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Post-Pandemic Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding for 2021?

Don't forget to schedule it for an astrologically auspicious time. One of the silver linings of the pandemic is that weddings are no longer limited to Saturday and Sunday. This gives you a chance to choose without limiting to weekend. The time you exchange vows sets the tone for your married life and is the horoscope of your marriage. Some simple rules are easy to apply with a minimal knowledge of astrology: The moon should be waxing rather than waning. The ruler of the first and seventh houses should be in harmony. Place Venus and Jupiter on the angles. The Sun and Moon should be in harmony as should Venus and Mars. Attempt to put the inner planets in signs of their ruler or dignity, especially Venus and Mars, and the Moon. If that is not possible, try to avoid placing them in fall or detriment. A handy table listing essential dignities can assist. The planets should make harmonious aspects to the natal charts of those who are planning to marry. A prominent Saturn at the time of the wedding does not mean a bad marriage, it may simply mean an enduring one. If Saturn is strong by sign, which it is now in Capricorn and will be for two more years in Aquarius, then not to worry as long as there is not a prominent square between Saturn and other planets. Squares are equated with lessons and growth, and trines and sextiles with ease. A conjunction depends upon the nature of the planets. Moon conjunct Venus would be fine for a wedding, but Moon conjunct Mars or Saturn (or in square or opposition) would not. The moon is all important in electional astrology, so do look to the moon first and foremost. Since the 7th house rules marriage, placing the Sun, Venus or Jupiter in that house would be desirable. The Sun will be in the 7th house at sunset. The Sun in the 8th house at the time of the wedding usually indicates wealth. The Sun in the 5th house would favor children. To enhance communication, look to a strongly placed Mercury and third house.

Tips for 2021 Jupiter in Pisces is especially nice and lends fertility to the chart. Jupiter is a co-ruler of Pisces and strongly placed there. Jupiter moves into Pisces on May 13 and stays there through July 27th. Jupiter returns to Pisces Dec. 29th, 2021 through May 9, 2022. Venus is strong in Cancer (starts June 2, 2021) and Leo (starts June 27, 2021). Venus in Virgo commences July 22, 2021 and is considered a less than ideal placement for the planet of love but it can work if you have strong natal Virgo placements. Venus moves into Libra on August 16th and stays in Libra through Sept. 9th. Venus in Libra is well placed. Mars moves into Leo on June 11, 2021, where it is happier than in Cancer. Mars goes into Virgo on the 29th of July and then into Libra on the 15th. Mars is in fall in Libra, so best to skip that placement if possible. Mars moves into its own sign (Scorpio) on October 30th, so that would be a strong Mars in your wedding chart. Just try to avoid the opposition to Uranus. The Moon changes signs every 2.5 days and makes a multitude of aspects. If in doubt consult an astrologer. Don't fret if you can't find the perfect date. There is no such thing. Only less and more harmonious charts.

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