If the trials and tribulations of the past seven days really tested your relationship, you're in for a sweet treat, because this week a heavy weight will surely be lifted off your shoulders. Optimism and romance abound, and all your wedding details will finally start to come together, in your head if not on paper. Astrologer Gretchen Hidell gives her guidance and insight into the week ahead.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You will need to take a few deep breaths and reel in some of that take-charge energy that Aries' are famous for. Communication and travel plans will take a turn for the better on Friday and will have you dreaming of your honeymoon over the weekend!
__Taurus (April 20 - May 20) __
Normally very practical, you could find yourself laying out a lot of cash this week! Your ruling planet, Venus, is traveling into your eighth house of money and sexuality. Maybe it's time to plan the outfit you will be wearing on your wedding night? On Thursday, pick out music for your reception, but use caution with signing contracts.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This could be a very lively week for you since your ruling planet, Mercury, will be so active. This could involve you gathering with friends, shopping with the bridal party or going to your own bridal shower. The gift of gab is on your side!
__Cancer (June 21 - July 22) __
On Tuesday, the Sun will form a conjunction with Saturn, helping you to get everything accomplished on your to-do list. Lucky you, a few planets are still remaining in your fifth house of fun, love and children. If you already have kids, this would be a good time to find a unique way to get them involved in your ceremony or to do a special dance at the reception. Planning is great, but take some time to connect with your own inner child.
__Leo (July 23 - August 22) __
You may have been thinking a lot about home and family lately. Who to invite to the wedding? Where will you be living with your new husband? Will your home be comfortable or continue to meet your needs? Some of these plans are starting to become a reality on Tuesday when your ruling planet, the Sun, conjuncts Saturn in your fourth house of domestic affairs.
__Virgo (August 23 - September 22) __
You start off the week "in the zone" with the Moon residing in your sign. Your attention to details and discerning eye will definitely come in handy as wedding plans progress. Your ruling planet, Mercury, is residing in your third house of communication, writing and siblings. This will be useful if you are penning your own vows.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Lovely Venus (your ruling planet) is transitioning into the sign of Sagittarius this week, helping you to make travel arrangements. You have been tightening your purse strings lately, but all those savings could go out the door if you aren't prudent, especially when you see exotic flowers or an amazing wedding dress. Remember: Balance is the key!
__Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) __
It's all about you right now! Health and wellness are a huge priority to you. This week, invest in a massage, facial or health club membership to get you prepared and glowing for your special day. People won't be able to take their eyes off of you!
__Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) __
You are coming into your time of year! This will breathe new energy into your sails and it is a great time to visualize exactly what you want to manifest. Are you having a destination wedding? An unusual rehearsal dinner at your favorite Indian restaurant? Foreign lands are calling to you; gallop forward into your next journey!
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Expect an extra injection of energy on Tuesday. This will be the perfect opportunity to meet with your wedding planner, discuss strategies with your maid of honor or get that awkward seating arrangement figured out. Make sure you leave some time for a sexy date with your future hubby because there is an underlying current of passionate energy that needs to be worked out.
__Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) __
On Monday you could experience a communication blockage, making it a less than ideal time to press forward. Instead, do research behind the scenes, like looking through bridal magazines, searching Pinterest for decorating ideas and so forth. As the week progresses and Venus moves into your eleventh house of friendships, your adoring entourage will soon surround you.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Any cloudiness that you may have experienced last week will start to lift this week, but you and your partner may feel out of synch come Thursday. No need to fret, your personal ambition will be high over the weekend as you intuitively know the image you would like to project on your wedding day.