People who have this placement will have a very intellectual first child, which has strong Gemini or Virgo emphasis in its natal chart. The child’s intelligence is evolving very quickly and the native will be dedicating a lot of effort in aiding him to develop his speech and logic. Their relationship will be based on communication, and the strong bond will continue even when the child becomes an adult.
This placement makes the native very gifted concerning communication with children, and is considered excellent for a career as a teacher or in a kindergarten. Playing with them brings joy to the native and he takes great pleasure in entertaining them. The native is able find creative ways for children to learn, while the children tend to adore him as they are having a lot of fun.
The native’s mind is constantly drawn towards entertainment. The native has a good sense of humor and has a rather playful character. Mercury in the 5th house will make the native like games and sports that have to do with thinking. He will like chess or any other board game that involves strategy. In addition, he will frequently indulge in playing games of knowledge with friends; in case that the 5th house is connected to his 2nd house or its ruler there are possibilities of winning in a television game of questions. If you have such an aspect, try your knowledge (and luck) at your favorite TV program and maybe you will not regret it!
As the 5th house is also ruling gain through speculation, the native’s mind can excel in stock market analysis. He is very intuitive about the future calibrations of the stock values; this makes him able to foresee good bargains to invest in, while also the correct time when to sell.
A person with Mercury in the 5th house is attracted to talkative people, and will easily open a conversation with a stranger. His flirting is fast and quirky, and there is usually a lot of talking even in bed. The 5th house is responsible of casual sex; so Mercury as a fast-moving planet will bring a lot of short and unstable affairs. Even when in a relationship, a person with such a placement will continue talking and flirting with other people. There is an internal need of playful communication and this does not necessarily imply infidelity. For them, this is mostly sharpening their communicative skills; such people have too much information inside them and adore sharing it. Many times, even the way that the native communicates is childlike; he loves to speak about his favorite music, series or hobbies and can literally go on for hours. When flirting, he will not necessarily indulge in seducing the other person, as it is communication what he yearns for mostly.
In case though that Mercury is adversely afflicted, the winged messenger planet has another side, a darker one. The gift of speech can be used for manipulation, and humor can become a Trojan horse for the native’s tactics. There can be multiple love affairs at the same time, with lies and secrecy covering as a fog his erotic life. This is more prominent to happen when Mars, Pluto, Uranus or Neptune are involved with adverse aspects. Usually, such behaviors evolve when Mercury is aspected by more than one malefic.
A 5th house Mercury person should guard against pride. This placement indeed creates a very smart person- but they are not the only ones. Being a smart-aleck is usually pushing people away, no one likes the smartass who knows everything and doesn’t know to behave well. Forcing the others to receive knowledge is also not the most pleasant experience (for the others, not the one who forces!), so if you have this placement and you see people running away from you, you know what to stop doing.
When someone has Mercury in the 5th house, traditionally ruled by Leo sign, he has excellent abilities of scriptwriting or anything else connected with the theatre and acting. Of course, whoever is good at writing and acting is also good at lying and pretending. If you see difficult aspects falling on your natal Mercury, consider changing these habits – you will see that the planet will start operating better and bring you more pleasure in your life!