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Your world revolves around your fiance. When the love of your life steps into your field of vision, and you’d give anything in the universe to be together.

So why not use a bit of astrology to help you choose when to set your wedding date?

Astrologists study movements and positions of celestial bodies and how they influence people and nature.

If you feel a gravitational pull to your partner and it’s written in the stars that the two of you should be together, then consulting the mystic powers of the skies could confirm the perfect wedding date for the two of you.

Here are a few astrological things to consider when choosing your perfect wedding date.

Positive Energy and Prosperous Times

A New Moon

New moons occur every 28 to 30 days. The new moon is the first phase of the moon, and the new moon phase typically lasts for about one to three days.

During this time, the moon is not visible from Earth because it’s located between the Earth and the sun, with its illuminated side facing away from us.

This is a good time for new beginnings and planting new seeds. Many astrologers consider a new moon the absolute best time to get married.

A new moon represents starting something fresh, and growing from the ground up with a solid base, so it applies well to forming a new union between you and your fiance.

Luckily, new moons happen once a month, so you’ve got options all year, every year.

New Moon During Libra Season

If you’re looking to narrow it down from all new moons to just a few, this is a good place to start.

The astrological sign of Libra is associated with relationships, companionship and togetherness.

People born under this constellation of the zodiac tend to be extroverted, cozy and friendly people.

Librans, like the Scales that symbolize the sign, are often concerned with attaining balance, harmony, peace and justice in the world. 

If a marriage were a person, this sounds like a good mate, doesn’t it?

But you don’t have to be a Libra to take advantage of the energy of the Libra season.

Libra season occurs between September and October, two of the most popular months for weddings.

This is fortunate for couples choosing a wedding day that symbolizes a new beginning as the year begins to wind down in the fall.

New Moon During Capricorn Season

Another good new moon option occurs in the winter. Capricorn season starts in late December and ends in late January.

While this isn’t typically a popular time to hold a wedding, it can be a really good option, astrologically speaking.

Capricorn represents longevity, endurance and determination. If you and your fiancé are able to endure a cold weather wedding day, and show the determination to turn a wintery day into a bright and happy occasion, you should be able to have a long and happy marriage.

The fact that it’s an atypical time of year for weddings is also actually an advantage for those of you looking to save money or snag the perfect venue. Less competition during the winter months is  a great thing.

A Solar Eclipse

Take a new moon and super charge it with fortune, prosperity and good luck and you’ll get a solar eclipse.

A fortunate series of celestial events have to sync up and align just perfectly to produce a solar eclipse, so it’s believed there are masses of good vibes in the universe when this occurs.

For the absolute best energy during a solar eclipse, you may want to hold your wedding in the path of the eclipse as the moon blocks out the sun. This may not be feasible, but it’s ok — the energy is still there even if you can’t see it.

Which Moon Cycle Is Right for Your Wedding?

The new moon is just one of the eight moon cycles. Each has their own energy and could be a good fit for you.

We’ve detailed the moon cycles and how to choose a wedding date using the moon cycle over on our sister blog if you want more, but here’s a quick recap of the other seven.

Waxing Crescent

If you’re getting married during the waxing crescent moon, you may feel a boost of hope and positivity as you embark on your new journey.

First Quarter

This is a good phase for you if your goal as a couple is to step out of your comfort zone to overcome challenges together. 

Waxing Gibbous

Your waxing gibbous wedding allows you the opportunity to trust your partner and for them to trust you.

Full Moon

We are at our most celebratory as we honor the moon in all its glory. If you and your partner like to attend and host lavish parties, the full moon is the best choice of wedding date using the moon cycle.

Waning Gibbous

This moon phase is a time to reflect. It’s not a popular moon phase as far as wedding dates go but can provide benefits.

Third Quarter

If you and your partner believe in addition by subtraction, during a third quarter moon is a good time to get married or to hold an elopement ceremony. It’s also ideal for couples wanting a minimalist style wedding.

Waning Crescent

This is the perfect phase if you’re a couple wanting to renew your vows or for couples entering a second marriage.

Venus Retrograde: An Ominous Time to Avoid

Astrologists also are careful to watch out for certain celestial events that could indicate times to yield and be cautious. Be wary of choosing a wedding date in these astrological windows, such as Venus in Retrograde.

The planet Venus was named after the Roman goddess of love. In astrology, Venus is often referred to as the planet of love, beauty and harmony.

This celestial body governs our desires and attractions, offering valuable insights into how we express our affections and relate to others, so it’s not a planet or a goddess you want to cross on your wedding day. 

Venus is in retrograde when it appears to loop backwards in its orbit as it passes Earth on its journey around the sun.

To astrologists, that translates into every bit of life going backwards or haywire with the potential for bad luck and poor outcomes of day to day activities or, in the case of special occasions, unlucky weddings.

Messing with Venus would be like seeing a black cat walk across a broken mirror during your wedding underneath a ladder on Friday the 13th.

When this planet is in retrograde, we have misunderstandings with our partner, and it’s usually a time to reassess and reevaluate, so it’s clearly not a good idea to hold your wedding while Venus is in retrograde. 

Fortunately, Venus retrogrades just once every 18 months for 6 weeks, so the window to avoid is narrow.

But Don’t Fear Mercury Retrograde

When it comes to Mercury in retrograde, we hear about it regularly because it happens fairly regularly — three to four times a year.

People attribute all sorts of mishaps and bad luck (traffic jams, misplacing your keys, failing an exam) to Mercury being in retrograde.

But, while some astrologers might advise you against signing contracts or making major decisions during this time period because things could go awry, it’s also ok to be more realistic; you still have to live your life.

Not holding your wedding during this celestial event — which happens approximately every 88 days and lasts for about three weeks — would mean eliminating about a quarter of the calendar from your options. That’s not really feasible.

If you know ahead of time that Mercury retrograde could cause a couple of unforeseen hiccups, and you’re mentally ready to deal with them, then it shouldn’t derail the whole thing. It’s not going to ruin your wedding.

Just be ready to adapt and adjust where necessary, as opposed to thinking everything is an unmitigated disaster.

Pick a Date That Rocks Your World

With all those astrological guidelines you should be able to pick the right wedding date for you.

But if you need some more guidance, check out our roundup of the best wedding dates in the next few years and then reach out to book your wedding with us! May your love story transcend time and space.

McKenzi Taylor
McKenzi Taylor

McKenzi Taylor is America’s go-to elopement and micro wedding expert, often featured in small and major media outlets, such as the New York Times. With over 15 years of wedding photography experience, it was after planning her own Las Vegas elopement in 2016 that McKenzi felt her purpose shift into elopement coordination. She started Cactus Collective Weddings soon after in 2017. Since then, she’s become a WIPA board member, and has helped well over 1000 couples get hitched in style around Las Vegas, San Diego and Black Hills.