Timing of Marriage

8 Nov
                                                        Om Gurubyo Namaha

Timing of Marriage

I have been asked by many people to write about timing of marriage of an individual using the common tools, namely, Dasha & Bhukti and Transit of planets. This is an outline on this subject and details are available in various classical texts.
When we receive a horoscope for determination of time of marriage we have to see under what classification the individual falls. In olden days the girls were married at a tender age of 12 – 14 years which was considered normal. But in today’s context we have to rewrite this classification and with my experience I would define these categories as follows:
1. Early Marriage – Before 22 years
2. Normal Marriage – 23 to 26 years
3. Late Marriage – 27 to 30 years
4. Delayed Marriage – 31 to 33 years
5. Denial of Marriage –34 years & beyond
I shall enumerate certain important combinations in the chart which points to above categories. These combinations are only significant ones and students are advised to do their own research by referring to classical texts.
Early Marriage1. Venus in Lagna/ 7th house2. Venus in own house /exalted, 7th Lord in a benefic sign

3. Venus + Mars combination in 7th house

4. Lagna Lord in 7th and 7th Lord in Kendra

5. Lagna Lord + 7th Lord in Lagna

6. Venus in 6th house with either Sun or Mars.

7. Lagna Lord closer to 7th House

Normal Marriage

1. The Lagna / Lagna Lord, 7th House / 7th Lord, Venus & Moon should be clear of malefic influence.

2. Venus & 7th Lord occupy good Navamsha sign.

Late Marriage

1. Saturn in Lagna / 7th House.

2. Saturn aspect on Lagna / 7th House /Lagna Lord / 7th Lord

3. Saturn influence on Venus/Rahu/Moon

4. Venus occupying Mars /Saturn Navamsha.

Delayed Marriage

1. Saturn + Mars in Lagna / 7th House or their influence on Lagna Lord / 7th Lord and Lagna & 7th House.

2. Venus and Moon afflicted by Saturn and Mars

3. 7th House / 7th Lord afflicted with malefics without any benefic aspect.

4. Venus in Papakartari Yoga

5. Venus in 8th House

Denial of Marriage

1. Venus in 8th House with Mercury / Saturn

2. Venus debilitated both in Rashi & Navamsha.

3. Lagna /7th House and their Lords in fixed signs & Moon in moveable sign.

4. Venus combust, debilitated and in Papakartari Yoga

5. Malefics in Lagna, 7th &12th House with waning Moon in 5th House.

6. Affliction of 2nd / 7th House and planets posited in fixed signs.

7. Lagna Lord, 7th Lord and Venus posited in Saturn Navamsha.

8. Natural Karakas for marriage, namely, Venus, Moon & Rahu are all highly afflicted.

9. If Venus in seventh House or the Seventh Lord or the Lagna Lord of Navamsha is all afflicted then one can say that it amounts to no marriage. It would rather be better if such a person’s does not marry.

Note: The combinations enumerated above are pri·ma fa·cie indicators and should not be taken as conclusive. We have to take into consideration other factors, such as, Shadbala, Avasthas, Yogas operating at that time and dispositors of karaka planets. For example, a debilitated Saturn may push the category up from delayed to late marriage and an exalted Saturn may bring down the category from late to delayed marriage.

Timing of Marriage using Navamsha Chart
  • Navamsha Lagna Lord in Kendra – early marriage
  • Navamsha Lagna Lord in Trikona –slight delay but will get married in time.
  • Navamsha Lagna Lord in Dusthana, spoilt by malefics like Saturn, Mars, Sun, Rahu and Ketu – Marriage beyond 30 years.
  • Navamsha Lagna Lord is extremely spoilt – Denial of marriage.
  • Navamsha Lagna Lord in 7th House, 7th Lord in 12th House – marriage in 23rd or 26th years of age.
  • 8th House of Rashi chart is 7th House of Navamsha, Venus in Navamsha Lagna, marriage in 25th or 33rd years of age.
  • If Venus in seventh House or the Seventh Lord or the Lagna Lord of Navamsha is all afflicted then one can say that it amounts to no marriage. It would rather be better if such a person’s does not marry.
Dasha & BhuktiThe individual (during marriageable age) may get married during following conditions.
  • Dasha of 7th Lord, planets occupying 7th house, planets aspecting 7th house
  • Dasha of dispositor of 7th Lord, Lord of Navamsha occupied by 7th Lord
  • Dasha of natural karakas, namely, Venus, Rahu & Moon
  • Dasha of Lagna Lord and Bhukti of 7th Lord.
  • Dasha / Bhukti of 2nd Lord
  • Dasha of planets with 7th Lord / aspecting 7th Lord  
  • Add Longitude of Lagna Lord and 7th Lord. When Jupiter transits this point / its trine/7th from it, marriage is likely.
  • Add Longitudes of Janma Nakshatra Lord and 7th Lord. When Jupiter transits this point /its trine, marriage is likely.
  • Jupiter transits / aspects the Rashi occupied by Navamsha dispositor of Lagna Lord.
  • Lagna Lord transit of 7th House
  • Male gets married when Jupiter transits natal Venus or its dispositor or their trines.
  • Female gets married when Venus transits natal Mars or its dispositor or their trines.
  • Astakavarga system gives many transits indicating marriage.
Double Transit Method
Many modern astrologers have done research, notably Sri. KN Rao, who have formulated a theory that marriage can be predicted using the transit of two important planets namely, Saturn and Jupiter, supplemented by transits of Mars and Moon to narrow the window of marriage. We all know that nothing good in life can take place without the blessings of Jupiter and Saturn and marriage is one such event. The conditions postulated are as follows:
  • Transit Saturn should aspect Lagna Lord and / or 7th House
  • Transit Jupiter should aspect 7th Lord and / or Lagna
  • Saturn and Jupiter can reverse their role.
  • Mars and Moon meeting above conditions will narrow the timing to month / days.
  • Maximum conditions must be fulfilled.
Please note that the conditions specified above may occur many times in an individual’s life but after ascertaining his classification for marriage, consider the nearest to that age.I have used this method and am confidant to state that it gives fairly accurate results, while I have come across people who are not convinced about this method. I do not wish to get into any dialogue on this issue and leave the choice to the readers.Remember that any transit prediction arrived at has to be corroborated by Dasha & Bhukti running at that time. If they are at variance, then Dasha & Bhukti prediction will prevail.
Love Marriage
This is a question which crops up time and again. Look for intense connection of 5th Lord, 7th Lord & 9th Lord either by conjunction or aspects. This condition has to be met even though many other combinations have been postulated. Rahu’s involvement with Lagna or 7th House indicates inter caste marriage.
Over a period of time, I have done extensive study of many horoscopes and have arrived at the points enumerated in this article. Inputs from classics and reference books by learned astrologers have also helped me immensely. I have been fortunate to have had a meaningful dialogue with many renowned astrologers on this subject and that has also given me several inputs. The point discussed here are no means exhaustive and I would urge the students to do more research and the following books may be used as reference.
Brihat Parashara Hora ShastraHow to Judge a Horoscope Volume II – 7th House by Dr BV Raman

Ashtakavarga by Dr BV Raman

Books & Articles by Sri KN Rao on Double Transit Method

Practical Vedic Astrology by Sri GS Agarwal

Jyothirgannadi by Ramakantha (Kannada Classic)

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38 Responses to “Timing of Marriage”

  1. kumarmeip87 November 9, 2011 at 09:42 #

    Thanks for the Post Sir.Very informative and learning.

    • Jyothishi November 9, 2011 at 10:06 #

      Thank you.


  2. Shiva Mohan Aithal November 9, 2011 at 12:45 #

    Thank you very much Sir. The article is very informative and useful as well.

    • Jyothishi November 9, 2011 at 19:15 #

      Thank you, Mr Aithal.


  3. Gurunathan RS November 10, 2011 at 15:08 #

    The note is very informative. I have also found the aforesaid combinations reckoned from the moon as fructifying into the stated results.

  4. Madan Sondur December 11, 2011 at 22:29 #

    Thank you so much sir. The article articulates the astrological nuances for marriage with so much of clarity and simplicity. It is as good as reading a compendium on marriage! Can we expect a similar article on profession?

    • Jyothishi December 12, 2011 at 13:24 #

      Thank you. Yes, will be on this site shortly.


  5. N.S.Dwarakanath March 15, 2012 at 13:08 #

    The article on marriage is very lucid and sans complexity. I would be thankful to sir if a detailed article is written about Rahu & Ketu and their influences on life’s events.

  6. aman October 6, 2012 at 20:39 #

    dear sir,
    found your article really informative,i would like to know that whether there are any special combinations that are responsible for INTER-RELIGION marriages.what might be the role of rahu ketu or saturn in it .does 9th house i.e dharam bhaav (hope m correct) anything to do it with?please share your precious knowledge about this aspect also.

    • Jyothishi October 6, 2012 at 20:52 #

      For love marriages there has to be connection between 5th,7th and 9th houses / Lords.

      For inter caste marriages, Rahu has to present either in Lagna or 7th house.


      • aman October 9, 2012 at 16:14 #

        what about inter-religion marriges ? what planets are responsible ?

        • Jyothishi October 10, 2012 at 21:35 #

          What is inter-religion or inter-caste marriage?
          It is the same & I have already given you the answer.


  7. teja February 28, 2013 at 00:08 #

    Sir personal reading of the chart is possible sir ,if yes do leave a mail to the given id sir .

  8. shrinath July 2, 2013 at 21:11 #


  9. shrinath July 2, 2013 at 21:23 #

    useful information sir for me am learning

  10. Daniel September 9, 2013 at 22:44 #

    spectacular article. very easy to follow and immediately apply. one question – have you considered the use of jaimini to add to the composite approach you are taking? If so, would you consider writing an article or addendum with jaimini principles involved in timing of marriage as I could find nothing online at all in this regard so far. It would be so much appreciated!

    • Jyothishi September 10, 2013 at 12:55 #

      I consider Parashari system as the Mother of all Vedic Astrology and I prefer to use this solely for purpose of any interpretations. For any budding astrologer I recommend that he/she get fully conversant with BPHS and later venture into Jaimini for additional info.There is nothing in astrology that cannot be tackled using simple Dasha & Bhukti and Transit which are basic to Parashari system.

      I find that getting info about marriage in Jaimini is bit complicated where you have to work out AL,UL and A7(sometimes Karakamsha also) and again check the placement of planets in relation to these coordinates to arrive at what I have written in the article.

      I would like to keep my articles simple and easy to understand using only basics of BPHS.

      Also I am not a great proponent of Jaimini and prefer not to venture into its realms.


  11. Naveen January 27, 2014 at 17:27 #

    DOB is on 23/06/1986, place: Madikeri(karnataka), time :11.30 am. Let me know when i ill get good time for marriage. we are searching a guy for her from last 3 years.

    • Jyothishi January 27, 2014 at 19:40 #

      Her case falls under ‘Delayed Marriage’ and she will get married on completion of 30 years. Probable window is between July and September of 2016.


  12. vishal jangir February 1, 2014 at 11:13 #

    thanks a lot sir for sharing such valuable information…
    sir i m just learning astrology and found very much interested in this field..can you please look to my chart for marriage timing..
    my dob-15/11/1989
    pob- nawalgarh(rajasthan)27:51 N, 75:16 E
    thanks in advance

    • Jyothishi February 3, 2014 at 19:28 #

      You are Manglik and your category is Normal Marriage – 23 to 26 years.


  13. Thej February 4, 2014 at 14:21 #

    Hi Sir,

    Can you please look to my chart for marriage timing.
    Timing:19:00 PM
    Place:12.4208° N, 75.7397° E

    • Jyothishi February 4, 2014 at 19:16 #

      Delayed marriage 31 to 33 years…tending to Denial of marriage.


  14. sonia February 12, 2014 at 16:24 #

    Hello sir,
    My dob is 14 june 1985
    Place : jammu

    • Jyothishi February 12, 2014 at 19:12 #

      Delayed marriage after 30 years. End 2015.


  15. ritu February 16, 2014 at 16:10 #

    sir my Dob is 10 apr 1986
    time 4.30 pm

    marriage timing

    • Jyothishi February 16, 2014 at 19:09 #

      Delayed Marriage. Later part of 2016.


  16. anu February 16, 2014 at 20:52 #

    Dear sir,
    Can u pls look my marriage chart
    My dob is
    Date- 10/3/1983

    • Jyothishi February 17, 2014 at 10:46 #

      Delayed marriage.Window between July – Oct 2014 is probable, if not only in 2016. It will be an inter-caste marriage.


  17. sonia February 17, 2014 at 12:59 #

    EDear Sir,

    I want to know whether my marriage would b Love marriage or arrange?
    Dob.14 june 1985

    • Jyothishi February 17, 2014 at 17:10 #

      I have already answered one question free. If you want some answers, please opt for paid consultations.


  18. Jyothishi February 17, 2014 at 17:14 #

    Dear Readers,

    I am flooded with queries like when will I get married, love / arranged marriage etc.
    I have answered a few but henceforth will not respond.

    If want your doubts to be cleared, please opt for paid service. I am a busy man and please co-operate.



  19. sandhya February 21, 2014 at 20:28 #

    Name : sandhya
    Date of birth : 9 dec 1988
    Time : 14.47 hrs
    Place of birth : ranchi, jharkhand
    Query : what is the probable year and month of my marriage. i need free service

  20. sandhya February 22, 2014 at 10:57 #

    when i get reply

    • Jyothishi February 22, 2014 at 12:35 #


      I am running this Blog to propagate the knowledge of astrology. Therefore ‘Knowledge’ is free whereas ‘Services’ have to be paid for.

      Take care


  21. sheetal February 24, 2014 at 12:31 #

    when will i meet my husband and get married….nothing is happening from 8 yrs.

    my details:

    DOB:1 feb 1982

    i have libra ascendant with jupiter and pluto in it.

    please tell me will i ever get married?


    • Jyothishi February 24, 2014 at 12:42 #


      Don’t you read previous comments before you ask for a free advice?

      Opt for paid service.


  22. Jyothishi March 3, 2014 at 18:59 #

    Comments for this topic is closed.


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