One of my favorite indicators to look at, this method is mainly used in horary astrology but is just as good in a natal one. When the planetary ruler of a sign on a cusp of some house is in another house, the link between these two areas of life is present.

In this series of articles, we will discover the meanings of planetary rulers of signs in different celestial houses, including them being placed in the houses their own ruled signs are on the cusp of.

As I write each article on this topic, I will link all of them here.

How to know which planetary ruler rules which house.

Each sign has a planet ruling it. Here is a list of planetary rulers or signs:

SIGNPLANETARY RULERTRADITIONAL RULER
AriesMars
TaurusVenus
GeminiMercury
CancerMoon
LeoSun
VirgoMercury
LibraVenus
ScorpioPlutoMars
SagittariusJupiter
CapricornSaturn
AquariusUranusSaturn
PiscesNeptuneJupiter

I’ve included old planetary rulers in the chart which is good to look at too, some find.

The ruler of the first house in the…

First HouseSecond HouseThird HouseFourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the second house in the…

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the second house in the…

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the third house in the…

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the fourth house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the fifth house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the sixth house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the seventh house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the eighth house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the ninth house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the tenth house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the eleventh house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House

The ruler of the twelfth house:

First House – Second House – Third House – Fourth House – Fifth House – Sixth House – Seventh House – Eighth House – Ninth House – Tenth House – Eleventh House – Twelfth House