Planets in the third house influence our nervous energy, rational thought, memory and the way in which we respond to a new environment. The house is associated with brothers and sisters, hand-eye coordination, connecting with others, learning and our greater conscious.
Planets in the Third House
Sun in 3rd House gives a cheerful mind and a lively, investigating spirit inclined to reform society and education and the discovering of new methods by which to reach these aims. The native's aspiration lies in the direction of pedagogics, he greatly desires to spread knowledge, and to acquaint others with what he himself has lately learned, and to come into contact with noble personalities in order mutually to gain and give spiritual support and power.
A trine aspect indicates a busy correspondence about those subjects with serious friends and relatives who respect his ideas.
An afflicted Sun in 3rd house is a sign of much trouble and misunderstanding in intercourse with relations, colleagues etc.
Moon in 3rd House gives a strong, noble optimism which will prove to be a great support in life and which enables the native to overcome more difficulties than the average man is usually able to do. His innate common sense and sense of responsibility are combined with a certain sense of humor much appreciated by friends and acquaintances. This Moon-position makes him very studious, extremely fit for tuition and indicates a great love for small journeys, for repeated changes in every department of life. The desire for new experiences, new knowledge is very strong. A region which the native has traversed in all directions, people who have been for a long time in his neighborhood, occupations which must be done many times in succession all annoy and weary him.
When afflicted by Mars, Uranus or Neptune, journeys decided upon are sometimes prevented at the last moment, or accidents happen on the way.
Mercury in 3rd House denotes a pleasant-although somewhat superficial-understanding with relatives and acquaintances. In their troubles and difficulties the latter always find a willing ear and good advice. Great popularity both in a personal and in a business sense results in widely-spread connections and very extensive correspondence. The native's style of writing is characterized by systematic explanation, his description being sometimes apt to wander, but always carefully exact with very suggestive, clear indication of detail. Speeches etc. are put together very easily and well and usually provoke admiration and praise from the auditors. This position of Mercury arouses a great interest in education, private lessons especially prove very attractive in which pupils are encouraged to think for themselves.
He who has Mercury afflicted in 3rd house will do well to learn to concentrate his thoughts and should practice meditation.
Venus in 3rd House. This position of Venus has a very favorable influence mentally; good taste and a sense of proportion are combined with practical insight; beauty of proportion is more valued than works of decorative detail. Further this position has a particularly favorable effect upon the intellect which therefore becomes very refined and greatly appreciates all that embellishes and uplifts social life, music, art, literature etc. A trine with Uranus or Neptune points to original ideas in this direction, successfully applied. Affliction of Saturn in 11th house causes opposition of friends and relations or fear of such opposition, which may be equally bad for the nerves. If the ruler of the 3rd house is favorably posited with regard to Venus, there will be extraordinary ease in talking and writing, which greatly facilitates intercourse with others.
But since, when afflicted, the boundary line between friendship and love in intercourse with the other sex cannot always be easily drawn, it is advisable for the native to exercise self-control in order to prevent unpleasant entanglements.
Mars in 3rd House. A strong sense of independence and some egoism are always prominent. But an idealistic spirit is evident, which sees beauty everywhere in nature and enjoys it to the full. The native has also a great trust in the power of good in the end overcoming evil. In writing letters Mars makes the style bold and firm; the native expresses his opinions with determination and enthusiasm, although not always quite logically.
Mars in 3rd house afflicted indicates continual conflicts between the higher and lower nature. Especially in childhood this gives rise to rash, ill-considered actions of which the native repent later. A sharp way of expressing himself often leads to unpleasant relations with his environment. There is a great danger that energy will be squandered or used for wrong actions. In youth much rebelliousness against authority and generally accepted rules will manifest; when travelling, recklessness may easily cause accidents.
Jupiter in 3rd House enhances the inner vitality and brings the native into contact with favorable, helpful influences. Philosophic and pedagogic subjects are contemplated. New ideas will be much discussed with friends and relations, orally or through correspondence.
When afflicted although some idealism will be evident in all that he utters, the native is unpractical in daily life and only few will share his views from beginning to end.
He likes to travel especially when locomotion is rapid. This is the very reason why care should be taken, for when afflicted - the likelihood that accidents happen is fairly great and his whole life may be ruined in consequences of some careless act.
Saturn in 3rd House brings earnest, deep and pure thoughts, concentration, honesty and justice. The superficial "airy" side of the 3rd house (Gemini house) is restrained by Saturn's stern sense of duty, whilst his restless uncertainty becomes something more determined. The mind likes to be absorbed in mathematics, mechanics and similar subjects which call for more action and less talk than languages.
Saturn in 3rd house - when afflicted - easily causes frequent unpunctuality. Circumstances however, will indicate the serious necessity of always being in time (Saturn symbolizes Time) and of not postponing what must be done. A person with this Saturn-position is usually the youngest child or the only one, and often does not harmonies with the mother, gives her much disappointment during the first year of life and the whole education. In a few instances we have found that a child with this position was of the opposite sex to that desired before birth.
Uranus in 3rd House. Humanity and social idealism will be prominent both in thought and discussion and quite early a great desire will manifest to make the ideas of community and humanity better known. Very uncommon conceptions are held with regard to faith, morality and education. The native stands aloof from convention and also dislikes etiquette and "ignores Mrs. Grundy". But a person with this position should consider it his duty to show conventionalists that extraneous laws are here superfluous since control is from within!
Further does this position indicate an extraordinary talent for occult and metaphysical study in which surprising results may be achieved and great intuition and imagination.
When afflicted Uranus denotes here inconstancy and great eccentricity causes sudden alienation from brothers, sisters and neighbors. Very peculiar adventures may be expected when travelling - pretty often accidents also, especially if Uranus is in a mutable sign.
Neptune in 3rd House gives a taste for modern art, especially in the field of literature. The native's thoughts often wander and as his fancy is very active, he will sometimes find it difficult to distinguish between memory and imagination.
This position gives mediumistic faculties which had better be avoided so far as writing is concerned, since his relations with his family as well as has own health will suffer by them.
This position of Neptune further denotes a special love tor boating and voyages. When afflicted the native should be careful. Then also many conflicts may be expected between the personality and the native's environment. Attempts at reconciliation with the majority of his relations or usual environment seem to fail quite unaccountably, the most ordinary things and sayings being wrongly interpreted, thus forming an insurmountable obstacle.
Also when the native attempts in some way or other to come into contact with the public, something will always crop up and intercept it, or else at the exact moment he will lack courage to tackle the thing.