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Venus (金星; Star of Gold/Metal) is the second planet from the Sun in this Solar System and, apart from the Earth's moon, is the brightest object in the night sky.

In the Sailor Moon series, Venus was protected by Sailor Venus, even though in the present she resided on Earth with the other Sailor Senshi of the system.

In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal, Magellan Castle orbited Venus, and was the palace of Princess Venus. In the Codename: Sailor V manga, Magellan Castle was said to float over the land of Aphrodite, named after a goddess of love in Western mythology. The Sailor Crystal associated with the planet was the Venus Crystal.


Venus, also known as Aphrodite in the Greek pantheon, was the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility in Roman mythology.


In Western astrology, Venus is traditionally associated with love, affection, beauty, and art. A person with Venus dominating in their natal chart is supposed to be kind, pleasant, and seductive, similar to Sailor Venus. The qualitative opposite of Venus is Mars.

Venus is associated with Friday. Dante Alighieri associated Venus with the art of rhetoric.

In Chinese astrology, Venus is associated with the element metal (or gold). In Indian astrology, Venus represents wealth and pleasure.


  • In Japanese calendar, Friday is called "kinyoubi" (金曜日), meaning "the day of gold."