Modern Western Astrology recognizes three types of love: romantic pleasure and fun, romantic partnership and friendship, and deep passionate love. These types are respectively described by the planets and signs in the 5th, 7th and 8th houses of astrology.
In Modern Western Astrology, the Moon represents our emotions and instincts. This part of our mind takes the temperament of the sign where it's placed. In this article I provide a quick summary of the natal Moon through all the signs.
The 8th house of astrology is where romantic love takes its deepest meaning. In the 5th and 7th houses, love is about pleasure and about being good partners, but in the 8th house love is about passion. It's sexual love that is deeply felt. It’s also the place where two lives merge into one and are held together by a mysterious force of attraction.
The 7th house is the house of partnership. It describes the set of traits you need in a partner to develop a successful relationship. The signs and planets in this house do not describe the relationship you are actually involved in, but it describes the most important features that your partner must have to balance you out. From this balance, you can achieve the happiest and most stable relationships.
The 5th house of love represents pleasure, sex and fun. It represents that aspect of a relationship that’s exciting, light and playful. It’s mostly related to physical love and the romantic pleasures of this world. We can experience this type of love with a serious and committed partner, or we can also experience it in a short-lived love affair.