5th House – Love Given to Others

5th House in Astrology - Love Given to Others (photo)Noel Tyl phrased the 5th-11th house axis as “love given & received from others”.  In this article we’ll look at just the 5th house, which represents how easily we express our love to our children, partner, family and friends.

Planets in or Ruling the 5th House

Planets in the 5th house (or ruling the sign on the cusp of the 5th house) can reveal our natural style of giving love to others. 

  • Sun in the 5th house, or Leo on the 5th house cusp: Giving love through showing positive leadership & modeling good behaviors; expressing your authentic & best self which inspires and motivates others; sharing your humor and creativity.
  • Moon in the 5th house, or Cancer on the 5th house cusp: Giving love through maternal, nurturing behaviors.  Cooking for people; sharing one’s home; sharing your own emotions and vulnerability.  Listening to others’ feelings.
  • Mercury in the 5th house, or Gemini/Virgo on the 5th house cusp: Giving love through communicating and sharing of knowledge; through being insightful, witty, helpful.
  • Venus in the 5th house, or Taurus/Libra on the 5th house cusp: Giving love through sharing of aesthetic, sensual, or relaxing experience; appreciating others.
  • Mars in the 5th house, or Aries on the 5th house cusp: Giving love passionately and assertively, through sharing athletic or energetic activities; protecting or standing up for others.
  • Jupiter in the 5th house, or Sagittarius on the 5th house cusp: Giving love generously and enthusiastically; through teaching & sharing of opinions; sharing optimistic and/or spiritual vision.
  • Saturn in the 5th house, or Capricorn on the 5th house cusp: Giving love through being practically helpful (note the connection to Virgo Ascendant, which often accompanies Capricorn on the 5th); strategically, with awareness of long term goals; giving “tough love” to help others grow and mature.
  • Uranus in the 5th, or Aquarius on the 5th house cusp: Giving love through friendship; expressing your unique passion and interests; being kind and helpful to others; sharing ideas & experience with group of people.
  • Neptune in the 5th, or Pisces on the 5th house cusp: Giving love through expressions of aesthetics, idealism, spirituality, and healing. There is also a possibility of losing the self through love, which may lead to codependency.
  • Pluto in the 5th, or Scorpio on the 5th house cusp: Giving love with deep passion and emotional honesty.  Through sharing transformative experiences together.  In some cases the desire to control others may manifest as manipulative tendencies.

What Prevents Us From Giving Love?

4th house is the derivative 12th house (undoing) of the 5th house: Thus, difficult or traumatic experience in the childhood home (4th house) may make it challenging for us to trust others enough to express our love fully.

Tension to the 5th house ruler or planets occupying the 5th house could suggest anxiety or inhibition about expressing love, especially if it involves Saturn, Neptune or Pluto.

In my horoscope, Moon rules the 5th house, and is conjoined by Neptune.  Cancer on the 5th house cusp suggests that it’s helpful for me to express love in a warm, nurturing manner.  However, the Neptune-Moon conjunction (along with the Pisces Ascendant) also suggests a lot of sensitivity and introversion, which makes me feel quite shy about expressing my emotions.

Although my natural inclination was to stay quiet and withdrawn, I’ve learned over the years that people tend to appreciate it if I stepped out of my comfort zone and actually expressed how I felt and cared for them – so it’s an ongoing lesson in courage.

Summary

5th house symbolizes the instinctive human act of giving & expressing love to others.  Before looking at your 5th house measurements, it may be helpful to take a moment to ask yourself “How do I tend express my love to others?  Is there a way in which I can express love more fully to the people I care about the most?  Why do I hold myself back from doing so?”

Once you’ve answered these questions, see how (and if) your 5th house measurements reflect your reality.  Astrology is most helpful if you can link it to your own unique life experience.  Feel free to share through emails or comments…

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been a practitioner of Eastern meditation path since 1997, and has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

You can contact Hiroki via email at: Hiroki@hniizato.com or Phone: 727-470-4056 to ask a question or schedule a consultation.

Comments

  1. Your description of Moon in the 5th house could have been written about me. I totally feed my loved ones. Cooking up storms for guests, making special meals for family and so on.
    It made me laugh to read it.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Left wondering !!! I throughly enjoy your wonderful info, but as I looked at my chart to compare what you posted, I noticed that I don’t have anything in my 4th OR 5th house. Where does that leave me????
    Namaste

    • Hi Kathleen,

      You can look at the sign on the cusp of the 5th house to get more information. Also, the condition of the ruler of that sign can tell you quite a bit.

  3. Hi Hiroki – My Aquarius Moon is in the 5th with Capricorn on the cusp, and I related to at least three of your descriptions (Moon in the 5th, Capricorn on the 5th, as well as Aquarius on the 5th). Both my Moon and 5th house cusp ruler, Saturn, are heavily aspected – some are challenging, while others are very supportive. Saturn sits in my 4th (qunitile Ceres, which is trine my Moon), adding to my earthy, maternal vibe.

    Nurturing comes easily to me and I never withhold what’s truly needed, although I have learned to respect boundaries, especially my own (Moon squares Neptune/Mercury/Jupiter, with Saturn at the midpoint). I enjoy giving in a variety of ways – emotional, practical, spiritual – but I’m not an enabler. In reciprocal relationships, I expect a reasonable amount of give and take and mutual respect – love is more than just an emotion, it also involves a conscious decision to act in a loving way.

    Honestly, most friendships end up disappointing me – my inner circle has grown much smaller over the years, but also much healthier, so I’m okay with that. I’m finding as I get older that healing offers me a way to share my love without expecting anything in return. . . yet I do receive a great deal in return. I also enjoy all of the little social interactions that take place daily and have lots of casual friends. Ruler of my Moon (Uranus) is in the 12th – I love my internet conversations, even if they are often one-sided. :)

    • Hi LB,

      Thank you for sharing your 5th house experience! With the Aquarius Moon, it makes sense that you have an easy way about giving love to others. My inner circle is also quite small, though I do enjoy participating in larger group activities like tai chi and meditation groups (gets me out of the comfort zone.)

  4. Hello!
    Just wanted to say that your latest post was really interesting! It is fascinating to see how much you can be affected by the stars and the planets depending in wich position they are in.
    Looking forward to your next post!

  5. tatiana.larina says:

    Hiroki,

    What about intercepted houses? Mine begins in Cancer and ends in Virgo. The 5th house itself is empty. I can definitely identify with your description, as my Moon is afflicted with a number of hard aspects too. But shouldn’t I consider Sun as Leo’s ruler as colouring the vibe of the house as well?

    I know it’s way after the date of the original post – I haven’t checked your blog for months because new posts didn’t appear in my Netvibes feed. Only today did I realize that you changed your RSS feed.

    • Leo and Sun’s energy definitely needs to be considered, but as a secondary influence (it’ll always need to come through your Moon/Cancer.) As of today under the “popular posts” on the right, there is a post called “Leo the Gatekeeper & Intercepted Virgo” which talks about intercepted signs in general, if you’re interested.

  6. I love giving gifts, protecting, hugging, tenderness… I love touching, love loving people and rewarding them for being lovable!

    I’ve got Jupiter in Leo in the fifth and, in Cancer is the cuspid (there’s kiron in it)!

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