Since the zodiac sign Aries is so convinced of it’s power and determined to take on the world, it almost follows that their ruling planet wouldn’t be a planet at all, but rather, the most profound body for our Earth and all life on it!
As those which the zodiac sign Aries are said to have a personality designed for leadership, and as Aries is the first sign starting off the zodiac calender, it follows that it’s ruling planet is actually a star, or more specifically, our sun. Though the sun might intuitively be associated with summer, the sun makes sense as a the first spring sign’s ruling planet because with spring comes the renewal of life, just as each new day begins with rays stretching across the horizon.
The sun is our brightest body of light, the entity which burns so intensely that one side of our entire planet may light up. These traits mirror those found in the zodiac sign Aries, a personality type which wants to lead, whether in sports, in the work place, itself, or a group of friends. And just try to stop the sun! If the sun were given a personality you can bet it would be as unstoppable as an Aries and just as headstrong. There’s really nothing we can do about it; the sun decides that it wants to shine and an Aries decides that it wants to take charge and do whatever it is they want to do. Both Aries and it’s planet exude confidence more strongly than anything else.
Following this thought, the sun is also a provider of life, the reason why the grass grows and the animals may eat. In this case, this ruling planet is symbolic for an Aries because more than merely wanting and believing that they possess the personality traits necessary to take control, both Aries and their planet do succeed. That is not to say that an Aries is the only sign in the zodiac which is infallible, but the degree to which it strives to conquer can be symbolized by only one celestial body, it’s planetary ruler, the sun.
Because an Aries is so confident, they may seem rash to others. Rather than focusing on internal thoughts or emotions, an Aries is the zodiac sign obsessed with tangible, or physical, action. Their vibrancy is demonstrated by their external behavior, sometimes rushing into decisions merely so they can try to get one step closer to their goal. Some members of this zodiac sign may even feel that immediate failure can be a shortcut to realizing flaws and fixing them after they have been demonstrated. This makes the sun an ideal planetary ruler because it also behaves in the physical, exerting gases so powerful and hot that no living being may hope to travel anywhere close to the glowing orb.