This Is What Your Zodiac Sign's Ruling Planet Reveals About You

Ever wondered why you possess certainly personality traits associated with your zodiac sign?

You are the way you are thanks in part to your ruling planet.

Keep scrolling to discover your sign's ruling planet and how it influences who you are.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): The Sun

Leo, your sign is governed by the sun. The sun is the center of our solar system, which is the reason you enjoy being the center of attention so much. Bright and vibrant, it brings warmth to everyone, much like you. But the sun is also hot and can burn you if you get too close. The same can be said for you. When you get irritated, your temper tends to flare out of control.

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Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Mercury

As a Virgo, you're quite good at dealing with information provided to you. This is thanks to your ruling planet Mercury. Your intelligence is heavily influenced by the planet, as well as your keen observation and analytical skills. Basically Mercury is the reason you're the epitome of perfection.

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Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Venus

Venus is the planet of love, which is why you always develop a strong relationship to those around you. You aren't one who craves alone time, and you have Venus to thank. But it's also the reason you are the best at maintaining stable relationships. You know what you have to do to make them work, all thanks to Venus.

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Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Pluto

Scorpio, you are all about transformation. You have no problem constantly rebuilding yourself to be the best version of yourself every single day. This is because your ruling planet is Pluto. As the planet of transformation, Pluto pushes you to continually evolve. It's also the reason you're so intense and passionate about uncovering the truth in any situation, because the planet governs all that is unseen.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Jupiter

As the luckiest sign in the zodiac, you have Jupiter to thank for your good fortune. An opportunistic planet, Jupiter aids you on your journey of enlightenment while on this planet. It's also the reason you're incredibly optimistic all the time. Because this planet is the largest in our solar system, it encourages you to expand your mind and heart. You're always thinking big, Sagittarius.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Saturn

Saturn represents limits and lessons, which is something you are all too familiar with, Capricorn. You're incredibly serious and hardworking, doing whatever you can to achieve the mountain of goals you've set for yourself. You are rewarded for your efforts, however, and it's all thanks to Saturn's belief in karma. You get out what you put in.

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Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Uranus

Uranus rules change and surprise. A bit of a strange planet, considering it spins on a horizontal axis and the rest of the planets spin on a vertical axis, it's the reason you have such an eccentric personality. Because of your ruling planet, you're incredibly creative and wise beyond your years. You'll do great things, Aquarius, especially with this planet watching over you.

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Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Neptune

Imaginative Pisces, you are not one to live in reality. You're always lost in your own world, daydreaming about what could be. This is all thanks to Neptune and its close association with fantasy. You're an insanely intuitive and deeply compassionate individual, which is caused by Neptune, too. You refuse to accept limitations, because Neptune urges you to reject them.

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Aries (March 21 – April 19): Mars

Assertive and forceful, Mars influences your incredible drive and determination, Aries. You're amazingly active and always on the go, due to this planet's energetic characteristics. Bold and competitive, you will not stop until you achieve your dreams. Seriously, nothing will prevent you from getting where you want to be in life, and that's all thanks to the powers of Mars watching over you.

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Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Venus

You're a pretty practical person, but you've been known to indulge a lot, Taurus. You just can't help that you appreciate the finer things in life, especially because Venus is your ruling planet. Venus is the cause of your love for beauty and all things fancy in the world. It will make sure you enjoy a life of luxury, because you deserve it.

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Mercury

Mercury is the planet of communication, so it's no wonder you're known for being the most talkative sign of the zodiac. You can strike up a conversation with just about anyone, and you love doing so, because your learn a lot of new things in the process. You also have a quick wit about you, which is encouraged by Mercury. Your ruling planet constantly pushes you to satiate your curiosity about the world.

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Cancer (June 21 – July 22): The Moon

Tough on the outside, but soft on the inside, you're a deeply sensitive individual. You are ruled by your emotions, which is caused by the moon being your ruling planet. The moon is closely associated with human emotion, so it influences you to put the needs of others before your own. When others ask why you're so sensitive, feel free to blame the moon.

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Did you know there's also a flower associated with your sign? Find out which one yours is and what it reveals about you HERE.