For years, a number of Asian cultures have used astrology to find suitable matches for marriages. This practice has been followed because astrology actually helps a person find a well matched partner for life. Various considerations and aspects of astrology are taken into account for this. It has been done in the same manner for centuries now and has not failed unless in exceptional cases.
There is ample evidence to prove that people born with same astrological elements/aspects, tend to blend with each other very well. As a proof of how astrology helps, you should check the birth dates of couples you know. You will find that in most cases, the couple shares a huge number of astrological elements.
It is natural that every person looks for the ideal partner. For some people, things fall into place all by themselves. Yet as a balance must be maintained, there are people who have to struggle very hard to find a partner they can actually fit with. A number of people are not good at conversation or tend to have other drawbacks which might not be visible right on the face. It is these people who find it most difficult to find the right partner and need an extra push which will propel them to their partner.
The role of astrology is to provide that extra push. It helps a person identify the areas which are holding him back. Once a person knows what is holding him back, it becomes far simpler for him to overcome that hurdle. Furthermore, astrology can also point you in the right direction, help you identify who is your ideal partner. A competent astrologer can help you do this by creating an extremely accurate horoscope for you.
With your horoscope ready, it will be possible to identify how the different planets are aligned in your star chart with respect to the various elements- earth, water, wind and air. Based on this information, you can find what kind of person will be the best match for you. The astrologer will tell you how the horoscope works and how reading a horoscope is somewhat like reading a map or a star chart. Consider it as a map of your life. Based on this map, you can find the most important events and people of your life. At the same time, you must realize that the astrologer can only point you in the right direction; it still remains up to you to take the right steps in that right direction.
Note that astrology is only as good as the astrologer so you must check the reputation and credibility of astrologer before putting any hopes into astrology being helpful in finding the right partner.