Happy almost Halloween, brides! While figuring out what to be for the holiday may be at the top of your mind right now, don't forget to knock some things off your wedding to-do list too. April Elliott Kent, author of Astrological Transits, helps guide you in the right direction and get you in the spirit to plan.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Money and possessions are on your mind this week. It's a good time to register for gifts because you have a keen instinct about what you truly need. As you prepare to combine finances with your partner, remember that it's completely normal to feel vulnerable. Confront those emotions head on and deal with them, especially around the 30th. Halloween is best spent with close friends (in costume, of course) at home.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The full moon in your sign on Tuesday puts you in the spotlight, which is Taurus' least favorite place to be. Let others offer help and share wedding advice with you, even if it feels uncomfortable. For Halloween, round up some of your best friends to watch a scary movie and sip cocktails. Halloween could be a bit raucous in your neighborhood though so plan accordingly.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This week, you're your own worst enemy. Listen to the wise words of loved ones who have a clear perspective and your best interests at heart. Later in the week, apply yourself to handling pesky details like filing paperwork, negotiating with parents and approaching your boss for extra time off work. Mind your temper after the 1st.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Thank your lucky stars for excellent friends (and the best bridesmaids ever). Your planning, wedding and marriage will be much richer because they're in your life. Round up your attendants to brainstorm over wine about wedding styles and fashion. Swap travel stories to gather ideas about honeymoon destinations. And count on them to keep you steady around Halloween, when your feelings will be particularly close to the surface.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Leo, you are superbly organized, but let's be real, you're not great at delegating. Your full moon message is that you'll only get everything done by enlisting help and then letting go. Shopping for a house? It's a promising week to get approved for a loan. Your family may offer support even if you don't ask. Be appreciative, yet cautious, as there may be strings attached.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
This week, keep your eye on the big picture. Forget the flowers, the photographs (okay, maybe not since you can actually land a great photographer around the 30th) and the escort cards. The important thing is whom you're marrying, why and how to create a meaningful celebration. Don't worry; you can return to details with a vengeance after the 1st.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
A Libra planning her dream wedding is in her natural habitat. But this week's full moon reflects some of the stark realities of combining your life with another, including prenups, joint bank accounts, insurance, mortgages and whose couch to hang onto. Look at ways you could better organize and pare down some of your own possessions. Halloween time may be chaotic at work so try to simplify your celebrations.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
We're entering your birthday month and being both a bride and a birthday girl makes you the center of much attention. As a private person, that may feel uncomfortable for you at first, but try to be gracious. Shower extra attention on your beloved too, who may be feeling a little overlooked right now.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Preparing to get married is joyful, but as this week's full moon points out to you, it also brings many new responsibilities your way. Take care of yourself; this transition time is stressful and demanding. Your partner is entering a few weeks of emotional turbulence as well, and you may need to show support by handling more of the day-to-day chores and duties.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
It's never too soon to develop habits for keeping the romance alive in your relationship. Your beloved is having a tumultuous week so cook up some imaginative ways to have fun together. This is a great week to spend some quality time with any important kiddos in your life, particularly those related to your partner. Brainstorm ways to include them in the wedding if you haven't already.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarius is generally more of a homebody than most people would imagine, and home is where you want to be this week. You may also have an interesting insight into the ways your parents' marriage is affecting your thoughts about your own. You're likely to see an increase in income too, or least discover that you're in better financial shape than you thought.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
You're kind hearted and well meaning, but you're not always clear with others about what you want from them. Tuesday's full moon presents you with an opportunity to improve your communication skills, especially when dealing with siblings. It's not a great week for parties because you're feeling a bit vulnerable and touchy. Avoid overindulging in wine (or Halloween candy) to handle the feelings.