2nd House Lord in 3rd House

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Last updated on October 21st, 2022 at 12:09 am

What does the 2nd House Lord in the 3rd House mean?

When the planet, which rules over the natal second house is placed in the third house from the ascendant, it means to have the 2nd lord in 3rd house.

As a general effect of this combination, the significations of the 2nd house, such as accumulated wealth, assets, values, self-worth, family values & traditions, mental resources & talents, speech, vision, etc are influenced by the significations of the 3rd house, such as valor, courage, motivation, skills, efforts, ability to take action, hobbies, short travels, mental strength & intellect, written & verbal communication, communication technologies, as well as cousins, younger siblings, etc.

Astrologically speaking, the considered combination is generally intense and powerful, as the 3rd house is the second house from the 2nd house itself. This simply means, that the third house is the wealth of the second house and as the 2nd and 3rd become linked via rulership, then the intensities of both houses’ significations get amplified naturally.

In other words, the 2nd disposition is formed in this rulership combination which again shows that the matters of the 2nd astrological house become intensified and reapplied in order to attain goals related to the topics of the 3rd house, such as the fulfillment of immediate necessities.

The 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona in Vedic astrology which generally means having a strong desire for growing one’s assets, wisdom, wealth, and family, all of which are the matters of the second astrological house. The 3rd house also governs significances such as siblings and communication. Hence, communication with siblings, and working together with them becomes a vital part of the lives of individuals with this combination.



As the 3rd house in Vedic is considered a mild malefic, then this combination yields both results, but mostly auspicious ones, depending on the dignity of the 2nd house ruler.

Besides this, the 3rd house is the one of gradual growth and improvement which is called a Upachay Bhava in Vedic. This means that the 2nd house matters will improve gradually over time.

Results of 2nd House Lord in 3rd House

Skills Are Major Assets

The major universally recognized importance of the 2nd house is wealth. The positioning of the 2nd house ruler in various houses shows how wealth and assets flow in life. It also reflects the general values of a considered person which makes them apply their assets to a specific direction.

Accordingly, individuals with the 2nd house ruler in the 3rd house apply their values, both material, and intangible assets to promote the growth of personal skills.

It is self-explanatory as the 3rd house belongs to the house group which represents the basic desires and necessities.

This also shows that individuals with this combination give the most important to their basic needs and thus are motivated to improve their skills gradually, as the Upachay Bhava effect suggests.

So the most general outcome of this combination is increased eagerness to grow skills which will also promote the gradual and exponential growth of assets. Also, skills become major assets as they propel one toward a prosperous future.

Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.

Scott Adams

The dignity and nature of the planet which governs the 2nd house give lots of additional valuable details about how one will apply their skills and assets. the dignity shows how fruitful the pursuits will be.



When it comes to Aries Ascendant, then the major asset becomes a balanced way of communication and writing in general. That is because the 2nd house ruler Venus is dignified in the 3rd house Gemini.

The reason why communication and writing skills matter is because Gemini is governed by the planet of communication and intellect Mercury. This also shows that these natives will give tremendous importance to improving their intellect via various information channels.

They make a lot of effort and struggle a lot in order to become more knowledgeable about their topic. This knowledge becomes their most important intangible asset that will actually expand their material assets greatly in the long run.

The gain of fortune is especially prominent in this example as Venus in Gemini is from 2nd and 9th from its own signs. Herein the 2nd is general wealth (Dhan) and the 9th represents fortune. So the exponential growth of fortune follows after gradual improvement of mentioned skills which should be always applied in a patient, harmonized, and romanticized manner.

The good dignity of Venus here shows that they attain their intellect in honest ways and also seek knowledge that benefits them and their surroundings positively. Good dignity shows that wisdom is further applied with the best intentions through righteous (9th) actions which is the main reason for the growth of inner bliss along with material gains.

Another great example is Sagittarius Ascendant, whose 2nd house ruler Saturn is dignified in its own sign Aquarius in the 3rd house. This set of combinations reflects a tremendously mature mentality because of good values that enable having early maturity of thinking patterns.

This maturity along with great ambition makes them highly inclined towards powerful humanitarian causes that have a massive positive impact on the whole society or even the world depending on the holistic chart.

As Saturn is a slow-moving and massive planet, their ideas are similar. Namely, they aim to build big things with their ideas with diligent action, which are rather slow but very efficient which definitely grants success in their ventures.

What makes this combination of Saturn different is that they tend to hide their ideas and give false facts about themselves to others for good causes. This is to protect their idea from potential enemies.

In mundane life, they tend to take great goals which means opposing specific ongoing traditions. Dignified Saturn in its own sign shows that they aim to transform bad traditions (such as immoral habits in society) with safe lies (prosocial or blue lies) in order to suddenly come up with a great creation that transforms everyone into a better version of themselves when the timing and circumstances are favorable. A dignified Saturn reflects that such tactics are harnessed for pious purposes against immoral groups only.

To add contrast, the 2nd house ruler of Scorpio Ascendant natives is Jupiter, which is debilitated in the 3rd house Capricorn. In this situation, they are extremely desirous and ambitious but have tendencies to attain goals via unethical ways, which is reflected by the debilitation.

It is important to bear in mind that winnings attained with selfish intentions via unethical deeds are only short-term. Selfishness repels well-wishers and supporters which makes it hard to sustain short-term winnings. Even the short-term (unethical) supporters are unfaithful and leave once no benefits are reaped.

To avoid this inauspicious effect from manifesting, it is important to choose actions wisely and align them to be in full accordance with morality and righteousness. This helps to prevent major troubles caused by many small unethical steps.

However, they are highly skillful in practical matters and capable of completing the most serious tasks in their undertaking. Hence, when the cancellation occurs, then such natives have an increased understanding of practical sciences that help them to prosper.

Diligent & Capable

The 3rd astrological house signifies efforts, skills, and frequent small challenges which makes it representative of a challenging environment that requires swift decisions and agile movements to succeed.



Individuals with the given combination are generally very diligent and persistent in their efforts during the main or sub-period of the 2nd house ruler in the 3rd house.

It is a very great personality trait because diligence is something that proves that these natives are serious about their words or promises. When they do not abandon their promises in the long run, they attain lots of respect from the local network which will help push these natives to the next level. These natives are also entrusted with important works with critical information.

Because of their diligence combined with heavy self-made effort, they are capable of attaining very impressive results in their undertakings. This trait reflects their unbreakable character in front of challenges that seem to grow gradually. Because of their serious goals, they keep overcoming them and proving to themselves and everyone else that what they undertake is backed by sheer determination.

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius

For different Ascendant signs, there are different factors that increase motivation to remain persistent despite the presence of obstacles.

For Aquarius Ascendant natives, the 2nd house ruler Jupiter is dignified in the 3rd house which shows that determination is driven by truth and righteousness. Faith in their abilities and that pious intent brings them success after the prolonged effort is what motivates them to overcome those growing obstacles.

Because of that, their results will come delayed, but remain for a long time, and also promote lasting happiness. This set of combinations also shows that skills related to higher wisdom (Jupiter) help to overcome issues they come into contact with in their path.

For Taurus Ascendant natives, the 2nd house ruler Mercury is undignified through enmity in the 3rd house Cancer. This reflects diligence in various tricks and double-sided illusions for personal gains.



As the 3rd house is related to communication, these natives might indulge in recessive gossip in order to put themselves in better light artificially.

It must be known that actions that are done with bad intent and unethical tricks will not prevail and any short-term gain from it is mere illusion. The very same illusion is a trap for tempting these natives to do even more of such tricks until major trouble or loss is experienced.

Besides this, the persistent fraudulent effort builds great enemies over time whose opposition is nearly unbearable to handle when events pick up and selfish intentions are revealed.

Highly Experienced & Professional

The 3rd house is very special in Vedic because it is deeply rooted in many other astrological houses via Bhavat Bhavam.

Firstly, as mentioned before, it is rooted in the 2nd house because the 3rd place from it is the 3rd house itself. This reflects tremendous mental resourcefulness which enables one to grasp information and skills continually in the first place.

Secondly, the 3rd house is the result of 8 steps from the 8th house. This shows that a lot of personal transformations and overcoming personal secret issues are necessary to progress in life. Some of the issues are related to lustful desires that cause great misery if not addressed on time.

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.

Henry Miller

Thirdly, the 3rd place from the 3rd house is the 5th house of experiences, creation, and results. This shows that doubled effort leads to desired authority (authorship) and successful creation.

As the 3rd house is of gradual growth, the challenges expand along with skills prompting these natives to keep gradually evolving. However, when the 2nd lord is auspiciously placed (sign-wise) in the 3rd house, it indicates the ability to overcome obstacles with ethical steps and evolve each time enabling them to cope with even harder periods in life leading to the attainment of more success.



All of those energies are rapidly experienced just with an active (via active Dasha) 2nd house ruler in the 3rd house.

This also shows that the themes linked to various other houses they have to endure during the periods of the planet in the 3rd house make these natives highly experienced and proficient in their chosen field.

Highly Valorous & Virtuous

Another major significance of the 3rd house is sheer valor. It is completely self-explanatory as gradual evolvement and overcoming of obstacles requires courage to keep proceeding and not becoming subdued by the challenges.

Individuals with 2nd house rulers in the 3rd house are naturally very courageous which reflects their eagerness to reapply their resourceful tactics and when failure happens, they gather experience and try again until succeeding.

Their valor also proves them to be very faithful and virtuous. That is because courage directly grows from ethical character. Those who know that they are on the good side, also know that they are protected by almighty God, the sole owner of everything in the universe.

Because of their valor, they are also willing to take great risks. This reflects that they also have a selfless attitude in most things giving them the willingness to sacrifice many things even when success is not certain. Their valor is highly appreciated and they will never remain unrewarded.

When taking Gemini Ascendant as an example, then there is solid proof for the existence of valor and selflessness. Namely, in this case, the 2nd house ruler Moon is dignified in the 3rd house Leo making these natives highly valorous, especially when it comes to truth, ethics, and righteousness.

In order to attain their goals that are inspired by righteousness and motivated by pious intentions, they are willing to endure periods of great struggle, thirst, and hunger. They are also highly dutiful and devoted to goals that increase their valor. Even when they are afraid, they still take risks because they are afraid of results after giving up more than challenges.

Read more about Planets in Third House for more extensive results


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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Please comment & share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.

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