Wedding planning is hard. Invitations, dress fittings, flower arrangements, and musical decisions can all affect a couple. And I didn’t even mention the seating chart! Personally I hate sitting at a singles table with random people I don’t know but are only expected to hook up with because we all don’t have dates. Fortunately, one couple found a solution to the seating problem by assigning people seats based on their zodiac sign. Hey, at least they’ll have something to talk about, my prince?
A video of a wedding featuring a seating chart arranged by a zodiac sign posted by iskatx has gone viral on TikTok last week, with 5.8 million views and counting (another video with more details followed). The bride and groom decide to split each sign based on their element (fire signs in one room, water signs in another, etc.). The fire signs room was a “messy” “party room” decorated with intense pink and red flowers to embrace the passionate vibes of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. On the contrary, the room of the water sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) had a “calm” atmosphere and purple and white flowers.
Although the videos didn’t show an earth or air room, I’m assuming an earth sign room (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) would be cool, with lots of plants and a green and brown color palette. And the room of Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) might be very talkative with flower arrangements that look like fuzzy pieces of art — you know, so these brainy and eclectic Air Signs never run out of things to talk about.
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I asked some astrologers for their opinions. Narayana Montovar, Astrologer and Author Moon Signs: Unleash your inner luminous power, “It’s a great idea, but it can bring challenges for guests who have different items for dates.” For example, Montovar is Scorpio, and her husband is Capricorn. According to this setup, they wouldn’t be able to party together – and they love cutting rugs on the dance floor.
Alice Bell, astrologer and author of the upcoming book Trust your timingShe is currently planning her wedding. Bell says she “didn’t want to sit with someone who has the same astrological element because I want someone to pull me out of my shell. I’d like to sit with someone of a different element—two Capricorns can lead to an introverted situation.” But that doesn’t mean she wants an astrology-free wedding! Instead, she favored details like an astrology-themed after-party dress. Plus, she added, there’s a lot more to a person’s birth chart than their sun sign. Moon and full moon signs also make a big difference.
Personally, if I attended this wedding, I would like to be in the earth sign room even though I am an air sign, because earth signs have the best food and drink. Which means that even though fire signs like stopping motion until dawn, the prospect of meeting someone as single would be best served in that room as well. But hey, any way to plan seating that doesn’t include a single table is fine for me.
Lisa Stardust is a New York City-based astrologer, tarot card reader, energy healer, and manifestation guide known for her popular culture horoscopes. She is an author The Saturn Return Survival Guide: Navigating a Cosmic Rite of PassageAnd Astrology Deck: Your Guide to the Meanings and Myths of the UniverseAnd The Love Deck: 70 cards to spark attraction, passion and romance. In addition to Women’s healthHer work has been featured and written in today’s showOpera Daily Vogue magazineTeen Vogue worldwideRefinery29 and InStyle. Coming from a long line of spiritual healers, Lisa has practiced astrology professionally for over 15 years but has been studying the stars her whole life.