In these modern times, couples who are engaged to be married are turning more often to astrologers to aid them in the selection of an auspicious date and time for their wedding ceremonies, and looking at wedding astrology. The art of timing an event is called Electional Astrology.
Astrologers know that the moment of pronouncement, which happens right after the vows are said, cements the energy for the entire marriage, whether for good or ill. ‘I now pronounce you . . .’ creates the astrological blueprint for the entire marriage, and this chart can be read out into the future. This is what wedding astrology is all about.
Electional Astrology has been around for over two thousand years, and is very common in India, where having a family astrologer is like having a family doctor. Those in the know in Europe, the Middle East, and America have also used astrologers to schedule weddings, coronations, presidential swearing-in ceremonies, medical treatments, and building construction, among other things. In fact, George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol building at an auspicious astrological time. Ronald Reagan was sworn in as governor of California in the middle of the night in order to take advantage of good astrological conditions.
In Electional astrology we can thus determine what moment something will truly begin – therefore in a wedding ceremony, it’s at that moment where the couple says ‘I Do’. We can also determine what astrological factors correspond to making this particular thing unfold to maximum benefit of all involved. Then a date and time are chosen that will provide the greatest number of these astrological factors.
Shah Jahan, the emperor who commissioned the Taj Mahal, waited five years for a good wedding date, following wedding astrology. But modern couples don’t have to be that patient. Electional astrologers work within all kinds of limitations. Some clients allow months in which to search for the best energy the universe has to offer, while others just want to choose from the best Saturday afternoon in June.
An astrologer will submit to the couple a short list of possible dates, and then it is up to them to determine what compromises they are willing to make and select the date that strengthens the energies that they consider most important. Since humans can’t go up in space and move the planets around, there is rarely an absolutely perfect marriage chart.
The astrologer will also want to look at the birth data for each person. Great wedding astrology dates are not one-size-fits-all. Finally, the astrologer needs to know the location of the ceremony.
An Astro-cartography reading maps a person’s energy geographically, allowing a couple to see the planetary energies affecting locations–useful when choosing where to go on a honeymoon, not to mention where to live happily ever after. Couples may also consult an astrologer for a good day to move in together, to buy or lease a house, or to begin construction.
A vedic astrologer, or jyotisha, can prescribe gemstones for the couple who wish to create custom wedding rings that are powerful as well as beautiful. Gems are chosen based on a person’s strong and weak planets. Diamonds are not ideal for everyone, but correctly prescribed natural gems will balance the energies of the wearer.
For couples planning children, astrologers can determine good days for conceiving a child of a desired gender, and find an ideal birth window for a baby should the mother require a scheduled C-section. They can help with adoption plans as well.
Working with an wedding astrologer can help the marriage to go with the flow, so to speak. The couple should insist on someone with experience doing wedding Astrology.