Venus is the natural ruler of Taurus and Libra. It orbits the Sun between Mercury and Earth and has a rotational cycle of 224.7 days. Venus sometimes moves faster than the Sun and also has periods of retrograde motion, so it can appear to be behind the Sun or ahead of it. Venus is a feminine planet. Venus rules beauty, diplomacy, pleasant manners, aesthetic sense, affection, love and romance. If afflicted, it can denote over-indulgence, debauchery, infidelity, jealousy and selfishness. A well-placed Venus can make a person charming and attractive. It rules the kidneys, bladder and sexual organs.