The 5th House
The 5th house is ruled by the Sun. It influences the sign of Leo. It's one of those houses that everyone likes. It's where you have stored up good karma. Yet few know that it also rules tragedies, and curses. It rules love, romance, dating, pleasure, children, creativity, hobbies, inner satisfaction, developing your self's abilities, your children, their teaching. The values you impart to your children, lessons you give them, and their rearing. It even rules in part, your childhood. The 5th house rules entertainment, gambling, games, luck, prizes, inner joy and happiness, affection, performing, popularity, fame, and heroes. Everything you love to do, and that gives you personal pride, and pleasure is a 5th house matter. That special love you feel for your children and your lover are ruled by the 5th house. Hobbies and your special talents, where your creativity flows are all 5th house ruled! Who you are attracted to, when you will start dating someone, your love affairs and the type of person you are attracted to.It's what you love, what you love to do and More! prosperity and good past life karma are stored in this house. Your ability to deal with and your reactions to tragic events in your life are also 5th house issues. Deal with your tragedies and prosperity and luck follow as they walk hand in hand. Want to know more? Any planets in a house strengthen or weaken it. Making it more or less significant according to your birthday and your particular natal birth chart
In the Natal Chart: The conception of offspring; hence the exteriorization of Self through all manner of creative and procreative urges and activities; recreational, and other pleasurable impulses of mind and heart; mental offspring, such as creative, artistic or literary output; gambling and financial speculations; the operations of the laws of chance - in so far as its effects are under the native's control. As the abode of the heart, it has to do with all impulses arising there from, hence all emotional and romantic tendencies. Those who have a strong Fifth House, containing one or more planets giving or receiving strong vibrations, have overpowering impulses with which to contend throughout life, which find emotional expression through dramatic attitudes, pride, the affections, and which contribute to popularity, notoriety or fame, according as the aspects they are favorable or adverse. It has been postulated that in a male Nativity this House prefigures the first child. Planets in the Fifth and Eleventh Houses are an index to emotional desires, not infrequently expressed in the more sublimated form of platonic friendships and affiliations.
In Mundane Astrology:Children, their attitudes and conditions; circumstances affecting minors; the public school system and children in attendance at primary schools; amusements and amusement places, theatres, concerts, sporting events; public speculations and investments; the inclination of the people to play or express emotion; public happiness and sorrow; circumstances attending those seeking pleasure and amusement; high society and the upper classes; ambassadors, senators and government representatives; formal social functions and all ceremonies of a more or less official character. Public happiness or sorrow; circumstances and dangers affecting those on pleasure bent; and similar activities not engaged in for the specific purpose of making money.
Since it is the realm of the country's creative and procreative activities, it indicates probable changes in the birth rate during the period immediately following that for which the Figure is cast.
In a National Figure: the upper legislative house - in contrast to the Eleventh House which rules the lower house; although the Eleventh represents the legislative branches as a unit, as distinct from the administrative branch of the government.
In an Organization: the executive personnel, its officers and Board of Directors as distinguished from the President or Chairman of the Board; the governing body in a collective sense; any attitude or action of the stockholders or Board of Directors in opposition to the President.
Houses, Reciprocal or Opposite Fifth and Eleventh. The Fifth House involves the ability of the native to take advantage of the Laws of Chance at such times as they become operative in his favor. Its effects are under his control in that he alone decides the nature of the investments, whether or not he will make them, and when. Romance and emotional matters in general partake of the essence of Chance, for the native's acts produce emotional disturbances or yield emotional satisfactions according as the Laws of Chance favor him. This strongly contrasts with the effects resulting from the Eleventh House influences, for these deter- mine whether his hopes, wishes and desires are to be gratified or denied. That for which he wishes and the treasure or resources upon which he can draw wherewith to obtain them, is shown by the Fifth House; but whether his wish will or will not be granted through the influence or intervention of other persons, is in the domain of the Eleventh House.