In astrology, there are several zodiac signs that have more than one planetary ruler. These particular zodiac signs are said to have dual rulers. This means that there’s more than one specific planetary energy that impacts the overall expression of the sign. Understanding dual rulers will help those that have significant planets in these particular signs to better understand the variances associated with their planetary energy and expression. Continue to read on to find out more about dual rulers in astrology.
The Ancient & Modern Ruled Zodiac Signs
The zodiac signs that have more than one planetary ruler have both ancient and modern planetary energies. The ancient planetary ruler is the particular planet that was assigned to a zodiac sign prior to the discovery of the outer planets. The modern planetary rulers reflect the energy of the outer planets which include Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. For those zodiac signs that have both ancient and modern planetary rulers, it is important to understand the characteristics that are associated with both of the applicable planets in order to get a more comprehensive understanding of a zodiac sign.
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Aquarius-Saturn (ancient ruler), Uranus (modern ruler)
Aquarius is known for its freedom and rebellious ways, but it is important to know that there is always a price for freedom. In understanding this, it is no wonder that Aquarius’ ancient ruler is Saturn, the planet of structures, time, responsibility, and accountability. If we think deeply about freedom, it is only truly possible if we are willing to be accountable for ourselves. When personal accountability is achieved through the energy of Saturn, then it is possible to move along to the freedom and liberation that is offered through the energy of Uranus. For the sign of Aquarius, the modern ruler Uranus represents the liberation that comes from embracing the energy of Saturn. Liberation is possible through Uranus, but first Aquarius must hold itself accountable under the energy of its ancient ruler Saturn.
Pisces — Jupiter (ancient ruler), Neptune (modern ruler)
Pisces shares its ancient ruler Jupiter with its fellow mutable sign Sagittarius. The ancient ruler of Jupiter as it is connected with the sign of Pisces focuses on the concept of expansion. With Pisces energy, it is very well known that they have very few boundaries. In order to expand, it has to be able to move beyond where it currently is. Pisces’ modern-day ruler is the nebulous sign of Neptune which encompasses the type of expansion that goes beyond physical experience. While Jupiter expands on the physical realm, Neptune seeks the expansion that moves it beyond the physical to that which is spiritual and connected to everyone and everything. True to the nature of Pisces energy, both Jupiter and Neptune as rulers desire to move the sign of Pisces beyond its current experience into transcendence and merging with Oneness.
Scorpio — Mars (ancient ruler), Pluto (modern ruler)
The deep, passionate sign of Scorpio is ruled by its ancient ruler Mars as well as its modern ruler Pluto. Scorpio has the passionate fiery-water energy that is aligned with the take prisoners, action-oriented Mars energy. The Pluto energy associated with Scorpio resonates with the deep, transformative state that requires the willingness to move beyond what is seen and plunge to the depths of the self. Even though Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, anyone that has experienced Pluto energy knows that power, depth, and significance does not always have to be validated through others. Pluto is still as powerful as it ever was because power is within us all. Thus, the combination of Martian and Pluto energy provides Scorpio with the silent, deep, impact that is characteristic of this sign.
The Outer Planets & Dual Rulers
It is no coincidence that zodiac signs associated with the outer planets are dual-ruled. The planets located after Saturn are considered transcendental. In order to access the energy of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in a conscious manner, the hard work of Saturn must be done. Individuals with Aquarius, Pisces, and Scorpio energy tenanted are encouraged to harness the energy of the ancient ruler with full accountability (Saturn) so that the higher consciousness energy of the modern, outer planet ruler can be accessed.
This means that Aquarius will have to harness the energy of responsibility associated with its ancient ruler Saturn in order to access the liberation that is offered through Uranus. Pisces will have to learn to properly manage the ever-expansive energy of Jupiter in order to gain access to positive traits associated with Neptune’s boundless, transcendental divinely connected energy. Scorpio, the furthest planet from the sun, has to understand and implement the responsible usage of Martian energy in order to effectively achieve the deep transformation that it desires so that it can be reborn like the firebird phoenix rising from the ashes.