Today, 12th house lord sitting in 3rd house.
So first of all, let's see what 3rd house and 12th house represent -
3rd house - It is house of your communication skills, neighbors, short distance travels, younger siblings, marketing, announcements, collecting information, hobbies and skills, self-efforts, business, courage etc. At the same time, as 3rd house is house of efforts, this house shows that results of this house will come only when person will put lots of efforts for a long time.
12th house is house of Losses, Expenses, Isolated Places, Spirituality, Foreign Lands, Foreign Companies, Imagination, Sub-Concious Mind, Charity, Donation, Asylums, Jails, Hospitals, Hidden Talent and Secrets of Other World etc.
One thing to always keep in mind with 12th house is that it basically remains the house of losses. So, whichever planet goes in 12th house, even exalted, is in the bucket of losses. Now, to gain out of any such planet, you need to put double effort in things related with that planet.
Now, what does it mean to have 12th house lord sitting in 3rd house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 12th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 3rd house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 12th house lord sitting in 3rd house?
This is a prominent position for someone who is into a lot of travelling and Foreign Trade. As 3rd house is for travelling & trading and 12th house is Foreign Lands, there is a great chance that such a person will stay away from his home for most of the life. It also shows that siblings may have a foreign connection. It also shows that most of the expenses of person are in nature of investments. It shows that person likes to communicate about Spiritual Matters. It also shows that person is highly talented and skillful as 3rd house and 12th house both relate to skills and talents (hidden talents).
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 3rd house lord as 12th house lord is going in 3rd house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 12th house Lord in 3rd house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Virgo Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 12th house with Leo sign and sits in the 3rd house in the sign of Scorpio. This shows a person with a very hidden and secretive personality. This person develops his personality and confidence while dealing with sudden events and chaos related with his Career and Business. Likewise, his relation with his siblings will be chaotic and he will try to be authoritative on them, which might make things worse. Person may have to suffer similarly from his Father.
Moon - So it is Leo Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 12th house with Cancer sign and sits in 3rd house in Libra. This shows someone who wants to have a balanced communications with all as Moon is in sign of balancing Libra. Mind is upon relation with Siblings. Mother is a great influence on the person regarding the way he communicates. Person may be involved in trading of Female or Kids related products. Relationship with Siblings will be emotional and balanced.
Mars - Mars can be 12th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - So if it is Taurus Ascendant, Mars rules 12th & 7th house and sits in 3rd house in Cancer sign, where it is debilitated. If Mars is nearby the exact debilitation point, this shows real turmoil of a relationship with siblings. Both sides would like to dominate each other and communications may become abusive too. This shows that travels taken didn't yield much results and investments made resulted in loss. At the same time, it shows a very impulsive Businessman, who doesn't waste much time to execute new Business Ideas.
Sagittarius Ascendant - Now if it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Mars rules 5th & 12th house and sits in 3rd house in Aquarius sign. This is a much better position than earlier one. This shows a person working in MNCs or Foreign Lands in field of Technology. It again shows a dominance struggle with siblings and heated communications. Alternatively, this person can be in Business related with Technological things by which he serves humanitarian causes and brings a social change. This position makes a person very courageous & effort oriented.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 12th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, Mercury rules 12th & 3rd houses and sits in 3rd house in Virgo, where it is exalted. This shows a person who is highly imaginative. He is good in writing and communication. Great in calculations and might be in accounting field. Perfect in Communication and may check what they are writing or saying many a times. Most of their expenses are in nature of investments and they will gain a lot out of that. They are very calculative about their expenses. Travelling to and fro foreign lands is certainly on.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, then Mercury rules 9th and 12th house and sits in 3rd house in Sagittarius. This shows a person who is all about collecting Higher Education and Knowledge. This person may be interested in Spiritual Knowledge too. This is an excellent placement for someone in teaching or counselling field. He might be a Teacher of Religion & Philosophy in Foreign Place. An excellent communicator.
Venus - Venus also can be 12th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, Venus rules 12th & 5th house and sits in 3rd house in Leo sign. This shows someone in the Business of Female related products. This person might be very beautiful in communications. They will always have a charm towards a lavish lifestyle and mostly they will get it in Foreign Lands. It shows a natural love towards Siblings. But at the same time, this position can bring troubles in relations as person will always be attracted towards best things in life, hence very demanding.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Venus rules 7th & 12th house and sits in 3rd house in Capricorn. Instead of lavish life, they have a charm towards authority and status in life. They will like to communicate with people in authority. The person himself may be authoritative in his speech. As Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, this person may get into Business with delay in life and may get wealth also delayed in life. Other results will be similar as above.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 12th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Jupiter rules 12th & 3rd house and sits in 3rd house in Pisces Sign. This clearly shows a Spiritual Teacher or a Counselor who travels to many places in home and foreign land to teach and counsel people spiritually. They are Spiritual Gurus like Sadhguru who are working as Enlightenment Coaches to others. Otherwise also, they will work as great teachers or professors on Religion and Philosophy. Great wealth from Teaching. Their investments are in knowledge.
Aries Ascendant - If it is Aries Ascendant, Jupiter rules 9th & 12th house and sits in 3rd house in Gemini. Similar things but intensity will be low as Jupiter is not in own sign any more but still a great position for Teacher/Professor at Foreign Lands. Subject may be Religion, Philosophy or Spirituality. They would be well read and great counselors.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 12th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Aquarius/Capricorn) as 12th house lord, Saturn in 3rd house (for Pisces/Aquarius Ascendants respectively) is one position where person must follow his own business as career as Saturn limits their ability to work with groups of people or teams. They are considered too strict or harsh to work with others. Hence, sooner or later they do their own work. They never want to speak much but they like to write a lot. When they write, they can write heaviest of books or lengthiest of Articles. Person won't have good relations with younger siblings till mid 30s . From mid 30s he ends up having his own work. So, it happens with delay but it happens surely because Saturn in 3rd house person is never able to do jobs whole life. Sooner or later he has to start his own work. They realize their skills and Business/Marketing aptitude with delay in life. For Aquarius Ascendants, Saturn is debilitated. So, working with others and mingling with siblings will be a huge issue.
Rahu - If Rahu is 12th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 3rd house in Taurus then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Taurus in 3rd house will transform Rahu as Venus as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. At the same time, Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. Rahu in Taurus in 3rd house shows a person who is highly communicative. They are clever Business people. As Rahu is illusion, they will be able to spread the illusion with their communications and sell anything in market. They will be in their own work only. Highly innovative Business people but can be very deceiving too. They will gain lots of wealth from Business, Marketing and Communications.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 12th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 3rd house in Aquarius then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it actually separates person from his siblings, either physically or mentally. They never find the balance in relationship with siblings. At the same time, they remain concerned for their siblings. This person may not be too interested in running a business. They may also not be too willing to travel around. It shows someone who has very spiritual way of communication. They don't like to talk much but when they communicate then it is always in a spiritual way. So, they can do good as Spiritual Counselors. Ketu is in Aquarius, so last place they want to work is Corporate and MNCs .
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer
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