Want to feel like royalty on your big day? Try these star-studded tips.
First things first: the sign of Libra is associated with partnerships of all kinds especially when committing to a long-term arrangement, as in a marriage ceremony. If there is a New Moon in Libra on this day your life together will get off to a great start and will likely blossom into something beautiful. Generally it is better for the Moon to be between new and almost full. A waning Moon is not such a great omen.
If Venus is in Libra, this will help make things extra special. There will be fabulous interactions between family, guests, in-laws, and friends. Everything will be as harmonious, light, and bright as possible. There may also be some matchmaking going on as certain people inspired by your big day decide they want a long-term lover.
Venus is linked with the bride and Mars with the groom so if you can make sure that both planets are in positive aspect to each other this will be very beneficial.
If Jupiter aspects the Sun, Moon, Venus, or Mars – or more than one of these – this, too, will bring good luck on the big day and thereafter.
Try to choose the month to get married depending on the reason for the marriage. March, July, and November will bring emotional depth, whereas if you decide to marry when the Air Signs are more predominant in June, February, or October the marriage will be more of a deep friendship with an intellectual rapport.
Getting married during the fiery months of April, August, and December makes for a spirited relationship with plenty of action and adventure. The earthy months of May, September, and January bring security, which some people crave but others may find too boring and restrictive.
Make sure that both Venus and Mercury are in forward motion. If either is retrograde it can cause complications later on. It also helps to make sure that neither Venus nor Mars is in combative signs like Aries or Scorpio.
There are old rhymes which give hints as to the best day of the week to be married. This goes something like: “Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, and Wednesday is the best day of all.” Thursday through Sunday are all supposed to be less-than-ideal.
As far as wedding clothes go there are all sorts of traditions about what should be worn and what should be avoided. Wearing something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue is advice that is often followed by brides who want to ensure their wedding and marriage are as good as they can be.
Something old is about the continuity of the family, so a piece of jewelry or lace handed down allows older family members or ancestors to be included in the day. Something new brings bright hope for the bride and groom and their future together. Something borrowed allows friends to play their part. If something is borrowed it should be from a happily married woman and should be given back straight away.
Something blue is a symbol of faithfulness, purity, and loyalty, and the blue item is often the garter. In this more modern age some brides get a blue tattoo.
Even Kate Middleton in her marriage to Prince William followed this age-old custom by wearing something in each category. Although her gown looked white it did have a tiny slip of blue ribbon sewn into it. Her borrowed item was from the Queen who lent her the 1936 Cartier halo style tiara. It has been in the Royal Family since it was purchased by King George VI for the Queen Mother.
If you are planning a wedding check out the omens, honor tradition and have a wonderful day!