Today, 3rd house lord sitting in 6th house.
So first of all, let's see what 3rd house and 6th 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.
6th house is 1st of Dushthana Houses (houses # 6, 8 and 12) and 2nd of Upachaya Houses (houses # 3, 6, 10 & 11). 6th house represents things like diseases, debts, obstacles, enemies, disputes, competitions, litigations, under privileged people, pets, daily routine life, colleagues at work place etc.
One thing to remember here is that 6th house is 2nd 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 6th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 3rd house of your horoscope is sitting in the 6th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 3rd house lord sitting in 6th house?
Its generic interpretation is that this person's communications and skills will be utilized in dealing with obstacles, disputes, conflicts etc.So, the prima-facie indication with this situation will always be someone who is in Legal/Medical field. This will be the common theme. Besides that it can show someone who is in counselling people who live in under privileged situations, serving them or be in competition/sports as 3rd house is hobby and 6th house is competition.
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 6th house lord as 3rd house lord is going in 6th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 3rd house Lord in 6th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Gemini Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 3rd house with Leo sign and sits in the 6th house in the sign of Scorpio. To start with it shows a transformative relation with Father. It shows someone in healing field and may even be a Surgeon as Scorpio is sign of Surgeries. As planet of heath is going into house of diseases, it clearly gives the way to medical career. At the same time, person's own health will be good as Sun burns the house it sits in. So, he will win over illnesses, enemies etc.
Moon - So it is Taurus Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 3rd house with Cancer sign and sits in 6th house in Libra. It shows mother of native has to face through lots of obstacles in her life. It also shows that person's mind is on nursing and healing people as Moon is planet of nourishment. It may also make mother as nurse or healer. It can make someone a relationship counselor as 3rd house is counselling, 6th house is disputes and Libra is Relationships.
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 6th house in Cancer sign, where it is debilitated. If it is near to the real degree of debilitation, then it shows person getting into unnecessary disputes & conflicts and wearing himself out. This person will take on law in his hands unnecessarily and will end up in losing side. If there is no other positive impact on Mars then it can show a habitual offender. Else this position is good for sports, but person would have to be honest in sports too. It means people with debilitated Mars in 6th house may not leave a chance of cheating their competitors.
Virgo Ascendant - Now if it is Virgo Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 6th house in Aquarius sign. This is much better position of Mars. This Mars is good for competition and also for Medical profession. These people will indulge in higher scientific research as to how they can improve the situations in their work. All their efforts are directed towards higher good for all but real success can be seen only in 30s.
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 6th house in Virgo, where it is exalted. What else but a born Lawyer as planet of communication/counseling which rules the 3rd house of counseling is in the 6th house and Virgo sign of disputes and obstacles. Someone using his counselling skills to clear the disputes between two people. Somehow if they don't decide to go in Law field, then they can become good health counselors as Virgo is also sign of healing.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, then Mercury rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 6th house in Sagittarius. It shows someone serving in Legal field as Sagittarius is sign of Law but they will be in job setup. Plus it shows someone who can counsel others through higher teachings and religious wisdom to come out of their dark conflicts of life.
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 6th house in Leo sign. Venus is again about comforting people, service and devotion. So, when it comes into 6th house it shows someone who wants to serve and comfort others. As Leo shows authority and Venus is not too good there, it shows it is better that these people should become authority themselves rather than working under authority. But another position for career in healing services.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 6th house in Capricorn. This is more a position of a service oriented person as Venus is in friendly sign of Capricorn. A guy having this position indicates a wife working in job setup. Here Job may be related with Law field or Govt field as Capricorn represents these two fields. Venus shows where is the love of a person and here it shows that person loves to serve others.
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 6th house in Pisces Sign. This is the best position for someone to become Spiritual Counselor and helping people in removing their life obstacles. Planet of guidance, ruling the house of counselling, sitting in sign of Spirituality and in house of obstacles, clearly shows that someone is willing to help others through his counselling and spiritual guidance in removing their obstacles and uplift their lives.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 6th house in Gemini. Another position to become counselor in healing field or in field of Law. Exact field can be seen by other impacts like Dashas and Karaka, which always have big say in deciding career. As Jupiter also represents wealth, it shows person can get great wealth through guiding people.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs.
oIn either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 3rd house lord, Saturn in 6th house (for Scorpio/Sagittarius Ascendants respectively) shows that person is able to defeat his enemies and obstacles. But if it is in Aries for Scorpio Ascendant then it is debilitated, which shows person has to put double efforts to defeat his enemies. As always, Saturn requires extreme hard work done for a long period of time in order to gain anything. But again, as always Saturn gives you more than anyone if you are consistently put your best efforts. They are natural healers. They themselves rarely fall sick. As always, best results of this position of Saturn is also seen after mid 30s.
Rahu - If Rahu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 6th house in Taurus sign then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Taurus in 6th house makes a person obsessive about competition. Hence, they can go into sports and do very well in foreign lands in sports. This also make a person healer as Rahu represents drugs and 6th house is healing. As Rahu is naturally malefic planet, it shows that someone using unusual ways to win competition, like doping and cheating. Rahu although will give good wealth in Taurus.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 6th 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 the concept as to where he is serving. It means these people are blind as to where they are working, if they are getting enough return/salary/bonus for their work. They just want to mechanically work without any thought of getting into office politics and other things. Hence, it so happens that they may not get their deserving dues in jobs. They can be working with large organisations. They are billions of light years away from the concept of getting into disputes.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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