"By the powers vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife." That very moment is the birth of a new life. Of course, all things have changed now that you wear rings, but these are not the new lives to which my song sings. I mean to say that your marriage moment carries it's own natal chart, which signifies the birth of a new being. You were born singing the song of your astrological chart, and he singing his, but the chart you will always share reflects the planetary alignments at the time of that first wedded kiss.
When we use the astrological arts to compare partners' charts we can quickly see how souls have come together in relationship to assist one another in strengthening gifts and overcoming obstacles. Her Gemini Moon aligned to his Gemini Saturn, for example, reflects that her natural engagement with the truths of eternal youth will assist him in moving through the patterns stitched by parents and other authority figures who forced him to grow up too quickly.
However, no two charts will fully complete one another. This is where the wedding chart comes in. This third chart, that of your sacred marriage, can fill holes that your partnership alone does not. Slide 1 shows the birth chart of my most demanding client... me. I know these charts can be quite confusing with all of their foreign symbols and strange spaghetti-like lines, so Slide 2 strips my chart way down to focus on one of my most important astrological aspects. The purple line in this slide shows the Trine (120 degree alignment) between my Cancer Mars and Scorpio Sun. One of the crown jewels of my astrological practice is called "filling the holes." Slide 3 shows such a hole at zero-to-two degrees Pisces that, if filled, would complete a Grand Water Trine, the most harmonious alignment of emotional enlightenment.
It is has been my great privilege to lead couples through a ceremonial connection to the soul purpose of their wedding ceremony by asking them to ask themselves this very question. The astrological arts provide a celestial mirror that reflects our wisdom in choosing one another. And the same arts can be used to choose a date, time, and place for a marriage that serves what we are here to create together. Marriage is much more than a contract and celebration. It is a magical merging of Yin and Yang, which by no means is said to suggest the same wisdom does not apply to your potential choice in a partner of the same sex.
Finally, if the vows have already been exchanged, reflecting upon the chart you subconsciously chose for your marriage also provides heavenly insight into just what you are here to do in this world together. Honoring such soul intentions consciously is a brilliant gift that will assist you through the rising of the waves in those times of occasional relationship storms.
Love and Planets,
P.S. - DJ or band? Are you serious. Always go with the band.