The Complete Guide to 3rd House Astrology
April 30, 2024 10 min read

The Complete Guide to 3rd House Astrology

By Lady Saoirse

The Houses of Astrology tell you a lot about personality, habits, desires, and your life in general. What if you don’t believe in any of it? There are reasons a lot of people don’t, including not understanding what a Birth Chart is. If you do, it is good to know that the Third House is about short trips, friendship, and communication. Find out what planet is in your Third House and what that means.

The Houses of Astrology might not be a top subject taught in schools, and psychotherapists also don’t use information about them in their mental health therapy. However, knowing what is on your Birth Chart can tell you not only a lot about yourself, but about what life holds for you in general. The Third House tells about communication, education, some of your relationships, and some about what part travel will play in your life. Join Spiritual Blossom to find out about the Third House in your Birth Chart. Learn what the planets in the Houses mean, and what to do if you don’t believe in the accuracy of Astrology.

But I Don’t Believe in Astrology!

The Complete Guide to 3rd House Astrology

Actually, a lot of people don’t. One of the biggest reasons some people are so opposed to Astrology in general is not everybody is aware of the fact that Astrology discusses more than your Sun Sign. Some people will find out their Sun Sign and then be perplexed because they don’t feel like they behave the way their Sun Sign supposedly does. Truthfully, some people don’t. Being on the cusp can account for that, and some people behave more like their Ascendant Sign. Others identify more with what their Moon Sign is. Your Sun Sign tells you some things, but where all the other Zodiac Signs and planets were in your Birth Chart tell you just as much. If you cast your Birth Chart, you can find out exactly what influences you. 

What Does the Third House Represent?

In Astrology, the Third House is all about your brethren, short trips, transportation, and things related to studies, the intellect, and writing. While these things might not seem like the most important things in your life, which planet was in your Third House at birth affects all of this. Also called the House of Communication, it is ruled by Gemini, a sign characterized by their intelligence, their ability to communicate with a lot of people and need for new, stimulating experiences. The most important communications this House governs is between people we are close to, like our family, peers, and neighbors as well as good friends. The short trips it governs are the ones close by your home and this House also rules early childhood development.

The body parts this House rules include the fingers, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, and the lungs. These are body parts used in communication. We gesture with these, and our lungs give us the breath of life to speak with. Astrologers also group transportation by air in what this House governs, even though we take longer trips by flying and Gemini gives this House curiosity and an interest in exploring. What planets are in this house help decide how we share information and how close we are to our kin. They also help to decide how much education we get and how often we go on these trips this House rules. 

Why is Communication So Important?

The Complete Guide to 3rd House Astrology

It is quite possible that how you communicate with others is the most important part of your life. How you express your thoughts, feelings, and needs will dictate how well you are understood and how you get the things you desire and need. How you share what you know will help to keep knowledge circulating, improving everybody’s education levels, and thus improving the world in general. If there are challenges to communication due to what planets are in your Third House, being made aware of them can help you know how to correct this. There might not be any challenges in your Third House, however, just things that help. Knowing this and building on these strengths will help you be an even better communicator. One creature that communicates special messages is the red cardinal.

The Planets in the 3rd House

Planets are not the only things that can be in the Houses. Zodiac Sign Constellations can as well. There can be more than one thing in each House also. It all depends on what was in a particular position above the place of your birth the moment you were born. These celestial bodies don’t battle one another when they share a House, but they combine seamlessly to help to create you. The Sun and Moon as well as the seven planets of our Solar System and how they influence the Third House when they reside there are listed below.

Saturn in the 3rd House

The Complete Guide to 3rd House Astrology

Saturn instills some pessimism and gloom on the Third House. In youth, you can be quite anxious, and some would say you are overly cautious bordering on being paranoid. However, you always have a “Plan B”, and don’t take unnecessary risks some of your peers do. You will rarely, if ever, have to look back in your golden days and say you were “young and stupid” when you were younger. You take responsibility in general very seriously, and you plan your education carefully, although having Saturn in this House can set you up for disappointments and delays. There may be some coldness between you and some family members- but then again, some family members deserve it. Saturn rules Capricorn.

Jupiter in the 3rd House

Jupiter brings the power of expansion to the Third House. Your mind is open to new thoughts, experiences, and learning opportunities. You easily adapt to the times and reinvent yourself or change how you do things when it is beneficial. People appreciate the fact that you are open to new viewpoints and the fact you listen means you will never be uninformed. You are well liked within your community and would make a great city council person or even local legislator. You probably grew up in a big family, but if you didn’t, all the friends you make will become a big happy family for you. Just be careful not to overdo things, as Jupiter is an expansive planet that makes you want to have MORE experiences, talk MORE, and enjoy MORE. There is, after all, such a thing as too much of a good thing. Jupiter rules Sagittarius.

Venus in the 3rd House

Venus brings love, beauty, and pleasure to the Third House. You express yourself through the arts and making things beautiful. Maybe you don’t dance, paint, or sing, but you express yourself through beautifying your garden or doing nature preserve cleanup. You typically use your words to create harmony, and hearing or reading about unpleasant things may exhaust you. You gain much in your local travels and can go on scouting trips for beautiful things or experiences. Working as an ambassador would make you feel fulfilled. Just be careful not to overdo saying beautiful things for the sake of keeping things pleasant. If the truth hurts, sometimes it’s still necessary to be honest. Venus rules Taurus.

Moon in the 3rd House

The Moon brings a lot of changes to the Third House. You won’t be comfortable if you feel stuck or tied down to places, people, or experiences that don't fulfill you. You will use this energy to roll up your sleeves and work hard at improving your life and moving forward. You will seek education and especially love things related to the public. The Moon also brings powerful emotional connections to your loved ones and the way you express yourself. Strong emotions may overwhelm you and you may prefer to express them through writing or teaching rather than processing them internally. You might struggle with staying put when you get upset and want to leave rather than face a problem. The Moon rules the Zodiac Sign of Cancer.

Pluto in the 3rd House

Pluto brings the powers of regeneration and intense focus to the Third House. It can also bring disasters. There may have been traumatic events in early childhood, and that may cause you to go within yourself to process things rather than to reach out to others for comfort. This can follow you later in life, and you may become quiet, contemplative, and self-reliant. Little knocks you down, and even less, if anything can keep you down. There can be dissociation with peers and family as well. This all means you especially value the people you trust, and you investigate things to your own satisfaction rather than allowing others to tell you what to think, say, learn, or do. Pluto rules Scorpio.

Sun in the 3rd House

The Complete Guide to 3rd House Astrology

The Sun brings a lot of success and personal power to the Third House. You especially love to help others with learning and share as much information as possible. Your short travels go well, and your relationships with family and friends are close and loving. You will be successful due to your intelligence, and you will be good at finding solutions to small and large problems. Not only are you on a quest for knowledge, but you express yourself well to others. You communicate confidence, and these things help you to succeed in life. The Sun rules Leo.

Mars in the 3rd House

Mars brings assertiveness, passion, and bravery to the Third House. You speak your mind and go the places you want to in order to have the experiences you hunger for. Some people think you come on too strong, but you say they can go find less if they think you are “too much” for them. You are highly persuasive and find debates stimulating rather than draining. You make an excellent motivational speaker or administrator. Mars rules Aries.

Neptune in the 3rd House

Spirituality and inspiration as well as intuition are introduced to the Third House by Neptune. You communicate intuitively and as a child, traditional schools might feel stifling which will not foster learning for you. Travel to the astral, spiritual, or Otherworld realms appeals to you and guided meditations provide a slew of new experiences. Your family may find you odd, but you build a family of like-minded individuals who share your psychic and spiritual talents. Neptune rules Pisces.

Mercury in the 3rd House

Mercury in this House makes you curious, energetic, and in need of a lot of intellectual stimulation. You tirelessly pursue learning, and love to share what you know with others. You seek out new intellectual ideas, and constantly seek to broaden your mind and understand as much as possible. You may also be prone to gossip, but everybody loves a juicy morsel of it now and then! You may become bored easily, and be anxious about your relationships with relatives. Mercury does rule Gemini, but it also rules Virgo and you can read about Virgos.

Uranus in the 3rd House

The Complete Guide to 3rd House Astrology

Uranus brings inventiveness and a desire to create your own world. Your family might think you are strange and wish you could be just like them. This may cause issues for you, especially when you are a young child, because almost nothing else hurts as badly as being misunderstood as a child. You may be eccentric, but all great people hold a bit of eccentricity. Nobody who created new things did things exactly the way other people did, after all. You may have frequent, unexpected short trips, and unique experiences due to this. Your communication style may be one-of-a-kind, and it may take special people who care about listening attentively to fully understand you deep down. You may be criticized harshly for your uniqueness, but you shouldn’t let that change you. The world has one of everybody else, and we need you too! Uranus rules Aquarius.

How you learn, share, and travel are big deciders of what kind of a life you will have. The relationships you have with the people you love will too. Knowing what planets are in your Third House will give you the knowledge of these aspects of who you are and help you to solve any problems in these areas that may arise. Three Houses have been explored, and exploration of the other nine will be available very soon. Make sure to read about them all in our articles section!

Sure, an online site can give the tools to cast your Birth chart, but sometimes, you need a psychic to help you find answers about your life. Reach out to one of ours to get a reading started today.  While you are here, sign up for our horoscopes and those can be delivered right into your email's inbox. 

About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom, and she writes for The Green Egg. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.