The 12 Houses of Astrology

The 5th House

House of Children and Creativity

The 5th House represents a fire sign, and as such is a House of duty or life purpose.

Affairs covered by the 5th House are: 

Children, creative intelligence, the mind, credit accumulated from karma in previous lives, charitable deeds, wisdom, techniques for achieving higher state of consciousness such as transcendental meditation, gambling karma speculation, religious tendencies, pleasure, love affairs and romance, wisdom, higher learning, rulership, morals, merit, the art of painting or drawing, sports, moral integrity, and charity.

5th house

The 5th House occupies the space between the point 120 degrees above the horizon and the point 150 degrees above the horizon, at the moment of our birth, looking East.



In the Vedic Horoscope chart, the 5th House occupies the area highlighted in the diagram above.

The 5th House is auspicious because it is a trinal House.

The planet ruling the 5th House brings benefits to whichever other House it occupies.

The most important aspects of life that can be seen from the nature of the 5th House are children, the mind, creativity and investments.

Another reason that makes the 5th House a very significant part of our horoscope, is because it shows us information about the credit, or lack of it, from our actions in previous lives that are likely to show up in this lifetime.

Most people who are famous the world over have a very favorable 5th House, which is the indication that they have previously worked with sufficient creativity and effort, to earn the reward that comes to them in this life.  People in this situation often realize very early in their life that they are destined for greatness.

The 5th House is also a House of merit, deserving ability, and morals.  Thus a powerful 5th House denotes a person who possesses many fine qualities such as integrity, humility, and capability.

Great saints and religious leaders usually have a well aspected or strong 5th House, since it is associated with spiritual techniques such as transcendental meditation, interest in religion, and morals.

As far as marriage is concerned, the condition of the 5th House reveals the quality of love that the native receives from their spouse.

The indicator of the 5th House is Jupiter.

Location of the 5th House Ruler

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 1st House

A dharma or life duty Lord, situated in another dharma House, such as the 1st, is auspicious for giving the native a powerful destiny and life purpose.

Such a person will be famous or well respected, intelligent, good-looking, wealthy, kind, majestic, will gain happiness from children, interested in religions, will enjoy speculating and sports, will attain a fine education and gain wisdom, and is destined to continue life as they did in their previous life.

They will perform good deeds without expecting any return and be charitable.  Showing a fine understanding of scriptures and spiritual techniques, the person will have a good start in life with a happy childhood and will enjoy pleasurable love affairs.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 2nd House

When the ruler of the 5th House is placed in the 2nd House, he gives great intelligence, knowledge, learning, and an interest in an educational career to the native.  Such a person is likely to be a good speaker, with abilities in the fields of mathematics, karma, astrology, bookkeeping or accounting.

This person will enjoy a happy family life.  The family is likely to be prosperous or large.  The native themselves will be wealthy and possess a strong imagination.

The person will enjoy eating good food and may earn money through teaching religious techniques or somehow being involved with churches or temples.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 3rd House

The person’s desires are fulfilled, they experience numerous, exciting adventures, are brave, and receive happiness from their siblings.

The person shows talent in the field of dance, music, drama, or literature.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 4th House

When the ruler of the 5th House is placed in the 4th House, the person gains much happiness from the mother, who is herself long-lived.

The person is destined to own substantial land, homes, real estate and vehicles.  Many comforts and luxuries are signified, along with great happiness, pleasant and comfortable endings, including a peaceful end of life.

The person is likely to be highly intelligent and earn a tertiary qualification.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 5th House

This placement of the 5th House ruler means that the planet is located in its own House.  There will be much happiness from children, who will be prosperous.

The native will be highly intelligent, interested in religion, performing good deeds, successful at investments, particularly those involving speculation.  An interest in sports is likely.  The native will enjoy happy love affairs, and display a personality that is ripe with integrity and  merit.

The native is likely to be very knowledgeable concerning scriptures and methods of achieving a higher state of consciousness.  A leadership role is indicated, perhaps in the field of politics or in a religious or spiritual organization.  The native will receive benefits from wealthy people or philanthropists.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 6th House

The ruler of the 5th House placed in the 6th, leads to troubles with children, a dull intellect or disturbed mind, difficulties achieving academic success, and strain with the romantic side of life and love affairs.

On the positive side, the person is likely to receive benefits from the maternal uncle, attain a good job, have a car, enjoy good health, and have a knowledge of medicine and the healing arts, brought forward from previous incarnations.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 7th House

This placement of the 5th House Lord indicates a happy marriage to a spouse who is intelligent, beautiful, or devoted.  There will be happiness from children.  The children are likely to be prosperous, and one or more of them may live in a foreign country.

The person is of fine mind, although prone to experience strong passions.  When the Lord of the 5th House is located in the 7th, it aspects the ascendant, which bestows very good fortune in regards to health, name and fame.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 8th House

This placement will bring little happiness from children.  An abortion is possible, or a child’s health will be fragile, or there could be few or no children, or the relationships with them will be difficult.

Investments are likely to cause losses, and there will be difficulties in the person’s love life.

The person will struggle to pass exams, will display low intelligence, be unethical and show little respect for the law.  It’s likely that they wasted their previous life, and there will be no credit accumulated from there, for use during the current life.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 9th House

This is one of the best placements possible for the Lord of the 5th House, because the 5th is a dharma House and so is the 9th.  The person will be fortunate, lucky, wealthy, blessed by nature, highly spiritual or religious, well educated, particularly in the field of philosophy.

The person will gain much happiness from children, who will themselves be spiritual and prosperous. 

The person enjoys happy love affairs, and gains from the father, elders or gurus.  The father may be religious, and likely to be famous, wealthy or long lived.

The person is fortunate or lucky somehow in obtaining knowledge.  They may become a spiritual teacher or leader of a religious organization.

The person shows a powerful dharma.  This position of the 5th House Lord is often seen in the horoscopes of gurus, saints, and spiritual leaders.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 10th House

The person with the Lord of the 5th House placed in the 10th, enjoys enhancements to their career and may obtain fame from it.  The career involves speculation or sports.

The children bring this person happiness and they are likely to be powerful themselves.

The person performs good deeds, enjoys travel to holy places and gains from outstanding or official people.  A career in politics is enhanced by this placement.

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 11th House

This placement of the 5th House Lord, brings profits from children and many powerful friends.  There will be substantial wealth with plenty of opportunities for all kinds of gain.  Success in all undertakings is indicated with desires being fulfilled easily.

High intelligence is indicated also due to the to Lord of the 5th House aspecting the 5th House from the 11th.

There will be benefits from the eldest sibling. 

Ruler of the 5th House Located in the 12th House

This placement of the 5th House Lord, brings little or no happiness from children, including a possible abortion or early health challenge of a child.  If there are any children, the relationships with them will be strained, and the child itself may choose a reclusive life such as a monastery or ashram.

Love affairs will be unhappy, there will be losses due to speculative investments, the mind will be disturbed and restless.  Education will be difficult and the person will be judged to be unintelligent.

The person will show immoral, unethical or unrighteous behavior in their interactions with others.  There will be little or no credit accumulated from the previous life.

On the plus side, the person will enjoy a good sex life, and will invest substantially in owning comfortable beds which will be highly decorated.  At some point in the person’s life their interest in sexuality may dwindle in favor of a more fulfilling interest in higher states of consciousness and enlightenment.

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