Venus in the 5th House

With Venus in the 5th house, you are concerned with self-expression and creativity. Due to the Venusian energy in this sphere, you can express what is special and unique about you in the loveliest of ways. Romantic love is, of course, one avenue where you could express your Venus – planet of love – qualities, but as this is an area that also rules children and the ability to express joy, happiness, and uninhibited pleasure, there is a LOT you can do. Hence, with this placement, you need an activity or hobby that fulfills your deepest desire for creative expression. Having Venus in this part of your chart symbolizes the desire for procreative effort – whether it is writing, art, a child, or blossoming romance. And it will be your creative accomplishments that boost self-worth and feelings of happiness and contentment within you.

It can also be beneficial for you to be involved with children and to create something of value. You may find that you creatively blossom around younger people. Or, you may find your deepest values are awakened through the appreciation of art, dancing, or drama and it lights up your inner sense of playfulness. Moreover, financial gain is possible through all of these creative endeavors and this is just a bonus as usually, you are someone who just likes to be appreciated and loved for your talents. The 5th house precipitates the need to be loved by others. So, you love to receive gifts when being romanced, wined, and dined. In fact, it makes you feel worthy and deserving when you are the recipient of grand gestures of love – whether it’s bunches of flowers or lots of gifts, one single red rose – it makes you feel adored, beautiful and appreciated.

Astrology says that this part of your chart is symbolic of the search for security in the identity of who you are as an individual. So, this means that there is a need to re-create part of your individuality and to invest deeply in your creative acts. Venus in this position of the chart expresses differently depending on its element (fire, earth, air, or water). Venus is more dramatic in relationships when placed in a fire sign; you appreciate FIERY passions and emotional scenes in your love life; EARTHY Venus’ are exceptionally supportive and like tangible expressions of love; WATERY Venus’ are loving and compassionate; AIRY Venus’ are articulate and fair in the art of loving. For all Venus’ in this 5th house domain, you may find out that you attract quite a few admirers – lusting after you! Yet, it can equally mean that there are many admirers of your creative work and the general lovely vibe you bring to how you express yourself.

Create beauty and harmony through art and creativity; establish the value of play; glow through recreation; magnetically attract people and things through romance; balance conflicting forces among or about children; express values through hobbies and leisure activities. Choice Centered Astrology: The Basics

The 5th house of the chart also relates to the love you give to others and, thus, children and romantic interests can be viewed as beautiful and loving. You may have creative, talented, and charming children who you adore. With Venus in this position you possess a strong appreciation of aesthetics and try to bring that into your self-expression. You will not feel completely fulfilled without an outlet of some kind. Ordinarily, with Venus in the 5th house, you enjoy sharing your creativity with others; you are likely to do so with an eye for what is pleasing, receiving attention and validation. The problem with this placement, though, can be a tendency to judge self-worth based on the amount of love and valuation that is received for your creative outpourings. It is vitally important that YOU feel proud of your personal talents and creative flair as it is often marked in your personality.

Within your 5th house lives a wild spirit. It wants to shake up your sleepy life. It wants to stimulate your ecstasy for being in the moment. Your 5th house likewise knows just how to make your heart sing. Traditional astrology gives this house a double association with Venus, planet of pleasures and passions. Venus “joys” in this house, which means her natural tendencies find fortunate expression here. The Chaldean order of planets, which assigns Saturn to the 1st house and Jupiter to the 2nd, gives fun-loving Venus to the 5th. It is well known that when transits or progressions energize the 5th house, people do uncharacteristic things. They have affairs. They buy flashy new cars. They dream of running away to the circus. They behave, in short, like children.


There is vital life force energy in the 5th house. There is energy to create. Or procreate. There is enthusiasm for life. One is vibrant and radiant. This may be why modern astrologers assign rulership of the 5th house to the Sun. The Sun has star quality. It says “I am here!” It needs to express itself dynamically. It wants to feel special. It wants to love and be loved. Do we really need to choose either Venus or the Sun when judging which matters more in this house? It might be wiser to keep both in mind. In the 5th, you must express your Sun without apology. And you must pursue what brings your Venus joy. Dana Gerhardt