross a lot of things off your to-do list, but you may run the risk of overwork and burn out. Slow down and remember not everything has to be done in one day!
__Virgo (August 23 - September 22) __
Your ruler, the asteroid Vesta, is currently in stormy Aries. This week, your normal organized self will get a big boost of Mars energy so be sure you have enough paper on hand or you finally get around to downloading that must-have wedding planning app. You'll need it to create a bunch of to-do lists for your big day.
__Libra (September 23 - October 22) __
Venus is hanging out in your 10th house, the arena of authority, this week, making now the perfect time to research marriage laws in the city/state you'll say, "I do" in. If your wedding is right around the corner, you'll want to take the proper steps to apply for your marriage license. Have a talk with your officiant too in order to confirm you're on the same page.
__Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) __
With your ruler, Pluto, in retrograde, you may be feeling a little helpless or lost when it comes to planning your big day. Sometimes a break from it all is all you need. Perhaps a day at the spa will help clear your mind or a yoga class with your bridesmaids can provide some clarity.
__Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) __
Jupiter's been in your fiery sign for a while now, giving you ample energy to plan the wedding of your dreams. If it seems you've hit a wall as of late though, take a step back and evaluate. It doesn't have to be all wedding talk all the time. Burnout doesn't look good on anyone, plus you wouldn't want to irritate your entire bridal party.
__Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) __
Your planetary ruler, Saturn, is still retrograde in Scorpio so if you're feeling like you've had it up to here with all the wedding planning, you're not alone. Instead of focusing on the logistics and going back and forth with vendors, why not tackle a fun project for your big day? Sign up for that dance class you've been meaning to take with your significant other or start the primping process with a hydrating facial.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Feeling a bit frazzled? You can thank your ruler, quirky Uranus, for that. Don't make any big decisions until you're able to clear your head. It's not impossible to get a lot done during this time as long as you relax and consult a trusted source (think your maid of honor, your mom, planner or groom) for advice before committing to anything important.
__Pisces (February 19 - March 20) __
Your guiding star, Neptune, is in the fifth house, which rules creativity. Do you have a photographer or videographer yet? Have you designed the save the dates, invitations or figured out what kind of cake you want and flowers too? If the answer is no, now's the time to hop on it!