Planetary Rulers of the Zodiac Signs
In astrology, each zodiac sign
has a ruling planet. The following shows the planets that rule
each sign. Note that we've added the classical rulers of signs in brackets.
These rulers were assigned to the signs before Uranus, Neptune,
and Pluto were discovered. These classical rulers are still used
by some astrologers. Note also that some planets rule two signs.
Aries - Mars
Taurus - Venus
Gemini - Mercury
Cancer - Moon
Leo - Sun
Virgo - Mercury
Libra - Venus
Scorpio - Pluto (Mars)
Sagittarius - Jupiter
Capricorn - Saturn
Aquarius - Uranus (Saturn)
Pisces - Neptune (Jupiter)
When interpreting a birth chart, the "chart ruler" is the
planetary ruler of the sign on the Ascendant, or first house. For
example, if Aries is the Ascendant, the chart ruler would be Mars.
If Taurus is found on the second house, then Venus is said to rule
the second house. If Gemini were on the second house, then Mercury
rules the second house.
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