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Fifth House


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House of:

Life Themes:

holidays, partying style, friendships, play, children, artful self-expression, pride, creative risks and gambling, performance, dramatic storytelling, celebrations, games, amusement, the Dad

House of Creativity, Passion, Pleasure:

The fifth house holds clues to how you express yourself creatively. What's unique about you, that you like to flaunt and celebrate? What are you proud of in life? This house shows the manner that you radiate outward, being the house of the Sun. What do you create that's totally You. It could be works of art, literature, fashion, crafts, home decor, or the ultimate spin-off of who you are -- your kids.

This house shows how you express your joy for life in an outward way. Sometimes it points to that natural enthusiasm being squelched or channeled in a disciplined way (if Saturn is in the house, for example). It's the house of pleasure and fun, from parties, to trips to the amusement park, to parades and holiday festivities. Because the fifth house represents the spontaneous enjoyment of life, it's the realm of the eternal child within. Ready to play? This house shows the kinds of games and sports we choose, and what we do for pure pleasure.

The fifth house is Leo ruled, and associated with the father. But rather than the stern authoritarian of the 10th house, this is more a reflection of the Dad. How did he play or show pride? This extends to parenting, as well, with the 5th house reflective of how you relate to your own mini-me, and to kids in general.

It's also the house of creativity. Planets here guide how you express yourself through art, performance, and your social-romantic life. This house is about your passion, and what stirs it. Romance and love affairs are colored by the 5th house, but marriage is the province of the 7th House. The sparks flying, a mutual regard, and shared celebrations in a relationship stay kindled via the flavor of the 5th house.

A prominent fifth house can give you a larger-than-life persona, and make you memorable to others. You'll have a strong need to tell your personal story, and do it in a dramatic way. There's a tendency to go overboard and constantly seek approval. But whatever you do has an authentic stamp, and this makes you attractive to others. A strong fifth house also points to leadership, and qualities of regal bearing, self-respect and general confidence.

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