The 3rd House in Astrology: All Its Meanings and Influence

The third house over verbal expression and short-distance travel and reveals how curious one is and how open they are to interacting with others.

Third house

The 3rd house deals with communication and intellectual pursuits, also siblings, short distance travels and written materials.

It influences the early development of natives, their ability to analyze and even the way they’re discriminating. Planets and signs present in this house indicate the way we’re communicating and thinking.

The 3rd house in a nutshell:

  • Represents: Communication, human interaction and knowledge;
  • With positive aspects: Eloquence and persuasion, a great way with words;
  • With negative aspects: Unfulfilled potential because of risk taking;
  • Sun sign in the third house: Someone who is always alert and mentally agile.

Life as an exploration journey

The 3rd house will always influence natives to constantly seek knowledge and to have great experiences in life.

This is the home of the intellect, of communication and learning, which means planets and signs gathered here are very much influencing how people are acquiring and sharing their knowledge.

Analyzing individuals separately, it can be fascinating to discover how much knowledge they have, and the influence of the third house on them, when it comes to gossiping and learning new things.

More than this, this house deals with the speech and the desire to express ideas or opinions. Those with a strong 3rd house will be more confident when talking and studying.

Furthermore, networking and travels close to their home are also influenced by the placements in this house and the aspects present here, not to mention how the exchange of information is what seems to rule in this sector.

This is also a house of how natives are feeling towards school and the place where they’re beginning the journey to acquire new information and to learn what socializing means.

It hosts relationships with siblings and relatives that aren’t very close, even if it represents the mind, the way individuals are thinking, reasoning, communicating and writing.

The 3rd house can influence how logical and inventive people can be when it comes to practical matters.

The third house also rules over transportation and interactive learning for different diplomas and certifications. It’s the house of childhood education and schooling, of intellectual curiosities and the ability to be childish or to enjoy happiness to the maximum.

Being about short strips and walks around the neighborhood as well, it reveals the relationships natives are having with people in their community.

Having a lot to do with transportation, it may indicate what type of vehicle individuals may like, and even what brand they’re preferring when it comes to their equipment, if passionate by a sport or hiking, not to mention it’s also about the technical appliances everyone is every day using.

As a matter of fact, when it comes to the appliances used day by day, these are the ones related to communication, which means they can be mobile phones, laptops and so on.

When a few malefic planets are present in the 3rd house, people may have real problems when it comes to communication and traveling from one place to another.

Therefore, it may happen for their phone to break, their emails to be intercepted and to have problems with their car when trying to get somewhere, even to feel anxious when trying to have a discussion.

On the other hand, the presence of good planets here indicates natives with such placements will be extremely lucky when it comes to matters of this house.

They’ll be great at talking and creating things with their own two hands, which means they could be great painters, chefs, mechanics and artists.

As said before, the education during childhood and the efforts natives have made in order to gain more knowledge and to channel the information they’ve accumulated towards something constructive are also matters of the third house, which means this sector is all about the primary school and the period when they’ve built a foundation for their knowledge.

A birth chart with plenty of planets in the third house

Everything people are learning when very young will be revealed in the 9th house, the opposite of the 3rd.

The same 3rd house can reveal what routine people are having when out in the world and therefore, how they’re behaving in stores or when talking with their neighbors.

This is the house that rules over organs of perception, so the planets and signs present here will show the way in which individuals are seeing reality.

It should be noted the 3rd house is not only about communication and discussions because intelligence is very important when it comes to these matters.

Without having knowledge and a clear mind, it can be impossible for people to communicate their ideas and to share their thoughts. Probably the best communicators in the world are teachers, so it’s essential for these molders of young minds to know how to make their students listen to them.

Those professors who are really knowledgeable about what they’re saying and aware of how to discuss with students are going to be famous and highly appreciated by everyone.

When the birth sign happens to be in the third house, the person with such placement will give a lot of importance to education. It’s important for natives having their Sun sign here to study when this position returns because they’ll accumulate information more easily, not to mention how many good grades they could get.

Those who no longer happen to be in school should not hesitate to take some classes, to learn a foreign language and even to get used with a new hobby.

The process of accumulating knowledge can happen at any time, and it can really improve the life of a person. Since the 3rd house is also about traveling from time to time, learning new things when going to a new place is a good idea as well, especially since the trip doesn’t have to be to a very faraway place, not that going to the most exotic and isolated countries is something wrong.

Dealing with new cultures, religions and societies can make people very knowledgeable and more intelligent. Those with a strong 3rd house will have a lot of authority because they’re disciplined and willful.

Knowing their way around words, everyone will want to listen to them, even if they may be quieter than others and speak only from time to time.

These natives know how to get to the core of a concept or idea, which means superficial talks and people who don’t think that much are very annoying to them. They’ll be spontaneous because no one and nothing can disturb their thoughts.

Feeling the most comfortable when changing environments, it will be easy for them to organize events and parties.

What to remember about the 3rd house

The 3rd house rules over the mind and the intelligence, revealing approaches and methods of analyzing, also the way natives are perceiving new information.

In other words, this is the house of learning and communication as well, for it makes people more skilled when it comes to writing, public speaking, reading, researching and coming up with innovative ideas.

A strong and positive 3rd house will give natives a desire to gain more knowledge and a lot of luck when it comes to opportunities of studying. It won’t be unusual for them to start mastering a foreign language when very old, or even to teach at the community college.

Other things the Third house is ruling over seem to be presentations of business proposals and inventive ideas, negotiation of contracts, sales, advertising and commerce of all kinds.

This is also the house of neighbors, local trips and vehicles. Dealing with the primary education that happens until high-school, it also influences relationships with cousins, brothers and sisters, neighbors and best friends from childhood.

No matter what form of communication they’re using, people with a strong 3rd house will always prove they’re intelligent, in good spirit, clear in their thinking and spontaneous.

When it comes to this house, intelligence represents also the ability to analyze the surroundings and to be sensitive when practicality is involved.

This type of smartness is very effective in the everyday life, the 3rd house reminding all natives to be aware of their own skills, the way they’re thinking and what they can do in order to get things done their way.

It helps with relationships to always be harmonious and based on collaboration. The mind is the strongest tool human beings are possessing, so people with a strong 3rd house should consider themselves lucky because they’re fast-thinking, witty and even good at doing things with their own two hands.

While it may take others days to think of a good solution, they have the potential to do this much faster, maybe in a few hours. In conclusion, primary education, communication, ways of thinking and short distance trips are all matters covered by the 3rd house.

When it comes to traveling, this is more local because this house is very intimate and connected with the immediate surroundings, keeping things very compact.

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Written by Denise

Denise is an experienced practitioner of astrology, interested to discover and share with everyone how astrology can inspire and change lives. She is the Editor in Chief at The Horoscope.