Today, 3rd house lord sitting in 3rd house.
So first of all, let's see what 3rd house represents -
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.
One thing to remember here is that 3rd house is 1st of Upachaya Houses, i.e. House # 3, 6, 10 & 11. Upachaya Houses improve with time. It means any planet in these houses improves in results with age and real good result is seen from a person's 30s. Also, all the malefic planets provide very good results in Upachaya Houses but results may be seen in 30s.
Now, what does it mean to have 3rd house lord sitting in 3rd house itself?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 3rd house of your horoscope is sitting in the same house.
Now, what is the impact of having 3rd house lord sitting in 3rd house?
1st of all any planet that is sitting in its own sign is actually the strongest. It is even stronger than exalted planet and the reason is that everyone feels most safe at his own home. So, a planet sitting in its own sign feels like he is at his home and also strengthens the house it is sitting in. Its generic interpretation is that this person is very good with his skills, communications etc. He is a strong willed person. He has strong bond with his siblings. He loves talking with people around him. He is very good in business and in 30s might feel like taking up a business than a job.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 3rd house Lord in 3rd house itself.
Sun - Suppose it is a Gemini Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 3rd house with Leo sign and sits in the 3rd house. It shows that person has great creative skills but at the same time his communications are very authoritative. Communication style is adopted from Father. They like to be authoritative with their siblings and that's where relations with them go for a toss. At the same time, they are highly courageous. They can be in any work related with creativity and communications.
Moon - So it is Taurus Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 3rd house with Cancer sign and sits in 3rd house. This person in contrast will have very emotional and sensitive way of communication. Mother becomes the source of communication style. Their relationship with siblings are based on emotions. They can become good authors on emotional topics. Mother becomes very important person in life. Their mind is always concerned about mother and siblings.
Mars - Mars can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aquarius Ascendant - So if it is Aquarius Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 3rd house in Aries sign.This Mars makes a person highly energetic and competitive. They are all about competition and sports. It shows a power struggle with their siblings but overall a very high self-willed person and action oriented people. They will have a very direct and even harsh speech. It would be tough to keep them under control after a certain age.
Virgo Ascendant - Now if it is Virgo Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 3rd house in Scorpio sign. This Mars is highly controlling to siblings, which leads to disputes with them. Their efforts are more or less going into occult field or in any secret matters. They can keep lots of secret information within them. Scorpio sign suggests that they have a very transformative relation with siblings
Mercury - Mercury also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aries Ascendant - If it is Aries Ascendant, Mercury rules 3rd & 6th houses and sits in 3rd house in Gemini. Ideal placement for any journalist or salesman. They are the natural chatter-boxes. They can collect lots of information from almost everywhere and then spread. They are master in art of multitasking. At the same time, it is hard for them to keep anything secret :). They can be really good news journalists and salesman.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, then Mercury rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 3rd house in Virgo. Now, here Mercury is in its true element that's why Virgo is sign of Own, Mool Trikon and Exaltation for Mercury at same time. Virgo is sign of details, perfection and digging deep. So, Mercury here will bring that quality to fore, means these people will be meticulous in their communication. They will check an email 100 times before sending it. They are not about lot of information but about perfect information. So instead of journalists, they will become Spokes person for Govt, Auditors and like job where everything has to be perfect. This is a serious side of Merccry. Good relation with siblings in both cases.
Venus - Venus also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 3rd house in Taurus sign. As planet of creativity is in the house of skills. hobbies and interests, it shows someone who is highly creative and earns from his creative pursuits. They have a very pleasant way of speaking and share a beautiful relation with siblings. They can be very good in fields like Arts, Theater and Cinema. Wealth is coming from wife.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 3rd house in Libra. Here they like to keep a very balanced communication with everyone. These are the people who don't want to get into any controversy due to their speech, so they like to remain a pleasant speaking person with everyone, even at the cost of being a hypocrite at times. Here it is more a diplomat as Libra is sign of maintaining a balance and peace. These people like to create peace between warring parties through their communications. They can also pursue any creative career.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 6th house and sits in 3rd house in Sagittarius Sign. It shows a person who is rich in knowledge of philosophy, religions and different ethnic principles. They like to gather this information and then communicate about it. So, a natural career for them is being a professor, teacher or a counselor. As Jupiter also represents Art and Creativity, so they can also be creative but it might be a classical art like some classical dance.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 3rd house in Pisces. Here this Jupiter is away from all the dogmas and religion. These people talk more on spiritual way of life. Hence, they become Spiritual Gurus/Teachers/Counselors. They are also highly intelligent people but here intelligence is not based on knowledge but on wisdom. Best counselors one can have. In both position of Jupiter, person tries to be a teacher/counselor for his siblings.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 3rd house lord, Saturn in 3rd house (for Scorpio/Sagittarius Ascendants respectively) shows that person may not have any younger sibling as Saturn limits the results of the house it sits in. Even if person has younger sibling, relation is forgettable. Saturn in 3rd house also gives skills and talents but those things get developed over a period of time as Saturn is the planet of delay and hard work. Saturn in 3rd house restricts the ability of person to work in job setup. This person is unable to take orders from others. He will never find good environment for jobs.
Rahu - If Rahu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 3rd house then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Aquarius in 3rd house shows that someone is just too genius for understanding of others. These are those kids who develop most innovative apps in their teens. They want to communicate about the newest technology for the betterment of all. They are the most hard working people around. Born Scientists.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 3rd house 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. At the same time, they can be highly interested in research about Occult and Secretive Stuffs as Ketu represents research. Ketu also represents transparency and person wants to make things related to house and sign transparent where Ketu is sitting, so these guys communicate a lot about occult and mysticism.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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