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Astrology Signs By Ruling Planets

Updated on August 17, 2013

The moon has a profound influence in your life.

Astrological Signs: Ruling Planets

Each zodiac sign has a ruling planet which influences the personality and also basic patterns in life. The planets in the solar system are in constant motion, and interestingly enough they move at different speeds from each other. Each planet has a personality and influence on your life.

I am going through all the planets and how they influence your life, your personality and also what is transpiring in your life. Astrologically speaking as planets are in orbit they move from one zodiac sign to the next at different rates of speed. To explain this more easily--the sun changes signs every 28 to 31 days...that is how it is easily known what astrological sign we are. The moon and all the rest of the planets move from one sign to the next a different speeds throughout the year. For example as a point of clarification the planet Saturn moves from sign to sign every 2 plus years.

There are 12 astrology signs and 12 houses representing different aspects in your life. The planets move through these houses, which is merely one aspect of Astrology in determining future trends. Are you thoroughly confused...Just keep reading. At least you will know your ruling planet and the amazing influence it has on your life and your future.

  • ..Please note here that the length of the time the planet stays in one sign creates a different influence. For example if Mercury is in a zodiac sign for a month it has a short term influence...and Pluto stays in a zodiac sign for a generation than an entire generation is influenced. This explains the changes in generation technology and attitude.

Again a reminder that astrology is not the daily forecast in newspapers or the sites online that promise readings for a few dollars. To duplicate your personal astrological chart on the day, time and year you were born would take 25,000 years so there is always some facet in you horoscope that makes your chart personally yours.

The Sun and Moon

The Sun
The Sun
The Moon
The Moon

The Sun

The sun rules the zodiac sign of Leo. We all know the power of the sun and in translation Leos are strong, straightforward and always bring sunshine into the room with their overwhelming personalities.

Wherever the sun appears it brings life to all the planets, which is very powerful. The sun also represents the father on your astrological horoscope and the role your father played in your life. The sun changes signs on a regular basis so we always know where it resides, unlike other heavenly bodies. Though not considered a planet it warms the landscape of all planets. The influence is temporary in your life and where the sun resides for the month will influence your life in a particular area. This is one reason why your birthday month is so important.

The Moon and its influence

The moon is a companion to the sun and in astrology they have close ties to each other i The moon represents your mother and the relationship you have with her during your lifetime. It is about unconscious habits you have, and each phase the moon goes through all month long has a specific effect on you personally. New moons are beginnings and full moons are endings. The sign of Cancer is ruled by the moon. Cancer people are an emotional group at times and look to their home for solace and comfort. The moon moves from one zodiac sign to the next every 2.5 days. so the influence is fleeting.in your life.

The Planets

Mercury
Mercury
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn
Pluto-Changes signs every generation
Pluto-Changes signs every generation
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All the planets
All the planets

The Planet of Mercury

Mercury changes signs every twenty to thirty days. Mercury represents communication, writing and travel Those with a strong Mercury representation in their astrological charts are good communicators and often excellent writers. Mercury rules Geminis in an ambitious way. Geminis are in love with communication, travel and possess energy in many venues. Mercury is also the ruling planet of Virgos who are more introspective, thoughtful and obsess about decisions,unlike Gemini people. Both signs are very good communicators in completely different ways.

Mercury has gone retrograde. Perhaps you have heard this saying before. Three times a year the planet of Mercury appears to be moving backward. This can create havoc for those with lots of planets in Mercury. There are often delays, money issues, disorganization and temporary complications.

Venus

Venus is the planet of love, beauty and creation. People with many planets in Venus are often attractive, easy going and tend to get many gifts from people. When Venus is favorable in your chart you will look favorably to many people. Venus rules both Libra and Taurus. Libras being the more outgoing and frivolous..and Taurus are far more practical Both signs absolutely love beautiful clothes and surroundings. . Venus changes signs approximately every 25 to 30 days.

Mars

Mars was the ancient God of war in mythology. The influence of this planet is energy and aggression. Mars in your chart represents energy and change, and it can also be draining on your personal energy. Mars rules Aries which as the first sign of the zodiac, A strong Mars influence can create an impatient and foreceful personality. Mars changes signs approx every 5 weeks

Jupiter

This planet represents opportunity and expansion to your life. Jupiter brings good luck and joy in the area of life where the planet resides. When Jupiter is favorable in your chart it is a good time to trust your instincts and go for something you have wanted. Sometimes things seem to fall into your lap with this fortunate planet of Jupiter. Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius, and these people often have last minute luck, enjoy good health and fortune throughout most of their lives. Jupiter changes signs approximately once a year.

Saturn

Saturn is a huge planet similar to Jupiter but the influence of this planet offers is constraints in different areas of life. The planet can bring limitations and restrictions. This is not a bad thing as those with a strong Saturn influence are often good planners and know how to make things happen and rarely deterred by obstacles. Saturn rules Capricorns who are often known with their sometimes saturnine personality. Capricorns are said to be old when young and young when old. Saturn changes signs every two plus years, so it has a fairly long influence on different areas of life.

Uranus

Uranus was the last planet discovered in the 20th century and coincided with space travel and technology. The planet is one of unexpected and unusual changes in different areas in your life. Uranus rules the sign of Aquarius and many Aquarians are progressive and futuristic. Uranus changes signs about every six or seven years.

Neptune

Neptune rules the zodiac sign of Pisces. Neptune is the planet of imagination and deception. This influence does affect Pisces who often can live in a dreamworld. Many Pisces people look to hide from reality and have to learn about life through practical means. Neptune changes signs every 12 plus years, so its influence is more general for specific age groups in determining personalities and trends for the future.

Pluto

Three words for Pluto subconscious mind, sex and death. However it is often the rebirth of many things in your life. The influence of this planet can represent death, but not in the physical sense. Perhaps the death of a job, the ending of a relationship which can open doors for rebirth and something better in life. Pluto rules Scorpio one of the most internally strong signs of the zodiac. .Pluto changes signs every 15 plus years. It represents different generations and the changes of each generation as time marches forward.

Explanation: Planets Moving from Sign to Sign

When Mentioning that planets move from sign to sign--they follow the same pattern as the zodiac sign. They start at Aries, Taurus, Gemini etc. The planets just don't move at the same exact speed that the sun sign does.

Ruling Planets for Each Zodiac Sign

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you for another great astrology hub! This was great, packed with useful info., my friend! Up+++ and pinning!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you btrbell: Always enjoy a visit and of course love votes and pins.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You continue to impress me with your knowledge of this subject. Well done my friend. Tweeting across the universe.

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      Margaret Perrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      My ruling planet is Venus, but I have Uranus in my first house, which I think heavily influences me. It explains my love of technology, science fiction and other "weird" things that I'm interested in. Another great astrology hub, which gives a good explanation of ruling planets. Voted up, useful, interesting and I'm sharing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi carol,

      Love this series of Astrology hubs and this is another fascinating one. I am under the moon (cancer) and it is interesting to see the reference to mother. MY mum passed away 16 years ago suddenly and was such an influence on my life. We were very close. I checked my dad, my brothers and my partner here, all under different planets and it is funny how your words really are so true for them! Thanks Carol for another great piece!!

      Voted Up, Useful, Interesting, Shared and Pinned!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Hey Billybuc; I always appreciate your comments and mostly being a most supportive friend here on Hub..thanks for tweeting!!!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      mperrottet: Thank you so much for your interest in astrology and love compliments..I of course love the votes and shares.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you suzieHQ...Astrology can be amazing. I am working on a chart for another hubber..It has been a while since I have embarked on that..However it all comes back..And sometimes I am really amazed. Thanks for votes, and shares and pins.

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      Joan Whetzel 4 years ago from Katy, Texas

      I enjoyed this one. I always enjoy learning more about astrology.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Carol. I too started checking those around me and it's interesting how accurate a lot of this is. You have a great series going with Astrology, keep it going.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      This is an interesting topic as I don't know much about astrology. I did have a reading a very long time ago, and I remember they talked about ruling planets. I don't remember mine. I always wondered if the astrology chart showed death of a family member as this is such a very emotional event.

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      Farhat 4 years ago from Delhi

      Hi Carol, being a Sagittarian with Birth No 7 my belief is inclined towards astrology & occult science ...and knowing about my ruling planet's effect i'm hopeful that it brings good fortune for me in near future that i'm devoid of so far...thankyou for sharing this wonderful knowledge !!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. Absolutely fascinating. My planet is Neptune. You would say I have imagination and like dreams above all else wouldn't you? This in reference to my poetry. Passing this on.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      joanwz: Thank you so much and I am glad you do. I hope you will keep reading as I am just getting revved up.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much..I do appreciate the support and I am planning to keep on. THere is a never ending amount of information. I just have to make it understandable. Thank you.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Pamela: There is a death aspect on everyone's chart every two years but it means the end of an event and not serious. It is a time of learning and changing. So never fear.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Luck is elusive and I have some very definite feelings about it. Sagittarians are lucky in many ways ...keep on track. Interestingly enough writing about Astrology has gotten me back into doing charts again...So sometimes revisiting can revive...Things are getting better for you.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Gypsy Rose Lee: Poetry comes from the heart and spirit ..it needs to be nurtured..Daydreaming is a wonderful thing. Thank you so much!!

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Carol, thanks for another useful astrology hub. God bless.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      girishpuri Thank you for commenting and dropping by.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another wonderfully interesting hub on Astrology and you certinly know your stuff!!

      Thank you so much for sharing.

      Have a wonderful day .

      Eddy.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thank you Eddy: Thanks for being a supportive hubber and friend.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Another great hub educating us about astrology! You do such a good job Carol, thank you. We think we know so much and then we read your hub and find we know so little!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Tillsontitan: What a lovely compliment and I have studied for years and still feel there is far more to learn. Astrology is interesting and unlike what some people feel,,, It is not fortune telling as we all have free will. Thanks for votes.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      I have heard about planets ruling zodiac signs and I loved reading your information.

      Great hub, interesting:)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Ok, Carol, your astrological hubs were interesting as usual! I didn't know Venus ruled Taurus, always thought mine was a Mars dominant sign. Fascinating!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Midget38...Venus rules both Taurus and Libra. Taurus in a more practical way..Both have a strong aesthetic sense. Thanks for commenting !!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thank you for stopping by for a little Astrology.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Carol, I'm a Gemini and my wife a Virgo, both the signs being ruled by Mercury. Your description for these two totally opposing signs, in their way of thinking, is spot on. Would I be right in presuming that Mercury could be a strong reason for our getting along fabulously well?

      Great hub. Voted up, interesting and shared.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 4 years ago from New Jersey

      This is a great explanation of ruling planets in relation to the zodiac. I always find this information interesting. And I love when I learn something new. Great hub.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A very interesting subject and you have done a great job in explaining

      Astrology: The Ruling Planets of Each Zodiac Sign. I am Gemini and my husband and son Aries. Voted up and interesting!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Rajan Jolly some astrologers believe signs like Virgo and Gemini would not get along. However, I feel it is moon signs and other planets that create compatibility. Mercury rules both signs in different ways. You are the one with ideas floating and she can take the ideas and organize the thinking. Make sense?

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Stephanie..Thank you so much for lovely comments. I am glad I was clear..I have to read over many times to make sure I got my point across.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Gemini and Aries..good combo. Thanks for dropping in DDE and votes..

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      ParadigmEnacted 4 years ago

      where are the citations?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      You have a point there, Carol. I'm more of a dreamer with lots of ideas but if I'm inclined on doing a task then I won't leave it till I'm done. She's more practical. She definitely is very organized and some of that has rubbed off on me. Thanks.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you as always for stopping by with such nice and well thought out comments.

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      Diana L Pierce 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      More good information, thanks. Voted up.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Diana Lee: I appreciate the votes and the visit.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Excellent hub on Astrology Signs By Ruling Planets I am Gemini and so enjoyed reading this hub, useful, interesting and informative

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks DDE...check out my new blog on astrology..http://carolesastrology.com Appreciate your visit.

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