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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.