Moon in 3rd House


Last updated on January 30th, 2022 at 11:20 pm

Moon in the 3rd House unites with the energies of Gemini and its ruler Mercury. The 3rd house in astrology reflects the communicative nature of Gemini and Mercury.

The Third house, being also the house of desires, is the profit house for the 2nd house. In other words, 3rd house is the powerhouse or Bhavat Bhavam of the 2nd house. Accordingly, the energies of the considered house are directed towards the development of skills (writing, communicating, speaking, hearing, skills of hands, arts, entrepreneurship, and so forth) using willpower, courage, interests, and ambitions in order to start gaining wealth and profit.

The 3rd house relates to (by significance) Mars and Mercury. Mars relates to the 3rd house by the significance of physical strength, courage, and younger siblings. Mercury is the significator of intelligence, communication, devices used for transferring information, and speech.

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

In addition to that, the phase of the Moon plays a major role in deciding the favorability of the results provided by this combination. That is, a full or waxing Moon is considered beneficial and vice versa.

Results of Moon in 3rd House

Straightforward Mindset

The 3rd house relates to the energies of Mars and Mercury, both of which represent swiftness and courage. At the same time, Moon represents the mind and thinking patterns that become influenced by the swift energies.

Accordingly, the combination of Moon in the 3rd house produces a mindset of quick thinking abilities and swiftness of reaction regarding communication in particular.

Additionally, the zodiac sign in which Moon resides decides the way of using these traits of mind and communication while the placement of the 3rd house lord decides in which area of life these traits are applied.

Therefore, if the Moon and 3rd house lord are well-placed in its favorable sign (own, exalted, friendly, neutral, temporary friend, temporary neutral) it indicates strong traits of mind and communication that are applied in pious ways that ensure success in the considered area, where the 3rd house lord is placed.

Alternatively, Dark or Waning Moon in the 3rd house indicates a cruel mindset and way of speaking. If 3rd house lord is strong and well-placed, the cruelty will benefit the native with this combination (and vice-versa).

Strong Mindset

A well-placed Moon in the 3rd house ensures great mental strength which is equally as important as physical strength. Strong mentality (Moon) promotes independence and great endurance in stressful situations which are especially helpful in various kinds of independent ventures.

However, mental strength is gained with compromising peace of mind. Namely, as these individuals are often put in conditions where they must harness their agility and alertness, they have less time to relax and achieve mental tranquility.

However, the considered placement of the Moon results in constant restlessness, which ultimately trains the mind to become stronger and resistant.

Enterprising Mind

The 3rd house of courage, willpower, and ambition is related to entrepreneurship abilities in which the placement of Moon provides a strong entrepreneurial mindset (Moon) and passion for taking action with great effort.

It means being affectionate and having high levels of desire for developing and developing skillsets and mental strength that are required to endure in environments that demand an enterprising mindset.

The zodiac sign in which Moon is placed in the 3rd house determines the type of interest (how the interest is applied) and the placing of the 3rd lord measures the level of success from the given interest. Additionally, for optimal results, Moon should be Full or Waxing.

With a full or waxing Moon in 3rd house, these natives become extremely active and dynamic which enables them to endure difficulties and use challenges as stepping stones for greater success.

Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.

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Fond Of Frequent Traveling

Moon is a planet that moves and switches its phases relatively quickly and in the house of short traveling, this combination indicates lots of frequent travels. These frequent short travels can be either related to passion or profession.

It is self-explanatory that their restless mindset inspires them to be active, dynamic, and roam around in order to gain more experience and wisdom which they would apply in their creations or works.

Passion for Arts

Moon and 3rd house both are related to the arts the combination of which provides a strong passion for various kinds of arts depending on placement in astrological signs. It also provides a strong sense of the art of spatial perception, which is useful for instance in architecture and interior design.


Moon is a romantic, feminine, soft, and gentle planet and 3rd house is the first house of desires and passions (Kama Trikona).

Accordingly, the placement of the Moon in the considered house indicates a very passionate mind. Such individuals have an increased desire for affection which is the direct result of an affectionate planet combined with the house of desires.

If Moon is well guided by dignified disposition, which is the planet that rules the sign Moon is placed in, their sensuality does not generate any issues in various areas of life.

Otherwise, this combination indicates being a little bit lustful which must be monitored and kept in control.


The combination of Moon in the 3rd house indicates a very communicative, restless, and active mother. Often, Mother teaches about communicative competence which is important in her viewpoint to a breakthrough in the ever-changing world. In addition to that, the mother often takes the role of a motivational coach in life.

If Full or Waxing Moon is well-placed in its favorable sign the considered house, it denotes cordial and harmonious relations with mother.

Classical Interpretation

Bhrigu Sutras

According to Bhrigu Sutram, this placement indicates having female younger siblings. That is because Moon is a feminine planet and the 3rd house signifies younger siblings. Hence, this combination provides sisters to the native with this combination.

It is important to note that when Moon happens to be associated with a male planet (Sun, Mars, Saturn) then it also provides brothers as younger siblings as well.

However, as Moon is a tender planet it indicates some weakness of the body and lack of physical strength.

The weakness has something to do with fluids in the body, the lack of which causes joint pain and sometimes even inflammation.

However, if the Moon is well placed and waxing, it indicates good mental and physical strength, especially in the arms.

It is also mentioned that activities related to landed property, such as agriculture, real estate, etc are unfavorable to the native.

The reason for this is the fact that Moon is in 12th from the 4th house of landed property.

This is said to cause losses in these activities related to the 4th house.

In this classical source, it is also mentioned that such natives are mentally very intelligent.

However, the highly fluctuating and tender Moon in a tough 3rd house (Dusthana Bhava) indicates using the cleverness of mind at times negatively. That is, they are prone to create gossip and backbite others when it favors these natives.

Brihat Jataka

In this classical source, it is stated that this combination of the Moon in the 3rd house provides a harsh and cruel mindset to a person.

The reason for this is the malefic energies carried by the 3rd house. At the same time, Moon is the natural significator of mind and thinking patterns.

Hence, in this tough house, Moon shapes the thinking patterns of the native in a way that it is suitable to deal with hostile environments.

As a result, the native becomes tough, harsh, and cruel from the mind.


According to Phaladeepika, this combination provides happiness to younger siblings.

As the 3rd house is related to skills, communication, and self-efforts, the happiness of siblings is related to cooperation and the development of skills.

In addition to that, this positioning of the Moon in a hard 3rd house makes the native powerful and valorous. That is because the 3rd house signifies also valor and courage. Hence, Moon, the planet of mind in this house provides the native with a strong mentality which also reflects their ability to be valorous in tough situations.

However, as Moon is a natural benefic, tender, and soft planet it is naturally unsuitable for a hostile environment that a malefic 3rd house offers. As a result, the mind suffers due to constant anxiety, restlessness, and stress.


In this classical source, it is stated that people with this combination are very affectionate, caring, and loving when it comes to their siblings.

It is because of the general nature of a soft, affectionate, and tender planet Moon which applies its energies to the 3rd house of younger siblings.

Moreover, they are very protective of their siblings and ready to stand up for them anytime.

It is also mentioned that such individuals will have sound health and good physical strength. In addition to that, they are also valorous and courageous, as the 3rd house suggests.

It is also mentioned that this position of Moon gives positive influence regarding learning which makes them well educated. With their skills, talents, and knowledge, they accumulate a good amount of assets.

It is because the 3rd is a powerhouse or Bhavat Bhavam of the 2nd house. In other words, the 2nd form of the 2nd house is the 3rd house. Hence, Moon in this house also influences the 2nd house’s significance, such as the accumulation of wealth, family matters, etc indirectly.

Chamatkara Chintamani

In his classical source, there is also mentioned indirect effects to the 2ndhouse with the matters of the 3rd house.

That is, such natives with a well-placed Moon in the 3rd house expand their wealth through their skills and courage. It can be anything from military-related activities to sports.

Such natives will have an increased amount of passion, affection, which indicates that they have high desires for physical intimacy with their partner(s). It is also mentioned that even though they are likely to have an intimate union with many partners, they are still perceived as moral beings.

It is likely because they do everything while respecting the needs of others and not being forceful or secretive about their needs.

In addition to that, it is also stated that people with this combination are admired and appeal masses for their religious, philosophical, and righteous inclinations.

This effect is provided by the fact that Moon in the 3rd house casts direct aspect upon the 9th house of religion, faith, and philosophy. At the same time, Moon is the natural significator of masses, friends, and the following.

Hence, in this house, it makes the mind of the native faithful which also reflects their ethical behavior which illuminates the masses. By doing that, they attract a lot of admiration from many people.

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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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