3rd House Lord in 7th House


Last updated on December 16th, 2022 at 01:08 am

What does 3rd House Lord in 7th House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 3rd house is located in the 7th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have the 3rd lord in the 7th.

As a general effect of this combination, the significance of the 7th house, such as relationships, marriage, spouse or life partner, all kinds of partnerships, venture partners, marketplaces, trading, entrepreneurship, as well as, balance, peace, harmony, compassion, compromise, equity, justice, society, societal norms, 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 combination in question is generally auspicious because the 7th house is one of the supportive pillars named Kendra Bhava in Vedic which signifies matters that help the native to succeed.

Moreover, when the 3rd house ruler is in the 7th house, it is in the 5th place from its own sign/house. Herein the 5th house is another auspicious house named Trikona Bhava, which signifies wisdom and experience. The 5th also belongs to Dharma Trikona making it an important significator of righteous principles and how to apply wisdom ethically to succeed.

What makes this combination difficult for the bearer is the fact that the 3rd house ruler is directly in the opposite sign (7th house) of the Ascendant and casts a direct aspect on the Ascendant sign. The opposite energies make it highly uncomfortable to find balance. Yet, loss of comfort zone increases experience and wisdom which allows finding a golden path or balance eventually.

Results of 3rd House Lord in 7th House

Courage To Wisdom & Diplomacy

The majorly recognized topic of the 3rd house is courage. Therefore, the positioning and dignity of the 3rd house ruler in various houses are important helping factors to determine how courage is applied.

With the 3rd house ruler in the 7th house, the courage is usually dormant, and instead, the effort is applied by promoting diplomacy, compromises, peace, and balance.

The Last Prophet [PBUH] said: Make things easy and do not make things difficult. Calm people and do not arouse their aversion.

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 473

The given combination is very tricky and difficult to interpret in many ways because, on the one hand, the 5th disposition shows authoritative intonation of character, which amplifies courage. However, the 7th house is Apachay Bhava, or the house of decrease, which indicates a decline in courage at specific periods and conditions.

There can be various reasons that can be seen from other influences, such as an increase in comfort or support, but the general interpretation is that these individuals always strive to maintain diplomatic relations to take strict confrontation as a final resort. Speaking of which, they do not necessarily avoid confrontation but seek peaceful ways first of all.

Now the dignity of the 3rd house ruler can give important insights into the intention behind such tactics. In the best-case scenario, one maintains diplomacy not because of fear, but because it is a reasonable measure to promote social well-being.

The 5th disposition which belongs to houses of righteousness indicates that the intention for establishing cooperation and diplomacy should be to promote virtuous and righteous actions. In other words, to establish a strong network of people who do things correctly, effectively, and with righteous actions leading everyone to great prosperity.

In worst cases, understandably, the decrease in valor causes a tendency to seek peace with opposition to avoid the confrontation that is crucial not for themselves, but also for other members of their society. If the 5th disposition is negatively formed by an undignified 3rd house ruler, then it indicates that cooperation is with unethical people for selfish or unpure goals.

Unarguably the best example comes from Capricorn Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Jupiter is exalted in 7th house Cancer. The reason why it is the best example is that Jupiter is the planet of higher wisdom, faith, and righteousness. The exaltation of which directly indicates that these natives solve issues with their exceptional wisdom and righteous attitude. Righteousness is what takes wisdom and diplomacy to a higher level leading them toward beautiful destinations.

Do you think a woman would ever afford to throw her child in the Fire? We said: By God, so far as it lies in her power, she would never throw the child in Fire. ‘ Thereupon God’s Last Messenger [PBUH] said: God is more kind to His servants than this woman is to her child.

Sahih Muslim 2754

Being wise and righteous, they attract and build a local network of people just like them, making spending time and working in this environment highly effective, worry-free, and pleasant. Hence, it is likely that they never need to harness courage and effort to get out of major trouble, if any. Most importantly, their highly evolved ethics and righteous principles attract support from God Almighty, the sole owner, and creator of everything. With this support, these individuals are protected from various calamities and disasters. Even amidst calamity, with the love of God, these individuals are not harmed and march through disasters as if nothing serious happened.

To illustrate this effect from a more difficult perspective, analyzing Pisces Ascendant is helpful. In this case, the 3rd house ruler Venus becomes debilitated in the 7th house, Virgo. According to classical source Saravali, individuals with this combination are tensed for even the slightest matters. Hence, they are overly critical and often unfairly detailed which reflects arrogance. Arrogance is evidence of the negatively manifested 5th disposition of authority which can lead to various mistakes and quarrels with the local network.

However, it is also mentioned that they are well-versed, experienced, and possess knowledge of important arts and laws. The debilitation shows that they are in danger of misusing their knowledge at times either due to jealousy or fear or confrontation. The latter must be avoided at any cost to promote auspicious outcomes and repel any disasters. That is because God never allows unjust acts, especially towards truthful people (sincere servants).

From a mundane perspective, people also never like unjust, arrogant, and unjust behavior which leads to bad situations due to broken cooperation and bitter relations. Individuals having this combination often learn from bitter experiences (5th disposition) which increases their wisdom and allows prospering in the latter part of life as suggested in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra.

Experience Builds Strength

According to the classical source Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, this combination indicates troubles at younger age and improvement later. Therefore, whichever the dignity of the 3rd house ruler, one endures struggles caused by a lack of courage and insufficient action against oppression.

It is important to note here that mere humans must not judge people who make mistakes because we never know the outcomes of the mistakes, be they caused by enviousness or fear. Oftentimes, those who make many mistakes but sincerely love God, gain ever more wisdom than those who never remake mistakes.

Speaking of which, according to many examples, these individuals undergo difficult situations where many of them gain so much experience that make them masters in their field eventually.

It all comes down to the 5th disposition, which signifies experience from specific actions and transforms into increased intellect. According to Bhavat Bhavam’s theory, the 3rd place from the 3rd house is the 5th house which reflects the matter mentioned in the previous sentence.

Especially during the planetary period of the 3rd house ruler in the 7th house, the native is often put into uncomfortable situations where they have to start from scratch to prosper. This becomes another positive case scenario of how the native gains valuable experience due to a lack of comfort zone.

When it comes to Sagittarius Ascendant, the 3rd house ruler Saturn is dignified in the 7th house Gemini. According to Saravali, these individuals undergo many difficulties related to finances and restrictive situations. According to this combination and explanations from the classics, their sufferings are on account of dishonest communication and mischievous activities.

Even though Saturn is dignified, it signifies delay at its best. Hence, when Saturn forms the 5th disposition and links the 3rd house with the 7th house, then it is indicated that the valuable wisdom, courage, and strength come after a prolonged period of struggle and delay in achieving results. Dignified Saturn shows that they repent and regret their mistakes sincerely which becomes their secret sauce for success.

As Saturn is a naturally malefic planet, it signifies harsh characteristics at its best. When it forms the 5th disposition of authority and expression, their communication becomes very strict, roguish, and arrogant. They will not share their valuable guidance easily and tend to give advice that is insincere to win a competitive advantage. Arrogant speech might also bring them into trouble except when they harness their strictness on people who truly deserve it.

A more intense example comes from Taurus Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Moon becomes debilitated in the 7th house Scorpio. According to Saravali, these natives tend to be greedy, cruel, and lack faith.

When considering this interpretation and combining it with the uncomfortable (7th house – far from home) environment, whenever they are far from home they are willing to harness cruel tactics instead of increasing faith and surrendering to God. This leads them to many troubles and repeated mistakes. However, 3rd ruler in the 7th house and Saravali also indicate that they will eventually prosper and are willing to put in lots of effort to work on flaws.

Those who repent, believe (in one God), and do good deeds: God will change the evil deeds of such people into good ones. He is most forgiving, most merciful.

Surah Al-Furqan 70

It reflects the fact that they will learn a lot from their mistakes and during their deepest troubles, they are faced with no other option than to just surrender and ask God Almighty for help and forgiveness. From this point, everything bad transforms into the greatest strengths. Even their mistakes made their intellect greater because of the more intense experiences they had.

Respect For Authorities Brings Support

In the classical source Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra it is also stated that people with this combination respect kings (modern-day authorities) very much.

There are more complex explanations about why authorities are included in this combination. Firstly, the 5th disposition signifies authorities because it is represented by the 5th zodiac sign Leo, which is governed by Sun, which signifies Kings on earth.

Secondly, the 7th house which is included in this combination is actually the powerhouse of the 10th house, which signifies those with very high rank and great achievements from sincerity, integrity, and honesty in duty.

Respect towards authoritative figures is another major factor in the improvement of their situations. Many people who rebel against authorities whenever they get emotional make big mistakes. On a mundane level, authorities are those who have accomplished great things, fought hard battles, and gathered priceless experience. If the support from such people is repelled, then one can not get valuable advice and thus is prompted to undergo all those difficulties by themselves which most find overwhelming.

On a spiritual level, God values those who respect (righteous) authorities for everything happens for a reason. Even if one witness their authoritative figure make mistakes, one should strive to express forgiveness and shield them from their mistakes. According to The Last Word of God, one who shields others from their mistakes is protected during the judgment moment from one’s own mistakes.

The one who protects an authority from their mistakes gets even more mercy for the one doing it showing that one is not a hypocrite but a sincere person. After all, an authority who makes a slight mistake might already be forgiven by God because of their persistence in sincerity and integrity in social duty.

The 7th house signifies partnerships which indicate that the native will have a beneficial partnership with authoritative figures due to their sincere and good attitude mentioned above. Those authorities help guide and protect these natives who feel lost, insecure, and uncomfortable in their situation.

Accordingly, the native will have pure and worthwhile partnerships (7th signification) with authority figures who are a great source of support to the native, especially in materializing the entrepreneurial goals of the native. This is a possible combination that indicates the help of wealthy investors to help put the idea (3rd significance) of the native into action.

In the case of Sagittarius Ascendant, there is clearly mentioned in the Saravali that Gemini Saturn natives are loyal supporters of authorities and ministers from whom they get valuable advice on how to perform in a better way to achieve goals.

Religious truth & wisdom to bless your life

Keep repenting and repeating secretly in mind: "God is enough for me and I bear witness that there is no other worthy of worship than the Almighty Creator alone" for the joy and abundance of God to flow in.
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness to attain salvation) his/her goal, Allah (english: God) makes his/her heart rich, and organizes his/her affairs, and the world comes to him/her whether it wants to or not.
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2465)

And God is the most merciful and loving. The God Almighty said: By My might and majesty, I will continue to forgive them, as long as they seek My forgiveness.
(Musnad Aḥmad 11237)

And God protects the faithul more than a caring Mother protects her child.
(Sahih al-Bukhari 5999)

Do not perform idolatry, impiety, disrespect for parents. Never endanger lives (saving one life is like saving whole humanity). Do not commit theft, adultery, false witness (disregard all cruel conspiracies towards innocent believers), and do not envy.
(Surat al-An’am 6:151-153)

The Messenger of God [PBUH] used to stress charity in his sermons, and prohibit mutilation. But protect truth and believers at all costs.
(Sunan an-Nasa'i 4047)

There must be no racism, sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women, and increased rewards get those who educate women especially who suffer in calamities.
(The Last Sermon, Riyad as-Salihin 278)

Holy Prophet [PBUH] raised the status of and established legal rights for women which were never present before, and protected them from harassment, and stressed duty and good treatment to mother. Also, completely prohibited injustice towards girl-children (unjust people used to get rid of them for financial reasons).

(Sahih al-Bukhari 3446, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 5, al-Baqarah 2:228)

All people are practically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.

All people are practically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.
I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying while pointing his hands towards the east: The turmoil would appear from this side; verily, the turmoil would appear from this side (he repeated it thrice)(Sahih Muslim 2905e).

Muhammad [PBUH] was most akin to Jesus [PBUH], who is coming back, and the best of people will be under protection of Jesus [PBUH].
(Riyad as-Salihin 1808)

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet [PBUH]

In the case of Libra Ascendant, this effect is especially pronounced as the 3rd house ruler Jupiter is dignified in the 7th house Aries. Namely, Libra represents a gentle character who desires peace and diplomacy at all costs and thus finds it truly uncomfortable when put in situations when they have to change 180 degrees and harness fiery traits represented by Aries, such as immense courage and increased willpower to confront unjust matters directly.

In this example, the authoritative figures in their lives are often the ones who have the exact traits signified by the 1st sign Aries. Because the 1st sign is all about courage, action, leadership, and initiation powers, these kinds of authority figures have a tremendous amount of experience and wisdom to teach to Libra Ascendant natives. Authorities with dominant Aries traits respect righteousness, ethics, and justice more than anything, just like Libra, but take action more actively (and directly) to promote that.

In Saravali it is mentioned that Aries Jupiter natives are highly reputed for their sincere deeds. The first ones to recognize their good traits are the authorities in their life paths who commend them for their ethics and support them in all ways possible. Saravali also states that Aries Jupiter individuals have a lot of opposition and expenses on account of that. According to the 3rd ruler in the 7th interpretation, authorities also lend a lot of help in battling those enemies Aries Jupiter natives encounter. Later in life, Libra Ascendant natives with Aries Jupiter develop very straightforward characteristics and are capable of giving very harsh punishment for wrongdoers according to Saravali.

To explain this effect from a different perspective, coming back to the Taurus Ascendant example is relevant. As the 3rd house ruler Moon is debilitated in the 7th house and forms the 5th disposition negatively, difficulties with authorities can be seen. Because of their cruel intentions and jealous nature, they attract major troubles with authoritative figures in the earlier part of their lives or at the beginning of the planetary period. As a result of which these individuals are taught by authorities the hard way. The cancellation of debilitation occurs most of the time indicating that they will eventually learn from these difficult experiences and try hard to correct themselves by not allowing greed to take the best of them.

Travels For Business

The 3rd house signifies short-distance travel to fulfill work or work on personal skills. The 7th house belongs to foreign travelers because it is the farthest from the Ascendant sign, which signifies birthplace. When these two houses get combined, it indicates that the native with this combination is involved in frequent foreign traveling as the trading, job, and/or business activity likely requires so.

Additional rules apply according to the auspiciousness and dignity of the 3rd lord in the 7th house. If the third house lord is well-placed in the seventh house, it indicates success and fruitful results in foreign lands.

Whereas the ill-placement (fall/debilitation) of the same combination indicates troubles and failures while doing business and/or working in foreign lands. In most difficult cases, it indicates restrictions and disastrous experiences in foreign lands.

Heavy Effort Prospers

The 3rd house signifies courage, effort, stamina, and mental and physical strength. The considered ruler in the 7th house of trading and business indicates that natives with this combination must put in hard work and heavy effort in order to succeed in ventures or achieve their goals. This effect can be felt strongly when the planetary period of the 3rdhouse ruler begins. This is when they get to experience the reasons why increased effort is imminent.

This equally means that the beginning of life is full of struggles and pain that will eventually pay off in a massively great way, which is also stated in the classical text of Vedic astrology, BPHS.

Astrologically, it can be explained as the 7th house is the powerhouse of the 4th house of peace of mind and happiness. That is, the fourth sign/house from the 4th house is the 7th house. When viewed from the fourth house, the 3rd house is the twelfth indicating mental restlessness, which results in loss of peace during early life (4th house is early life).

For optimal results, the 3rd lord in the 7th house should not be fallen/debilitated. That is, if it is well placed, it ensures great rewards in life after putting in hard work and spending years developing the necessary skills to become successful and famous.

Whereas the ill-placement indicates that the native is not motivated and courageous enough to take action and put in hard work to develop the required skills to become prosperous. Alternatively, they are faced with increased troubles due to bad intentions or bad acts. It is important to include here that any calamity or trial is a blessing in disguise as it helps to dissipate sins caused by unscrupulous actions earlier. After trial, when one is able to see the hidden blessing, one emerges very wise, strong, and with increased willpower to take action in righteous ways.

Lucky & Fortunate

Eventually, there will be a great fortune, as the 3rd lord in the 7th house is creating the 5th and 9th axis, which denote luck and fortune respectively. In other words, people with this combination are lucky and fortunate regarding ventures using their own effort, skills, courage to take action, and communication.

Luck is also greatly provided by deeds from the past. Hence, if also the 5th lord is auspiciously placed sign, nakshatra, and house wise, it indicates great fruits from good deeds done in the past. Furthermore, if also 9th lord is auspiciously positioned, it gives great, bright, and beautiful destiny because of being righteous, moral, and doing good deeds.

Influential Figure

The public image (7th significance) is shaped through your hard work, effort, communication skills, persistence, and endurance. The way you speak and act upon your dreams inspires others around you in a great way. It is a very good combination to become an influential spokesperson and coach about business ventures.


Both, the 3rd and 7th houses in Vedic astrology belong to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona. Accordingly, natives with this combination are extremely desirable. As the 7th house belongs to marriage, and life partnership, as naturally represented by Venus (the ruler of the 7th sign Libra), such natives are also very lustful regarding physical relations. There must always be a bright spark of physical closeness for these natives to feel happy in married life.

Especially in the example of Pisces Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler is debilitated in the 7th house Virgo, this effect is amplified. It shows someone who is hopeless romantic because Venus is out of its comfort zone and debilitated at the same time indicating errors in priorities regarding matters of beauty, relationships, and balance. In the classical source, it is mentioned that they are fond of having relationships with beautiful partners which is not bad if the inner beauty is prioritized over the outer and desires are tamed lawfully. However, they tend to make many wrong decisions caused by a tendency to find faults and miss out on opportunities to notice inner beauty first. However, the cancellation of debilitation shows that the chain of events leads them to realize that inner beauty is the most important thing that makes the outside glow stronger as well.

Desire Of Independence

Same way, such natives desire to be famous and recognized by the public. They want to be free and independent entrepreneurs. It is because 3rd lord in the 7th house of public fame and business is casting the aspect ray upon the ascendant or first house of self, freedom, and independence in general.

Such people are great influencers of freedom. At the same time, they respect authority figures a lot and never degrade them, as they are idols for these natives. These people aspire to develop the same characteristics and skills as the authoritative figures they respect since their childhood.


The 3rd house belongs to siblings. The lord of the house in the 7th house indicates that siblings are helpful in ventures and traveling. However, there might have been a lot of troubles between the natives and their siblings in early life. Later, they manage to team up and work together efficiently.

However, if the 3rd lord is inauspiciously positioned in the 7th house, it indicates lifelong troubles with siblings which causes many lost opportunities to build even greater things together. To turn this situation around, one must put in ten times more effort to restore and maintain ties with kin which improves both spiritual purity and material success.

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 or Quran with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Always know that this science and the latest religious revelations are separated from each other for more than 5000 years. If you were to evolve from old Vedic science and adopt the latest religious teaching, the leap is worth more than 5000 years of human evolution. I am currently conducting theological updates on all articles, hence some errors may be there. All credit for increased wisdom goes to the best & brightest man who ever walked on Earth who is no other than the Greatest Blessing For Humanity & Seal of Prophets Muhammad ﷺ, and people who kindly taught me the Word of God. All glory to God Almighty.

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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, i.e free of blasphemy, 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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