Ruling Planets

Aries Ruling Planet—Mars

Aries Ruling Planet—Mars

“The attraction, desire, imagination and childlike wonder this planet inspires is undeniable—and irresistible. As are the Aries folk themselves.”

Action! That is the name of the game for the Ruling Planet of Aries Sun Sign, Mars. This forward movement is even apparent in its symbol, a circle with an arrow emerging from it, pointing toward the sky at a 45-degree angle. It is said that the circle represents a warrior’s shield and the arrow, a spear representing the warrior Roman god Mars or Greek god Ares. More subtly, (maybe?) it represents the male sex and iron. I think you can read between the lines on that one. Now,  if your mythology lessons still live in your mind, you might be able to remember the two gods were viewed differently, with Rome’s being considered more of a protector. In fact he is also referred to as the god of agriculture, which makes sense if you reason it out. He protected the land by ensuring conditions that would allow the land to be fruitful and by fending off enemies who threatened to take the land. By protecting the people’s food source, he was protecting them too, not so much violence for violence sake. On the other hand, Greece’s god was considered one who engaged in violence just for that sake. So why does the Astrological Sign’s name follow the bad god’s name and the Ruling Planet the good god’s (using these terms loosely of course)? More

Pisces Element—Water

Pisces Element—Water

If you’ve read the Pisces Sun Sign and the Pisces Ruling Planet—Neptune posts, by now you know the element Pisces is “made of”…water. Each astrological sign is qualified by an element…water, earth, fire and air…with three signs to each element. Cancer and Scorpio join Pisces. These three signs share qualities associated with water…more so in the metaphorical sense than in the literal sense (though you’d be hard pressed to find one of these signs who is not noticeably attracted to pull of the sea). Emotional, tidal, sensitive, nurturing, selfish, intuitive, cold, imaginative, escapist. The kingdom of Pisces’ ruler stretches far and wide, spanning nearly three-quarters of the Earth, no less. So it’s these natives who possibly are the most sensitive to the undercurrents of their watery world. Their deceptive subtle, calm nature can be likened to a baby’s heartbeat muted by the amniotic fluid of its mother’s womb. They are very alive. And of the trio, it’s the only mutable astrological sign. You see a trend. By it’s very nature the sea is always changing, and so it is with Pisces. Another explanation to these folks’ “dual” nature and ability to swim in any direction, eluding capture but only by the most skilled of anglers…unless they allow themselves to be caught, that is.

Pisces Ruling Planet—Neptune

Pisces Ruling Planet—Neptune

“Some might say this planet’s spell can be magical or frightening, depending on the soul it rules…or maybe it just depends on the day, hour or minute in the life of that soul!”

The Pisces Sun Sign is ruled by the planet Neptune. What a symbol to be ruled by — a trident! One brandished by a bare chested God of the Sea, with a flowing beard no less! Remember the list of descriptors in the post about Pisces? Several implied they operate in a behind the scenes, subtle fashion. Often those who know a Pisces well will at some point recognize that these folks rule ever so subtly or far away, just enough that you’re hooked before you have any idea of how or when it happened. Maybe because they thrive “hidden” under the water, a place where most mortals can’t breathe. Being planet number eight, it’s the last and the farthest planet from the sun. But its mass is 17 times that of Earth, so you see, though it’s a planet operating from the murky depths in a sea of space, its notice is not easily escaped, though you might not be sure what it is. That was apparently the case in its discovery. More

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