After a long, holiday weekend, it's back to the grind! From money matters to DIY projects, astrologer Danielle Mercurio has the lowdown on what areas of the wedding you'd be wise to work on on this week.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Now that summer is winding down, it's time to get serious about wedding planning. Tackle the mundane tasks on your list first so you can focus on the more appealing aspects next. Try to keep your cool around the 10th when you're feeling extra sensitive. Remember not to take things so personally, as oftentimes what others say is purely a reflection of their beliefs, not yours.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Wedding savings abound if you're willing to look! Feel like there's room to negotiate? Don't be afraid to speak up and ask for better vendor rates. Be wary of consulting too many people in regards to your spending though. You may get lost in a wave of ideas, and ultimately, you know what's best for (and most important to) you and your partner.
__Gemini (May 21 - June 20) __
With your favorite season, summer, fast fading into fall, this is the perfect time to refocus on your wedding and making the most of even the boring tasks. In what areas can you flex your creative muscle? Run through your plans thus far and be sure everything feels authentically aligned. It's better to make adjustments now than settle for something you don't want and regret it later on.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The moon kicks off the first half of the week in your sign with the spotlight on your partner and the home in particular. If you're considering renovating, redecorating or relocating, this is the perfect opportunity to explore your options. The main focus will be on the next chapter you're starting in life together post-wedding and where you could see yourselves and expanded family for the long term.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Searching for the perfect band to play at your wedding or the bridal dress of your dreams? Follow your own intuition and believe in the power of manifestation and expansion. Anything you desire could very easily fall into your lap so keep your standards high, brides. Around the 9th, when Saturn trines your sign, be open to new ideas. Realize that having expectations is important, however, so is being flexible (and curious).
__Virgo (August 23 - September 22) __
This is your time to celebrate so get out of your head and stop worrying about every little detail. Trust that your wedding plans and finances are in check. You have an amazing heart and treat everyone you love well but tend to put your own needs and desires on the backburner as a result. Take some of that kindness you have toward others and reflect it back on you. It's well deserved!
__Libra (September 23 - October 22) __
This week you may find yourself overanalyzing everything way more than necessary. Lighten up a bit, and if things don't go the way you wish they would, realize that maybe it wasn't meant to be and something better is brewing behind the scenes. With time and patience, you'll soon discover that you have everything you need for a perfect wedding day!
__Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) __
An extra wave of positive energy washes over you this week so ride it high, brides. This would be a wonderful time to meet with potential caterers or scout out where your rehearsal dinner will be held. Now that Saturn, the planet of rules and discipline, is almost out of your sign you're being reminded how fun wedding planning can be and that anything is possible.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Don't let procrastination get the best of you this week. Break your to-do list up into easy-to-tackle tasks and check off at least one thing per day to stay on track. Touch base with your wedding planner or someone else that can hold you accountable and prioritize. Avoid making any extravagant purchases right now, and instead, try to work with what you already have.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
The fall is one of your favorite times of year. It's about creating new goals, timelines and structure. Take advantage of this fresh start. While the focus may initially be on everything you need to get done before your day of wedded bliss, this would also be a good opportunity to just breathe. Sign up for yoga or an introductory meditation class. You'll find you can relax more easily and everything you need to complete will come naturally.
__Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) __
You may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything you have going on now, which is preventing you from getting anything done at all. Take time to sort through everything on your plate and organize it in a way that allows you to prioritize with ease. Call upon your maid of honor or another close companion for help. On the 11th, be careful of making any preconceived judgments, as it may be a cause for misunderstandings.
__Pisces (February 19 - March 20) __
The week starts off in a dreamy state with your creativity flowing like wine. Jot down any ideas that come to mind and utilize the New Moon this weekend to explore them further. This would be a great time to go check out wedding venues with your partner or find a bridal expo that will allow you to explore everything you need, such as florists, photographers and DJs.