Whether you've just embarked on the wedding-planning process or are already knee deep in contracts, astrologer Joan Porte has some insight for you. Check out her horoscopes for the week ahead below and mark your schedules accordingly.
__Aries (March 21 - April 19) __
Breathe! Relax for a minute and go for a walk, get a manicure or do anything but engage your vendors with your usual hard-charging manner. While your ruler, Mars, is in placid Pisces, it's also hugging close to Neptune. Thanks to Neptune's ability to confuse, the combination of the two often yields battles that start because of misunderstandings. Wait until next week to go back to your to-do list. By then, Mars will have pulled far away from pokey Neptune.
__Taurus (April 20 - May 20) __
With your ruling planet, Venus, in rebellious Aquarius, there's no better time than now to voice your normally quiet Bull opinion about those little unusual flares that you secretly want at your wedding. You typically go for the earthy options, but shake it up a bit with a splash of wild color or that cake that's asymmetrical. Think outside the box, and you won't be disappointed.
__Gemini (May 21 - June 20) __
Uh oh! Mercury is in retrograde until February 11th. Don't put the invitations in the mail, sign any contracts or send out any important emails that you don't follow up with a phone call. Things just go haywire in the communications area until Mercury gets back on course.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The Moon will be full on February 3rd and in the constellation of fiery Leo. This can be overwhelming for you, Moon Child, so best to take a few days off to avoid any emotional flare-ups. Stay away from your future in-laws or anyone who might be a trigger for you. If any of your bridesmaids are stressed out, keep your distance until the end of the week. You don't need more drama.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Take advantage of the Sun's ingress into wild Aquarius and remove any potentially boring aspects from your big day. Aquarius always wants to innovate and amuse so think about all of the things you really want but might be too timid to suggest. Go for it!
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Ruled by the asteroid, Vesta, you're the worker bee of the zodiac. Vesta is moving from hard-working, serious Capricorn into spiritual Pisces in a few days. Capricorn energy on top of your earthy Virgo energy has seen you put the pedal to the metal for the past month. Now is the time to work on the more ethereal aspects of your wedding day: flowers, music, fabrics — let your mind go into the expanse and peace of Pisces to find your inspiration.
__Libra (September 23 - October 22) __
Since you share a ruler with Taurus, be sure to check out the notes above about Venus in that section. Venus is in your native house, the 7th house, which is the traditional house of marriage. Concentrate on your mate this week, put all the work away and run off to a romantic winter escape.
__Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) __
Pluto, your ruler, is huddled next to the dwarf planet Ceres, the uber mother of the zodiac. Are you feeling cherished and nurtured by your wedding plans? What changes do you need to make in order to have the most wonderful day of your life? This is also a great time to connect with your mother and future mother-in-law to discuss their needs.
__Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) __
Your ruler, Jupiter, is retrograded until mid-March so it might be hard to get yourself in gear. The good news is that it's in fiery Leo, which should give you a boost considering that you too are a fire sign. Use the retrograde to reign in your Sagittarian extravagance and double check your budget before she heads in a direct motion again.
__Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) __
Your planetary ruler, Saturn, has just ingressed into the sign of Sagittarius. After a long run in hard driving Scorpio, take this time to think big. Don't be hemmed in by the rules as you so often are. Grow, reach and break the structure that is so important for you. You deserve a little wild element in your wedding. Practicality doesn't always have to rule the day.
__Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) __
Happy Birthday! Your ruler, Uranus, is in conjunction with the South Node. Look out for some people and experiences to come into your life that seem even more out of left field than is typical for you. They're coming from your past lives and can bring lessons that may be both beneficial and painful. You're curious, Aquarius, and will want to see what the universe will bring.
__Pisces (February 19 - March 20) __
Your guiding star, Neptune, is wedged between Mars and Venus so you're between the traditional symbols for masculine and feminine energy, respectively. Pisces loves nothing more than peace so use her energy to smooth out any warring factions in the battle of the sexes and be sure you and your beloved are on the same page.