3rd House Lord in 3rd House

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Last updated on December 1st, 2022 at 12:07 am

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

When the planet which governs the 3rd house sits in its own sign in the 3rd house, it means to have the planetary combination of the 3rd lord in the 3rd as per Vedic astrology.

As a general effect of this combination, 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 get highly amplified, strengthened, and supported.

As a rule in Vedic astrology, a planet in its own sign becomes stronger, protects, and increases its significations and the significations of the house concerned, in the current case, the topics of the third Vedic house.

The mentioned combination is very auspicious because when the 3rd house ruler is in the 3rd house, it is in other words in its own sign which creates a habitable environment for the 3rd house significances to thrive in. Yet, the comfort is not there so the growth remains uptrend.

Speaking of growth, the 3rd house is also one of the houses of expansion named Upachaya Bhava in Vedic astrology. Therefore, all the possible auspicious outcomes keep expanding which causes the multiplication of good outcomes in all spheres of life.



The reason why this combination is so auspicious is hidden behind the 1st disposition of this combination, which is formed by the planet being in its own sign. Herein the 1st disposition is the most important and auspicious house which is a trine and quadrant simultaneously as per sidereal Vedic astrology. It signifies the beginning of everything, purity of soul, righteousness, vitality, energy, willpower, mentality, prosperity, dignity, reputation, etc.

The 3rd Vedic house belongs to the triangle of desires (Kama Trikona) while the 1st disposition belongs to the triangle of righteousness (Dharma Trikona). Hence, the amplification of desires is through righteous ways which is the carrier of auspicious results that are lasting.

Results of 3rd House Lord in 3rd House

Righteousness Extends Valor

Valor, urge, and motivation are the top most recognized topics of the 3rd house. Hence, the positioning of the 3rd house ruler in the 3rd house indicates that these matters are amplified.

The 1st disposition shows the intonation using which the amplification occurs. Accordingly, the tremendous growth of valor, ambition, and willpower is amplified via the desire for righteousness.

Now that the 3rd house is also a Upachaya Bhava, the growth becomes even greater, often exponentially more extensive.

Not only that these natives have a strong desire for righteousness, ie to expect that from their local network (3rd), with whom they communicate daily, but also strive to become righteous themselves.

During the process, they learn many valuable matters that are actually necessary to become a better version of oneself via righteous action.

What the wicked man dreads will overtake him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

Proverb of Prophet Sulaiman [PBUH]

Speaking of action, the 3rd house also signifies self-made efforts that persist in time, making it the prime reason for the 3rd house being Upachaya. Therefore, these natives also strive to make all their decisions, actions, and steps as ethically as possible which grants them ultimate success, prosperity, and tremendous vitality to continue on the wonderfully fulfilling path.



More importantly, persistence in righteousness grants the love and support from Almighty God which is the ultimate success of every soul.

After acquiring that divine reward, one is nearly unbreakable and capable of conquering all obstacles with enormous valor. Thus, these natives feel ultimate bliss and witness all their (ethical) wishes being fulfilled one by one and continuously. However, it does not mean that the path becomes too easy. We all should already know that things that are too good to be true are not actually good at all.

According to religious texts, righteous people may still have many troubles, but God delivers them from them all safely. What sets the courageous apart from the average is the ability to keep going even when trials increase. It means that God trusted the courageous with more responsibility and opportunity to earn blissful destinations here and hereafter.

According to the general nature of the 3rd house ruler, valor is expressed differently. For instance, the planets Sun and Mars are primary significators of vitality and courage respectively which makes these planets more effective as 3rd house rulers in the 3rd house. According to Vedic, natural malefic planets function more efficiently in the Dusthana Houses (malefic houses) due to their (individuals with malefic in 3rd) ability to harness aggressive determination to battle ever-growing obstacles.

One of the most suitable examples makes Aquarius Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Mars is in its own sign in the 3rd house Aries. It is the most effective combination because besides everything previously mentioned plus the fact that Aries is the sign of righteousness and valor combined. One can imagine that already amplified valor and righteousness is now even more extended. According to the classics, such individuals are glorious and truthful authorities with tremendous wealth, prosperity, and many supportive partners. Besides this, the righteousness in their hearts makes them also very charitable and responsible for the well-being of others.

The second example comes from Gemini Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Sun is in its own sign in the 3rd house Leo. In this example, the planet of truth is dignified in its own sign making these natives renowned for their righteousness and willingness to take out their sword (enter into litigation nowadays) to protect the good and righteous at any given time and place. They are splendorous and radiate the truth which transforms surroundings positively. Despite them harnessing aggressive tactics, they come out as winners because of doing it for pious causes. They let the unlawful people taste their own medicine.

To add some contrast, let us discover an example of a naturally benefic planet. In the case of Cancer Ascendant, the 3rd house ruler Mercury is exalted in the 3rd house in its own sign, Virgo. What makes it an outstanding combination is the fact that it is both in its comfortable own sign and exalted simultaneously which yields outstanding results regarding courage.

When it comes to the natural benefic planet Mercury, which signifies communication, it shows that courage is expressed via courageous, righteous, and dynamic speech whenever necessary without submitting to oppression. Speaking of which, most of the time they use intellect and cleverness of speech to solve arising daily issues.

They do it effectively, swiftly, and early to avoid issues from expanding making the exploitation of force usually unnecessary. According to classical sources, Virgo Mercury natives love righteousness tremendously. The tremendously increased devotion to righteousness understandably yields auspicious decisions and righteous action leading to blissful destinations along with unlimited valor.

Another great example of a natural benefic planet comes from Capricorn Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Jupiter is in 3rd house Pisces. Saravali proves that these individuals are full of passion to take action and initiate undertakings. They are some of the kindest people, yet full of courage.

Valor Expands Strength

The 3rd house is called Upachaya Bhava or the house of the constant increase in Vedic astrology, where natural malefic, such as the Sun, Mars, and Saturn tend to perform more efficiently in the house in question as having the aggression to push through obstacles with valor and courage.

At the same time, natural benefic planets such as Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter are slightly less effective in giving results, but they are ensured to produce auspicious results as being favorably positioned in their own sign (as the 3rd house lord is in the 3rd house).

As a result of this given planetary permutation, the native is blessed with extreme mental and physical strength, which is amplified by inner valor. It is especially advantageous if natural malefic is in this house as giving more aggression and courage to become prosperous in activities where this is required. The natural malefic planet also indicates having more stamina to increase physical strength and stamina.

On the other hand, prosperity is equally achievable using gentle tactics, where physical stamina is not required, when the 3rd house ruler is a naturally benefic (soft) planet.

Unusually Patient & Cordial

The 3rd Vedic house signifies gradually arising smaller and bigger challenges that not only require courage but also increased patience.



With an auspiciously positioned and dignified 3rd house ruler in the 3rd house, patience is indeed established due to various virtuous qualities.

And if one observes patience and forgives, it is, of course, one of the courageous conducts.

Surah Ash-Shuraa 42:43

According to religious wisdom, patience reflects that one is deeply courageous. The courage, in turn, comes from faith that God, who is all-knowing and the best disposer of affairs, will handle things according to how things actually are.

A human might not know most things that happen in hidden planes and in the background. Hence, one should never be quick to judge and show patience to allow time to reveal intentions and forgive if necessary.

Therefore God in The Last Word states that one should not speak about bad/evil unknown facts (incl. conspiracies) in the public for one does not know most of the details even when one thinks he/she knows. One exception is when one has evidence and has been seriously wronged and sincerely needs public help. Lack of patience, deeply spoken, is nothing but fear and selfishness combined which reflect untamed desires which is not the topic relevant to this combination in question.

In mundane life, patience is necessary to successfully accomplish goals as it helps to eliminate unnecessary conflicts. Forgiveness and patience reveal that one is compassionate and willing to cooperate with the local networks cordially.

Speaking of which, cooperation and communication are the most important integrals of this combination. During the planetary period of the 3rd house ruler in the 3rd house, one must learn to be especially patient because various issues and difficulties arise prior to success.

A Well-Wisher

In Vriddha Javanyataka it is also mentioned that these individuals wish good for others. This reveals many other virtues as well, such as the ability to let go of grudges and repel jealousy. Such individuals attract other cordial and prosperous people around with whom to realize great goals unitedly.



Moreover, there is also mentioned in this classical source that they are supported by authoritative figures (kings). Therefore, not only that expressing virtuous qualities attract support from the local network, but it also attracts support from the masters of a specific field, who carry high authoritative status.

In this example, we speak about kings that are driven by virtuous qualities which makes them respect those hard-working people who strive to persist in virtuous acts. For most Ascendant signs, the 3rd house ruler in its own sign indicated being highly helpful, hard-working, protective, and righteous which attract support from great authorities.

Cordial Relationships With Siblings

In addition to that, such natives will have excellent relationships and cooperation with siblings as per BPHS. All of these positive results will provide all-around happiness and contentment in life.

Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring, quite often the hard way.

Pamela Dugdale

Hence, cordial communication and patience also show that these natives are able to solve all issues that may arise with siblings and most people know what these are. These are usually related to domination and jealousy which are eliminated by these natives with 3rd ruler in 3rd house effectively.

We can also analyze what destruction the hostility, lack of selflessness, immoral communication, and false domination between brothers (and sisters) have caused in history where there were no winners eventually. The patterns tend to repeat as there is nothing new under the Sun, everything revolves the same way over and over again.

The astrological explanation for that is that the 3rd house carries the significance of siblings. With the auspicious positioning of the third house lord in its own sign in the third house, positive results regarding co-borns are indicated.

Accordingly, people with this combination are very cooperative with their siblings and together able to achieve great things in life. It may also indicate a united venture with siblings.

In addition to that, the considered planetary combination indicates that siblings are very fortunate, intelligent, and possess great strength, courage, and communicative abilities.



This effect is especially pronounced for Pisces Ascendant natives whose 3rd house ruler Venus is in its own sign Taurus in the 3rd house. According to Saravali, these natives are helpful, humble, charitable, and have many other virtuous qualities. They attain an important position within the family, especially when matters between relatives are concerned. Such natives are so valorous and helpful that they are willing to take responsibilities off the shoulders of relatives. This involves forgiving them and increasing effort to guide them well.

Responsible Parenting Brings Fortunate Children

According to Bhavat Bhavam in Vedic astrology, the 3rd house is related to the 5th house of progeny. It is related to the third house from the 3rd house is the 5th house, which makes it a powerhouse of the third house.

Accordingly, a strong 3rd lord and house is considered auspicious regarding progeny and ensures intelligent and fortunate children to the native as also stated in BPHS. As the third house signifies and denotes, children of the native will be generally intelligent, wise, courageous, and skilled with natural talents, especially related to the hands or communicative abilities.

Children are nothing but trials, and if one manages to teach and guide children well, one is indeed blessed. That is because children extend the deeds of the parent, be these of good nature or bad.

Hence, it is a strict responsibility of a parent to increase effort by at least tenfold to make sure that children, until they become independent, are guided well or the foundation is built well. This way, if one child makes mistake, which is imminent, then there is a solid foundation from which to bounce back up and continue wiser and stronger.

Hardworking Motivator

The 3rd astrological house belongs to efforts using personal skills, wisdom, and talents. Hence, people with this combination are extremely hard-working and willing to put in a lot of effort to succeed which makes them very competent workers, entrepreneurs, and managers.

They have the persistence and stamina which is required to gradually refine the skills and learn new ones whenever possible. This is another crucial effect of the Upachaya Bhava or the house of gradual growth.

Such a native is exceptionally self-motivated with a high level of self-worth and confidence. As a result, these natives are also able to motivate, guide, and lead others toward the path of righteousness and success.

The reason for this from the Vedic perspective is the 1st disposition of the 3rd house ruler in the 3rd house. In other words, the 1st disposition represents the 1st zodiac sign Aries, which is all about courage, initiation power, and vitality.

The combination of initiation power with effort indicates a person who is always eager to take action in ways that are unimaginable to many. Not only that, but they also repeat their actions and remain persistent which definitely propels them toward fulfilled goals.



Curiosity Powers Intellect

The 3rd Vedic house is represented by the 3rd zodiac sign Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury. Therefore, the 3rd house and ruler indicate a lot about intellect and its use.

With a dignified 3rd house ruler in the 3rd house, the intellect is expanded and harnessed ethically yielding outstanding results.

However, in order to increase intellect, one should have a strong urge and appetite for wisdom. Therefore, curiosity to keep discovering is an important integral of this combination.

The definition of curiosity states that it is an eager desire to find out about things that are often not related to one’s business.

From a Vedic perspective, the 8th place from the 8th house is the 3rd house itself making the latter a powerhouse of the first. Herein the 8th signifies knowledge that is hidden from the public which requires one to dive deep and take risks to discover. Hence, fearlessness is also required besides curiosity.

So when these natives combine curiosity with a fearlessness to dive deep into topics, they end up discovering very interesting information that will suddenly boost their success in their chosen undertaking. It is important to keep in mind that the 8th house is dangerous and one should only approach hidden wisdom with dignity in order to promote auspicious outcomes.

Fortunate & Wealthy

In Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra it is also stated that this effect indicates attaining plenty of wealth. When looking back at other effects, it is possible to derive that wealth of this combination is attained via ethical ways and is thus lasting and not subject to sudden and complete loss.

It is important to keep in mind that wealth is also an increased responsibility or trial in addition to being a blessing for work well done. Increased wealth is a good thing when one is able to spend and use it well, which makes them subject to even greater wealth and responsibility. Speaking of which, this dignified combination shows that one is able to use wealth wisely, ethically, and effectively

And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who, when they spend, do not do so extravagantly (excessively), nor are they miserly but they are between the two, moderate.

Al-Furqān: 67

It also means that these natives strive to be reasonable in their spending and earning of wealth. Speaking of wealth, they do not hoard it and have courage and faith that all their (ethical) needs will be met as long as they persist in ethical conduct.

Excessive capital that stays purposelessly in the bank not only decreases in value but causes stagnation in dynamic evolution and growth. Hence, these natives avoid imbalance in financial matters and use the excess to develop matters and promote coworkers or those related to their activity.



When it comes to expenses, they consume moderately, which both saves their financial condition and health. Whenever they earn more than they need, they reinvest wealth to increase their positive influence (undertaking) and use it purposefully on charitable or similar causes with good intent.

A very prominent example to illustrate this effect comes from Pisces Ascendant with the 3rd house ruler being Venus in the 3rd house Taurus. According to the classics, these individuals are highly charitable with many good traits. Charitable, helpful, and compassionate trait attracts them to increased wealth because resources are entrusted to them.

Another great example comes from Capricorn Ascendant with 3rd house ruler Jupiter in 3rd house Pisces. Jupiter being a planet of religion and higher wisdom in its own sign shows that one is highly learned in religious matters. They have a natural urge to spread kindness and conduct charitable acts. Jupiter being the planet of luck and fortune in its own sign indicates increased wealth with persistent and sincerely performed righteous actions which are proven by Saravali.


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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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