Astrology’s Best Wedding Dates in 2023
How To Choose A Wedding Date
Choosing a wedding date is no easy task. There is no one way to go about it, as couples naturally differ in their considerations when picking a date for their big day. Some couples prioritize a date that is symbolic to them, like the anniversary of when they met. Some couples prioritize logistical concerns like venue availability.
There are other couples who prioritize a wedding date that gives them ample time to prepare for their big day. This way, they don’t have to rush necessary wedding prep like teeth whitening appointments!
That way, you could book a session with The Smile Bar and never have to worry about your smile on your wedding day!
However, regardless of their priorities, all couples should consider the luckiness of the wedding date they choose. When your wedding is held can set the tone of the day, but more importantly, it can greatly affect your relationship in the long term.
To help you out, we’ve listed the best wedding dates of 2023 and each month’s lucky wedding dates according to astrology, Chinese astrology, and numerology.
Astrology, Chinese astrology, and numerology use birth dates as a basis for determining if certain days, months, or years are lucky or unlucky for an individual or for a couple.
In astrology, when you were born determines your zodiac sign, and each sign has a corresponding lucky day and month. For example, if you are an Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18), your best days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and your best months are January, May, and November. According to astrology, the year 2023 will be a great one for Leos (July 23 – Aug 22), Libras (Sept 23 – Oct 22), and Sagittariuses (Nov 22 – Dec 21).
Chinese astrology also assigns each individual with a zodiac sign, except this time, someone’s sign depends on the year they were born. The year 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, which is good news for compatible signs like Dogs (1982, 1994, 2006), Pigs (1983, 1995, 2007), and Monkeys (1980, 1992, 2004, 2016), but bad news for Rabbits (1975, 1987, 1999), Snakes (1977, 1989, 2001), and Roosters (1981, 1993, 2005).
While the basic principles of numerology are utilized in astrology and Chinese astrology (i.e. how there are general and/or zodiac-specific lucky numbers), numerology is the most different among the three. To fully utilize numerology, you can calculate your life path number, your partner’s life path number, and your marriage number.
Now, brace yourself, this will involve having to do some math! To calculate your life path number, add all the numbers in your birth date in this format, M+M+D+D+Y+Y+Y+Y, and keep adding until you reach a single digit. For example, someone born on February 17, 1999, would have a life path number of 2 (0 + 2 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 9 = 38, 3 + 8 = 11, 1+ 1 = 2). You can also use this life path number calculator.
To calculate your marriage number, simply add your life path number and your partner’s life path number together. You can think of your marriage number as a lucky number that reflects both of you.
Astrology’s Best Wedding Dates in 2023
Here are the best wedding dates for 2023:
1. October 14, 2023
A solar eclipse will happen on this date, and the sun and new moon will be in Libra, which represents balance, equality, and love.
2. February 5, 2023
On this day, there will be a full moon, which is always lucky. Additionally, there will be no retrogrades, which is when disruptions in life happen because of the influence of the planets going backward in the sky.
3. July 17, 2023
This is a lucky wedding date for those who want a big family. The new moon will be in Cancer, whose central themes are the hearth, a central fire, and homeliness.
4. March 2, 2023
The two most positive planets, Venus and Jupiter, will be in conjunction on this day. Their combined energies foster love, unity, and growth.
5. August 8, 2023
This date features two eights, which in Chinese astrology, represents wealth.
6. August 31, 2023
August is considered one of the most auspicious months of 2023. There will be a full moon this month, and on the 31st, there will be a blue moon, which is extra lucky!
7. February 23, 2023
This date is energetically strong. Because of the waxing moon, it is a good time to be overt, outward, and expanding.
The Best Wedding Dates For Each Month
|Month||Wedding Dates||Things To Watch Out For|
|January||January 1-10||The first ten days of the month are considered the luckiest, with January 2 being an especially good day for new beginnings.|
|February||February 2, 3, 13, and 23||According to numerology, dates that echo the numbers of the year (2023) are considered well-balanced and lucky.|
|March||March 2, 3, and 23||Numerology says that some of these dates are lucky wedding dates. However, in Chinese astrology, March is seen as unlucky for weddings.|
|April||April 1-19||The 4th month of the year is specifically lucky for couples looking to maintain their sense of individuality.|
|May||2, 8, 17, 20, 25, and 29||The dates listed are the luckiest in the month, but in general, May is considered one of the best months for weddings!|
|June||June 5 – June 8||The month of June is a lucky wedding date for those who want to have a grand wedding.|
|July||July 17||On July 23, Venus, which is the planet of romance, harmony, and finances, will be in retrograde, so expect difficulty in those parts of your life. Do NOT get married on this date!|
|August||August 5, 8, 13, 26, and 31||August 5, 13, and 26 are generally lucky days. An additional perk is that they are weekends. However, these are bad days for those born in the Year of the Ox, Rooster, and Dog, respectively.|
|September||September 1-8||On September 9 to October 1, Mercury, the planet of communication, will be in retrograde, and
Mars, the planet of war, will be dominant. Fights will abound, so do NOT get married on these dates!
|October||October 2 and 14||According to Chinese astrology, this is an especially auspicious time that symbolizes wealth.|
|November||November 2, 8, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, and 29.||November is full of lucky wedding dates as it is one of the most fortuitous months of 2023!|
|December||2, 5, 6, 9, 21||Being the Christmas season, the energy of this month is strongly associated with family, tradition, and class.|
The beginning of the year is associated with good luck and is considered a good time to start new endeavors, whether that be a successful business or a happy marriage!
February is full of dates that echo the numbers of the year (2023). According to numerology, these dates are good luck!
Like February, March is also full of dates composed of the digits 2, 0, and 3.
April is Aries’ month. Aries are known for their independence, so this is one of the best wedding dates in 2023 for couples who want to maintain their sense of individuality.
May is considered one of the most auspicious and fortuitous months in Chinese astrology!
In this month, Venus will enter Leo and stay for an extended visit. This time will be full of magnificence, grandness, and expressiveness, making it a lucky wedding date for those who want to have a big ceremony.
July has more unlucky dates than lucky dates. Be wary of this month!
August is composed of an almost equal mix of good and bad days for weddings.
The beginning of September is very unlucky for weddings. It is better to have your wedding at the end of the month instead.
As “octo” means eight, which is a number that symbolizes wealth in Chinese astrology, having a wedding on this month will attract wealth into your lives!
November is full of lucky wedding dates. In fact, it has the most lucky wedding dates out of every month in 2023!
According to astrology, this month is for those who want to emulate tradition and class. This is also one of the best wedding dates in 2023 for those who are future-oriented.
When To Send Wedding Save The Dates
The next step after you pick a wedding date is to send your Save the Dates! You’ll be able to do so confidently as you’re assured that the wedding date you’ve picked is a lucky one.
It is best to send your Save the Dates, 8 to 12 months before your wedding, so you have enough time to prepare for your big day! Your preparations can include stress-free wedding dress fitting, cake taste testing, or teeth whitening.