If you have Lilith in the 5th house of your chart, her themes will manifest in terms of sexuality, pleasure, creativity, and children. It may seem as if life’s pleasures are always either denied or warped.
With this placement, you probably grew up quickly. You were denied the chance to have a real, innocent, free childhood. Because of this, many people with Lilith in the 5th choose not to become parents for fear of not being able to protect their own children from the darkness of the world. They also often fear that their own darkness and pain will be inflicted upon their children. If you have Lilith here, you know what I mean. If you do have children, you will be hyperaware of their experience and be fiercely protective, making sure they have the innocence you were denied.
The 5th house rules sexuality, and here we often find a very literal interpretation of Lilith’s myth. She attempted to stand up for her right to equality, to pleasure, and to having sex in a way that pleased her too, and she was instead dismissed, coerced, and wounded. With Lilith here, you have certainly experienced wounds in terms of sex and pleasure, and you responded either with a total rejection of sexuality or with promiscuity. Either way, the goal is to take back control and confront sexuality on your own terms.
The 5th house is more than sex and children. It is creation, period. It is concerned with artistic expression and bringing forth something new into the world. With Lilith here, your creativity has been met with disdain or cynicism. It always seems to fail to meet some outside expectation, and is instead relegated to the margins.
This is just a sample of the ways that Lilith could manifest in the 5th house. But there are a few pieces of advice I think apply across the board. First, pleasure is not frivolous. It is our birthright and we should be empowered to seek it on our terms and for our own benefit. And finally, we don’t create and express ourselves in order to please others. We create because we must. It is part of what it means to be human. So shine on.
Do you have Lilith in the 5th house? What is your experience?