Here Are the Luckiest Days to Get Married in 2024 — And What Dates to Avoid According to an Astrologer

Astrologer and best-selling author Lisa Stardust breaks down the luckiest days of the year for love

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Some couples are hoping to add a bit of good luck to their marriages this year by choosing an auspicious wedding date to tie the knot.

New York City based astrologer Lisa Stardust tells PEOPLE that 2024 is a year of “growth and inspiration,” per its lunar zodiac sign, the Wood Dragon, as she shares insights on what days this year will be particularly “lucky” to wed — and what dates couples should seek to avoid.

The year itself is set up well for lovebirds. “The Wood Dragon, known to fight for what it loves, also makes it an excellent time for making commitments,” Stardust says.

As for when brides and grooms-to-be should consider walking down the aisle, the number 8 is particularly lucky in the Chinese Zodiac as it “symbolizes infinity,” Stardust says. “August 8th is a particularly auspicious day” for a wedding this year.

Most dates during the months of March, May and June are considered “lucky” days for a wedding, with Stardust highlighting the following ranges in particular: March 1-23, March 25-31, May 1- 23 and May 25-June 23.

However, Stardust — who has published three best-selling astrology books — notes that couples should avoid the 4th, 14th, and 24th of those months, as 4 is a number “associated with death” in the Lunar Calendar. Despite the year itself ending in 4, she says couples need not worry: “The numerology of the year equals 8, making it a lucky time for marriage.”

June 21, the summer solstice, is another “wonderful time for love,” she says.

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Two grooms at wedding

Aside from dates in March, May and June that end in 4, Stardust shares some other time periods she advises couples against eyeing for a wedding.

“It is highly recommended that couples avoid getting married during a retrograde or an eclipse. These periods are highly unpredictable by nature, and the outcome of the marriage can be just that.”

Couples should avoid both times when both Mercury and Mars are in retrograde, including April 1-25, August 5-27 and November 25 through December 15. These periods can be indicative of a “reversal of a contract or a marriage full of miscommunication and misunderstanding,” she says.

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As for the future, she advises couples against weddings between December 6, 2024 and February 23, 2025, when Mars will be in retrograde. “It can mark a marriage that's full of frustration and resentment and arguments,” she says of the period.

Other days Stardust notes for couples to avoid are March 25, April 8, September 18 and October 2, all of which are dates of eclipses, as well as August 14 and December 24, which she calls “times of indecision and frustration.”

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Bride and groom

Stardust adds that “selecting an auspicious wedding date is a priority” for many of the clients she works with.

“To determine the ideal date, we often consider the positions of the moon and Venus since they are the most favorable celestial bodies for love in Western astrology. Additionally, we check for any retrograde planets.”

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More and more, couples are considering astrology when choosing their wedding date, she adds, and “it’s a great idea since Western astrology places a lot of importance on the timing of events.”

When she’s advising a couple on potential wedding dates, she reviews each of their astrological charts to determine the best date for them both.

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