The birth chart is a blueprint of the sky at the moment of your birth. Sounds extraordinary? Well, it rather is!
Each of the nine planets in Vedic astrology exists within a House (Bhava) in your birth chart (Kundli). Apart from providing invaluable insights about your personality, the placement of the planets illustrates how you are connected and how you coexist with the world around you. Moreover, the 12 Houses in your Kundli are a roadmap of your past, present and future. As the planets in the sky move across these house, all sorts of events are triggered in your life both tangible and emotional.
Every house in the horoscope carries a unique meaning and represents a specific area of life. Indeed, the twelve houses are truly what makes astrology so spectacular. How these houses work is fairly complex, but we will make it easy for you to understand what the 3rd house in kundli is all about.
The 3rd house in Kundli governs communication, journeys, siblings, intelligence, habits, interests and inclinations. The 2nd house relates to how you express yourself through words and actions; this includes virtual communications through the internet.
Our values (2nd house) lead us to explore certain interests. We like to do things based on our values. But also, as we grow and develop we are attracted to new interests. The third house is the first Kama house, the place where we pursue our interests above all else.
This house also relates to everything that occupied your early life environment such as siblings, neighbours, primary school and even your mind. As the 3rd house is ruled by the communicative Gemini and Mercury, chatting and gossiping are all part of this house.
Since the third-house natives are motivated by expression, they tend to build a close relationship with siblings and peers. The third house stands for the Bhratrusthana, which reveals our consideration for younger siblings.
The third house governs our mental inclination and the ability to memorise. While the 9th house in kundli stands for higher education, the 3rd house indicates the inclination to study.
It is also the third house which determines how we engage and exchange information with people. In Vedic astrology, the third house is referred to as Sahaj Bhava. It is all about staying connected, loving, bonding and sharing with our family members (especially younger brothers or sisters), friends, relatives, the community at large, or even our natural surroundings.
We need to communicate all the time, in some form or the other. How we harness and manage this activity, how we understand others and in what manner we use our experiences determines our ability to adapt. It keeps our social circle tight.
Proper analysis of the 3rd house can help us attain higher levels of achievement in our personal life as well as in the collective cultural evolution of humankind.
Vedic name of Third House: Sahaj Bhava
Natural Ruling Planet and Sign: Mercury and Gemini
Body parts associated: Neck, arms, shoulders, collar bone, upper chest, ears, breathing canal and hands
People in 3rd House: Siblings, co-workers and peers (like a fellow student or a fellow manager)
Activities in 3rd House: Writing, games, athletics, fun and stimulating activities, pursuing interests and initial stages of learning
Sun in 3rd House: Sun in this house is likely to focus on various forms of communication. You are fond of travelling and staying in touch with people. This keeps you confident and interested in life. Being self-educated and highly skilled, you will be attached to the fruits of your actions. Knowledge and wisdom hold great importance and you readily share these with others.
Moon in 3rd House: The Moon, which relates to creativity and instincts will make you naturally imaginative, intuitive and receptive. It brings emotional attachment to your desires. You make great intermediaries as you are emotional and receptive to the feelings of others. You are also quite attached to your siblings.
Jupiter in 3rd House: When Jupiter is in the 3rd house, your mental capabilities are enhanced. Being intuitive will come naturally to you. You will have the ability to grasp new information quickly and work easily on things. Jupiter’s presence in this house will also prove beneficial for your early education. You will have cordial relations with siblings, family, neighbours and associates.
Venus in 3rd House: With Venus in the 3rd house in Kundli, you will express well through all types of communication, written or spoken. You like your relationships to be harmonious and clutter-free; you avoid confrontations and arguments. However, you should know when to speak up and hold your ground.
Mars in 3rd House: Mars in the 3rd house indicates courage, strength and the energy to follow your interests with passion. You can become a source of inspiration to many. You are quite alert and mentally energetic – this should be channelled in the right direction. Martian energy can prompt you to make reckless decisions, which can be damaging at a later time. Problems with siblings and peers are likely.
Mercury in 3rd House: Mercury residing in the 3rd house makes you a skilled communicator. It is natural for you to cooperate with peers. Mercury makes it easy for you to express what’s on your mind. You love reaching out to others and creating common areas of interest. Your intelligence and skill level are high, however, you may have been flitting from one thing to the next.
Saturn in 3rd House: Saturn’s presence in the 3rd house makes you serious, causing problems with smooth communication. The placement of Saturn can make you resist change and slow down your ability to adapt to new situations. You have great concentration and introspection powers. You will make friends with people older than you.
Rahu in 3rd House: When Rahu is in the 3rd house, it indicates good fate, accumulation of wealth, cordial relationships with neighbours, travel, and success in writing and publication. You have the potential to be revolutionary.
Ketu in 3rd House: With Ketu in the 3rd house, you have mastery over skills and information, yet you tend to doubt yourself. You will seek a teacher who will take you beyond the world of personal interests and personal power. A favourable Ketu makes you a courageous person. It also gives you a philosophical mindset. An afflicted Ketu in the third house harms your bond with siblings as well as your colleagues and associates.