Planets, Gods and Angels: Which One Rules Your Sign?

Most of us are familiar with the planet that rules our sign in astrology. As more and more powerful telescopes have allowed us to explore our solar system, many signs have had their old rulers replaced by newly discovered planets – but it’s always useful to remember that the old ruler of a sign still has a big influence. With some planets, the link to an ancient god or goddess is obvious. While others are a little more obscure. What many people don’t realise is that the astrological signs all have an angelic ruler too as well as a metal, colour, gemstone and incense! Curious to know yours? Check out your sign below and don’t forget to look up which god, goddess or angel rules your rising or Moon sign as well!



Planet: Mars

Day: Tuesday

Metal: Iron

Colour: Red

Gemstone: Garnet, bloodstone

Incense: Tobacco (it’s not just for smoking!)

God: Ares (Greek), Mars (Roman)

Angel: Samael

Number: 9




Planet: Venus

Day: Friday

Metal: Copper

Colour: Green

Gemstone: Emerald, peridot

Incense: Rose

Goddess: Aphrodite (Greek), Venus (Roman)

Angel: Hanael

Number: 6




Planet: Mercury

Day: Wednesday

Metal: Quicksilver

Colour: Orange

Gemstone: Opal, beryl

Incense: Mastic

God: Hermes (Greek), Mercury (Roman)

Angel: Raphael

Number: 5




Planet: Moon

Day: Monday

Metal: Silver

Colour: White

Gemstone: Moonstone, pearl

Incense: Jasmine

Goddess: Artemis (Greek), Luna (Roman)

Angel: Gabriel

Number: 2




Planet: Sun

Day: Sunday

Metal: Gold

Colour: Yellow

Gemstone: Amber, diamond

Incense: Frankincense

God: Helios (Greek), Sol (Roman)

Angel: Michael

Number: 1




Planet: Mercury (joint rulership with Gemini)

Day: Wednesday

Metal: Quicksilver

Colour: Sky blue

Gemstone: Sapphire

Incense: Dittany of Crete

God: Hermes (Greek), Mercury (Roman)

Goddess: Ceres

Angel: Raphael

Number: 5




Planet: Venus (shared rulership with Taurus)

Day: Friday

Metal: Copper

Colour: Green

Gemstone: Pink tourmaline, star sapphire, aquamarine

Incense: Rose

Goddess: Aphrodite (Greek), Venus (Roman)

Angel: Hanael

Number: 6




Planet: Mars (ancient), Pluto (modern)

Day: Tuesday

Metal: Steel

Colour: Red, black

Gemstone: Topaz

Incense: Myrrh

God: Ares (Greek), Mars (Roman), Hades (Greek), Pluto (Roman)

Angel: Azreal

Number: 0




Planet: Jupiter

Day: Thursday

Metal: Tin

Colour: Royal blue

Gemstone: Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli

Incense: Cedar

God: Zeus (Greek), Jupiter (Roman)

Angel: Sachiel

Number: 3




Planet: Saturn

Day: Saturday

Metal: Lead

Colour: Black

Gemstone: Jet, Onyx

Incense: Sage

God: Chronos (Greek), Saturn (Roman)

Angel: Cassiel

Number: 8




Planet: Saturn (ancient), Uranus (modern)

Day: Saturday

Metal: Uranium

Colour: Ultramarine

Gemstone: Black pearl, obsidian

Incense: Amber

God: Chronos (Greek), Caelus (Roman),

Angel: Uriel

Number: 4




Planet: Jupiter (ancient), Neptune (modern)

Day: Thursday

Metal: Platinum

Colour: Lavender, sea green

Gemstone: Amethyst, ruby

Incense: Hyacinth

God: Zeus (Greek), Jupiter (Roman), Poseidon (Greek), Neptune (Roman)

Angel: Barchiel

Number: 7