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5th House: The House of Creativity

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5th House: The House of Creativity

Mode: Succedent (Fixed) Fire
Planetary Dignity: Sun/Leo

The 5th house in astrology governs the realm of fun, entertainment and creativity. It is also associated with children, romance and gambling. The 5th house is ruled by Leo and the Sun. This house concerns the heart which is the vital organ that pumps life-giving blood through our veins. The heart symbolizes our life force and vitality. Additionally, as one of the Fire houses, the 5th house defines our creative energies and appetites. Our zest for life and what we like to do for fun. The 5th house deals with some vices as well, like gambling, overindulgence and promiscuity. It pertains to romance and casual flings as opposed to the more long-term committed partnerships and marriages associated with the 7th house. 

Planetary activity at play in the 5th house will shape and define the nature of how we spend our leisure time and recreation. This is the house of fun and games and thus will reveal how big a part, pleasure plays in the life of an individual. Having Saturn in the 5th house of a birth chart for example, can indicate someone who isn’t highly pleasure seeking or perhaps is very responsible about how they enjoy themselves. This person may for example exercise moderation with regards to food and alcohol. They are likely to be more mindful of avoiding hazards and illegality when using mind-altering recreational substances. They are also probably very careful to use contraceptives when engaging in coital activities. 

The aspect of children as it relates to the 5th house, is mostly with regard to them being the by-product of the aforementioned activities. But it is also part of the overall theme of play and games which are things children do a great deal of. In the 5th house, a sense of identity is extended upon through activities from which we derive a sense of being loved and creatively fulfilled. This house reveals how we differentiate ourselves from others through creative means of expression. The contents of our heart is given expression via the form of a poem, a novel, an illustration, a musical piece. This house encompasses the arts and drama. Emotional displays and performances that move others in a meaningful and exciting way. Anything in which we put our personal stamp or signature of authenticity upon is under the representation of the 5th house.

People who have a very activated 5th house are likely to have an artistic temperament, and a strong compulsion to express themselves and be creative. They may also display a youthful spirit that carries with them throughout their lives. Too much energy in the 5th house, however, can engender a personality that avoids responsibility and wants to have fun without concern for consequences.

Such a person may have an overactive and unrestrained libido that can get them into trouble. They are led by their passion and may have a “live fast, die hard” or “you only live once” attitude. Here, the aim is to soak up as many thrills as possible before life is over because eventually it will be for all of us.  

A person with Venus in the 5th house is inclined to fall in and out of love easily and is strongly compelled by physical attraction more than mental connection. They are bound to be suckers for romance and delight in just the experience of falling in love over and over again often with many different people. This person is likely to be highly inspired by romance and love which are themes they will often explore in their art and writing. The process of seducing, wooing and sweeping someone off their feet or having it done to them is something that excites them greatly. This of course, is largely impacted by what aspects Venus and any other adjacent planets are forming. As well as where the 5th house’s ruler, the Sun is placed. If the Sun is in the sign of Aquarius or the 11th house, it could render certain issues of possessiveness and struggles for control, creatively or romantically. 

Having Mars in the 5th house can make someone very risk prone, provocative but also exciting. This person chases after the next adrenaline rush. They are passionate and creative and for them, life is a canvas and the way they live it, is their masterpiece. They thrive on instincts and uncertainty and desire to be bold in going after what they want. A 5th house Mercury on the other hand can engender a personality that has a taste for games and activities that are mentally stimulating. Language and communication is their playground and creative workshop. Mercury in the 5th house is sure to foster a creative writer and witty verbalist. Puzzles are their pleasure and they have a knack for fun and witty banter. A moon in the 5th house would indicate someone with a poetic and sensual mind. Has an emotional need for creative outlets and to receive admiration and validation for their creativity. 

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