What Is The Ruling Planet Of Your Zodiac Sign?
One of the most important aspects of astrology is the movements of planets through the Zodiac and, while most people are familiar with the signs, they often don’t know which is their ruling planet nor how it affects their energies. Let’s have a deeper look at what each sign’s ruling planet is and what it means. Get ready for some amazing insight!
ARIES / MARS
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, which means that it is the one setting the pace and leading, while others try to follow. Being a sign that is guided by passion, determination, and instincts, many people often refer to Aries as the Warrior. This makes even more sense when you consider that Mars is the ruling planet of Aries.
Mars is the planet of action and, in Roman mythology, the God of War. It influences the energy, passion, and self-starting of Aries, however, it also impacts other signs. For Aries, being ruled by Mars means that there is an inherent and natural determination that all people born under this sign have intrinsically, especially when it comes to getting things done.
TAURUS / VENUS
People born under Taurus are ruled by Venus, which explains their passion for love itself. Being the Goddess of Love in Roman mythology, this planet rules everything that is related to beauty, luxury, money, and romance, which happen to be the favorite things of Taurus natives. The influence of Venus also leads Taurus to be very connected with their own senses.
Not only that but Venus is responsible for loyalty and commitment, especially when it comes to the people Taurus cares about and loves. The planet of love, Venus is always involved when it comes to relationships, romance, and emotional connections. It leads the love department of all signs and, in Taurus in particular, it is the most opulent.
GEMINI / MERCURY
Gemini's natives are ruled by Mercury, known as the messenger of the Gods, ruler of communication. People born under this sign are excellent conversationalists and love expressing themselves through communication. They find themselves drawn to people that they can connect with on an intellectual basis, which is more often than not reached by conversation.
Mercury is the ruling planet of news and opinions, which explains why Geminis are so often the gossipers of the Zodiac. While all the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) are driven by intellect, this planet’s influence on Gemini allows them to become mentally driven. As such, Geminis thrive in environments where they can learn, share ideas, and think deeply.
CANCER / THE MOON
Everyone knows that Cancer is an emotional sign, and that is because it is ruled by the Moon, the ruler of emotions, moodiness, feelings, and irrationality. One of the main traits of Cancer is how quickly their emotions change, and that is related to the Moon’s impact on the flows of human emotion and sensitivity.
Cancer natives are the feelers, being extremely sensitive and in touch with their feelings. While people born under this sign might be seen as someone who is always shifting how they feel, the truth is that they are always sure about what they are feeling. The Moon’s influence, just like a mother figure, allows Cancers to have a caring nature and nurturing vein.
LEO / THE SUN
The most confident sign of the Zodiac is Leo, and that is due to the Sun’s influence on people born under this constellation. Being one of the boldest signs, Leo’s constant energy and kindness are powered by the biggest star in our galaxy. Not only that but the Sun also influences Leo’s overall character, motivations in life, identity, and ego.
The Sun presents Leo with a passion for the self, allowing them to truly be themselves and to make the most out of it. Some people might call Leos egotistical, however, it can be seen as the strength of self-confidence and pride. This allows Leos to keep true to their desires and motivations, without worries of what others may think.
VIRGO / MERCURY
At the same time that Mercury rules communication, it also rules logic. That is why you can easily see how it is the ruling planet of Virgo natives. Being the sign of analysis, rationality, connection, and problem-solving, Virgos take advantage of all the benefits that allow them to be one of the most methodical signs in the Zodiac.
Mercury is also the ruling planet of reasoning and productivity, which is easily connected to Virgos, who love being on top of things in a practical and rational manner. Virgo’s enjoy the influence of this planet in their ability to have a critical approach to problems, being focused, and thriving in an organization.
LIBRA / VENUS
The planet of Love, Venus, is also the ruler of Libra. Being the planet of harmony, charisma, and aesthetics, it guides Libras in their life direction, making them a sign that enjoys balance and stability, especially when it comes to commitment. Venus also allows Libras to live graciously and in style, giving them the guidance needed.
But Venus doesn’t just influence Libra, as this planet also has a strong impact on how Libra builds and maintains relationships, romantic or not. This sign is known for its diplomacy and ability to act as a mediator, even in the most difficult situations, which is one of the strengths it receives from the ruling planet, Venus.
SCORPIO / PLUTO & MARS
Scorpio is one of the few Zodiac signs that is ruled by two planets. In this case, it is by Pluto, ruled of secrets, transformation, and rebirth, and Mars, ruler of aggression, desire, and carnal instincts. For those who have met a Scorpio before, you probably can easily see how these two planets have a strong power over this sign.
Being a sign that is known for having a dark side, particularly when it comes to relationships with others, it is easy to understand the influence that both planets have on Scorpio natives. Being known for its aggression, possessiveness, and mystery, the mix of the strengths and influences of Pluto and Mars make Scorpio natives some of the most intense signs.
SAGITTARIUS / JUPITER
Sagittarius, the philosopher ruled by Jupiter, the planet of knowledge, expansion, growth, and optimism. It influences people born under Sagittarius to be the type of people who enjoy thinking things over before doing them, always with the aim to accomplish the best result possible. Jupiter keeps pushing Sagittarius to try new things and to always want something more.
Jupiter is also the planet of luck, good fortune, spontaneity, and exploration, which explains why Sagittarius is a very curious and spiritual type of person. This influence forces Sagittarius to always try to get out of their comfort zone and understand what is around them, even if initially it doesn’t make sense.
CAPRICORN / SATURN
Capricorns are lovers of rules, discipline, and commitment, which is exactly what Saturn rules over. This planet represents hard work and determination, guiding Capricorn natives to always do their best to follow the strictness that makes them succeed, especially when procedures and guidelines are involved. It allows Capricorns to learn their lessons in a constructive way.
Saturn guides Capricorns to always try and improve themselves and, most importantly, their methods and the processes they follow to reach their goals. Being the ruler of self-motivation and improvement, Saturn is the reason why Capricorns are so highly rated in terms of achievements, both in their personal lives and professionally.
AQUARIUS / URANUS & SATURN
Another sign that is ruled by two planets has to be Aquarius, in this case, by Uranus and Saturn. Aquarius natives are known for their progressive ideas and ways of living, which happens due to the influence of Uranus, the ruler of change, and radicalism. These traits, paired with Saturn’s influence in wisdom and planning, make Aquarius a force to be reckoned with.
Being a sign motivated by originality, innovation, and consciousness, Aquarius takes the best of both worlds, as Uranus allows them to think (and live) outside the box, while Saturn gives them the tools to succeed living outside the common-rules and practices. Aquarius is very open in terms of their beliefs, and will often change their ideology, however, never their true self.
PISCES / NEPTUNE & JUPITER
Last but not least, Pisces is also ruled by two planets, Neptune and Jupiter. Everyone knows that Pisces are the dreamers of the Zodiac, and that is due to the influence of Neptune, the ruler of imagination, creativity, and dreams. On the other hand, Jupiter influences Pisces into becoming risk-takers, curious, and expanding themselves, both mentally and spiritually.
Pisces is one of the most creative signs in the Zodiac, and their creativity and imagination skills make them the type of person that is living in their own little world. Both Neptune and Jupiter have a strong impact on how Pisces sees the world, how they perceive other people, and how they go about their emotional and rational thoughts.
The ruling planets have a stronger influence on each sign, guiding them to become who they are, and impacting how they approach life and others. Were you surprised to learn about your ruling planet? Let us know in the comments below and make sure to share this article with your friends!