House Ruler

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Here Mars[1] is the twelfth house's primary ruler. Venus[2] is the secondary

The planet that is either the so-called natural ruler of a house, or the planet that rules the sign on the cusp of a particular house.

Both the house rulers and dispositors - planets that rule the sign in which another planets is placed - can help to uncover the inner relationships and connections in a horoscope.

See also



  • Demetra George: Astrology and the Authentic Self: Integrating Traditional and Modern Astrology to Uncover the Essence of the Birth Chart. 316 pages; Ibis Press, 2008 ISBN 0892541490 Review online (Joseph Crane, 2011)
  • Karen Hamaker-Zondag: The House Connection: How to Read the Houses in an Astrological Chart. 272 pages. Weiser, 1994. ISBN-10: 0877287694 ISBN-13: 978-0877287698
  • Alan Oken: Rulers of the Horoscope: Finding Your Way Through the Labyrinth. 317 pages: Crossing Press 2000 ISBN 978-0895949981

Notes and References

  1. Mars = Ruler of Aries
  2. Venus = Ruler of Taurus