Today, 4th house lord sitting in 3rd house.
So first of all, let's see what 3rd house and 4th 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.
4th house represents your home, home environment, homeland, mother, nourishment, childhood friends, peace of mind, conveniences, intuition etc.
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 4th house lord sitting in 3rd house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 4th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 3rd house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 4th house lord sitting in 3rd house?
Its generic interpretation is that this person will spend most of his time away from home or homeland or mother, as 4th house lord is going 12 houses away from its sign/house which means loss of 4th house related things. Now, this can be a benefic or malefic loss depending upon the nature and dignity of planet. It shows a person gets his peace of mind when he teaches/communicates with others. In a way, this position also shows foreign settlement.
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 4th 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 4th house Lord in 3rd house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Taurus Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 4th house with Leo sign and sits in the 3rd house in the sign of Cancer. It shows that native's self confidence and personality develops when he communicates with people around him, means siblings have major role to play in person's life. It shows person's communication style is very emotional & sensitive and yet he will be able to command respect and authority from his communications. Person's father or mother may be a Business Person.
Moon - So it is Aries Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 4th house with Cancer sign and sits in 3rd house in Gemini. This person finds his mental peace while communicating and talking with siblings and people near him. This person will have 100 ideas running around in mind for business. He is very communicative and may take up teaching as profession. Mother herself may be in teaching profession.
Mars - Mars can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - So if it is Capricorn Ascendant, Mars rules 4th & 11th house and sits in 3rd house in Pisces sign. As Mars is karaka of 3rd house of self efforts, this becomes a very strong position as Mars is in friendly sign of Pisces. As Mars is also a karaka of properties and lands, this is strong position for real estate business as 4th house lord of house & land is in 3rd house of business. This also makes a person self-willed and having a strong will power. Person will be a protector of siblings, hence very good relations with siblings.
Leo Ascendant - Now if it is Leo Ascendant, Mars rules 4th & 9th house and sits in 3rd house in Libra sign. As Mars is in neutral position in Libra, results will almost be same but intensity will be less. Here relationship with mother may be transformative as Scorpio rules the 4th house of mother. All other results are going to be similar. Mars in 3rd house shows a dominating way of communications.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Mercury rules 4th & 7th houses and sits in 3rd house in Taurus. This shows a highly communicative relations with mother. Friendly relations with siblings. Home environment is going to be very communicative. As karaka of business is in the house of business, it surely shows a businessman. It may make a person doing any work related with communication like counseling and teaching. Business may also be related with Wealth and Finance.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, then Mercury rules 4th & 1st house and sits in 3rd house in Leo. Here besides the results narrated in earlier paragraph, this person's mother will be very analytical and critical. This person will be creative and skillful. He may pursue a creative career. This position would give a fiery speech. Relationship with sibling and mother will be fine if he is able to keep a tap on fiery speech.
Venus - Venus also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, Venus rules 4th & 9th house and sits in 3rd house in Aries sign. They will have a beautiful way of speaking. They would like to keep their home in most beautiful and convenient way. If they go into business, they will trade in conveniences related things. They can also trade in cosmetics and other like stuffs. They can write romantic novels and love stories,
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, Venus rules 4th & 11th house and sits in 3rd house in Virgo, where it is debilitated. If Venus is near to the debilitation degree, then person's capacity to be in relationship gets hurt easily. Not only in love matters but in any relation. They won't have the sense of right or wrong person when in relationship. Work wise, they will do good in any business related with stocks and finances. A benefic aspect from another planet can change the situation totally.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 4th & 7th house and sits in 3rd house in Scorpio Sign. Here, relationship with mother and siblings go for transformative events. Person may be teacher in higher studies and philosophies or in the field of occult. They can go far away from there home town to teach people. Person will try to be counselor and guide to his siblings.
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Jupiter rules 4th & 1st house and sits in 3rd house in Aquarius. This shows a person who goes far away from his homeland to work in large organizations and there he makes his wealth. It also shows someone who takes his spiritual learning from mother/home and turns into business of teaching/preaching for higher good of all. So, it shows a career for spiritual teacher. Mother remains a teacher in both the positions.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 4th house lord, Saturn in 3rd house (for Libra/Scorpio 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. Here, communications, skills and talents get developed after lots of hard work and during 30s.
Rahu - If Rahu is 4th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 3rd house in Capricorn then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Capricorn in 3rd house will transform Rahu as Saturn as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. So, it will become much like Saturn in 3rd house as discussed above. Additionally, Rahu will make person obsessive for success in Business, Creative Pursuits etc. So, this brings a situation of tug of war where Rahu makes person achieve things as soon as possible but its lord Saturn limits the results and says that native needs to put more serious efforts. This tug of war again ends in 30s, so Saturn again has an upper hand over Rahu.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 4th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 3rd house in Libra 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.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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