Venus (♀) is associated with love in Western astrology because the Roman goddess Venus is associated with love. Venus is also associated with the principles of harmony, beauty, balance, and the urge to unite. According to Manilius, Venus is generous and fecund, and presides over the left arm. In Gustav Holst's musical composition The Planets, Venus is called "The Bringer of Love". Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus and Libra.
- Wikipedia (2005). Planets in Astrology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planets_in_astrology). Retrieved March 2, 2005