You are the Ruler!
68% Innocent, 35% Orphan, 68% Warrior, 20% Caregiver, 57% Seeker, 43% Lover, 48% Destroyer, 80% Creator, 67% Magician, 81% Ruler, 63% Sage and 46% Fool!
Goal: Order, prosperity
Response to Dragon/Problem: Find its constructive uses
Task: Take full responsibility for life
Gift: Responsibility, control
Addictions: Control, codependence
Rulers are realists who do not have the leisure to have illusions; they are integrated, whole and ready to take responsibility for loves. Rulers understand that his/her own capacity for harm is as great as their capacity for good, and take responsibility for his/her actions. The Ruler maintains life and governs it. The emergence of the positive Ruler archetype indicates some achievement of mastery in the world. At best, Rulers are ecological and find the best methods to deal with everything.
The Shadow Rulers feels a compelling need to control her/himself and others and an inability to trust the process. Control is wanted for its own sake or for power, status, or personal aggrandizement rather that to manifest the kingdom that would gratify us on a deep level. Shadow Rulers operate out of a scarcity mentality, believing that there is not enough so ‘my gain must be their loss.’ The Shadow Ruler emerges not because they feel we have too much power, but because we feel we have much too little. Often Shadow Rulers are substituting power over others for power from within the self.