The 3rd House is the Parakram Bhava and the Sahaj Bhava, the house of courage and self effort. It deals with communication, journeys, brothers, sisters, creativity, mental intelligence, interests, habits, and inclinations.
The Signs and Planets associated with the 3rd House
The 3rd House is the original house for the zodiac sign of Gemini. The perpetual need to move, restlessness, communication, skills and hobbies are the attributes of Gemini. Gemini is also the driving force for short journeys. Mars is the planet associated with ambition and courage. It is the natural karak of the 3rd House and Mercury, the planet of communication is the lord of the zodiac sign Gemini. Mars is the soldier which is the karaka for Bravery, grit and self determination including mental strength. Mercury is the planet of effective communication, business skills and marketing.
Significations of the 3rd House
The 3rd House in the cosmic chart is denoted by the sign Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury. This house normally indicates Mercurian portfolios of activities like marketing, writing, speaking, communication, will power, self efforts, hobbies, money gained by `self efforts’ etc. In a team or office setting, it also shows ones’ co-workers, team mates, friends on social media whom you communicate with online, travel or short distance journeys – typically from one city to another which one can cover in a day or make a round trip in a few days (use subjective assessment).
The communication style (not speech), talent for journalism, writing, blogging, essaying, marketing, media (excluding TV), social media & marketing, immediate friends are seen from the 3rd House. To determine one’s hobbies one may want to look at the third house. Any relationship between the 3rd and 10th house can show a person making profession (10th house) out of one’s hobby. To do business, one normally needs a strong 3rd House of willpower and self efforts.
The 3rd House represents the younger siblings and the relationship with them.
People with a strong 3rd House make convincing speakers, have organisational capability and good coordination skills. Since it is the house of creative expression and communication, a strong third house indicates the ability to be good managers, directors and producers.
The placement of the 3rd house Lord is an indication of the area of life where we motivate ourselves and act on impulse.
Significance of the 3rd House
In Mundane Astrology, the 3rd House signifies the neighboring countries and treaties with them. It rules over transportation and all the means of transit whether it is by land air or water, and the communication system like postal, telegraph, radio, telephone, television and all the media. It also represents libraries and public education generally. It governs all the matters signified by communications, information technology, broadcasting, transport, highways, railways and tourism ministry.
3rd House in Prediction
The 3rd House represents your courage, creative expression and how you communicate it, as well as the kind of efforts you put into achieving the goals of your life. All these factors can be instrumental in guiding one and determining the success in their life, career, relationships and so on. It determines the efforts one will make towards