3rd House Lord in 5th House

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Last updated on October 10th, 2021 at 01:45 am

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

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

The general effect of this planetary combination is that the topics of the 5th astrological house, such as intelligence, luck, past (life) deeds, progeny, fame, are influenced by the significations of the 3rd house such as courage, valor, communication, skills, hobbies, siblings, etc.

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The considered planetary combination is very special and auspicious as far as Bhavat Bahavam is concerned. Namely, when the third house lord is in the fifth house, it is in third from its own house.



Third from third is fifth, this is the special connection that makes the 5th house the powerhouse of the 3rd house in Vedic astrology.

As a result, the matters of both the 3rd and 5th houses are amplified and resonating harmoniously in one’s chart. If, of course, the ruler is auspiciously positioned.

Results of 3rd House Lord in 5th House

Righteous Mentality

According to BPHS, the first thing mentioned is that people with 3rd house lord in 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.

Moreover, third represents mentality and fifth denotes general intelligence, such natives are especially moral, ethical, and righteous and possess the wisdom and understanding of what is good and bad.

Alternatively, the results are also dependent 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 the 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.

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

Good 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, 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 having issues through children due to immoral behavior and lack of righteousness, or no children at all if heavily damaged and afflicted.

Character Of Spouse

Classical source of Vedic astrology also mentions that 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 results regarding character of the spouse of natives with this combination.

As a result, the spouse is being very dangerous to the natives because of having immoral behavior and questionable actions. Spouse is causing a lot of issues to the native.

As the 3rd house is mild malefic, it indicates that the spouse is causing some obstacles, trouble, or friction within family.

It is also possible that the spouse is very jealous of possessions (2nd) and desires to be honoured a lot which is the root cause of irritable character.

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

In such situation the spouse is very active and eager to put in self-made efforts to achieve something within 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 positive formed 3rd lord in 5th house can also mean that the spouse is having dramatically increased self-worth which is the reason for craving more respect. Even slightest unmet expectations can lead to major troubles mostly in form of disharmonious communication style.

Dignified & Valorous Communication Style

The 3rd house denotes communication skills while the 5th house represents expression of emotions, honor, and dignity.

Accordingly, the combination of 3rd house ruler in the 5th house indicates having very diplomatic, honoured, and influential communication style.

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 3rd and 5th houses are actually linked with communication and creativity. Now that the energies of these houses are directly connected through lordship, the significances of these houses get enhanced greatly.



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

Creative & Ambitious

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

With 3rd lord in 5th house (Bhavat Bhavam house), their ambitions are also greatly enhances 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 which can be attained in the case of well placed 3rd lord in 5th house.

Outstanding Intellect

In addition to having 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.



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.

Fortunate Entrepreneurs

This mental superpower makes them very skilled, courageous, and competent in the entrepreneurial world. It is because a strong 3rd house promotes risk-taking ability, and the courage to take action.

As there is aspect 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 lord 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 partnerships.

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 high positions working independently. In both cases, the native prefers to be independent in order to make free decisions.

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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.

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