According to Madame Fraya4, it is a lucky number, but Saint Martin5 takes quite the contrary view. According to him, it represents falsehood. We reconcile the two contrary views thus. This number is presided over by Mercury. It is a very volatile planet, and easily takes on the qualities of other planets associated with it. When it combines with or has the beneficial influence of a planet like Jupiter, the native is intelligent and lucky. When it has the malefic influence of a planet like Saturn, the intelligence runs through crooked channels, and the native is likely to resort to lies and deception. It is due to this fact that the influence of number 5 is manifested on two planes, apparently, quite contrary and incompatible. The basic streak of intelligence and cleverness runs through both the types. This may manifest itself in the field of commerce or in written experience. Intellectual instincts are prominent in the individual.
This is the number of vitality and activity; of dynamic energy, not static. The native achieves success as a result of his own plans and strategy. He is not capable of planning, but also of executing his ideas. The positive side represents expression, versatility, mental curiosity, change, travel, and good management of affairs. The negative side manifests itself as changeability, indecision, quickness to the point of thoughtlessness, and irresponsibility.
Number 5 will possess more beneficial qualities if the birth is on a Wednesday, in the planetary hour of Mercury on the 5th,14th,or 23rd of the month; particularly between May 21 and June 21, or between August 23 and September 23. This is so as Mercury is the ruling planet of the zodiac signs Gemini (May 21- June 21) and Virgo (August 23- September 23).
Due to their amiable qualities of companionship, Number 5 people make friends easily, but the real friends will be those whose birth date can be reduced to number 5. Such people are quick in thought and action, and naturally want to make money quickly, and without much hard work. They, usually, try their luck in speculation, betting and races. Since their thought process is focused on to new arenas and avenues, they have a good inventive faculty, and are prolific and verbose at writing.
As persons of this number have an abundance of mental power, they should take care that they do not fritter away their energy. They should conserve it for useful and constructive purposes only.