Signs in the Fifth House
This is the part of our chart where our heart’s desires lie and the inner child lives on. Leo rules this house and with the sign of Leo we associate the sun and The Sun Gods, Titan Helios and Olympian Apollo. Both are also associated with oaths, prophecies and being true to one’s self. Helios, rides the sun as his chariot and brings the day, while Apollo (the son of Zeus and Leto, and twin brother of Artemis) is the God of Light, music, poetry and healing. His mother Leto, first delivered Artemis, the Goddess of the Moon and the guardian of innocence, and Artemis helped her mother deliver his brother after she was born - for this we can call Apollo the embodiment of “innocence”. In astrology, the 5th house tells us about what we were like as a child, our creative energy, our hobbies and what type of children we will have.
♈︎Aries / Mars in the 5th House:
As a child, the native was very active and felt like they were on the top of the world. There might have been some anger management issues but if the fire inside was directed into sports or some activity they were passionate about it was easier to manage. As a grown-up, the inner child within is the first thing the native consults to. They are very good at initiating creativity in other people as well as themselves. Seeing things not go their way can make them angry and almost violent - in that case, they should once again express their frustrations in a healthy way. Their hobbies might involve any type of sports, martial arts, playing music (that is more aggressive), video games in the same fields of sports and violence. They also love to give advice to people and teach them to be more open to new experiences as they do so themselves. At least one of their children might have Aries placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Mars. They will also be interested in sports but there might be a sense of competition between their children and the native. The owner of the chart might take the things their children choose to do way too personally and have a desire to control them.
♉︎Taurus / Venus in the 5th House:
As a child, the native was very artistic and comfortable with who they were. They might have had a fear of growing up and there was a desire to slow down the time if the childhood environment was peaceful. They might have had been very stubborn children, who only did what they wanted to do which might have had caused some friction when interacting with other people. They loved to indulge in pleasurable things like there were no consequences which they had to learn in the hard way in their later years. As a child, they loved to sing, paint, eat, cook and sleep a lot. To this day they pursue these things as a hobby and if they don’t they should… even allow themselves to sleep a couple of extra hours every now and then as it increases their creativity. They have to be patient with themselves when they feel creatively stuck because taking things slow and relaxing works wonders for them. Surrounding themselves with art will keep the happy child within alive. At least one of their children might have Taurus placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Venus. The children will be interested in the arts or perhaps cooking. Cooking together or indulging in simple pleasures with their children will bring them closer. The children will be as stubborn as the native themselves - they will have a taste of their medicine. The chart owner will have the desire to have beautiful children and might become too possessive towards them which might slow the kids down. They have to watch out with their tendency to be too attached to their children.
♊︎Gemini / Mercury in the 5th House:
As a child, the native was very curious and intelligent. People around them might have viewed them as a genius-child. They just seem to have a talent in every field which might have caused people around them to be kind of jealous or gossip about them in their youth. They were equally interested in other people as other people were with them. Since they were very talented in a lot of things it is hard to say what is one specific hobby the native is interested in. What can be said though is that they will keep the child within alive if they never stop being curious and learning about new things. Making new discoveries and telling people about all of it what makes them the happiest. They like seeing the good and the bad in everything make logical decisions for themselves and others. At least one of their children might have Gemini placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Mercury. They will encourage their children to be curious and will love to answer their questions. They have to be careful with not forgetting that their kids are just kids and telling them much more than they can handle. Their children will also be tricksters and might cause minor troubles for the native.
♋︎Cancer / Moon in the 5th House:
As a child, the native was very emotional and creative but probably prefer to hide it away. Feeling secure was their priority and since they were very sensitive they wouldn’t share much of their creativity with the outer world. But the mother probably was very supportive of their creativity and it was encouraged by them. To this day their hobbies involve things that remind them of their childhood selves but now they are ready to show it off. They are at their happiest when they feel safe to share their feelings with other people. Bonding with other people on a deeper level increases their happiness and creativity, also diving deep into their memories. They like children a lot and even if they don’t they can’t deny that they have a special connection with them. At least one of their children might have Cancer placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to the Moon. A deep bond will bless the native and their children. Like their own mother, the native will encourage their children to be creative and artistic. Their children will be open to them emotionally but the native might be too protective of their kids. Being so sensitive about anything bad happening to their kids will not be for the benefit of the child.
♌︎Leo / Sun in the 5th House:
As a child, the native was very creative and confident in themselves. They were courageous about showing themselves and their talents off. They loved to play games and were probably pretty bossy to other children. Despite this, they were very well-liked by their friends. As a child, they felt like they were in a movie and they were in the leading role. Their hobbies as an adult have deep roots reaching out to their childhood. They are very talented and creative when it comes to music, poetry and acting as well. They still shine when they do the things they truly love. They are very supportive of others who follow their heart’s true desires bravely. When they find the same braveness in themselves and pursue what they truly want in life also, there is nothing stopping them. At least one of their children might have Leo placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to the Sun. The native will be delighted with their children even though their kids will have a flair of drama, like their parent. The kids will likely be better than the parent in what they do, and of course, the native of the chart has no problem with that. Their kids might be the answer to understand their soul’s purpose.
♍︎Virgo / Ceres in the 5th House:
As a child, the native was very well behaved and smart. Clever and mature for their age, from a young age they knew what they wanted to do as a job. They were realistic about what they can achieve and what they cannot. For these people, it is important to have a job that is satisfying for their creative sides. They probably will not pursue any other profession outside of their interest which pretty much stayed the same throughout their lives. As a child, they might have had been a little anxious about socializing with people they viewed as strangers but with practice, they learned to be better at it. Now as an adult they are so curious about childhood and creativity. They are eager to have those creativity sparks children tend to have at all times but they have to learn to be more relaxed about it. Inspiration will come when you least expect it. At least one of their children might have Virgo placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to the Ceres or Mercury. They will be very fussy about them. They might have a tendency to try to be a perfect parent making them vulnerable to any criticism from their children.
♎︎Libra / Venus in the 5th House:
As a child, the native was very romantic and charming. They loved to indulge in romantic stories and listen to love songs. They learned from a very early age how to charm people. They might have had tendencies to be a human pleaser, always seeking other people’s approval. They also always had a thing for debate. The native is very good at defending their points of view that they could be great lawyers. Other than that they enjoy anything that is beautiful. Beauty inspires them like no other thing. They are also good at styling themselves and other people since they have got an eye for knowing what looks good and what does not. At least one of their children might have Libra placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Venus. The kids will be beautiful and even if they are not they will be dolled up beautifully thanks to the influence of the parent. The relationship they will have with their children might be a little more on the surface level but no matter what the native will treat them all equally. Maybe even treat them like any other person they would come across to in their lives. There is no place for bias for this person. Well… maybe themselves occasionally.
♏︎Scorpio / Pluto in the 5th House:
As a child the native might have felt like the whole world was against them. They felt everything intensely but the darkness blessed them with a very creative mind. Art and music touch them on a deeper level than most people. They are very intrigued by occult things and their hobbies involve a lot of mysterious and perhaps dark things that most people would stay away from. They like to solve mysteries and be the “mystery” themselves. They might have been affected deeply after a death of someone as a child. This death might have been a very extreme change in some they were close to. They really wanted to understand what had happened. They are magnified by the unknown and the things they can not really explain. The native’s creative energy is sparked by losing something significant to them. They might subconsciously attract a lot of unstable relationships for this reason. At least one of their children might have Scorpio placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Pluto. They have to be careful not to be obsessed with their children. They might want to hide them away from the cruel World and keep them untouched but as they know very well change is growth for the soul. Other than that, their children will be people who are very powerful in whatever field they are interested in.
♐︎Sagittarius / Jupiter in the 5th House:
As a child, the native might have felt very joyful and like they were the boss of the world. In some cases, the chart owners have always felt like a stranger to the place they were present at. But there is always a feeling of superiority on their part. They like to feel like they are strange in some ways. They always attracted a lot of attention to them. The native is confident in themselves and thinks they can do anything they set their minds into but over-confidence might have had to lead them to fail big time and taught them to stay humble. Once they get their confidence back their child-hood creativity will revive. They enjoy traveling and learning about philosophy. Deep and philosophic conversations and talking about their adventures is the best idea of a pass time for them. They also enjoy humor more than anything. At least one of their children might have Sagittarius placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Jupiter. Their children might live abroad or enjoy traveling with the parent as the bond will grow closer. The children will be as funny as the chart owner but will have a tendency to not take them seriously. The children will have a desire to feel superior to their parents.
♑︎Capricorn / Saturn in the 5th House:
As a child, the native might have felt like they did not get to live their childhood as they wished. They might have had to grow up faster than their peers due to circumstances or it was just rooted in their characters. Their own father might have had come across too childish for them and they just gave up the role to him. In a different scenario, the native might feel like they can allow themselves to be a child in the presence of the father only. The chart owner was very ambitious as a child and this still continues. They have a desire to be known for what they do, and whatever they do they want to be so good at it that no one else can outdo them. This amount of ambition can turn out badly for them and when they discover it will take more time for them to get better at it, they will be greatly disappointing. Once they learn to pace and have the patience to slowly build themselves they will achieve their goals. At least one of their children might have Capricorn placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Saturn. They might not want to have children ideally because they tend to have high expectations and are afraid of being a disappointment once again. But once they do, the children will be successful, perhaps fulfilling the desires of the parent themselves. However, this can play out more like the parent forcing their own desires onto the children which will cause friction naturally.
♒︎Aquarius / Uranus in the 5th House:
As a child, the native felt very different from the people they were surrounded by. They were an oddball who also had a rebellious streak. They loved and still love anything that is labeled weird by society. From a young age, they have always been interested in technology as well. The like to spend their time on the internet more than anything and they are very creative when they are online. They will also be lucky when it comes to being popular on the net. These people spread big nerdy vibes and they love it! Creativity comes to them out of nowhere and they are quick to respond to their sudden urges. With this placement, there might have some unexpected things that happened to them in their childhood which affected the family’s plans for the future. The same kind of surprise will happen when they’ll have children of their own. At least one of their children might have Aquarius placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Uranus. They will be very interesting people who are very open to new opportunities. The native with this chart might be one of those “I’m a cool mom/dad” attitude towards their parenting. They will be good friends with their children but when it comes to “parenting” at least their partner has to be more disciplined.
♓︎Pisces / Neptune in the 5th House:
As a child, the native was easily influenced by other people. They might not have a clear image in their mind of what they were like as a child or might have a hard time understanding their actions. But they were very imaginative children as well who most likely lived in another world than the one they were actually present at. This has allowed them to be a very peculiar child. As an adult, they might have very insightful dreams or visions which spark their creativity. They might be prone to being addicted to anything that increases their imagination. This is a strong placement which when is taken care of will work wonders for the native. They have the potential to create beautiful things that will influence a generation. They just seem to be one those people who seem to be good at anything they do - they just have got to believe in themselves which is a challenge sometimes. They are afraid of being disappointed by themselves which is the reason why they prefer to allow other people to tell them what to do. It is easier on their ego that way when they are not that good at it - they can blame it on others. At least one of their children might have Pisces placements in their chart or a lot of aspects to Neptune. The children will be as imaginative and idealistic as their parents. There might be some confusion when it comes to the dynamic between them though. The children might blame the parent for any mishaps which will be very hard for the native of the chart. But on the contrary, they have the power of giving birth to the child of their dreams.
(Art: “Apollo” by Briton Rivière)