The Complete Guide to 5th House Astrology
May 01, 2024 10 min read

The Complete Guide to 5th House Astrology

By Lady Saoirse

The Houses of Astrology tell you a lot about yourself and your life. In Astrology, Fifth House symbolism is all about happiness, romance, and what parenthood would be like if you have kids. Find out what planets were in your Fifth House and what they mean for you.

Some people wonder why we think, feel, and behave the way that we do. Some scientists and doctors would say that it's a combination of the way that we're raised and the way that we are born, but what kind of things are decided at birth? Astrology holds some answers for that question. At the moment you were born, and the place where you were born, the celestial bodies in the sky held a particular position above you. Astrologers believe that the information from where those celestial bodies were is mapped into something called a Birth Chart. That Birth Chart holds a lot of information including what was in the 12 houses of the Zodiac for you. Join Spiritual Blossom to explore the Fifth House of Astrology and find out what it means if each of the planets were in your Fifth House. Before you do that go ahead and cast your Birth Chart to find out what was there. 

What is Happiness?

The Complete Guide to 5th House Astrology

Happiness can be a momentary pleasurable emotion, or it can be a sense of satisfaction and contentment with your life in general. Whether it is a one time feeling, or a long-term state of being, happiness is a good thing and it is something everybody wants. Some people spend their entire lives pursuing what makes them happy, and other people seem to be happy effortlessly. Then there are some people who seem to always be unhappy, and nothing can satisfy them. Some people believe that happiness is a choice, but others believe that if things in life are truly terrible it's just not possible to be happy until things are better. What makes us all happy depends on who we are on the inside, but what resides in your 5th House decides a lot of that also. One thing that does not make anybody happy is a one sided relationship and you can read what to do if you are in one.

5th House Meaning

Also called The House of Pleasure, the Fifth House is ruled by Leo. Most simply stated, the Fifth House is all about things that make you happy including happy emotions, joy, laughter, romances, and all of the experiences you enjoy. What makes each of us happy differs. The heart, sides of the body and upper back are ruled by this House. How do the parts of the body this House rules figure in? Well, think of it this way- when you are stressed, you might hold that tension in your upper back. When you are happy, and enjoying yourself, you will relax those muscles more. The heart is said to be a place where happy and sad emotions manifest. So this House will affect that. Some Astrologers even believe health and disorders of parts of our body are decided by the House that rules them and what resides in that House.

The way we interact with the experiences that make us happy are also included in what the Fifth House does. Some people experience anxiety over what brings them joy, because they fear being without it. Others make happiness the center of their lives. Believe it or not, what type of things bring joy are also heavily reliant on what celestial bodies are in the Fifth House. Romance and attraction to lovers is a part of that too. What parenthood would be like for you and the type of parent you would be are also decided by this House. How your children view you depend on the Fifth House also.

How Do the Planets Affect Things?

Some people just don’t believe a planet, star, or constellation can influence things. Other people believe they do, but if they do, just how do they accomplish that? The energy the planets have directly influences certain things. Their movements create more energy and that in turn influences other things. Is there proof any of this happens? Reading your Birth Chart and seeing how it uncannily explains things about your life is plenty of proof this is a real phenomenon. You don’t have to take anybody’s word for it. The evidence speaks for itself. Get your chart and read out our descriptions below.

Do I Have to Have Kids?

The Complete Guide to 5th House Astrology

No, you don’t. What the Fifth House tells you is what role having your own kids will play in your life if you decide to. The Fifth House can show things like whether you are more likely to have boys or girls, how easy pregnancy and giving birth will be for you or your partner, and what your parenting style will be like. Despite this, if you really don’t want to be a parent, that’s okay. Just know that if the Fifth House is strongly favorable toward you being a parent, you might become one unintentionally. If that happens, don’t worry. Plenty of people have not planned to have children, and they have turned out to be very happy because they did. Plenty more people who did not plan to be parents became wonderful parents who other parents respected and looked to for advice. Some people say there is no love like the love of being a parent. 

The Planets in the 5th House

The planets lend their energy and powers to your Birth Chart and decide a lot. In the Fifth House, they decide what type of things you enjoy and they decide what parenthood is like for you. The Zodiac Sign Constellations can move through the Houses also, but we are exploring something different today. Read below to find out what each planet influences when it is in the Fifth House.

Saturn in the 5th House

Saturn brings restrictions and a serious sense of responsibility to the Fifth House and it won’t make things easy for you. It is unlikely you will engage in reckless fun and being spontaneous may be challenging or downright impossible for you. It can be difficult for you to have fun unless you feel it is for a reason- so finding a volunteer position doing something you love is a great way to combat this issue. You may have disappointments in romance or be attracted to older, more serious people. Saturn in the Fifth house means that parenthood might not be a happy experience for you. Just make sure not to forget to have fun sometimes- even if it means you participate in more serious activities than spontaneous ones. Saturn rules Capricorn.

Jupiter in the 5th House

The Complete Guide to 5th House Astrology

Jupiter brings greatness to the Fifth house. Specifically, that greatness is your warm, playful disposition, and it makes you well loved by romance partners and kids. Most any child you take care of devotes themselves to you. You are especially patient and good at teaching. The creative disciplines are especially beneficial for you and not only do you enjoy them, but you can do well in business in those areas. Jupiter rules Sagittarius.

Venus in the 5th House

Not only are lovers drawn to you, but friends are as well. You enjoy the arts and the fruitful environment of schools. Venus brings the potential to be a parent of beautiful, charming children who are talented in the arts, and a great love of being their parent. It brings the potential to have mostly daughters. Just be careful not to overindulge in self-gratification, or it can affect your health negatively. Venus rules Taurus.

Pluto in the 5th House

Pluto brings control and intensity to the Fifth House. You invest a lot of intense emotional energy into the things you create and the work you do. You are drawn to deeply passionate romance partners and seek to completely immerse yourself into things you are passionate about. However, anxiety about being swallowed whole by things might hold you back. You need to make choices and be in control. Be careful not to become overly controlling in general, but most especially as a parent. If you rule over your children with an iron fist, you can lose their trust and risk estrangement from them. Pluto rules Scorpio.

The Moon in the 5th House

The Moon brings powerful emotions, sensitivity, and nurturing to the Fifth House. Unfortunately, you may have affections for a romantic partner who doesn’t deserve you and this can make you have an aversion to romance until you heal. You enjoy parenting greatly and have the potential to have at least one child who becomes popular or even famous. You strongly identify with the things you create and work you do and you have a powerful need to express yourself and be your authentic self. These things are what make you happiest. The Moon rules Cancer.

Mars in the 5th House

The Complete Guide to 5th House Astrology

Mars brings aggression, passion, and stamina to the Fifth House. Participation in sports or athletic activities brings you great joy. You love to be physically active, and you love healthy competition. You love having a romance you can delve with abandon into, but you have to be careful not to be impulsive in romance. Physical affection and explosive sex are very important to you, and you might not be comfortable in a romance without it. Difficulties in childbirth for women with a Moon in the Fifth House is possible. Mars rules Aries.

The Sun in the 5th House

The Sun brings energy, success, and extroversion to the Fifth House. You like to shine as the star of your own life, and you bask in the glory of recognition from others for your talents and accomplishments. You are dramatic and expressive and should take care not to try too hard to be the center of attention or be jealous when others gain recognition. The Sun in this House has the potential to deny parenthood and create difficulties or dangers during childbirth. The Sun rules Leo.

Neptune in the 5th House

Neptune brings mystery and uniqueness to the Fifth House. Your sensual side is unique, and you are particular about lovers because not just anybody arouses you. Romance and fantasy in your love life is very important to you and you will deny lovers who don’t fit your standards. Drama and deceit can plague your love life and it will become exhausting after a while. Your children will be imaginative and artistically talented, but need to be taught to control their appetites so they don’t slip into addiction. Neptune in this House makes you long to be a caretaker, and your children appreciate your love and attention. Neptune rules Pisces.

Mercury in the 5th House

The Complete Guide to 5th House Astrology

Mercury brings intellectualism, anxiety, and humor to the Fifth House. You enjoy games, jokes, and entertainment. You take pleasure in intellectual things more than physical experiences. You are a thinker but you can overthink things sometimes. You worry too much about your lovers and children but make sure to cultivate a good education for your kids. You are drawn to romantic partners who stimulate you intellectually and have interesting things to talk about. Mercury brings the potential to tell tall tales or be dishonest. Be honest with your friends and lovers so there are no problems in your relationships. Mercury rules Gemini.

Uranus in the 5th House

Uranus brings nonconformity, unconventional experiences, and individuality to the Fifth House. You may even be so unique, your love affairs are scandalous, but that doesn’t scare everybody away. Your lovers enjoy a one-of-a-kind romance with you, although it may be short lived. What makes you happiest is doing things in your own way, unconstrained by the expectations or rules of society. You may not be domestically inclined and may be a distant or absent parent if you decide to have children at all. People will admire your uniqueness and envy your independence. Uranus rules Aquarius.

In a lot of ways, we really are born complete. While it is true that we are influenced by our environment as we grow up, the celestial bodies in our Birth Charts are our first influencers, creating who we are. Each of the planets brings their own special qualities to the Fifth House, lending their power and magic to what is more fairly called the House of Pleasure. We are only on the Fifth House of our journey through the Astrology Houses. Make sure to check back often to read more about the rest of them.

Maybe knowing all about your Birth Chart isn’t enough, and you’d like answers from a psychic. Reach out to one of our psychics at Spiritual Blossom to get a reading started today. Make sure to sign up for our Horoscopes to find our even more! 

About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom, and she writes for The Green Egg. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.