3rd House Lord in 1st House

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Last updated on November 24th, 2022 at 12:37 am

What does the 3rd House Lord in 1st House mean?

When the planet which governs the natal 3rd house is located in the ascendant, it means to have the combination of the 3rd lord in the 1st house in sidereal Vedic astrology.

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 1st house such as self, soul, vitality, health, head, the constitution of the body, mentality, general life direction, soul purpose, honor, dignity, birth or beginning of life, initiation of everything new, 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.

The 3rd house is considered mildly malefic as per Vedic which brings specific challenges to self in the 1st house. It is also important to note that when the 3rd house ruler is in the 1st house, it is in the 11th place from its own sign.

Herein the 11th disposition represents the 11th Vedic house which signifies the highest aspirations and fulfillment of desires.

The 1st house is a Dharma Trikona which means that it signifies righteousness. The 3rd house is a Kama Trikona or one of the houses of desire. The 11th disposition belongs to Kama Trikona as well which makes this combination a double carrier of ambitions and desires. Now that the ruler of desires goes to the house of righteousness via the path of desires, it generally shows that one has great ambitions which can lead them to become more righteous.



Results of 3rd House Lord in 1st House

Courage Empowers Action

The well-known significance of the 3rd house is valor and the positioning of the ruler of its house shows how courage is generally applied throughout life.

Now that the 3rd house ruler is in the 1st house, the valor is expressed generally well and thus becomes amplified to a great extent. That is mainly because the 1st house represents Aries energies which signify courage and initiation power at its best.

Hence, the actions of individuals with this combination are well applied without hesitation and with great determination. What is more important than that is the fact that their faith in their own abilities is also expanded because of their righteous principles, which are denoted by the 1st house itself.

With righteous action, one earns the support and protection of God Almighty who is the sole owner of absolutely everything. It is self-explanatory why all souls strive to attain protection from our Creator. God is in full control of everything and thus can move mountains or align events to favor people who have good intentions and act according to morals.

I have experienced throughout my life that when people remain righteous and stand still (and silent), they attain triumph over every (evil) thing. Now that these individuals also apply increased valor and proficient action, the triumphs become amplified manyfold.

So when combining faith, courage, passion for action, and righteous principles, one is unstoppable once putting in efforts for great action. The outcomes are almost always favorable as their determination with ethics brings them to beautiful destinations and fulfilled desires.

The 3rd house is one of the houses of expansion which is called Upachaya Bhava. The expansive effect of which is highly auspicious for the 1st house matters as well making these individuals highly vital and full of motivation to increase efforts even after some goals are attained. Their desire and ambition become even more amplified making them capable of conquering goals one after another at a rapid pace.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

Maya Angelou

A great example to illustrate this effect comes from Gemini Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Sun is dignified in the 1st house Gemini. Speaking of courage, Sun and Mars are the most effective planets when it comes to overcoming fears with sheer determination. Now as the planet of truth and light (Sun) is dignified, these natives strive hard to overcome obstacles in an honest manner. Their fearless nature and eagerness to persist in fruitful action evade all desire to involve in unfair competition.



To add contrast, take Capricorn Ascendant with 3rd house ruler Jupiter debilitated in the 1st house Capricorn. This makes all this combination confusing and scrambled. That is because both the 1st hose and Jupiter are about righteousness and higher wisdom which are insufficient due to the debilitation of Jupiter.

As a result of this, these natives tend to harness unfair tactics as soon as they run out of vitality and courage. In fact, the latter happens really soon because of a lack of devotion to truth, higher wisdom, morals, and righteousness. So in other words, Jupiter as the planet of action debilitated in 1st house indicates having an immature mentality which leads to performing unethical acts continually leading to a major disaster, lost opportunities, and failure. Note that we already learned that even a still and silent righteous person can not be outscored.

In the classical source, it is also mentioned that they enjoy or find delight in performing unethical acts. So it is difficult for them to consult their heart because it is often cold and cannot perceive what unethical acts (or words) cause to others. Righteous people feel very guilty and out of vitality after having done something incorrectly. Hence, they should strive to increase faith to let warmth inside their hearts for their own sake because unethical acts will not lead to lasting results. The improvement is especially prominent if the cancellation of debilitation occurs for Jupiter in Capricorn.

Conquers Fears Like There Is No Tomorrow

It is completely self-explanatory that courage does not appear without fear. Not to mention, it never builds up without facing the latter.

The acknowledgment of fears is highly necessary to prepare to face them to attain victory. Those who are ignorant and foolish will never know the importance of insufficient estimation of threats and challenges.

Speaking of which, these natives are well capable of learning about the root causes of fears which allows them to self-development and improvement in a gradual fashion.

The willingness to take action in order to face fears is also a sign of great virtue. Namely, it proves that one is not willing to submit to evil and take action to attain success in an ethical manner.

So the combination of the 3rd house of valor and the 1st house of vitality gives these natives the ability to conquer obstacles, fears, and complex issues one by one effectively leading to major advancement.

Some may be very surprised by the fact that the best example to bring here comes from a humble Pisces Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Venus is exalted in the 1st house. Despite Venus being a significator of a gentle and compassionate character, the positioning in exaltation indicates the ability to destroy enemies (and obstacles) gradually according to Sages in classical sources. Yet, they have the ability to express their most humble traits, be virtuous, and be involved in various charities according to the classics.

Genuine Self-Made & Wise People

When we speak about valor, eagerness to take action, and applying lots of effort, we can also assume that one is capable to learn with experiences independently. After all, the 1st house is all about independence while the 3rd is about a practical experience which is an important integral of intelligence.

In the classical book BPHS, it is mentioned that these individuals are devoid of learning but yet highly intelligent. It is due to the fact that they are so eager to act independently and take the risk to walk on a unique path. As a result of this, they attain their intel via learning lessons from their many mistakes which pave the way towards their exceptional intellect.

They are also skilled at harnessing their intellect which is packed with experience to improve their character, skills, and undertakings. When we speak about 1st house, then the major improvement is also in form of becoming more righteous and correct than ever before. Always remember that God loves those who make mistakes and learn from them while sincerely striving to become better.

A great example to include here is from Aries and Virgo Ascendant signs. For Aries Ascendant, the 3rd house ruler Mercury is in 1st house Aries. According to Saravali, Aries Mercury natives are well-learned and intelligent. Because of the undignified state, they tend to be somewhat crooked in their ways. Note that Aries likes a straightforward attitude but Mercury is very changeable. So their actions and strategies are also very complex. If the enmity is canceled, these natives are capable of planning (schemes) against evil people with the most clever strategies that are very hard to conquer.

When it comes to Virgo Ascendant, the 3rd house ruler Mars is undignified in the 1st house Virgo. In a similar fashion, it shows someone whose courage is compromised which makes them crooked in strategies. More specifically, they make very smart, but not always moral strategies to advance and overcome opposition. However, as Mars is the planet of action as the 3rd lord, their actions prove to be highly efficient and persistent. If the enmity of Mars is canceled and dignity restored, then these individuals transform their ways to correct ones sooner or later when they learn that honest tactics bring about even greater victory. That is because not even clever tactics can defeat the one who stands for truth and righteousness. So there is no other option than to sincerely become truthful.

Perhaps the most significant example comes from Taurus Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Moon is exalted in 1st house Taurus. First of all, Moon is the planet of cognitive powers and thinking patterns the exaltation of which in the 1st house of mentality clearly indicates having great cognitive abilities. It is a widely known fact that people with a powerful mentality and strong cognitive abilities are able to persist in every environment and gather as much intelligence as possible. Increased cognitive abilities also allow them to expand their knowledge base above average making them tremendously wise.



My Way Or Highway

According to a verse in the classical source that states about lack of interest in learning, it is possible to conclude that such natives are lacking the motivation to study. It can be linked to their self-made identity and lifestyle. As such natives prefer an independent (significance of 1st house) way of acting ( significance of 3rd), and they are less interested in conventional group studies.

They feel and believe they can become prosperous in their own unique ways. If the 3rd lord is auspiciously placed sign-wise in the 1st house or ascendant, then these natives are lucky to find success in their own unique way of accomplishing and managing complex matters efficiently.

Desire For Independence

As the 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona, the 1st house influences the self and mindset of a considerate person.

Accordingly, people with this combination are motivated by desires. As the ruler of a house of desires lands in the 1st house (independence by Aries), they desire to be independent and create their own success with their own unique skills.

A great example to include here comes Cancer Ascendant with 3rd house ruler Mercury in 1st house Cancer. According to classical sources, natives with Cancer Mercury earn well through themes related to water with their own efforts and persistence.

In another classical source Saravali it is stated that these natives have the urge to undertake various works. This is due to the expansive effect of 3rd house which is Upachay Bhava. As the house of gradual growth is in 1st house, these natives are keen to undertake many activities.

However, as Mercury is undignified in Cancer due to enmity with Moon, these natives tend to develop fraudulent tricks in an attempt to cope with the increased workload. When trying to manage so many things without focus, it is self-explanatory that exhaustion can take the best of these natives. However, nothing justifies fraudulent tricks and these must be avoided in order to protect from gradual losses. The success that is laid on a solid foundation of honesty lasts and expands continuously.



Adept Communicator

As communication, both written and verbal using both technical and classical platforms, is a major significance of the 3rd house, it is important to consider the cause of specific outcomes of this combination.

With the 3rd house ruler in the 1st house, these natives must develop and harness their skills of communication more often than people do on average. Speaking of which, this combination also shows that they are naturally eager to communicate and reach out to places whenever needed with courage and persistence. In fact, they are very valorous speakers who are impossible to be muted no matter what the situation might be.

Hence, communication comes an important part of their self-made efforts. Sometimes, knowledge of a specific topic is not as helpful as a skillful way of communicating with key people. In fact, direct communication takes complex topics easy very often which leads to less confusion and more action.

That is because great communication helps to establish deals and partnerships that knowledge alone can not. Yet, with their efforts to increase intellect, they are able to accomplish great goals when integrating knowledge and speech. Communication is important as it helps these natives to prove their valor and initiation abilities in their chosen fields.

Speaking of which, their proficient communication skills prove them to be active in the local network or workplace which is a very respectful trait leading to trust and efficient cooperation. Because they desire independence and unique ways so much, their way of speaking out is also very distinguished and of unique style.

It is also important to remember that the 3rd house is hazardous because it is linked with the most adverse 8th house in Vedic. Namely, the 8th from the 8th is the very 3rd house. The 8th signifies calamities, sudden events, and trials with the highest intensity. Practically it can be proven by the fact that truly words can either bring the greatest fulfillment or the deepest sorrows.

Some of the good examples come from Libra Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Jupiter is in 1st house Libra. According to various classics, besides being very intelligent and wealthy, these individuals are said to be very dear to all people. That is what the planet of kindness, humbleness, and compassion Jupiter is all about. The planet along with the 11th disposition, communication receives a highly optimistic, dear, kind, sweet, and polite intonation making them very eloquent and special communicators.

Speak a good word or remain silent

Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]

Probably the less known factor that elevates their speech is the fact that they maintain a direct purpose, which is higher wisdom and faith, the latter of which is also signified by Jupiter. As their speech is inspired by faith and righteousness, they earn the trust of people along with support from God Almighty, the owner of everything universe. They often speak about righteousness and the importance of ethics while elaborating on specific topics of life. In the classical source, it is also mentioned that they are self-controlled and have great allies.



The 11th disposition actually hides this effect via a special connection named Bhavat Bhavam which consists of a formula that the 6th from 6th is the 11th house. Herein 6th signify coworkers, teammates, and backers wherein the 11th signifies communities, friends, and allies. So doubled energies of the 6th house lead to the formation of great allies with whom to fulfill a common aspiration. And there is nothing greater than being a great, caring, and compassionate team player who cares about everyone and is dear to all which attracts strong support.

Another great example comes from Taurus Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler is exalted in 1st house Taurus. It is an exceptionally great set of combinations in perspective of communication because Moon is the planet of general expression. The exalted Moon which forms the 11th disposition with the pillar of exaltation indicates one being unquestionably a highly compassionate and proficient communicator. Because of increased cognitive abilities, one is able to remain patient and silent and speak only when there is necessity and favorability for all. One is also highly charitable and expresses it via supporting others mentally, financially, and emotionally by sharing smiles more often.

I left the best example to last just like a sweet dessert in form of a Pisces Ascendant to illustrate the great effects of a highly dignified way of communication. Namely, according to the classics, exalted Venus indicates being highly kind, friendly, and unbiased in speaking which attracts tremendous support. What is more important, there is also mentioned that they also stand for truth in their speech. There is nothing more powerful than that.

The Prophet [PBUH] said, “A man utters a word pleasing to God without considering it of any significance for which God exalts his ranks (in Paradise)

Riyad as-Salihin 1515

Speaking of which, Pisces is the 12th zodiac sign which signifies spirituality and religious wisdom at its best, and the 11th disposition with exaltation shows the ability to speak words inspired by higher wisdom.

Local Network

The 3rd house also signifies the local network and the positioning of this lord in the 1st house indicates that the local community or network shapes the personality of the native. They are also very helpful for the native in order to manifest or materialize their goals.

The people in the local network are the ones the native will start initial cooperation with whom to reach higher success and independence.

Relation With Siblings

The 3rd house is all about siblings, younger siblings to be specific. This combination indicates that siblings of the native play a major role in shaping the identity of the native.

That is, siblings may or may not be helpful for the native depending on the auspiciousness of the planet concerned.

Accordingly, if the 3rd lord is auspiciously positioned in the ascendant sign-wise, it indicates that relations with the siblings are good and supportive to the self (1st) of the native.

In the opposite situation, when the 3rd lord is damaged, fallen/debilitated in the ascendant it indicates that siblings cause a lot of obstacles and hurdles to the native which hinders the process of becoming self-dependent and successful.



Physical Strength

The 3rd lord is a Dusthana Bhava ruler which causes hurdles to the self both mentally and physically in the ascendant. However, depending on the positioning of the third ruler, the outcomes may vary.

Accordingly, if the third house ruler is well placed in the first house, it indicates that the initial hurdles cause the natives to become stronger, both mentally and physically. There might be initial health ailments at younger ages, which resolve gradually.


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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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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