Today, 3rd house lord sitting in 8th house.
So first of all, let's see what 3rd house and 8th 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.
8th house is house of secrecy, occult knowledge, longevity, transformation, death and re-birth, In laws family, joint wealth with spouse, serving other people needs etc
Now, what does it mean to have 3rd house lord sitting in 8th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 3rd house of your horoscope is sitting in the 8th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 3rd house lord sitting in 8th house?
Its generic interpretation is that this person's interests, hobbies and communications belong to the matters of occult, mysteries and secret etc. This person may be a blogger or someone who communicates through any means about secret affairs. He likes to collect all the info about mysteries of the world. So, basically this is a position of a very research oriented person.
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 8th house lord as 3rd house lord is going in 8th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 3rd house Lord in 8th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Gemini Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 3rd house with Leo sign and sits in the 8th house in the sign of Capricorn. It clearly shows someone who is working in Government Secret Agencies as Sun represents Government, Capricorn represents Government and 8th house is Secret Dealings. These people may be working as Spies for Govt. Father of person may be in similar work. Relationship with Father may be distant or limited and person's own confidence may suffer lots of ups and downs in life.
Moon - So it is Taurus Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 3rd house with Cancer sign and sits in 8th house in Sagittarius.Although it shows that mother of person or person's own mind is going through lots of turbulent ups and downs in life but it shows a mind which is highly research oriented on occult and higher philosophies of life. If support of other planets are there then don't be surprised if these guys end up in researching about every philosopher of the world.
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 8th house in Virgo sign. Although it shows the interest in occult but as Mars is not in very good dignity in Virgo, this person may not have the courage to make effort to understand the occult matters. At the same time, it shows that native's younger sibling especially brother may be into occult side of life. Mars in 8th house gives lots of courage to deal with turbulent phases of life, so these people are always brave-hearts. They see so many ups and downs in life that by the mid 30s, they get used to it.
Virgo Ascendant - Now if it is Virgo Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 8th house in Aries sign. Now, this Mars is excellently placed in its own sign Aries. It shows someone not only having interests in Occult but also the courage to go through all the troubles and hard work to research and understand it. They are highly courageous people who always come out of turbulent situations of life as a winner. They are blessed with highest of will power.
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 8th house in Scorpio. Now, this person is all about Occult specially Astrology as 3rd house is interests and communication, Mercury is karaka of Astrology and Scorpio & 8th house is all about Astrology. So, these people can be very good Astrologers. They like to talk and communicate about Astrology. They can be bloggers related with Astrology.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, then Mercury rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 8th house in Aquarius. Now, with change of sign lots of things are going to change. Aquarius is sign of Large Organisations and Big Groups. So, these people may be working in research field in any big organisations. Communications become a huge part of work. They may be involved in research work & communication related with some scientific/technical things which may be for betterment of all.
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 8th house in Libra sign. As Venus is in its own sign, it again shows person will go through ups and downs in life but will come out as winner. Wife of any guy having this position will be very courageous and lucky for guy. Promises lots of wealth from in-laws. It also promises person gaining from sudden events, lotteries and inheritance. Passion and interest of person remains in occult side of life.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 8th house in Pisces,where it is exalted. This is even better position for Venus than the last one as it is exalted here. So, all those results of Venus in last position will be increased manifold. This is also position where person finds spiritual devotion in married life and occult studies. Other results will be same as above but intensity will be magnified as Venus is exalted.
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 8th house in Taurus Sign. As Jupiter is all about knowledge and wisdom, these people like to gain knowledge of occult. Rather than practicing as an occultist they will be more interested in teaching about occult. A girl having this position may get a husband who works in finance field. It gives rich in-laws and good gains from them. Joint properties of couple will be huge.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 8th house in Leo. This is better position then last one as Jupiter is in friendly sign. As Leo is sign of Authority, these people may become an authority in Education of Occult. Again, they may not be too good with practice of occult but they will be real good in teaching it. Other results related with benefits from in-laws and joint properties will be as is or may be increased few times as Jupiter is in friendly sign.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 3rd house lord, Saturn in 8th house (for Scorpio/Sagittarius Ascendants respectively) shows that relation with in-laws will not be too good initially but will improve later in life. Person won't feel connect with occult side of life in initial part of life and to understand things like Astrology, this person would need to work very hard. A good thing here is that Saturn stops the possibility of accidents and gives a very long life. Saturn in 8th house limits the possibility of any loss due to sudden events. They will be very good with research activities but good results of research works will be seen in 30s only.
Rahu - If Rahu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 8th house in Cancer sign then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Cancer in 8th house makes a person a highly emotional and at the same time obsessed about occult side of life. They are at risk of meeting with accidents under Rahu MD, so they should be careful. It is better if they put all their energy in occult side of life. They can also be very good as spy as Rahu is all about illusion. These people can even fake their emotions to cheat others. Somehow, this position gives me a feeling that these people have no control on their emotions.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 8th house in Aries 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 in-laws and benefits from in-laws. This person always feels that he didn't get due support from in-laws. But at the same time this is great position for any occult related study or spiritual advancement as Ketu is in its Moksha Margi position. These people can get enlightenment,
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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