The Power of the Planetary Rulers of the Zodiac Signs.

Planetary Rulers of the Zodiac Signs
In astrology, every zodiac sign has a ruling planet. This post reveals those connections.

Do you know Your Zodiac Signs ruling planet?  We’re pretty sure that you know your sun sign, and you might even see the element associated with your zodiac sign. But did you know that different planets also rule the signs?

The best part about astrology is that our signs correspond to constellations of stars. But all the planets in the solar system are way closer than the constellations of our signs, and therefore, have a significant influence over us. Did hearing this blow your mind?

The ruling planets of each sign are the bosses. They tell us about characteristics about each of us – how all the humans interact and meet with each other, and also these zodiac signs can even point out what we might grow or excel at in our careers.

Our universe has long been a source of mystery, so let’s demystify the influence & impact of the planets and what they actually mean for each zodiac sign.

The 12 Zodiac Signs

The planets in astrology determine the sign you are born under. In essence, astrology is the study of all the planets. Tracking different planets and analyzing how the planets interact is the gist of astrology. 

So, understanding the whole concept of the planets is crucial. Knowing your ruling planet will surely help you understand and gather information about why your zodiac sign behaves in different ways & has specific characteristics.



Aries are best known for their tremendous energy and passionate leadership qualities and skills. Their actual warrior energy urges Aries’s sign to charge forward. If you are an Aries zodiac sign, you undoubtedly acknowledge these positive habits and characteristics every time you do some quarrelsome or overly competitive.

Ruling Planet: Mars

Mars embodies positive energy, passion, and desire, but also fury & aggression, our most primal instincts. As a sign, typical Aries embodies all these qualities. Mars symbolizes drive, intensity, and animal instincts & naturally complements a pure fire sign.

The Tarot card associated with Aries is The Emperor

Psychic Readings for Aries


Besides love, Venus planet rules over anything luxurious, pleasureful, and precious. This makes the Taurus sign feel at home in the realm of decadence.

Ruling Planet: Venus

Taurus is an earth zodiac sign, so it focuses on practicality & sensory experiences. Taurus zodiac sign is, of course, ruled by this tender & beautiful planet. Taureans are governed by glamour, pleasure, and richness by planet Venus’ mythological attributes.

The Tarot card associated with Taurus is The Hierophant

Psychic Readings for Taurus


Gemini zodiac signs are easy & intellectual – their inquiring nature unites excellently with Mercury’s generous & curious attitude. Gemini is a quick-thinking & quick-witted air sign, undoubtedly because of its ruling planet.

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Mercury rules Gemini , it is the planet of information and commerce. Mythological Mercury planet is the messenger that serves the gods. In Gemini, Mercury’s planet gets to show its most vivid qualities: connection & intellect.

The Tarot card associated with Gemini is The Lovers

Psychic Readings for Gemini


The Moon governs our mood, positive emotions, and feelings. Astrology has a close linkage to the Moon to Cancer, the most protective, empathic, & nurturing sign of the zodiac.

Ruling Planet: The Moon

The Moon rules our emotions and the irrational in the astrology field – mood & feelings, so Cancerians have the Moon to thank for emotional demeanors.

The Tarot card associated with Cancer is The Chariot

Psychic Readings for Cancer


Leos are a sign of zodiac royalty; the planet rules them at the center of our whole solar system: The Sun. Leos are full of creative, positive energy, spirit, and vitality.

Ruling Planet: The Sun

Like the Sun star itself, Leos are daring & optimistic. Leos’ ruling planet specifies their character as a whole, including their vigor & inherent personality. Leos star can thank the sun for their unending determination & courage.

The Tarot card associated with Leo is Strength

Psychic Readings for Leo


Mercury planet has many different astrological jobs – like ruling over two zodiac signs. Virgo is an earth sign, totally detail-oriented, demanding that, and everything is well organized. Planet Mercury’s analytical inner thinker comes forward in Virgo.

Ruling Planet: Mercury

In mythology, Mercury is known for analysis, rationality, and technology. So if you’re a Virgo, you can see Mercury’s influence in your ability to keep your inbox relatively spam-free, literally and figuratively.

The Tarot card associated with Virgo is The Hermit

Psychic Readings for Virgo


It’s no surprise that Venus has enough love to share with two zodiac signs. In addition to Taurus, Venus also governs the air sign, Libra, the sign of balance and relationships. Because of this, Libra is all about harmonious partnerships.

Ruling Planet: Venus

As mythological Venus is a goddess of aesthetics, harmony, and style, her children are dreamy and romantic. The influence of Venus goes beyond just love here.

The Tarot card associated with Libra is Justice

Psychic Readings for Libra


Thanks to its ruling planet, Scorpios are preoccupied with the darker, more esoteric aspects of existence. Due to this influence, Scorpio is also known as the dark horse of the zodiac.

Ruling Planet: Pluto and Mars

Mysterious and magnetic, Scorpio is ruled by two planets: Pluto and Mars. Pluto is the god that rules the underworld, while Mars is the god of war. Pluto rules over mysteries, the subconscious, transformation, death, and rebirth. Mars rules over aggression, vitality, desire, and energy. Together, these planets form the character of Scorpio.

The Tarot card associated with Scorpio is Death

Psychic Readings for Scorpio


Sagittarius is known for being endlessly optimistic and straightforward. They love to learn, travel, and broaden their horizons—and their hunger for knowledge is written all over their faces.

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Philosophical and pointed, Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Zeus. Jupiter rules over knowledge, development, and greed, as well as encouragement and vigor.

The Tarot card associated with Sagittarius is Temperance

Psychic Readings for Sagittarius


Perhaps Capricorn is the only sign that’s disciplined and hardworking to the core. As the zodiac’s main earth sign, Capricorn is all about being diligent and thorough. Capricorns work in perfect symbiosis with the essence of Saturn.

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Strict, rule-oriented Saturn rules over Capricorn. While Saturn’s power can be prohibitive, it inspires Capricorns not to take any shortcuts and put all of themselves into whatever they do.

The Tarot card associated with Capricorn is The Devil

Psychic Readings for Capricorn


Open-minded and unconventional, Aquarius is also ruled by two planets: Uranus and Saturn. In astrology, Uranus rules over change, revolution, individuality, and radicalism. On the other hand, Saturn rules over time, wisdom, rules, and planning. So it makes perfect sense that these two planets have chosen Aquarius as their home sign.

Ruling Planets: Uranus and Saturn

Uranus is the oddity of the zodiac. The planet represents spontaneity, inspiration, and change. Aquarians are nothing but revolutionary, so they can thank Uranus for their rebellious streak, as well as their ability to think outside the box.

The Tarot card associated with Aquarius is The Star

Psychic Readings for Aquarius


Pisces are highly emotional, poetic, and perhaps the most spiritual sign of the zodiac. They have Neptune to thank for this otherworldly influence. The Piscean reputation for living in a dreamlike fantasy world comes directly from Neptune’s touch.

Ruling Planets: Neptune and Jupiter

Dreamy and artistic, Pisces is ruled by two planets: Neptune and Jupiter. Neptune is the surreal planet of illusions and spiritual realms, so pairing with the sensitive Pisces feels just right. Pisces’ other planet, Jupiter, gives them a knack for risk-taking and curiosity.

The Tarot card associated with Pisces is The Moon

Psychic Readings for Pisces

How You Can Embody the Energy of All the Zodiac Signs

Throughout the year, the sun moves into each of the 12 zodiac signs, providing an opportunity to embody the characteristics of that sign, even if you weren’t born under it.

At this time, we are full of energy, life, new vitality, and a fire that lay dormant all winter. The collective will feels fueled by this, and we’ll all be courageous in our thoughts and actions. Cool, right?

Final Thoughts

The basics that everyone should know are which planets rule which zodiac signs, which planet is associated with your sign, what does it mean to you, and why? The study of the zodiac is concerned with how the stars influence nearby planets and, therefore, affect us.

Each of the planets in astrology has its personality, motive, and job – Venus, for example, shows us how we love and value things, while Mars shows us how we express aggression and chase our goals. 

They also symbolize different parts of ourselves. On the other hand, the zodiac signs function as the energies through which a planet can express itself – sort of like putting filters on a photo. The photo (or the planet’s personality) is the same no matter what, but it takes on a different vibe depending on what filter you put on it (or what zodiac sign it’s transiting through).

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