Saturn in 3rd House


Last updated on June 24th, 2020 at 11:25 pm

Saturn in 3rd house unites with the energies of Mercury-ruled Gemini. As the 3rd zodiac sign, Gemini naturally represents the 3rd house and therefore shares common energies with it.

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It is important to consider the dignity of Mars, Mercury, and the 3rd house ruler in order to determine additional outcomes of this combination.

Mars is related to the given house because it signifies courage and physical strength.

Mercury is the ruler of the 3rd zodiac sign Gemini and also significator of communication, just like the 3rd astrological house.

The 3rd house ruler becomes a guide to Saturn in this house. Therefore, a dignified 3rd ruler is capable of extending the auspicious effect of a dignified Saturn or save weakened Saturn from giving entirely negative effects.

With all that being said, the majority of results of this combination are highly dependent on the dignity of Saturn.

Results of Saturn in 3rd House

Unshakable Valor

The 3rd house is of gradual growth and improvement where natural malefic planet functions effectively because of having the aggression to push through the ever-growing obstacles.

Besides this, the 3rd house is also malefic one which signifies courage. As per astrology, Saturn as the natural malefic planet resonates well with the given house.

The fact that Saturn carries traits of the 10th zodiac sign Capricorn by ruling it, the given planet is unshakable, disciplined, and fearless.

As a result of the blend of energies between Saturn and the 3rd house, the native becomes unshakably brave, which is backed by their dedication and strict discipline. Their duty requires them to be fearless.

The native manages to discipline themselves to become brave if Saturn is dignified in the 3rd house.

What is more, the aspect of Saturn upon the 9th house empowers these natives with strict faith to religious or spiritual energies. The faith, in turn, encourages them to become even more valorous and unshakable.

Otherwise, if Saturn is weakened, it indicates a lack of faith and discipline which greatly reduces the courage. That is due to the loss of direction and confidence. As a result, these natives have a hard time committing to certain matters which is the root cause of loss of courage.

Authoritative Communicator

The 3rd house also signifies communication, including information transfer and all the devices required for conducting it.

Saturn as a natural malefic, serious, cruel, and harsh planet in this house produces a person who communicates in a serious and strict manner.

As Saturn rules over the authoritative Capricorn sign, it also denotes authoritative and disciplinarian (read tyrannical) way of communicating.

The fact that Saturn casts its 3rd aspect ray (of courage) upon the 5th house increases these above-mentioned traits to a great extent. That is because the 5th house is of Leo which signifies leadership abilities and authority.

Hence, an already strict and authoritative Saturn also influences the leadership capabilities of the native. This indicates that these natives are very strict when leading or other authoritative positions.

It is crucial to acknowledge that strictness and disciplinarian behavior does not mean being bad. With that being said, if Saturn is dignified in the 3rd house, it creates a very strict person but who is very meritorious, determined, and honest at the same time.

That is, such a native never abuse their courage and strict character traits. They only use them if there is a necessity to discipline the local surroundings.

Alternatively, if Saturn is undignified in the given house, it indicates that the native treats their local community or network unfairly and applies strictness without a clear reason.

What is more, this negatively formed combination also reflects a hypocritical person. The one who punishes or belittles others for breaking rules, but who breaks the rules themselves.

A weakened Saturn which loses its justice-loving trait produces a person who abuses law and rules for selfish or malicious purposes.

Steady Action-Taker

Another important topic of the 3rd house is skills, ability to take action and motivation. At the same time, Saturn is the slow-moving conservative old-fashioned planet.

Accordingly, Saturn in the 3rd house creates a person who is very cautious and avoids taking risks. This might seem that the native is not willing to take action.

However, things are not as they seem. That is true that they are hesitant, but also very practical and stable. They also prefer old-fashioned, prove, and risk-free ways to take action, learn new skills, and apply them in the practical world.

If Saturn is dignified, it indicates that the native is able to take action, develop, and apply their skillsets to prosper in life. While doing that, they carefully measure and calculate each of their steps ahead to avoid failures.

That is to say, prior to taking action, they second-guess many times. This increases their efficiency. While they are slow to take action, they are very efficient which ensures steady growth in all spheres.

Alternatively, if Saturn is weakened in this house, it indicates being overly stubborn to notice weaknesses. When they fail to notice their weak spots, they fail to develop them.

This combined with lack of direction in life indicates loss of push, drive, ambition, and motivation which greatly reduces their power to take action. As a result, they become hesitant, stagnant, and pessimistic.

Sorrow Through Relatives

The 3rd house being 2nd from 2nd house denotes relatives (family of the family) while Saturn is the planet of misfortune and sorrow.

Hence, this combination indicates troubles, worries, and obstacles caused by relatives or younger siblings. These natives are also likely to be ill-treated by them.

There are also a lot of misunderstandings of ideologies between the natives and their relatives as well as younger siblings.

As the 3rd is deeply interlinked with the 8th house through the Bhavat Bhavam technique, there is great danger of bitter enmity with the younger brother.

On the positive hand, the sorrow experienced with relatives and siblings is not always carrying negative outcomes.

Namely, if Saturn is strong and dignified in the 3rd house, it indicates being disciplined by relatives. That is, despite the fact that they might feel the coldness from their family members, they also learn how to be more responsible in life at the same time.

In other words, the obstacles provided by relatives manifest as blessings in disguise to the native. These obstacles appear as greatest lessons or teachers.

In addition to that, these natives might experience great upheavals in life and come out of these difficult periods with the help of their relatives or siblings.

The strong Saturn also ensures good cooperation between the natives and their younger siblings. While the relationship between them is not the warmest, as Saturn is a cold planet, their cooperation is definitely empowered with mutual discipline and determination.

An undignified Saturn definitely indicates a lot of friction with relatives. There is also a danger of being deceived by younger siblings and relatives.

Highly Creative & Intuitive

This combination also produces a highly imaginative and creative person with strong intuition. This is due to various astrological reasons.

Firstly, the 3rd house denotes general skills. At the same time, Saturn connects skills with the 5th house of creativity using its aspect ray.

Secondly, the 3rd is actually a powerhouse or Bhavat Bhavam of the 8th house of hidden talents, sixth sense, and intuition. Saturn as a deep, spiritual, and mystical planet increases the intuitive abilities in both 3rd and 8th houses.

Thirdly, Saturn casts its 10th aspect ray upon the spiritual 12th house. This links the strong intuition with spiritual energies enabling the natives to gather inspiration and divine guidance through dreams or recurring signs in nature.

As the 3rd house also denotes publishing and writing, these natives also express their creativity well on paper or digital publications. Saturn is a steady planet which greatly empowers the patience and writing skills of these natives.

An undignified Saturn leads to creating conspiracies or other secret creations in an attempt to cause harm or unjustified damage to other parties.

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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.


  • Hello Martin, great article with so much details and precise information. Thank you so much!

    What would you say if the Saturn in 3rd house is Retrograde in Aquarius Sign, which is its own sign of rulership? How should I judge this placement? Is it beneficial or problematic?
    Your help is really appreciated.


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