There is a place where all is good, you don't have to worry about arguments, bosses, paying the bills or about anything.

It's the fifth astrological house, also called the House of Joy.

This alternative name already gives you an idea of what the main theme of this house is.  The meaning of the fifth house in astrology is pleasure and entertainment.

The sign associated with the fifth house in the natal chart is Leo. The planet  of this place is the ruling planet of Leo, the Sun himself.

Well, it's no wonder that the activities of the fifth house make us shine like the Sun. It's about having fun and expressing yourself. The fifth is the most positive and beneficial house in astrology.

fifth house in the natal chart
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If your Sun is located here, you are probably very creative, self-confident and optimistic, as the Sun enjoys accidental dignity in this house.

Just remember the fact that the house of creative endeavors is connected to the planet which represents the core of our being (aka the Sun). It's like the whole universe encourages us to create, not just consume.

 If the Moon is in the fifth house in your chart, for you it's especially important to have hobbies and let your creative juices flow. The Moon represents in the chart your basic needs and what makes you feel safe, so you can see why taking time to enjoy your hobbies is crucial here.

Keywords and the Meaning of the Fifth House


Keywords related to the fifth house in the natal chart are: creativity, self-expression, children (both real children and your inner child), romance, games, gambling, and risk-taking.

Meaning of the fifth house in astrology


The fifth is a succedent house, the planets here are still strong but not as strong as if they were located in an angular house. They serve the matters of the preceding angular house.

Leo is a fixed fire sign, which means that you approach the fifth-house matters with great enthusiasm and you don't give up on them easily. This house embodies pleasure and entertainment. Here you can throw away the masks you wear in public and be the authentic you.

Throughout history, the main reason why astrologers analyzed the fifth house in the natal chart was to check how many children the chart holder would have. In the Middle Ages, the masses had few options other than raising children for self-expression and offspring was considered the purpose of existence. Nowadays, there are plenty of opportunities to express yourself and make a mark on the world.

For sure, children are associated with the fifth house.  People with an emphasized fifth house tend to love being around children. Any children who are part of your life are to be found here. Your own children, kids you sometimes play with or babysit.

Plus don't forget about your inner child, either! That's one of the reasons why playfulness and fun belong to the fifth house. They make the inner child tick.

The fifth is the house of leisure and pastime. Drama, creativity, and self-expression are some other keywords. Immersing in fifth-house activities helps you achieve the state of flow and nourish your inner child.

If you want to know more about your existing or future children, go to your fifth house. Actually, it describes only the first child. If you want to go further, use a technique called derivative houses. According to it, the seventh house shows the second child, the ninth the third and so on.

Leo, the sign connected to the fifth house in the natural chart loves fun and games. Your hobbies and sports you enjoy all belong here. Mars in the fifth can give athletic tendencies. This house is about self-expression and communicating to the world how unique and lovely you are. All you do here, the pictures you paint, the music you play or anything you create is a piece of you and reflects your personality. And after all, your kids resemble you, too.

Another thing connected to the fifth house is speculation. Gambling and games of chance are all fifth-house matters. Here you let go of control, take a risk and accept that you don't know how things will turn out. Natives with a dominant fifth house in their charts love to play and have fun. A well-aspected fifth house shows the possibility of winning prizes or the lottery. But still, it's advised to be careful and gamble only with money you can afford to lose. The dark side of speculation is getting addicted to it, here the twelfth house takes over. If your fifth house is afflicted, it's better to avoid gambling altogether.

The fifth house in astrology also rules romance. It's interesting how in the human body, Leo rules the heart, and in the chart matters of the heart belong to the house ruled by Leo. Emotions that come from the heart are ruled by the fifth house. The sign on the cusp, any planets there and the ruler of the house show your attitude towards love affairs. Sex as an enjoyable activity is related to this house. Many planets here tend to give a player-mentality. They tell us what the native finds attractive in others.

It's important to note that committed relationships are seventh-house matters, not fifth. It's interesting how people change their attitude when their relationship turns into marriage, or as seen in astrology when the fifth-house matter romance turns into a seventh-house matter committed relationship. In the fifth house, you perceive love as fun. But keep in mind that there's a difference between being playful and playing with someone's heart. Don't abuse your free will.

Another matter related to the fifth house is drama and acting. The fifth house makes a sextile with the seventh house. It tells us how the native impersonates others. The strainless self-expression is very attractive, the fifth house also gives clues on how you can attract people to you.

Find out if you have planets in the fifth house and check out what they mean. For example, did you know that Uranus there might cause pregnancies out of the blue when you expect it the least? But on the other hand, your child might be a genius!

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