Astrology helps people in understanding who they are, why they feel in a certain way, what they are good at, and several other questions.
Generally, zodiac signs are considered as the most important factor in determining the nature of a person. But since astrology is made up of so many elements, all these elements together define a person.
Knowing your dominant planets and elements in your natal chart would be a more precise way in the journey of knowing yourself than just knowing your Sun sign. Here we would try to let you discover your dominant planets and elements. Let’s get going-
Talking about the elements first, there are four elements, and all the 12 zodiac signs fall among these elements. These elements are Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.
To know what your dominant element is, you first need to have your birth chart. There are many online platforms and astrology applications on which you enter details like place of birth, time of birth, your name, and get your birth chart.
Here you have to see your Sun sign, Moon sign, and Ascendant sign as these three signs define your personality on the outer side and inner side.
Following are the zodiac signs ruled by different elements:
Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius )
Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
The purpose of knowing your dominant element is that you get to know why you operate in the way you operate or why you think in a certain way. You get to know if you have an element that is out of balance, and accordingly, you can balance it out.
For example, if someone has a Sun in Earth element and Ascendant too in Earth element while having Moon in Water element, then that person would operate from a practical perception rather than an emotional perception. This is because the person has the Earth element as dominant and very little of the Water element, which is about emotions.
This way, you know that you would be less emotional and more practical, and you would take your life decisions accordingly. But in many cases, a person needs to be emotional as well while making some decisions, and this is the point where you know you should balance your Earthy element by blending some Water element into it. This means you don’t have to be practical all the time but emotional too, if that brings you better results.
Similarly, anyone who has a dominant Water sign operates from a more emotional point of view by forgetting the practicality. This person should balance their emotional element by adding some practicality because when we get too emotional while making decisions, we may not think the best for ourselves.
The Role of Dominant Planets
Other than your zodiac sign or your Sun, Moon, and Ascendant sign, your ruling planet is another important aspect of your horoscope. By knowing your dominant planet, and how the planet operates, or which kinds of effects the planet has on a person gives you an even deeper perception about yourself.
For knowing your dominant planet, you need to go to any natal chart calculator platform and enter your details. Then in your natal chart, look for your ascendant sign because the planet that rules your ascendant is considered as your dominant planet.
Generally, people think that the planet that rules their sun sign is their dominant planet, but this is not true. Knowing sign is just like scratching the surface only.For a deeper understanding of yourself, exploring your Moon and Ascendant sign is important too.
Once you know your ascendant, you would know your dominant planet as following:
Now you know which planet rules which ascendant sign. In the next step, read about the nature of the planet and how it influences that sign. This way, you will have a clearer idea about your personality, strengths, and weaknesses as well.
Astropedia brings you, one such natal chart calculator. You need to enter the date, time, birthplace, and Country of birth to get your exact birth chart and know your Sun, Moon, Ascendant, and other signs.
Submitted 67 day(s) ago by astroved