Planets Ruling Signs

Planets ruling Zodiac Signs

Planets are said to direct, or influence, the zodiac signs. They are also called Rulers of Zodiac Signs. Ruling or directing planets are very important in birth chart reading and also in “sun sign” forecasting. The planet that rules your zodiac sign will give direction to major events in your life.

THE SUN RULES LEO The Sun is said to rule or to direct the zodiac sign of Leo. This is because the strong, confident and charismatic qualities in both create a natural affinity between them. The placements, patterns and movements of the Sun are particularly important to people born with Sun in Leo.

THE MOON RULES CANCER The Moon is said to rule or to direct the zodiac sign of Cancer. This is because the fertile, nurturing and protective qualities in both create a natural affinity between them. The placements, patterns and movements of the Moon are particularly important for people born with Sun in Cancer.

MERCURY RULES GEMINI & VIRGO Mercury is said to rule or to direct the zodiac signs of Gemini and Virgo. Gemini has a natural affinity with Mercury because of the adaptable, agile, communicative qualities they share. The natural affinity between Mercury and Virgo is due to the quick, neat and efficient characteristics they share. The placements, patterns and movements of Mercury are particularly important for people born with Sun in Gemini and Sun in Virgo.

VENUS RULES TAURUS & LIBRA Venus is said to rule or to direct the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra. Taurus has an affinity with Venus because of its resourcefulness and love of natural beauty. The link between Venus and Libra is created by the love of harmony and appreciation of artistic beauty they share. The placements, patterns and movements of Venus are particularly important for people born with Sun in Taurus and Sun in Libra.

MARS RULES ARIES Mars is said to rule or to direct the zodiac sign of Aries. Aries has a natural affinity with Mars because of the active, independent & self-motivated qualities they share. The placements, patterns and movements of Mars are particularly important for people born with Sun in Aries.

JUPITER RULES SAGITTARIUS Jupiter is said to rule or to direct the zodiac sign of Sagittarius which has a natural affinity with the great planet because of the positive, optimistic, expansive and philosophical qualities they share. The placements, patterns and movements of Jupiter are particularly important for people born with Sun in Sagittarius.

SATURN RULES CAPRICORN Saturn is said to rule or to direct the zodiac sign of Capricorn. The sign and the planet share qualities of ambition, patience, maturity and self-discipline. The placements, patterns and movements of Saturn are particularly important for people born with Sun in Capricorn.

URANUS RULES AQUARIUS Uranus is said to rule or to direct the zodiac sign of Aquarius because of their shared qualities of originality and inventiveness and their shared love of freedom, equality and friendship. The placements, patterns and movements of Uranus are particularly important for people born with Sun in Aquarius.

NEPTUNE RULES PISCES Neptune is said to rule or to direct the zodiac sign of Pisces. Pisces has a natural affinity with Neptune because they are both connected to the realms of imagination, dreams, and visions. They also share the quality of empathy and the ability to transcend physical boundaries. The placements, patterns and movements of Neptune are particularly important for people born with Sun in Pisces.

PLUTO RULES SCORPIO Pluto is said to rule or to direct the zodiac sign of Scorpio because they share the quality of power and the potential for transformation. The placements, patterns and movements of Pluto are particularly important for people born with Sun in Scorpio.

THE DWARF PLANET CERES orbits between Mars and Jupiter and represents the human qualities of creativity, fertility and nurturing. This could be linked with the Moon and therefore Ceres may be considered as co-ruler of the creative sign of Cancer. However, because Ceres has a strong association with farming and harvesting, she could also be linked to the sign of Virgo.

THE ASTEROID CHIRON orbits between Saturn and Uranus and represents the human qualities of healing and the urge to help others deal with their problems. This creates a natural link between Chiron and the zodiac sign Virgo, which likes to be of use to others and which often features in the horoscopes of healer. Chiron is named for the Greek healer and philosopher who was half man, half horse. Chiron (or Kheiron) was a wounded healer or one who healed by drawing on his own painful experiences. His philosophical quality and his ability to guide others from his own knowledge and experience as well as his centaur-like appearance links Chiron to the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.

ERIS AS CO-RULER OF ARIES & SCORPIO? Eris has not been officially assigned as ruler to any of the zodiac signs as yet but I would connect Eris to the feisty quality of Aries and also to the confrontational characteristics of Scorpio. Before the discovery of Pluto, Aries and Scorpio shared being ruled by Mars and the two signs have quite a lot in common. They both possess a strong fighting spirit and their inner Warriors live quite close to the surface of their personalities! For this reason, I would say these signs have a natural affinity with Eris.

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