Henry and I married on Thursday, and it was an amazing day! From the engagement to the flowers to the date, we consciously chose to include some things we wanted (and to exclude some things we didn't want). And we chose certain details for their personal significance to us. A lot of these details had spiritual meaning. Here are some of them:
The Engagement Ring:
For me, an emerald is a perfect engagement ring. Green is the color of the heart chakra, and the stone is ruled by Venus. It is called the “Stone of Successful Love” and it is a stone for Spring (new beginnings), love, balance between partners and domestic bliss. And it’s a beautiful color!
We got married on Thursday, the 19th of March.
According to a Chinese system, this is considered a fortunate day for marriage.
Also, Thursday is a day of Jupiter- a planet of happiness, luck and expansion.
And 19 is the number of the Sun card in the Tarot- one of the happiest cards in the deck! It is also a fortunate number in Chaldean numerology.
And finally, according to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn’s Tarot System, the 19th of March is linked to the 10 of Cups. This date is also ruled by an Angel of Marriage- Mayahel.
Wedding Pre-Ceremony Reading:
“Dearly BE-loved- and we all do love to be. Between Elizabeth and Henry today a new door is opening, and someone without a face is waiting for them on the other side. Who is that faceless figure who waits for them there? Well, it is they themselves, combined now as a third person…”
To start off our ceremony, we chose this speech written by my favorite mystical and whimsical author Tom Robbins. This reading made Henry and I think of the Temperance card in the Tarot, as it is a card of alchemical fusion; creation. Two different entities combine in marriage to create a third, new product- a “new face”.
I was not too fussed about my wedding bouquet, but there was one thing I felt I absolutely must have- rosemary. Rosemary is an herb that represents fidelity. My Tarot teacher Jacqueline Dubois has called it the “love you long time” herb. Roses also happen to be my favorite flower-and they also happen to be the flower of Venus, so they were definitely appropriate for the occasion! I also moisturized my body with jojoba oil with rosemary essential oil, and fragranced myself with rose essential oil. Rose oil is a high vibrational oil that carries the energy of love in it.
Wedding Dress and Accessories:
Some readings I’ve received told me that one of my guides is the Mother Goddess Yemaya- goddess of the moon and the ocean. I was also told that I was an undine; a mermaid. When I chose my wedding dress, I later found out that it is a “fishtail” style dress- a happy "coincidence"! To add more “oceanic” detail to the ensemble, I wore a pearl necklace, and a white starfish hairpin. Henry claims that he felt the presence of divine entities during the ceremony, including Yemaya.
I don’t know if that’s true, but I feel that we were truly blessed on our day. It felt as if there was divine intervention to make our day amazing, including some “happy accidents” that made everything even better.
I was so happy to have the guests that were there to share in our special day, and I was so touched by their thoughtful gifts, and believe it or not- their cards. They left some really thoughtful notes. Tears were shared and well wishes. It was truly a blessed day.