In a few instances, only the person themselves will know. For example, you may read the love fortune for November 14: “It is doubtful if this individual, in his or her heart, truly wishes to marry.” You may know someone born that date and say, nonsense, they get out and circulate/ are engaged/are married and have been for years. To be fair, the creator of this calendar said it only applied to the ‘average individual’ born for each day and that there would be exceptions to the rule, depending on a person’s character, life experiences and personal chart. But for all you know, this same person could read this list privately and say to themselves, ‘yeah, given my druthers, I wouldn’t have gotten married, if I didn’t feel like I had to.’
As you can see from the above example, this ‘Calendar of Lovers’ isn’t all rah-rah marriage. Many are destined for marital bliss, some are not. It doesn’t pull its punches.
This Calendar of Lovers is very cis-normative, which is to be expected, given that it’s from the year 1900 C.E. I try to make these divination tools LGBTQ+ friendly wherever I can, but for a few of the days’ fortunes, I simply had to leave as-is, acknowledging that love and marriage can be a complicated thing. Adjust accordingly when you get to one of those days’ fortunes. Aside from that, I have left the original wording as-is as much as possible.
TYPES OF PREDICTIONS
The Calendar of Lovers predictions tended to break down into identifiable categories:
- This person will make an excellent husband or wife.
- This person will be very happy in marriage.
- This person will be very happy in marriage, as long as certain conditions are met.
- This person will marry early.
- This person will marry late.
- This person will surprise people.
- This person will have trouble making up their minds about who to marry.
- This person may cheat, or be accused of it.
- This person shouldn’t/probably won’t marry.
The first three categories listed account for about half of the calendar-year’s predictions in my estimate. The last four are the least-common prediction categories. As for the ‘marry early’ and ‘marry late’ designations, ‘marry early’ can be taken to mean a little before most of their cohort does. ‘Marry late’ can be either a little later than most of their cohort does, or a lot later, like years or even decades later.