How to Pick Your Wedding Date by Using Astrology

Looking to the stars could help you craft a day that is unique to you and your love story



If you look to the stars for guidance in matters of love and destiny, why not let them help you choose the perfect wedding date?

From saying “yes” to the dress to coordinating vendors and managing guest lists, wedding planning is far from easy. Although it may seem unconventional at first, using astrology to select your wedding date could actually help make your special day all the more meaningful. After all, just as the planets in your birth chart perpetually impact the highs and lows of your human experience, the cosmos can also serve as a backdrop of energy on the day you say “I do.”

Each planet carries its own unique significance, and the zodiac signs serve as powerful archetypes. By aligning your wedding date with favorable planetary positions and astrological aspects, you have the opportunity to craft a day that is uniquely yours, a day that mirrors your love story and amplifies the love, harmony, and prosperity of your union.

Looking for the perfect day to tie the knot? Read on to learn more about what you should consider astrologically when planning your wedding date.

Related: Here Are the Luckiest Days to Get Married in 2024 — And What Dates to Avoid According to an Astrologer

How does your birth chart play into your wedding date?

Before moving forward with selecting your wedding date, it's crucial to understand your birth chart. An exact snapshot of the sky at your time of birth, your chart is like a map that can unveil your strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and triumphs. Remember, you still have free will, but in astrology, the position of the planets tells us a story.

To calculate your birth chart, you’ll need an exact time, date, and location of birth. You can do this on sites like

Which astrological houses are important when planning your wedding date?

Once you have your birth chart, you’ll notice that it’s divided into 12 houses, each representing a different area of life. Below are the astrological houses that hold the most significance when planning your big day.

First house (Ascendant/Rising Sign): Your personality, sense of self and physical appearance.

The planets occupying this house on your wedding day could determine everything from the look on the groom's face when the bride is walking down the aisle to the couple's wedding attire.

Second house: Your finances, possessions, values, self-confidence and sense of stability.

Planets in this area of your chart could describe the dynamics of your pre-wedding self-care rituals, such as the bride's glam squad. Luxury items like extravagant floral arrangements could also fall under this house.

Fourth house (Imum Coeli): Your home, family, roots, early upbringing and the foundation of your life. 

Celestial traction in this area of the chart could describe the couple's family dynamics or even the choice of venue. Key planetary influences here could reference a couple that opts to exchange their vows via a cozy backyard wedding.

Fifth house: Your creativity, hobbies, children, love life, passion projects and self-expression.

The bride and groom's authenticity shines through this area of the chart. This can describe the wedding decor and entertainment choices, whether it be live performances or the DJ's music choices.

Sixth house: Your health, daily routines, work schedule and acts of service.

Planets transiting this area of the chart can influence the logistical wedding planning and overall timeline to ensure the bride, groom, and guests have a smooth experience. Key planetary influences here could also describe the menu choices.

Seventh house (Descendant):
Your commitments, partnerships, marriage and significant others.

The planets transiting this area of the chart are pivotal to the success of the marriage. These planetary influences can indicate the qualities and dynamics of your partnership and, more importantly, the energy surrounding your commitment.

10th house (Midheaven): Your career, legacy, reputation in the world and sense of authority.

Planets occupying the 10th house could influence everything from your reputation as a couple to the public's perception of your ceremony. The same goes for wedding announcements and social media recaps of your big day.

11th house: Your friendships, associations, community affairs and future ideals.

An action-packed 11th house on your wedding day could focus on the couple's guest list and loved ones who choose to give toasts during the reception.

Which planetary transits are most important when planning your wedding?

The positions of the planets at the time of your nuptials are incredibly significant, as they influence the energy and dynamics surrounding your wedding and marriage overall. Below are key planetary influences that hold the most significance when planning your big day.

The Sun

The sun can influence the energy, visibility, and warmth on your wedding day. Its transit through the zodiac can illuminate different facets of your wedding, from the overall vibe to the themes and activities.

Favorable transits:
Sun in Leo, Sun in Taurus, Sun in Libra, Sun in Capricorn.
Favorable house transits:
Fourth, fifth, seventh, and 10th.

The Moon

The moon can influence emotions, family, mood and the overall receptivity of your wedding day. Everything from its aspects, lunar phase, and zodiac placement can determine the emotional tone of your wedding and the flow of events and interactions between you and your guests. It's best to marry during the new moon phase, as it is symbolic of new beginnings, but the full moon phase can also be exciting and celebratory.

Favorable transits: Moon in Taurus, Moon in Cancer, Moon in Leo.
Favorable house transits: Second, fourth, fifth, and seventh.


Mercury can determine general communication, logistics, transportation and travel on your wedding day. Its transit can also influence the exchanging of vows, speeches and interactions between you and your loved ones.

Favorable transits: Mercury in Gemini, Mercury in Virgo.
Favorable house transits: Third, sixth, and seventh.


Venus oversees aesthetics, beauty, harmony, marriage and relationships. The love planet is essential when considering the foundation of your union and the romantic atmosphere of your wedding. Look at its aspects and zodiac placements to create the ultimate celebration.

Favorable transits:
Venus in Taurus, Venus in Libra, Venus in Pisces.
Favorable house transits: First, second, fifth, and seventh.


Jupiter is the planet of abundance, expansion, faith and opportunity. Its transits can bring optimism
and prosperity to your nuptials and their aspects can help determine your plans for the future.

Favorable transits
: When Jupiter transits the same sign as your natal Sun, Venus, or Jupiter.
Favorable house transits: Seventh and ninth.

What are the best dates to get married in 2024?

Below are some of the luckiest days in 2024 to tie the knot. Please note, to each their own; everyone's birth chart is unique in terms of houses and placements, but these are astrologically "up to par" when it comes to love.

May 23, 2024: On this day, the moon will be in the expansive sign of Sagittarius, while its bountiful planetary ruler, Jupiter, sits together with Venus in Taurus. This auspicious alignment makes it an ideal time to wed, offering a solid foundation for a long-lasting partnership. Venus and Jupiter will also harmonize with numinous Neptune, adding a touch of magic to your union.

June 14, 2024: This is a day that promises harmony and balance. The moon will be in the relationship-driven sign of Libra, while the sun, Mercury and Venus sit together in Gemini, ensuring that the vows being exchanged are beautiful and deeply meaningful.

June 30, 2024: Heartfelt and aesthetically pleasing, the moon will be exalted in Taurus on this day, and in mutual reception with the love planet Venus. Luna will also harmonize with the sun, while Venus dances with Mars. This sensual configuration promises a day of delight, harmony, and passion.

July 28, 2024: On this day, the moon will be in its sign of exaltation, Taurus, making it ideal for commitments like marriage. In the meantime, Taurus' ruler, Venus, will sit together with the sun in the warm and festive sign of Leo, adding a vibrant and celebratory backdrop to the day.

When should you not have your wedding?

Tying the knot during Mercury retrograde isn't suggested, as it is notorious for causing complications and misunderstandings, which could disrupt the logistical flow of your wedding day.

Venus retrograde (especially) is no exception, as it could introduce challenges and uncertainties, specifically regarding love, relationships, and the harmony of your relationship.

If the complexities of astrology and wedding planning seem overwhelming, remember not to put too much pressure on yourself. Choosing the perfect wedding date can sometimes feel like solving a Rubik’s Cube, but trust your intuition and follow what feels right for you.

Astrology has its own kind of magic, more than often proving the power of divine timing.

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