House of Leo Element: Fire
Ruling Planet: Sun
Area of Consciousness Relating
through the exercise of creative energy
in House 5
Sun in the 5th House is an indication that consciousness is enhancing its
appreciation of creative potency and individuality and its awareness of
this process the recognition of others is integral. The 5th House is one
of the houses of Relative consciousness and in this area of the horoscope
a person becomes aware of himself in relation to others.
In its own house, the Sun focuses a personís attention on himself
and his own creative accomplishments, which he then displays in order to
receive endorsement from others.
challenge for all people born with the Sun in H5 is to keep sight of the
infinite number of ways in which creativity can express itself and avoid
becoming identified prematurely with one particular form of creative
expression, through a hunger for recognition.
is a correlation between the House of Leo and the sacral centre, which
accounts for the sexual experiences that those with planets in H5 so often
attract to themselves.
5th House placement of the Sun confers an awareness of self as a creative
being. It does not of itself give exceptional gifts but as a 5th House
person is usually ambitious for recognition of his accomplishments he
tends to put effort into developing the abilities he has. The sign on the
cusp of H5 offers clues as to what form a person will seek to give his
creativity. For example, a person with Capricorn on H5 is likely to choose
business; with Libra music, the decorative arts or beauty therapy; with
Virgo healing. People with the Sun in H5 are usually attracted to
environments in which creativity is being expressed, albeit by others.
They make enthusiastic supporters of the arts in all forms and are found
throughout the enter≠tainment industry. Their need to be acknowledged
makes them seek out the company of others and they tend to enjoy the
energy and spontaneity of young children. Bringing children into being is
another way 5th House people; both men and women give expression to their
creativity. Larger than average families
are not uncommon with the Sun in the 5th House.
placement of the Sun is frequently found with the Moon in one the houses
of Universal consciousness or the signs Aquarius or Pisces, indicating
that the past life experience afforded little scope to develop an
awareness of individuality.
in the 5th House with the Sun reinforces a personís perception of
himself as a creative being and is likely to confer the ability to use his
powers of communication in some artistic way, in a form which will be
determined by the sign held by Mercury and the sign on the cusp of H5.
Mercury is in the 5th House with the Sun, a person tends to be able to
give eloquent expression, sometimes in artistic form, to what effects him
emotionally and to his psychological insights. Mercury in H5 with the Sun
in H4 reduces the introversion, which is so often present.
Mercury in H5 and the Sun in H6 a person seeks to combine his perception
of himself as a creative person with his understanding of the need to work
hard. In such an arrangement Mercury benefits from the industriousness of
the 6th House approach and a person is usually extremely productive in
whatever field he chooses to work.
in the 5th House gives very considerable powers of creativity which,
depending upon the sign and aspects it receives may manifest as musical or
literary ability or skill in the fine arts.
with this placement of Venus are usually enthusiastic about the arts in
general and make patrons and collectors on varying scales.
in the House of Leo confers striking eyes and, according to Sepharial,
bestows exceptional beauty upon one of the children.
in the 5th House indicates that a person seeks to project himself through
creative activities, although this placement is as likely to produce
someone who works on behalf of the arts as a practitioner.
aspected by Saturn, Mars in H5 produces a freedom loving nature which is
frequently reluctant to accept the responsibilities and restraints of
parent≠hood. The sexual style may be aggressive and there is a tendency
to attract or to be attracted to aggression in others. When close to the
cusp of H5, espe≠cially when in conjunction or opposition to Uranus or
Pluto, Mars can signify sexual abuse in childhood.
in the 5th House creates an abundance of creative energy, which lends
itself to a range of artistic skills and to the transmission of healing
energies. Unless Saturn interferes, the sex drive is likely to be powerful
and the conception of children achieved without effort.
with this placement of Jupiter frequently have a strong spirituality, and
natures which will not accept defeat. Their positivity makes them
generally lucky in life.
in the 5th House frustrates the creative expression and requires a person
to be both industrious and self-aware if he is to release his powers. With
Saturn in H5, blocks can manifest variously: as insufficient confidence to
express self; as a weak sense of individuality; as a delay in finding a
suitable mode of expression; as sexual inhibitions; as a difficulty in
keeping sexual partners. Usually existential doubt about the spiritual
validity of the separated self is at the root of the problem. The sign
held by Saturn will give a clue as to the way the problem will manifest in
the personality. When Saturn is near the cusp of H5 and in conjunction or
opposition to Uranus and Pluto, this may signify some sexual traumas in
childhood. This placement of Saturn tends to be found in charts where
there is evidence that past life experience has been characterised by
irresponsibility, especially in matters of sexual expression; or that
self-centred behaviour had an adverse effect on others.
people with Saturn in H5 work hard on their creative block the outcome can
be achievement of the highest order.
this placement is responsible for difficulties in the conception of
children, the problem frequently needs to be dealt with at the psycho≠logical
rather than the physiological level because infertility brought about by
Saturn in H5 may be a psychosomatic condition, the root of which is fear
or guilt about creating another being. This is frequently linked to the
existential doubt outlined above.
in the 5th House signifies a developmental need for a person to learn
about his creative potential, and how it is released by authentic
placement of Uranus is commonly found in charts with the Moon in one of
the houses of Universal consciousness, or in the signs Aquarius or Pisces,
indicating that the past life experience afforded little scope for
individual expression. It is not uncommon either to find Uranus in H5 in
charts where the Sun too is in these houses or signs denoting that whilst
a person is learning to function as part of a team or group he has to come
to a clearer understanding of his own powers in order to make a creative
contribution to that group.
in the 5th House confers a lightening intuition which lends itself to all
forms of divination and an originality which will ensure that a person
will never become just one of a crowd.
placement of Uranus demands that a person be free, both to express
himself, but also simply to be. In women, this need, if it is not fully
acknowledged, can produce conception difficulties as the sub-conscious
responds to the fear of motherhood.
near the cusp of the 5th House with Pluto may indicate sexual abuse in
in the 5th House is inspirational. A strong spirituality is often present
in people with this placement, and an awareness of Divine imminence.
the sign Libra or with that sign on the cusp of H5, Neptune often confers
a gift for music; with the signs Virgo and Scorpio, powers of healing; in
any sign, Neptune in H5 tends to produce a great love of music and an
aptitude for meditation.
is notable, however, that not all people are able to pick up Neptune's
vibrations when the planet of transcendence is working through the
house of the Sun, with the result that they are unaware of their potential
and of the inspiration which could be accessed through the exercise of
their creativity. Nevertheless, people with Neptune in H5 who have no
awareness of their potential often become parents to an obviously gifted
child whose gifts they then help to develop.
in the 5th House indicates that the soul, over many lifetimes, is learning
about individuality and creativity. At one end of the spectrum of
experience available through the 5th House is megalomania, exhibitionism
and sexual aggression; at the other is the fulfilment of a creative
mission, of benefit to mankind, achieved through an appreciation of the
powers available to a fully functional individual. The level of soul
development will determine the way in which Pluto manifests in any
of the level of development, Pluto in
H5 demands that a person be free to express himself and this may manifest,
especially in the early years, in rebellious and anti-authoritarian
attitudes, which are usually directed in the first instance, at the father
who is considered to be attempting to mould the child. Women with this
placement are often reluctant to undertake the roles of wife and mother
because of the loss of freedom involved. For Plutonians of both sexes the
expression of sexuality is frequently characterised by periods of intense
activity followed by periods of celibacy. People with Pluto in H5 who are
not dispersing their sexual energy through sexual practice or other
creative activities can attract violence to them-selves or become
themselves perpetrators of sexual aggression.
person with Pluto in H5 who is engaged in his creative mission may have no
need to be sexually active, or may be purposefully retaining his sexual
energies for the purposes of transmutation.
the creative missions of people with Pluto in H5 may take many forms and
many lifetimes on working on different facets of their task in order to
bring them to their apotheosis, most people with this placement have the
ability to transmit healing and energising energies to others, whether
this is done consciously or not.
Moon in the 5th House indicates that past lives have given consciousness
the experience of having lived in an individualistic and creative way. The
sign occupied by the Moon will show the nature of the creativity. People
with the Moon in H5 are likely to be born to a parent who is creative in
some field, who operates in an individualistic way and who may have a
flamboyant lifestyle. Not infrequently this parent will have left the
family home and had little involvement in the rearing of the child who
nonetheless admires the parentís perceived glamour and modus operendi.
People with the Moon in H5 hold individuality and panache in high regards
and usually craves for themselves the recognition and freedom the soul
remembers. Although they usually have considerable creative ability, the
position of the Sun will determine whether they can usefully regain what
they desire or whether there is a developmental need to learn to operate
without the same degree of freedom of expression and without the reward of
the Moon in H5 is in an Earth sign the Sun is commonly in H4 or H8
indicating that there is a need in the current lifetime to operate with
greater emotional awareness; in a Fire sign there is a need to operate
with a greater awareness of others (H6, H7 & H8); in a Water sign
there is a need to operate in a more reasoning way (H7 & H11); in an
Air sign there is a need to act in a more practical and accountable way
(H2 & H10). When the Fifth House Moon occupies an Air sign there is a
strong likelihood that in past lives the energies were used in a way
designed to enhance personal powerfulness as in witchcraft or through the
use of magic.
NOTE: In 1937 Pluto - then recently discovered - went into the sign Leo
and the development of all generations since have been indelibly stamped
by the Leo vibration and our fortunes exemplify difficulties inherent in
the H5 experience
needs to be the exception rather than the rule; in order to be outstanding
it needs ordinariness to abound; in order to be free to express itself
creatively and sexually it needs someone else to pay the bills and remain
faithful. Egotism and attention-seeking shadow the 5th House
experience. If creativity is developed with no aim other than
self-publicity and financial reward human development is held back by
insufficient appreciation of what it could achieve by means of its
difficulties created by Leo can be resolved only in Aquarius where a sense
of common purpose can restrain the more egotistical tendencies and arrest
the decent into alienated purposeless individuality.