The fifth is the house of creative intelligence (Buddhi), indicating our values, goals, aspirations and judgments as well as our creativity, progeny or legacy. A good fifth house shows good intelligence and perception, counseling abilities, good creativity and clear expression. An afflicted fifth house shows wrong values, impaired judgment, wrong beliefs or destructive opinions. Note the effect of different planets dominating the fifth house by their influence.
If the fifth house is dominated by the Sun, the person will have a powerful and independent but self-focused mind. Creativity will be internalized, with a strong sense of ones own identity that can include a connection with the higher Self.
If the fifth house is dominated by the Moon, the person will have a creative but emotional mind, with a strong sense of family, communication or public affairs. There may be a good contemplative or reflective aspect to the mind.
If the fifth house is dominated by Mars, the person will have a sharp, perceptive and logical but perhaps aggressive and competitive mentality. This position can be good for science, law and debate. A malefic Mars influence on the fifth house and its lord makes a person violent, cunning and deceitful.
If the fifth house is dominated by Mercury, the person will have a quick, communicative and expressive mind, with a good intelligence and strong learning capacity. Howeyer, there may be a tendency towards superficiality and shifting of points of view.
If the fifth house is dominated by Jupiter, the person will have good judgment, a sense of ethics and conscience and devotion. The creative intelligence will be strong but directed toward public or spiritual, rather than family affairs. One can easily develop the higher mind through study and meditation.
If the fifth house is dominated by the influence of Venus, there will be an emotional, romantic or artistic bent to the intellect and its interests. The creative intelligence will be strong but with feeling and imagination dominating over logic.
If the fifth house is dominated by the influence of Saturn, the intellect will be profound, detached and philosophical. If afflicted, however, intellectual powers may be impeded, with dullness and slowness of thought and some tendency towards selfishness and narrow mindedness.
If the fifth house is dominated by the influence of Rahu, the mind will be sensitive, with a strong imagination but some tendency toward morbidity. The creative intelligence will be many sided but often diffuse or superficial.
If the fifth house is dominated by the influence of Ketu, the person will have a perceptive, intuitive and insightful mentality. If afflicted, the judgment will be poor, self-destructive and tending towards violence, much like the position of Mars.
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