If you do follow astrology closely, then you should have the knowledge of the planets and their effects on your life. The planets affect each and every individual in a unique way and considering the areas of life that they govern makes it all the more critical to understand your horoscope entirely.
The planets are segregated into 2 groups which are the inner and outer planets. The inner planets are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, which are also known as the personal planets as they govern more of the personal areas of your life. The outer planets move at a slower pace, hence they have a huge influence on the bigger works in one’s life.
The planets that govern one’s love life are the Moon and Venus which are the primary influencers and the secondary influencers are Mercury followed by Mars. Let’s take a look at it more specifically.
Moon: Being a primary influencer, the emotions of an individual are governed by the Moon. The Moon frequently moves into a new zodiac sign every 2 to 3 weeks whereby it represents the emotional personality of the sign it is in. The subconscious mind, emotional reactions to fresh situations, the fraction of ourselves that is entirely emotional and instinctual, our relationships with our mothers and our childhood wounds are all governed by the Moon. It rules over the zodiac sign of Cancer.
Venus: This is the planet of Love, beauty, and money. Associated with the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra, the planet shifts signs every 4 to 5 weeks. When it comes to relationships, the planet Venus portrays what we crave from our partners to feel loved. Being a primary influencer, the materialistic things that one spends money on, what one considers as beautiful, the arts, scrumptious food and pleasurable comforts that make you feel good and when in love, are all governed by the planet Venus.
Mercury: The planet of intelligence and communication constantly shifts to a new zodiac sign every 3 to 4 weeks. Mercury rules our rational mind, our capacity to collect and sort information after which we pass it on to others. Our writing abilities conflated with our spoken skills along with our levels of curiosity are powered by the planet Mercury. It also significantly governs the nervous system, motoring ability and analyzing skills as it is a secondary influencer. It is prominently associated with Gemini and Virgo zodiac signs.
Mars: This planet portrays self-initiation, deep sexual drive and intense passion. When it comes to relationships, Mars as a planet governs our sexual instincts as well as what we, as an individual, bring to the table of the relationship and how we go behind what we truly want. Our actions that flow with intense passion and the changes seen for our initiatives is all because of Mars shifting to a new sign every 6 to 7 weeks. It is the ruler of the zodiac sign Aries.