3rd House Lord in 12th House

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Last updated on January 9th, 2023 at 02:04 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 the 3rd lord in the 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 significance of the 3rd house, such as courage, skills, hobbies, communication, siblings, will-power, ambitions, 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 12th house is one of the malefic houses which are named Dusthana Bhava for the same reason. Hence, this combination indicates having specific trials and troubles during the main and sub-periods of this combination. The outcome of malefic events is dependent on the dignity of the 3rd house ruler in the 12th house.

In addition to that, when the 3rd house ruler is in the 12th house, it is in 10th place from its own sign. Herein the 10th disposition signifies actions, outcomes of actions, responsibilities, and duties. It represents the 10th house which is one of the most supportive quadrants named Kendra Bhava. Hence, in certain conditions, this combination can lead to great outcomes and willingness to take action to improve the adverse situation.

The 3rd house belongs to Kama Trikona making it a carrier of ambitions and desires. The 12th house belongs to Moksha Trikona making it a significator of steps required for salvation. The 10th disposition belongs to Artha Trikona making it an indicator of resources and sources of livelihood.



Results of 3rd House Lord in 12th House

Courage Is Sacrifice

The most recognized topic of the 3rd house is courage and the ability to put in effort for a specific purpose. The positioning of the 3rd house ruler in various houses gives insights into how one harnesses their action and what brings out courage from them. The dignity of the 3rd house ruler herein indicates the availability of courage-resource within one’s soul.

With 3rd ruler in the 12th house, one would generally assume that there is dissolution or loss of courage. This is a relevant assumption in some sense but it is usually converted to strength from another perspective.

The best way to overcome the fear of uncertainties and hidden enemies, both of which are some of the negative significances of the 12th house, is to practice detachment and sacrifice as much as possible.

The 10th disposition between the 3rd and 12th houses indicates that courage is highly required for sacrifices. One may think that it leads to losses that are hard to replenish. However, one should become aware of the fact that God is the owner of everything and the best of providers. Hence, it is solely in God’s power to restore everything that was lost while taking selfless action to sacrifice to benefit many people (or even the whole society) in the process.

Becoming humble, kind, and charitable requires sacrifice and therefore this act is highly appreciated by our sole Creator which leads to huge blessings after periods of increased struggle. Eventually, one who sacrifices something sincerely with the intention to benefit large amounts of people will be blessed with much more than lost initially.

The results of sacrifice are highly beneficial in many ways, even when thinking about worldly life. In addition to sacrificing time and resources, one can also give up arguments and bad habits which improve the harmony in immediate society and purify the soul. Besides this, material sacrifices help one to become less attached to things and get rid of unnecessary burdens.

Speaking of society, when people work and pay taxes honestly, this sacrifice leads to increased security for the whole nation. Hence, the authority (10th) has given every person the easiest way to sacrifice to get immediate worldly benefits and peace of mind. One who avoids social duty with wicked intent attracts destruction and betrays masses of people.

This way every person who carries many mistakes (human is naturally sinful) is able to be forgiven in the moment of ultimate judgment by the fact that they contributed to social security and helped the ethical authority to protect the good. The more good is done by authority, the more mistakes and sins of their people are forgiven by the Almighty.



More importantly, sacrifice is the greatest investment that pays off greatly in the afterlife. One should not worry about the hard work done on earth being lost after passing away. It also means that one should not glorify what they have built with their own hands. What matters is the carrier that empowers the desire to build which is transferred to the balance of good deeds and influences the next life directly (and improves the current life greatly).

To illustrate the improvement of worldly life as well, one can analyze the 12th house. Namely, the 11th house of fulfillment of all desires is actually a powerhouse of the 12th house. That is because the 12th place from the 12th house is the 11th house itself which means that when one sets the afterlife and salvation as their goal, the fulfillment of worldly desires becomes the least of their problems. This also means that worldly aspirations are much easier to attain when aiming for aspirations that are beyond this world.

Whoever makes the Hereafter their goal, God makes their heart rich, and organizes their affairs, and the world comes to them whether it (world) wants to or not. And whoever makes the world their goal, God puts their poverty right before their eyes, and disorganizes their affairs, and the world does not come to them, except what has been decreed for them.

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2465

All the intentions behind good work and sacrifice are real values and are actually transferred directly to the afterlife. These are then amplified to unimaginable extents by God, the owner of the Universe, time, and everything else. And when we measure the time of this world and compare it to the afterlife, this world is less in amount than a grain of sand in the whole desert. Actually, this is very inaccurate and just gives a matter of perspective as in reality, the afterlife is infinite.

When one remembers God regularly it is easier to sacrifice desires and wealth. In fact, the best way to sacrifice time is to pray to God regularly. One can soon feel that a small amount of time spent for such a pious purpose actually brings back much more that is of immeasurable value. That intangible and immeasurable value is protection and love from God. All of this actually leads one closer to salvation, which is the ultimate goal of each and every soul on earth, which is signified by the 12th house.

When one is able to give up bad habits that lead to wickedness, then one is able to reap the greatest blessing that this combination indicates. And it indicates the duty to sacrifice desires to become enlightened and closer to salvation.

One should never be worried about the lack of something because once one aims to get closer to God, their needs automatically become met by the one and only Almighty in the most miraculous ways. The needs become met in a way that does not cause unbalanced desires but which keeps the soul in peace and free of the unnecessary burden of material life. The experience of such events where help arrives to the native in ways that is hard to believe, that are miraculous, also strengthens faith manyfold which helps to restore courage.

Unarguably the best example to illustrate all of the above mentioned comes from Aquarius Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Mars is exalted in the 12th house Capricorn. True, this combination can lead one to many misdeeds but their action and improved dignity after realizing the effect of their mistakes allow them to correct everything. As a result of this, they experience even greater success than they initially imagined before committing some mistakes.

Other than that, a highly dignified planet of action, Mars, indicates the natural urge to perform good heroic deeds which attract immense social support. Not to mention, strong Mars indicates persistence in good deeds which attracts the love of God and is of immeasurable value.

Speaking of social duty, the exalted 10th disposition indicates them being extremely dutiful and responsible. Understandably, this leads them to stations where they feel great after sacrificing their effort for the sake of society and a higher purpose. The latter is especially prominent because the 12th house signifies salvation.

In Saravali it is mentioned that Capricorn Mars natives are fortunate and content with their life. They attain great social status as they carry the best mentality. They are also said to be very protective, kind, and independent. They will be victorious in all litigations and also in war, where they can portray ultimate sacrifice. The latter is also the best way to erase all misdeeds done in the past and be forgiven for everything.

Practise Detachment From Selfishness

The 10th disposition that links this combination indicates that the fear that causes loss of valor is usually related to the actions of authoritative figures and one’s father.

The main cause for enmity with authority often becomes the wicked deeds or intentions of the native with this combination. That is because a lack of valor urges people to take unethical shortcuts in order to attain a goal or purpose.

Therefore, without valor and the ability to sacrifice, the purposes are often related to selfishness which is another cause for strife with authorities and people from their own society. In fact, Vriddha Yavanjataka states that individuals with this combination tend to suffer due to people from their own society.

Beware of being selfish, because it was the cause of those before you being destroyed.

The Last Prophet [PBUH]

When a person is selfish and periods of trouble strike in the community, the loss of support is imminent. As a result of selfishness, the outcomes are not as expected. More specifically, selfishness causes one to hoard resources to be saved from something. In reality, God owns everything and is the giver and taker of everything. Hence, one should practice relying on God for help in times of trouble.

When one is able to detach from desires and greed, one becomes naturally selfless, charitable, and helpful which is the root of well-being in the community. Detachment from personal desires allows one to think about the needs of a larger amount of people which inspires them to help build an environment where everyone feels safe, secure, and cared for. With this harmony in the environment, there is much more to gain in the long run.



When all people work together with the intent to help each other, great nations are built. For the sake of comparison, when people become greedy, it eventually grows so huge that it destroyed society because when people stop helping each other, there will be no stable social foundation and all infrastructures will fall apart due to lack of cooperation and selflessness.

As a result, all the hoarded wealth renders useless and loses all value. So there is no point in selfish hoarding as it does not inspire to build strong social structures and support. The effect can be small such as effects on the work environment to immense such as effects within a country depending on the holistic chart.

Most importantly, detachment from fears the presence of which may lead to greed and hoarding helps to increase faith which helps to amplify valor that is very crucial for everyone, but especially to the natives with this combination during the planetary periods of the 3rd house ruler in the 12th house.

One great example to illustrate this effect from a positive perspective comes from Scorpio Ascendant whose 3rd house ruler Saturn is exalted in the 10th house Libra. According to classics, such as Saravali, these individuals attain a high status within their society (10th) due to their highly responsible nature. Their mature approach towards the masses (Saturn) inspires them to work hard and selflessly towards social welfare (10th) which grants them great outcomes including immense societal support. The involvement of the 12th house amplifies the result which brings support and fortune from foreign lands and people. As the 3rd house is all about communication, the work is often related to transferring information through speech or various written forms.

One of the negative examples comes from Leo Ascendant natives whose 3rd house ruler Venus is undignified in the 12th house Cancer. According to Brihat Jataka, Cancer Venus natives have the inclination to reap benefits from others. In other words, the undignified planet of comforts gives fear of lack which may lead to becoming selfish. In order to save oneself from this effect, one should put in an increased effort to root out this fear of lack within their mind. Increased charity and selfless action within the local community will attract help. The pious people from local networks then will lead these natives to larger communities where positive thoughts and ideas are shared. Constant action toward sacrificial deeds, even if these steps are small, is highly helpful to overcome fears of lack.

Increase Control Over Expenses & Desires

According to classical scripture BPHS, this placement indicates a tendency to increase expenses of wrong things and 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. However, not all Ascendants experience negative outcomes from this combination.



As a result of an undignified 3rd house ruler in the 12th house, natives with this combination are developing immoral thoughts and bad habits which causes increased expenses on bad matters.

Some instances of using resources immaturely are using their mindset, and skills, including their own wealth on immoral deeds, such as immoral sensual activities, underground activities, etc.

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

As the 3rd house lord in the 12th house is giving direct aspect upon the 6th house of opposition, enemies, war, disputes, and legal issues, such natives also face expenditure due to hidden enemies. They attract litigation from such enemies due to their immoral actions and approach toward resources.

Speaking of wealth, a negatively formed 3rd house ruler in the 12th house also indicates that people with this combination use their skills, courage, and wealth to cause hindrances on the path of good people due to excessive greed and jealousy.

Additionally, the 10th disposition of sheer determination and action can give a boost to this combination, be it formed well or not.

As a result of this tenth disposition landing in the 12th house of hidden things, people with this combination are prone to make expenses on secret strategies to win over opponents and gain social fame, and status, and achieve great heights in life. This is somewhat tricky, as this can easily turn into an evil deed.

This happens when ambitions consume the intellect and cause one to hoard fame and success excessively leading to an inability to understand the outcomes of actions. Logical reasoning is maintained when stability is present in the soul, which affects the mind and the use of intellect directly.

The ill-placement of such a combination indicates the commitment of sinful deeds towards opposition due to jealousy over prosperous enemies.



As mentioned earlier, this effect can be expressed in various ways. With a positive formation, the usage of resources in wicked ways can actually benefit the native, their local network, and the larger picture.

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 cases, they will not likely commit sinful or immoral deeds out of selfishness, but rather to destroy hidden enemies, who have committed evil deeds towards the native or their society in the first place.

A solid proof of the fact that this effect can manifest positively is the descriptions of various placements of planets in signs found in classical sources. It is self-explanatory that the exaltation of the 3rd house ruler in the 12th house yields auspicious outcomes out of initial struggles due to increased dignity and maturity behind actions (10th disposition).

An interesting example to bring here comes from Libra Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Jupiter is in 12th house Virgo. According to the classics, Virgo Jupiter natives are eager to take action and work hard to gain wealth. However, they are also very charitable which helps to battle greed and not become excessively ambitious during the process. Kindness and higher wisdom, which are indicated by Jupiter, are how they control their desires and direct expenses on good deeds. This way they are able to erase all their mistakes and continue confidently on the path toward a prosperous future in this world and hereafter.

Gains Through Hidden Or Unique 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, which is mentioned earlier in this article.

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, and 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 in 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 combination is ill-formed with an undignified 3rd house ruler in the 12th house, it indicates heavy expenditure and losses because of being involved in illegal secret activities and being caught by the opposition, which is on the righteous side.

Avoid Being Slothful

As the 12th house is a house of hardships, bringing dissolution of the 3rd house matters, such as effort, and courage, which indicates becoming lazy over time and being 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 their comfort zones. The power of taking action, willpower, 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.

There are many ways to battle the tendency to get into comfort zones. The root of all methodologies remains the same which consists of increasing activity in topics that enhance enthusiasm. In other words, to increase eagerness to take action, one should seek main and pastime activities that truly fit and interest them. This causes an increased thirst for more knowledge and leads one to increased action without noticing that more effort is applied.

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 helpful guidance on the life path.

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

Siblings

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.



One should always help their kin in need because by helping others, especially close ones, we help ourselves ultimately.

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.

Therefore, in many cases, the trials indicated under this combination in one way or another lead one to the realization that all they need is salvation and warmth from the love of God.

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.

Specifically for Leo Ascendant natives, 3rd house ruler Venus in Cancer indicates being highly devoted to religion as per classics. Even though they are fond of increased comforts and due to slothfulness develop the fear of lack of resources, the sorrow eventually transforms them. As a result, this transformation helps them to realize the true goal of each and every soul, which is to attain salvation.

One of the best examples, besides the ones involving exaltation, comes from Capricorn Ascendant, whose 3rd house ruler Jupiter is in its own sign Sagittarius in the 12th house.

Jupiter is the planet of righteousness, higher wisdom, religion, luck, and fortune. The positioning of the most auspicious benefic Jupiter in its own sign signifies increased dignity which translates into a better understanding of religious wisdom. The involvement of 3rd house (desires) indicates a natural urge to pursue higher values, morals, and purpose.

The involvement of the 12th house with highly dignified Jupiter forming the 10th disposition definitely indicates righteous action which prospers one toward beautiful destiny and salvation. Therefore, a dignified 3rd house ruler Jupiter indicates great desire and urge to attain salvation.


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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

  • 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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