Fifth House in Astrology: House of Knowledge, Creativity and Fun

Fifth House in Astrology is commonly known as the “House of Progeny and Knowledge”. It is also considered as a house of learning as per Rishi Parashara. It describes your mental ability to grab anything, how easily you grasp something, all depends upon the Fifth House of horoscope. It indicates the calculative speculations. The Fifth House of the horoscope can be described in various ways:

Rajanka (Sovereign’s mark); Kara (tax or toll), Buddhi (Intellect); Tanaya (Children), Putra (Son), Jatara (Belly), Sruti (Vedic knowledge), Smriti (Traditional law), Poorvapunya (virtuous act previously done).

Intelligence, affection, atman, discriminating power, children, fame, sanchit karma (accumulated karmas of all lives so far) and position should be predicted from Fifth House in Astrology.

What Books Say About Fifth House in Astrology

Bhattothpala says in “Prasnajnana”  that chanting of mantras or sacred hymns, spiritual practices, intelligence and literary compositions are influenced by this house.

Fifth House represents the first conception of child, pleasures, society and social inclinations. It shows the tastes and fancies, artistic talents, recreation, entertainment, banquets and parties, romance, love, affair, cinema, place of entertainment, theatrical performances. It is connected with the all types of materials and physical pleasures like games, sports, opera, drama, music, dance, merriment and amusements. Inclination of the native can be seen through the Fifth House of Astrology.

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According to Uttara Kalamrita, Fifth House is known to be a major factor in representing attributes such as good morals, mechanical art, discretion, discrimination between virtue and sin, prayer by incantations, chanting of vedic hymns, religious mindedness, deep pondering, profound learning and wisdom, enormous richest hereditary post, a long literary production, festive occasion, intense satisfaction, a great desirable action, paternal property, liaisons with courtesans and gift of cooked rice.

According to Rishi Parashara, Fifth House indicates the fall in higher or royal status of the native as Fifth House is eighth from tenth house.

Being the trine house, it is considered as a “poorva punya sthana”, that means good deeds one could have done in the previous birth. It represents meditation, spiritual practice, mantras and yantras, ishta devta, disciples and invitation to religious ceremonies. It derives the spiritual quest driven by mental power. The sign which is governed by Fifth House in Kaal Purush Kundali is “Leo” and natural ruler of the planet is “Sun”.

Features & Characteristics

Fifth House represents higher specialized education, education with fellowship, post graduation, writing, reading, debate, research, mental quest, skilling. It is also considered as the house of speculative gains, trading in stock exchange, shares, gambling, betting, match fixing, lottery etc.

In Jataka Parijatham, it is clearly mentioned that a person’s tutelary deity, intelligence, son, religious, merit and ruler or sovereign are to be ascertained from the 5th house. The pilgrimage has to be predicted by taking into consideration to the 2nd, 5th, 7th and eleventh houses.

Fifth House represents love affairs, the degree to which affairs will be successful, courtship, licentiousness, legitimate and illegitimate attraction and social intercourse between sexes, rape, kidnap. It shows the physical and magnetic attraction between partners.

This house represents belly, stomach and heart. It also represents right cheeks, right side of the heart or the right knee (optional as per the drekkan chart).

In Mundane Astrology, Fifth House represents the intellectuals, emotional stability, communal harmony, speculative nature of the people, investments, stock exchange, children, population, universities, morals and values of the people.

It relates to the birth rate and their interests, amusement parks, movies, theatre, arts, places of entertainment, sports, all kind of entertainment and pleasures.

It rules over ambassadors, government representatives and diplomats from foreign countries. It represents the Ministry of Education, education, schools, morals and betting, economy of country through speculative interests, public happiness or sorrow, educational facilities, art and artistic profile of the nation.

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Inter-connectivity of Fifth House with Other Houses

The other significations of Fifth House can be correlated with other houses of the horoscope. As Fifth House represents children, arts, media, creativity, stage performance, cinema, anything related to joy and entertaining, romance, temporary shelter or dwelling (once you start your schooling and studies, you go to school and this is your temporary shelter derived by the Fifth House in Astrology). It is also 2nd from 4th house. Third house represents our ego, immature behavior and knowledge of what we think we have and understand, but which is actually determined through the Fifth House of the horoscope.

Fifth house represents things which you learn in this life. Fourth house, being the initial factor of education, represents your primary schooling, residence and when you enter a building, whereas Fifth House represents mathematics, science, art, etc which means in which stream you are specialized into. Stock market, speculative gains, cinema, gain or loss of money very quickly are seen through the Fifth House of horoscope.

Fifth house represents politics, ministers, trying to earn something from your home land, fixed assets, holded assets of your family. How much wealth you hold is seen through the fourth house of the horoscope whereas how much wealth your family holds is seen through the Fifth House of the horoscope.

Fifth house represents intelligence, ego and communicative ability of your younger siblings, wealth and gain of your mother, expenses of your children, desire and gains of your spouse, elder siblings of your spouse. It represents bringing out the hidden knowledge, impression of spouse’s family. It is the highest house of dharma, type of philosophy, religious beliefs, spiritual beliefs your father would have and the type of knowledge you have attained from your gurus.

In Astrology books, this house represents the ending and rebirth of your karma or job, which means you lose and get a job or  finding new opportunities in jobs. Hidden assets of your bosses, end of desire, dissolving of your desire, spouse of elder siblings, illness of your paternal grandmother, obstacles you get in trying to get liberation or moksha or hinder of spiritual progress.

Fifth House as per Lal Kitab

According to Lal Kitab, Fifth House represents children, son, knowledge, yantra-mantra-tantra, schools and educational institutes. It is considered that Jupiter is the owner of land and Sun is the owner of home. The owner of tenth house is “Saturn”. This is why planets in the tenth house will deliver a negative effect on the planets in the Fifth House. The planets in the Fifth House aspects the ninth house’s planet in order to activate it. If there is no planet in the eleventh house then planets in the Fifth House will remain inactive or neutral.

Fifth house becomes one of the most prominent houses in the horoscopes as it determines our past and future. It is believed as per the Hindu sages that If you would do better deeds or karma in your current life, you would get a blessed life in your next birth.

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