Draco's reference to the use of traditional rulerships of signs and the outer planets' influence as a whole got me looking at the A.W. charts to see if there was anything between the traditional ruler of a sign and its aspects that could explain away the meaning behind the outer planet placing.
I think modern astrologers do it the other way around, but that's not the object of this exercise
I had quite a bit written down, but then it occured to me that only the subject him/herself could say if it was or wasn't so.
As an example, I have Mars in Cancer in the 11th house sextile 9th house Sun in Taurus. But Mars also rules my 8th house.
Could this be said to work in the same manner as my 11th house Pluto in Leo?
I have Saturn in Gemini in the 10th house semi-square Mercury in the 9th.
Mercury also rules my Gemini MC.
Could this work the same as my Uranus in 10th conjunct MC ?
I have Jupiter in Leo in the 12th square Sun. Sun rules 12th house.
Could this work the same as my retro. Neptune in Libra in the 2nd house?
Anything in your chart from a traditional sign ruler that prohibits the use of the modern ruler?
I think the outer planets 'prove' their rulerships in their long term sojourns through a sign. What do others think ?