3rd House Lord in 6th House

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Last updated on December 12th, 2022 at 03:00 pm

What does the 3rd House Lord in 6th House mean?

when the planet that rules over the natal 3rd house is placed in the 6th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this astrological combination of 3rd lord in 6th according to sidereal Vedic astrology.

As a general effect of this combination, the significance of the 6th house, such as challenges, discipline, endurance, coworkers, teammates, and employees, as well as difficulties, enemies, opposition, competition, disputes, quarrels, fights, wars, litigation, debts, 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 given combination in question is one of the difficult ones because the 6th house is a malefic house named Dusthana Bhava in Vedic.

On the other hand, when the 3rd house ruler is in the 6th house, the 4th disposition is formed between them. Herein the 4th is one of the most supportive houses named Kendra Bhava which signifies all kinds of comforts, peace of mind, and conveyances.

Results of 3rd House Lord in 6th House

Courage Is Confrontation

The most well-known topic of the 3rd house is courage which makes the positioning of the ruler of this house important to understand how this energy is applied throughout life.



With a given ruler in the 6th house, courage is applied in order to battle adversities, which tend to expand over time. The latter is because of the fact that both the 3rd and 6th houses are houses of gradual growth and expansion.

The connection between these houses indicates that the expansion is especially prominent. More specifically, both courage and opposition increase over time. With that being said, the native is eager to sharpen existing skills and develop new ones in order to cope with increasing challenges caused by growing opposition.

The most important integral herein is a growing courage that supports the never-ending urge to put in increased efforts to overcome adversity.

Verily, God Almighty says: When I put one of my faithful servants to trial and one praises Me despite trial, one will rise from their bed free of sin like the day one was born from their mother.

Musnad Aḥmad 17118

The 4th disposition of the supporting pillar here shows that courage is what supports prosperity in front of adversity. The 4th also belongs to Moksha Trikona making it a house of virtues. With this disposition that connects two difficult houses, it is proven that virtue is what brings ultimate victory.

It also shows that willingness to endure trials with gratitude is an immense virtue that is rewarded by God Almighty, the sole owner, and creator of everything in the universe.

Speaking of which, in the best-case scenarios the native actually craves adversities as these make them feel alive and refreshed. Note that the 3rd house belongs to Kama Trikona which makes it a house of desires and when its ruler is in the house of adversities, the native literally desires challenges to feel that they are moving somewhere with their ambitions.

It is better when the 3rd house ruler is well placed and dignified in the 6th house. A well-formed 4th disposition shows being mentally fit for handling ever-growing adversities with strength, persistence, and gratitude. It also shows that one is dignified and seeks to confront for unselfish sincere purposes and is motivated by protecting the truth and ultimately, the Last Word of God. The Last Prophet [PBUH] stated that the superior warrior is one who enters litigation to promote truth for the sake of God Almighty.

It is always important to enter into battles and litigations with the best and most sincere motives as this grants miraculous support from God Almighty, who is all-seeing, all-knowing, and who created us and thus knows exactly what we need to prosper. And God will make those prosper whose actions are carried by good intentions. Hence, unselfish motives will most likely grant success and help one to prevail over selfish opponents. This is what is indicated by the 4th disposition of virtue, which connects the 3rd and 6th and forms this combination in question.



One of the best examples unarguably comes from Aries Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Mercury is exalted in its own sign, Virgo. The exaltation is especially effective in this situation because Mercury is also in its own sign which indicates being highly intelligent, truly fearless, and forgiving according to the classics.

Mercury is a quickly revolving planet that reflects swiftness in taking action. The swiftness in this case brings effective results because increased intellect enabling to make very good decisions in a very short time frame. A natural benefic planet as the 3rd house ruler indicates effective overcoming of adversities using intellect, rather than force. This is good for them because when force is not harnessed, they are less likely to accumulate baggage-heavy sins.

Most importantly, in the classical source Saravali it is stated that they are given tremendous value with all their heart to righteousness. This becomes their main reason for overcoming adversities in the most effective way with minimal to no damage or losses.

When one thinks that things can not get any better, then there is another great example in the store. Namely, in the case of Libra Ascendant, the 3rd house ruler Jupiter is in its own sign Pisces in the 6th house. Jupiter is the planet that signifies a character who is very generous, humble, and sacrificial. Now that this planet is dignified, these great characteristics become prominent in the most auspicious way because Pisces is the 12th sign making it the most humble, grateful, and generous.

It shows that these individuals are highly grateful for trials. This kind of gratitude miraculously empowers them to continue through struggles until glad tidings arise. Their gratitude allows them to maintain faith in God even in the worst conditions making them truly sincere individuals. God always rewards such natives with great blessings and protection.

Whoever suffers an injury (adversity) and forgives (the person responsible), Allah will raise his status to a higher degree and remove one of his sins.

The Last Prophet [PBUH]

Jupiter is also a naturally benefic planet that is not designed to function in 6th-house environments leading to a lack of force to overpower increasing enemies. However, in the current circumstance, it is in its own sign which shows relief to adversities using righteous tactics, forgiveness, and faith. Forgiveness emphasized these individuals are so selfless that they are capable of forgiving the mistakes of their enemies. As a result, all their mistakes (if any) are forgiven by God and their spiritual ranks are increased leading to increased tangible and intangible prosperity here and hereafter.

To illustrate this effect from a different perspective, let us analyze Aquarius Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Mars is debilitated in 6th house Cancer. This is probably the most difficult formation of this combination because Mars is the planet of action and courage by itself, and when it is debilitated as a 3rd house ruler (action, courage), a lack of courage to confront issues is indicated. Alternatively, it indicates confrontation of good and kind people (like Pisces Jupiter natives) who are not intimidating, for selfish purposes.

It is self-explanatory that no good outcome is expected from mischievous acts. Not only that it accumulates heavy sins, but also bad acts towards sincere servants of God lead them to complete failure because God is Almighty in power and uses it to protect their sincere servants. Bringing out the mistakes of sincere people, that are repented on, is not an excuse to abuse the good. As a serious reminder, committing bad acts against believers is an act of disbelief and the latter is one of the major spiritual misdeeds.

So one having this combination of fallen Mars should apply increased efforts to limit themselves and forcefully steer their thoughts to promote more pure acts. Also, all therapies to repel fear or jealousy are a must to help fight against bad deeds toward good ones. A debilitated Mars, the fall of which is canceled, is an indicator that one is able to achieve great results out of initial mistakes and emerges even smarter and better as a result.

Valorous Fighter

This combination creates a very courageous and valorous person who is able to overcome obstacles, win over any dispute and defeat enemies if the combination is well-placed sign-wise. It is because the 3rd house denotes courage, valor, mental, and physical strength while the 6th house rules over enemies and obstacles.

The well-placed natural malefic planet as the 3rd ruler gives favorable results more effectively as giving a boost to aggression and courage. The natural benefic planet, such as Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter can also give auspicious results but handle adversities in a softer manner, using the power of the mind, intelligence, peace-making attitude, and higher wisdom respectively (instead of courage, valor, and force).

As both houses, 3rd and 6th, are members of Upachaya Bhava or in other words, are houses of constant growth, it indicates that intelligence, courage, valor, and willpower are constantly expanding and growing. These ever-growing traits are helpful in outscoring and defeating enemies.

If ill-placed

If the third house lord is inauspiciously positioned in the sixth house sign-wise (fallen/debilitated) it indicates that the native is lacking willpower, valor, and courage to face enemies. Hence, it causes constant fear and loss of courage as a result. In such a case, enemies are the source of obstacles and frequent issues.

In the case of Aquarius Ascendant, the debilitated 3rd house ruler Mars in the 6th house Cancer indicates a tendency to avoid duty due to lack of courage which leads to accumulated responsibilities that are hard to tackle as events take pace. Also, fear may lead them to make deals with enemies that intimidate them leading to difficult situations where they are linked with immoral people making it very hard to correct the path. One should take heart, with the power and support of God, even this is completely possible. One should simply sincerely admit mistakes and repent to receive protection to get out of very difficult deals with evil and never evade righteous duty in the future.



Great Stamina

The 3rd house denotes stamina and physical strength while the 6th house is of Upachaya or the house of expansion. The combination of these two indicates having strong stamina in addition to having physical strength. In fact, these strengths are constantly expanding and improving, if the 3rd lord is auspiciously positioned in the 6th house.

In the situation where the given lord is ill-placed, it indicates a loss of stamina and physical strength due to decreasing vitality. It also causes health ailments as the 6th house signifies the same, and the ill placement roots out the negative significances of the sixth house. Health ailments can be related to ears, arms, or lungs as the 3rd house signifies so. In fact, according to the 4th disposition (signifies mind), most ailments are caused by prolonged stress and the inability to act upon it to protect oneself from inner oxidation.

Verily, God Almighty will put His servant (who repent) to trial by illness until his every sin is expiated.

al-Mu’jam al-Kabir 1548

However, in case of canceled debilitation and enmity of the 3rd house ruler, the oxidation actually indicates ailments that are necessary to burn out all evil stored by bad deeds. The process of oxidation actually is an expiation of something and in a positive case, one emerges even stronger after enduring ailments.

This also proves the fact that one must not be hypocritical (never point fingers at the sick and never tell them that they deserved it) and have compassion for the sick because this is evidence that God is actively expiating their sins. And God loves their servants and never allows anyone to abuse the sick.

Financially Well-Off

According to ancient scripture Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, people with this combination are very well-off financially. While this combination does not produce an abundant amount of wealth, there are numerous strong astrological permutations that prove this astrological combination to be beneficial for financial stability.

To begin with, the 3rd house belongs to the Dusthana House group, which is the house of hardships and effort. At the same time, the 6th house also belongs to Dusthana houses. In terms of Vedic astrology, it is auspicious when the lord of one Dusthana is positioned in another house of hardships.

It creates the effect of creating obstacles on obstacles, directly speaking. Hence, such natives will far outscore the negative matters of the 6th house, such as enemies, disputes, and debts with the characteristics of the 3rd house, such as courage, physical strength, mental strength, etc. This equation indicates that such a native is able to be financially successful, as being able to overcome obstacles in the first place.



Secondly, the 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona while the 6th house belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona. The connection of which creates motivation, urge, and passion to earn wealth, especially through service or overcoming enemies, as the 6th house’s significances are concerned.

Thirdly, 3rd house lord in the 6th house is fourth from its own sign/house which is considered an auspicious disposition in Vedic astrology. It is because the 4th house belongs to the quadrant house group or Kendra Bhava which are significant for being major pillars in life. Accordingly, people with this combination have the financial support to overcome the adversities of the 6th house and become financially strong.

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 pleasure and abundance of God to flow in
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness) 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, murder, theft, adultery, false witness, and 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 sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women.
(Words From The Last Sermon Of The Last Prophet {PBUH})

All people are theoretically 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.

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet

Additional Rules Apply

  • For favorable results, the 3rd lord should be auspiciously positioned in the 6th house sign-wise.
  • It is suggested that natural malefic planets, such as Sun, Mars, and Saturn are more efficient in Upachaya houses, which stands for the house of growth. It is so because natural malefic planets indicate having a strong character and aggression to fight with adversities of the natural houses of difficulties.

Maternal Uncle

The same classical source BPHS also states that people with this communication are in constant clash with a maternal uncle.

It can be astrologically explained as the 6th house signifies maternal uncle because from the fourth house of mother, the third house of siblings is the 6th house. That is, the sibling of the mother is the 6th house.

At the same time, the 6th house signifies disputes while the 3rd house signifies communication. Accordingly, there is constant friction between the natives and their maternal uncle.

Friction With Siblings

The 3rd house belongs to siblings while the 6th house denotes enmity, disputes, and quarrels. Accordingly, the native with this combination is constantly in a brawl with their siblings, especially younger ones. There are constant arguments, battles, and disputes between the natives and their siblings.

As the 3rd lord in the 6th house is in the 4th house from its own sign/house, there might be disputes regarding the fourth house’s significance, such as real estate, conveyances, mother, etc.



If the 3rd lord is well-placed in the 6th house, the disputes will have a good ending and result. Whereas if the third house lord is ill-placed (fallen/debilitated) in the sixth house, it indicates that siblings will create a lot of obstacles and trouble for the native. It also means that the native may have mistreated their kin which led to severed ties. The latter is a major cause of future disharmony and mistrust.

This effect in a negative perspective is probably most prominent in the example of Scorpio Ascendant natives whose 3rd house ruler Saturn is debilitated in the 6th house.

It indicates that the native with this set of combinations is especially unfair and inimical to their siblings probably due to fear of losing out, jealousy issues, and dominance struggles. It is important to note when the native severs the ties with siblings, then one is doing harm to oneself both spiritually and physically in the long run.

That is because God forbids unfair and unnecessary conflicts with siblings and when this command is abused, one degrades spiritually. From a more mundane perspective, when the native commits unethical acts out of jealousy, then they lose out on great opportunities to cooperate with their siblings in front of massive adversities leading to losses and lack of support both spiritually and materialistically.

When the cancellation of debilitation occurs, then it is indicated that the native works hard to restore the ties with kin after a period of power struggle, clashes, and related issues. Indeed, it requires efforts that are often beyond one’s capabilities, but then persistence in sincere actions comes to help. When one persists in efforts to restore ties, great opportunities arise from improved cooperation with siblings.

Income Through Service

The 6th house belongs to Artha Trikona or the triangle of wealth which reflects the sources of income, especially through service, as signifies by the 6th house. The 3rd lord in the given house brings physical strength, stamina, willpower, and efforts to earn wealth through service.

Accordingly, a native may be in any service, where such traits are appreciated, such as in law enforcement, firefighter, etc. When natural benefic planets are involved, then it may give competitive abilities in rather more peaceful activities, such as dancing, acting, or even being a lawyer, where one has to deal with disputes and enemies using intellect.

Servicepreneur

The 3rd house contains foundational characteristics required for entrepreneurship, such as the ability to put increased efforts and take action no matter what. Accordingly, if the 3rd lord is well placed in the 6th house and involved with any other auspicious special planetary combination (yoga), the native may earn a great amount of wealth through a self-sustained business that offers various kinds of services.


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.

2 comments

  • Hi, I’m a Aries Ascendant and my 3rd lord Mercury is in 6th house exalted with Sun along with Mercury in the 6th house. Could this be of any indication of being naturally good at acting or dancing? Also what could the dasha of Mercury bring with this placement? Quite a interesting placement I’d say. Thanks a lot for this great website btw so awesome!

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