Birth Chart FAQ: Zodiac Signs in the 5th House

Posted on July 03, 2019

A person holding a paper cut out of a house with a heart in the middle. They are letting the sun through the center.

With Leo season around the corner, it’s time to turn our attention to the 5th house.

The 5th house of astrology is usually known as the House of Pleasure and embraces all joyous activities: our creative self-expression, playfulness, romantic interests, hobbies and children. The signs and planets in the 5th house tell us about how to maintain joy and they also symbolize the pleasures we enjoy.

Let’s look into the meaning of each sign in the 5th house.

Aries in the 5th House

You enjoy demanding activities and challenges. Sports and physical exercise bring great joy and wellness. You are the kind of person who loves the thrill of competition and always play to win. You are highly creative and to you, art and passion go hand-in-hand.

In romance, you have no problem in taking the lead and often make the first move. You can lack a little patience with children and push them to always do their best in everything. Your children may be very energetic, expressive and strong-willed.

Taurus in the 5th House

Relaxing and lounging may be your favorite pastimes as well as being in nature, gardening, taking care of plants and crystals. There can be an ability in artistic expression through drawing, painting and/or singing. You may be a “foodie” who knows how to appreciate good food and fine dining.

In romance, you prefer to form deep and stable bonds, and can be a little possessive with your partners and children.

Gemini in the 5th House

With Gemini in the 5th house, you prefer intellectual hobbies and activities that trigger your curiosity, make you think and use your mind. Many creative pursuits interest and excite you, so you can be constantly changing from one creative project to another. You can use your communication skills as a powerful way to express yourself. Romance has to be light and fun and you may have many crushes and casual relationships until you decide to settle down. Your children may be very intelligent and sociable.

Cancer in the 5th House

Highly sensitive, you are very protective of your partner and children. You seek relationships that can offer you emotional support and safety. For entertainment, you prefer activities that are homey and comforting like interior decorating or cooking for example. You may enjoy hosting dinner parties and show your love for others through your ability to make other people welcomed and cherished.

You are very imaginative and creative with the ability to put your emotional expression and sensitivity into your artistic work.

Leo in the 5th House

Leo here makes you very expressive and dramatic. You can be good at almost any art and craft particularly in the performance arts. Independent, smart and confident people are attractive to you. For you, romance should be like in the movies.

You can be very affectionate and you enjoy spoiling your partner and your children with presents. Your children are your pride and you enjoy playing games, telling stories and having fun with them.

Virgo in the 5th House

Here the 5th house incorporates practicality. You are reserved and logical, so your hobbies should have a more intellectual nature. You enjoy coming up with ideas and prefer activities where you can plan and organize.

The dating world is a little daunting as you look for the perfect partner while being very picky with your choice. You can be very critic with yourself, your partner and your children.

Libra in the 5th House

You are charming and love to flirt and socialize, so usually there are quite a few interested parties but you can be ambivalent and have a hard time deciding and choosing one. When you finally made up your mind, you are quite romantic and enjoy attending to your partner.

You prefer hobbies and activities you can do with other people and the same goes for your creative pursuits. You tend to be fair with your children and as good manners are important to you, you make sure your children are polite and well mannered.

Scorpio in the 5th House

Your hobbies may involve deep subjects, mysteries, taboos or even the occult. You like to research and go to the heart of any matter. Your mystical nature makes you private about your creative work.

You are passionate and emotional and even obsessive with your love interest. You are incredibly protective of your children and can be a bit controlling.

Sagittarius in the 5th House

You are attracted to open-minded, easy-going, spontaneous and independent people, however, you don’t want to be pinned down, so you can stay single for quite a while.

You prefer outdoor hobbies and activities. Your artistic work can take you to overseas territories and/or be inspired by foreign cultures. With children, you can be the carefree parent who enjoys spoiling them.

Capricorn in the 5th House

Hobbies may mix with work as you have a tendency to approach things in a work-oriented way and have a hard time relaxing. Creativity inspiration can come easier when there is a goal attached to it or when you mean to teach something through it.

Romance is taken seriously and you usually don’t rush into relationships. You can have a stern attitude with your children.

Aquarius in the 5th House

Unusual hobbies or those involving technology are interesting to you. Your creative expression is original and even eccentric; your inspiration can come to you like sudden flashes.

In romance, you prefer to be friends first and just then evolve things into a solid relationship. Your children can be quite the rebels and you inspire and motivate them to express their individualities.

Pisces in the 5th House

Intuitive and dreamy, you can get lost in your own artistic work. Mystical topics and spiritual subjects interest you and can influence in your leisure activities.

In romance, you idealize your love interest and suffer from the knight in shining armour syndrome: you can be attracted to people in trouble that need to be saved or attract those who you think can save you. Your children can be very intuitive and sensitive. You are very empathetic to your children’s needs and tend to make sacrifices for them.

Concluding Thoughts…

In general, people with planets in the 5th house are incredibly creative with the exception of Saturn here which can create a few blocks or difficulties in creative and self-expression.

Nonetheless, creativity is still there, it just needs a little more work in order to be expressed. In any case, whatever sign is in the cusp of your 5th house, make sure you enjoy your free time or make sure you have some free time for yourself, yup I am looking at you Capricorn!

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Patrícia Teixeira is a counselor, writer, author and astrologer from Porto, Portugal. Astrology is just one of her favorite lifelong studies, and it has been part of her life for… Learn More About The Author »

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