Keeping the Fifth House Locked Down
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Love in the Third Degree.
Itâ€™s said that certain things belong to the different â€œhouses,â€ or areas of your life. In the Fifth House, those things include romance, children, finances, creativity, and work you love (sort of like your creative children). This is a particular house that I am safeguarding more so than ever before.
Why? Because I like to live my life as an open book, being who I am without the need for secrecy. I am what I am, like it or not. But the Fifth House is where I tend to get hurt the most and it makes me question my open-book policy. I do know some people who are so close-mouthed with every idea and purport that anything they utter will be stolen, when I usually find their ideas mediocre at best and wonder why they think anyone would steal them. Iâ€™ve always been very open with my ideas, giving them away freely, at least until this past year when I realized their value.
So Iâ€™ve been pulling inward in this area. Everythingâ€™s paid off except the mortgage, Iâ€™ve settled with the Major Home Repair Corporation on the damage to my house (though no payment yet), and Iâ€™m still tracking down that missing tax refund. Iâ€™m toying with playing with the stock market again, though it doesnâ€™t hold the same appeal for me, and yet Iâ€™m good enough at it that I should consider it again. Iâ€™m more focused now on making sure all the financial issues are settled and my focus on my children is closely-held as well. The girls and I are a unit.
But the areas that are no longer openly shared are my romantic and creative endeavors. Iâ€™ve learned the hard way.
Not that I wonâ€™t publicly rail against married men trying to date me, but there are things enough that I donâ€™t journal about because they are between that person and me. And theyâ€™re kept that way.
Iâ€™ve had potential romances spoiled by people barreling in with their opinions or disapproving to the point of manipulating to make sure nothing happened. Iâ€™ve shared my ideas for creative pursuits with friends I was certain would never be competitors, who understood the private nature of business plans and were excited about being sounding boards, and werenâ€™t in the same business at allâ€”and had them tell me three days later what my competitor thought of my ideas when they (oopsie) mentioned my ideas, and within literally a few days of that, Iâ€™ve seen my specific ideas publicly presented by my competitors as their latest brainstorm. Thatâ€™s when I started to realize how valuable some of my ideas areâ€”when other people started making a ton of money on them.
And yes, these were people I trusted and saw no reason to hide anything from. It was because of the trust and friendship that I felt encouraged to share with them.
But nowadays, when Iâ€™m manifesting something important in the Fifth House, I no longer let it be known that Iâ€™m interested in a certain individual or that Iâ€™m working on a certain project or have this great new idea. Once itâ€™s manifested, Iâ€™ll be an open book with it, but not before.
This is the spot where keeping silent on what youâ€™re manifesting is such an important matter so that it can come into the physical without interference.