1st House Lord in 3rd House

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Last updated on October 19th, 2022 at 02:31 pm

The positioning of the 1st house lord in the 3rd house in astrology means that the planet, which rules the 1st house or ascendant is located at the 3rd house from the ascendant sign.

Accordingly, the themes of the first house are directly connected with the areas of life that are represented by the 3rd house in Vedic astrology.

The third house in Vedic astrology briefly represents courage, entrepreneurship, skills, hobbies, communication, willpower, and efforts. Regarding family members, siblings of the native are analyzed from the given house.

Now that the ruler of the ascendant is in the considered house, these previously mentioned themes play the most vital role in life.

The 3rd house is classified as Dusthana Bhava or malefic house group, Upachaya Bhava or houses of constant growth, and Kama Trikona or the triangle of desires.

Hence, positioning the ascendant lord, the significator of one’s soul, in the 3rd house may reflect both good and bad effects.



Results of 1st House Lord in 3rd House

What Drives the soul

The major theme of the 1st house or ascendant is the urge of the soul or what drives the native, increases their passion, and ignites their enthusiasm.

They have an inherent urge to be active in life, develop necessary skills, and remain determined in their pursuits. Without these, they feel very stagnant and depressed.

So the simple things that ignite the passion and amplify the vitality of these natives are hobbies, development of skills, application of wisdom via speech or communication, remaining active, and putting in lots of effort.

In fact, the 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires which shows that these individuals are inherently ambitious in their mentality. Hence, it is relatively easy for the to get things going and make necessary steps that can lead them towards a prosperous future.

Besides this, the 3rd house is represented by Gemini, which is governed by Mercury. Hence, they are eager to complement their knowledge base gradually which makes their success exponential in the long run.

Their eagerness also reveals their highly curious nature which motivates them to develop new skills whenever needed in order to accomplish ongoing and arising complex tasks effectively.

Powerful Mentality

The 1st house is all about mentality, as it is represented by Aries, which signifies the head while the 3rd house denotes mental stability according to classical sources.

Hence, this combination usually reflects being mentally stable making them highly competent in areas where a strong mentality is crucially necessary.



With a powerful mentality, they are capable of coping with stress more easily making them fit into challenging activities.

The 3rd house is a house of constant growth and expansion which is named Upachay Bhava in Vedic making it a suitable environment for the character who is signified by the traits of natural malefic planets, such as Mars and Sun.

However, in BPHS it is stated that even a natural benefic planet associated with the 3rd house yields great results and courage. In the case of a natural benefic, such as Moon, Venus, or Mercury, courage is more intellectual rather than physical.

In other words, individuals with dignified natural benefic in the 3rd house as 1st house lord reflects having sufficient courage to speak out whenever necessary or to lend out a supportive act even when circumstances are stacked highly against them.

Frequent Traveling

The 3rd astrological house also represents short traves, usually related to hobbies, business, or profession. Now that the 1st house ruler is in it, it shows that one is tightly linked to swift traveling.

This can indicate that the native is likely to undertake many short-distance journeys in order to fulfill their soul urge and manifest desire into reality.

Very Intelligent

As the 3rd house is the natural astrological domain of Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury, which represents intelligence and logical thinking patterns, the positioning of the first house lord, which rules the intellectual capabilities, in the 3rd house of logic reflects their inherent high intellect.

Using their intelligence, they boost their success manyfold as by harnessing logical reasoning the choices and decisions are more efficient leading to desired results more quickly.

In other words, they are very dynamic in their thinking allowing them to manage their time and energy as efficiently as possible. This helps them to take advantage of every time frame in their life without wasting any bit of it.

Highly Ambitious

The 3rd house is the second step from the 2nd astrological house, which technically means that the third house is the gain of the 2nd astrological house.

That is, everything that these natives give value to, as well as the skills they have, and the speech they possess brings gains to the third house which is the house of the first action toward independence.

That said, they are exceptionally ambitious and powerfully driven people capable of achieving financial freedom and independence through entrepreneurship or using tremendous self-made efforts.

This becomes their other main goal in life, to put their self-worth into action to achieve their desires via personal skills and efforts.

If the 1st house lord is well-placed in the 3rd house or is dignified, it definitely indicates success by applying personal natural talents and skills. They will successfully build up their identity and authority in the world with massive efforts.

RiskTaker Mentality

As the 3rd house is related to mental stability and courage, it is definitely linked to risks in mundane life.



As the 1st house is all about initiation, the positioning of its ruler in the 3rd house shows the ability to take charge in risky situations or initiate actions that carry high risks.

More so that the 3rd house is a mild malefic carrying lots of short-term challenges that must be overcome quickly in order to progress.

Studies have shown that taking risks can make real differences at the molecular level which affects the brain directly. Hence, the courage builds up with the eagerness to step into risky adventures.

Malefic planets related to the 1st lord in the 3rd house increase the level of risk in any undertaking but also amplify end results. The harder challenges they overcome, the greater the results and outcomes along with personal growth.

These individuals acknowledge the fact that no extraordinary result is achieved in their comfort zone by merely applying regular safe actions.

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more

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A dignified 1st house ruler in the 3rd house ensures that the actions are in accordance with ethics. It also amplifies success greatly because righteousness and ethical conduct will yield long-lasting auspicious results.

Presence of Many Obstacles

The belonging of the 3rd house to the malefic house group shows the presence of many adversities in the life path, which is signified by the 1st house ruler.



A well-placed and dignified ascendant lord in the 3rd house definitely helps them to overcome adversities and become a better version of themselves as a result.

They are and always will be defined by how they overcome obstacles and build up their courage in the process. Not that this life rule doesn’t apply to other people than with this combination, but people tend to expect more from these natives as they naturally seek challenges in their lives.

A dignified 1st house ruler in the 3rd house also shows moral ways of handling various issues which ensures name, fame, and lasting dignity. After all, the 1st ruler determines the overall name and fame of the native.

Constant Growth

As mentioned many times before, the Upachay Bhava house group is the house of constant growth and increase, where generally natural malefic planets, such as the Sun, Mars, and Saturn perform best.

It is so because natural malefic planets signify a character that has an aggressive and straightforward attitude to overcome obstacles, adversities, and opponents in your life path.

These individuals will constantly and gradually improve themselves through learning from mistakes and overcoming obstacles, which the house of growth and hardships simultaneously is all about.

Being able to manage increasing stress and expanding challenges, these natives become gradually stronger in a parallel way with the troubles.

With a dignified and strong 1st house ruler in the 3rd house, these natives, however, barely feel threatened by the temporary challenges allowing them to maintain their motivation along with courage.



Therefore, these individuals refuse to be restricted by any circumstance nor will they bow down to their fears. Instead, they will face all the demons and come out stronger than ever before.

Obstacles are our best fuel and how we overcome them defines us perfectly. We need to show the world what we are made of.

About Siblings

As the 3rd house is also all about the brother or sister of the native, the positioning of the soul ruler in the considered house can indicate good cooperation with siblings, when required.

This is an especially dominant effect if the 1st ruler is dignified in the 3rd and supported by the incoming aspect ray from a natural benefic planet such as Jupiter, which ultimately shows grace and fortune from siblings.

In fact, it is beneficial to them if they involve siblings in ventures, they all will motivate each other and help to boost efficiency and achieve even more together.

In the classical source BPHS, there is mentioned that the presence of a natural malefic planet, such as the Sun, Mars, and Saturn in the 3rd house causes abnormal adversities to siblings.

It is self-explanatory as per Vedic, the natural malefic planets, especially Saturn, carry difficult effects, such as obstructions and delay. So the smoothness or roughness of the path of siblings of the native can be assessed with the significance of the planet in the 3rd house.

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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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