5th House Lord in 3rd House


Last updated on February 12th, 2020 at 01:23 pm

What does 5th House Lord in 3rd House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 5th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 3rd house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this combination.

What are the effects of it?

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 3rd house, such as courage, valor, physical & mental strength, skills, hobbies, efforts, communication, younger siblings, etc. are influenced by the significations of the 5th house, such as romance, progeny, speculation, leadership abilities, name, fame, etc.

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This is another rather strong and positive combination per sidereal Vedic astrology for various reasons.

Firstly the 5th lord in the 3rd house is in eleventh from its own sign/house. The 11th house signifies profits, gain, the fulfillment of desires, ambitions, etc.

Hence, this combination helps to fulfill ambitions and goals related to the rd house, with the help of the significances of the 5th house.

Secondly, the 3rd house is the house of growth or Upachay Bhava, which strengthens the significances of the 5th house gradually.

However, as the 3rd house is also considered as a house of difficulties and belongs to Dusthana Bhava group, this combination indicates some obstacles to the fulfillment of desires, which can be successfully overcome, if the combination is auspiciously formed.

Results of 5th House Lord in 3rd House

Loves Siblings

The classical source of Vedic astrology BPHS states that people with this combination are attached to their siblings.

This effect is provided by the general significance of the 3rd house, which is siblings. At the same time, the 5th house signifies the heart. Hence, this combination provides a lot of attachment with siblings, especially younger ones.

In addition to that, such natives dream about fulfilling desires and wishes unitedly with their co-borns.

Cooperation With Siblings

If the given combination is well-formed, it indicates great relationship and cooperation with the siblings which will lead to the successful manifestation of heart desires.

Alternatively, if this combination is afflicted or damaged, it indicates a bad relationship with siblings which will destroy the cooperation, add jealousy, and issues that hinder the process of attainment of goals.

Selfish & Desireful

The same classical source also mentions that such natives are rather selfish which from time to time causes them to be hypocritical and spread rumors.

The given effect is provided by various indications as per sidereal Vedic astrology.

Firstly, the 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona, which gives the desireful and selfish intonation to this combination. At the same time, the 5th house signifies intelligence and wisdom, which is manifested in a selfish way in the 3rd house.

In addition to that, the malefic effect of the 3rd house alters the usage of the wisdom of the native negatively.

As a result, the native with this combination may deceive others whenever it benefits them and serves their interests.

If this combination is inauspiciously formed, it indicates being miserable due to excessive gossiping, which causes a waste of time and energy on useless purposes.

Determined & Persistent

Other than that, this combination is very auspicious regarding the determination and accomplishment of goals. It is also clearly mentioned in BPHS, that people with this combination are determined on their work and activities.

The persistence comes from the 11th house placement from own sign, which makes people with this combination work hard until the goals are attained. They use their intelligence (5th) which they will manifest through communication, publishing, arts, and other significances of the 3rd house in order to succeed and fulfill their aspirations.

It equally means that people with this combination have to put in hard work and effort in order to accomplish their desires.

Obstacles & Growth

As we deal with the house of difficulties, it indicates that there re a lot of obstacles in the path to the fulfillment of goals. However, if this combination is auspiciously formed and supported by favorable aspects from a friendly planet, it indicates that the obstacles do not stop or hold back the native.

Moreover, as the 3rd house is also Upachaya Bhava or the house of growth, it indicates that the number of obstacles is also growing, not to stop, but to benefit the native. In other words, obstacles make the native grow, evolve, become wiser, stronger, and more valorous in order to proceed to chase dreams.

The more the native overcomes obstacles, the stronger and wiser they get, and the sweeter the results. While there might be many apparent failures, but in reality, these failures make the native grow and prepare for the next step on the life path.

Natural malefic planets, such as Sun, Mars, and Saturn perform better in the houses of growth as having the inherent aggression to defeat all obstacles more efficiently and courageously.

At the same time, a natural benefic planet can also help overcome obstacles, but rather passively, which is less effective when compared to the traits of a natural malefic planet.

Alternatively, if the planet, that rules the 5th house is heavily damaged or fallen in the 3rd house, it loses strength and ability to overcome obstacles efficiently which causes a lack of fulfillment in life.

Very Courageous

This combination provides a lot of aggression, valor, and courage to the native. These traits are provided by the fact that the 5th house denotes leadership abilities and authority while the 3rd house signifies strength, both physical and mental, and also courage.

The combination of two courageous houses indeed creates a very valorous person.

Moreover, the 5th lord in the 3rd house is casting a direct aspect upon the 9th house, which carries the energies of fiery and fearless ninth zodiac sign Sagittarius. This astrological fact adds the fiery characteristics to the native.

Faithful & Righteous

In fact, as the 9th house signifies higher wisdom and faith, his aspect makes these natives very faithful which boosts their courage manyfold.

If the planet that rules over the 5th house is well placed and supported in the 3rd house, it indicates being righteous, though still a little bit sneaky at times.

The righteousness is provided by various astrological indications. Firstly, the 5th house belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona which makes them attain desires of 3rd house righteously and ethically, mostly.

Secondly, the 9th house, which is aspected by the 5th lord in the 3rd house is the house of righteousness, morals, ethics, and higher wisdom. Hence, these native always keep morals and ethics in mind and follow them as much as possible, if the combination is auspiciously formed.

Though they are still capable of becoming hypocritical when it serves their interests. However, they do it in a delicate and correct way, without generating any false rumors. This is a little sneaky trick they use to overcome enmity and jealous enemies.

After all, the 3rd house is all about mental strength and tactics.

Skilled In Communication

The 3rd house is second from the 2nd house of speech. Hence, the 3rd house is the wealth of the 2nd house. In other, words, the third house is the wealth of the speech.

The positioning of the 5th lord of intelligence and leadership abilities makes these natives very skilled and straightforward in communication.

As the 3rd house signifies communication, both written and verbal, this combination makes these natives very competent journalists, writers, bloggers, spokespeople, publishers, etc.

The above-mentioned skills are also capable of bringing a lot of fame and recognition to the native.


As the 5th house denotes progeny, this combination gives a clue about the characteristics of the children of the native.

Accordingly, this combination indicates that the children of the naive with this combination are very communicative, brave, skilled, lucky, fortunate, and intelligent. As this combination indicates, children might face many failures before succeeding.

In addition to that, Children of the native are determined to accomplish their goals and follow their dreams persistently without giving up.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

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