Every Zodiac sign in astrology has a ruling planet whose energies influence the sign the most. For example, if you were born under the sign of Taurus, the influence of Venus will prevail. Ruling planets add a dimension to the qualities of each Zodiac sign and determine some of their character traits. Do you want to know which planets rule which Zodiac signs? Keep reading to find out.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19): Mars
Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet associated with the Roman god of war-Ares. Because of this, people associate Mars with aggression and conflict. However, this is not the case when it comes to the planet’s influence over Aries. Instead, the planet gives this Zodiac sign immense energy and a drive forward. People of this sign think and move fast, whether it is in their life, career, or personal relationships.
If you are doing a yes or no reading, the World Tarot means a very likely “yes.” Because this card symbolizes success, achievement, and satisfaction with results, it is a very positive card in a yes/no reading. When you see it in your spread, know that its presence brings fulfillment, certainty, and happiness with the outcome of your efforts.
Character traits: Stubborn, energetic, and hardworking leader
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20): Venus
Venus is known to be the planet of money and love, which is probably why these two are on the top of the priority list for Taurus. Money and love bring a sense of stability into the life of people born under this sign. The ruling planet influence of Venus can be seen in how Taurus Zodiacs love everything luxurious, expensive, and classy. They are known to pay attention to how others perceive them.
Character traits: Sensual, charming, vivacious
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20): Mercury
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which is the planet known as the messenger, as it is concerned with all things related to technology and information. Not surprisingly, Geminis make good communicators and are always on top of what is going on around them. They are curious, lively, and attentive, so it is just as easy to have a small talk with them as more serious and deep conversations.
Character traits: Intellectual, curious, talkative
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22): The Moon
This is the only Zodiac sign whose ruling planet, the Moon, visits it every month. The Moon’s rhythms control many of the cycles on our planet, and it is all about mysterious and feminine energies. Cancer Zodiacs are reserved people who put their security as their priority. They are very family-oriented and want to make sure they have a sense of consistency in their own life.
Character traits: Sensitive, nurturing, introverted
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22): The Sun
Leo’s ruling planet is the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system. Just like the Sun, Leos are always the center of attention and they shine brightly and warmly. They have vibrant personalities, attracting people immediately with their friendly disposition. However, keep in mind that being too close to the Sun results in burns, which is why a Leo’s temper can get out of hand when he or she feels annoyed or angry.
Character traits: bold, courageous, charismatic
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22): Mercury
Just like Gemini, Virgo is also ruled by Mercury. They are good in communication and dealing with information. Their ruling planet has given them a gift of great intelligence, observation, and analytical skills. Unlike Gemini, however, Virgo Zodiacs are stricter and more reserved, preferring to rely on logic and facts rather than making emotional decisions.
Character traits: Analytical, intellectual, practical
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22): Venus
The planet associated with love and money, Venus is also the planet of style, harmony, grace, wealth, and charm, and is the ruling planet of Libra. As the sign of balance, Libra Zodiacs are more likely to apply their charm for diplomatic purposes, unlike Taurus, which is also ruled by Venus. People born under this sign do not sacrifice their needs for the good of the many – instead, they try to give and receive equally.
Character traits: Fair, artistic, charming
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21): Pluto & Mars
Mars is the ancient ruling planet of Scorpio, while its modern ruler is Pluto. The aura of the war god and the mysterious influences of Pluto create quite a dark mix. Scorpio Zodiacs enjoy mysteries, intense feelings, and deep conversations. They are not interested in what lies on the surface. People born under this sign are fascinated with matters of the spirit and subconsciousness.
Character traits: Mysterious, intense, quiet
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Jupiter
Sagittarius, with its ruling planet Jupiter, is a Zodiac sign that hates mundane routine. Always on the move, this sign is under the influence of Jupiter, the planet known for bringing luck and good fortune. Sagittarius Zodiacs always looks for adventures, strive for knowledge, and are eager to explore and experience new things. Jupiter’s influence always makes them want to step out of their comfort zone. Others love them for their friendly nature and positive vibes.
Character traits: Inspirational, open-minded, and optimistic
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19): Saturn
Saturn rules over Capricorn, enriching this sign with a strong sense of determination, responsibility, and perseverance. While these sound like career-related traits, it does not mean that Capricorn Zodiacs are only work-oriented. They are loyal to their friends and families and enjoy spending time in social circles as much as they enjoy working on what they pursue in their careers.
Character traits: Hardworking, disciplined, wise
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18): Uranus & Saturn
The ancient ruler of Aquarius is Saturn, but its modern ruling planet is Uranus, the planet of progressive thinking and innovation. Uranus brings about change, and this is noticeable in Aquarius Zodiacs who hate staying in one place. People born under this sign always challenge the status quo, being the true forward thinkers and innovators of modern times. They often get involved in humanitarian efforts and activism.
Character traits: Innovative, creative, progressive
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20): Neptune & Jupiter
Pisces used to be ruled by Jupiter, but now its ruling planet is Neptune. This planet is associated with mysteries and fantasies. Perhaps that is why Pisces Zodiacs often daydream, fantasize, and leave reality to stay in their imaginary worlds. People born under this sign are intuitive and imaginative. They do not believe in anything that can limit their creative expression and refuse to work under restrictions.
Character traits: Compassionate, intuitive, imaginative
Having learned what your ruling planet is, we hope that now you can understand your character traits and interests better. Use this knowledge to improve your relationships with others.