An Auspicious Wedding Date
January 1, 1970For those of you just joining our inspiration newsletter, welcome!
And for those who have just become engaged, CONGRATULATIONS!
One of the first acts of a newly engaged couple is to pick a wedding date. Knowing when you will marry is the first step to being able to plan all the other aspects of the wedding.
Alas, not all of us can take on that task easily. We struggle -- due to scheduling issues, availability of venue, other people's needs and expectations, confusion due to so many choices, etc.
So many modern couples decide to pick a date that is meaningful or auspicious. Picking an auspicious date can give your marriage a great start.
Try to select a date that is meaningful to you both – such as an anniversary or special holiday – or choose a date that is astrologically significant.
In the Hindu, Buddhist and other Asian traditions it is customary for Bride and groom or their parents to consult an astrologer for a date that would be the most auspicious for the wedding. That tradition has caught on with couples in the west.
Astrologer Shelley Ackerman, President of the New York affiliate of the American Federation of Astrologers, suggests: “It is important for modern couples to consult an astrologer to find a perfect date, time and place – which is different from having a great party. The mistake couples makes when planning a wedding is they are trying to please everyone but themselves.”
Your marriage has an astrological birth time based on the time of your ceremony, says Ackerman, which is why it is important to pick a time and date that will bring your union plenty of luck and support from the stars. Keep in mind that you can ask an astrologer for several options to work with.
If you have picked your date already, you can still have an astrological chart done for the date of your wedding. This might reveal some insights into your marriage that will be helpful in the years to come!
You can visit astrologer Shelley Ackerman at www.KarmicRelief.com or see her columns at Beliefnet.com.
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Blessings, Rev. Laurie Sue