The 5-th House of the Horoscope


Sign of Leo. Ruling Planet Sun.
The house of creative self-expression.



The Zodiac: Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo
Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces

Houses: First | Second | Third | Fourth | Fifth | Sixth
Seventh | Eighth | Ninth | Tenth | Eleventh | Twelfth


If you are going to gamble and win, you had better have a good fifth house: otherwise you are gambling to lose. If the house is occupied with one or more planets, then the native has a natural interest and/or problems connected with all fifth-house matters. One cannot have a poor fifth-house condition and enjoy some fifth-house matters and not others. All these matters are related in some way and a poor fifth house is reflected in all related matters. It also deals with the native's romantic affairs, procreation, his/her offspring, and with artistic endeavors, hobbies, books written and so on.
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w hen Aries in The 5-th House
The native is naturally creative and productive and very romantic in his/her love-making. There is a fondness and talent for gamble and speculation, but the risks are usually high and dangerous. All romances are fated for stormy sessions, and with the native's children there are fights that arise through a sense of competition. Sexual promiscuity would be frequent and intense, as the dynamics of the native's individuality are considerably enhanced by any sexual aggressiveness. With Mars pkaced this sector of the native's chart, physical activity is necessary for his/her well-being and happiness. Such people are well equipped to work with young ones, but sometimes they are a bit impatient dealing with very young children.
w hen Taurus in The 5-th House
The native has romantic talents and is very attractive as a lover or sex object. There is a certain amount of luck in gambling, speculation and around places of entertainment and in all pleasure-loving pursuits. Relationships with children are very gratifying. The Taurus influence in the fifth house generally suggests personal artistic talents, and the native may have a natural artistic ability leading to self-expression in some form of the arts.
w hen Gemini in The 5-th House
Generally, the influence of Geminiin the fifth house produces a cool and intellectual approach to romance. The native's efforts are often highly creative, romantic and courageously daring. His/her efforts have merit in the field of entertainment and other pleasure-seeking activities. The native is apt to sacrifice his/her individuality on some highly risky undertaking that, although intended to be entertaining or creative, could be of questionable merit. This sign is somewhat more inclined than others to produces twins.
w hen Cancer in The 5-th House
Cancer found in the fifth house implies a sensitiveness regarding creative efforts, and the native's need immediate recognition and approbation for all he/she does. The native is very outgoing in his/her emotions and eager to register an impression on others through some emotional creativity. This is a position of an inner seed coming into flower and receiving public reaction rather than the native receiving his/her inspiration or go-ahead from the public. The Moon's involved in romance can frequently produce some highly emotional and painful experiences until the native learns to deal with his/her innate vulnerability and feelings in a positive way.
w hen Leo in The 5-th House
This sign's influence in the fifth house shows dramatic tendencies and the need to have center stage. The Sun rules Leo, and the placement of this sign here suggests that a good deal of native's energy is spent on romance, self-expression, and his/her children. He/she devotes him/herself fully to whatever creative activity has the native's interest at the moment. These people are eager for approbation, requiring constant approval to maintain their enthusiasm. The native identifies strongly with his/her children and he/she's very proud of their accomplishments. Native is usually a born gambler and speculator. The need for self-expression through creative projects is high.
w hen Virgo in The 5-th House
The native is more vulnerable to being "taken" or "put upon," so to speak, because he/she responds automatically to almost anything mentally that will offer an extension of his/her critical and appraising personality. Very often this can lead to risks and speculations that may not be sound. Remembering that Virgo personalities tend to concentrate on the details, they are very apt to get carried beyond their depth because they DO NOT have their attention on the larger frame of reference.
w hen Libra in The 5-th House
The influence of Libra in the fifth house stands for the need for association with others to be creative. The native is frequently very successful in all affairs of the heart, romance, love-making, enjoying children and being charmingly entertaining. This position is favored for popular entertaining and doing those things which give others pleasure.
w hen Scorpio in The 5-th House
The native is more daringly creative in his/her attitudes about change. In fact he/she may be in love with the romance or adventure of it or for the sheer pleasure it gives him/her. In romantic affairs the native can become intensely emotional, jealous, and possessive. In later years these people are concerned for their children, almost to an extreme degree. As they mature, it's hard for such person to release them(children).
w hen Sagittarius in The 5-th House
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and good fortune. Thus the native is fortunate in love, gamble, speculation, and affairs connected with children, their interests or primary education. He/she has a lucky touch in all of these areas. Even if there are forces out there that impede these people's progress, it is hard to dampen thier spirit.
w hen Capricorn in The 5-th House
This position is unfavorable for gamble and speculation and getting along too well with children. It kills romance. The native waits too long to make up his/her mind about such matters, and by then it is generally too late. The native will gravitate to certain older people who are harsh and firm but are somehow attractive to the native. Sexual gratifications are unsatisfactory. The love of accumulating a wealth of information may prompt the native to spend much of s/her entertainment time reading and studying.
w hen Aquarius in The 5-th House
The native's independence is carried into relationships with others through romance, love-making, relations with children, and a rare kind of luck that is undependable but occasionally impressive in gamble or speculation. These people have a general concern for their offspring, but interest in improving their mind is the main focus.The children of such person are apt to display a rebellious nature, and they need to be taught discipline at an early age.
w hen Pisces in The 5-th House
The native is talented in fields of entertainment, creating romantic fiction and in some cases is lucky in games of chance or speculation. Usually, however, the native does not wish to gamble in the ordinary manner, but he/she will in some degree commit him/herself to some sort of risk in spiritual ways. Raising children can be rather difficult and confusing. Sacrifices for children are likely to be required.
a s an initial step in understanding birth-hart you are advised to concentrate first on the meaning of the houses. When you know what affairs a house contains, you should also realize what affairs it does not include.