What do you enjoy doing the most?
We all need to relax and have fun every now and then. That’s when you go to your fifth house in astrology. It shows what’s your definition of fun and how you incorporate joy into each day.
The fifth house in the natal chart is definitely a place full of sunshine. Actually, it’s one of the most energetic and positive houses in astrology (it’s a fire house, after all).
It’s filled with fun, joy and every now and then, with drama.
What is the Fifth House in Astrology?
The fifth house in astrology is about the pleasure of being alive. It’s the house of hedonism (in the positive sense) and offers an opportunity to let go of the problems that hold you back. It’s the home of playfulness, hobbies, creative pursuits and self-expression.
It helps you develop a creative outlet where you can show you true self. However, this includes more than just creativity in the traditional sense of making art.
Everything you do with love is an authentic piece of you, no matter if it’s a painting you made or a meal or a beautiful garden you enjoy taking care of. It includes finding joy a five-minute break or a fun conversation. What you enjoy doing in your free time belongs to the fifth house in astrology.
Don’t freak out, not real lions. The fifth house in astrology is full of Leo energy. Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac and it’s the natural sign of the fifth house. This makes it a fire house, like the first and the ninth. The fifth house makes a trine to the ascendant, which is a favorable aspect. If your Sun is here, it has some Leo energies no matter what’s its actual sign.
Leo’s traits are similar to the matters of the fifth house in many ways: Leos are playful, childlike, creative and know how to enjoy life. The fifth house is about enjoyment, kids and creativity.
The planetary ruler of Leo is the Sun, so the fifth house is its natural home. The Sun is your inner sense of yourself in astrology. It’s fascinating how your true self and creativity are intertwined, isn’t it? The Sun represents your vitality in the natal chart, so maintaining optimal health is one more reason to have a lot of fun.
The fifth house in the natal chart is a succedent house. Succedent houses support the matters of the preceding house, in this case the fourth.
It’s interesting to think about the relationship between Leo and Aquarius. Leo is the sign of flow and Aquarius is the sign of brilliance. And very often, you enter you zone of genius when you are so absorbed in an activity that you forget about everything else.
Children in the Fifth House
Children an important topic here on more levels.
First of all, your own children are shown through the fifth house in astrology, especially the first child. (The second child is described by the seventh house, the third by the ninth and so on, if you are a family-oriented person.)
But any kids who are a part of your life belong to the fifth house: children you spend time with, kids you babysit. If you chose a career where you work with children, for example, teaching or even a pediatrician, this house is probably emphasized in your chart in some way.
The fifth house shows your approach to children in general.
And there is one more child here you can’t (or shouldn’t) ignore: your inner child. The fifth house in astrology shows your relationship with your child self.
The activities of the fifth house serve as a way to connect with the child who keeps living in your soul no matter how old you are. At the same time, it’s helpful if you feel that you are stuck in life. Think about what you enjoyed doing as a child. These are the things you should be doing more of, no matter if it’s drawing, planting flowers or even solving math problems.
Hobbies & Leisure Activities
For human beings, it’s crucial to do something just for fun every now and then, without any pressure and expectations. These are activities we feel like we were born again after doing. Sports, hobbies and creativity are all part of the fifth house in astrology. Physical activity is especially important if you have for example, Aries on the cusp or Mars in this house.
Self-expression is a huge point here. But what’s the best way to express yourself? This is highly individual. For one person, it’s creativity through art, music, acting, or any form of art.
Leo is a very dramatic sign (this also means that they are willing to throw a temper tantrum is they don’t find a smarter way to solve the problem). Theater and acting are also fifth-house matters in astrology. Leos love to be the center of attention, anyways, so the role of the acrot suits the fifth house personality well.
But there are so many ways to be creative. In chess, you need to be creative to outsmart your opponent. If you love cooking, there are endless options how to spice up the things in your kitchen. In the fifth house in astrology the most important is to DO the things that make YOU happy. You have to experiment here.
Romance and Dating
The fifth house in the natal chart has a say in your love life. Flirting and romance are one of the best things in life for most people, so it’s no surprise that they are part of the fifth house in astrology. A strong fifth house makes dating important in your life, sometimes combined with a player mentality.
It’s important to note that committed relationships are part of the seventh house, NOT the fifth. When you become interested in someone, the fifth house is active, and if you become involved in a more serious relationship or get married, the seventh house takes over.
Do you know someone who acts completely different after a while than they did when you were on the first few dates? This is why we are different when dating someone versus when in a relationship.
Gambling and the Fifth House in Astrology
There are times in life when you have to take risks. And there are times you want to take risks because you want the thrill you get from it.
The fifth house rules gambling in astrology. All gambling and speculation is a fifth house matter, this includes betting, horse-racing, stocks and any activity where the outcome depends on luck.
The planets responsible for luck are Jupiter (also called Fortuna major) and Venus (Fortuna minor). If they are well-aspected in the natal chart, the person gets often very lucky in the life areas of the house where the planets are. However, determining how lucky your chart is is a very complex task and you also have to take into account transits and progressions.
On the other hand, malefics in the fifth house indicate financial loss through speculation, so if your chart isn’t very lucky, you’d better avoid gambling. You should especially avoid it if you are prone to addiction. Keep in mind that the fifth house is about fun, not serious life problems, so if you start to take gambling too seriously, it’s better to stay away from it altogether.