Traditional Rulership

Traditional 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