So first of all, let's see what 2nd house & 3rd house represent -
2nd house represents Family, Wealth, Speech, Family Lineage, Values, Mouth, Face, Throat, food you like to eat, Assets etc.
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.
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 2nd house lord sitting in 3rd house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 2nd house of your horoscope is sitting in the 3rd house itself
Now, what is the impact of having 2nd house lord sitting in 3rd house?
Its generic interpretation is that person's wealth and assets are building due to his own self efforts. It is a type of position you will find in charts of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen. They are the people who frequently get a job and lose a job and get it again and lose it again and unable to find the reason why they are not settling down in any job? It is because they aren't meant to be in job setup. Here, self-effort becomes the key.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 3rd house lord as 2nd 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 2nd house Lord in 3rd house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Cancer Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 2nd house with Leo sign and sits in the 3rd house in Virgo. It shows someone whose resources are coming from Father. Father is one who provided setup for Business. The way they communicate to people is totally adopted from Father. Father himself has seen lots of troubles and obstacles in life. This is position of very creative people as planet of creativity is in the house of Skills and Hobbies. At the same time, as Sun is hot planet and burns the things related to the house, it shows that you don't share very good relation with your 1st younger sibling. Either you try to control him/her or vice-versa.
Moon - So it is Gemini Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 2nd house with Cancer sign and sits in 3rd house in Leo. This time Mother provides the resources and setup. Person's mother has to go through tough circumstances in life. Moon in 3rd house shows person's mind is all about skills, hobbies and self-effort. They can be very good speakers. They share an emotional relation with people they communicate and their way of communication is very motherly.
Mars - Mars can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant - So if it is Pisces Ascendant, Mars rules 2nd & 9th house and sits in 3rd house in Taurus sign. Mars is Karaka of 3rd house, so this becomes a situation where person has to make self-effort in order to gain wealth. As Mars represents Brothers, in this position Brothers become help in setting up business. Mars in 3rd house aspects 6th house of competition, so it shows someone who is a sportsperson and by competing with others he makes his wealth.
Libra Ascendant - Now if it is Libra Ascendant, Mars rules 2nd & 7th house and sits in 3rd house in Sagittarius sign. This shows person went through transformative and turbulent situations in family life and that experience had become his higher knowledge and he wants to educate people about this life experience. So, this shows someone who is religious teacher or motivational speaker. As Sagittarius is also a sign of Law, this position can make someone a very good lawyer too but making a self effort will remain the key.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, Mercury rules 2nd & 5th houses and sits in 3rd house in Cancer. They are the smartest salesmen who can fool you through emotional talks and sell you something which you might never even wanted. They are very skillful and can have different hobbies and will be able to manage to do all the things at same time. It can show someone taking up family business. They can become authors of highly emotional stories.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, then Mercury rules 2nd & 11th house and sits in 3rd house in Libra. Both the position of Mercury shows someone who is very creative and skilled. Both the positions can make someone writer but here it is more of romance and relationship related stories. It also shows someone who took up family business and through his detail oriented approach and analytical intellect, he was able to take this family business to new heights.
Venus - Venus also can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aries Ascendant - If it is an Aries Ascendant, Venus rules 2nd & 7th house and sits in 3rd house in Gemini sign. This situation is much like earlier one as Mercury and Venus are exchanging energies in 3rd house. This person will have most elegant way of speaking. They will do business related with finance and wealth. They are also highly creative people and can earn great wealth through creative arts. They can be very good actors or nicest singers.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, Venus rules 2nd & 9th house and sits in 3rd house in Scorpio. Here, they become passionate with Occult and Mysticism and their communications is much on the side of Occult. They love talking about Astrology, Numerology to their siblings and neighbors and can actually become good occult practitioners which end up in giving them wealth.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Jupiter rules 2nd & 5th house and sits in 3rd house in Capricorn Sign, where it is debilitated. Now, the real effect of debilitation will be felt when it is close to actual degree of debilitation. It is then person earns the money through his self effort but that money gets spent on siblings and cousins. So, as a benefic planet, Jupiter still gives you money that you are unable to keep it safe. Best way out of it is to invest the money as 3rd house is also a house of investments.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, Jupiter rules 2nd & 11th house and sits in 3rd house in Aries. This Jupiter really takes the shape of Guru and this time person tries to teach his siblings and neighbors about the divine knowledge they received from family. Here, Wealth may come from any act of teaching and sharing of knowledge. This time it is less of possibility of wastage of money.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 2nd house lord, Saturn in 3rd house (for Sagittarius/Capricorn Ascendants respectively) shows that person is meant to put his self efforts. He is not able to be part of small groups and teams. These are the people who really never get settled in any job format. Business is the only way out for them. Saturn here limits the possibility of any younger sibling.
Rahu - If Rahu is 2nd house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 3rd house then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Pisces in 3rd house actually shows someone who is a smart salesman. As Pisces is sign of Spirituality, this is the only sign where demon becomes a deity. These are the people who may keep a weird approach towards God and Spirituality and like to communicate about it. They will question the beliefs of people and raise the doubts on the ways religion is being practiced. They can be very mystical speakers.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 2nd house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 3rd house in Sagittarius 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 they find disconnect from younger siblings. Both sides will be unable to understand each other's point of view. As Sagittarius is sign of Higher Learning, Religious Beliefs and Teaching of Gurus,h again disconnect occurs and they have lots of disagreements from their Gurus and from religious teachings of other people.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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