The 5th house is naturally ruled by Leo; the sign on the cusp and the planets inside offer insights into our personality, creative pursuits, and love affairs; in some texts it is referred to as the house of pleasure. The 5th house is also linked with the children we birth whereas the 11th house governs the children of other people meaning adopted or children we co-parent with another but that are not biologically ours. The 5th house also governs our inner child; it represents the manner in which we have fun and create. We can look at the planets in the 5th house for indicators as to how we showcase our personality; it governs self expression.
Dane Rudhyar writes in his book The Astrological Houses The Spectrum of Individual Experience; “Creativity is referred to the fifth house because to create, in a human sense, is to impress upon ones community some characteristics of one’s own personality. It is to make one’s mark upon one’s society or upon mankind in general”
Paul Wade states in Be Your Own Astrologer “This house covers fun, holidays, hobbies, recreation, sport and speculation. Creativity in the broad sense, children as a creative act and romance as a true expression of ourselves all find a place”
Please note when doing an interpretation we always consider the entire chart; that includes aspects to the angles and planets. Also a house is never empty; you always have a sign on the cusp. Every house has a ruling planet if you follow the ruling planet you will find additional insights.
Sun in the 5th House regardless of Astrological sign establishes dignity. The Sun is at home in the 5th house; this placement can take on a Leo like energy. Unless the Sun is afflicted or Saturn is in some capacity linked the person shines in creative endeavors. This is an individual that is naturally the center of attention and does not like to be bound by heavy obligations; they are risk takers. Since the 5th house governs parties and leisure the person should be aware of doing things in excess; and by things I mean everything from excessive drinking to sex to gambling. The Father figure may be a Leo. Be aware of the Ego’s dependency on winning and approval from lovers.
Anytime I discuss the 5th house I must mention Donna Summer who had Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Moon in Capricorn all in the 5th house.
Also I know he has a sorted history but King Edward of England abdicated his thrown for Wallis Simpson; he had Sun in the 5th house. This is very much a placement of doing anything for those you love. A very strong romanticism is present with this placement.
Some famous people with Sun in the 5th house: Donna Summer, Amy Winehouse, Lisa Bonet, Katie Holmes, Charlie Sheen, Vanessa Hudgens, Bon Jovi and Cyndi Lauper
Moon in the 5th House this is a emotionally expressive placement, you literally need to unwind and have fun. This person may enjoy children, living in the moment, taking chances and be highly creative. Similar to the Sun you want to watch for doing things in excess and being emotionally dependent (whereas the Sun can sometimes be ego dependent) on lovers approval.
Some famous people with Moon in the 5th house: Ben Affleck, Nick Cannon, Britney Spears, Kendrick Lamar, RuPaul, Bruce Springsteen, Edie Sedgwick and Donatella Versace
Mercury in the 5th House often has a theatrical or commanding way of speaking. You have a manner of expressing yourself verbally that is captivating. You pursue creative interests that are appealing intellectually. Writing may be a form of creative expression.
Some famous people with Mercury in the 5th house: Mozart, Tiger Woods, Terri Hatcher, LL Cool J, Heather Graham, Chakra Khan, Kamala Harris and Cybil Shepard
Venus in the 5th House is a natural flirt, the lover that seeks a muse, the person that expresses affection creatively and often has a harmonious relationship with their own children. This placement loves romance and all that comes with it. They may launch a creative project based on their relationships. For example the song writer that writes an entire album and dedicates it to someone. Love inspires this person to create.
Some famous people with Venus in the 5th house Barak Obama, Matthew McConaughey, Justin Timberlake, Ava Gardner, Jhene, Mealanie Griffith, Calvin Harris and Dorothy Dandridge
Mars in the 5th House may love the thrill of the chase in love affairs. This placement can suggest an interest in sports; possibly having played in college or at some other point in life. This placement really likes to win and can exhibit poor sportsmanship. If life is a game these people are in it to win in. This sometimes shows a combative relationship with your children. Love affairs may be passionate but tumultuous.
Some famous people with Mars in the 5th house: George Clooney, Serena Williams, Pamela Anderson, Zayn Malik, Gordon Ramsey, Frida, Kesha and Hugh Hefner
Jupiter in the 5th house may have a grand and philosophical personality. This is a person that is warm and optimistic –unless Saturn is connected-This placement can suggest many loves and/or many children; remember Jupiter is the planet that expands whatever it touches. This person is likely a big risk taker and lives for the moment.
Some famous people with Jupiter in the 5th house: Rafael Nadal, Farrah Fawcett, Anais Nin, Mia Farrow, Paula Abdul, Laura Dern, Brandy and Josh Brolin.
Saturn in the 5th house is challenging. Wherever Saturn is placed we have to work off past life karma or we experience a sense of limitation. Sometimes the Saturn in the 5th house person does not know how to let loose and have a good time. They may adhere to strict codes of behavior or appear to be more formal. This placement can suggest having children later in life-which is not uncommon like it may have been in the past. Saturn in the 5th can also suggest turning a hobby into a career. You may experience limitations in regards to dating; I would remain open to meeting people at work as well as those that have at least a 7 year age difference. The personality structure is similar to Saturn/Sun aspects or Sun in Capricorn.
Some famous people with Saturn in the 5th house Bill Gates, Blake Lively, Winston Churchill, Billie Holiday, Katharine Hepburn, Deepak Chopra, Edward Snowden and Live Schreiber
Uranus in the 5th house can suggest an unconventional person they may take on Aquarius like traits. Can also suggest love affairs end just as quickly as they begin or being attracted to those that are different and relationships that are unconventional. This is a placement I often see with unplanned children; so use proper precautions. Not lecturing at all, just advising. Uranus in the 5th can also suggest interests and hobbies that are not mainstream. This person is innovative.
Some famous people with Uranus in the 5th house Will Smith, Halle Berry, Meghan Markle, Bella Hadid, Tyler the Creator, Kate Hudson, The Olsen Twins and Jordan Peterson.
Neptune in the 5th house can be a very creative placement. The person should watch out for seeing lovers through rose colored glasses as well as excessive self- sacrificing. It is important to have some sort of boundaries in place as this position can be very empathic. This placement suggests someone that is compassionate and intuitive. The person may take on a Pisces like energy so others may view you through a Neptunian veil.Where ever Neptune is placed in the natal chart we tend to see through rose colored glasses make sure you are seeing lovers as they are and not as the soul potential of that person. I have also seen this placement in those that have given all of their creative talents with little financial compensation in return. Boundaries Boundaries Boundaries.
Some famous people with Uranus in the 5th house Julia Roberts, Drake, Cindy Crawford, Fergie, Marianne Williamson, Cameron Diaz, Celine Dion and Michael Jordan
Pluto in the 5th house suggests a powerful persona. Wherever Pluto is placed is where we experience major transformation and events that happen beyond our control; for those with Pluto in the 5th the greatest change comes through children and love affairs. This can also suggest ego battles and power struggles with lovers and children. I have also seen this in those that are competitive and have played sports; remember the 5th house rules everything from self expression to children to creative pursuits and games of chance. This individual may be drawn to the darker sides of life and taboo or forbidden connections. Pluto is considered Lord of the Underworld; they may also take a strong interest in the occult in terms of hobbies and recreation.
Some famous people with Pluto in the 5th house Johnny Cash, Phylicia Rashad, Sylvia Plath, Mandy Moore, Juliette Lewis, Wayne Dyer, Tracee Ellis Ross and J Paul Getty