3rd House Lord in 11th House

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Last updated on January 9th, 2023 at 01:12 pm

What does 3rd House Lord in 11th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 3rd house is located in the 11th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this planetary combination of 3rd lord in 11th.

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 11th house, such as gains, profits, aspirations, wishes, desires, the fulfillment of aspirations, recovery from hardships, fruits of discipline, a celebration of auspicious events, communities, friends, elder siblings, large networks, etc are influenced by the significance 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.

There is an astrological indication that proves this combination to be naturally fortunate. Namely, the 3rd lord in 11th is in the 9th house from its own sign/house. The 9th house in Vedic astrology is all about luck, fortune, higher wisdom, spirituality, etc.

What makes this combination further special is the fact that both, the 3rd and 11th houses are the houses of constant growth or Upachaya Bhava as named in Vedic astrology. As a result of this combination of two expansive houses, the significance of the 3rd is constantly improving and supporting the 11th house and its topics in many ways.

Both the 3rd and 11th houses belong to Kama Trikona making them carriers of desires and highest aspirations. The 9th disposition belongs to Dharma Tirkona making it a carrier of righteous principles.



Results of 3rd House Lord in 11th House

Courage Is Righteous Inclination

The most known topic of the 3rd Vedic house is courage and eagerness to apply self-made efforts. Hence, the analysis of the positioning of the 3rd house ruler in various houses helps to determine how courage increases and where it is generally applied.

With the 3rd house ruler in the 11th house, it is clear that one has very powerful thoughts and high aspirations that initiate the growth of courage to put in consistent effort.

The higher they aim for their goals, the more they will accomplish. That is because thoughts mark the beginning of intent and action. Hence, the more they dream about great things, the more they will find themselves taking necessary action to achieve some, many, or even all of these high aspirations.

What is very special about this combination is the 9th disposition which reveals the important inclination of these natives and empowers their will and valor to take action. Namely, the 9th disposition is all about righteousness which indicates that the highest aspirations of these natives are strongly inspired by ethics, morals, religious wisdom, and righteousness.

Moreover, the 11th house is actually the powerhouse of the 12th house, if you only knew. In other words, the 12th place from the 12th house is the 11th house itself. Herein the 12th signifies salvation or reuniting with God Almighty, the sole owner, and creator of everything in the universe. This means nothing else but the fact that the ultimate goal of each and every soul is to attain salvation and earn the love and protection of God Almighty.

The Last Prophet [PBUH]: Whoever makes the Hereafter his/her goal, God makes their heart rich, and organizes their affairs, and the world comes to them whether it wants to or not.

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Religious higher wisdom reveals that there is one most important factor that is necessary in order to find ultimate fulfillment and success here and hereafter. This important matter is that the goals should always be inspired by righteousness, religious wisdom, and the urge for salvation and the delight of God.

Whoever aims for salvation as ultimate fulfillment and makes it a carrier for their ambitions finds nothing but ultimate success after many triumphs. That is because when one aims to be close to God, God will take care of each and every need of the faithful devotee.

In addition to that God will help organize important things in the background so that issues arrive at faithful people in a well-manageable form. As a result, the issues become less prominent as courage is amplified manyfold via faith in God who is the ultimate protector and best disposer of all affairs.



This way the faithful native is able to effectively concentrate on higher goals with their activities while minimum time and skill are wasted on the unnecessary disorder. What is the ability of a mere human compared to the infinite power of the God Almighty, who is all-seeing and knows everything?

One who manages to attain this kind of strong connection with the Creator will experience successes that prosper in a miraculous way as higher powers are aligning everything in the favor of faithful servants. However, it does not mean that there are no difficulties, trials, or issues in the path.

In fact, trials for these faithful natives are present to test their faith instead of bringing permanent hindrances. Also, increased challenges bring more chances to prosper because these are catalysts for success. Hence, after overcoming each trial, the blessings prove to increase by the grace of God. It also does not mean that each person is perfect and makes no mistakes at all.

What matters is the intent to be righteous and become as pure as possible which is the foundation of overcoming all adversities. In this case, the mistakes are transformed into valuable experiences that help to repeat them. Everyone can portray themselves as being good, but what matters is the intent hidden deep in the mind. God knows and sees every intent and blesses and protects accordingly.

Unarguably the best example to illustrate this effect comes from Gemini Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Sun is exalted in 11th house Aries. The reason that the planet of truth, light, and purity of the soul is exalted makes it the best example to illustrate courage at its best.

Now that the planet of light and truth forms the 9th disposition of righteousness in the 11th house of highest aspirations, it is clear that these natives have the capacity to align their goals higher than this world and ensure tremendous prosperity which is evident here and hereafter. Remember the verse from The Last Prophet that God brings the world to favor such faithful people whether the (part of) world wants it or not.

Besides this, both Sun and Aries share the same significance of valor and initiation power. The exaltation shows these natives having an abundant supply of faith which empowers their courage to a great extent giving them the ability to take action whenever necessary. Because of their devotion to righteous acts, their steps are protected and carried forth by God.

It is important to note that this combination can be also formed with an undignified 3rd house ruler. To illustrate this example, it is reasonable to look into Virgo Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Mars is debilitated in the 11th house Cancer. It is perhaps the most difficult example of the formation of this combination. The difficulties arise from nothing else than an immature approach towards specific matters.

As the planet of action and righteousness Mars is undignified, it indicates taking action unrighteously leading to a chain of events that are hard to tackle. That is because insincere and unrighteous action is not anyhow supported by God because God is everything pious one can ever imagine of. Sometimes these natives can speak a lot of righteousness because they know that well but still act differently in stressful situations.

That is because when the 3rd house ruler of valor is undignified, it indicates a lack of courage to stand for correct ideologies during difficult situations with increased opposition. When one submits to evil and fails to protect the holy, then why God should protect those? In fact, it only takes to increase faith and God takes care of everything else. So the greatest pinnacle for these natives is to overcome fear and adopt a straight or righteous path in order to reap the greatest results. The greatest things in life take courage and persistence in the right acts so one should always take all steps having this higher wisdom in mind.

Challenges Build Character

Increased and persistent challenges are important integral parts of this combination. That is because the 6th house is actually the root of the power of the 11th house.

More specifically, the 6th place from the 6th house is the 11th house itself making the latter the powerhouse of the first one. From a mundane perspective, it means that challenges and opposition are nothing but catalysts for greater success and fulfillment of aspirations.

It is a well-known fact that in front of uncomfortable situations one has no other option but to increase skills, discipline, and wisdom in order to overcome any adversity.

One should always perceive trials and challenges as hidden blessings. That is because trials benefit us in all ways possible. It either helps to erase our past mistakes or test our persistence. In The Last Word of God it is clearly stated that if God wills good for someone, God afflicts them with trials.

From a religious perspective, trials are also proven to be hidden blessings because it allows one to practice patience in the most stressful environments. For instance, if one is provoked, one should practice remaining patient and not act upon anger but only according o what is right according to higher wisdom.



Each time one learns this, one advances further and feels inner bliss due to spiritual purity. The more one is able to see good in every situation, the more they are able to maintain faith and optimism to keep moving forward despite the severity of the situation. Truly, the harder the obstacle, the greater the reward after overcoming it.

The Last Prophet [PBUH]: The best of faith is patience and tolerance.

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When it comes to opposition, one should practice the habit of not becoming angry because one can expect promotion both spiritually and materialistically, if one persists in faith and patience. Increased faith is when one is able to remain confident and trust the Lord even when situations seem dire.

A very special example to bring here comes from Libra Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Jupiter is in Leo in the 11th house. The reason for special recognition is that in Saravali it is written that Leo Jupiter individuals have the ability to convert enemies to their favor. They are great at transforming enemies into allies by proving the correct ways to oppose those who once were incorrect but nevertheless admit their mistakes and repent.

There is unlimited joy in righteous and courageous people when they see people correcting themselves and learning from their mistakes. This also reveals the importance of remaining patient in front of increased enmity. It is highly possible that many enemies appear on the wrong side by misguidance by the evilest.

This is why God emphasizes the importance of maintaining patience and a merciful attitude. In fact, God also says in The Last Word that forgiving and shielding the mistakes of other people who sincerely repent helps to erase our sins committed earlier in life.

Another possibility is that patience and faith simply allow them to remain still until their enemies commit enough mistakes to make them fall into the traps they schemed for so long. Sooner or later the wicked will commit mistakes because their negative ambition and greed can hinder their intellect and logical reasoning leading to a chain of missteps.

In fact, the mistakes of the wicked will grow over time the more they work towards unethical intent. As soon as events pick up, these mistakes will unfold one after another breaking all the plans of the wicked against the righteous.



Humble Mentality

In Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra it is mentioned that these natives are always ready to offer service. This effect is also hidden in the root of the 6th Vedic house which signifies service and discipline.

As the 11th is the powerhouse of the 6th house, it carries double energies of topics related to service and discipline. In other words, it shows that individuals with this combination are naturally inclined to perfect their discipline.

Through discipline, they are more willing to become masters in their expertise to improve their service. There is also much more to it than it appears to be.

Namely, the willingness to offer service also reveals a humble mentality that allows these natives to remain humble even after becoming highly fortunate. The mentality of a servant reveals the truth that one is of great moral character.

A humble character never allows one to become arrogant and consider oneself to be superior to other human beings. Increased fortune and status are nothing but a chance for them to increase their flawless service and devotion to faith, truth, and righteousness.

A character who maintains humility is also kind to others which proves the absence of eagerness to pursue evil from others. One who views themselves as equal to others, even though having increased status, is truly humble. This kind of mentality also allows for maintaining sincerity in service as it helps to avoid becoming arrogant or misusing authority.

According to what I have seen, written, and learned from various sources, I can confidently say that to be a great leader is to be an even greater servant. This is also a very important mentality trait which is reflected by the 9th disposition of faith in this combination.

In the case of Cancer Ascendant, the 3rd house ruler Mercury in the 11th house Taurus indicates being highly charitable and kind towards religious people. This is clearly stated in Brihat Jataka. Such inclinations reveal true sincerity and a humble mentality.



Increasing Gains

In the same classical source BPHS, it is also mentioned that such individuals will be fortunate to always gain in trading.

This statement is linked to the 9th disposition and 11th house significances directly. Here in the 9th disposition shows lucky to be profitable (11th). The apparent reason for such an effect is the courage to increase action until the goal is achieved.

After all, both the 3rd and 11th houses are of gradual growth and expansion which is why they are called Upachaya Bhava. The connection of those shows significantly increased courage and eagerness to put in efforts no matter what until goals are achieved.

This also translates to gradually increasing gains and profits which is a direct result of increased work and effort. The diligence is what truly proves the intent and thus grants immense trust from the community (11th) leading to improved cooperation and trading.

Understandably the 9th disposition of luck and fortune has a lot to do with this effect. Namely, honesty is what builds and maintains trust in the marketplace which is another reason that their efforts will not go to waste over time. Their ability to build strong trust and maintain it allows for forming great connections over time which prove to be highly fruitful for all parties.

It also reveals that they are humble and do not aim for selfish outcomes. Whatever they want to trade, they wish for gain for all parties. Having the ability to offer something of great value which is delivered by higher values really attracts lasting success. In other words, the real secret for gradually increasing gains is to offer something of great value to the community first.

In addition to that, the gains and profits can be related to any speculative activity, not only stock shares. It can be also related to collecting items of high value and reselling them. Or even outsourcing products, educational sources, and skills of others in order to gain massive profits.

For optimal and fully auspicious results, the 3rd lord should be favorably positioned in the 11th house. If it is ill-placed or debilitated/fallen, it can result in a lack of courage, skills, and talents, which also translates to a lack of intelligence, gains, and fulfillment in life.

When it comes to Cancer Ascendant, the 3rd house ruler Mercury is dignified in the 11th house Taurus. As Taurus is a fixed earth sign, in Saravali it is clearly stated that such individuals stand out for being steady and loyal in their actions. They are also very good speakers which allows them to connect with the community and establish great cooperation.

A dignified Mercury indicates their inclination to harness their analytical knowledge in a way to find profits for all parties in the marketplace or community. They are also said to be renowned for their charitable nature which reveals their humble attitude in community or marketplaces.



Ethical Authority As an Example

In another classical source, it is mentioned that individuals with this combination are supported by an authority that helps them to prosper.

It is due to the virtuous traits these natives portray which attract great support from ethical authorities. Besides this, these natives also learn a lot from ethical authorities and notice the patterns of humbleness and honesty which lead to continued success and prosperity.

Such people are also very philosophical and always get motivation from philosophical authorities. The motivational quotes and mindset of philosophers are sources of energy to take continuous action.

A great example comes from Leo Ascendant natives whose 3rd house ruler Venus is dignified in the 11th house Gemini. In classical sources, it is clearly mentioned that they are very kind to good and righteous people. Hence, it is self-explanatory that they are naturally inclined to follow an ethical authority or mentor as an example.

Natural Wit & Intellect

In BPHS is mentioned that individuals with this combination are intelligent although not very literate. Most likely it is meant by these verses that they will gain skills out of sheer experience and action rather than prolonged studies.

Even though studies are important and the best option for most, these natives may experience hindrances in studies and end up becoming self-made and self-learned examples in society.

The support and guidance of authoritative figures are also important factors that help these natives to advance using natural knowledge. In other words, they are great at grasping various kinds of information quickly and applying it effectively according to their valuable experiences.

They are also able to learn from the outcomes of specific actions done by different people allowing them to avoid mistakes that tend to repeat in the community.

From a Vedic perspective, the 3rd house is all about intellect and natural wit while the 11th house is all about high aspirations and a direct result of increased discipline.

It shows that their natural wit is amplified in the 11th house which signifies gradual expansion. Hence, their action-taking ability leads them towards important skills and pieces of wisdom required to accomplish their goals very swiftly and effectively.



Also, both the 3rd and 11th houses are carriers of desires and ambitions showing that they are highly eager to increase their activity and make quick decisions. Wasting time can be compromising for their ambitious nature and thus they tend to take a path of quick action where they gather experience fast and effectively.

In addition to that, the 3rd house ruler of intellect in the house of growth indicates the continuous increase of wisdom. It reflects the inherent desire of the natives to constantly expand their knowledge and skills in order to become more intelligent and achieve more prosperity and reach ultimate fulfillment as a result.

Courageous & Strong

BPHS of Vedic astrology also mentions that such natives are extremely courageous, and adventurous, in addition to being good at any service. This effect is provided by a very special connection mentioned earlier. Namely, the 11th house is the Bhavat Bhavam house of the 6th house of fighting, litigation, and service.

As the 3rd house lord is in the 11th house (the 11th is connected to the 6th house), it means that such natives are inherently good at service of any kind. The 6th house is also a house of wealth or Atha Trikona, which means they are great at generating a high income from service-related work or business.

They are also performing exceptionally well in service that is related to physical force and fighting opponents because of overcoming them efficiently using their inherently strong valor, courage, and physical strength which is further amplified by unshakeable faith.

The faith may not be there initially but most likely it increases during the process of trials. It reveals the truth that God cares about people who get trials because God wants them to learn quickly and effectively about truth.

With that being said, these natives possess an abundant amount of willpower, courage, and strength that is also constantly growing and expanding over time. This allows us to be efficient in any kind of service in the first place, be it related to physical or articulated effort.

For optimal results, the given lord should be well placed in a given house. The fall or debilitation of the third house lord in the eleventh house causes a loss of physical strength and stamina which also hinders the whole process of overcoming enemies, and obstacles, and becoming prosperous.

Hard-Working & Durable

The connection of the 11th house with the 6th house through Bhavat Bhavam also indicates that people with the 3rd house ruler in the 11th house are extremely competent, durable, and hard-working.

The auspicious placement of the given combination quals more prosperity but also more struggle and trials as the 6th house of obstacles, enemies, and hard work is involved. One of the many hidden blessings of increased struggle is the opportunity to increase both physical and mental strength.

When it comes to physical strength, nothing brings out a fighter like a lion in a person more than a real-life situation of encountering opposition. Hence, the more they face adversity, the stronger and more durable they become.

The increased strength helps to increase physical discipline which will help to overcome even greater obstacles. And the victorious path will continue as long as maintenance of the physical and mental discipline takes place. And the latter requires real-life situations, not merely simulation.

When it comes to mental strength, increased struggle helps to prove that one is worthy of God’s love and protection. That is because real-life stressful situations bring the natives to the edge forcing them to be as raw and real as possible. And when during such times one is able to courageously stand for truth, then one ultimately proves to be sincere and good-natured.

In The Last Word of God is written that both strong and weaker faith is good, but the increase of faith is beneficial for everyone. Also, The Last Prophet [PBUH] emphasized that the best warriors are those who remain on the straight path, remain true to their words, and persist even in front of great adversity. The greater the adversity the greater the spiritual evolution and reward in the hereafter.

Communication That Radiates Truth

Communication skills, both written and verbal are the key factors that help to achieve prosperity during the planetary period of the 3rd house ruler according to each Ascendant. Such natives apply these skills in everything they do (work, business, marketing, etc) and they can not get under or over from harnessing their communication during such periods.

It is said in the Last Word of God that if one says something it either benefits or causes damage to the native. That is because the 3rd house is a powerhouse to the 8th house. As the 8th place from the 8th house is the 3rd house of communication, it proves that words either bring sudden gains or destruction. Hence, it is crucial to be inspired by higher wisdom and religion (9th disposition) before saying anything. It helps to maintain and increase faith, and spiritual purity and prevents sudden destruction.

The 3rd house belongs to communication while the ninth (higher wisdom, religion, righteousness) disposition indicates that such people radiate true loyalty to the God Almighty by speaking the truth and expressing ethical and moral values to the community (11th significance).

It is often found that they adopt a straight path during trials and experience it to be the highest bliss and wish to share it with others as well. It also proves sincerity and good character when one wishes the same good for others as one experiences.

When it comes to Cancer Ascendant natives whose 3rd house ruler Mercury is dignified in 11th house Taurus, it is specifically mentioned in Saravali that they are effective at giving lessons to others. In other words, their positive experiences and dignified attitude allows them to offer great guidance to the members of the community. Their practical and harmonious way of communication helps to deliver wisdom in ways that are understandable and well-explained to people.

Highly Aspiring Siblings

With this combination, siblings are intelligent, wise, and ambitious. That is because another major topic of the 3rd house is siblings. The given combination shows that the siblings of the native are also highly ambitious, especially during the planetary period of the 3rd house ruler.

The siblings of the native are eager to work hard to accomplish their high aspirations and make things happen. If the sibling is older than the native, they are of great motivation at some part of life to the native with this combination,

The given combination indicates a deep attachment to one’s siblings. It indicates generally great cooperation between the natives and their siblings. They support each other to fulfill life goals. Such a native loves to involve siblings in their ventures.

If the combination is ill-formed via an undignified 3rd house ruler, it indicates bad relations with siblings due to jealousy, bad hidden intent, and power struggle which makes them bring obstacles to the road of the native with this combination.


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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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  • Very well written and rigorous analysis. You are full of knowledge and clearly reflect a strong enthusiasm in putting your thoughts forward on this subject.

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