“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” ~ Dane Rudhyar
One way to understand yourself is to understand your ruling planet. Each Zodiac sign has a ruling planet and is responsible for some of your key personality traits. The myths and attributes associated with your ruling planet reveal a lot about your true nature. Let’s find out your ruling planet and how it might be influencing you.
Aries: Ruled by Mars
Mars, the God of War, is your ruling planet. Mars is associated with action, desire, energy, determination, and passion. Just like Mars, you are fiery and passionate. You are full of energy and enthusiasm. You are action-oriented and very good at getting things done. You are ambitious and driven to succeed. On the negative side, you can be impatient and short-tempered. Think before you speak. Don’t be stubborn. Finish what you started. Patience is your friend and anger is your enemy.
Taurus: Ruled by Venus
Venus, the Goddess of Love, is your ruling planet. Venus rules money and love. In Taurus, the earthly and materialistic aspect of Venus is highlighted. You are stable, reliable, practical and hardworking. You appreciate beauty, pleasure, and comfort. In short, you work hard so that you can party harder! On the negative note, just like Venus, you can be vain and self-indulgent. Change is your friend and laziness your enemy.
Gemini: Ruled by Mercury
Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, is your ruling planet. Mercury is associated with communication and self-expression. The intellectual aspects of Mercury are expressed more strongly in Gemini. Just like Mercury, you are curious, communicative, and versatile. You are knowledgeable, intellectual and witty. Your excellent conversation skills help you expand your social circle. Mercury can also make you nervous, restless and inconsistent. Stick to the plan, dear Gemini. Focus is your friend and anxiety is your enemy.
Cancer: Ruled by The Moon
Your ruling planet is the Moon. The Moon represents emotions, mood, needs, habits, reactions, and the unconscious mind. The Moon is associated with the feminine energy. You are a sensitive and emotional soul. You have a compassionate heart and you care deeply about others. Sometimes you let your emotions guide you. This approach to life can make you feel vulnerable but it can also make you highly intuitive. Your ruling planet can enhance your imagination, creativity, intuition, and compassion. The Moon can also make you moody and irrational. Don’t let your emotions control you. Optimism is your friend and self-pity is your enemy.
Leo: Ruled by The Sun
Your ruling planet is the Sun. The Sun represents our ego, will, vitality, identity, and the conscious mind. You are bold, proud, generous, warm, and confident. Just like the Sun is the center of our solar system, you would love to be the center of attention. On a negative note, you can be boastful, ill-tempered, arrogant, and headstrong. Humility is your friend and anger your enemy.
Virgo: Ruled by Mercury
Mercury, the messenger of Gods rules Virgo. The practical aspects of Mercury are expressed more strongly in Virgo. You are logical, practical and detail oriented. Mercury helps you make decisions in the most practical and rational manner. You have a powerful mind which helps you learn, analyze and focus on the details. This helps you strive and achieve perfection in everything you do. But this can also make you highly critical of yourself and others. Learn to look at the bigger picture. See the beauty in imperfection. Compliment yourself and everyone. Compliments are your friends and worry your enemy.
Libra: Ruled by Venus
Venus, the Goddess of Love rules Libra. Venus is associated with love, harmony, balance, fairness, beauty, grace, charm, justice, serenity and co-operation. You are ruled by your heart. You are a charming, friendly soul that seeks love, peace, balance and harmony in life. Venus has enhanced your artistic ability and given you an eye for beauty. You love to surround yourself with beautiful things. You are diplomatic and can see all sides of a situation. On a negative note, you can be self-indulgent and indecisive. Take a decision and stick to it. Determination is your friend and superficiality your enemy.
Scorpio: Ruled by Pluto
Pluto, the God of the underworld, is your ruling planet. Pluto is intense and passionate. Pluto is associated with transformation, renewal, and rebirth. You are focused, and nothing can distract you from your goals. You have a deep inner need to seek truth and uncover the hidden things. The truth will ultimately set you free. Pluto gives you this ability to transform yourself and walk on a path towards your highest good. On a negative note, Pluto has an obsessive need for power and control that can be expressed in destructive ways. Forgiveness is your friend and secrets are your enemies.
Sagittarius: Ruled by Jupiter
Jupiter, the King of the Gods, is your ruling planet. Jupiter is all about growth and expansion. Jupiter is associated with hope, faith, purpose, possibility, and growth. Jupiter is a planet of luck, abundance, and optimism. Just like Jupiter, you feel lucky and optimistic all the time. You are adventurous and like to take a risk as you have faith that everything will work out in your favor. On a negative note, make sure you don’t get overconfident and start believing in things blindly. Tact is your friend and exaggeration your enemy.
Capricorn: Ruled by Saturn
Saturn is your ruling planet. Saturn is associated with restriction, limitation, responsibility, commitment, discipline and hard work. You are ambitious, and you work very hard to achieve your goals. You are determined to succeed against all odds, one step at a time. Saturn gives patience, wisdom, determination, and focus. You are highly realistic and practical. On a negative note, you can be pessimistic and overly cautious. Optimism is your friend, apprehension is your enemy.
Aquarius: Ruled by Uranus
Uranus is your ruling planet. It’s associated with innovation, discovery, progress, and novelty. Uranus is different from other planets as it spins on a vertical axis. Just like Uranus, you love to be different. You are a creative and eccentric soul who loves to celebrate originality and individuality. Uranus gives you the strength to be independent and stand out in the crowd. On a negative note, you can be a rebel without a cause. Responsibilities are your friends and extremism is your enemy.
Pisces: Ruled by Neptune
Neptune, God of the sea, is your ruling planet. Neptune is associated with inspiration, dreams, intuition, and spirituality. You are a dreamer. You are lost in your world of dreams where everything is just perfect. Neptune influences you to be highly imaginative, intuitive, creative, kind and compassionate. You believe that the world is full of magic and you are always in search of that magic. On a negative note, you can try to escape the harsh reality of life by developing an addiction. Stay grounded dear Pisces. Reality is your friend and addictions are your enemies.
Did the ruling planets reveal anything new about you or your loved ones? The ruling planets are sacred breadcrumbs leading you to a path of self-discovery. Please invite your friends and loved ones to join this journey of growth and self-discovery.