Planetary Rulerships

Each of the 12 signs of the zodiac has an affinity with one of the heavenly bodies. The energy of that planet works well with the characteristics of the sign.

Prior to the discovery of the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto), each of the visible planets ruled two of the signs, with the Sun and Moon associated with Leo and Cancer, respectively. Only Mercury and Venus continue to have rulership over two signs.

Click on any sign or planet to learn more about these important pairings.

Elements | Modalities | Planetary Rulerships


 

 

Mars rules Aries



 

Venus rules Taurus


 

 

Mercury rules Gemini


 

 

The Moon rules Cancer


 

 

The Sun rules Leo


 

 

Mercury rules Virgo


 

 

Venus rules Libra


 

 

Pluto rules Scorpio


 

 

Jupiter rules Sagittarius


 

 

Saturn rules Capricorn


 

 

Uranus rules Aquarius


 

 

Neptune rules Pisces