Doorway 5: Passion, Creativity & Romance

Doorway 5 opens to a new phase of our journey. We’ve gone from our foundations of home and family in Doorway 4, to a lightening, and stirring of the energy. This doorway corresponds with Leo, ruled by the Sun, the heart of our solar system. Doorway 5 is all about Love: that which we create with love—children and artistic endeavors, love affairs, our passions and favorite pastimes. This is the house where your heart is open, your creativity is heightened, and your spirits are fully engaged.

Love affairs here, refer to passionate but uncommitted relationships. Marriage and legal partnerships are in a different category. Doorway 5 is about love that takes you by the heart and sweeps you up in its joyful rhythm.

Children, in this house, can mean your physical offspring or can be a child of the mind—an original performance, event, song, or painting. If the themes of this house sound like familiar ground, you probably already enjoy spending time with children and/or creative pursuits.


Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on passion, creativity, and romance to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change. Brené Brown

We are all Picassos-in-training. The world is waiting for us to discover, express, and share our creativity. Thomas Leonard

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Oprah Winfrey

Questions to Explore

Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift.

  • What are you most passionate about?
  • Which is your favorite form of creative expression and why?
  • Is play – an activity that has no purpose or outcome, just indulgence for the joy of it – a part of your everyday world?


The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

How to Find Your Passion Over Your Lunch Break (the Muse)