What would you do if all the rules as you know them are gone? What would you do if there are no limits and you can do whatever it is that you want to do and be whoever it is that you want to be? How much would you risk for that? What would you risk for an opportunity like that?
The 5th house is about risk. Yes, it is also about creativity, how we express ourselves, our children and where we have fun. Associated with Leo and the Sun, the 5th is about the ego. The 5th is where we fall in love. It is where we give birth to things- literally in terms of babies, but figuratively in terms of new ventures, love affairs, projects and creative expressions of ourselves. It is where we give birth to our hopes and dreams before sending them off into the world. It is a fun and exciting place, but it is also where we accept and take risk.
Every time you give birth to something you are taking a risk. A piece of you is involved that will never be the same again. If it is a creative venture, you risk damage to your self esteem; a business venture risks your personal resources; and a baby, well, that pretty well risks your entire life.
Remember the last time you fell in love. Maybe it was requited, maybe not. Remember that wonderful bubbly feeling in your chest, the need to check your cell phone 1000 times a day in case you missed a call or a text from him. That special ring tone just for him, even though you know he rarely rings it, even though you know that if anyone else hears it they will know your secret. When you just want to talk for hours, when even saying the words out loud leaves you exposed. Falling in love is risky. Dating is risky. Getting to know you is risky. Sex is risky. Every little step of the process asks you to expose more of yourself and in doing so risks more of yourself. You are gambling with your own self esteem. But it makes you feel so good and is so much fun and can be so addictive. Nevertheless, gambling it is. If you win, you progress through the routine of life into a relationship- but that is a 7th house matter. If you lose? Well, I am sure we all know the pain of a broken heart and a bruised ego, but you still dust yourself off and head back to the table for another spin.
Jupiter transiting the 5th house may not be enough to bring love into your life, but it will certainly help you to find the courage to express yourself freely and authentically. You may find yourself with added self confidence and perhaps an increased propensity to accept risk- all of which may help develop any relationship which starts at this time. You may finally find the courage to make the first move.
Creatively you will be on fire! Whatever you produce at this point will be truly reflective of you. Even if you have previously been influenced by others from an artistic viewpoint, your voice will now be heard loudly.
Without doubt, this is a fun time. Relatively speaking this is also a lucky time. Go ahead and buy a lottery ticket, your chances may be improved, but remember that the odds are still against you.
Transits to the 5th house will also form challenging aspects to the 11th house (opposition) and the 2nd and 8th. During this transit friends may become lovers, your dreams may be brought out into the world and your hobbies may move from the back room into the shop-front. Risks taken in the 5th house, particularly regarding gambling and business ventures may impact your personal resources (2nd house) via a personal investment, or the 8th house (risking other peoples’ money). Take care not to over-extend yourself financially or romantically during this time- a bad risk is still a bad risk.
Go ahead- play, fall in love, express yourself, take a risk or two, spin the wheel, but remember not to lose touch with reality. At the end of the day when the transit has passed your debts will eventually have to be repaid- whether you have taken the risk at the roulette table, the corporate table or with someone elses’ partner. But oh how much fun you can have…