Ruler of the Year

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The seven rulers of the year.[1]

A term which is still used in popular astrology that refers to the idea that each calendar year is ruled by one of the seven classical planets.

Among other things it has been used to make predictions in agriculture.

There are several different methods for deciding which planet is the ruler of any particular year.

According to the ancient scheme of the "Chaldean order" the rulers of the year are:

Planet Year[2]
Sun Sun.gif 1933, 1940, 1947, 1954, 1961, 1968, 1975, 1982, 1989, 1996, 2003, 2010, 2017
Venus Ven.gif 1934, 1941, 1948, 1955, 1962, 1969, 1976, 1983, 1990, 1997, 2004, 2011, 2018
Mercury Mer.gif 1935, 1942, 1949, 1956, 1963, 1970, 1977, 1984, 1991, 1998, 2005, 2012, 2019
Moon Lun.gif 1936, 1943, 1950, 1957, 1964, 1971, 1978, 1985, 1992, 1999, 2006, 2013, 2020
Saturn Sat.gif 1937, 1944, 1951, 1958, 1965, 1972, 1979, 1986, 1993, 2000, 2007, 2014, 2021
Jupiter Jup.gif 1938, 1945, 1952, 1959, 1966, 1973, 1980, 1987, 1994, 2001, 2008, 2015, 2022
Mars Mar.gif 1939, 1946, 1953, 1960, 1967, 1974, 1981, 1988, 1995, 2002, 2009, 2016, 2023

See also

Notes and References

  1. The Chaldean order counted clock-wise
  2. Every year is starting with the Spring Equinox