Focus on Libra incorporating Venus – By Elizabeth Rose PIN 7430

The Planet Venus also rules Libra as well as Taurus.

The position of Venus when you are born will affect you and your expression of love with others in your future. It will show how you express love for others and the things that you will love and take pleasure in.

Venus in Libra it means that you are fairly easy going and usually on the ball with good communication skills. You will be a fair person and like dressing up.

Some famous people who have Venus as their ruling sign were:

Pablo Picasso

Prince Charles

Sean Connery

Richard Gere

They usually have sparkling personalities and a zest for life with drive and ambition.

They like to feel free and not constricted in their lives.

They tend to be true romantics and make loving partners and enjoy a calm atmosphere. They tend to be passionate in the bedroom!! They also like luxury.

They have a style of their own and are able to put people at ease and can be quite witty and quick of the mark mentally.

The Planet Venus was named after the Roman goddess of love, probably because it shines so much and stands out in the night sky.

It is the only Planet that is named after a female.

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and is the second brightest in the sky after the Moon.

It orbits the Sun every 224,7 Earth days compared to the Earth’s 365 days.

Venus has the longest rotation period of any planet in the Solar System and it rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets too.

It does not have any natural satellites.

It is the second largest terrestrial planet and some people refer to it as the Earth’s sister planet as they have a similar size and mass.

It is 108.2 million km from the Sun.

It has 460.2 million km surface area.

The thick clouds on Venus reflect most of the sunlight that reaches it back into space, that is why it is so bright and because it is the brightest it can be seen by the naked eye often a few hours after sunset or before sunrise.

Venus has a central iron core and rocky mantle; it is a similar composition to the Earth. However its atmosphere is 96 per cent carbon dioxide and 3 per cent nitrogen and other gases.

It was formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar system was a cloud of dusts and gases.

The inner core formed first like the Earth and then other elements formed a crust over the years.

The surface of Venus has its own unique geology and has large meteor craters, volcanoes, erosion’s and also some sedimentation land forms. However these have been smoothed somewhat by lava flows and by the corrosive atmosphere.

In Astrology, Venus rules Taurus which brings love, friendship and all the things that make life worthwhile.


Focus on Virgo incorporating Mercury – By Elizabeth Rose PIN 7430

Mercury is the ruling planet for two signs, one is Virgo and is also the ruling planet for Gemini.

Virgo Traits:

When Mercury is in Virgo they are not usually brash people – they liked to be seen as intelligent by others.

They can be picky and love order and detail.

Some get stressed out when things do not go their way.

They like day to day stuff to be in order and they enjoy planning.

They pay a lot of attention to detail.

They work well in secretarial work and may be a researcher of some kind.

Sometimes communication can be difficult for them.

They can be quite protective at times but can also be impatient.

They tend to take on too much work but grumble about it.


It is named by the Roman deity Mercury which means the messenger of the gods. It is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System.

It takes 87.97 days to orbit around the sun which is the shortest of all the planets in the Solar System.

If you were weighed on Mercury you would weigh 38% of your weight on the earth.

Mercury has no rings or moons  and this may be because it is so close to the sun.

The orbital speed of Mercury is 29 miles and 7 seconds.

176 days on earth is only one day on Mercury.

Mercury has no atmosphere.

It is covered in craters and been dormant for millions of years.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and so circulates the sun faster than other planets.

It is estimated that Mercury is 48 million miles from Earth.

The diameter is 3031 miles.

A spacecraft was first sent to Mercury in 1974.

Mercury is 70% metallic and 30% silicate and is known as a terrestrial planet.

Galileo first observed the planet in the 17th century. 

It cannot be seen through some telescopes as the sun is too close and would damage the telescope. 

Mercury is the second densest planet after the earth. 

The temperature on the surface of Mercury ranges from 173 to 472C. 

Mercury was hit by an asteroid which was estimated to be 60 miles wide and this created a huge crater which is roughly estimated to be 960 miles wide. 

This crater is called the Caloris Basin. 

Ice craters were discovered in the North Pole furthest from the sun. 

Mercury is within the Earth’s orbit but can only be seen early in the morning or late in the evening. 

According to astrology Mercury is associated with intelligence and communication.

Focus on the Sun – By Elizabeth Rose PIN 7430

The Sun is a star and is in the centre of the Solar System.

Helios is the Greek name of the Sun. The Planet Sun is the ruler of the zodiac sign of Leo and those that are born under the sign benefit greatly.

They tend to take control of situations and are excellent managers. They like power and usually have impressive personalities and very good characteristics. They are excellent leaders too.

They are generally good and kind and have strong personalities.

The Sun is dry and hot and considered a masculine planet.

The actual diameter of the Sun is 870,000 miles or 1.4 million km. It is 93 million miles from the Earth or 150 km.

The Sun is a star and it is a huge ball of hot gases. It releases huge amounts of light and heat and is constantly undergoing nuclear reactions.

It takes the Earth 365 days to orbit the Sun, One Year! Amazingly, one million Earths could fit inside the Sun.

The Sun contains 99.86 per cent of the mass in the Solar System and is considered to have the largest mass.

It is an almost perfect sphere in shape.

The actual temperature inside the Sun itself can reach a huge 15 million Celsius.

So the Sun is the Centre of all life force and energy.