Once you got your birth chart, it’s fun to look up how to interpret your placements. If you have your natal Mercury in the fifth house, this is the article for you!
Mercury is one of the personal planets, named after the Messenger of Gods. It shows how and where you communicate the best.
A Mercury in the fifth house is in the house of creativity―a good start, right?
A person with this placement often has literary talent and they use communication as a form of self-expression. A Mercury in the house of Leo knows how to have fun!
Keep reading to learn more about what this placement means in astrology!
Meaning of Mercury in Astrology
Mercury ‘s two main keywords are communication and thinking in astrology.
Mercury is assigned with the role of the rational mind. This planet represents your logical side, the one that knows when are the bills due, keeps in mind what needs to be done and feasts on a good book.
How you process information and how you learn are described by Mercury in the natal chart, too.
Without Mercury, we would be locked up in our own minds. It enables us to share our thought with each other and communicate. Mercury rules all forms of communication: reading, writing, small talks, deep conversations, but also the devices that connect us, such as telephone, pen, paper, books, newspapers and so on.
Otherwise, Mercury is known as an unemotional planet, who is curious rather than caring. It represents the cold, dry logic in astrology. It traaditionally rules two zodiac signs: both Gemini and Virgo.
If Mercury is prominent in your chart, you have a strong desire for communication and a hunger for information. The house where it’s located in the natal chart shows the life areas where you communicate the best.
If you want to learn more about the meaning of Mercury in the birth chart, here you can find out how this planet operates.
The Fifth House in the Natal Chart
The fifth house is the house of fun and pleasure. This is one of the most positive houses of the chart wheel if not the most positive one. This is the house of joy, all activities that you enjoy doing belong to the fifth house.
The sign on the cusp tells what kind of activities make you feel relax and how you find the state of flow. For some people, this is making art, for others, playing sports. We all have some hobbies that help you forget about your problems.
The fifth house is a fire house (want to read more about the elements in astrology?), and it is traditionally associated with the zodiac sign Leo. Leo is known as generous, optimistic, full of enthusiasm and has a big heart. People who have several planets in the fifth house share some of these traits, too.
Some life areas connected with the fifth house in astrology:
- romance and love affairs
- speculation and gambling
- your inner child.
The fifth house is also the house of creativity and self-expression.
If you want to read more about this topic, click here for an article about the fifth house in the natal chart.
And now, let’s interpret a Mercury in the fifth house!
Natal Mercury in the Fifth House
Mercury on the fifth house suggests that self-expression is very important to you. You like to color your words with your personality. Actually, communicating who you are is one of the most important things to you. You are witty and funny, someone who makes a lot of puns and loves coining new words.
You enjoy activities that require a lot of thinking, for example, chess or quizzes. Any game where you need to make plans and find a strategy to win is your field. This placement suggests a very smart person.
However, especially if Mercury is located in a mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) they might lack the follow through and the persistence to turn their brilliant ideas into reality. Sometimes you overpromise and underdeliver, which is not an approach that gets you far.
A Mercury in the fifth house makes a good actor. This placement suggests that you are good at impersonating others. You are good at picking up the tiny clues that make people unique, and you know how to express emotions in a very powerful way (Mercury is here in the house of drama, after all). You communicate in a dramatic way usually.
The fifth house is also the house of children. Its condition reveals a lot about your own kids, if you want to have children! Mercury here suggests that your first child will be very bright and talkative.
An emphasized fifth house (if not afflicted) tells that you get along very well with children. Mercury in the fifth house people make an excellent teacher, or they are good in any professions where you work with kids. You are playful and creative yourself, and children around you recognize this. Plus Mercury is the planet of learning and teaching. You know how to transmit information in a creative way.
Some other career paths that would suit you are playwright, art critic or any profession related to art or acting. But finding the right career is a complex topic and you should analyze the whole chart here.
Mercury in the Fifth House: Out-of-the-Box Thinking
This placement suggests that you have a very creative mind. You enjoy playing around with thoughts and are playful and childlike. People who have Mercury in the fifth house often come up with surprising solutions others could never think of. Depending on the sign of Mercury, this placement sets you up for many new ideas. A Mercury in Aquarius can be a creative innovator, while a Mercury in Gemini makes an extraordinary writer.
The fifth house governs love affairs in astrology. (Committed relationships and marriage are a seventh-house matter, however.) Mercury is a versatile and quick planet. When it’s located in the fifth house, you can expect a person who has many love affairs. They are usually attracted to smart people who they can have great conversations with.
Communication is extremely important to a person with this placement. Mercury in the fifth house loves flirting. How loyal they are depends on the rest of the natal chart. This placement makes you very curious, and sometimes this curiosity leads you to having multiple partners at the same time!
The dark side of Mercury in the fifth house is that they don’t always use their communication and acting skills for good. If afflicted, this placement suggests a very talented manipulator. A person who has Mercury in the fifth house knows how to lie. Chances are that you’ll never catch them. But to abuse their talents, there have to be multiple signs in the birth chart.