The 12 Astrological Houses: 5th House of Pleasure

Posted on April 10, 2017
Updated on November 26, 2020

The 5th house in astrology deals with your romantic relationships, your hobbies, how you spend your leisure time, your inherent luck, and all aspects of your creativity. Children are indicated here, too, because you create them. Even if your children are adopted, you will still create an influence in their lives and given them a space to become who they are.

This isn’t a place to find your life partner, though - that’s indicated in the 7th house. The romance alluded to here in the 5th house is more pointed at the type of people you date, your brief encounters, how you want a lover to treat you, what turns you on, things that make you attracted to someone.

Your creativity is highlighted here, for this house shows how you enjoy spending your time and what activities you have the potential to do well. It’s quite a lucky house, but it goes without saying that you create your own luck, it’s not just written in the stars. It is also a fixed house, and belongs to the element of fire. It’s ruled by the Sun sign Leo, and by the Sun.

The 5th House Deals With Children

Romance, pleasure…it’s little wonder then that this house relates to your children! This house brings out your individuality, and might even make you a bit of a rebel. It shows you where you’ll find your pleasure, and what kind of people and activities you’ll delight in doing.

Of course, children are a big part of love and marriage for many people! Through romance and pleasure, you create a living legacy, where your blood and your spirit flows through your kids. Even if your children are adopted or fostered, you’re still creating a space where they can thrive and grow; you’re still molding their characters and personality.

The 5th House Sheds Light on Your Romantic Life

Other people besides your children are indicated in the 5th house. Your romantic pursuits, public figures who infatuate you, anything that turns on your pleasure zone is influenced by the fifth house in your birth chart. Who do you love? It might not necessarily be a real person, but rather the archetype? What do you love doing?

One reason that luck is often associated with the fifth house is because of the thrill people get when they win the jackpot. Let’s face it; people play the lottery for the expectation, the hope that they might win, the adrenaline rush when the numbers are being called. Although, gambling as an addiction is more of a twelfth house issue.

Related Article: The 12 Astrological Houses: 4th House of Home and Family

The 5th House Reveals Your Hobbies

The interesting thing about hobbies and activities in the 5th house is that you really have to want to do them if you’re going to enjoy doing them. The signs and planets here might indeed indicate that you’re talented or artistic or good at sports, but if you can’t abide football or would rather read a book than play piano, then it doesn’t matter how good you are at it, does it?

If you enjoy doing something that you’re completely useless at, but you have fun anyway, then that’s great Remember that this house deals with children, and that includes your inner child too. Let it come out to play, even if it’s not good at what it wants to do. If you look hard enough, you’ll see that even that is reflected in the sign that rules your 5th house - as well as any planets there, and the aspects to those planets.

The 5th House Reflects Your Creativity

Sometimes people refer to the 5th house as the ‘house of pleasure,’ and if you think about it, even children fall into that category! This is the area of your chart where your creative endeavors, things you enjoy doing and people who bring you satisfaction might all be found.

In addition to children, this house also embraces the arts, some sports and also any hobbies that you might enjoy. Anything that feels good, even if it’s playing Bingo at your local hall, resonates with 5th house energy.


Romance, children, hobbies, and creativity are what the 5th house is all about. The planets and aspects found in this section of your astrology birth chart here can reveal information about these parts of your life.

Continue to learn more about your birth chart by checking out our next article on the 6th house. That house deals with your daily routine, environment, your attitudes towards this, and also any patterns of behavior that might help you or hinder you from reaching success.

Related Article: The 12 Astrological Houses: 3rd House of Communication

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Hi! I’m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. I’ve spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to… Learn More About The Author »

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