3rd House Lord in 5th House

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Last updated on December 10th, 2022 at 02:28 pm

What does 3rd House Lord in 5th House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 3rd house is placed in the 5th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this planetary combination of 3rd lord in 5th as per Vedic astrology.

As a general effect of this combination, the matters of the 5th house such as progeny, romance, feelings & matters of the heart, intuition, intelligence, wisdom, creativity, authority, honor, dignity, past life deeds, speculation, abundant fortune, spiritual tendencies, etc are influenced by the significances 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.

According to the Bhavat Bhavam technique, the 5th house is the powerhouse of the 3rd house. Namely, the 3rd place from the 3rd house is the 5th house itself. Now that the ruler of the 3rd is in the special distance, ie in the 5th house, the powerhouse effects are especially prominent.

The 3rd disposition, which connects the 3rd and 5th houses, belongs to the Kama Trikona, which makes it a carrier of desires and ambitions. The 5th house belongs to the Dharma Trikona which makes it a carrier of righteous principles. The connection of double 3rd energies with the 5th house energies gives an effect that makes one incredibly respectful towards truth, ethics, and the right ways of action.

Results of 3rd House Lord in 5th House

Righteousness In Heart Is Ultimate Courage

According to BPHS, the first thing mentioned is that people with 3rd house lord in the 5th house are very righteous. Astrologically, it is because the 5th house belongs to the Dharma Trikona or the triangle of righteousness in Vedic astrology.



The third house also represents mental intellect and the fifth house denotes general intelligence from experience. Therefore, the connection between these houses indicates that such natives are especially moral, ethical, and righteous and have the wisdom and understanding of what is good and bad.

The understanding of ethics is usually attained with theoretical learning and a natural urge toward righteous principles. In some situations, the mental intellect is increased via mistakes that teach one about the outcomes of good and bad acts.

Moreover, the 5th house is represented by Leo, which signifies the heart region of the body. Therefore, these individuals have a really powerful desire for righteousness. More specifically, they strive to act as virtuously as possible and expect that from others as well.

The Last Prophet [PBUH] said, “Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person.

Sahih al-Bukhari 6094

As the 3rd house is about communication, the ruler of the 3rd house in the 5th house indicates harnessing honest and truthful words to carry speech making them especially trusted, honored, and supported.

The double effect of the 3rd house in this combination indicates that these individuals put in extra effort to make their speech pure. With that, they are also concerned about the outcomes of their actions and communication. Hence, they eventually become the ones who have a strong urge for truth.

What is interesting is that the powerhouse of the 9th house is the 5th house, which is the main topic of this combination. Namely, the 5th from the 5th place is the 9th house of luck, fortune, religious wisdom, and refined righteousness.

Speaking of which, the doubled efforts of such natives likely lead them to attain even greater wisdom and religious knowledge which refines their already great manners, which they gained from valuable experiences.

The attainment and continuous practice of higher wisdom and refined righteous acts attract love from God Almighty, the sole owner, and creator of everything. The love from God is the ultimate bliss leading to unlimited luck and fortune here and hereafter.



It is important to note that the results also depend on how well the ruler of the third house is positioned in the fifth astrological house. Accordingly, if it is well placed it indicates using intelligence and wisdom auspiciously on good deeds.

While the ill-placed (debilitated/fallen) ruler in the considered house indicates an immoral application of knowledge, communication, skills, courage, and having a lack of understanding or keeping the righteous track.

Unarguably, the best example to illustrate this effect of courage comes from Virgo Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Mars is exalted in the 5th house. This is a really special, powerful, and fortunate example in many ways which can not be explained shortly. Hence, I will include some aspects only.

Firstly, Mars is the planet of action which is well designed to be 3rd house (of action, effort, courage) ruler. Now that the planet of action, passion, and courage is exalted as the 3rd house ruler in its powerhouse 5th house, the results are immense. Virgo is the 6th sign making it well-fitted for service just like Mars, the planet of service and protection.

The actions of such individuals are motivated by a sincere desire to fulfill duties with the highest integrity and dignity. Righteousness is what drives their hearts and souls. When they keep repeating “There is nothing in my heart but God” their success becomes amplified manifold. The same will also benefit all other examples, and also people with other combinations of 3rd house rulers.

The 3rd house belongs to Kama Trikona or the triangle of desires while the 5th house belongs to Dharma Trikona or the triangle of righteousness, the combination of which indicates that desires are directed towards a righteous life path. Such natives always try to fulfill their dreams and ambitions through pious ways and acts.

To explain this effect from another perspective, looking at Gemini Ascendant can be helpful. In this case, the 3rd house ruler Sun is debilitated in the 5th house Libra. This is the complete opposite of the above-mentioned. Though, the negativity will not persist if the native increases religious devotion, which is indicated by canceled debilitation.

Speaking of which, the Sun is the planet of truth and vitality of the soul the debilitation of which indicates misusing communication for selfish purposes by harnessing untrue matters. Also, communication can be shone in a negative light via unscrupulous words and topics that are not suitable for the public.

In this case, the actions can be motivated by materialistic ambitions rather than truth and righteousness which is the cause of sudden destruction and non-lasting happiness. That negative effect can be turned around by increasing religious devotion which helps to understand the importance of righteous acts.

In classical sources regarding Libra Sun, it is mentioned that these natives actually crave spiritual awakening more than anything. That is because after having their materialistic goals fulfilled, they still feel empty. This proves the beauty that intangible blessings are more important than anything.

Valorous Communication Prevails

Another major effect of this combination can not be mentioned, which is valor expressed through speech.

The 3rd house denotes communication skills while the 5th house represents an expression of emotions. That is because the 5th is 2nd from the 4th, which means that emotions influence expression.

Now that the double effect of the 3rd house is applied, the communication style becomes especially dynamic, skillful, and valorous. Besides this, the 5th is represented by the 5th sign Leo which is all about vitality and valor which amplifies the courage and eagerness to speak out with additional fearlessness.

There are tremendous benefits and immense rewards for expressing courage via truthful speech which yields positive influence both materialistically and spiritually. On the mundane level, the communication which is carried forth by valor helps to be assertive and achieve goals like there is no tomorrow.

The Last Prophet [PBUH] answered: A word of truth spoken before an unjust ruler (makes one the best of warriors).

Sunan an-Nasa’i 4209

From a spiritual and religious perspective, when one is able to protect the truth in front of unrighteousness, tyranny, and oppression using speech, one is ranked as one of the best warriors according to the Last Word of God. We already know that if one attains protection and love from God, one becomes unstoppable.



When it comes to Aquarius Ascendant, the 3rd house ruler Mars is in the 5th house Gemini. This indicates valor that is especially expressed via words rather than force. These natives are one of the bravest speakers available. It doesn’t even matter if they become rather less confrontational due to the lost strength of Mars in an inimical sign. That is because their actions are best when integrated with careful forethought, analysis, and intelligent strategies. Hence, they prevail with smart strategies instead of quick confrontation which is especially effective nowadays.

Radiant Speech

Accordingly, the combination of the 3rd house ruler in the 5th house indicates having a very authoritative and diplomatic communication style which makes them renowned by the community.

The way of expressing the emotions is forged with authoritative intonation which makes these natives well heard.

What amplifies their communication style and strong expression is the Bhavat Bhavam linkage between the 3rd and the 5th house. Namely, the 3rd from the 3rd house is the 5th house.

Hence, both the 3rd and 5th houses are actually linked with communication and creativity. Now that the energies of these houses are directly connected through rulership, the significance of these houses gets enhanced greatly.

As a result of this enhancement, they speak and write in a very courageous and valorous (3rd signification) manner which is very supportive for them in authoritative and political positions.

Outstanding Intellect

In addition to having an agile and ambitious mentality, these natives are also tremendously intellectual. That is because the 3rd signifies general intellect while the 5th is all about experiences that enhance the initial intellect or knowledge.



Now the Bhavat Bhavam linkage along with direct linkage (3rd lord in 5th), the intellect is greatly amplified. It manifests in having many opportunities as well as experiences that allow them to acquire lots of information and skills.

As the 3rd house is mild malefic, the experiences are not always easy. That is, they have to struggle a lot and overcome many tricky challenges which ultimately teach them mental adaptability.

Prosperous Progeny

The second most important thing the same classical source mentions is that such natives are blessed with good progeny. That is because the 5th house in Vedic astrology signifies children and progeny in general.

Accordingly, with this combination, people are blessed with children, who are fortunate, smart, intelligent, courageous, and well-behaved. They also like to communicate a lot. Good progeny is also one direct result of good deeds from past lives.

As the third lord in the fifth house is giving direct aspect upon the 11th house of fulfillment of desires, and gains, it indicates that children of the native are very fortunate, ambitious, and able to fulfill their goals in life.

The damage to the third lord in the considered house equally indicates negative effects regarding progeny. It may either cause issues through children due to immoral behavior and lack of righteousness, or no children at all if heavily damaged and afflicted.

Fierce Character Of Spouse

Classical source of Vedic astrology also mentions that individuals with this combination tend to attract spouses who have a very dire, fierce, dynamic, and intimidating character.

Such a character can be highly productive if those energies are tamed well by both natives and their spouses. A dignified 3rd house ruler in the 5th house indicates that the spouse is indeed very fierce and intimidating, but which yields auspicious outcomes. That is, their spouse uses this characteristic to encourage and motivate natives with this combination.



Whenever the 3rd lord is damaged in the 5th house by ill-placement (sign-wise) or association with the inimical or unfavorable planet, it indicates negative outcomes regarding the character of the spouse of natives with this combination.

When this is the case, it is indicated that the spouse is very dangerous to the native with this combination because of immoral behavior and questionable actions. Spouse is causing a lot of issues for the native due to the tendency to take too many risks.

However, the bad outcomes from the behavior of the spouse are not indicated if the 3rd lord is favorably placed (in a friendly, or exaltation sign) in the 5th house.

In such a situation, the spouse is very active and eager to put in self-made efforts to achieve something within the family. It can still cause friction as the spouse seems to impose lots of rules on family members. However, the motives behind it are good-natured.

A positively formed 3rd lord in the 5th house can also mean that the spouse is having dramatically increased self-worth which is the reason for craving more respect. Even the slightest unmet expectations can lead to major troubles mostly in the form of disharmonious communication style.

Creative & Ambitious

The 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires which makes it a significator of ambitions that drive their actions.

With the 3rd lord in the 5th house (Bhavat Bhavam house), their ambitions are also greatly enhanced which reflects their increased eagerness to be active in life.

This eagerness to take action manifests in their desire to keep constantly developing new skills and apply them creatively to achieve ambitions.

Using their skills, courage, communication, and agile mentality, they are able to fulfill their goals and ambitions, if the given lord is favorably placed.

As the 3rd house is about desires, the ruler of it in the 5th house indicates the inherent desire to attain authoritative positions. It is their ambition that can be attained in the case of well placed 3rd lord in the 5th house.



Fortunate Entrepreneurs

Their courage and eagerness to increase efforts combined with amplified creativity make them very skilled, courageous, and competent in the entrepreneurial world, when they happen to be in it. It is because a strong 3rd house promotes risk-taking ability, and the courage to take action.

As there is an aspect ray upon the 11th house, it makes such natives very prosperous and successful, thanks to their inherently powerful mindset, high level of courage, and skills.

What is more, the 3rd house is placed nine signs/houses from the 7th house of partnership and business. The ninth house signifies fortune. Hence, such natives with strong 3rd house rulers are naturally fortunate regarding business, trading, and partnerships. Here their communicative skills (3rd) and intelligence (5th) serve a function as a great help to make good deals and form strong alliances.

Of course, there are many examples where natives with this combination are not in their own business. In such a case, they deal with similar matters in other companies, where they are usually in suitable and authoritative positions working independently. In both cases, the native prefers to be independent in order to make free decisions the effect of which is dominant during the main and sub-periods of the 3rd house ruler.

Cordial Relations With Kinsmen

According to Vriddha Yavanjataka, this combination indicates that one has great relatives. This auspicious effect is especially prominent with a dignified 3rd house ruler in the 5th house.

The double energies of the 3rd house indicate the ability of these natives to hold good relations with kinsmen and establish very effective cooperation with them.

This, in turn, avoid major clashes and struggles caused by enmity with close relatives. In fact, many virtuous traits discussed earlier protect these natives from initiating troubles with relatives because they are not overly greedy nor jealous of the progress of their great kinsmen.

Truth is that no one benefits from the clash and there is everything to win when all relatives put in the effort to maintain great relations. In fact, the ability to maintain harmonious cooperation and communication with close ones is a first test that determines whether the native is ready for greater advancements.

An interesting example to bring here comes from Pisces Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Venus is undignified in 5th house Cancer. According to the classics, the damage is not major which means that good conduct and polite speech is maintained making them head in their activities. Also, their religious inclinations are high. Perhaps they are higher than usual because undignified Venus shows many mistakes that make them crave more correctness.

In classical sources, it is mentioned that they suffer on account of jealousy and an increased desire for wealth. Trouble is also said to come from own relations which indicates strife with kinsmen due to jealousy and power struggles. To reap better outcomes and more blessings one should strive to restore good relations with relatives with increased efforts. These efforts with persistence and devotion make it possible.




The mentioned effects manifest in specific periods and the intensity of them depends on planetary strength level and many other factors.

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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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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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