More money, more problems! This week, finances and friendships really take center stage. Don't worry; it's not all bad news, brides. We turned to astrologer Madame Zolonga to discover what the stars have in store for you and your wedding plans this week.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
If you don't have entertainment (think a band, DJ, fire dancers, etc.) lined up for the wedding yet, keep playing around with ideas. With Mercury's retrograde mid-week, your fiancé may need a little more time to weigh the options. Be open to hearing his ideas too; you may be surprised at what he has up his sleeve.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You've grown a great deal through your relationships these past several years. Those significant lessons will be behind you after this week though. Commitments to others that kept you from moving forward may change too. Mutual investments matter now more than ever so consider bringing a financial advisor on board to retool your money habits. Enlist the help of your wedding planner to ensure your budget stays in check.
__Gemini (May 21 - June 20) __
Lessons learned last winter and spring suddenly resurface. You may feel you need to prove yourself to someone else, possibly your fiancé. Rethink splurging on wedding non-essentials, such as party trinkets and over the top entertainment. Consider investing in household improvements instead.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
This week marks a major shift on the home front and with family. Anticipate new directions or options for where (and with whom) you live. Don't rule out any nostalgia trips either. Now's a good time to nail down honeymoon travel plans so do your research and get all the facts in order.
__Leo (July 23 - August 22) __
The New Moon/Solar Eclipse in your money zone Sunday means it's time to dig into your personal garden of talent, tools and skill. Eventually, you'll see more income if you do. Your fiancé may feel less playful than normal, and if he has kids, the young ones are certain to be on his mind. Mercury's retrograde through October 9th begins this week and so do discussions about mutual values. Start thinking about your vows, brides.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
A big shift this week has you asking a bunch of questions. Compassion for other's needs is fine, but don't neglect your own and know your worth. Carefully review any wedding-related contracts (or contracts period) and scrutinize vendor claims. Mercury retrograde until October 9th in your money zone says, "Keep the cash, honey."
__Libra (September 23 - October 22) __
Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold. After a long season of rediscovering your golden friends, you're ready to add silver to your purse as well. Treasure your childhood besties, while embracing new relationships too. If you haven't popped the question to your bridesmaids yet, get on it, girl. Then round up all the ladies for a fun night out!
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Years of serious responsibilities have reshaped how you see yourself for the better. You now have a clear view of your core strengths and a handle on your finances. That effort's garnered goodwill at work, and your fiancé couldn't be prouder. This week, invest time in your growing guest list. Party pals are out, and true friends are in. Who's been honest and helpful? Talk it out in private.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Take a long, hard look at your friendships before deciding on bridesmaids. Too late for that? You'll want to sit down and clear the air (sooner rather than later) with the friend that's been stirring up trouble or stressing you out. Now's not the time to be pushy or push for a commitment, including plunking down large security deposits. Focus on the bigger picture. What's your long-term vision as a couple? What are your common values?
__Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) __
Wedding drama? Shake it off like Taylor Swift. If you needed help in the past and it wasn't around, it could soon be. Look for vendors/people whose values align with your own in the future. Good customer service is more than a motto; it has to be backed by solid evidence. Hire a new cake designer or florist if the current relationship really isn't working out.
__Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) __
Looks like you may need to downsize the guest list soon. This week favors the "real" over the "ideal" so while you'd love to invite everybody and their mother to the wedding, it's just not practical on your budget. If your fiancé wants to talk money matters (wedding-related or combining bank accounts), consider seeking financial counseling. You'll both benefit greatly.
__Pisces (February 19 - March 20) __
Your partner has a ton on his mind right now so try not to overwhelm him with too much wedding talk; it'll only increase his anxiety. Your work life shifts gears this week. A boss or project that demands extra effort and hours could create some scheduling conflicts. Be flexible, and don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it.