Oct 5

Natal Moon in the 5th House

Having your Moon in the house of love, recreation and children is quite a good natal placement. The house is traditionally ruled by Leo and the Sun; thus the Moon is illuminated and very active, while also can behave in a rather theatrical way.

As the 5th house is ruling children, the presence of the Moon makes a native rather fertile. In case that the Moon is also located in a fruitful sign such as Taurus, Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio or Sagittarius, the native has even more possibilities of having children. The Moon, in most cases, gives a female first child. In any case, the child will have a very strong Cancer/Moon emphasis in its natal chart, and will be very sentimental and emotional.

Generally, the native with such a natal placement of the Moon will love children, and will be very fond of the children of his friends and relatives. The children also show a lot of joy when playing with him, and can establish a very good communication. Such people keep in touch with the child inside them, and thus are easily recognized by children as “one of their own”. In addition, this natal placement of the Moon makes the native look some years younger than his real age.

Such kinds of people adore activities that are connected with cooking. A big party with a lot of food, or going out with a bunch of friends to a restaurant is something that will make them delighted. They adore to do barbeques, family reunions and generally gathering a lot of near-to-the-heart people in some place where they can eat, drink, talk and have lots of fun.

The 5th house is the house of love, flirting and casual sex. The Moon is the fastest celestial object and brings a lot of flirting and a playful attitude in the erotic life of the native. People with this placement are rather moody and prefer an unstable sexual life. They can have multiple partners in the same period; this does not though mean that they do not develop emotions towards them. Actually, with the Moon present here, the native might be constantly in love with “being in love”. So, he mostly seeks the joy of feeling emotions and attraction towards another person- and it is quite natural that such kinds of emotions develop simultaneously for more than one person.

Their love affairs are both intense and sentimental, and can even lead to dramatic- nearly theatrical situations. For sure, their love life is never something boring. In a man’s chart, there are possibilities of him prefering quite younger women, especially as he grows older. If the Moon is adversely aspected he should be very careful of such relationships, as they might end up dramatically and bring catastrophes.

Even if people with the Moon in the 5th house have artistic abilities, the way they express themselves through art is frequently changing. The native will have creative hobbies, but this moody approach towards different techniques and arts is not the most helpful for becoming an established artist. A person with such an aspect will lack the necessary discipline, keeping art mostly as a hobby.

In case that the Moon is adversely afflicted, the native should guard against gambling. This natal placement makes gambling a joy for the native, and the best thing to do is somehow disconnect the activity from his wealth. As the reason for him to gamble is not to gain money but the sheer activity of waiting for the outcome and celebrate a possible victory, it is a very wise decision to find ways to gamble that cannot threaten his pocket. Instead of betting on those horse-rides gather your friends at home and have a game of cards, where whoever loses buys the pizzas or washes the dishes. The amounts of endorphin you will produce will be exactly what your organism yearns for, without taking a risk that might challenge your wallet.

In general, this natal aspect creates the hedonist. The person strives to find emotional joy, and probably had a lot of joy in his childhood (of course except if the Moon was adversely aspected by malefics). Also, he loved his mother, played with her and received a lot of joy and care. This is another natal placement that gives a good childhood, full of games and fun. In addition, it is very prominent that the first love will happen in the really young ages of the native. It can be in the kindergarten or in the first grades of school, but usually does not flourish. In any case, the child experiences a very deep and romantic attraction to another child, while other children of that age have not yet developed towards a state of being able to perceive something like that.

If your Moon is in the 5th house, you will probably be untidy and despise doing the housework. You like to be helped and served in all the matters concerning the house, and will frequently bring over friends to help you clean. On the other hand, cooking for others is an activity that falls in the totally opposite category: you can invest a lot of love an care in preparing food for the ones you love.

To conclude, a person with the Moon in the 5th house will be very fond of hugs and sweetness while in an affair. The sharing of warmth and emotions is something necessary for them, and even when they are not in some kind of a relationship they will frequently search for such types of situations. They might even invite some partner or ex-partner for a sleepover, which will not necessarily involve any sexual activity other than sharing a hug and sleeping together. Nurturing the ones he feels emotional to is a big priority.

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  • Laura

    Great description, it fits 90%. How did you guess that Moon in 5th is not a good housekeeper?? Because of the Leo influence? because it is the 12th of the 6th? I would really like to know.

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  • Anonymous

    …this natal placement of the Moon makes the native look some years younger than his real age.
    — I did not connect the 5th House Moon with the youthful look myself. This is the first article I’ve read that mentions that. Thanks. People are amazed at how young I look, they think I am 10 years younger than I actually am. Even though the Moon opposes Saturn.

    …with the Moon present here, the native might be constantly in love with “being in love”. So, he mostly seeks the joy of feeling emotions and attraction towards another person- and it is quite natural that such kinds of emotions develop simultaneously for more than one person.
    — I don’t embody the multiple partners description of this Moon, I prefer my own company, mostly, but the QUALITY of emotion is something I pay a lot of attention to.

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