Sun in the 5th house type of individual will go out to the cinema, restaurant, theatre, nightclub or concerts more often than others. The main focus is on fun and creativity. Typically, there is pride in their creative achievements, and a powerful drive towards self-expression, and so the world is often a stage for them.
The individual will always be happiest playing lead rather than following others. Those with the Sun in the 5th house of entertainment, need an audience in order to perform, aiming for the limelight; and would not be satisfied with a career that only earns material rewards, and does not give them any avenue to shine. The arts usually provide a sphere in life where they can express their creative gifts and their output should be unique so that they gain the recognition wanted. Those with the Sun shining brightly in the pleasure room of the horoscope, want to stand out from the crowd and need to be recognized and appreciated by others.
The fifth house signifies the joy of expressing our inner child - play, pleasure, and past-times, and has a lot to do with our creativity and being unique. Planets in the 5th house color our childlike spirit and a physical child will actually represent many of those qualities. The Sun here often shows a highly talented or gifted child. The person may even decide to work with children, usually after finding out they possess the unique ability of bringing the gifts, potentials and a sense of confidence out in others. Whatever they decide to do in life, the person puts their heart and soul into everything. The 5th house rules the visual arts, theater, literature, dance and music, and they are usually very fond of entertainment.
The person also has a deep understanding of the values of self-expression, and instinctive sense of being a special individual with an individual destiny. The individual retaining an inner loyalty to their sense of vision, whether or not others approve. They enjoy and seek the appreciation of others and are essentially self-motivated and driven to actualize their talents and abilities.
The Sun when placed in the 5th house gives them the courage to be innovative, develop originality and express creative ideas. This placement of the Sun also gives the desire for party going and romantic affairs, and each romance is another chance to recreate themselves in the eyes of a new lover. Relationships also allow them to explore and realize their inner potential and developing gifts.
Leo and the 5th house have a great deal to do with the recognition of the self both by others and by the individual himself. We interpret it as also the house of love, but it might more aptly be called the house of romance because this is also the area where the individual may express-or project- his own identity without interference, and through the experience of love of this kind he may get a glimpse of his own inner centre. By Liz Greene
Producing children is another way of extending creativity, not surprisingly, one must not attempt to live out their inner potential, identity and unfulfilled needs through a child. Nonetheless, with the Sun in the 5th house the parent may be exceptionally proud of the child's achievements. Those with this placement need to develop their own creativity, in order to understand who they are and where they shine brightest in life.