When you’re considering a proposal of marriage, you’ll want to first weigh up a range of factors. Is the time right? Are you proposing to the right person? Are your finances going to allow for the big, lavish celebration you’ve been dreaming of?
For many couples in the UK, astrology is one among many factors to consider. A poll of around 2,000 UK adults conducted by jeweller F.Hinds revealed that around a fifth of Brits look for a specific star sign when considering a partner. The trend is stronger amongst millennials, among whom around three in five believe the movement of the stars has an influence on romance.
There are several things to consider for this kind of proposal, first of all, you’ll need to dive deep into your partner’s sign and understand how they react to certain things and what they find most appealing to their heart. If your partner is Pisces, for instance, you can gain a deeper understanding of the Pisces sign overall by having a look at the personality traits and characteristics of Pisces sign. You can as well find out more about Pisces by listening to podcasts and channels dedicated to Astrology on Youtube if you are not that much into reading.
So what should astrology-attuned shoppers be considering when they’re looking at a proposal? Let’s take a look.
The ring is something that’s hugely consequential, not just for your proposal, but for your bank balance, too. The rules are fairly straightforward, once you know who you’re proposing to. Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and Capricorn tend to be predisposed toward traditional rings, while everyone else would prefer something a bit more ‘statement’. Cancers, in particular, are attracted to history, which means heirloom rings are preferable.
Certain signs will align with certain stones. Virgos are attracted to sapphire and agate; Capricorns might prefer onyx.
Where you choose to pop the question could also be influenced by the stars. For Aries, Gemini, Leo and Sagittarius, it’s better to go bold and big. Leo in particular is known for having a competitive nature, which means gimmicks like hiding the ring are more likely to go over well. For Cancer, Virgo, Libra and Pisces, a more intimate proposal is a little more likely to go down well.
Naturally, it’s difficult to know exactly when the best time to pop the question might be. But if you’re the sort of person who pays attention to the movements of the stars, you might look for inspiration from the tried-and-true combinations. Conventional wisdom holds that Leo, Cancer, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces tend to be more reserved, and prone to holding back their feelings about where the relationship is going, and when the best time might be to make it move forward. With everyone else, you can be a little more forthright.
Astrology works by dividing the night sky into sections and using the position of the sun and the moon to determine their effect on your fate. It’s all very complicated, but there’s no evidence that it actually works. In fact, even skilled astrologers find it impossible to distinguish between real horoscopes and the completely made-up kind (as in, those made up by someone who isn’t an astrologer).
To be on the safe side, therefore, it’s worth bearing in mind a few terrestrial concerns along with the celestial ones when you plan your proposal.