Planets By Ascendant

The following defines each planet by ascendant, its particular effects as lords of certain houses. The Sun, as ruler of house 12, shows the tendency of Virgo types towards selfless service and self abnegation. On a lower level, this can indicate servility, lack of self esteem or self worth.

On a higher level, it gives a great capacity for spiritual work or self surrender to any difficult labor. This capacity to negate or modify the self can also give them talents for acting, or psychological difficulties from not having any strong self identity. It is generally neutral and benefits from association with a strong Mercury, but its basic malefic nature often comes out.



The Moon, as ruler of house 11, shows their capacities for great gains through mental work or social communication. They can easily work in a group or with the public as it is hard for them to stand on their own. It is generally impulsive and inauspicious.


Mars, as ruler of houses 3 and 8, is doubly a planet of death and longevity. It shows their tendency to suffer from accidents, injuries, nervous burn out or neuromuscular disorders. Mercury types must be careful not to overly expose themselves to danger and risks, as they suffer through recklessness, and also may be attacked or harmed by others. Their mental energy is much higher than their physical and they can push their physical too far unknowingly. It is very inauspicious and often causes much harm and misery.


Mercury, as ruler of houses 1 and 10, is a planet of both self and career. Virgos tend to identify strongly with their work and vocation. They are their work and their work is their life. It is auspicious as the lord of the ascendant.


Jupiter, as ruler of houses 4 and 7, is a planet of emotion, home and relationship. Virgos require a strong basis in home and relationship for the development of their energy in life without which there is lack of self confidence. Though generally inauspicious, it is mainly when weak that it causes problems.


Venus, as ruler of houses 2 and 9, is a planet of grace, luck, fortune and success. Virgo types prosper through artistic expression and through ventures involving teaching and communication. Spiritually, they grow through the development of discrimination in the philosophical mind. It is usually the best planet for Virgo.


Saturn, as ruler of houses 5 and 6, shows their tendency to overwork, which can lead to disease. It shows they tend not to have so much happiness through children and can be blocked in their emotional or romantic expression. Health or disease for them is a matter of balancing work with play and exercise. It is of a neutral or mixed character, though it often causes much health problems, particularly when allied with Mars.


Venus along with Mercury (rulers of houses 9 and 10) can give Raja Yoga, great prestige. Venus with Saturn (ruling houses 5 and 9) gives good intelligence and spiritual development. Mars with Saturn (rulers of houses 6 and 8) give chronic diseases, often of a nervous nature. The Moon with Venus (rulers of houses 9 and 11) can give great wealth.

As a mutable and earth sign, Virgo demonstrates a great deal of sensitivity and adaptability on a physical level. Its planets function with subtlety and variability. Yet there is a tendency towards weakness or dissipation.

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