Planets orbit and move in the Celestial sphere and, according to Astrologers, affect the Signs of the Zodiac. Their influence on people is in relation to their location. While many of us know what our Zodiac sign is, perhaps few of us know what planet is the ruler of the Sign.
The Sun governs the sign of Leo. It is the most constant criterion of the zodiac. The Sun visits the same position every year. It is, therefore, used as the basis for calendars and timing. The sign of Leo lives in relation to the Sun. A person born under this sign have a great picture of themselves, constant personality and is highly ardent.
The sign of Cancer is governed by the Moon. It is the only sign of the Zodiac who is visited by its ruler each month. Our tides, as well as many life cycles are related to the Moon. Cancer is obsessed with security. Those born under this sign yearn for a warm home, a sense of security and consistency, have a strong intuition and like a to have a steady foundation from which they can start exploring the world.
The planet Mercury governs the two signs, Gemini and Virgo. Mercury moves around the zodiac really fast, and in the Sun’s orbit it appears in front of us, so sometimes it seems like it’s moving backward. Three Mercury retrograde period allow us to perceive our achievements, and repeatedly puts the plans into chaos. Those governed by Mercury are therefore prone to good improvisation. Gemini benefits out of dominant communication, while Virgo uses information and organization of Mercury. Those born under the sign of Gemini learn to talk about what they think and feel in the best possible way. Virgos control their world and actualize hierarchy that only they understand.
Venus governs the arts, beauty and love. Venus moves through the Zodiac in 11 months, but the two-year period has an extensible period that is retrograde and that can last almost two months. This is the pause that inspires artists and shows affection. Venus is the muse of all. She is the ruler of Libra and Taurus. These two signs have little in common, but their personalities reflect two sides of a coin. Taurus reflects the beauty of art, jewelry and food. Libra loves sophistication presented by art, elegance, fashion and romantic expressions.
Muscular planet of action brings intensity wherever it is found. Twice a year Mars is in the solar disk and during that time it is retrograde for few weeks, enough for our inner warrior to liberate his battle plans. Mars is the ruler of Aries and also, Scorpio. Those born under these signs are always moving forward and have little time for reflection. The Scorpio is a sign of intense dedication and always requires loyalty.
The largest planet in the Solar system and the leader of all the great things, expansions and excesses. Jupiter needs 12 years to cross through the Zodiac, and in each sign stays for a year. Jupiter is the guiding planet of Sagittarius and Pisces. Sagittarians like to have fun and are prone to risk-taking, while Pisces have a grand vision of life. Each of these signs reflect Jupiter and its nature. In ancient Rome, Jupiter was the king of all gods..
Saturn is the only planet that links two adjacent signs. He is the ruler of Capricorn and Aquarius. Saturn takes about 28 and a half years to circle the Zodiac cycle, and stays in each sign about two and a half years. It is the planet of limitations, and it’s least visible to the naked eye from Earth. Saturn rules in the darkest months of the year. Capricorn and Aquarius are opposites to Cancer and Leo – Capricorn is a sign of status and seeks its place in the world. Willful when the constraints of social conventions are visible. Aquarians are lovers and people who are in the rush, the mass media and popular trends, but also detached in individual interactions, sometimes keeping distance from all.
These planets were once unknown, but since mankind has discovered them, Astrologers have come up with many connections between them and the Signs. Uranus is designated as the planet of revolution, and interestingly, it was discovered in the era of the French Revolution. This is the main ruler of Aquarius. Neptune was discovered in the mid-nineteenth century and was seen as a strong correlation between photos, illusion and the birth of psychoanalysis. He’s the main ruler of Pisces. Pluto was discovered in 1930 and is related to secret sources of power, perfect to complete the sign of Scorpio.