I was invited to the Atlantic Wedding Showcase recently.  It was beautifully set up at the Cunard centre a great venue in and of itself. I really enjoyed  chatting with all the soon-to-be brides and grooms I met, but was asked more than once: “What is an Astrologer doing at a wedding show?”

It is at times like this that I am presented with the bald truth that not everyone is as passionate about the “starry science” as I am. So it is reasonable that they will not be aware that – not very long ago, nothing wedding-related was undertaken without first consulting a qualified Astrologer, including choosing the partner! Indeed in many areas of the world this is still very true!  In the Canadian context, bride / groom choosing  has had its day, yet I would like to offer a few thoughts on how a modern Astrologer can be of use to the happy couple.

Pick the Perfect Wedding Date 

I describe this in terms of surfing. My job as the astrologer is not to teach you to surf. It is my job to find you the perfect wave so that you can have the ride of your life. In terms of marriage – we pick our own  partners here in Canada, and there is much to be said for that. Through the correct application of Astrology, I can zero in on the best possible date and time from a range of dates you give me.

One lovely bride-to-be asked an excellent question: “But I have my heart set on an evening wedding  what if our luckiest time is two in the afternoon?” The wedding chart is elected for the “last irrevocable act”  so in the case of a Canadian wedding, that is the signing of the legal documents.  Since that can happen at any time, there is no need to change the date and time of the celebration — only the paperwork!

Pick the Perfect Wedding Location

For those who might like a destination wedding, LOCATIONAL Astrology looks at the charts of the couple and finds the luckiest place to marry as well as the date and time.  All of these of course are chosen out of a list offered by the soon-to-be bride and groom.

Own And Delight in Your Differences 

Even when two people have been living together, it does not hurt to have a look-see at the two charts to pinpoint areas of joy as well as those things that be start to irritate over time.  it is so much easier to iron out a middle ground BEFORE the trouble begins to brew!  Astrology offers this foresight, as well as ways to get to Yes together. Also, there is a third chart called the Composite, which accurately describes how the two will work as a couple.


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