Natal astrology is based upon the analysis of the birth chart. As you probably know, birth charts are diagrams that represent the exact planetary distribution at the time of a person’s birth.
The base of a natal chart is a full circle, divided into twelve fields, which do not have to be equal in size.
According to some explanations of an uneven division, it happens because the sunrays fall over the earth under different angles.
The Earth was, of course, our point in space, the place of our birth and dwelling. To create a natal chart, the astrologers need only your exact place, time and date of birth. Each chart is unique, but each consists of the same elements.
Houses, planets and zodiac signs are the most important ones. The planets manifest its energy through a house, in a way the sign they match poses.
In that sense, houses could be seen as a stage, planets as actors, and signs as their roles. Each astrological house represents an area of the native’s life.
The number of planets inside houses, their signs and aspects they create would affect the native’s specific experience related to a particular part of his or her life.
Fifth House in Astrology
Many astrologers would agree on the Fifth House being the most fortunate and the happiest field of the horoscope. Well, it was called the House of Pleasure with a good reason.
The fifth field is analog with the sign of the mighty, glorious and kingly Leo.
This is the house of energy, laughter, fortune, glory and the unstoppable flow of the creative energy. The Fifth House is the most pleasant and the warmest house in astrology.
The fifth field represents fun, love, good times, dance, hobbies, pleasant activities of all sorts, love games, romantic pleasures, fair competition and sports activities, lottery, vacations, children.
We could say that this house encompasses any form of creativity, pleasure and wishes come truth. This is also the field of good health and vitality.
If planets and aspects in this field were nice, it indicates well-being, healthy and long life.
If beneficial planets emphasized the Fifth House, it may indicate significant achievements in the native’s fields of interests, such as sports activities, performing arts, romantic relationships and even gambling, risky investments and lottery.
If there was the Moon in the fifth field, for example, there could be a loving and a fortunate marriage and a very special relationship with kids.
If Sun, Venus or Mercury were inside the Fifth House, it indicates many romances, physical pleasures, many offspring and generally, happiness the native feels through the children.
He or she may be especially proud of their offspring, having a very close, beautiful and deep bond with own children.
However, it could also indicate great relations with kids in general; someone who knows how to take care of kids and who feels good around them.
House of Pleasure and Chance
In general, an emphasized Fifth House, with benefic planets, indicates a very joyful and a happy life, full of pleasures, especially when it comes to love, generosity, fortune and children.
Natives with such emphasized fifth field are warmhearted people who have a lot of love to offer, but are likely to receive love from others, as well. However, things could go in a different direction.
Having malefic planets inside the Fifth House and heavy aspects, indicates troublesome life and relations, with children, in the first place. The connection with kids is cold, distant, non-satisfying. It also indicates problems in romantic relationships.
Relationships could be exhausting, tense; the sense of duty might be involved with it. Physical intimacy related problems are likely to occur, as well.
However, it would greatly depend on aspects. If Neptune, Uranus or Pluto were in the Fifth House, it indicates somewhat awkward choice of romantic partners and odd relationships, perverse needs, loss of children, problems with children, relationships with aggressive, violent people, criminal activities involved, unstable and unreliable partners.
Pluto in the Fifth House is what we will going to discuss later on in more detail. If Mars was in this field, it indicates hyperactive and energetic kids, dramatic relationships, arguments…malefic planets in heavy aspects tell about disappointments, infertility, challenges, problems with vices, gambling risks.
Benefic planets in good aspects inside the Fifth House indicate fertility, growth, creativity and generally, development of everything good this house represents in its overall pleasant essence.
Interestingly, perhaps, people who have had a tremendous success regarding games of chance are likely to have an emphasis on the Fifth House, regardless of the very nature of the planets involved; it could be both malefic and benefic ones.
Of course, you should never take an isolated aspect or position or even the whole house as a determining element.
The whole chart is complex and houses interact with one another, if you carefully study your chart. We will explore the significance of Pluto, one of the most mysterious planets, inside the fifth field.
However, you should always consider its relations to other elements of the chart. Let us first see into Pluto’s mythology, meaning and symbolism in astrology.
Pluto in Mythology
In ancient Greek mythology, Hades was the lord of the underworld and the very realm he ruled was also known as Hades. In Roman mythology, his counterpart is Pluto.
These deities were identified one with another and, although they are not exactly the same in character, they share the same role in both mythologies.
Pluto rules the domain of the dead, but he is also associated with wealth and abundance, sometimes depicted holding the so-called ‘horn of plenty’.
According to ancient mythologies, he was not considered an evil deity, but he was strict, quiet and just. It has been said that Pluto, as the god of death and afterlife, was fair and merciful towards good people, those who had a life of morality and virtue.
However, people would generally avoid speaking his name aloud and they would rather use descriptive expressions.
Pluto in Astrology – Planets in Houses
Pluto is definitely one of the most mystical planets of the horoscope, considering it rules the sign of Scorpio. It has been associated with power and control, with concepts of regeneration, transformation and rebirth, even with magical powers.
Healers and mages, mafia bosses and criminals, detectives and secret investigators, spies and terrorists, all of them were Pluto’s children, to call them so. Pluto has potential for great destruction, but also for regeneration.
Let us see how Pluto would affect the native, if he or she has this planet in a prominent place in the natal chart or if Pluto forms significant aspects.
Many would say this planet would usually have no significant influence over the native, since it was a generational planet, considering its distance from the Sun and the earth and its tremendously slow cosmic journey, from our earthly point of view.
Well, it is true, but only to some point. If it were in a significant place or strong aspects, it would affect you more.
On a deep level, this planet represents the process of transformation, associated with personal growth, personal changes, accompanied by many troubles and difficulties, personal rebirth and self-awakening.
Pluto would not make your rebirth easier, but it would induce it, it would make you need it.
Pluto forces you, in a way, to face your inner self, to face your flaws and weaknesses, things you are highly unlikely to accept; no one likes to face the beast from within and we all have a little bit of it.
Pluto represents deepest desires, deepest instincts and the darkest impulses in a human being. We are typically unwilling to face them, but Pluto challenges us to do so.
The Planet of Transformation
However, once the native finally faces these, even if he or she has fallen so low that everything around seems dark and shady, Pluto would send its blessing.
Pluto would actually help you overcome these, by doing it yourself; this planet would make you rise like that famous mythical bird from the ashes. Such is the power of Pluto. It could destroy you, but it will regenerate you.
Pluto is associated with the concept of power, including all the good and the bad sides of it, including potency on a carnal, physical level, the need for dominance and control over others, jealousy and possessiveness and manipulation, but also the power to deal with difficult situations, to fight all those bad things.
Some natives with the strong Pluto are successful in actually saving the world from those bad influences of power, through their own power.
In any case, Pluto would have you bound to the ‘dark side’, in a way. The ruler of Scorpio, it has to do with death, with taboos, with dark and obscure places and corners of the human soul and mind.
If Pluto in the natal chart were in favorable aspects, it would make the native a person of an incredibly magnetic aura. Such people could be influential, amazing leaders of different kinds, including, for instance, being prophets.
They could be successful investigators and detectives, spies, people who possess some kind of hidden though non-expendable power. No one could easily replace one precious Pluto child.
However, in bad aspects, Pluto turns the native into a manipulator, into a criminal, a person involved with certain dark businesses that definitely have influence and power over others.
In addition to all these, Pluto rules treasures that lie beneath the ground, resources of power.
Pluto in the Fifth House – Pluto in 5th House
People with Pluto in the Fifth House are characterized by very strong creative impulses. They are often very passionate about art, about romance and about children.
Overall, Pluto in the House of Pleasure feeds their passions, gives them a fuel, which could be a good thing, but the outcome would greatly depend on the native’s chart and overall personality. The thing is, everything gets very intense.
The most obvious example of this passionate energy is seen in the love life of natives with Pluto in the Fifth House. Pluto is associated with matters of passion, carnal desire, possessiveness, obsessions and else anyway.
In love life, these natives are extreme; they would always go for all or for nothing. Their love is consuming, their passions devouring and they ask nothing less from the other.
They need deep, intense connection on all levels; such people are not for shallow romances and affairs. To them, passion and love were everything.
They need the partner to the fullest, each time they fall in love with someone. They would hardly accept less.
However, this could turn out bad for the Fifth House Pluto native, if he or she does not actually get a satisfying, deeply intimate relationship.
The native clashes with Pluto’s destructive power in form of intense, controlling, dominant partners and relationships marked by jealousy, possessiveness, possessiveness and else, from one side or another, or even from both.
The fear of betrayal is deeply rooted in possessive-obsessive behaviors induced by the Pluto’s energies inside the Fifth House.
Pluto in 5th House – Surrendering to Passion
We would say that individuals with Pluto inside the Fifth House often struggle on the inside, since they appear torn between their passions and desires and their fears.
Pluto has much with control and power, while the Fifth House is the house of pleasures, love and creative energy.
Each of these requires certain and not an insignificant amount of freedom. The native with Pluto inside this field is, paradoxically, often afraid of such a freedom.
The native, thus, binds him or herself to the partner, to kids, to some creative project or whatever else, but to the extremes.
The native tends to have it all under control, while, at the same time, he or she feels as if they should surrender to joys and pleasures of life, to creative enterprise or so. Such a fear is possible to be overcome, but not easy.
Once the native decides to let it go and surrender, Pluto would release the tension. It would make you realize this was a good choice. Pluto is always about letting it go, in order to grow.
When the Fifth House was involved, it could mean being less distrustful to the partner, being less protective of the children, surrendering to the flow of the artistic inspiration and generally surrendering to your passions, just in order to realize that you would not actually lose control.