Scottish Daily Mail
Hi Oscar, Why are there ‘ruling’ planets for signs? And why do Cancerians and Leos have the Moon and the Sun? They’re not planets! Derek Hi Derek, In ancient Europe in the warm months, the Sun was in Leo and Cancer. Long hours of daylight made it harder for astrologers to study planetary movements, the brightest lights in the sky were assigned rulership of these months. Saturn, then the furthest known planet, was given the signs opposite these. Proximity dictated the rest: Jupiter took the signs either side of Saturn; Mercury took those either side of the Sun and Moon etc.