Your 3rd House of Communication and Information
The third house represents how you speak, learn, and work with your surroundings.
IN BIRTH CHART
NATURAL ZODIAC SIGN:
What is the 3rd house in Astrology? The 3rd house rules communication, thought processes, short-distance travel, transportation, and our relationships with siblings and neighbors. What do these parts of life have in common? They all reveal how we relate to our immediate environment. First and foremost, this involves how we take in information and how we spew it back out.
Looking at a birth chart, the zodiac sign that is associated with this house, along with any planets that may occupy it, can tell you a lot about how your mind works. Planets that are currently transiting your 3rd house can even help you anticipate when important news could arrive or when to have an important conversation.
3rd House Themes
- Mental Activity
- Local Places and Travel
- Siblings and Neighbors
3rd House Meaning
After a sense of self is established and solidified in the 1st and 2nd houses, it’s time to take it out into the environment. The 3rd house represents the things that are near us and how our brains understand them.
Learning is the first theme that comes up in the 3rd house. This is the place where we process information, ideas, and language. The zodiac sign here speaks volumes about your mental framework. If Virgo is in your 3rd house, you probably didn’t miss any letters in the spelling bee competition growing up. If Aquarius is here, on the other hand, a typical classroom setting may not work for you.
In order to process information, we need to interpret the words people are saying. Communication is paramount in the 3rd house since it's one of the most direct ways we connect with the people around us. As a result, your style of both written and spoken expression is laid out here. Whether you prefer small talk or heart-to-hearts, you can get some clues as to why in this area.
Since we are most influenced by those closest to us, local community is also represented by this house. This includes siblings, neighbors, and neighborhoods. The 3rd house rules short trips and transportation as well, since traveling via car, bus, bike, or plane is how we bring ourselves closer to those in our environment.
Looking deeper into the 3rd house of your birth chart can help you understand your own mind and dispel the mystery of why you think the way you do.
Planets in the 3rd House
If any planets fall in your 3rd house, you can be sure they have a lot to say. Planets here will affect your learning habits, communication style, and mental framework.
Here’s how any planets in your 3rd house will make themselves known. Not sure which planets are in your 3rd house?
Transits in the 3rd House
If a planet is currently moving through the 3rd house of your birth chart, this may color the conversations you have or change the way you think. Depending on the specific planet in transit, its energy could either bring new opportunities or obstacles.
For example, if Saturn transits your 3rd house, you may have a misunderstanding or run into a roadblock with transportation, or you might feel empowered to have a serious conversation with a loved one. If it's powerful Pluto transiting the 3rd house, you might experience a profound shift in the way you communicate our ideas. However, difficult information could also surface that you need to process.
Keeping an eye on the planetary movements in your 3rd house can help you avoid communication mishaps and keep your head in the game.
If the 3rd house holds the key to your communication style, the 4th house is a portal to understanding home and family. Read more about the 4th house to explore these themes.
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