We only have to look to certain cultures, having used this method of planning for centuries. Look at India and China, both these ancient cultures follow their Astrological calendars. It’s quite common practice for couples planning their wedding to consult an Astrologer in these countries, and a lot of couples in the west are now following suit.
We use a method here called “Electional Astrology” to select the perfect date. This method involves a chart being drawn, which focuses on viewing which planet positions would be favorable for your wedding day. This Electional Astrology chart follows guidelines, and can unlock quite a few secrets to your future marriage with your partner, and reveal quite a lot about your marriage compatibility!
Love is in the stars
One of the greatest and most popular uses of Astrology is using it to decipher the compatibility of two people in a relationship. It’s okay to ask a potential partner which sign they were born under when you start dating.
Knowing this information can give you quite a good indication of what personality traits your partner possesses, and most importantly, are your zodiac signs compatible?
What horoscopes match for getting married?
A good rule of thumb, to check marriage compatibility with your partner, is to check their Zodiac sign element. These elements are:
1) Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
2) Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
3) Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
4) Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).
Which signs are most compatible?
For example, if you are a Sagittarius and your partner is an Aries, you share the element of fire. When elements are shared, the Zodiac sign marriage compatibility increases significantly, this is because there is a natural understanding and flow, the two of you just get one another!
Besides this, Fire and Air, and Earth and Water combinations are great marriage horoscope combinations. Fire and Air complement each other because both of these elements are quite out-going and full of energy. While Water and Earth are more sensual, laid-back, and introverted.
Horoscope compatibility for marriage
Selecting your marriage date is actually relatively easy! A good way to start is to look for a general time of year in which you would like to get married. Having a ballpark date helps to narrow the perfect date significantly.
After that, it’s time to look up the stars, to examine their positions in the sky!
In summary – 5 easy steps to find your most compatible wedding date with your partner
1). Identify you and your partner’s Zodiac sign, is it fire, earth, air, or water?
Remember, each Zodiac element goes well with its own kind – water with water, earth with earth. Also, the following combinations are good – Fire & Air and Earth & Water.
2) Choose an approximate date for your wedding and see which dates have Venus in Taurus, Libra, or Pisces. (see below dates for 2021)
3) Check neither Venus & Mercury are retrograde (see below dates for 2021)
4) Check the Moon
Choose a marriage date when there’s a New Moon or the Moon is waxing. Choose when the moon is in Taurus, Cancer, and Libra.
What does marriage horoscope matching mean for our wedding?
Significance of Venus
The Moon and Venus are two of the most important Celestial bodies to consider when choosing a wedding date. These two planets are synonymous with love and romance in Astrology. The Moon represents your emotions and how you express your feelings, while Venus is the planet of love, romance, and beauty.
Their celestial bodies move through the sky from Zodiac sign to Zodiac sign. Some signs feel more comfortable for the Moon and Venus to be in. You’re probably aware that your star sign can be in different signs of the Zodiac, but did you know you have a full birth chart with all the planets from the Sun to Pluto, that represent different parts of your life? And every one of these planets can be in a different sign! All these different positions make you, uniquely you.
Venus and its positions when choosing a date, the first planet you should look at is Venus. This planet represents love and romance after all. A good position for Venus to be in is Taurus, Libra, or Pisces. Taurus represents stability, sensuality, and longevity, while Libra is the sign of relationships, peace, harmony, and compromise. Finally, Pisces is the sign of compassion, romance, and sensitivity. Venus is very comfortable and happy in these signs, and when Venus is happy, the marriage is generally happy.
Positions to stay clear of for Venus
But, stay clear of provoking signs like Aries, Virgo, and Scorpio, these planets hold energy that is particularly hostile for poor Venus. Aries can be quite aggressive and selfish, while Virgo can be nit-picky and critical, and Scorpio tends to be obsessive, intense, and quite dark. It’s not difficult to see why loving and harmonious Venus wouldn’t be too happy in these signs.
Neither Mercury nor Venus is retrograde
Another point to consider is to make sure neither Mercury nor Venus is retrograde. A retrograde is when a planet appears to be turning back on its axis. The plant appears to slow down for a moment in time and the energy emitted is slow, and not always for the better. Retrogrades are known to cause quite a lot of havoc.
Mercury is the planet of communication and travel. It's the boss of everything from your phone to your car and even the way you think. So, when Mercury is retrograde, a number of things could go wrong, from not getting to your wedding on time, to flights being delayed, and even signing the marriage certificate incorrectly.
And for Venus– the planet of love and romance. When this planet is in retrograde, anything to do with love and relationship slows down significantly; this isn’t ideal or conducive to a happy marriage if you choose to get married at this time. It could be quite unpleasant for your marriage horoscope compatibility.
Below are some dates to consider if you’re planning on getting married in 2021:
Venus in Pisces
25 February 2021 – 21 March 2021
Venus in Taurus
4 May 2021 – 28 May 2021
Venus in Libra
6 September – 2 October 2021
30 January 2021 – 20 February 2021
29 May 2021 – 22 June 2021
26 September 2021 – 18 October 2021
19 December 2021 –29 January 2022
Next, we need to check the movement and position of the moon.
Significance of the Moon
In Astrology the Moon represents our emotional needs, which is an important aspect of marriage. As for an ideal date, it’s good to choose a date that falls during a Waxing Moon.
This means any time between a New Moon and Full Moon, so when the moon is growing. The New Moon is most preferable, as it signifies a new beginning; this is a perfect start for marriage and preferable for your marriage compatibility!
Moon and its positions
Like Venus, the sign in which the Moon falls holds a particular feeling. The signs to look out for are Taurus, Cancer, and Libra. The moon is quite fond of being in these signs – they each signify stability, nurturing, and love in their own way. Fantastic positions for a couple to be happy ever after!
It’s best to avoid a date that falls on a day when the moon is in Scorpio or Capricorn. These signs can be quite harsh, and unpleasant for the Moon to be in, which is less than ideal for your marriage horoscope matching.
The Moon and Venus are the two most important Celestial bodies to consider when choosing a date for your marriage horoscope.
If this all seems a bit overwhelming, you can always consult an Astrologer to help guide you in finding the perfect date!
What if the perfect marriage compatibility date is impossible?
Don’t stress and overthink the process. Nothing is ever quite a deal-breaker, not even in Astrology! Astrology teaches us to work with what we have – to embrace our strengths, and grow from our challenges.
Your marriage isn’t destined for failure just because you happened to marry on a Scorpio Moon – it might actually make your marriage that much stronger!