So first of all, let's see what 1st house/Ascendant and 5th house represent -
1st house/Ascendant is your self, physique, personality, overall health, life path and head in human body etc.
5th house represents Creativity, Romance, Happiness, Hobbies, Children, Innovation, Sports, Movies, Stock Trading, Gambling and Betting, Risk Taking Ability, Education, Ancient Texts etc.
Now, what does it mean to have 1st house lord in 5th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 1st house/Ascendant of your horoscope is sitting in the 5th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 1st house lord in 5th house?
Its generic interpretation is that person's focus through-out life is on Education, Love Matters, Children, Reading Ancient Texts, Speculations etc. They are very much involved in Sports, Creative Arts etc. But depending on the planet which is ascendant lord and sits in 5th house, things can change drastically.
Results may also be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 5th house lord as 1st house lord is going in 5th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as Ascendant Lord in 5th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Leo Ascendant chart and Sun sits in the 5th house in the sign of Sagittarius. This is one position which can really make a person education oriented as Sagittarius is sign of higher learning and wisdom. These people would love to go for higher studies. Most probably, their career also will be in Education field. But at the same time Sun is a fiery planet and Sagittarius is a fiery sign, so there is lot of fire involved with this position. As a result, person may not have fruitful love life in early 20s or child-birth may be delayed.
Moon - So it is Cancer Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 1st house and sits in 5th house in Scorpio. Guess what? It is debilitated, especially if Moon is in first 10 degrees. In this case, they get involved into any research oriented studies. They are highly interested in Occult side of life. At the same time, it shows traumatic experiences in matters of love. Their relation with Mother is also not too sweet. Mother behaved like a strict disciplinarian. They themselves are too protective of their kids.
Mars - Mars can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aries Ascendant - So if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 1st & 8th house and sits in 5th house in Leo sign. It basically shows a sports person because Mars is an Athlete and 5th house relates to Sports. They are very aggressive and competitive in studies. They take as a challenge if someone scores better in exams. As a lover, they are dominating. As Mars also rules 8th house, it shows some accidents taking place during sports or education getting blocked due to some sudden event but as Mars is good in Leo dignity-wise, person will be able to overcome these hurdles.
Scorpio Ascendant - Now if it is Scorpio Ascendant, Mars rules 1st & 6th house and sits in 5th house in Pisces sign. This person is more interested towards education than sports as Pisces in ruled by Jupiter. They want to learn about Religious, Spiritual stuff and Ancient Texts but the basic tendency of being aggressive and action oriented will remain. As Mars also rules 6th house of Debts, Diseases and Disputes, it shows that person is taking loan for his education. It also shows some disputes coming in romantic life. Person should be careful about his diet.
Mercury - Mercury also can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, Mercury rules 1st & 4th houses and sits in 5th house in Libra. This person will be highly interested in education. His mother will have impact on his education and creativity. More than this, it is an excellent position for someone in Stock Trading, Speculative Business. This is one of the basic positions to see an Astrologer's profession as it is house of Ancient Texts and Mercury is Karaka of Astrology. If other benefic planets or Rahu also impact 5th house Mercury then this is a super intelligent person.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, then Mercury rules 1st & 10th house and sits in 5th house in Capricorn. So, now Mercury is very much a Career oriented and Serious planet. Here, they not only study Higher Education but they are also willing to analytically and critically analyse what they study. They will read 10 different authors on one subject and then analyse every author deeply. A Career in Education Field is a great possibility.
Venus - Venus also can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is a Taurus Ascendant, Venus rules 1st & 6th house and sits in 5th house in Virgo sign. Now, Venus is debilitated, especially in late 20+ degrees. Here, love life is to suffer some major disappointments in 20s. As Virgo is sign of pin-pointing the faults, person adopts the same attitude in his love life which leads to break ups till he learns his mistakes. Same attitude person takes in matters of education with his colleagues and teachers and it makes him suffer. This person should be careful against diseases related to Venus.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Venus rules 1st & 8th house and sits in 5th house in Aquarius. This is much better position then the earlier one. This is where Arts, Movies and Creative abilities of person will prosper. Education wise, this person will be interested in study and research of high scientific and technological subjects. The reason behind any such study is always some higher goals and higher service to mankind. As Venus also rules the 8th house, they are always research oriented and interested in Occult. At the same time, some sudden events may disturb their love life or their children's life.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Jupiter rules 1st & 4th house and sits in 5th house in Aries Sign. These people are interested in higher studies and learning all the wisdom of the world for their individual growth. Their life revolves around education and children. They can be really good Professors.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Jupiter rules 1st & 10th house and sits in 5th house in Cancer. Now, this is the best of all placement as planet of education is sitting exalted in house of education. Another thing is that this person is not learning for his individual growth. He is equally concerned for others and want others to grow. A highly enlightened and spiritual person can be seen from this position. They are the real teachers of the world.
Saturn - Saturn also can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs.
If it is Capricorn Ascendant, then Saturn rules 1st & 2nd house both and sits in 5th house in Taurus. As I said, Saturn knows only how to do its job. It doesn't matter which sign or what house. So, in 5th house, Saturn may delay the education, create obstacle in it as Saturn wants you to focus on studies more. Love life takes a back seat. Hardest lessons in love. It gives long love stories of 5-10 years and then breaks it. Marriage should be delayed up to 30s. Naturally, childbirth will be delayed. A position which is more helpful for Education then Romance.
If Saturn is Ascendant through Aquarius Sign, then it rules Ascendant & 12th house and sits in Gemini sign in 5th house. Similar pattern will be followed for this position too but additionally person will be interested in studies related to scientific and technological inventions. Person may need to work hard on Communications and Creativity. But if they work hard, Saturn rewards them more than any other planet. In both these situations, creativity prospers after the age of 30
Rahu - If Rahu is Ascendant Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 5th house in Gemini then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Gemini in 5th house means person is highly intellectual. He is highly creative. Excellent Sportsperson. Master in Speculative Business. He can be an excellent Actor.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is Ascendant Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 5th house in Pisces then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. This is someone who is not too interested in love, romance etc but very much interested in study of occult. Ketu in 5th house also indicates surgeries to abdomen area, so person should be careful about his health. A master occultist can be seen from this position.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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