Trying to choose the perfect date for your 2023 nuptials? Well, it just might be written in the stars. If you look to the zodiac and different cultural traditions, there are some days that are considered luckier to make a lifelong commitment like marriage. While any date is the perfect one to tie the knot with the one you love, those looking to align their celebrations with a lucky one can look no further.
Ahead, we looked to the Chinese and Hindu calendars and the zodiac to share with you the luckiest days to get married in 2023. Read ahead to pick your perfect day to say "I do."
Lucky Days in the Zodiac
Looking to transits, eclipses, and retrogrades is one way those interested in astrology can determine their wedding day. "The date of a wedding can actually underlie the overall tone and energy surrounding a marriage," explains Julia Arielle Modorsky, an astrologer at Sanctuary Astrology. "Although there are a plethora of wonderful dates to get married, here are some astrologically-significant dates to consider when looking to tie the knot in 2023. None of these dates will have a Mercury, Venus, or Mars retrograde."
For those looking into a winter wedding, January and March could bring about your luckiest days for your ceremony. "An expansive union and serious commitment in love shines upon January 22, with the double alignments of Jupiter and Juno, and Venus and Saturn," says Modorsky. "Celebrate the astro new year with a celebration of love during the New Moon on March 21, full of fresh communication with Mercury joining in. This day will also have the valuable tone of loving steadiness and stability with Venus and Juno conjoining in Taurus."
The spring is not only a great time for floral-filled celebrations, but it also brings about some lucky dates. "It will be a hot day on April 11, as expansive Jupiter aligns with the invigorating Sun, and the future-oriented and electric sparks of Uranus aligns with Juno’s focus towards a committed union. There can be a powerful, communicative, and transformative vibe with Gemini Venus harmoniously trining Pluto," details Modorsky.
"The grounded, natural, and secure Taurus New Moon will appear on May 19, with plenty of activity and dreaminess due to a smooth flow with Mars and Neptune," continues Modorsky. "Jupiter and Mercury can up the communication, and Cancer Venus will make an appearance to really bring along a loving family vibe with beautiful and heartfelt emotions."
If there's one month both brides and astrologers love for weddings, it's June. "There will be a New Moon in versatile and communicative Gemini on June 17, and we’re calling in the Summer Solstice—or the beginning of creative and caring Cancer Season—on June 21! On both dates, active Mars and loving Venus will be aligned in vibrant, expressive, and fun-loving Leo, and seriously committed Juno will be aligned with the Sun," says Modorsky. "While the Moon joins the Sun for a fresh, new beginning on June 17, the Moon will join Venus and Mars to bring in more feeling and emotion to the Venus-Mars duo on June 21."
Lucky Days in the Chinese Calendar
The Chinese calendar marks auspicious days throughout the year that correspond with luck for a variety of life events from travel to signing contracts to saying "I do." According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, the best months for marriage in the Year of the Rabbit 2023 are May, July, August, October, and November. The most auspicious dates are 2, 8, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, and 29. So a combination of any of those months and dates (for example, July 17) would be a positive one to book a venue.
Lucky Days in the Hindu Calendar
In Hindu tradition, a Shubh Muhurat is a time chosen to execute or start an event so that the task is carried out without any obstacle. These dates are marked throughout the calendar each year, and can indicate the best days to begin a marriage. According to India's wedding planning platform WedMeGood, the following are the most auspicious days to get married in the 2023 Hindu calendar.
In the first month of 2023, couples should look to get married on January 15, 18, 25, 26, 27, or 30. February is also filled with lucky days (including Valentine's Day!). Those looking to get married that month should look to February 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 22, 23, 27, 23, 27, and 28. March also has four auspicious dates in the calendar. Those are March 6, 9, 11, and 13.
Spring has plenty of lucky days to say "I do" this year. Couples can find auspicious days on April 5, 7, 8, 9, 22, and 30. May is a great month for marriage with 13 lucky dates, including May 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 29, and 30. June also holds some good dates to tie the knot. Try booking your venue for June 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 23, or 26.
For a summer wedding, there are a few Shubh Muhurats throughout the months. Dates on July 9 and 14, August 6, 13, 14, 15, and 30, and September 18 and 19 are lucky ones to get married on.
As for the fall, there are a few more dates to plan your nuptials for before the end of 2023. October 17, 21, 22, 23, and 24 are up first for the season. The following month only has four Shubh Muhurats on November 23, 27, 28, and 29. The last month of 2023, couples are advised to get married on December 6, 7, 9, and 15.