Post # 1
It was recently brought up to me that my wedding date is an inauspicious wedding date! Not even neutral, but literally a day I should avoid- and it clashes with my zodiac sign too!
I know that this is a Chinese/Hindu tradition (among many other cultures, as well) but I’m wondering if anyone put any thought into this about their wedding date??
Post # 2
marmar88 : I sent a lot if time picking our wedding date. A LOT. I believe in astrology both eastern and western and also that lunar cycles affect us a lot and numerology is important when it comes to special date (that I can control) and it was supper important to me to chose a day that was if not lucky at least good for us both and not inauspisous. I checked the chinese site, and other sites where I could find out about planets (didn’t want Venus retrograde as it’s the love planet and also my ruler (Taurus) and didnt want it to be in oppositition to his ruller Mars (Aries). The day had to me a Fri or Sat for logistical reasons and couldnt add up to inauspiciois numbers .. so yeah it ton of reaseach and narrowed it down to like 10 dates with that list we went to the venue and had to pick which one we could reserve. And then I did some more reasearch about time of day and wester astrology before reserving the officiant and basically we are having our ceremony time tjat is very good for us. Oh and to top all this …. 2016 is a blind year aka widow year. No way in hell I was getting married in 2016… even if we got engaged in 2015 so it had to be 2017 (much better year to have a wedding/start a marriage). Some may think I’m crazy but this was supper inportant to me. I’m a pagan at heart, not really practicing. Nature, the universe, astrology and astronomy is my religion, I dont practice it often but I strongly believe in it. Fiance is atheist/agnostic so he didnt care what day we get married as long as it’s logistically and seasonally ok. So I did all the research and then we picked the best day for us out of thise dates.
Post # 3
ana2017 : oh goodness! How did you do all that?
My date is not set in stone- I forgot to mention that it’s the date we put a deposit in, but can be changed.
Post # 4
Just a lot of superstitious nonsense.
Post # 5
marmar88 : yup we got married in the morning of 友引 which means pull friends. it’s not the best day to get married, but getting married in the morning on this day means your you and your so will be friends through marriage and the marriage will bring you more friends and strenghen relationships. (Japanese)
the best day to get married is 大安
But it’s really expensive here, not that it would have mattered, we got married in Vegas! Lol!
Post # 6
marmar88 : Research. And lots of it. Our wedding date in on an Auspicious date and time 🙂 and set in stone lol.
Im glad to hear yours is not set in stone. If it’s important to you to have an auspicious date i’ll post some links to some sites I used (they are in the computer and I’m in bed on my phone right now trying to get sleepy). If you dont believe in any of this then don’t bother with it. I just knew that I couldnt just blindly pick what ever date, this stuff is very important to me.
Post # 7
I didn’t give it a single thought. I’m not superstitious.
Post # 8
Im not superstitious, so I didn’t really consider lucky or unlucky dates and we picked something that meant something to us. If it makes you feel better, I checked the calendar for our date and we got married on an inauspicious date.
ETA: we got married the day before my grandparents 57th wedding anniversary. I checked their date back in 1959 and they got married on an inauspicious date too. So maybe people can sometimes make their own luck? My grandma is superstitious although she doesn’t follow astrology but she probably would have turned around and not gotten married if a black cat had passsed her path.
Post # 9
I’m planning to go to a numerologist once the proposal happens to decide what’s the best date for us based on our birthdays.
I wish I was one of those people who don’t care (like most of my friends) but I do…
Post # 10
Nope! I didn’t give it a single thought, since I don’t put much stock in superstition. However, since you posted the link, I did just look up my date… and luckily enough, your website says our day was auspicious for weddings. Regardless of my lack of belief, it still made me smile:)
We picked our date for more practical reasons – we wanted nice fall weather, and I wanted our anniversary to be near a 3-day weekend so that we would be tempted to take long weekends away for our anniversaries! I also really like how easy to remember Oct 10 (10-10) is. And it was a Saturday, so easy for our friends and family to attend.
Post # 11
marmar88 : oh yes, don’t get me started on the Chinese date picking ordeal. It took me 3 months to set a date because there were just so many restrictions. There’s so much to account for and the rules go a lot deeper than general inauspicious dates and zodiac sign clashes. You have to watch out for Chinese Halloween, dates that clash with the bride’s immediate family members’ signs. And on top of that, there are other superstitions asides from dates, like inviting pregnant guests. If I followed all of those rules, I would only be left with 2 or 3 months that I can choose and none of them would be in spring or summer. It’s just too much of a headache to account for everything so I went for the simpler route and ignored it.