Sun in 3rd House


Last updated on July 18th, 2021 at 12:54 am

Sun in the 3rd house connects with the energies of Gemini and its ruler Mercury. Sun is sharing a neutral relationship with Mercury which suggests positive results of this combination.

Third House governs communication (including platforms of communication, devices, computers, local network, media, books, newspapers, and so forth), the arts, writing, speaking, publishing, courage, curiosity, ambition, intelligence, will-power, and impulses. Also, hobbies, short-distance traveling, entrepreneurship, and activities that improve skills in general. When it comes to family relations, it signifies younger siblings and father-in-law. In terms of anatomy, the considered house governs the lower neck, thyroid, respiratory system, shoulders, arms, ears (right ear), and hearing.

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Additionally, the 3rd house belongs to the group of malefic houses, which is named Dushtana Bhava where natural malefic planets function efficiently. Moreover, the 3rd house is a house of constant increase and growth or Upachay Bhava, where planets gain strength gradually.

In addition to that, the 3rd house also belongs to the Triangle of Desires or Kama Trikona which signifies desires and the ability to fulfill them. When it comes to Sun in the 3rd house, it gives a clue whether there are the initial skills of hands and communication, as well as courage, ambition, and motivation to take action and achieve the desired results.

In terms of the Bhavat-Bhavam (from house to house) technique, the 3rd house from the Third House itself is the 5th house of creativity, intelligence, children, romance, and fortune from past life’s good deeds. This special connection between these two houses indicates massively increased levels of fame and recognition with the help of handy skills, communication, and courage. Similarly, increased levels of intelligence and fortune from publishment, speaking, and writing. The third house also reflects desire and ambition (3rd house) to create (5th house) something profitable and meaningful.

Unless Sun is in bad dignity, the blend of the significations of the Sun and the third house promote favorable results as the energies of the Sun resonate harmoniously with the ones of the 3rd house, which is represented by Gemini and its ruler Mercury.

Results of Sun in 3rd House

Sun in 3rd House
Sun in 3rd House

To help understand the results in this article, identifying the Vedic sidereal dignity of the planet in question is highly recommended which can be done using our astrological birth chart calculator and analyzing the “planets in signs” section.

Nature of Father

Sun is the main representative of the father in birth charts. Its placement in the 3rd house indicates that fathers of individuals with this combination are extremely valorous.

They help their sons with 3rd house Sun to develop necessary skill sets to survive in the cruel world and reach a beautiful prosperous destination.

The fathers of these natives are also very communicative which should ensure a good flow of communication between them.

A dignified Sun shows that the fathers are very strict in their way of communication but honest and highly inspiring.

Brave Souls

Sun as the significator of confidence and valor resonates well with the energies of the 3rd astrological house which signifies courage.

Accordingly, the valor of individuals with this combination is doubled and amplified greatly. Oftentimes they feel that they have an endless amount of courage which inspires them to undertake risky ventures.

However, risky ventures and hard work are not something that these natives are afraid of. That is because the 3rd house belongs to the Upachaya house group which denotes constant growth and expansion.

Therefore, the placement of the Sun in this house increases the vitality of these natives gradually creating brave fighters, who are usually victorious.

If Sun is strong or dignified in the 3rd house, it gives the capacity to work hard and overcome issues that arise in risky adventures.

A dignified Sun also shows that they invest their energy wisely and effectively. Having dignified souls, they also refrain from taking easy paths to success as they dislike unethical acts as well as understand that the hard path initiates self-growth which is important to maintain the success that is once achieved.

Active & Enthusiastic Communicators

The 3rd house in astrology is the main significator of communication through all platforms, be it written or verbal. As the 3rd is the 2nd from the 2nd house of speech, it represents how words are harnessed in daily life.

Sun, the planet of vitality and fiery energy in the 3rd house of communication creates very passionate and enthusiastic communicators. Sun gives them sufficient energy to keep their words shining for a prolonged amount of time.

In addition to that, the vitality of the king of all planets, the Sun, in this house provides a very authoritative way of expression to the native. Not only that they are very active speakers, but also extremely assertive and straightforward.

Therefore, Sun in the 3rd house takes care that the communication of these natives spreads well and their words are heard.

If Sun is dignified in the given house, it enhances the positive outcomes of their communication. It is mainly because they use ethical ways of speaking or promote righteousness through their communication. They also choose to exhaust their vital energy on topics that matter and lead to a prosperous future.

This combination indicates great communication skills and linguistic talents. These skills are especially useful in activities related to writing, publishing, and communicating in general.

On the contrary, an undignified Sun in the given house hinders the formation of positive outcomes because they choose to communicate in an egoistic and necessarily rude manner by harnessing discourteous vocabulary.

This way of communication understandably leads to the formation of various discords with the people of their local network, siblings, and neighbors.

Ambitious & Skilled

As the 3rd house caries the significance of ambition and motivation, it gains a lot of importance regarding entrepreneurship. The natural energy of the Sun (brain and power of the mind) makes one shining brightly in the public with great intellect and speaking abilities.

In addition to that, this combination bestows good mental strength which promotes success in administrative activities or ultimately in entrepreneurship.

The energetic and fierce planet Sun in the 3rd Upachay (growth) house makes people with this combination pushing forward no matter what to achieve success.


The third house is the 2nd house from the Second House (Bhavat-Bhavam), which symbolizes the sustainability or growth of family – in the form of siblings in particular.

Accordingly, if the Sun is well-placed with good dignity in the considered house, it promotes the healthy growth of the family. It also blesses with prosperous siblings with whom one will have great relations and communication.

Furthermore, if the 3rd house lord in the birth chart is also well placed, it amplifies the positive results of the above-mentioned effects.

Alternatively, if the Sun is damaged or undignified in the 3rd house it indicates bad relations with siblings with destroys harmony in the family. If Sun is severely damaged or fallen in the considered house, it may limit the number of siblings.


Sun in the 3rd house is casting a direct aspect upon the 9th house, which is a house of luck, fortune, and prosperity. Therefore, this combination blesses with natural luck in undertakings and a satisfactory amount of wealth.

Furthermore, if Sun is well-placed in the 3rd house by being placed in friendly, own, or exaltation sign it indicates great abundance, luck, and prosperity.

It also promotes a good reputation and becoming renowned in society for selflessness, religious maturity, and kindness. Other than that, it makes these natives highly knowledgeable about the topics related to higher wisdom, such as philosophy, spirituality, righteousness, and religion.

Classical Interpretation

Bhrigu Sutras

In the classical texts of Bhrigu Sutras, it is mentioned that individuals with this combination are extremely valorous and fighters from the heart.

Such individuals are skilled action takers and enjoy a gain of wealth with the help of intellect and skills. In addition to that, such natives are valued and earn good honor and reputation.

Moreover, their younger siblings are ambitious, skilled, and successful if the Sun in this house is aspected or conjunct with a natural benefic planet (Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter).

Furthermore, if the 3rd house lord is also well placed and aspected, the younger siblings of the native are blessed with prosperity and honor.

The association of the Sun with natural benefic planets while being free from malefic influence ensures the healthy continuation of family lineage and happy family life in general. There will be also ample wealth gains that ensure a strong financial foundation.

However, if Sun is having heavy malefic influence in this house, it indicates great troubles in the family and less amount of siblings.

Moreover, if Sun is heavily influenced by malefic planets, it indicates that the native is very cruel and inclined towards committing immoral deeds using their strength and hands.

Brihat Jataka

In this classical source of Vedic astrology, it is stated that individuals with this combination are very intellectual and physically strong.

These effects are provided by the fact that the 3rd signifies mental intellect, skills, mental and physical strength as being a natural domain for the 3rd zodiac sign Gemini, which is governed by the planet of intelligence Mercury.


The presence of the Sun in the given house provides a lot of valor and courage to the person with this combination.

They are capable of conquering their enemies with their physical strength combined with valor.

In addition to that, such individuals are very wise, smart, intelligent, and learned. They will be honored and reputed for these traits.

Chamatkara Chintamani

Natives with this combination are extremely courageous who are willing to confront their enemies and battle until succeeding.

In addition to that, as Sun is the planet of authorities, such individuals receive support and resources from authoritative figures.


People with this combination are full of strength and courage.

It is also mentioned that such natives are blessed with ample wealth They are generous at the same time and willing to support others with their resources, willpower, and strength.

However, as Sun is the natural malefic planet, the presence of the Sun in the 3rd house indicates troubles with family members and younger siblings.

The following table shows what additional role the planet in question carries for various ascendant signs and how it influences us. If you would like to know your sidereal ascendant sign which is practiced in Vedic astrology, you can take advantage of our free birth chart tool.

Sun in 3rd House For Various Ascendants

Ascendant SignLordship FormationAdditional Significances Of Sun
Aries Ascendant5th lord in 3rd houseProgeny, romance, feelings, drama, entertainment, creativity, intellect, past life deeds, name, fame, etc.
Taurus Ascendant4th lord in 3rd houseEmotional security, mother, homeland, traditions, taboos, domestic environment, property, vehicles, general education, etc.
Gemini Ascendant3rd lord in 3rd houseSkills, valor, courage, action, efforts, writing, usage of words, communication, mental strength, heroism, aggressive thoughts, hobbies, short journeys, younger siblings, local network systems, post offices, telecommunication, etc. are amplified positively by Sun in its own sign in the 3rd house.
Cancer Ascendant2nd lord in 3rd houseFamily, wealth accumulations, assets, precious materials, nutritional values, self-worth, face, speech, etc.
Leo Ascendant1st lord in 3rd houseSelf, soul, life path, mentality, dignity, honor, prosperity, health, vitality, initiation powers, ability to take action, physical appearance, ascension, birth, etc.
Virgo Ascendant12th lord in 3rd houseDetachment, expenses, investments, selflessness, charity, spirituality, isolation, obstacles, divine wisdom, salvation, enlightenment, sacrifice, etc.
Libra Ascendant11th lord in 3rd houseGains, profits, ambitions, highest aspirations, wishes, desires, communities, friends, contacts, allies, enemies of enemies, elder siblings, etc
Scorpio Ascendant10th lord in 3rd houseKarma, duties, hard work, public dignity, responsibilities, profession, career, enterprises, progression in work/business, persistence, social rank/status, the main source of livelihood, etc.
Sagittarius Ascendant9th lord in 3rd houseFaith, father, guru, teacher, religion, higher wisdom, philosophy, righteousness, grandchildren or children of children, luck influenced by past life deeds, fortune, blessings from God, etc
Capricorn Ascendant8th lord in 3rd houseLongevity, sorrows, obstacles, delay, scandals, conspiracies, sudden events, everything that is hidden from the public, mysterious matters, vices, punishments, etc.
Aquarius Ascendant7th lord in 3rd houseBalance, harmony, society, equity, justice, law, spouse, love matters, partnerships, carnal desires, passion, etc.
Pisces Ascendant6th lord in 3rd houseObstacles, disputes, quarrels, fights, wars, enemies, opponents, discipline, resistance, ability to compete, debt, aggression, wickedness, nature of sins, benefits from adversities, etc.

Discover Sun in different signs for more in-depth results and information about the dignity of the Sun.

Planetary Period of Sun in 3rd House

During the main and sub-periods of Sun in the given house, there will be major concentration on the significances and matters of the 3rd astrological house.

Natives with this combination will direct their vitality of soul (Sun) towards expanding their personal skillsets, especially those related to communication or hands.

They will also find themselves having increased valor in order to undertake many short journeys regarding their hobbies. It is likely that they will create income from their hobbies by transforming them into entrepreneurial pursuits.

As the 3rd house belongs to the Upachay Bhava house group and denotes constant expansion, the significances of the Sun are increased gradually.

This means that these natives will have their confidence increased gradually as time passes. Their physical stamina increases gradually as well.

If Sun is dignified, their name will have positive light on it and they are honored in front of people from the local networks with whom they interact. It is also possible that they will be involved with media or featured in press releases during the main or sub-periods of Sun in the 3rd house.

It is important to note that planetary periods are different for various individuals and calculated using the exact time of birth.

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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.

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