There is no "right" time to get married. If it happens for you at 20 or 50, it doesn't really matter. But for those of who us have yet to take the proverbial plunge, it's hard not to wonder about the best age to get married. Should you try to get hitched ASAP? Or should you definitely wait until you're older?
A million factors can play into your "readiness" — career, finances, and obviously what you and your partner feel is best. But it can also be fun to look at your zodiac sign. If you read about your sign's traits, it's kind of possible to ascertain the best age to marry. Take Capricorns, for instance. You guys are very good at being responsible, and thus can happily (and easily) marry young. Pretty cool, right?
To find out more, I spoke with author and astrologer Lisa Allen, who joked that, regardless of your sign, everyone should wait until they're at least 29. This is all thanks to Saturn. "No one should marry until they are 29-years-old or older, which is how long it takes the planet of commitment (Saturn) to travel from its birth placement all the way around and back again," she says. Really, this just means that your late 20s are a time for reflection — as anyone pushing 30 will definitely agree. But if you're younger, or older, there's still advice for you. Read on for some of Allen's tips to find out when it might be best for you to get hitched.
Aquarius (January 19-February 18)
As an Aquarius, you crave freedom. And yet, Allen tells me you can still do surprisingly well in the right relationship. "That is due to the part of you that needs security as much if not more than your tightly-held grand vision, Saturn being your co-ruler," she says. If you can find a partner with a similar freedom-loving worldview, marriage can work out just fine at any age.
Pisces (February 18-March 20)
Pisces have a rich (read: imaginative) inner world. And while that's a lovely trait, losing yourself in thought can make a long-term commitment difficult. That is, unless you find someone who fully appreciates your tendency to check out. Once you do, a lifelong connection can be made. "Timing of finding this connection varies, but a must is to feel a soul connection or it won't work as you will swim away."
Aries (March 20-April 19)
Aries have a tendency to rush into things, so if you're young and want to get hitched, it may be best to hold off. And yet, Saturn is providing support for such connections right now, Allen tells me. "Just slow down enough to see if it is the right match in other ways, not just passion."
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
Go ahead and get married young, if that's where you're at in life. Your slow and steady personality can make for a long and loving commitment — especially if you focus on making sure your needs are met. "Just be more open if change is beneficial," Allen says. "Change can be a good thing sometimes."
Gemini (May 20-June 20)
Geminis love themselves a relationship, but also despise boredom. If you're not with the right person, this can be a disastrous combo. "If you cannot reconcile all of your needs in one partner, then you may have more than one relationship or decide to be single and keep yourself busy with work or creativity," Allen says. For this reason, Geminis tend to marry later on in life once they feel more settled.
Cancer (June 20-July 22)
Cancers love the idea of marriage and the family dynamic, so you likely want to get married young. If that's in the cards for you, go ahead and do it. But this same love of family might mean you'll end up sticking with your parents for longer. As Allen says, "You may ... be more attached to your own family, so much that it delays creating a family of your own, perhaps for a very long time." And that's absolutely fine.
Leo (July 22-August 22)
You are all about long-term relationships, as long as you're treated very well. "So it may take awhile to find a partner to meet your high standards," Allen says. This can mean getting married later in life, especially if you don't work to speed up the process. "If you nourish your warmth, childlike play and attraction energy, you can find what you seek sooner. But if you ... push away deliberately or inadvertently, it could take longer." So really, the age you marry is up to you.
Virgo (August 22-September 22)
As a Virgo, you have a strong work ethic. This applies to your career, of course. But it can also apply to your relationships. Because you know just how to reach your goals, marrying young often suits you. It can, however, mean that you'd rather focus on your job for a while, thus delaying marriage. And that's obviously perfectly OK.
Libra (September 22-October 23)
The Libra sign represents marriage, so you love the idea of it and might get married young — even if you haven't found the perfect partner. "The reason is not because you rush, but because you hardly know yourself, and when you don't know yourself, you cannot know another," Allen says. When this happens, divorce often isn't far behind. You can make it work with the right person, but may find yourself in second or third marriages later on in life.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpio is the sign of extremes. You connect intensely with another, and then disconnect just as quickly, Allen tells me. This is all due to your trust and abandonment issues, which make relationships difficult. You may find yourself married, then divorced, then married again. But if you can work on your insecurities, it's possible to have a healthy relationship at any age. "This ability, once learned, is utterly magic for you as ... problems can virtually fix themselves [overnight]."
Sagittarius (November 21-December 22)
Perhaps even more than Aquarius, the Sagittarius craves freedom. Because of this, you're the most likely to get married later in life. "However if a partner that is well matched in goals comes in that gives lots of space for exploring and perhaps travel, this can work well," Allen says. "And because Saturn is in this sign, that can happen in 2017."
Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Capricorns tend to marry young and become parents early on, all thanks to your ability to manage responsibility. If you're more career-oriented, however, you may find yourself focusing this energy elsewhere. Depending on your goals, the age you marry is up to you.
And that's the takeaway here. If getting married is something you'd like to do, it's possible to make it happen at any age. Do whatever feels right for you and your partner, and you should be well on your way to a happy, long-term relationship.
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