Today, 8th house lord sitting in 3rd 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.
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 8th house lord sitting in 3rd house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 8th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 3rd house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 8th house lord sitting in 3rd house?
Its generic interpretation is that this person is very much interested about the deep hidden mysteries of life. As house of Mysteries & Secrecy and house of Mysticism is exchanging energy, it surely shows someone who is very much interested in research of Mysteries and Secrets of Life. Also, as 3rd house is 8 places away from 8th house, it becomes Bhavat Bhavam of 8th house. So, 3rd house also displays the energy of 8th house and this position gets immensely strong. It also shows someone who is Surgeon as 8th house is Surgery & 3rd house represents skills with hands. It also shows someone who brings the secrets of the world or hidden world in front of everyone through Journalism or Blogging. Generally, MD/AD of 8th house lord brings transformations in life.
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 8th 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 8th house Lord in 3rd house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Capricorn Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 8th house with Leo sign and sits in the 3rd house in the sign of Pisces. It shows someone whose confidence in the world develops when he is able to discuss matters related to Secrecy and Mysticism in a Spiritual way. These people can have abstract imaginations or creative approach towards Occult and Mysticism. MD/AD of Sun may be transformative for Individual or his Father, but transformation is going to be benefic as Sun is in a friendly sign. Their Authority comes from the way they communicate.
Moon - So it is Sagittarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 8th house with Cancer sign and sits in 3rd house in Aquarius. It shows someone who has a very Scientific mindset related with Occult and Mysticism. These people Scientifically Analyse the issues related with 8th house and see how it can be beneficial to the world at large. It can also show someone who is involved in Healing people during emergency as a caring Nurse. It also shows that Mother is equally Scientific.
Mars - Mars can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Virgo Ascendant - So if it is Virgo Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 3rd house and sits in 3rd house in Scorpio sign. As Mars is in its own sign, it certainly represents a highly strong willed person. When they talk, they talk with lots of dominance and fire. It certainly shows a Surgeon as 8th house & Scorpio both represent Surgeries and 3rd house represents Hands. Overall, a very strong-willed person.
Aries Ascendant - Now if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 3rd house in Gemini sign. Here it shows a forceful and fierce communicator. As Gemini is sign of Communications and Journalism, it shows someone who can risk his life to get a news and when he presents it, it is like as if he is fighting a war there itself. Same way when they go into Business and Marketing, they go all out in advertising their product and wants to defeat all the competitors. Another position which can show a Surgeon. This person is very direct & harsh in his speech.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Mercury rules 8th & 11th houses and sits in 3rd house in Capricorn. A natural blogger, journalist and someone who wants to communicate and people to know about Occult, Mysticism and Controversies of the world that is hidden. They are very good in writing. They can be Occultist who bring the truth of the hidden world of Astrology etc and share with the world. They can be under-cover journalists who bring news of enemies to people who hire them. They are very good in Communications.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th and 8th house and sits in 3rd house in Aries. As Mercury and Mars are again exchanging energies, it again gives a person who is harsh and direct with his speech. These people can analyse, dig deep into details and bring out the truth of Occult world and communicate to world. They love talking about Occult stuff to their siblings and neighbors. For a change from Occult, these people can be really good as Tax Analyst and Auditors. With Mercury in 3rd house, they are the real counselors.
Venus - Venus also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Venus rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 3rd house in Sagittarius sign. This shows a natural love and inclination towards knowing the darker and hidden side of life. Venus MD/AD becomes transformative in terms of relations. They love talking about matters of Occult and Higher Learning. It surely shows someone who has love for higher education. These people can be impressed only by knowledge, not by looks. They communicate in a very pleasant way. If given a chance, they can spend their life reading books and talking about them.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 3rd house in Taurus. As Venus is in its own sign, it is even better position then earlier one. It shows that your love, interests and communications related to Occult and Mysticism brings wealth to you, which you invest. It also indicates huge wealth from spouse and in-laws which goes in investing for future. A really pleasant person to talk with. A counselor who likes to relate to his clients and his problems.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, Jupiter rules 8th & 11th house and sits in 3rd house in Cancer Sign, where it is exalted. This is best of them all. A highly learned person who learns a lot about Occult and Higher Learning stuff. A natural teacher and counselor in these stuff. A chart directly comes into mind is of Osho Rajnish (http://astrosaxena.com/osho). Do I need to say anymore?
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 3rd house in Libra. Similar results but not up to the level of exalted Jupiter. These people can also be counselors and teachers. They counsel mainly on relationship stuff. Spiritually inclined towards hidden side of world. Great gains from spouse and in-laws family in both the positions of Jupiter. They are good counselors as they like to keep a balanced outlook towards what they say?
Saturn - Saturn also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 8th house lord, Saturn in 3rd house (for Gemini/Cancer Ascendants respectively) shows someone who puts lots of effort and hard work in knowing the occult and mystic stuff and then communicates about it through their writing or speech. As it is always with Saturn, things become positive with 30s. These people get true occult knowledge only in their 30s and with lots of hard work. When they write, they can write heaviest of books or lengthiest of Articles. Person won't have good relations with younger siblings till mid 30s . 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.
Rahu - If Rahu is 8th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 3rd house in Virgo then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Virgo in 3rd house will transform Rahu as Mercury as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. At the same time, Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. Rahu in Virgo in 3rd house basically indicates a person who is obsessed about perfection in his communications. When they write or say something, they want it to be 100% correct. They have an unusual relation with siblings. They are smart businessman. These people are highly communicative. They are master in marketing. They can sell almost anything and make a business out of nothing. They can be amazing counselors on some of the most unusual subjects like Holistic Healing and Tantras.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 8th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 3rd house in Gemini then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. It shows someone who has very spiritual way of communication. They don't like to talk much but when they communicate then it is always in a spiritual way. So, they can do good as Spiritual Counselors. 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. They may also not be too willing to travel around.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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