Art by Evolvana on Deviant Art
With the Moon now in Aries, ruled by Mars (planet of aggression and assertiveness), and with Mars about to oppose Pluto, the Lord of the Divine Will, the next few days could bring a great deal of Mars-y energy to the forefront of our consciousness. Mars is all about expressing and asserting our Will; under its influence we may feel more impulsive and more easily irritated. When Mars is opposite Pluto in the sky, all of that energy of desire and need may be thwarted in some way, either from outside of us or from inside. We may need to face some difficult truths, or perhaps give up on a dream or ideal. Pluto in many ways represents the power of Fate, or what I like to call the Will of the higher self – the divine voice from the soul that guides us past our personal desires towards greater understanding and ultimate fulfillment.
With all of these energies swirling about, I thought it would be a good time to explore the idea of Pluto as modern ruler of Aries.
Each of the signs are traditionally ruled by a planet – beginning with the closest body to Earth, the Moon, ruling Cancer at the Summer Solstice and the next one, the Sun, ruling Leo, the other planetary bodies rule the succeeding signs. So Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, Venus rules Taurus and Libra, Mars rules Aries and Scorpio, Jupiter rules Pisces and Sagittarius, and Saturn, the furthest from Earth, rules Aquarius and Capricorn at the Winter Solstice. Planets in the signs which they rule are said to be happiest and most effective in those signs.
But then we have outer planets and […]