Rulership

Rulership in astrology is key to understanding the strength of the planets.

Sun and Moon rule one sign each and then all other traditional planets rules two signs each – one masculine and one feminine.

Aries – Mars – masculine
Taurus – Venus – feminine
Gemini – Mercury – masculine
Cancer – Moon – feminine
Leo – Sun – masculine
Virgo – Mercury – feminine
Libra – Venus – masculine
Scorpio – Mars – feminine
Sagittarius – Jupiter – masculine
Capricorn – Saturn – feminine
Aquarius – Saturn – masculine
Pisces – Jupiter – feminine