You know what astrological sign you are, but do you know which one of the planets is your ruler? Your ruler defines you, and guides you. Your ruler is your ally. In a system that is thousands of years old, each sign has a planetary ruler. This member of the ruling class of astrology is either the Sun or Moon or one of the eight planets. .
The twelve signs of the zodiac each have a ruling planet. Venus, for example, is the ruler of two signs, both Taurus and Libra. Venus is the symbol of love, art, creativity and money. She is strongest in the signs that she rules, but visits each sign in turn. In this column, you will discover which planet is your guide in the stars.
Aries March 21 – April 20
The first sign of the zodiac, dynamic Aries, is ruled by the red planet, Mars. The martial planet grants strength, courage and executive ability. Mars is currently in cautious Taurus, a sign that is reminding you to look before you leap, and suggesting that you build foundations first.
Taurus April 21 – May 21
The earthy sign of Taurus has the artsy planet Venus as their directress in the heavens. Interior design, fashioning jewelry, collecting pueblo pottery — all of these and more come naturally to Taurus. Venus is now in Gemini, so expect to be creating two different items at once.
Gemini May 22 – June 21
Two are better than one when it come to the twins of the zodiac. These lively creatures are ruled by quicksilver Mercury, the messenger of the gods. The perpetually active Geminis are delighted to find that Mercury is in their sign for a month, highlighting multi-tasking for them.
Cancer June 22 – July 22
The Moon Children are aware, through their alternative name, that their guide is the silvery Moon. This evanescent sign changes constantly, as does the moon, moving from new to full. The moon visits every sign in one month, giving Cancer a constant change of emotions.
Leo July 22 – Aug. 22
The strength and leadership ability of the lions of the zodiac is defined in their ruling planet, which is the Sun. This column features Sun sign astrology, so you are the naturals of the zodiac. The Sun is now in the foundational sign of Taurus, allowing you to build for your future.
Virgo Aug. 23 -Sept. 23
The efficient sign of Virgo is defined by its ruling planet, Mercury, the symbol of logical thought. At present, Mercury has just entered Gemini, the other sign that he assists, allowing you to demonstrate expertise in multi-tasking that has the potential to impress even you.
Libra Sept. 24 – Oct. 23
The gracious sign of Libra is defined by its ruler, romantic Venus. You are the seventh sign of the zodiac, the one most fascinated by and expert in relationships. Venus, now in Gemini, could lead singles to appreciate a variety in dating experiences and in fascinating locations.
Scorpio Oct. 24 – Nov. 22
The atomic age and the discovery of a new planet changed the astrological rulership of Scorpio from Mars to Pluto. Your ruler changes signs about every 15 years, giving you the power of persistence. Currently Pluto is in Capricorn, the archetypal sign of the father and career.
Sagittarius Nov. 23 – Dec. 21
The philosophical sign of Sagittarius is governed by Jupiter, the planet associated with knowledge, travel and luck. Jupiter, who spends one year in each sign, is currently in Gemini, your opposite sign of partnership, bringing fortune to all sorts of relationships.
Capricorn Dec. 22 – Jan 20
The persistent mountain goat is guided in his perpetual journey to the apex of the continental divide by his sherpa Saturn. Your guide is currently in the sign of Scorpio, allowing you to develop successful businesses. Remember that vacations can be times of renewal.
Aquarius Jan. 21 – Feb. 19
Technological expertise arises from your ancient ruler Saturn, and visionary inventiveness is gained from your modern ruler Uranus. Uranus is currently in Aries, underlining your unique talents, and Saturn is indicating breakthroughs in career and inventions.
Pisces Feb. 20- March 20
The intuitive planet Neptune is your guide. He entered your sign, Pisces, a year ago, for the first time in 144 years. Life will start making cosmic sense to you now and over the next
11 years. Mystic crystal revelations and warm times with friends and loved ones are ahead.
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