Synastry overlays to the 5th House can lead to some sparkling, romantic fun. In a previous article, I described this as the house of self-expression. The 5th is also where your idea of capital R Romance lives. When someone’s planets fall here, they activate that romantic ideal and feed your creative fire. However, there’s not much to encourage a long-term relationship. Commitment takes work, and this is the house of play. There must be other, more binding contacts between two charts for a relationship to progress (if you want it to).
Sun/Mercury Overlay to the 5th House
Ben’s Sun/Mercury conjunction (in Gemini) falls in Trish’s 5th House. Trish is immediately captivated; he’s a wonderful story teller, and seems to know a bit about everything. Their first conversation last for forty-eight hours. They don’t talk about anything too deep, but Trish doesn’t care. She gets a thrill just from comparing notes about the little details of her day. Everything he says (and the way he says it) is so … amazing. Their conversations accelerate from flirty to sexual, and they quickly become lovers.