An In-depth guide to 3rd House Astrology, Its Rules and Its Meaning
The 3rd House is about your environment – how you interact with it, how you relate to others, your ideas, and your opinions.
That's why you can give this astrological house the meaning of “Communication, Community, and Thinking.”
The 3rd House's Natural Planetary Ruler: Mercury
The 3rd House's Natural Astrology Sign: Gemini
Characteristics of the 3rd House: Third House astrology is about your left brain. It governs fact-gathering, analysis, and forming opinions about your experiences. It's how you think.
The 3rd House in astrology also tells us how you're likely to perceive your environment, and the things you're likely to neglect.
When you look at your environment like concentric rings radiating out from you, you see what else is ruled by the 3rd House.
First up in your environment are your relatives. While the 3rd House doesn't involve your parents (they have their own houses), it does involve your siblings and other relatives (uncles, aunts, cousins, and so on). It also extends out to cover your neighbors and your neighborhood.
Next is schooling. The signs and planets in your 3rd House reveals what your experiences in school were like. It looks into learning, revealing how you learn best, your study habits and how you think.
Expanding a bit further, we see that the 3rd House rules all forms of communication – reading, writing, speaking, phone calls, emails, text messages, blogs…
Finally, we have short journeys. This includes running errands, short car trips, going for a walk or bicycle ride, and weekend getaways.
Questions answered by 3rd House astrology:
- Do you think quickly, slowly, logically or analytically?
- What does knowledge mean to you?
- How do you see your immediate environment?
- How do you relate with your family?
- What is your communication style?
An example of your 3rd House astrology at play
Let's say you have Saturn in your 3rd house. What does this tell us about you?
We know you probably see the world around you as being somewhat restrictive and cold. You don't feel safe to take a carefree approach to life.
You may have problems with relatives or feel like they're cold and distant.
School may have presented a challenge for you. You may have struggled to get good grades or had a fear of taking exams.
You might be more comfortable staying at home than you are venturing out, even if it's just for a short trip.
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