Delay in Marriage Reasons Solutions

delay in marriage reasons

Marrying in today's time is not that simple what is used to be few decades ago. The reason is simple: aspirations & avenues for getting married borh have increased multifold. Difference of opinion between Parents and Children has also widen. Educated child has his/her own expectation about future spouse. 

In my practice of Vedic Astrology , I have come across many reasons for delay in marriage. These reasons are much beyond the planetary combinations and houses which cause delay in Marriage. These are the reasons self created by the person him/herself or their nearest relatives. Reading through these common questions below will make you understand most of such reasons for delay in marriage.

"It is never too late. Never too late to start over, never too late to be happy."—Jane Fonda

Over the past few decades, the age of marriage is on the rise. And now we have reached a point when more than half of the weddings happen post thirty years of age. This delay in marriage phenomenon may be viewed as a symbol of progress and could have resulted to many positive points also. So, nothing to worry. Still, there are many who, at a certain age, realize that with delay in marriage, they have crossed the family formation age. Then lot of negative thoughts start coming to the mind.

To assess & evaluate any problem, one need to know the impact, reasons and solution to the problem. However, if there is a problem then there has to be solution also. So, now let us elaborate all these 3 factors individually.

Impact of Delay in Marriage

Generally, delay in marriage brings family unrest, social pressures, social backbiting, feelings of incompetence, inferiority complex, and sometimes physical imbalances, frustration also. There are many other specific irreversible physical and psychological impact due to delay in marriage like:

1. Childbirth issues rise with age.​

2. Financial incompatibility rises with age. 

3. The chances for Getting a compatible partner reduces with age.

4. Body ailments increase with age that can obstruct the running of good marriages.

5. With age, people develop new responsibilities which are hard to shed and could also obstruct the smooth running of the marriage.

6. Happy families are less seen in those going for delayed marriages.

7. With age come, numerous relationships that could come haunting and obstruct the marriage.

8. With age, the power to adjust reduces, and to force our ways increases. This makes the marriage unworkable.

However, one should never get distracted with all this unless the reasons for the delay in marriage are deeply understood. This process can take a little time but at least can save you making a haste and wrong decision. My advice here is do not get deterred as a wrong decision due to any of these impacting perceptions will go a long way in your life.  

Reasons for Delay in Marriage - Why I am not getting?

There are two types of reasons for this. One is the planetary combinations in horoscope and another is human reasons causing delay in marriage. You read and you would find different astrological reasons explained at many platforms. However, human or say self-created reasons may be a totally different narrative that you would know reading this. Now let us understand both these reasons little more in detail.

1. Human reasons for delay in marriage: You may be surprised with this revelation but my experience of over 2 decades make me write this. Yes, humans are given some amount of free-will. So in case of marriage, there could be some self or family-related reasons such as being too selective or not finding a partner from a family of equal status, etc. Therefore, one must not rule out any such causes of delay. Many a times, the native himself / herself or the closest relatives. You would be surprised that these people could be as close as your father, mother or siblings and friends also. Now another factor here is that they may not be doing it deliberately. But then if such reasons become the cause for delay in marriage, it becomes more difficult to overcome them as these are human created and remain active in giving & continuing with it. Now they may not be doing it deliberately as there must be again some planets like Sun (the father), Moon (the mother) and likewise could be causing it to happen. The person who has not got married and his/her parents both view the delay in marriage with different perceptive in their mind. What is termed as a delay for the parents might not be for the native and vice versa.

2. Astrological reasons for delay in marriage: Now coming down to the astrological reasons of delay in marriage. We need to know which planets and houses signify marriage and Dashas and Transits of which planets decide about the timing of marriage. Knowledge of these will help in predicting the probable period when a marriage can take place.

a) Houses for Marriage: As per Vedic astrology, the 7th house is the main house of marriage. But two more houses viz. the 2nd and the 11th also are important in finalizing any marital-alliance. The 2nd house represents the family so that marriage will make an addition of a member in the family; hence this house also comes in picture. The 11th house is the house of friendship, and a life partner is a true life-long friend. Also, the 11th house is the house of fulfilment of one's desires, hopes, and wishes. If it is a love marriage, then the 5th house also needs to be considered

b) Planets for Marriage: Two main significators of marriage are Venus and Jupiter. In a male's chart, Venus represents the spouse, and in a female's chart, Jupiter represents her husband. Apart from these, the following can also come into the picture:

1. The lords of 2nd, 7th, and 11th houses

2. Lord of the house in which the 7th lord is placed

3. The Navmansha sign of the 7th lord

4. Planets placed in the 7th house

5. Planets conjunct the 7th lord

6. Lord of the 5th house in case of love marriage

7. The Nakshatra lords of the above planets.

c) Dashas and Transits: Marriage can take place during the Dashas of relevant planets, and during that, Dasha, Lord transit of the lords of 2nd, 7th, and 11th houses as Lord as Jupiter on these houses and the ascendant or its lord.

Get many important information about your birth chart using our free calculators by date of birth.

Astrological Reasons for Delay in Marriage

It has been observed that some planets governing the 7th house in the birth chart naturally tend to delay in marriage as given in the table below:

The 7th


Approx Marriage

Age for a male

Approx Marriage

Age for a female














Note: In case in the birth chart of each the 7th lord is under auspicious influences then the above ages can be reduced by 2 years. But if the 7th lord is under negative or unfavourable influences then the above ages can be further increased by 2 years.

Miscellaneous astrological indications of Delayed Marriage

The following are some indications observed in the birth charts of real-life delayed marriages.

1. A conjunction of the Sun with Rahu in a birth chart can delay one's marriage, especially if linked with the houses of marriage.

2, A conjunction of Mars with Rahu either in the 7th house or aspecting the 7th lord.

3. If in a birth chart there is an exchange of the lords of the 7th and 8th houses viz. if the 7th lord is in the 8th house and the 8th lord is in the 7th house then the marriage can be much delayed.

4. In the birth chart of a male, if there is a conjunction of Saturn and Moon, then usually there can be many obstacles that may delay one's marriage.

5. In a birth chart, the malefic aspects of Saturn orLords on any one or more out of the ascendant, ascendant lord, 7th house and the 7th lord can delay one's marriage.

6. The presence of the Mangal Dosha in a kundali usually delays one's marriage. This dosha is formed due to the placement of Mars in 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th houses. Some also add the 2nd house on this list.

7. The mangal dosha must be seen as per the ascendant, the Moon chart (by reorienting the birth chart and making the house where the Moon is placed as the ascendant) and Venus chart (by reorienting the birth chart and making the house where Venus is placed as the ascendant). This dosha gets strengthened if present in more than one chart out of these three. Also, get the birth chart analyzed adequately for the possibility of cancellation of kundli dosh.  

How to identify reasons for Delay in Marriage

While doing the Astro-calculations, the following points also need to be considered, (may it be told to you or not)

1. Impact of past life or past of present life becoming a hindrance. 

2. Mangal or Manglik Doshas in the Kundli.

3. Obstructions from within the family members.

4. Education & status level of the child, especially that of Girl child.

5. Hidden inclination towards opposite sex friend.

6. Too many expectations from the other side.

6. Hidden weaknesses in an individual.

All the above factors are reviewed and co-related by analyzing different charts (from D-1, D-9 to D-60). This helps in coming to the root of the problem and thus offer a workable solution.

I hope to have given you a complete insight in to the issue of delay in marriage. 

For any specific guidance on delay in marriage, you can take:

online report for delay in marriage or

consult me for an astrological session.


  • Which planet is responsible for delayed marriage in one's birth chart?

    The two Karaka planets—Jupiter and Venus—and the lord of one’s seventh house, strengthen the yogas of a marriage in one’s horoscope and creates the promise of marriage.  If these planets are negatively afflicted or weekly placed, they weaken the yoga of marriage and delay it.

    In addition to the above factors, other factors that cause a delay in marriages include the lords of the second, seventh, and eleventh houses; lord of the house where the seventh house lord is placed; the Navamsa sign of the seventh house lord; the planets positioned in the seventh house; the planets in sync with the seventh house lord; in case of a love marriage, the lord of the fifth house is considered and all the Nakshatra Lords of the planets.  Apart from these things, some planetary combinations also delay the marriages of natives. For instance—when the planets, Mars, and Venus conjunct in the fifth, seventh, and ninth house, they create such a yoga that natives themselves do not want to get married. If malefic planets are placed in the first, seventh, or twelfth houses of native’s horoscope, and a week Moon is placed in the fifth house, they delay marriages and make the bride infertile or barren. Likewise, many such planetary conditions are responsible for delayed marriages.

  • What causes a delay in marriage? What combinations in one's kundali can mar the yogas of marriage?

    A late marriage or delayed marriage is such a complex problem that many youngsters are coping with. Well-educated young women often abhor young men who are old-fashioned or have orthodox thinking. Besides, the malefic effects of planets delay their marriages. So, it is crucial to peep into both astrological and psychological troubles that delay marriages. 

    Astrological Reasons

    Venus is the planet that throws light on relationships and love and plays a vital role in the natives’ wedding. If this plant is in sync with malefic planets, such as Saturn, Ketu, or Sun, there is a possibility of delayed marriage. If Venus is in a debilitated condition, a native cannot make decisions regarding their marriage. Apart from Venus, other planets also delay marriages. If Jupiter is a debilitating condition, it can delay marriage or cause turmoil in one’s marital life. If Mars is placed in one’s seventh house, it is advisable that natives should go for a late marriage or else problems will arise in their married life. 

    Human/Psychological Reasons 

    Human-made problems are also the causes of delayed marriages. In today’s modern era, young men women are equally educated. A well-educated girl often becomes the cause of jealousy to some relative, who creates obstacles in her marriage. Other reasons that delay marriage include natives themselves, causing a delay in marriage, native’s mother causing a delay in marriage, native’s father causing a delay in marriage, and other members also causing a delay in marriage.

  • When will I marry? Can astrology help me in getting married?

    Definitely, astrology can help you help in getting married. Let us discuss how it can resolve your marital problem. Nowadays, the ideal marriage age for young women is around 27-28 years, while that of a young man is 29-30 years. Due to hectic and frantic lifestyles and various other issues, there are obstacles for today's youth in tying the knot at an ideal age. This condition is also applicable for those young men and women employed in private sectors and multinational companies as they remain busy in settling their careers at this age. So, their professional life also becomes stumbling blocks to their marriages. 

    An astrologer can determine the right time for the youngsters to get married with the help of some planetary conditions. The seventh house in one's birth chart is the indicator of marriage and is considered for giving predictions related to the same. Various types of problems–delay in marriages, the right time of marriage, the success of marital life, compatibility, etc. can be inferred from it. In addition, other aspects are also examined, such as planetary transits at a time, Antardasha, Mahadasha, etc. The ascendant or first house is also considered while reviewing the horoscope for marriage. In addition to these two houses, a few other houses are also considered, such as the second house, the eleventh house, and the eighth house.

  • What is the remedy for delayed marriage? Are there any astrological solutions for the delay in marriage?

    To get an effective solution for your delayed marriage, you need to ascertain the cause behind it. Unless you know the exact reasons, the solution you get will not prove effective to you. If the delay in your marriage is due to a particular planetary condition, a well-qualified astrologer will discern it through a thorough study of your horoscope. For this, an astrologer needs to examine the seventh house, which is answerable to many questions related to your marriage. 

    Only after doing a thorough reading of your horoscope, an astrologer will be able to offer you remedies for your late marriage. If an astrologer misses even one of the attributes needed for a study of your horoscope, he or she will fail to you an effective solution for your delayed marriage. So, an astrologer needs to consider how each planet, such as Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, and Moon, are influencing the seventh house. An astrologer also needs to discern any possible connections between the seventh house lord and these planets. So, all these factors need to be examined properly by an astrologer to suggest a remedy for your delay in marriage.

  • Can my birth chart indicate if there will be a delay in my marriage? Can I know from my kundali about late marriage?


    Definitely, your kundali gives clear indications of your delay in marriage. A well-qualified astrologer can discern these easily. Jupiter and Venus are the Karaka planets, which are considered by an astrologer for marriage. Shukra is the mentor of the Demons or Danava, while Guru is the teacher of Gods or Devas. When these masters are properly positioned and support each other, then a wedding takes place in a native’s life. On the contrary, when they are not wrongly positioned, the planets delay the marriage. 

    In addition to the abovementioned things, an astrologer will peep into other factors in your birth chart to discern the possibilities of your late marriage. In a young man’s kundali, an astrologer will look at Venus that shows his spouse, while in a young woman’s chart, an astrologer will look at Jupiter to tell about her would-be husband. In addition, an astrologer considers various houses—the lords of the second, seventh, and eleventh houses; lord of the house, where the seventh house lord is placed; the Navamsa sign of the seventh house lord; the planets positioned in the seventh house, the planets in sync with the seventh house, etc.