What’s Your Dominant Planet? Pluto, Venus, Jupiter & More

Posted on July 21, 2020

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Plutonian, Venusian, Jupiterian, Martian – which are you?

Admittedly, you may be wondering how you fall into a category of what essentially sounds like a group of aliens, but in astrology everyone has a ruling planet. This ruling planet bestows its unique characteristics to you, and you may even feel a special affinity with it without realizing why.

Your ruling planet is not necessarily your Sun sign. You may, for example, be a Libra Sun but this does not necessarily mean you are a Venusian (Venus rules Libra).

Your dominant planet is based on your dominant sign. Your dominant sign is determined by a number of factors in your natal chart.

Make sure to get your own free birth chart done to see your various zodiac placements!

You might have the same Rising sign, Moon sign, and prominent houses with the sign in them, and aspects where the sign is prevalent. Let’s say they’re all in Pisces. Pisces is likely to be your dominant sign, which makes you a Neptunian or a Jupiterian (Neptune is the modern ruler of Pisces, and Jupiter is its ancient ruler).

What Can My Dominant Planet Tell Me About Myself?

Quite a lot! Just as your signs can tell you a lot of about yourself, your ruling planet can do the same. Each planet carries its own traits and qualities associated with it, and they in turn are linked to the zodiac signs they rule.

Let’s look at some famous people and their dominant planets. Take the late writer, William Shakespeare. His dominant planet was Pluto, and it shows. As a Plutonian, Shakespeare was extremely strategic, and when he became fixated on a goal, he stuck with it.

This is very similar to the fixed Scorpio sign which Pluto rules over. Plutonians are magnetic and mighty predators, willing to enter the depths of the underworld and go where others fear to tread.

Let’s look at a famous Venusian, Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe oozed Venusian qualities. Associated with love and beauty, Venus influences its natives with the same. Monroe was famous for her beauty and sex appeal, and she had a very colorful love life.

A Venusian person will always have something beautiful about them, regardless of their physical appearance. They will have grace and oodles of charm.

There are many ways to discover your dominant planet. Let’s dive into each planet to learn more!

Martian (Mars, Ruler of Aries and Scorpio)

If your dominant planet is Mars, you are a Martian.

You are a true warrior, willing to fight to the bitter end. Others admire you for your courage and strength. At the same time, you need to keep an eye on your temper.

Venusian (Venus, Ruler of Libra and Taurus)

If your dominant planet is Venus, you are a Venusian.

There’s something beautiful and graceful about you. Others admire you for your charm. You prefer to keep the peace. That being said, you have to be careful of laziness, and self-indulgence.

Mercurian (Mercury, Ruler of Gemini and Virgo)

If your dominant planet is Mercury, you are a Mercurian.

You’re intelligent and quick-witted. You also love a good conversation and you have a great way with words. You can struggle sometimes between the need to be alone, and the need to be with others.

Jupiterian (Jupiter, Ruler of Sagittarius and Pisces)

If your dominant planet is Jupiter, you are a Jupiterian.

You’ve got a thirst for adventure, and you are benevolent and optimistic. You are blessed with the abundance that this planet brings, but selfishness is something you need to be careful of as Jupiter punishes this harshly.

Saturnian (Saturn, Ruler of Capricorn)

If your dominant planet is Saturn, you are a Saturnian.

You have tremendous focus and drive. You can be quite serious, preferring the straight and narrow over spontaneous behavior. Envy can be a problem, and should be avoided.

Read up on: The Ultimate Guide to Birth Charts

Neptunian (Neptune, Ruler of Pisces)

If your dominant planet is Neptune, you are a Neptunian.

You have a rich and powerful imagination, and a potent creative streak. You are able to manifest your desires more easily than others. It is important for you to learn to face your emotions, and not run from them.

Uranian (Uranus, Ruler of Aquarius)

If your dominant planet is Uranus, you are a Uranian.

You are an original thinker, and you prioritize human progression. You believe in freedom of expression and value the rights of the individual. You can be a paradox at times, which might confuse other people.

Plutonian (Pluto, Ruler of Scorpio)

If your dominant planet is Pluto, you are a Plutonian.

You are not afraid of the dark side of life. Others may find you intimidating or fascinating. Either way, you leave an impact! You can be stubborn and even ruthless, but you have a strong sense of justice and a lot of inner strength.

Solarian (Sun, Ruler of Leo)

If your dominant planet is the Sun, you are a Solarian.

You shine bright like a diamond! You are strong, inside and out, and capable of achieving great things. You are charismatic and confident, but you need to keep an eye on your ego, which could be your downfall.

Lunarian (Moon, Ruler of Cancer)

If your dominant planet is the Moon, you are a Lunarian.

You are sensitive, compassionate and likely have strong psychic abilities. Your intuition is out of this world. You are a true nurturer and giver. You can be over-sensitive at times and take things the wrong way.

Final Thoughts

So which one are you? Which planet calls to you? Which one dominates your chart?

Your dominant planet stays with you your whole life and exerts powerful influence over you. Next time you look up at the sky, wave hello to your dominant planet – your long-lost, far-off brothers and sisters might just be waving back!

Related article: Which Planet Rules Your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

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Sarah Brownlee is a harmonious Libra Sun, Conflicted Scorpio rising, and a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. A whirlwind writer with a passion for Tarot cards and Astrology in all… Learn More About The Author »

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