Are you ready to get excited? The royal wedding date for Prince Harry and actor and activist Meghan Markle has officially been announced, and it's coming up soon on May 19, 2018. The couple has proved that they aren't buying into old marriage superstitions, like the one that claims, "Marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day." (One Twitter user also pointed out that May 19 is the anniversary of Henry VIII, Prince Harry's namesake, executing his wife Anne Boleyn in 1536, so there's that.) But astrological predictions for the royal wedding show that May 19 is actually a pretty good day to get married, especially for Leos and Virgos like Prince Harry and Markle.
May weddings were historically considered so unlucky that the Star noted that April 30 was a popular wedding date for those who wanted to avoid the May wedding curse. "Harry's great-great-great-great grandmother Queen Victoria refused to allow her children to marry in May because she considered it unlucky," the Daily Star reported.While old royal superstitions might ward some people off of May weddings, Daily Horoscope explained that weddings that happen during the zodiac sign of Taurus inspire strong marital bonds. Prince Harry and Markle will marry towards the end of Taurus.
While most people likely don't consult the cosmos when selecting their wedding date, if you're a believer, astrology can actually offer a great deal of karmic insight into ideal times to enter into marriage.
Astrological Predictions For The May 19 Royal Wedding
"For those who look at marriage as the next logical step in their relationship, the slow, steady and protective energy of Taurus makes it the perfect time of year to tie the knot," Judi Vitale wrote for Daily Horoscope. "It is quite compatible with the concept of allowing no one to 'set asunder' the bonds that are created during the ceremony, yet it also allows for a festive, indulgent spirit to prevail at the reception."
Additionally, a Taurus marriage signals security and happiness, but the couple will have to be mindful about potentially getting stuck in a rut. Vitale noted that taking spontaneous trips together can help keep the sparks flying, and since royal couples tend to do a fair amount of globetrotting, this should be no problem for Prince Harry and Markle. For the royal wedding date, May 19, 2018, the website Astro Seek noted that this is the day when Venus enters the sign of Cancer.
Just what does this mean for Prince Harry and Markle? According to Cafe Astrology, "In Cancer, Venus is nurturing, protective and self-protective, cautious, and fertile." The caring aspect of Cancer coupled with the Venus love influence means, "We are tender, romantic, and attached. Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We show our love through our devotion, care, and concern. We are affectionate and cuddly, and are at our best when we feel safe and secure." So a pretty good day for a wedding, indeed.
The Royal Couple Are An Ideal Love Match
In addition to choosing a romantic wedding date, Prince Harry, who is a Virgo, and Markle, who is a Leo, are an ideal astrological love match. What makes a Leo and Virgo couple so successful is their differences, which can help balance the union of these contrasting signs. In the case of Markle and Prince Harry, opposites really do attract, and together they can be a successful team if they learn to appreciate each other's strengths and weaknesses.
"Metaphorically and literally, Leo commands attention and respect by showing people what they are made of socially, and following through on new ideas motivated only by fun and excitement," Cafe Astrology explained. "Virgo works hard behind the scenes, scheduling appointments and following up on details Leo has lost interest in. Their personalities, opposite in so many ways, makes theirs a highly complementary love match."
What's more, aside from being compatible, according to Modern Wedding, the royal couple has also chosen a highly lucky wedding date. "The Chinese believe that any date that ends in an 8 or 9 are particularly lucky as [eight] [symbolizes] infinity and [nine] represents fulfillment." Additionally, Feng Shui logic points to the eighth, ninth, 18th, 19th, 28th, and 29th as favorable wedding dates.
Waxing Crescent Moon Marriages Will Be Strong
The royal wedding will take place during a waxing crescent moon, which is a favorable time for marriage because of the power and energy this moon cycle signifies. "Things are moving forward and there is the hope of more to come. It provides a burst of energy and forward moving strength and power that you can tap into," Natalia Kuna wrote for the magazine Alive, So Make it Count. "Our plans, dreams and ideas are growing and this is a great period to focus on anything which you would like to deepen, grow and commit to."
Marriage is the ultimate commitment, and entering into a union during a waxing crescent moon is a symbolic gesture of deepening love and trust. The waxing crescent moon is called the "Moon of regeneration," according to The White Goddess. This is an ideal time for gathering information, making plans for the future, laying a solid foundation, exploring emotions, and initiating change.
The Spirit Science noted that the waxing crescent moon is a time to harness the energy of this moon phase and take action. "This a great time to tap into the momentum and accomplish things," Kristen Cowart reported for Spirit Science. "Remember that while the moon is growing, so is anything we are putting out into the world."
With the seeds for the royal weeding firmly planted, it seems that the cosmos are on the side of Prince Harry and Markle. And May 19, 2018, appears to be the perfect day for the couple to make the ultimate commitment to one another.