3rd House Lord in 12th House


Last updated on September 29th, 2020 at 11:25 am

What does 3rd House Lord in 12th House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 3rd house of the birth chart is located in the 12th house from the ascendant sign. it means to have this combination of 3rd lord in 12th house in sidereal Vedic astrology.

As a general effect of this combination, the matters of the 12th house, such as expenses, long-term investments, solitude, isolation, salvation, bedroom activities, etc are influenced by the significances of the 3rd house, such as courage, skills, hobbies, communication, siblings, will-power, ambitions, etc.

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The 12th house belongs to the houses of difficulties which are named Dusthana Bhava in Vedic astrology. Accordingly, this placement naturally brings some difficulties, but the additional outcomes are determined by the placement of the 3rd house lord in the given house sign-wise.

Results of 3rd House Lord in 12th House


According to classical scripture BPHS, this placement produces a person with a wicked mindset who makes expenses on bad deeds.

This effect is provided by the astrological fact that the 3rd house of mindset is located in the house of difficulties and expenditure.

As a result, natives with this combination are developing an immoral or evil approach towards the expense of wealth.

That is, they are using the mindset, skills, including own wealth on immoral deeds, such as immoral sensual activities, underground activities, destroying the opposition, etc.

As the 3rd house lord in the 12th house is giving direct aspect upon the 6th house of opposition, enemies, war, disputes, legal issues, such natives also face expenditure due to hidden enemies.

It also indicates that people with this combination use the skills, courage, and wealth to destroy enemies.

Additionally, the 3rd lord in the 12th house is in tenth from its own sign/house, which gives a lot of support to this combination.

It is because the 10th house is considered the strongest and most auspicious Kendra Bhava or quadrant house in Vedic astrology, signifying high rank, social status, high achievements, karma, etc.

As a result of this tenth disposition, people with this combination are prone to make expenses on secret strategies to win over opponents and gain social fame, status, and achieve great heights in life. This is somewhat tricky, as this can easily turn to evil deed.


Now outcomes and nature of deeds are largely dependent on the condition of 3rd lord planet in the 12th house.

That is, if it is auspiciously placed sign-wise, well conjoined, and aspected by the friendly planet, it indicates that people with this combination use secret and cruel tactics to defeat opposition successfully and for good reasons.

In such case, they will not likely commit sinful or immoral deeds, but rather destroy hidden enemies, who have committed evil deeds towards the native in the first place.

The ill-placement of such combination indicates commitment of sinful deeds towards opposition due to being jealous over prosperous enemies.

Father’s Mindset

Ancient source BPHS also states that the father of the native has a wicked mindset. This effect is provided by the tenth disposition, The 10th also signifies father in Vedic astrology.

Hence, this combination influences the mindset of the father of the native adversely in the 12th house. As a result, the father may be very secretive but also skilled at defeating the opposition.

Gains Through Hidden Ways

As much as this combination is related to expenditure, it is also related to gains and profits. This is because of the connection of the 12th house with the 11th house through Bhavat Bhavam’s theory in Vedic astrology.

Namely, the 11th house is the twelfth house from the 12th house. In other words, the 12th house shows how the gains and profits (11th) are spent or re-invested.

Accordingly, the 3rd lord in the 12th house indicates using the power of the mind, skills, effort, strength in order to gain profits through secret or hidden ways (12th house significance).


If the 3rd lord in 12th is auspiciously positioned, it indicates having great skills of money management resulting in a positive kind of expenditure, that helps to protect the gains with profits from wise long-term investment decisions.

It also indicates the knowledge and skills of obtaining gains through secret or undercover sources.

If the given planet/lord is fallen/debilitated in the given house, it indicates heavy expenditure and losses because of being involved in illegal secret activities and being caught by the opposition, that is on the righteous side.

Skills & Long-Term Investing

Equally, the Bhavat Bhavam connection indicates that people with this combination are skilled in long term investing, usually resulting in healthy gains.

Such people are always developing skills that help them to spend gains in a healthy way. They are good at saving gains.


However, as the 12th house is a house of hardships, bringing dissolution of the 3rd house matters, such as effort, courage, it indicates becoming lazy over time and caught in comfort zones often.

As a result of this, people with this combination can not achieve their full potential due to being often caught in comfort zones. The power fo taking action, will-power, and ambition are gradually dissolving in the 12th house.

Equally, as the 3rd signifies physical strength and stamina, the given combination also causes dissolution or loss of physical strength, courage, and stamina.

On the other hand, an exceptionally well-placed planet in the 12th house, such as Venus (considered similar to exalted in this house) gives great results as the 3rd lord.

As a result of this positive placement, the native is able to communicate with higher spiritual realms and receive visions and guidance on the life path.

It is helpful to manifest one’s reality and put visions and ideas into actions resulting in great prosperity. In this case, daydreaming is also beneficial to the native in order to develop new skills and unique ideas.


As the 3rd house belongs to younger siblings, the positioning of the given lord in the 12th house of hardships indicates that younger siblings may face obstacles, losses, and isolation due to secret enemies.

However, if the given combination is well-placed sign-wise, it indicates that younger siblings can have success after pressures.

As the 12th house is connected to 11th house through Bhavat Bhavam, the given combination of third house lord in the twelfth house indicates that elder siblings are prosperous and gain a considerable amount of profit.

Desire For Salvation

The 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona and the 12th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona in Vedic astrology.

The combination of the third lord in twelfth indicates the inherent desire for salvation.

People with this combination are often out of this world in their way of thinking and daydream a lot about escapism and living free, and also develop skills on how to become spiritual and achieve enlightenment and salvation as a result.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.


  • Regarding 3rd lord in 12th, you explain bhavat bhavam as follows: 12th is eleventh from eleventh. Did you mean eleventh from second? Perhaps a typo. The explanation you have given makes a lot of sense though in terms of seconds wealth becoming a source of gain through long term investments.
    Thanks and great work.


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