Mars in 5th House


Last updated on April 15th, 2020 at 11:21 am

Mars in the 5th House unites with the energies of Leo and its ruler Sun. Leo is the 5th zodiac sign which shares common energies with the 5th astrological house.

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It is important to note that the positive placement of Jupiter and the 5th house lord carry an important role in amplifying the favorable effects or saving from negative results of ill-positioned Mars in the 5th house.

Jupiter shares a common significance of progeny with the 5th house. The 5th house ruler becomes the guiding planet of 5th house Mars. Hence, the deeper outcomes of this combination are highly dependent on the dignity and strength of the 5th house ruler.

Additionally, the majority of results are determined by the zodiac sign in which Mars resides in the 5th house.

Results of Mars in the 5th House


By default, a natural malefic planet in the 5th house limits the number of children. However, Mars will not limit the number of children if it is a functional beneficial planet (lord of beneficial houses) according to the ascendant sign.

The condition of Mars in the 5th house determines the specific outcomes regarding children and happiness from them.

Accordingly, if Mars is well-placed in favorable sign (in own, friendly, or sign of exaltation), it indicates having dynamic, intelligent, fortunate, and healthy children who inherit great martian characteristics. That is, they become strong, powerful and brave.

However, as Mars is natural malefic, it indicates that native with this combination tends to raise children in a strict way which is, on the other hand, beneficial for descendants as they are motivated to behave and learn well (especially during childhood) under the strict regime of the father.

Furthermore, if the 5th house lord is well-placed it blesses with fortunate and prosperous children with whom the native will realize big plans and achieve huge goals.

Alternatively, if Mars is ill-placed (in inimical sign) in the considered house, it indicates issues regarding children. For instance, this combination indicates a delay in childbirth (many disappointments in romance) or a disobedient child who causes unhappiness to the native.

In case of heavy affliction, the debilitation of Mars and the 5th house lord combined with unfavorable influences by natural malefic planets over Mars/5th house lord causes troubles regarding children such as abortion, miscarriage, delay in childbirth, or being deprived of children.

Passion & Creativity

A fiery planet Mars in the 5th house indicates having lots of passion and creativity, which combined with sharp intelligence, is a great blessing.

If Mars is well-placed, it blesses with extreme levels of fiery passion and creative intelligence which helps in the creation of unique various kinds of creations – as Mars is involved, the creativity is directed towards creating something in the world of automotive, engines, mechanics, real estate, or engineering in general.

Alternatively, ill-placed Mars in unfavorable sign deprives of creativity and intelligence which leaves the dreams unattainable unless favorably placed 5th house lord improves the situation.

When 5th house lord is well-placed, while Mars is damaged in the 5th house, it indicates having a lack of intelligence and passion, but being fortunate enough to meet certain intelligent people in life who help with finances, wisdom, or other skills to achieve the big dreams.

Success from Efforts

Mars is the planet of action, which signifies will-power, courage, and motivation to push through and overcome every obstacle on the way and ultimately achieve success.

It’s favorable (in own, friendly, or sign of exaltation) placement in the 5th house, which is a Trikona or Triangular house that bestows a great amount of motivation to the native which promotes success in undertakings.

Alternatively, the ill-placement of Mars indicates the opposite and a lot of struggles in life.

Romantic & Passionate

The 5th house is also all about romance and feelings of the heart. That is because Sun, which is the natural ruler of the 5th zodiac sign Leo rules over the heart of a person.

Accordingly, the fiery planet Mars in the given house indicates having high levels of sensual drive, passion, and desire for romance. Such natives express their feelings in a very passionate manner.

Ill-placement of Mars causes seeking satisfaction of desires in immoral ways. They might also become very forceful regarding their expression of feelings.

Power & Authority

Mars is the planet of strength, courage, domination, and leadership. A well-placed Mars in favorable sign in the 5th house of authority is capable of bestowing a good reputation and position whereas damaged Mars in the considered house deprives of the same.

Moreover, a favorable Mars in the considered house provides a strong and powerful charisma to the native which attracts lots of attention from other people whom these natives express their charismatic character through public speaking. This trait is also beneficial in the political arena if the 5th house lord is well-placed.

Gambling Addiction

The 5th house also indicates stock markets and speculation. An impulsive planet Mars in the 5th house indicates being excessively fond of the game of chances.

If Mars is well-placed in the considered house, the luck favors and blesses with speculative intelligence and gains through speculation and gambling.

Alternatively, the ill-placement of Mars in the 5th house produces a compulsive gambler who is over-obsessed with games of chances. A weak judgment regarding speculative abilities also leads to losses through compulsive gambling.

Classical Analysis

Bhrigu Sutras

According to Bhrigu Sutras, a natural malefic planet gives a negative influence on the positive house by default, if the given planet is without any benefic influence.

Namely, the presence of natural malefic planet Mars in the 5th house indicates struggles related to luck and wealth. That is because the given house is one of the wealth-generating houses which is called Lakshmi Sthan.

It is also said to give adverse results regarding progeny. That is to say, this combination causes having a fewer amount of children.

As the 5th house belongs to the triangle of righteousness, Mars in this house produces a person with immoral behavior, if not well placed. The immoral behavior leads to developing a negative reputation which also causes a conflict with authority figures.

Matters are even worse when Mars is associated with a natural malefic planet (Sun, Saturn) in this house. This may lead to great disagreements and quarrels with children which causes loss of attachment with them.

In rare cases, if Mars or another malefic planet in this house is severely damaged or fallen, it indicates having no progeny. On the bright side, it indicates adopting one. Depending on the overall chart, there might be mixed results. That is, the native has own child and also adopts another.

In any situation, a weak planet in the 5th house causes issues regarding progeny, pregnancy (females), and/or bad behavior of children.

However, if Mars is in good dignity in this house, it also improves the reputation and behavior of the native.

In this classical source, it is mentioned when Mars is in its own or exaltation sign in the 5th house, positive results are produced.

Specifically, a strong and dignified Mars produces a very righteous, honest, and truthful person. Despite having a strict, cruel, and harsh behavior, such natives become highly renowned and reputed because of their righteousness.

The 5th house is about authority, leadership abilities, and management while Mars is the authoritative planet of leaders. Accordingly, a strong and dignified Mars produces a very competent guide, manager, organization, and a leader.

In this classical source, it is mentioned people with this positive combination are capable of getting high positions that are related to management. However, with their dominating and straightforward character, they attract a lot of jealousy and opposition.


This classical source lists out the default results of unsupported and ill-placed Mars in the given house.

Namely, a weak Mars causes a lack of intelligence and wisdom. It also indicates that a person is negatively cunning, clever, and capable of fooling people.


Most of the negative results are the same as in Bhrigu Sutras. In addition to that, in Saravali it is mentioned that this combination provides a very unstable way expression to a person which puts them in danger of performing wicked deeds.

Chamatkara Chintamani

The 5th house is related to digestive organs in medical astrology. Hence, in this classical source, it is stated that Mars, the fiery and energetic planet causes issues regarding digestion and acids. This will not manifest if Mars is strong. Instead, a strong Mars promotes fast digestion and metabolism.

Additional negative effects of weak Mars in this house are sinful deeds and unhappiness regarding progeny. For males, it indicates complications regarding the pregnancy of their spouses.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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