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Sun in the Fifth House

☉ Sun in the Fifth House

The Sun
RulesLeo
Detriment – Aquarius
Exaltation – Aries
Fall – Libra
Represents – Power, ego
Keyword – inner self

Sun in 5th House Meaning – Focus on Creativity

The natural sign of the fifth house is Leo and its ruler is the Sun. The fifth house is associated with artistic/creative self-expression, children, love affairs, speculation, gambling, etc. The Sun posited in the fifth house makes for a very strong placement. This is the Sun’s natural house and any planet placed in its natural house is considered powerfully placed as this is its natural domain and where the functions of its energies are best suited.

Regardless of the sign on the fifth-house cusp, artistic/creative self-expression will play an important factor in the lives of the people with the Sun in the 5th house. This is not to say that they will all be Mozarts or Van Goghs, but these people need to be able to express themselves creatively even if only for their own enjoyment. Many of them find that they can free their spirit in this way and lacking an outlet for this creative self-expression may actually be detrimental to the health, perhaps causing depression or illness.

Sun in the 5th House: Positive Traits

Those with Sun in the fifth possess a strong sense of self, a natural pride and dignity, and exhibit great creativity and originality in everything they do. They can be self-centered, so inner-directed that they may lose sight of others; but once reminded, are usually quick and generous in their response. They like being left alone to do things their own way, though, as soon as they feel the need for companionship, it is easy for them to find, as they are charming and entertaining companions.

They are usually healthy, strong, and very courageous – physically in Earth, mentally in Air, emotionally in Water; and apt to be reckless in Fire, taking risks without paying much attention to danger. (Stephanie Camilleri)

Another factor where the fifth house is concerned is love affairs. With the Sun in the fifth house there is the possibility that such affairs of the heart will be many. This does not mean, however, that these affairs will necessarily be happy occurrences. Leo, the natural sign of this house, tends toward a love of the dramatic and there is usually a hell of a lot more drama in an unhappy affair than a happy one! Ergo, these people should keep a sharp look-out for anything that smacks of an abusive partner. This said, I must also add that these people are quite capable of remaining loyal in their love expression. I suppose it is all a matter of whether or not they are expressing love or lust! And of course, let us not forget that flair for the dramatic.

Children also come into consideration in the fifth house. With the Sun in the 5th house, the family is usually small, and with a fire sign on the cusp of the fifth house it may preclude the possibility of children at all. Also, it has been said that in some cases this may incline toward difficult or dangerous childbirth. The child within us may also come into play here as some of these individuals are accused at times of being naively childish or egocentric. Then again, it is just possible that these people may be able to retain the ability to get in touch with the innocence of childhood that most of us tend to lose as we mature and have to deal with the all too real difficulties of life.

For many, the primary “created thing” that is directly produced by you are your children. For this reason, children are often an important element in your life. The connection between the fifth house and children may also show itself as an affinity or a search for child-like innocence. Such an attitude can free you from limitations and allow you a freer range of self-expression and creativity. The issues faced by you are, therefore, likely to revolve around freeing yourself from artificial constraints that inhibit your creativity–and by extension your being; discovering and actualizing your creative capacity; achieving recognition and appreciation for who you are and what you have created; and separating your essential being from those things that you have created. (Gargatholil)

With the Sun in the 5th house they are truly the ‘star’ of your own life-movie. Persona, and the paradox of controlled yet spontaneous behavior that accompanies it, is crucial. They have come to the Earth to develop more awareness of the self’s radiant power, and to use that power as an actor would, fuelling a consciously-chosen ego-role. Every time they see their name in lights on the marquee, every time they occupy center-stage successfully, they absorb basic life-energy, which is then transformed for use in other areas of the psyche.

The disposition tends to be sunny and happy, and from this they attract quite a few friends. They may at times be overly theatrical (Leo) and where speculation is concerned, may take large risks due to over-confidence. Hobbies may also take on an important role in their lives as quite a few have been known to turn hobbies into a business concern and many of these people tend to earn money doing something they enjoy.

Life is a continual romantic adventure for the people with the Sun in 5th house. They are the courtier who loves nothing better than the pursuit of a possible beloved. The very center of their life-purpose lies in loving, in the risks, the excitement, the sheer thrill of personal impact through the game of courtship. The aspect of performance in loving is part of their core; one way life-energy is absorbed from the cosmos. If they stop the creative flow of the risk to love for a short time, energy intake is reduced sharply, allowing any backlog to radiate outward, thus re-establishing homeostasis. But if the risk to love is curtailed for any prolonged period, their life-energy can be endangered. Love alone is not enough; they must have powerful impact on others for love to be fulfilled. First generate charisma; then learn to use it well.

Life is a gamble for the people with the Sun in the 5th house, a game to be won or lost; and no-one appreciates this more than them. Every time a risk is chosen, every time competition is accepted, life-energy flows into them. The very essence of their life involves the paradoxical dance between confidence and risk. Winning or losing is not the crucial issue. The challenge is to play the game fully, with all the consciousness they can muster.

A 5th house Sun indicates that these people are creative by nature, and it is a significant part of what they intend to develop and express in this life. They may choose an obviously artistic path, but it is more likely that they will choose their niche in the world based on other considerations, then attempt to use that niche as the outlet and arena for their creative impulses. Whether or not their creativity ever fully fleshes itself out, and whether or not it is considered successful, depends on a myriad of factors beyond the condition of the Sun, factors that go beyond even the symbolic indications of astrology in general, qualities such as ‘heart’, depth of character, and, especially, flexibility in the face of criticism. (Bill Herbst)

With Sun in the fifth house, your focus tends to be on the creative side of life. Your disposition is generally outward and extroverted. You are likely to be concerned with how you can express yourself in and to the world. Your primary mode of self-expression is likely to be creativity. (Gargatholil)

Sex is of obvious importance and this could mean that they have a natural curiosity, for some of them, about the sex lives of others. Unfortunately, for a few, it may mean feeling some sort of lacking on their part that this curiosity stems from. Then again, where hobbies and business are concerned, this may point a few in the direction of becoming a sex therapist!

Sexual performance is an important part of the life-purpose of the Sun in the fifth house native. They are charged by the impetus toward being ‘the world’s greatest lover’. Directing energy into another person, having the thrill of seeing, sensing, and feeling the result of that psychic – and physical – penetration is an experience that goes right to their core. Naturally, the Sun’s sign and interplanetary aspects strongly highlight their natural approach to lovemaking; but with any condition, what’s important is the concrete experience of self-validation through the successful expression of sexual ardor. They love the idea of having children. However, whether they love the sustained effort of raising them is another matter entirely.

Sun in 5th House: Negative Traits

The worst problem for most of the people with the Sun in the 5th house tends to be excessive pride. They should avoid becoming domineering, arrogant, overbearing, etc. There may be feelings of inferiority for them to overcome. And if this position of the Sun is afflicted, they may become manipulative, resorting to devious methods to gain attention. As is said of children – even negative attention is better than none at all! One annoying characteristic of some of these individuals is that they just have to be the center of attention! When there is balance they have self-esteem and respect for their own potentials as well as those of others.

The pitfall involves becoming so self-centered, so enamored of their ego presentation that others are alienated. Pomposity is not becoming to their essential dignity. The challenge is to develop a consciously powerful personal charisma that retians its sensitivity both to the audience and to other performers.

They may overproject theirself at times through sheer ebullience, and may need to keep a wary eye on any adoption of roles, so that they do not begine losing their full nature through the performance of selected facets. They can be over-confident, taking unnecessary risks or adventures, or through unwise speculation may jeopardise their position or family security. Sometimes, a pause for reflection and thought may be appropriate before they leap into action.

Those with Sun in the fifth house are very inclined toward love affairs and romance all their lives, which can be a problem; other placements will show how much of a problem. Affairs are brief, intense, and sexual in Aries; they are sexual and enduring in Taurus, and liable to become marriages or as enduring as marriages. In Gemini, affairs will be sentimental or mostly mental; they may involve two partners at once, or a relative, neighbor, or childhood companion. In Cancer, love affairs are very emotional; in Leo, very sexual; in Virgo, cautious but enduring; in Libra, marriage, sometimes several, sometimes a refusal to marry anyone; in Sagittarius, intense but brief; in Capricorn, slow to develop but enduring; in Aquarius, either sudden and unique, or similar to Capricorn; in Pisces, sentimental first, then sexual. (Stephanie Camilleri)

In the fifth house, the natural tendency of the Sun is towards more egocentric, hedonistic pleasures in life, which may be associated with the releasing of a creative artistic spirit. It is a search for enjoyment that becomes a path of development, although care may be necessary to moderate any innate selfish traits that rise to the surface and demand satisfaction. An underlying attitude is likely to be a self-centred naive innocence, which may sometimes fail to be consistently conscious of the reactions and feelings of others. (Haydn Paul)

You tend to identify with what you have created. To the extent that your persona is a creation of your psyche, you may identify with the external projection of your persona. However, you are likely to gain your sense of identity and self-worth from what you have made. Inwardly, you tend to say, “I created this and that and this is who I am” (i.e., the person who could create such things). If you identify your selfhood with those external objects that you have created, then you are vulnerable to your self-worth being affected by what happens to those objects and offspring and by how they are received and treated by the world.

Without a sense of your own independent self-worth or even being, you are totally dependent on recognition and appreciation from others for self-esteem and validation. However, being without an essential sense of self-worth, you are never satisfied with the recognition and validation that you receive. You attach yourself to your “creations” in order to suck self-awareness and being from them. This may manifest as an obsessive concern with or possessiveness toward your children, constantly promoting that to which you lay a claim of authorship, neurotic concern over how you are being perceived and how you are presenting yourself, taking undue risks in order to gain recognition, plotting against others in a battle for recognition and authority, or being too self-absorbed in your personality and self-expressions.(Gargatholil)

Sun in the Houses

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