Learn Astrology – Planetary Rulers

In our previous lesson, we learned the glyph symbols for the planets in astrology:

glyph symbol Sun Sun   glyph symbol planet Jupiter Jupiter
glyph symbol Moon Moon   glyph symbol planet Saturn Saturn
glyph symbol planet Mercury Mercury   glyph symbol planet Uranus Uranus
glyph symbol planet Venus Venus   glyph symbol planet Neptune Neptune
glyph symbol planet Mars Mars   glyph symbol planet Pluto Pluto

If you cannot name the planet for each planetary glyph above or draw each glyph from memory, or if you do not know why planet Earth is not shown in the table above, or if you’re wondering why the Sun is included in a table of PLANETARY glyphs, review this material and do the exercises until you can ace this quiz. It’s important to know these fundamentals before moving on.

Planetary Rulers of the Zodiac Signs & Houses

Now that you have learned the glyph symbols for the planets, it’s time to learn what they rule over. Each of the astrological house/sign relationships (i.e. 9th house/Sagittarius; 12th house/Pisces; etc.) is naturally ruled by a certain planet (yellow/red/pink below), which is referred to as it’s planetary ruler. So, in other words, Mars is the planetary ruler of Aries and also the natural planetary ruler of the first house. You can see the planetary ruler relationships in the graphic below:

Planetary Rulers - Zodiac Signs - Houses

Note that, in astrology, there are 12 house/sign relationships, yet only 10 “planets” (as of the time of this writing), so there are two planets (the red and pink ones above) which rule more than one house/sign. So, in other words, Venus (red) and Mercury (pink) each rule 2 house/sign relationships. Let’s look closer at Venus. Venus is the planetary ruler of Taurus and Libra, as well as the natural planetary ruler of House 2 & House 7. Learn the relationships of the planetary rulers now. It’s important to commit these to memory before moving on to another lesson. There are exercises below to help you learn, as well as online quizzes.

Learn astrologyLEARN ASTROLOGY

To help you learn, do the following exercises. Once you’ve mastered the material, test your knowledge with the astrology quizzes below.

  • Exercise #1 – Build the Natural Chart

    1. Print this PDF of the astrological sign/house divisions
    2. Write down the house numbers
    3. Draw the glyph of the natural zodiac sign for each house
    4. Draw the glyph of the natural planetary ruler for each sign/house relationship
  • Exercise #2 – Signs > Planetary Rulers

    1. Print this PDF of the glyph symbols of the zodiac signs
    2. Write the name of the planetary ruler (and its glyph) next to the zodiac sign that it rules
  • Exercise #3 – Houses > Planetary Rulers

    1. Print this PDF of the astrological house numbers
    2. Write the name of the planetary ruler (and its glyph) next to the house that it naturally rules
  • Exercise #4 – Planetary Rulers > Signs/Houses

    1. Print this PDF of the planetary glyph symbols
    2. Write the name of the zodiac sign and house number next to their natural planetary ruler.

Astrology QuizASTROLOGY QUIZ

When you feel you’ve mastered the material, test your knowledge with these online astrology quizzes:

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