Mars in 3rd House

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Last updated on April 14th, 2020 at 11:53 am

Mars in 3rd house unites with the energies of Gemini and its ruler Mercury. That is because Gemini is the 3rd zodiac sign which shares common energies with the 3rd house.

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It is important to note that the positive placement of Mars, Mercury, and the 3rd house lord carry an important role in amplifying the favorable effects or saving from negative results of Mars in the 3rd astrological domain.

Herein Mars is the natural planet of valor, drive, motivation, and courage. Mercury is the planet of intelligence, communication, info transfer, and merchant skills.

The condition of 3rd house ruler is important to consider because it becomes the guide of 3rd house Mars. Hence, when the 3rd ruler is strong and in good dignity, it directs Mars in this house towards positive outcomes and vice versa.



Additionally, the majority of results are also determined by the zodiac sign in which Mars resides in the 3rd house.

Moreover, the 3rd house is one of the houses of gradual growth and improvement which is called Upachaya Bhava. In this house, natural malefic planet Mars is very effective because having the aggression, force, motivation, and stamina to push through the malefic energies the 3rd house has to offer.

Results of Mars in 3rd House

Extremely Valorous

Mars and the 3rd house mutually signify courage and the combination of Mars in the considered house blesses with extreme levels of valiance. Considering the fact that the 3rd house is also a house of growth and expansion (Upachaya) which amplifies the significances of Mars year by year.

People with this combination demonstrate great courage and valor in battles or situations where they are opposed.

If Mars is well-placed in favorable sign (in friendly, own, or exaltation sign) it indicates that the courageous nature bears fruits and serves people with this combination positively ensuring success in competitions.

Furthermore, if also 3rd house lord is well-placed, it blesses with success and victory in any competition and battle in life.

Younger Siblings

Mars and the 3rd astrological domain share mutual signification of younger siblings which denotes having multiple younger siblings. This effect is ensured when Mars and 3rd lord both are well-placed (in favorable sign and house) in the birth chart.

Adverse results are indicated when Mars is in bad dignity or ill-aspected by malefic planets. It indicates that the native is having no younger siblings and is often the youngest offspring in the family.



Troubles Through Siblings

Mars being a natural malefic planet indicates difficult relations with siblings in the 3rd astrological domain by default. There is a lot of competition between natives and their siblings indicated. This effect is modified by the influences of other planets.

Accordingly, if Mars is conjunct and/or aspected by a naturally beneficial planet (Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Moon) it smooths out the friction in the relationship with siblings ensuring happiness and support from them. The same effect is indicated when Mars is in favorable sign – in own, friendly, or exalted sign.

Alternatively, the debilitation and/or influences from natural malefic planets (Saturn, Sun) either cause troubles through siblings (especially from younger brothers) or deprives them of them.

Efficient Communicator

The 3rd house governs every task related to communication in general (writing, publishing, speaking, etc).

The comfortable placement of Mars in the considered house produces an energetic, swift, and efficient communicator.

In addition to that, this combination gives the ability to gather information quickly in order to announce it to society as soon as possible.

Aggressive & Impulsive

There is a tendency to become dominating, aggressive, intimidating, and straightforward in the way of expression, both written and verbal.

This combination also indicates the danger of becoming hasty and impulsive in communication which may give dramatic results because of saying before considering the method of expressing the statement and outcomes of it.

Great Physical Strength

Mars in the 3rd house provides a great amount of physical strength.

The reason for this effect s that both Mars and the considered astrological domain signify physical strength.

As the 3rd house also signifies arms and hands, it indicates that these natives have especially strong hands.

Constantly On The Move

The 3rd signifies short distance traveling and the placing of Mars intensifies the energies of the 3rd house. Accordingly, the combination indicates being constantly on the move either for hobbies, ventures, or profession.

Active

Mars in the 3rd, which signifies hobbies, especially those of physical, indicates great skills and interest in sports. If Mars is well-placed in favorable sign in the considered house, it blesses with success and victory in any kind of sports competition.

Increased Desires

The 3rd house is the first house from the triangle of desires in which the placement of passionate Mars ignites the desires of the 3rd house and amplifying them to a great extent.

Therefore, people with this combination have increased levels of desires and thirst for physical involvement with members of the opposite gender.



Quick & Skillful

The 3rd house signifies all kinds of handicrafts and all the activities where hands and arms are involved. Mars in the considered domain provides skill and swiftness of hands which promotes becoming efficient and talented in any kind of handicraft.

Entrepreneurial Skills

Generally speaking, Mars in the 3rd house provides high levels of ambition and passion to expand skills. The energetic, hard-working, and passionate Mars is especially beneficial for entrepreneurial activities as denoted by the 3rd astrological domain.

If Mars is well-placed in the considered house, it blesses with a successful business. Furthermore, if the 3rd house lord is well-placed, it amplifies the positive results, ensures entrepreneurial success, and expands the business gradually (especially if the 3rd house lord is in another house of growth).

Motivated & Driven

The 3rd house is a malefic house which prompts the native to work super hard in order to prosper and achieve comforts.

However, a natural malefic planet Mars is a perfect planet that gives the necessary impulse, push, drive, ambition, motivation, and stamina.

This means that such natives are the action takers and willing to take whatever steps necessary to achieve success.

Their high levels of motivation and enthusiasm enable them to put in hard work and effort especially when it comes to developing their skills. Using talents and developed skills, they are able to grow and expand which is crucial to function efficiently in an ever-changing and competitive environment.



Classical Analysis

Bhrigu Sutras

According to Bhrigu Sutras, Mars in the 3rd house indicates having less younger siblings by default. That is because of the effect of a natural malefic planet upon the 3rd house of younger siblings.

It also indicates that the spouse of the native has desires in excess which affects their motives and character adversely. The spouse is also secretive and questionable.

Furthermore, if Mars is also conjunct with either Rahu or Ketu, it makes the native excessively desirous. It makes them crave for physical union with partners, often immorally.

The malefic effect on Mars in this house also causes great disharmony with younger siblings which causes dominance issues and loss of cooperation. Dominance issues lead to all kinds of problems with siblings.

The reason why the physical union is connected to the 3rd house is that the given house is powerhouse or Bhavat Bhavam of the 8th house (intercourse). At the same time, the 3rd house itself belongs to the triangle of desires in which Mars exhausts its energy on the satisfaction of desires.

If Mars is aspected by or conjunct with other malefic planets (Sun, Saturn) it indicates complete detachment with younger siblings. In other words, these natives have near no contact with and live in separation from them.

However, a lot is also dependent on the holistic chart and incoming energy rays from other planets in the natal birth chart.

Namely, if Mars is conjunct with or aspected by a natural benefic planet (Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter) then the above mentioned negative results are not manifested.



Hence, it indicates that the native has younger siblings and good cooperation with them.

Moreover, a positive influence on Mars in the 3rd house also provides the necessary skills and motivation to gain a good amount of wealth.

A lot of effects are also dependent on dignity of Mars in the 3rd house. Accordingly, if Mars is in friendly sign, it indicates that the native is valorous which supports them in their efforts and ventures.

If Mars is in its own or exaltation sign, it becomes very powerful and extracts all the auspicious outcomes from the 3rd house.

That is, the younger siblings of the native will be strong, healthy, and long-lived.

A powerful Mars in the house of courage makes these natives extremely brave and valorous which makes them capable of undertaking large scale projects with success. In classical texts, it is expressed as being powerful and victorious on the battlefield.

Phaladeepika

In this classical source, the positive results of a strong 3rd house Mars are listed.

There is mentioned that natives with this combination are full of skills and other good dynamic character traits which enables them to become wealthy.

They are also courageous which indicates that nobody is able to stop them or hinder their path to success.

In Saravali the same results are mentioned.



Chamatkara Chintamani

In this classical source, it is mentioned that such natives gain assets through valorous actions. However, they have a tendency to clash with their younger siblings and relatives.

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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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