Every individual is like a rainbow, they come with their unique set of colours. Generally speaking, it’s easier to know the most prominent traits in an individual depending on their zodiac signs. Interestingly though, astrology says, you are not just the carrier of the zodiac traits but your personality is equally influenced by the planet that rules your zodiac.

Each zodiac sign has one or two ruling planets, which adds a different dimension to it. Your personality thus, is a good blend of traits, some from your zodiac and some influenced by your ruling planet.

Know what significance your ruling planet attributes to your zodiac:

Aries

Ruling Planet: Mars

Mars is responsible for the masculine force that you have in your nature. It controls your passion, drive and energy. As Aries, you are driven by a strong sense of purpose and are courageous in your endeavours. This is Mars backing you. Your nature to jump start a project without much contemplation comes from Mars, which is a planet of action. As Aries you are competitive by nature, at times even when not needed. This nature comes from Mars which makes you aggressive and animalistic who believes in ‘survival of the fittest’. If you can channelize your aggression rightly, you can be extremely productive. Mars makes you adventurous and you may be seen biting too much than your can chew, leaving tasks incomplete quite often. Aries, do not get impatient and forceful before finishing what you have undertaken, and tap into enormous energy and confidence that Mars brings to you to fulfill your ambition and goals.

Taurus

Ruling Planet: Venus

Venus being your ruling planet, you are bound to be drawn to art, beauty and all things luxurious and pay close attention to all things in detail. This makes you, the Taurus, enjoy all things good through your senses- be it good food, art or music. Thank Venus who blesses you with all beauty, grace and charm, making you extremely attractive to people of the opposite gender. You are romantic at heart, however you believe in testing the waters before you proceed further. This is Venus helping you to go by your aesthetic preferences, even when you choose your partners. Since Venus rules love and relationships, you aim for stability in any relationship- be it friendship or marriage. It’s Venus which makes you receptive and appreciative of others love and affection. Needless to say, this makes you desirable to others. Venus influences your materialistic pursuits and you may be averse to risks due to your attachment for materialistic pleasures or a life of comfort.

Gemini

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Mercury being the planet of communication and the ruler of Gemini, no wonder you are blessed with the gift of gab. The speed at which Mercury travels is the power backing your oratory skills. This makes you an impressive conversationalist and break group boundaries to multiply your connections. Although, you need to take care not to confine to talks but put it in action. You have a dualistic personality which others find confusing and this is also seen in your indecisiveness. This is Mercury that makes your fickle minded and restless and exhibits your behaviour inconsistency. Mercury helps you to conceptualize ideas and present it to the world in a manner to create a positive first impression. You are quick to learn things and witty, a gift showered on you by your ruling planet Mercury.

Cancer

Ruling Planet: Moon

Your sensitive nature and the mood swings come from the moon with its waxing and waning. Moon being your ruling planet, you have a high tendency to sink into depression even over trivial matters that appear insignificant to others. The moon brings out the emotional side in you. You are deeply attached to your family, and their care, comfort and security is utmost to you. It’s the moon that helps you to understand your deepest feelings.

Leo

Ruling Planet: Sun

The ruling planet Sun brings the masculinity in you, which makes you bold and assertive. It exhibits your true personality. The Sun also explains how you approach life in general. Like the sun, they shine brightly and enjoy people’s attention. You are a strong willed individual as the sun represents willpower and gives you fire in the belly to forge ahead even in the face of adversities. Like the Sun, which is a fireball, you may appear to be tough and arrogant on the exterior, although at the core, you are tender and soft and helpful of others, and a very caring partner. You are someone with deep intensity and passion for all things you love and that is the driving force which you get from your ruling planet, the Sun. Your work is your greatest masterpiece and you take pride in your endeavours and accomplishments, where the Sun gives you a sense of purpose.

Virgo

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which is responsible for your intellect, ideas and how you express yourself to others, being the planet of communication. You are a multi-tasker and can do several things simultaneously with precision and ease. This ability comes from Mercury’s energy. You are very organised in your thoughts and actions and this is due to Mercury’s organisational trait. You are good at collating information and process it in a structured systematic way. You have a unique perspective of the world, different from the others. You tend to have a lasting first impression on others, with Mercury playing its magic.

Libra

Ruling Planet: Venus

Venus being your ruling planet, you are extremely charming, and Libra being the peacemakers of the zodiac, you are most likely to use your charm and allure to create harmony in your relations and your natural surroundings. Diplomacy is the most reliable tool that you are armed with to bring peace into your life. Venus also indicates ideal love. It helps you to be receptive of others feelings while reciprocating the same to the world. This also helps you to maintain the balance, as you are denoted by the scales. You appreciate art and elegance in all forms, be it music, painting, fashion etc. This is your ruling planet Venus working in the background.

Scorpio

Ruling Planet: Mars

Scorpio is ruled by Mars and that’s where you get your aggression and passionate drive from. No wonder when you set a goal for yourself, you relentlessly pursue it and do not rest until you achieve it. This also makes you an extremist who is either driven to achieve ‘all’ and if not, you do not want any of it. Letting go is hard for you, be it chasing your dreams or holding grudge against someone. Forgiving and forgetting doesn’t come easily to you. You have a tendency to be possessive and obsessed about someone you love, due to the influence of Mars. If you have a bad temper and people feel you disregard their feelings or you come across as insensitive, it’s your ruling planet Mars to be blamed for. If you be more mindful, you could take care of your temper and channelize your energy rightly.

Sagittarius

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Jupiter, the planet you are ruled by is the giant planet in the solar system, and indicates big, abundance and expansion. To translate this simply, you are too enthusiastic, adventurous and way too optimistic, which sometimes could hurt. However, thanks to Jupiter which makes you extremely lucky most often. You have enormous resilience to fight the odds and come back to life in no time, Jupiter who makes you an hero. Abundance being one of the traits of Jupiter, you may accumulate large sum of wealth but may also be extravagant when it comes to your spending habits or when doing charities. No wonder, generosity and sympathy comes naturally to you, under the rule of Jupiter. ‘What is the purpose of my life’ is something you may wondering often, drawing you towards spirituality and philosophy. Passionately chasing your dreams and continuously replenishing your knowledge bank are admirable traits in you, gifted to you by Jupiter.

Capricorn

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Saturn is your ruling planet and it teaches you to be disciplined and brings maturity to your personality. You set high goals for yourself and are extremely confident of achieving them. But it’s Saturn who gives you the energy and push to pursue your goals and climb higher, like the goat climbing the steep mountains through the rocky terrain. Interestingly, although Saturn symbolizes limitations, beneath those lies a greater life lesson for you. Saturn teaches you to be committed towards your goals and exercise discipline to succeed.  If you are facing trials and tribulations, note, it’s Saturn’s way of making you pay for your actions, as Saturn is known to do justice. But the good news is, by altering your actions, you can ring in more luck and get the law of karma work in your favour. Hence Saturn makes you take onus for your actions.

Aquarius

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Give a big thanks to Saturn, your ruling planet, which makes you a responsible and level-headed individual. You also get your confidence, loyalty from Saturn. You always struggle hard to express your views and opinions as you are unconventional, at times you may be impractical regarding your opinions and may find it hard to hear a ‘no’ for an answer. For self-growth, it’s important that you learn to be more accepting of others viewpoints and tolerant to others inputs. Saturn the planet, also is an indicator of limitations. To put it simply, by posing trying times or challenging life experiences, it helps you understand areas that you need to work on. Like, you may not have the courage to face a particular situation or may not be confident of taking responsibilities etc. By working on yourself, you can be better equipped. Saturn gifts you a brilliant scientific mind, so you could be the next Thomas Edison! Your foresightedness and unique abilities could inflate your ego and you might indulge in self-glorification, intimidating people around. No surprise that you feel like a loner at times. Use the talents your ruling planet, do not be constrained and reserved, and work in unison with others to make life truly meaningful.

Pisces

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Pisces, you are ruled by Jupiter and that makes you a dreamer of a life ‘fantasy like’, with all things perfect and fancy. You are more often looming in a fantasyland, a world that is unreal. You are doomed for disappointments if you set unrealistic goals owing to your grand visions for life in general. Jupiter gifts you amazing intuitive and psychic abilities and that’s what makes you connect with people instantly. You feel what they feel and are empathetic towards them. Your liking for social work or humanitarian causes may emerge out of your compassion for others. If you ever wonder why you are easily content, then in Jupiter lies the answer. Jupiter makes you shy away from the limelight and let you do your job with no expectations. It keeps you low-profile and not high on ambitions. You have an urge to remain aloof occasionally, triggered by Jupiter who also may draw you to the mystical world. Jupiter makes you a sensitive caring individual, although the onus likes on you -how you use your sensitivity. Use your power of discernment to refine the real from the fake, to not be hurt.

So whether it’s your calm demeanour or your restlessness, inexplicable temper tantrums or your chilled out easy going nature, you undoubtedly know now who takes the cake.

Generally, the lord of ascendant as per your horoscope or kundli is your ruling planet. If you do not know your ascendant, you can use our simple calculator to know your ascendant. Click here to calculate your ascendant.