Astrology is a tool that can help us better understand the archetypes of people and personalities, which is why so many people find its wisdom useful.
Each zodiac sign has a ruling planet, which influences how a person moves through life. This planet provides insight into the basic traits and personality of each sign of the zodiac. When we take our journey through life, we often embody the energy of this planet, as if it were a guardian that empowers us to be our authentic selves.
Find out where your strength is according to your zodiac sign and tap into your cosmic energy!
ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)
Ruling planet: Mars
The planet Mars gives Aries its intense and passionate energy. This is what drives them to be leaders. As the planet of sex, drive, purpose, and energy, Mars gives Aries the courage to be a warrior in life. Mars possesses an active and impulsive energy, which prompts the Aries to be an unstoppable force and to create the life they envision.
The greatest strength of Aries: AMBITION
TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)
Ruling planet: Venus
The planet Venus infuses Taureans with sensual, romantic and sensitive energy. As the planet of love, beauty, and profit, she helps Taurus be down to earth and be lucky when it comes to money and love. Its gentle aura allows these people to appreciate the decadence and the expanse of the senses. It allows Taurus to seek pleasure and harmony above all else.
Taurus’ greatest strength: LOYALTY
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)
Ruling planet: Mercury
Mercury, the planet of communication, brings to Gemini their ability to open their minds and absorb and process information faster than any other zodiac sign. This infuses them with their curious and intellectual nature. Mercury being the fastest moving planet in our solar system, Gemini is driven to always be active and connect with new people and experiences.
Gemini’s greatest strength: ADAPTABILITY
CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)
Ruling planet: Moon
As a star of emotions, the Moon exerts a particular domination over the zodiac sign of Cancer. Just as we become more intense depending on the phase of the Moon and more intuitive at night, Cancers may experience heightened emotional and empathic capacities. They tend to be particularly nurturing, gentle and sensitive, which the Moon offers them in abundance.
Cancer’s greatest strength: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
LION (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)
Ruling planet: Sun
The Sun is the great force of creativity, vitality and power of our solar system and the ruler of Leo. This is what gives this zodiac sign its natural royalty and sense of authority. Leos love to shine and be the center of attention, and it all stems from the fact that the Sun is the brightest, most radiant force we can see. This sense of pride runs through the soul of Lions.
Leo’s greatest strength: INGENIOSITY
VIRGIN (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)
Ruling planet: Mercury
Mercury is a logical planet – which is why it oversees the analytical Virgo. When it comes to understanding ideas and plans, as well as executing them, the zodiac sign does it most effectively. It also gives Virgo a great ability to see both the intricate details and the big picture and figure out how to get from A to Z. Communication is key to all of this, along with practicality, and Mercury gives these skills.
Virgo’s greatest strength: ALTRUISM
BALANCE (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)
Ruling planet: Venus
As the planet of love, harmony and relationships, Venus is the guardian planet of Libra. This is what gives this zodiac sign a natural attraction to beauty and poise, as well as peacekeeping. Libras focus more on oneness than independence, driven by Venus’ desire for partnership and connection. However, this doesn’t just affect Libras in a romantic sense; it also encourages them to be one of the most social signs of the zodiac.
Libra’s greatest strength: BALANCE
SCORPIO (23 OCTOBER-21 NOVEMBER)
Ruling planet: Mars
Mars, the planet of passion and war, is actually the lower vibration of Pluto, the planet of power and rebirth. These energies are especially fiery, which gives Scorpios their intensity and thirst for experience. Both planets are hot but have an air of sex and mystery, which is why Scorpios are known to be hypnotic and irresistible. Finally, with Pluto being the planet of the subconscious and of transformation, this is reflected in Scorpio’s desire for inner exploration.
Scorpio’s greatest strength: STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)
Ruling planet: Jupiter
A planet of expansion, growth and luck, Jupiter gives Sagittarius a carefree and optimistic outlook on life. Additionally, as a planet of wisdom, it reinforces the curious nature of this zodiac sign, who wants to explore every part of himself, others and the world. Jupiter is about “thinking big” and not being limited, which is why many Sagittarians become eternal travelers eager to achieve endless wisdom.
The greatest strength of Sagittarius: AUTHENTICITY
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)
Ruling planet: Saturn
Known as the planet of life lessons, responsibility and karma, Saturn is the “time keeper” of the zodiac. Reigning over Capricorn, Saturn helps this zodiac sign to be one of the most ambitious and persevering of all. By understanding that life has restrictions and limits, it helps them to be practical and realistic about everything in life. While this may give them a more orderly or colder nature, they are good at leading with their long-term vision rather than their hearts.
Capricorn’s greatest strength: RESILIENCE
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)
Ruling planet: Uranus and Saturn
Uranus, known as the planet of liberation and freedom, rules Aquarius alongside Saturn, the planet of force. While these energies can certainly seem very different, this mixture is what gives Aquarians their quirky and individualistic demeanor. Both planets are also very intellectual rather than emotional, which is why Aquarians are often deeply involved in the world of thoughts, ideas, and philosophies. They are able to take their revolutionary or unique ideas and find a way to structure them for themselves and for the world.
Aquarius’ greatest strength: SELF-KNOWLEDGE
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)
Ruling planet: Neptune and Jupiter
The mystic Neptune and Jupiter are the co-rulers of the gentle and sensitive Pisces. This is what gives this zodiac sign a dreamy and imaginative nature. Neptune and Jupiter are also classified as highly spiritual planets, which further strengthens Pisces’s connection with dreams, empathy, and creative abilities. These two planets work in tandem to bring optimism, hope and fantasy to Pisces.
The greatest strength of Pisces: EMPATHY