What are Astrological Houses?

At the moment of your birth, planetary influences help define and predict your personality and destiny. The theory behind Astrology is that cosmic energies abound in the universe. These are not just random meaningless energies. They manifest in a divine way and help create and define a person. Sometimes you may wonder why you behave the way you do. Why do you have an attraction for certain things and a dislike for others? Although there are many ways to explain behavior, many people who have read their birth chart analysis will agree that most interpretations are on point.

Many people think that the sun sign is all there is to know. But, astrology is a complex system, and although your sun sign explores your deepest desires, it is only one aspect. Your personality is as multi-faceted as the interpretations behind your birth chart.

To begin an exploration of your astrological birth chart, studying the twelve houses of astrology is crucial. The twelve houses represent the different areas of activity on earth. You may already know that you play different roles in your life and have different aspects to yourself. You are a career person, a sexual being, a spiritual entity, and a community member. You play roles such as wife, husband, father, or friend.

The twelve houses tell how you will operate and function in different roles and how you approach different situations. For example, the third house is all about communication styles. The natural ruler of the third house is Gemini. Your zodiac sign on the third house calculated during the hour, day, and location of birth will define your communication style.

The twelve astrological houses follow a circular layout. The first house is on the left side, and the rest of the houses follow in a counterclockwise direction. The signs and planets are distributed in the houses, and they influence your personality, including your strengths and weaknesses. People consult this wheel to predict the best action to take and to know which activities to focus on.  Depending on the placement of planets in your houses, you may find more favorable results in love and relationships in business and career matters, or some other area.

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House Classifications

Angular Houses

These houses correspond to one, four, seven, and ten. The naturals rulers of these houses are Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, and Libra. These houses are all about initiative and action. A person who has plenty of planets distributed in these houses would be a go-getter, have a strong initiative, and gain prominent positions.

Succedent houses

These houses correspond to houses second, five, eight, and eleven. The rulers of these houses are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. These houses represent steady growth. A person who has many planets in the succedent houses will be stubborn and resistant to change. However, on the positive, they have great willpower and commitment and will often outlast the competition.

Cadent Houses

The cadent houses include houses three, six, nine and twelve. They correspond to the mutable signs Gemini Virgo Sagittarius and Pisces. They represent completion and transcendence. Having many planets in these houses indicates an adaptable person who enjoys variety. They are deep thinkers and lifelong learners with remarkable knowledge.

Takeaway

The planets and signs in the houses will influence how the different roles you play on earth will manifest and play out. Some houses will have more planets giving them a stronger influence in shaping your character and destiny.

What is the Third House?

The Third House is just two steps away from the first house, which is about the self. The Third House is all about our immediate environment and the impressions it has made on us. After all, man is a social creature, and this house explores the first steps we are doing to reach out to others. Think of the Third House as that stage of being a toddler. In that stage, you will be exposed to parental influences, siblings, and immediate neighbors. These are relationships closest to your home

The Third House is the stage where we go beyond the self. Thus, this house may indicate a person, a sibling, or a parent who made a deep impression on us and shapes our character.

Formative years and secondary education will also have an impact on the Third House as well as the kind of learning we had in school and the teachers we encountered.

The environment around us shapes our mental development because it is our source of stimulation. The Third House covers the initial steps on how we begin to communicate. The previous houses were all about the self and ownership, but in this house, we are beginning to expand beyond the self. This house covers our way of achieving goals, completing tasks, and using our voices and speech to influence others.

The Third House is also about short trips and short journeys. Thus, if you are planning any kind of travel, you can consult the planetary influence in the Third House to see if it will be a worthwhile experience or not.

The natural ruler of the Third House is Gemini. The air signs are empowered in the Third House, and a person with favorable planets and signs in the Third House will tend to have an active mind and will seek a variety of challenging mental stimulation. On the downside, they may be changeable and mercurial, but only because they are discovering new knowledge and data and thus have to adjust their belief systems.

The Third House offers us a glimpse into a person’s communication style and thinking process.  It is essential to be able to delve into a person’s state of mind as much as it is important to delve into their state of heart. How a person thinks will often dictate their life path. Thus, all the nuances of the Third House will predict the actions a person might take.

Read to discover what the Third House’s placement in your zodiac sign will reveal about you? 

Third House in Aries Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

Aries is a fire sign; thus, a Third House placement creates an individual with a mind that functions in hyper speed. Their communication style is often forceful and aggressive. They have great energy and are always brimming with ideas. They have a mind that never stops working. Aries in the Third House will have a lot of unresolved anger issues. However, it has the positive characteristics of speed and intelligence. This person may say things they don’t mean to say. They should learn to have patience and stop obsessive thoughts. They can hog the spotlight in groups with their stubborn need to communicate and voice out their thoughts. They need to learn to be true leaders and learn to listen as well as respect those around them.

Communication style

Aries is the sign of action, and when they say they are going to do something, they actually do it. They cannot stand passivity and inaction in themselves and others. They are a compelling speaker and like to voice out their opinions in a free manner. They can be blunt and like to tell it as it is. It doesn’t matter how much their words will hurt someone’s feelings. They hate beating around the bush and want to get their point across immediately.

Aries in the Third House makes decisive thinkers who are quick to take action. They love to express their thoughts and opinions. They may find that concentrating and focusing is a challenge, but they make up for it by being quick learners. Sibling rivalry often happens to people with Aries in the Third House. These people love to travel and find fun and excitement in it.

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Third House in Taurus Interpretation

Characteristics, Challenges

This house placement creates an individual who can be self-indulgent. Material matters are often the focus of thoughts. This is a promising placement since it creates a person with a lot of staying power. If this person finds creative outlets, they will try to perfect their skills and go through all the dreary details that may turn others off. Creating beauty is something that will give them a lot of satisfaction and financial success. On the downside, the main challenge of this house placement is a stubborn nature. They tend to be inflexible and are unwilling to adapt nor accept changes.

Communication style

Taurus in the Third House crates individuals who can be quiet at first, but once you get to know them, they can be easygoing. They are sweet talkers and make sure that everything they say is carefully thought out. This house placement makes people who are intense observers. They will examine another person’s moods and temperament before they even attempt to hold a conversation. Thus, this house placement has a canny way of avoiding conflicts. They already have an intuitive knowledge of other people’s feelings before they begin engaging them in talk.

People with the Third House in Taurus won’t be rushed into making decisions. They want to plan thoroughly and think things through before committing. However, once they have made their minds up, they will rarely falter or change. You can count on them to be firm once a decision is made. They have great powers of concentration that allow them to assimilate knowledge and data. Whatever they learn, they learn it thoroughly and completely. People with this placement have a tight-knit relationship with siblings. They are close and affectionate with them. They also make nice neighbors since they are very helpful. This placement doesn’t like to travel too much, and they do not like disruptions or moving about. They will only enjoy travel if they are given comfortable conditions such as cruises or business class seats.

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Third House in Gemini Interpretation

Characteristics, Challenges

Gemini is in his natural house at the Third House. This is an exalted position. A person with this placement will have a smart approach in relating to others and will be a clear communicator. They choose their words carefully. People with this placement can excel in careers that require written and verbal communication such as journalism, PR, and diplomatic relations. However, a downside to this placement is they may lack compassion. They may fail to speak truly from the heart since talk for them is just a cold and calculated mental process. They may not be too attached to material and practical issues because they are more attuned to the world of ideas and concepts.

Communication style

People with this placement are great conversationalists. However, they can flit from one topic to the next. They have so many interests that they struggle to express it all at once. They may abandon conversations halfway with a friend, for example. This gives the impression that they are uncaring and not a good communicator. These people, in a funny way, are great when it comes to talking about themselves. They will never abandon the topic and will tend to see it through.

This person is excellent when involved in media and communication. They have a mind that can easily assimilate information and can make relevant interconnections. This stems from their interest in many things. Their agile minds give them a love for learning. They have very active and busy minds. They are very curious. They make good debaters because they are logical. They may have a short attention span, however, in things that don’t capture their interest. This house placement may indicate an individual with a lot of siblings or is constantly surrounded by a lot of people.

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Third House in Cancer Interpretation

Characteristics, Challenges

How Cancer will play out in the Third House will depend on the person’s early environment. If the family and parents are well-educated, the person with this placement will inherit the characteristics that will make them a great thinker. Sometimes this house placement will hamper individuality because parents had such a profound influence. People with this placement may find that their emotions may cloud their thinking process. They need to learn to realize that reason and emotions can coexist and balance each other out.

Communication style

Cancer in the Third House makes great listeners. They are all ears about your stories. If you want someone who will just listen to you, then a person with this placement will make a great friend. When a Cancer is talking to you, they give it their all. They are attuned and paying attention to the conversation. They reach out emotionally and rationally to the other person. They are empathetic. They give great advice, and people gravitate towards them because of this unique gift. They know what’s best to do in a situation and can be counted on to be there for their friends and family

Cancer in the Third House is deeply affected by the early environment. This may have had a positive or negative consequence to their personality. The influence is deep-rooted, and the person of this placement often evokes much sentimentality and nostalgia about their formative years. When it comes to their thought process, emotions are a big factor in their thinking and decision making. Family can greatly influence them. This placement makes individuals who have excellent memories. However, the degree of concentration will depend on their level of interest on a subject.  Their relationships with siblings and relatives often run deep.

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Third House in Leo Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

This house placement tends to create a self-absorbed person. There are likely to be challenged in their friendships and romantic relationships because they have a strong need to set boundaries between themselves and the outside world. They also tend to have fragile egos. To combat this challenge, those with this placement should try to remember that not everything is personal.

They should also know that they have infinite potentials and abilities. This placement needs to get in touch with their inner child to reconnect with their creativity and imagination. They need to clearly define their goals and desires and devise a clear path to achieving them. When they are well integrated, they can express themselves fully and be a joy to everyone around them.

Communication style

Leo in the Third House makes great and able communicators. They get the applause they seek and are regarded as convincing and powerful. They are very logical and can expertly discuss subjects. They put drama into their speech, especially when they are in the mood for it. People with this placement need to be validated, so praise and applause will be something that will inspire them. They need people to tell them that they are doing an excellent job so they can go on being effective communicators.

These people are open-minded but can also be rather opinionated. They express themselves with flair and can always be counted on to have creative thoughts and ideas. They are motivated by learning, especially if the subject area interests them. Education is something pleasurable to these people, and they love amassing books. They especially enjoy communicating with young people and can make good teen coaches. Their relationships with their siblings are often affectionate.

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Third House in Virgo Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

This is an interesting house placement. This placement may force you to confront a few obstacles, but this can be a rewarding experience.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which is the planet of communication. Thus, this person has immense mental clarity and high intelligence. However, when it comes to practical issues such as health, this placement can overdo things and result in hypochondria. Virgo can get overly critical and lack emotional satisfaction. They may end up constantly blaming everyone, including themselves. They may get irrational if they feel they are not getting enough emotional nourishment. This placement needs to realize the importance of developing strong faith and being ruled by love, inspiration, and creativity. They shouldn’t be obsessed with the need to have rational explanations for everything.

Communication style

A person with this placement likes deep and meaningful conversations. They don’t have time for chit-chat. They ask deep questions and are highly analytical. They like it when the one they are speaking with has the same powers of analysis. They may come off as distant and cold at first, but once their reserve is melted, they are one good conversationalist. Sometimes, however, they may get too involved with other people’s problems that they forget their issues. They need to open up about their feelings and struggles with friends they can trust.

People with Virgo in the Third House are excellent planners and organizers. If they have to arrive at a decision, they first weigh the pros and cons. They gather information thoroughly and analyze it before making conclusions. A person with this placement is highly practical. They will want information that serves practical uses. They are interested in DIY, medical subjects, and technology. You can count on people with this placement to resolve communication challenges in a timely and efficient manner. As young children, people with this placement may have had to accept responsibility for their siblings. They act as parents making sure their younger siblings are fed, dressed, and properly supervised.

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Third House in Libra Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

This house placement can see the other side of the story. They are attuned to others’ feelings and thoughts. However, it can be a challenge for them to know their inner core and make their stand and opinions on things. They need to have a more forceful personality to impart their opinions and stand on issues. Once they are able to bring their own beliefs and ideas to the fore, they become formidable orators and thinkers. They will be able to inspire others and uplift their own confidence. On the other hand, this placement can tend to get too judgmental if that happens, they have to be more flexible and make changes to find satisfaction in their personal life.

Communication style

Venus rules Libra, so people with this placement will not only have an inclination to look good but also to speak and communicate well. People with this placement are friendly and like to show that they are eloquent and understanding. These people can be perfectionists, and they may spend hours practicing what they will be saying in front of the mirror. This especially happens if they have to deliver a speech in class or their work. People with this placement should realize that authentic, effective communication comes from the heart and that speaking freely is something that cannot be forced or trained.

This placement makes tactful and considerate individuals. They have sharp senses, especially with other people’s feelings and thoughts. You can count on them to give great conversations since they enjoy lively talk and debate. This placement creates people who enjoy reading and learning. However, they can be rather lazy if a topic doesn’t interest them. No matter what, though, they tend to be responsible and will complete homework and school commitments. In the family drama, this may be the person who will resolve conflicts between siblings. They find much pleasure in traveling and will often organize trips.

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Third House in Scorpio Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

This placement creates a deep thinker whose thought process may mystify others. They have a dark humor that may disconcert others. There is always an element of dissatisfaction in them. This position creates a strong inclination for science, research, and the occult. However, when it comes to the softer side, such as emotional connections and heart matters, this placement will have difficulty expressing their thoughts. Scorpios tend to have dark thoughts, and this placement needs laughter to uplift the burdens of their heart. They need to accept the grace and beauty of life to ease hardships. If these people are able to find beauty in things, it will clear their dark and negative thoughts and find true fulfillment within.

Communication style

People who talk to Scorpio in the third house can be left awestruck. These Scorpio personalities love to ask thought-provoking questions. They are intense thinkers who can see through lies and deceit. If there is something wrong going on, they will often point it out bluntly. They don’t like sugar-coating anything. Scorpio in the Third House can talk to anyone, but not everyone will have access to their deepest and most profound thoughts. They can do the chit chat, but the more serious talk is reserved only for their friends and best acquaintances.

This person wants to unlock the mysteries of life. They have an urge to penetrate beyond the surface. They want to find the key to life’s wealth, so aside from studies on medicine, psychology, and the occult, this person will be equally interested in financial matters such as banking and investing. These people are somewhat secretive and don’t change their minds easily. They have great powers of concentration and excel at research. They are perceptive and know what others are thinking but not saying.

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Third House in Sagittarius Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

People with this house placement enjoy talking a lot. They are amazing philosophical thinkers who can talk about a subject with ease. They have a comprehensive perspective. Opinions are always on the positive side. They can apply their knowledge to practical use. On the downside, these people can be rather aimless and lack direction in life. When things are favorable, these people are optimists and gravitate toward teaching and traveling. They have minds that are ready to learn and absorb knowledge. However, if negatively expected, there will be a lot of muddled thinking and planning with no follow-through. If they have lost their path in life, there will be a lot of confusion and scattered thinking.

Communication style

Those with this house placement want to have sincere conversations. They are generally well-liked by people whose lives they have touched. They will always think of others’ welfare and can be counted on to do the right thing. If you feel you need a pep talk or a boost in your confidence, you can count on Sagittarian optimism to give you the support you need. On the downside, these people can sometimes become overly optimistic and present a distorted version of reality.

A person with this placement has a great love for knowledge. They are the good students of the class and absorb knowledge like a sponge. They have a wide variety of interests, so it’s possible that they will be perpetual students. People love them for being witty thinkers. Teaching is as important to them as learning. The Sagittarian can be blunt at times, so they should remember to practice caution since it will yield more positive results.

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Third House in Capricorn Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

Those with Capricorn in the Third House tend to be tough individuals. Capricorn can be an extreme sign. It is the sign that rules rational thought and practical matters, but it also deals with karmic forces, mistakes, damage, and cold reserve. It is crucial for people with this placement to always keep in balance. They have to always be in touch with their emotional side and their hearts. They have to practice compassion. At the same time, they have to build boundaries and get enough rest. Once sufficiently rested, their minds attain clarity, and when they’ve had enough sleep, looking after their health gives them a positive outlook on the future and makes their situation acceptable. They should learn not to take life too seriously.

Communication style

People with this placement will analyze what they say before speaking. They don’t like to be made a fool and make a blunder, especially when they are making a speech or addressing a large crowd. They want to make sure that the facts they hold are valid and reliable. The Capricorn style of communicating cannot endure superficial chit chat. People with this placement tend to go by the book rather than speak from the heart, which can drive their friends and lovers up the wall.

The powers of concentration of individuals with this placement are among the best. They are also good planners and have above par organizational skills. Knowledge is often viewed as having practical use, and that is to acquire material success. All knowledge and education have to be useful and helpful for career advancement. There is a tendency for this placement to have a vast age difference with siblings. They may have taken a lot of duties and responsibilities in their early years. They may even have taken a parental role.

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Third House in Aquarius Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

Aquarius in the Third House creates a shining personality. The mind of these individuals is filled with brilliant ideas. They enjoy a vibrant social life. This is the sign of the rebel, and individuals with this placement may never rely on others’ good advice. On the other hand, they may give lots of advice to others and end up inflating their ego through a false sense of authority. They have to see and acknowledge that each person has their own area of expertize. On the positive side, these people have the ability for liberal expression and are capable of alternative ways of thinking. They will make excellent astrologers and innovators. However, there is a tendency to overwork too much and get stressed. They need to take care of their bodies. They need a strong body to support their incredible minds.

Communication style

People enjoy talking to people with this Aquarian placement. They are open, warm, and welcoming. Their best trait is they know how to stay objective. This is crucial when there are conflicts or hazy data. These people treat all people with respect from friends to strangers. They see all sides before arriving at a decision. However, when it comes to their romantic relationships, they like to assert their authority. They can be rigid and stick to what they already know and do everything to convince others of their point of view.

This placement creates individuals with a unique way of expressing themselves. They are highly intuitive thinkers. Communication is something they crave, and they need to be in constant connection with others. They are lively conversationalists with ideas that are far into the future. They can easily discover a faster and easier way of doing things because they are innovative and inventive. Although they have an open mind, they also tend to be stubborn and opinionated. In school, they may have been inconsistent students, excelling in certain subjects while falling behind in others. They will tend to have many friends treated as siblings.

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Third House in Pisces Interpretation

Characteristics and Challenges

This is a difficult placement. There is a great conflict when it comes to emotions versus reason. People with this placement can be somewhat confused and encounter challenges in expressing themselves through writing and speaking. They may even have difficulties thinking clearly. However, if well aspected, Pisces is the sign of great talent, so a person of this placement can have the potential to reach exalted heights in areas such as art and the humanities. For this person to reach their fullest potential, they must refrain from all mind-altering substances. This means that Narcotics, alcohol, medications, and nicotine should be avoided. They need purity in their bodies to have purity of mind. This will lead to purity in expressions, which will lead to a clearer life path.

Communication style

The feelings of Pisces can be unpredictable, and so will their manner of communicating. They can go to extremes. In one moment, they can be the most loving and understanding companion you will ever have who will offer their shoulder for you to cry on. Next, you will get the surprise of your life since they have turned suddenly psycho and destructive. People with this placement can be one-sided. They want other people to listen to them without them necessarily listening to the other. They need to realize that it is vital to look at all sides and consider other people’s opinions.

People with this house placement are idealistic and tend to be escapists. The realms of the mind and intellect can be used as an escape to avoid mundane reality. They tend to avoid more practical responsibilities. They may even have a photographic memory. However, study is interrupted with wishful thinking and daydreams during class.

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Conclusion

When we first learn to speak, we begin to form connections with others. Communication in both written and verbal forms is crucial in the modern world. Our ability to use the tools of speech and writing helps us control and manipulate our environment. Our thought processes, which are conveyed through speech and writing, will determine whether we will have successful relationships with others. Astrology gives us an insight into how the twelve signs function in each house. It is crucial to analyze the strength and pitfalls of each sign placement in the houses. Balancing the cosmic energies to one’s advantage will give one clarity of mind and a lot of success in communications.

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