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Wedding Date Tutorial: The Moon

NOTE: In the years since I wrote this tutorial, I’ve adjusted my process to give MUCH more emphasis to a good approaching aspect between the Sun and Moon. I still avoid the Moon in Scorpio and Capricorn when at all possible, but I’ll take a Moon in Aries in good aspect to the Sun over a Moon in Taurus square the Sun any day! (AEK, 2/07)

The Moon

In our previous step we managed to narrow the time frame for Kate and Malcolm’s wedding date to Saturday, April 21 through Saturday, June 2, 2001. Next we’ll try to choose a specific date based on the placement of the Moon on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays during that time period.

Astrologically, the Moon in strongest in Taurus and Cancer. It’s less happy in Aries, Scorpio, and Capricorn. So right off the bat we’ll eliminate dates when the moon is in Aries, Scorpio or Capricorn: April 21-22, May 11-12, May 18-19, and June 2.

Next we need to eliminate times when the Moon is Void of Course. The symbolism of a Void of Course moon is that “the matter comes to nothing;” this might mean anything from unforseen circumstances preventing the wedding from taking place as planned, and if it does take place the couple may have a sense of being ineffectual and unable to formulate or reach mutual goals.

So from the dates remaining we can eliminate: May 6 and May 26. Additionally, we’ll keep an eye on other dates when the moon is void of course for part of the day and avoid those times.

Of the dates remaining, we’ve got Moons in Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius. Obviously we’d like to go with the moon in Taurus (Sunday, May 20, after 10:29 a.m.) or Cancer (Friday evening, April 27 through Saturday, April 28 at 2:53 p.m.; Friday evening, May 25).

None of these days favor the traditional Saturday evening wedding that so many couple secretly long for. Now, let me say this about Saturday: it’s named after Saturn. In many ways that’s an appropriate symbolism for the institution of marriage. But it’s a pretty heavy, difficult symbol, and can manifest in distinctly unpleasant ways such as feeling restricted or oppressed. I’m not saying no one should get married on Saturday. But Friday is ruled by Venus, and Sunday is ruled by the Sun; either of these days have a built-in vibe that’s a lot more upbeat than Saturn’s-day.

But even though Kate and Malcolm have been model clients and given you carte blanche to choose a Friday or Sunday for them, you do, in this case, have a secret weapon you can hold in reserve. Saturday, May 5 boasts a moon in Libra and is not void of course until late that night. Libra does rule marriage, after all. So we’ll add it to our green-light days

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