3rd House Lord in 9th House

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Last updated on December 18th, 2022 at 06:12 pm

What does the 3rd House Lord in 9th House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 3rd house is located in the 9th house from ascendant, it means to have this combination of 3rd lord in 9th in sidereal Vedic astrology.

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 9th house, such as righteousness, higher wisdom, ethics, morals, faith, luck, fortune, divine worship, religion, philosophy, long foreign journeys, 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.

The considered combination is both difficult and auspicious. It is difficult because of the fact that the 3rd house ruler is the farthest point (when measured in a linear manner) from its own sign when it is in the 9th house. As a result of this, the native feels uncomfortable and uneasy, especially during the planetary period of the 3rd house ruler.

However, it also means that it is in the 7th from its own sign which is supportive. That is because the 7th is one of the quadrant houses named Kendra Bhava in Vedic which signifies important support and partnerships that help succeed in life.

Moreover, as the 9th house is one of the strongest trine houses which signifies support in form of natural luck and fortune from faith, this combination is naturally auspicious.



Both the 3rd and 7th houses belong to the Kama Trikona making them the carriers of natural desires and ambitions. The 9th house belongs to the Dharma Trikona making it a carrier of faith and righteous principles. In best cases, this combination leads to the tremendous urge to attain and increase faith which in turn leads to prosperity here and hereafter.

For optimal results, the given lord should be auspiciously placed in the given house:

  • sign wise
  • nakshatra wise
  • nakshatra pada wise

The aspect of the 3rd house lord upon its own sign/house from the 9th house indicates very strong physical and mental strength. It also indicates being extremely valorous and skilled.

Results of 3rd House Lord in 9th House

Courage Is Faith

The majorly recognized topic of the 3rd house is courage and the ability to take action and apply own efforts which are crucial for any matter in life. The positioning of the 3rd house ruler gives insights into how one applies courage and what increases the urge to take action.

When it comes to the 9th house, the positioning of the 3rd house ruler in it clearly indicates that faith is what gives motivation, ambition, and urge for these natives to increase valor and take action.

Hence, as the 3rd is self-made actions and the 9th is all about faith and righteousness, these individuals take action righteously, the effect of which is prominent during the planetary period of the given house ruler.

This leads to miraculous outcomes and beautiful destinies because righteousness blesses one with immense strength to resist all bad tendencies and prosper ethically making the success lasting.

The given fact reveals the truth that the biggest courage is to remain faithful in times of crisis, trouble, poverty, and adversity for it proves the sincerity and gratitude of the native. Gratitude, in turn, gives a signal to God that one deserves lots of bliss, protection, happiness, and fortune.



How wonderful is the affair of the believers, for their affairs, are all good, and this applies to no one but the believer (a person with a strong faith in one God). If something good happens to them, they are grateful for it and that is good for them. If something bad happens to them, they bear it with patience and that is good for them.

The Last Prophet [PBUH]

Moreover, this kind of success maintains happiness as it is attained with a pure (not heavy) heart. It makes enjoying the fruits of efforts blissful for the native for they carry no burden of wrongdoings that weighs down the soul, mind, and body altogether.

More importantly, success eventually perishes, but happiness and righteous deeds remain with us forever in the hereafter. Hence, actions that are made in full accordance with righteous principles help earn love and protection from God as a result of which God elevates our souls to paradise.

Therefore, the highest form of success the native attains is through actions that purify the soul and amplify faith in the heart. All other is secondary and already taken care of by God Almighty, the sole owner, and Creator of everything in the Universe.

Before I dive into the analysis of various examples, I would like to bring here the fact that for most examples, this combination brings uncomfortable environments which are handled differently by various people which can be explained via different Ascendant signs.

The first positive example comes from Capricorn Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Jupiter is in the 9th house, Virgo. According to the classical source Saravali, these natives are highly urged towards religious studies and activities. It is self-explanatory that such natural urges lead the native towards righteousness and pious deeds sooner or later.

What makes this combination uncomfortable, is the environment of Virgo is directly opposite to Pisces, which is the most detached and spiritual environment of all. Yet, these natives are able to maintain their faith in unsuitable environments and establish their studies and collect the necessary wisdom to prosper using righteous principles. The uncomfortable environment is a great test for these natives bringing even greater outcomes that yield benefits in this world and hereafter.

The second but not least positive examples come from Taurus Ascendant natives whose 3rd house ruler Moon is in the 9th house Capricorn. According to Saravali, these natives have a natural tendency towards truth and religious activities. As Moon is the planet of the mind, their thinking patterns are highly driven by virtues which also guide their actions correctly leading them toward a great future here and hereafter.

Another example, which is of inauspicious nature, comes from Sagittarius Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Saturn is in the 9th house, Leo. According to the classics, this combination causes excessive arrogance. It is self-explanatory as an undignified planet of masses Saturn in the sign of Leo leads to imbalanced self-awareness. As a result, they receive lots of negative feedback from society and tend to build up resentment inside which they would pour out on people during times of crisis.

What makes this combination difficult is that instead of increasing faith during difficulties, their arrogance increases their jealousy which delays the arrival of their fortune. However, luckily, Saturn in the 9th house indicates decreases in the harmful effect. this reflects their ability to find relief from increasing faith during their most difficult times. This change becomes so evident that they will find faith unexpectedly after a prolonged period due to mistakes related to arrogance and vile acts.

Another difficult example comes from Scorpio Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Saturn is undignified in the 9th house Cancer. In Saravali it is mentioned that they will attain prosperity and success in their goals later in life, probably after enduring trials.

The greatest lesson for these natives is to not become stingy and increase the habit of lending out a helping hand to those in need. With that being said, during difficult times they tend to become selfish and withhold their humble nature. However, as per the command of God, one should help another because God is engaged in helping one as long as one helps their brother or close ones.

It is important to bear in mind that periods of restraint, lack, and difficulties are nothing but trials to see how patient, humble, and kind one remains. It is easy to be kind during the best times but what proves the sincerity of kindness is how one behaves when they are less fortunate. One receives more blessings when one is eager to make efforts to give any kind of charity, both material (monetary) and spiritual (moral support, prayer) even when they are not yet endowed with fortunes and success.

Virtuous Motives Tame Desires

The 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona and the 9th house belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona.

Therefore, the combination indicates having virtuous motives behind making important decisions. The third also denotes the power to act, willpower, and effort which is amplified by faith in abilities and the power of one God.

People with dignified or well-placed 3rd house rulers in the 9th house have an even stronger urge to follow their ambitions in a pure and righteous manner. That is because they understand naturally how important it is to be honest which promotes both worldly prosperity and beautiful destinations hereafter.



What is exceptional about them is the fact that they are able to maintain a great balance between their desires (3rd) and the evolution of higher wisdom. It is signified by the fact that the 7th disposition is represented by the 7th sign Libra, which resembles the scales of balance. This ensures that in addition to progressing on earth, they take care of the purity of their soul to attract better life partnerships and most importantly, protection from God.

The ones who have this combination formed difficulty can achieve auspicious results just like the ones with easier combinations mentioned previously. However, they should strive to put in more effort to guard themselves against tendencies to indulge in bad habits that might pull them into a prolonged chain of mistakes that delay the achievement of mental well-being and other kinds of prosperity.

A great example to bring here is Aries Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Mercury is in the 9th house Sagittarius. According to Saravali, these individuals are inclined toward performing religious and righteous acts. They are also said to have lots of knowledge about traditional or sacred teachings. For Aries Ascendant natives, whose souls are full of passion for action, the well-placed 3rd house ruler of actions and effort is crucial. As a result, these natives are highly concentrated on their goals and activities. When including virtuous motives to this, then there is no doubt about their prosperity, especially during the planetary period of the 3rd house ruler.

Another example involves trials regarding bad habits and untamed desires. This example comes from Aquarius Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Mars is in the 9th house Libra. According to Saravali, these individuals have addictions related to excessive enjoyment of carnal pleasures. This trial is indeed difficult because Mars, the planet of passion, is in the 7th sign of Libra, which is all about worldly enjoyment.

Enjoying worldly pleasures is completely fine and not destructive as long as boundaries are respected. Speaking of which, one must be extremely careful not to take the spouses of others as their targets. Otherwise, in Saravali it is stated that they will incur losses in many areas including matrimony and finances.

The very same trial is indicated in the case of Leo Ascendant natives whose 3rd house ruler Venus is in the 9th house, Aries.

In the case of Virgo Ascendant natives, whose 3rd house ruler Mars is in the 9th house Taurus, carrying the responsibility of other people is indicated by Saravali. It is probably due to various faults related to wrongdoings. In order not to attract spiritual and physical burdens, it is simply easier not to indulge in activities that clearly result in bad outcomes.



Fortunate Spouse & Marriage

According to old classical scripture BPHS, the considered combination indicates fortunes through one’s spouse.

This effect can be explained by different Vedic indicators the first of which is the 7th disposition, which links the 3rd and 9th house together. As the 7th house signifies spouse, one’s life partner becomes an important link between action and fortune.

This effect can manifest in various forms, such as the spouse being a motivator to one with this combination, especially during the planetary period of the 3rd house ruler. Alternatively, this combination indicates comfort, support, and fortune from the spouse who is influential and has achieved any kind of success.

Therefore, people with this combination are blessed to have a fortunate spouse and a blissful marriage. It also indicates a gain of fortunes after becoming married. In fact, matrimony is very sacred and thus proves that everything will improve with this sacred life partnership.

For different Ascendant signs, the exact planet that governs the 3rd house can give more exact characteristics about the temper and attitude of the spouse during the planetary period.

For instance, in the case of Leo Ascendant natives, the 3rd house ruler Venus in the 9th house Aries indicates various issues in relationships until finding balance. According to Saravali, these natives are not faithful (initially) leading them to commit many faults leading to those issues. It is also possible that matters of fortune influence the partnership choices of such natives. However, if Venus is dignified, such issues are not prominent (lessons learned quickly) or sometimes not present at all.

Worthwhile Partnerships Help To Succeed

The 7th disposition signifies spouse and other major partnerships throughout life, such as agreements, business partners, and public work environment.

Therefore, this combination also indicates a gain of fortune through fruitful partnerships in the corporate world. These partnerships are very helpful in manifesting career goals quickly and efficiently during the planetary period of the 3rd house ruler in the 9th house



Individuals with this combination are blessed to have their efforts, skills, and valor supported and endorsed by important influential figures. As a result of this, these natives get a great boost in their valor to increase their efforts manifold.

What is important to mention is that these natives attract great support because of their virtuous qualities indicated by the 9th house. Their righteous way of taking action and ability to understand higher values make them highly trusted and respected by other good people.

Besides this, these natives are very skilled at forming agreements with a diplomatic and compassionate approach. After having endured specific uncomfortable situations, they know exactly how specific things feel and are thus able to understand their future venture partners in a better way.

This trait makes them also great communicators, who are able to listen as much as to reach out. Having the ability to listen carefully is an important communication skill that helps to establish fruitful connections which help in attaining fortunate outcomes in any undertaking.

More importantly, such natives are supported by God as they follow moral and righteous manners while doing so.

Increased struggles related to the usage of intellect and communication are indicated in the case of Cancer Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Mercury is debilitated in the 9th house Pisces. Because of the disharmony in the environment of selfless Pisces, these individuals might oft become selfish which repels good partnerships and attract nothing but trouble.

In Saravali it is able to read out that these natives are fond of unethical tricks in order to maintain control over events and people. It is important to bear in mind that this control does not last nor bring lasting benefits. Instead, it increases enmity and causes major conflicts along with complete mistrust making it impossible to cooperate and prosper in the chosen field. As a result, stagnation occurs until a lesson about the consequences of selfishness is learned.

And whosoever is saved from their own covetousness, such are they who will be the successful.

Al-Hashr 59:9

One must learn to be selfless and helpful in any circumstance which not only keeps mentality pure and healthy but attracts tremendous support from others as well. The simplest way to increase humbleness within is to increase faith and religious studies because The Last Prophet [PBUH] told us that a truly faithful person is one who wishes the same good things for their companions as they wish for themselves. To give is to receive. There are endless ways to prove and explain this both in a mundane way and religious perspective.

A great example comes again from Aries Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Mercury is in the 9th house Sagittarius. In addition to many auspicious results as mentioned earlier, these natives are highly passionate communicators who are able to attain great fame. They are also highly charitable as per Saravali. This proves them to be quite selfless which attracts tremendous support from well-wishers in their society or network. The swiftly and smoothly attained success is a direct result of their healthy, sincere, and righteous mentality.

Fortunate Children

Ancient astrological source Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra also states that this combination ensures blessings regarding progeny. The effect is provided by the special connection of the 9th house with the 5th house through the Bhavat Bhavam technique.



Namely, the 5th house is the ninth place from the 9th house, where the 3rd house ruler resides. With this connection, the native is blessed with good progeny by God and enjoys raising them.

In best cases scenarios regarding the formation of this combination, these natives will put in tremendous effort to raise their children correctly to ensure the purity of their souls via pious actions. According to The Last Prophet [PBUH], righteous children are one of the major blessings who help their parents to correct their mistakes and earn even greater love from God.

From a mundane perspective, due to the increased efforts (3rd) in guiding children. As a result of which, the children of such effortful natives are likely to grow courageous, skillful, and communicative making them fortunate to achieve their goals and ambitions.


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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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