Venus and the Moon are the primary focus when reading what an astrological chart says about romantic relationships. And that is completely fair, as the Moon and Venus tend to show up quite loudly in interpersonal relationships. But each of the planets can play a key function in the quality of your relationships, how you show up in them, what you desire, etc. You have all of the planets in your chart, after all, and you are bringing all of who you are into a relationship too.
To that end, I’ve created a short archetypal briefer intended to help you grasp what each of these planets mean for your relationships.
Sun: The Sun describes how we can feel seen in relationships. The Sun in your love life may ask that your relationships allow independent growth, that your partner even encourage this growth. These relationships provide and require nourishment for both individuals to go off and be their most authentic selves. In relationships, the Sun plays a role in understanding the self through the other and incorporating all that you experience into the refinement of your character. The Sun wants you to find someone who spotlights your spark.
Moon: The Moon describes our innermost and sometimes subconscious needs for comfort and security. The Moon in your love life shows up as automatic impulses to protect and nourish the feeling body and foster emotional wellbeing. In relationship, the Moon seeks to get these foundational needs met through the other, and through the bond of the relationship itself. The Moon also describes the instinct we have about others, and the sometimes-magical leap of logic it takes to fall in love or get swept off your feet. The Moon wants you to find someone who sees the true you, and who nourishes it.
Venus shows what you love in yourself, what needs to be valued and cherished by the other person.