Delayed Marriage

Delayed Marriage

Delay in Marriage: Impact, Reasons & Solution

"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

There are two types of reasons for this. One is the planetary combinations or 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.

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.  You may click here to read more about it. 

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.

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

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.

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.

General Astrological reasons for Delayed 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 birth chart 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 this dosha.  

Overall methodology to assess reasons for delayed 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. So, in case you have an issue related to delayed  marriage, consult any good astrologer who you feel would do justice considering above factors in totality. My method of consultation is explained here 

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