Like in other fields, astrology plays an important role in arriving at the timing of marriage by adopting different tools available in this divine science. A technical examination of the birth charts establishes the parameters by which it can be known as to whether the native carries the promise of early marriage, late marriage, abnormally delayed marriage or no marriage at all. In the last case, it will be a futile exercise to sit down and start calculating the timing of marriage. There are fundamentally significant factors which must be considered in determining the timing of marriages. These are:
I. AGE : Following indicators, in sequence, are to be kept in mind :
- Early marriage : 18 to 25 years.
- Delayed marriage : 25 to 30 years.
- Abnormally delayed marriage : 31 to 38 years.
In the current scenario and circumstances, the happening of early marriage has become a thing of the past. Besides, the legal angle that 18 years has been made the cutoff stage for a marriage to be solemnized has also contributed to the absence of early marriage syndrome. The young men and women of the country are fairly settled to the idea that the time and stage of getting into the wedlock depends upon their capacity to be economically independent and other several factors.
II. DASHA : The Dasha and Antardasha Lords trigger the event of marriage. Therefore, these Lords have a role to play in one of the following manners:
- Dasha period of the 7th Lord
- Dasha Lord is aspecting the 7th House
- Dasha Lord is posited in the 7th House
- Dasha Lord is the dispositor of the 7th House
- Dasha Lord is the Lord of Navamsa occupied by the 7th Lord
- Dasha Lord is the star lord of the 7th House
III. Natural Givers of Marriage : It is the general belief of vedic astrology that Moon, Venus and Rahu are the natural givers of marriage. Moreover, main period of Lagnesh and Bhukti of 7th Lord also pitches in with their role as marriage givers. Similarly, main period of 7th Lord and bhukti of the lagna Lord are known for their effort in granting the marriage to the native. Some research scholars suggest that the Lord of 2nd House (Kutumb sthan) and 11th Lord (fulfillment of desires) have a significant role in marriage.
IV. TRANSIT : Two methods are commonly used under “Transit” for reading the timing of marriage.
Lagan Chart : Transiting Saturn and Transiting Jupiter must aspect the Lagna or Lagna Lord as well as the 7th House or 7th Lord.
This aspect of the two major planets shortens the period of marriage to one year because their influence stays valid for that much time. In order to further fine tune the timing of marriage, the aspect of transiting Mars on the 7th House or 7th Lord further reduces the period of marriage possibility to 45 days. Similarly the role of transit Moon and its aspect on the 7th House/7th Lord brings down the period of marriage to two days.
Navamsa Chart : If we note the position of 9th house Rashi in this chart and secondly its Lord plus the “other” Rashi (applicable to those planets who have two rashis under their domain), this will make a threesome combination. If any one out of the three aforesaid are aspected by transiting Saturn and Jupiter, the marriage period is brought down to one year. For fine tuning, we have to see the aspect of Mars and Moon on 9th House or 9th Lord, which will then bring down the timing to two days.