Marriage Prediction: Kundali Matchmaking 101
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Marriage Prediction: Kundali Matchmaking 101

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Dying to know if you and your betrothed are a match made in heaven? You might want to consider kundali (or kundli) matching, a must in Hindu culture for couples looking to wed. In India, to ensure a couple’s happily ever after, many use Kundali matchmaking, which analyzes the natal charts of the bride and groom to check their compatibility. 

Kundali matchmaking compares the bride and groom’s horoscopes and matches them based on things like temperament, friendship, wealth, and attraction, the goal being to find a compatible couple to enjoy a long, successful marriage. 

How to see your compatibility

Because not just anyone knows what the heavens looked like the night you and your love were born, you’ll need to consult a Vedic astrology expert. (Or the Internet!) 

Vedic astrology experts use the couple’s exact birth dates and time—preferably down to the minute and second—and where they were born to access their charts. This way they can see exactly what the stars were doing when each were born, and, most importantly, if the stars are trying to bring the couple together. 

There are no hard and fast rules on compatibility in Kundali matchmaking, as it must be tailored for each individual couple based on their unique horoscopes. Luckily, the Internet is there for us if you don’t have an astrology expert in your saved contacts. 

You can enter your and your partner’s birthdate details on sites like Astroyogi or Astrosage, and the magic of twenty-first century living will whip up your natal charts in a jiffy. Hopefully, you’ve met your match, but remember that fate is also what we make for ourselves. 

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Best & Worst 2023 Wedding Dates According To Chinese Astrology

Chinese Astrology

Your wedding date is about more than just the wedding. According to ancient Chinese astrology, the date you choose to wed can impact your entire marriage—ie, the rest of your life. Pick a good luck date, and it could be smooth sailing. Pick a bad luck date, and, well, things could get rocky. So yeah, the day on which you wed is more important than you might have thought! 

While much of the good and bad luck traditions depend upon you and your partners’ birthdates and zodiac years, there are some general rules you can follow to ensure your best chance at happily ever after. (And be sure to check out sites like and to dig deeper into Chinese astrology traditions.) We asked Chinese astrology expert Nipa Kaowthumrong, a Chinese astrology enthusiast who has practiced the art for more than 40 years, for her tips on picking the best day to say “I do.” 

Wed Mayhem: Are there lucky and unlucky months? 

Nipa Kaowthumrong: Your luck depends more on the zodiac year when you were born, so everyone’s lucky months and years are different. For example, if you are a rooster (click here to find out your zodiac year), it’s best to avoid getting married in 2023, the year of the rabbit, which goes against the rooster, and instead get married in 2024. 

Chinese Astrology

Generally speaking, March, July, and September are considered unlucky months because in China’s lunar calendar they hold many events related to death. People tend to want to avoid having weddings during those months. 

Leap months, which mean success and abundance, are considered lucky for marriage celebrations. In 2023, the lunar leap month goes from March 22 through April 19. 

WM: What about lucky numbers and unlucky numbers? Are there any dates couples should stay away from or look for? 

NK: Yes, in Chinese culture the luckiest numbers are six, eight, and nine. Eight symbolizes wealth, nine means eternity and everlasting, and six means smooth. Four, which means death, is not good and should be avoided. August 8, for example, would be considered a very lucky wedding date. You can also add up all the numbers (02/01/23) so that they equal eight. 

WM: Are there any other general rules for picking a lucky wedding date that you can share? 

NK: In my family’s Thai-Chinese family, we try to avoid having weddings or other celebrations on a Saturday, which is considered a day related to sadness. What are considered good luck days of the week?For more lucky dates, check this calendar—just be sure your sign doesn’t clash!

2023 in Chinese astrology

The year of the rabbit hops in on January 22, 2023, bringing with it some good news: Rabbit years mean peace and hope. These years are especially good for compatible signs like goats, dogs, pigs, and monkeys and especially bad for snakes, roosters, and fellow rabbits. 

May, August, October, and November are considered the most fortuitous months to wed in 2023, and look for the numbers 2, 8, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, and 29. October 2 would be an especially lucky date, as when you add up all the numbers in the date—10/2/23—they add up to eight. 

Having trouble finding a lucky date that’s compatible with you and your partner’s zodiac year? Just wait until 2024—the year of the Dragon is considered the luckiest of all! 

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