4th House Lord in 3rd House


Last updated on February 12th, 2020 at 12:56 pm

What does 4th House Lord in the 3rd House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 4th house is positioned in the 3rd house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this planetary combination.

As a general effect of this combination, the themes of the 3rd house, such as courage, siblings, hobbies, skills, ambition, motivation, communication, etc are influenced by the matters of the 4th house, such as peace of mind, real estate, home environment, mother, conveyances, luxuries, etc.

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When considering the fact that the 4th lord in 3rd house is in twelfth from its own house/sign, it is a difficult combination as the twelfth house denotes hardships which is called Dusthana Bhava in sidereal Vedic astrology.

However, there is a special twist to this combination. To be specific, the 12th disposition means the dissipation of the 3rd house matters. The 3rd house is the house of challenges and considered a mild house of difficulties or Dusthana Bhava. Accordingly, with this 12th disposition, the challenges are dissipated thanks to the special permutation.

As a result, there are mixed results indicated with this combination, the outcomes of which are highly dependent on the placement sign-wise.

Results of 4th House Lord in 3rd House


The classical scripture of Vedic astrology BPHS states that people with this combination have liberal views, are very virtuous, and fiery valorous. The mentioned effect is provided by multiple astrological facts about this planetary combination.

Firstly, the 4th house lord in the 3rd house is giving a direct aspect ray on the 9th house. The 9th house is the natural home for Sagittarius, which is a very liberal and adventurous sign. Accordingly, this connection makes such natives liberal in the first place.

Righteous & Moral

The 9th house also denotes higher wisdom, righteousness, morals, ethics, spiritual truths, religious views, etc. Hence, such people are very righteous from the way of thinking, as the 4th lord of mind has the main role in this combination.

In addition to that, the 4th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona while the 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Artha Trikona in Vedic astrology. As a result of the combination of these two houses, such natives develop an inherent desire to follow spiritual principles and get closer to salvation or in other words, end up in heaven. This connection further makes them righteous and moral as they know, it is the only way for a bright future and bright destiny of the soul.


BPHS also mentioned about valor and courage with this combination. It is related to the 3rd house, which signifies courage and bravery. With the fourth house lord in the third house, the native becomes very brave from thinking and always express this trait by communicating with the surroundings. The bravery is further supported by the fiery 9th house, the traits of which are inherited by the aspect of the 4th house lord upon that house.

Humble & Charitable

The same classical source also mentions that people with this combination are very kind and charitable. This effect is provided by the astrological fact that the 4th lord in the 3rd house is in twelfth from own house. The 12th house signifies expenditure on pious goals in a positive light (if the combination is well-formed sign wise).

As a result, natives with this combination become very kind, humble, who always likes giving and helping others which manifests in their charitable nature. They perform a lot of charitable acts throughout their lives as they have a desire to give and share. Especially when considering the fact that they have a deep desire for salvation or going to heaven.

Such natives are often willing to give up any materialistic comfort in order to help others (not too extreme levels though).


BPHS also mentions that such people have comforts that are obtained by self-efforts. This is because the 4th lord rules over comforts, luxuries, conveyances while in the 3rd house of self-efforts, skills, and motivation it indicates that such luxurious articles are obtained by self-made efforts using their own skills and power of the mind.

Happiness Abroad

The 12th disposition of the given lord in the given house from own sign also indicates going abroad to find peace-of-mind and satisfaction in life (4th). The native may desire or is forced to leave home, homeland, or comfort zone (4th) in order to find success in life.

Additionally, as the 3rd house belongs to frequent short distance traveling, the trip abroad can be temporary, for gaining wealth fro comforts or educational purposes for example (4th).

Mother & Siblings

As from the same 12th disposition, there might also be quarrels with mother (4th) and also with younger siblings (3rd). These quarrels are often related to luxuries, property, and even outlooks on life.


The same 12th disposition of the given lord in the third house from its own house causes a restless mind. People with this combination are always concerned about stability and comforts in life that may have a stressful impact on mental peace.

However, restlessness is always good for leaving the comfort zone in order to achieve more, and develop new strong skills that help becoming more successful. The developed skills are very crucial for attaining fortune in life (the aspect upon the 9th house of fortune).

In addition to that, leaving the comfort zone also makes the person develop physical strength and stamina. Hence, such natives develop both mental and physical endurance over time step by step thanks to their restless and ambitious mind.

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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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  • I have libra ascendant. 4th house lord is Saturn. Saturn is placed in the 3rd house in Sagittarius opposite to the Moon who is placed in the 9th house in Gemini.
    Saturn is in Purva Ashadha Nakshatra (pada 2) and Moon is in Punarvasu Nakshatra (pada 1).
    Jupiter is in conjunction with Mars in the 8th house in Taurus, Krittika Nakshatra (pada 4).
    I have a great relationship with my mother and I am an only child. But I this placement is very difficult. I am in a Saturn mahadasha/Jupiter antaradasha. Shani mahadasha will end in 2023.
    I have 32 years old. The meanings of 4th house stills far from me with exception of the relationship with the mother. The 4th house is nine places from Jupiter and Jupiter is the dispositor of 4th house lord. Jupiter is also in Krittika and it falls in pisces navamsa. I think my good relationship with my mother is due to Jupiter.

    • Hello

      Please read Aquarius Jupiter and your natal Saturn placement carefully to get the idea. In the current system, outer objects and planets do not count. Alternatively, you can intuitively try reading Neptune as the lord of Pisces’ house and refer to the lordship combination.

      Best of luck & wishes


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