5th house is about pleasure, what makes you feel good. Pleasure is often the output of creative acts you indulge in. So fifth house in Vedic astrology essentially relates to self-expression that brings you pleasure. It signifies your mental intelligence, the capability to create and innovate, bring novel ideas to old concepts. All forms of creative expressions are ruled by this house including arts and writing. The good karma you performed in previous lives and how it manifests in the form of your artistic abilities can also be seen through the fifth house.
This essentially is the house dealing with everything you create, including children. Your capability to have children, progeny possibilities, conception, miscarriage, relationship with your children, and their health is all governed by fifth house in horoscope. Raising your children, who are an extension of yourself, is also a source of pleasure. It also suggests birth of son, which is why it is called Putr Bhava in Vedic astrology.
While fourth house relates to conventions and traditions, 5th house in astrology is about innovation and expression. It relates to personal pleasure than social pressure, and social inclinations than familial responsibilities. It thus deals with your penchants, accomplishment, and creative pursuits, all that gives you emotional satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment in life. The games you like to play, entertainment, recreation and even your love affairs come under the sphere of this house. The relationships you indulge in and whether you are successful or not is also governed by fifth house. It rules your indulgence in illegitimacy, affairs out of wedlock, illicit relations, illegitimate children, and attraction to opposite sex too depending upon the planets in the house and the position of 5th house lord.
Fifth house also rules your sense of discrimination, rationalization, mental intelligence, and analytical skills. Coherence, righteousness, process and chances of higher education, spiritual learning and pursuits are all ruled by 5th house. Fifth house is also related to good luck and fortune, your indulgence in speculation and investments. Your luck in gambling and matters involving risk of money can be assessed by reading 5th house. All games and speculative affairs where chance plays a role come under 5th house signification such as puzzles, socking, shares, sudden gains, racing, lotteries, betting, dice, casinos, cards etc.
Fifth house relates to Leo, the fifth sign in the Zodiac cycle. Jupiter is the natural significator of this house, which also relates to good luck, fortune, learning and wisdom. The body parts that fifth house rules include stomach, upper and middle back, pancreas, and spine. The fifth house in mundane astrology is thought to represent population and birth rate of the country. Fifth house also represents the ambassadors and national affairs of a country, especially relating to entertainment, education, youth, and sports.