In last week’s video I made some comments about ruling planets, which some people found confusing. I say that Saturn is the ruler of Aquarius, yet other people say it’s Uranus. Who is right?
Up until the end of the Eighteenth Century rulership was a simple matter. The Sun ruled Leo, the Moon ruled Cancer, Mercury ruled Gemini and Virgo, Venus ruled Taurus and Libra, Mars ruled Aries and Scorpio, Jupiter ruled Sagittarius and Pisces and Saturn ruled Capricorn and Aquarius.
However the discovery of Uranus in 1781 upset the apple-cart. Astrologers started wondering if Uranus ruled any of the twelve signs, and then in the early Twentieth Century it was deemed to be ruler of Aquarius. Likewise with Neptune, which took over rulership of Pisces, and then Pluto, which got assigned to Scorpio.
The problem with these new rulerships is that they fly in the face of two millennia of tradition, both in the East and the West. Astrologers have been using Saturn as the ruler of Aquarius since the time of the Greeks, so why should the system suddenly change?
Over the last twenty or thirty years there has been a revival in traditional astrology, and astrologers are increasingly taking the view that the new rulerships were just a fad. So actually, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto don’t rule any of the twelve signs, and if you’re an Aquarius you can rest assured that the planet Saturn is your one and only ruler.
As for the week ahead, there’s a Full Moon, and Venus moves from Pisces into Aries, where it stays until March 5. As as I say in this week’s video, Venus doesn’t much like being in Aries, and activities connected with fashion and beauty may have a disappointing result.
If you want to read your full horoscope for this week, then go to celebzter.com. And whatever your sign, have a great week!