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Astrology: Planets and their Meanings Part III – Planet Rulers

astrology ruling planets

In this blog we are going to take a look at what it means when a planet is “ruler” over our astrological sign.

Back in ancient astrology our ruling planet was considered our guardian angel. It was a celestial body that watched over us. Our ruling planet is in constant motion in the sky and keeping in touch with it will help us understand what is going on in our lives.

Our ruling planet or as it is lovingly called our “birthday planet” helps guide us through the ups and downs of life. It is said that true understanding of ourselves does not come from our sign alone but from its ruling planet. It is important to remember that astrology is not so much about our fate or destiny but about the ins and outs of the passage of time. Here is a little list of the astrological signs and their ruling planets.

sun rules leo

Sun rules Leo it represents our deepest selves

moon rules cancer

Moon rules Cancer it represents our emotional self

mercury rules gemini

Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo it is a fast moving planet representing mental quickness

venus rules taurus

Venus rules Taurus and Libra it represents love,beauty and sensuality

mars rules ares

Mars rules Aries it represents the duality of courage and aggression

jupiter rules sagittarius

Jupiter rules Sagittarius it is the planet of luck and our large scale goals

saturn rules capricorn

Saturn rules Capricorn the slow teaching planet of challenges and endurance

uranus rules

Uranus rules Aquarius the planet of change and Revolution

neptune rules pisces

Neptune rules Pisces the planet of the spiritual,mystical and our subconscious dreams

pluto rules scorpio

Pluto rules Scorpio the planet of death, rebirth and power


Hopefully I have got you thinking about your sign’s ruling planet.


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