Today, 5th house lord sitting in 3rd house.
So first of all, let's see what 3rd house and 5th 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.
5th house represents Creativity, Romance, Happiness, Hobbies, Children, Innovation, Sports, Movies, Stock Trading, Gambling and Betting, Risk Taking Ability, Education, Ancient Texts etc. 5th house lord should always be checked for career matters as it can indicate where our happiness lies in career.
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 5th house lord sitting in 3rd house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 5th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 3rd house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 5th house lord sitting in 3rd house?
Its generic interpretation is that native is all about nurturing his hobbies, skills and interests as energies are getting exchanged between 2 houses which represents skills, hobbies, interests and passions. This person will be inclined to make good business out of his skills. Even education he will get will be regarding his hobbies & passion and that he will take into business. Most of the time, results of such business is seen in 30s of person as it is an Upachaya House.
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 5th 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 5th house Lord in 3rd house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Aries Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 5th house with Leo sign and sits in the 3rd house in the sign of Gemini. This shows someone who is in career related to communication. They take the creative talents of 5th house and communicate that to the world through different means like Movies, Theater, Media etc. It also shows someone in work related to counselling. Father of native must be working as businessman or in any field related with communications. Their self confidence comes when they are able to convert their hobbies into business.
Moon - So it is Pisces Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 5th house with Cancer sign and sits in 3rd house in Taurus, where it is exalted. This shows someone who has a beautiful voice and may become a singer. Even if they are not a singer, they will have this beautiful and balanced way of speaking. They are emotionally attached with their younger siblings, Education and Hobbies. When they study something, they get emotionally attached to the subject. In creative arts, if they try in acting, they will always perform these emotional roles and be known for it.
Mars - Mars can be 5th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Sagittarius Ascendant - So if it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Mars rules 5th & 12th house and sits in 3rd house in Aquarius sign. As Mars is karaka of 3rd house, it shows that person has great will power to take the risk of business. Here it shows someone who gets education of technical or scientific field and then rather than working for someone else, they will use that education for their own business. They can develop these new generation apps and other online stuff and have their business in these fields.
Cancer Ascendant - Now if it is Cancer Ascendant, Mars rules 5th & 10th house and sits in 3rd house in Virgo sign. Here it shows that person's education has gone through some ups and downs. It also shows the person might have taken health related education and now runs his own clinic as Virgo is sign of healing. Else this also can make a person go into technical field and work in an environment where they need to take care of all the details minutely.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 5th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, Mercury rules 5th & 8th houses and sits in 3rd house in Aries. This shows someone who is really into turning his skills and hobbies into his business. Mercury in 3rd house is all about business. Sooner or later they will do so. At the same time, they will be very straight forward in their speech. They won't beat around the bushes to say something to someone. At the same time, great business skills.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th & 2nd house and sits in 3rd house in Cancer. Again, same things can be seen. Person is again willing to convert his hobbies into business but this is a serious side of Mercury. They are very detail oriented with their studies and skills. Their communication style is very emotional here. They can sell their skills to others by emotional talking. This can also make someone good editor or writer in movies.
Venus - Venus also can be 5th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Venus rules 5th & 10th house and sits in 3rd house in Pisces sign, where it is exalted. This shows a person who has a divine way of speaking. They are certainly into dramatic arts, theaters etc and Venus being exalted means they will get good name and fame from their arts. If they are in acting, they will be remember for spiritual roles. If they are in singing, they will be remembered for singing devotional songs. Wife for a man who has this will be highly emotional
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, Venus rules 5th & 12th house and sits in 3rd house in Leo. This again shows same things. 5th house is creativity and arts, Venus is same and Leo is same. So, these people will also make good name in arts and theater. Only difference is that they will take dynamic roles here as it is in Leo. A man who has this position will get a wife, who is very demanding. It means that she would want all the best things in life.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 5th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 3rd house in Libra Sign. It shows someone either in education field or in classical arts because Jupiter represents everything that is old. In education, they will be teachers/professors of high philosophy and religions based subjects. They will be regarded as best teachers and counselors in the society.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Jupiter rules 2nd & 5th house and sits in 3rd house in Capricorn, where it is debilitated. If Jupiter is nearby the actual degree of debilitation then it shows that this person will not be able to gain from his education. It means his education will be of one thing and his business or work will be of completely different thing. It also shows that wealth in business will only come by way of hard work as Capricorn is sign of hard work. It also shows low morale of a person while running business. Other yogas and dashas will change the scenario totally.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 5th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 5th house lord, Saturn in 3rd house (for Virgo/Libra Ascendants respectively) shows that person either had blockage in their education or their education was very mechanical or technical in nature like IT or Technical Education. Here, skills and hobbies remain hidden till person attains 30s. After that he will start developing his skills and 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. Relation with siblings may be distant.
Rahu - If Rahu is 5th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 3rd house in Sagittarius then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Sagittarius in 3rd house will transform Rahu as Jupiter as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. So, it will become much like Jupiter in 3rd house as discussed above but at the same time, Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. Rahu in Sagittarius in 3rd house means this person is obsessive for higher learning, philosophical and religious studies. They become preachers and teachers of religion. They study and research about different religions and philosophies and like to analyse them. They are great preachers but at the same time obsessive about religion.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 5th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 3rd house in Virgo 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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