The Astrology of Your Wedding Date
Predict the personality of your big day — and your happily ever after!
When you announced your engagement, the first response you probably got was, “Have you set a date?” There’s more weight to this question than excited friends and family realize: your wedding day has a Sun sign and can say a lot about your how your big day will go — but it can also be a big predictor of your marriage’s personality. So read up on matrimony astrology before you set off toward your fairytale ending!
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
This is an exciting time to get married, because Fire sign Aries shakes us out of the sleepy, introverted mood of winter — and love thrives in the first blush of springtime! Committing yourself to another person is a bold step, and Warrior sign Aries supports this leap. But once the honeymoon is over (so to speak), you must both put a premium on keeping the relationship exciting and fresh, because Aries is always on-the-move and especially prone to boredom. For your yearly anniversary, try a quick, romantic getaway to places that show spring in full bloom. A trip to a lush locale will reignite the sexy side of your connection!
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Steady, methodic Taurus gives protective energy to couples who see marriage as the next logical step together. The hard-working Bull influence supports relationships where both partners have devoted a lot of time and energy to their union, but since Taurus is also sensual and enjoys earthly pleasures, a Taurean wedding can still be exuberant! As the marriage proceeds, typical Taurus stubbornness can ensure that the couple is rock-steady, and that both husband and wife continue to feel secure. But a Taurus marriage is at risk of getting overly comfortable and stuck in a rut, so be sure to take impromptu weekend trips together — and don’t shy away from getting adventurous in the bedroom!
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
A Gemini wedding is one of the most energetic of the zodiac! It’s likely to be planned very quickly (often with two differing opinions on food, theme and music), but once the big day arrives, a quick, eloquent (often lighthearted) ceremony will give way to one big party! Under the Gemini influence, wedding guests can expect to click with each other and keep the conversation — and toasts — lively. After the last guest goes home and the Gemini marriage is off and running, the newlyweds can expect communication to be strong and open, leading to a satisfying home (and sex) life.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
This is the perfect time to get married if you happen to be an especially family-oriented couple with a keen interest in having children. Cancer is the sign of home and hearth, so the wedding and reception will be a clear celebration of the couple’s love and the joining of both families. At the same time, Cancer’s nurturing quality — and the bountiful time of year — will ensure a tasty wedding menu! Once the couple crosses the threshold and begins their new life together, they will be fixated on creating a perfect home. While their devotion to their children will be strong, the Cancer couple will need to make a point of putting aside plenty of time for just the two of them so that passion can prosper.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
A Leo wedding is about glitz and spectacle, because this is the sign that’s most comfortable in the spotlight. No Leo event is ever casual, and the guests will instinctively pay tribute to the happy couple, perhaps by way of thoughtful toasts or extravagant gifts. No worries; because Leo is such a social sign, none of the attendees will feel left out of the fun! Once the after-after-party ends, the newlyweds will consider their marriage a point of mutual pride. Each will strive to live up to the other’s high expectations for passion and enduring love, and they’ll always want to keep up appearances for family and neighbors.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
This is a great time of year for a grounded couple to make their love official. While the weather is still pleasant, the Virgo influence encourages careful planning — no Vegas-style shotgun weddings here! This will probably be a simple, thought-out affair that isn’t too flashy (this sign will encourage the couple to think about their financial future, so they won’t want to blow their house’s down payment on a single day!). And because Virgo is the most service-oriented sign of the zodiac, the newlyweds will certainly feel a strong bond that keeps their love practical, yet passionate. As the marriage matures, both partners will feel a mutual sense of responsibility for each other and the plans they made together.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
This time of year is ruled over by the romantic influence of the balance-seeking sign of partnership, and because Libra values beauty, the wedding will be far more exuberant than the earthy tones of autumn would suggest! A Libra wedding ceremony is especially touching, because not only does the couple appear especially committed — they retain their sense of puppy love, too. The Libra marriage that comes after may not seem quite so effortless, because although the sign of the Scales constantly seeks balance, harmony may not come easily. Still, compromise will play a big role in making this marriage work, and love will always find its way in to break up disagreements.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
The entire wedding party — from best man to coworker — will feel the passionate reverberations of a Scorpio wedding! Indeed, it wouldn’t be unusual for new couples to form as a result of meeting at this intense event. Since Scorpio is an especially sexual sign, wedding fashions may run on the side of risquÈ, and guests might feel they are witnessing a miracle as the Scorpio couple exchange vows and seem completely transformed by each other. Beware — the influence of the “detective sign” of the zodiac is likely to unearth hidden family secrets before the cake is even cut. After this memorable wedding, the couple will cherish a more private life together with a highly-charged sex life and deep spiritual connection.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
That famous Sagittarius straightforwardness translates to a wedding ceremony where the couple’s happiness is pure and plain to see! The high-minded freedom of the Archer sign’s influence also makes for a lighthearted reception where any friction in family dynamics, or between guests, is overshadowed with laughter. A Sagittarius marriage will be one where both partners feel free to have their own interests and friends, and a Sagittarius family will enjoy numerous camping trips and globe-trotting vacations together.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Capricorn is all about dignity, so wherever the ceremony takes place, there will definitely be a sense of formality. And because Capricorn is the sign of systems, the entire wedding will be planned to the minute — but guests will enjoy the effort the couple puts into proclaiming their union, so spirits will be high and the festivities should go off without a hitch! As the newlyweds move forward, their partnership might have some qualities of a business agreement, with a sense of equality and duty required of each partner. But behind closed doors, the “professionalism” of the Capricorn marriage is much wilder than anyone would expect!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
It may be the middle of winter, but an Aquarius wedding will be anything but cold! Guests will forget the chill outside as the happy couple shocks and surprises with their own very personal ceremony and reception. From their choice of song for the wedding processional to the flavor of wedding cake, the Water-Bearer sign’s wedding will be one for the books! Because this is also such an idealistic sign, the Aquarius marriage will be one where partners see and bring out the best in each other.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
With spring just around the corner, the dreamy Pisces influence can imbue the wedding rituals with a mood of hope and fantasy. A Pisces wedding is sure to be the most romantic kind, as both partners are at their most sentimental. And because Pisces is the sign of escapism, the wine will flow freely (you can expect an open bar!), so beware: the wedding party might indulge a little too much in liquor and food. Still, the focus will be on true love, and the just-married Pisces couple can look forward to building a life under a shared dream, and enduring both the choppy waters and smooth sailing of a life together.
Find out more about your marriage’s astrological personality at Zodiac Central!