What is your purpose for being together? Is yours a Capricorn marriage like the one between George H. W. and Barbara Bush, destined to perpetuate a dynasty? Or perhaps a Leo union like the one between passionate artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, a fiery, tempestuous romance that inspired some of Kahlo’s most famous work?
Every marriage has potential strengths—the ability to go with the flow, perhaps, or to come up with innovative solutions to tough problems, or stay fixed to a specific purpose. There is something that your marriage, at its best, wants to become— its potential best self, emphasizing all its strengths and few of its flaws. Often, family and friends grasp this potential “best self” even before it’s evident to the two of you!
What does your marriage need? What keeps you together? Money, children, conversation, sexual attraction, spiritual convictions, business, romantic love—all are potential motivations for two people to build a life together. What’s yours? What are the main qualities that sustain your marriage and feed your intimacy with one another? Understanding your marriage sign is a key to understanding this potential.
What is your marriage style? Some signs are stubborn and inflexible; others have a hard time staying on topic. Some dwell in the world of intuition and emotions, others are pragmatic and stoically resigned to life in the here and now. Understanding the style of your marriage sign can help you resolve differences and capitalize on what your marriage is rather than worrying about what it isn’t.
What does your marriage want to help you become? Marriage, as people with a gift for positive spin like to say, is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth. Living day to day with an intimate partner will test and stretch your own limitations and boundaries—and some days, you’ll feel testy indeed.
Even the happiest of marriages has a shadow side, a mischievous trickster who sits on your shoulder and whispers in your ear nasty, poisonous things about your partner. There almost inevitably comes a moment when you look at the per- son you married, the person you have pledged to cherish above all others, and just feel . . . irritated.
Must your beloved be so stubborn, so willful, so wishy-washy, so selfish, so clingy? The wiser question, and one astrology is uniquely well-suited to answering, is something like this: what is it in you that needs to change in order to better understand and love your part- ner—and continue to grow into a better and wiser version of yourself?
Star Guide to Weddings: Your Horoscope for Living Happily Ever After by April Elliott Kent © 2008. Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. All rights reserved, used by permission of the publisher.