Haumea Rulership, Make-Make Rulership, All Rulerships!

As an astrologer I always had a hard time with the idea that Cancer was ruled by the Moon and Leo by the Sun since neither of those 2 celestial bodies seem intuitively right to me, besides the fact that neither are planets.With the discovery of Haumea and Make-Make I found my answer (for now).

I believe Haumea is the true ruler of Cancer. She is a Great Goddess figure who gave birth to all other Gods and Goddesses and provided endless nutrients for her children. Cancer is not only the sign that rules motherhood, but also the breast and stomach, both connected with food and physical nurturing. There is also another name for her that connects her to the sea which again makes sense as their appears to be a connection between the sign of Cancer and emotion (especially unconscious emotion) which is symbolized by the sea or the ocean.  Here’s a very simplified version of her story: http://storiesforchildren.tripod.com/id297.html

Very little is known about Make-Make, but His name alone says a lot. Leo rules the 5th house of creativity and fertility (children), love affairs and gambling. Well, Make-Make is a fertility God and one can not be more literal when speaking about the nature of creativity, it is to Make things of course.

I wanted to put these two rulerships out there for consideration and research by astrologers. It’s always been my intuition that every sign has a planet as its ruler, one in the sky, in our solar system. I’m sure as we move forward in our study of the heavens we will find other cosmic influences which will provide deeper understanding.

All planets seem to have at least one Moon and most many more than just one. And the Sun is so different in all respects that it doesn’t make sense that it would rule over one particular sign. In fact I feel that the Sun has no natal rulership, meaning it is not stronger in any particular sign, it is just colored through a different lens and nothing more.

If one were to see Leo (the traditional sign associated with the Sun) as sign the Sun rules over than one would have to put its opposite (Sun in Aquarius) in its fall, meaning that the Sun would be weak at that point. In a sense this is true, the Sun is in Aquarius in the dead of winter if one lives in the Northern Hemisphere but of course the opposite is true if one lives in the Southern Hemisphere, and the Sun actually falls in the middle of summer there when it travels through Aquarius. I find this problematic and always have – it implies one set of rules for the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth and another for the Southern which doesn’t seem true.

I can see how the idea evolved – we didn’t know the difference between a planet and a star when astrology came into being, and the system was invented in the Northern Hemisphere where the Sun was far off and cold during late January and into mid-February.  If the ancients had lived in Australia they would have reversed this. It’s also interesting to note that the Chinese system seems to (in a weird sort of way) mirror our Western system. I’ll give some examples to explain myself here.

The Chinese system breaks down astrology into 12 signs which correlate to the 12 Western sidereal signs and months, let me explain. I’ll start with where the contemporary Chinese lunar calendar usually starts now (due to trying to correlate it to our western solar calendar) in late January or early February with what works out to be the start of the Tiger month, and sidereal sign of Aquarius the Water-bearer. Now during this period the Earth is in the sign of Leo and during the summer when our western sidereal sign would be Leo the Chinese call that the month of the Monkey – this is the only sign in the Chinese system that comes close to what we in the west call, a human sign. And of all the western human signs (Gemini, Sagittarius – half-human, Libra – a scale) Aquarius is the most human, ruling over humanity itself and the milk of human kindness, ingenuity, science and technology.

Ironically, this switcheroo happens often, it’s as if the Chinese is incorporating an earth-centric astrology. Let me explain quickly that when the Sun is in a sign, the earth is in its opposite sign. So when the Sun is in Aquarius, the earth itself is traveling through the sign of Leo which is why it is said that the shadow side of someone’s Sun side is in its opposite sign, making people of opposing Sun signs both attracted to one another and able to drive each other nuts like nobodies business.

I’ll go through the list of Chinese and Western astrology to illustrate my point better. After Aquarius-Tiger comes Pisces-Rabbit month and opposite of Pisces Rabbit is Virgo-Rooster. Aries-Dragon has its opposite in Libra-Pig. Taurus-Snake has its opposite in Scorpio-Dog – to me this one was another obvious switch as it is said in western astrology there are 3 levels of Scorpio, the scorpion, the snake and the eagle – meaning depending on how evolved the Scorpio is, he/she can either be Charlie Manson or ascend to the heights of Gandhi, most however are probably snakes neither transcendent nor poisonous. Then we have Gemini-Horse opposite Sagittarius-Rat (again Sag is half horse) and finally Cancer-Sheep opposite Capricorn-Ox.

If one reads the descriptions the Chinese have given to each of the signs it becomes obvious that they have found a way to merge elements of the sun and earth in their interpretation of their signs unlike our culture which is entirely heliocentric. Their understanding of the signs is more yin-yang balanced taking into consideration the influence of both the Sun’s energy traveling through the zodiac and the Earth’s direct influence traveling through the opposite sign.

Just some astrological thoughts to share.

Best wishes,


Haumea Rulership, Make-Make Rulership, All Rulerships!

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OK, sorry again. I have been in and out of contact like a quasar bleeping on a radio telescope. People have written to me about their Ceres placement and I started a post but didn’t get a chance to finish it so I will deconstruct it starting from 1-12 and go through all the signs as well then just mix and match and you have your answer.

So let’s start with the signs and then go to the houses and I’ll give an example at the end of how to put it together.

Ceres In:

Aries: Nurturing through self-exploration, creativity, leadership roles, the warrior’s path (often means the military). and putting oneself first/teaching others to put themselves first, the head.

Taurus: Nurturing through food, work, stability, providing structure, routine and financial security, the neck.

Gemini: Nurturing through education, teaching, writing, thinking, communicating, telephones, exchanging ideas, working with pre-adolescent children, neurological system, the arms and lungs.

Cancer: Nurturing through cooking, traditional nurturing careers like nursing or mothering, acquiring things, holding onto connections, keeping family connected, family, the breasts and sometimes the stomach.

Leo: Nurturing through dramatic expression, creativity, playing with children, having fun, theater, the performing arts, gambling, speculation, being a father or playing a father role, protecting children (and one’s own inner child) from the harshness of adult life, the heart.

Virgo: Nurturing through work, analysis, perfecting ones craft/job or self, service to others, giving of oneself, engaging in constructive criticism rather than faultfinding, the stomach, intestines, bowels.

Libra: Nurturing through relationships, the visual arts, beauty, aesthetics, creating harmony and or a harmonious environment, partnerships, legal system, contracts, insisting on what’s fair and being a champion for fairness, the kidneys.

Scorpio: Nurturing through transformation, sexuality, the occult, death and rebirth, transmutation, power, politics, big money (like banks and other wealthy institutions rather than one’s own personal money), financial advice, the big picture when it comes to economics, sexual organs.

Sagittarius: Nurturing through higher education, philosophy, open-mindedness, playfulness, humor, optimism.

Capricorn: Nurturing through career, ambition, working hard, taking control, setting boundaries, power structures, leadership, tough love.

Aquarius: Nurturing through innovation, being involved in humanitarian causes, big organizations, friends, wishes and dreams, supporting other’s in their dreams as well as oneself, TV, music, electronics, science, hope.

Pisces: Nurturing through letting go and helping others to let go, psychic ability, psychic healing, spirituality, the divine, angels, spirit guides, laying on hands, reiki, film, illusions and delusions, mental illness, incarceration, drug and alcohol problems.

Those are the general areas, one or more will make sense for you in your life. I have Ceres in Gemini and for me I’ve always known that I have a gift for healing/nurturing people through words/communication.  I could feel always feel it happening as I spoke to someone in a psychic reading. The person would start (often in a dark place) and I could feel their energy turning toward hope and relief by the end of the reading. This same gift applies to my writing. It is my desire to help people through the darkness no matter what the venue.

Now the house system is odd for those who are new to astrology. The best explanation I heard for how this works was taught to me by an astrologer friend when I was in my early 20s. She said the planet is the car, the sign is the engine and the house is the road (this is a very LA metaphor!) So if you have Ceres in Gemini that means the car is the energy of nurturing, Gemini is the driving force and that is the energy of the mind, language, communication and finally if it is in the first house that means it should be driven (for best effect) for the purpose of self actualization and helping others on their path of self-actualization.

Here are the houses

1: Self-actualization the self, the physical body, the way one appears to the world, how people see you, how you interact with others.

2: Your daily life, your work, your routines, the things that create the foundation of your life, your stuff, the money you make from the work you do in the world.

3: Brothers and sisters, grammar school, elementary school, lower education, the early mind, information, communication, writing, domestic travel, publishing through magazines.

4: The home, early life, if you are woman it usually represents your father, if you are a man it usually represents your mother, nurturing, feelings of safety, how you will be remembered after you pass on.

5: Children, speculation, gambling, the stock market, risky investments of any kind, creativity especially performance related creativity, playfulness, hobbies, anything one does for enjoyment sake, affairs, lovers.

6: Service related work, health, health care field, service industries, the work one does to make the world a better place without always being compensated for it, work with charities (also related to the 11th as well but this would be daily grind sort of work), small animals.

7: Partnerships, represents the husband or wife so in this case Ceres in the 7th would indicate a very nurturing partner and also learning to nurture through partnerships and a love relationship/husband or wife, the law, contracts, fairness.

8: Other people’s money – banks and big financial organizations, the occult, hidden power, inner strength, transformation, death, rebirth.

9: Higher education/college, philosophy, humor, travel overseas, foreigners, other cultures, publishing industry (books),  intellectually based spiritual models and systems, the thighs.

10: Career, what one becomes most recognized for by others, where one shines in the outer world, taking control, being a leader, the mother in a female’s chart, the father in a male’s chart, ambition, energy put out toward achievement in the material world, the knees.

11: Hopes, wishes, humanitarianism, friends, organizations, innovative ideas, interest in off center people or eccentric ideas, openess to wild ideas and theories, TV, electronics, spirituality (either New Age or not in the main stream), the ankles.

12: That which is hidden from the person, incarceration, dreams, psychic ability, spirit communication, the final part of life before transition, mystical spirituality, shamanism, the feet.

So let’s take a reader’s question. She has Ceres in Scorpio in the third house. So putting it all together. Her way of nurturing is through sexuality, and/or being involved with people who are going through major transitional periods. She herself will often be forced to find nurturing through sexual connections and also through being like a phoenix and rising up out of the ashes of something she didn’t expect. By embracing the transformations she has gone through in her life she will be a light to others and (3rd house) be able to guide through writing, communicating and educating people on her own intense experiences.

Hope this makes sense and if you have trouble e-mail me and I’ll put up your questions. I plan on trying to work (when I get a chance) on some info about the gold and oil markets for a reader. I will post that in the next week or so.

Many blessings and best wishes to all the kind people out there,


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