The third house describes your mental state, intellectual orientation, self-expression and communication, early education, mechanical dexterity and skills, immediate environment (neighborhood), and siblings. It indicates physical actions, and transportation, especially within your immediate environment. To a certain extent the third house also describes the job or health of your mother.
Planets in the third house reflect particular facets of these matters; for example, Mercury in the third house indicates those who are natural communicators. Since communication and transportation are the areas governed by the third house, Mercury’s influence here indicates writers, teachers, publishers, salespersons, secretaries, and those involved in community projects, mail delivery, telephones, or other businesses concerned with communication, transportation and travel.
Related article: The Third House by Dana Gerhardt
For anyone who is interested in Third House Astrological Placements:
A lot regarding this Topic is linked to other Houses, yet the 3rd House is about communication awareness on a daily basis.
The sights and sounds of our local enviroment, which do have a direct impact upon us.
Places of Worship are often located nearby, where Communities gather.
There is a lot of Spirituality right under our Noses, and you don’t have to go far to find it.
Whilst recognizing that the 3rd House involves early Learning, that is also where Indoctrination and confusion occur.
Our Minds when young, have not fully developed, and that is a time when it can be abused. It can limit the expansion of our own personal Journey thought Life.
Yet it’s not as complicated as it may sound. It’s our unique awareness of what is around us that can be the learning Tool that provides us with an ability to create Mind over Matter. Once that is established the possibilities are infinite.
We’re Energy Beings It’s the ability to tap into that potential, that can increase our insight and vision.
Things tend to move quickly when it come’s to 3rd House issue’s. It can like a Whirlwind going around in someone’s Head. Yet if we’re in touch with our Thoughts, we can learn to finely Tune our Senses.
The suppression of the Senses is something that limits our Consciousness. When we shouldn’t be afraid of it.
The 3rd is a Power House of Mind energy. It’s best to start developing it from a young Age if that is encouraged in People.
It would be great to hear what other People think, and try to gain a whole new fresh perspective on how the 3rd House energy can be a liberating phenomenon.
Third House If the First house tells us and you about your own early life, then the third house tells us how you understand and accept the circumstances that led you into this world. People with traumatic childhoods usually have heavy bombardment in 1st and 3rd houses. It is also the house where your immediate siblings are found. Third house people tend to take a lot in when they are in elementary through junior high school. If you are a parent of a child that has a majority planets in 3rd house, your child will be more inclined to study hard in during pre-high school period. Some astrologers put high school in 3rd house. I tend to disagree with them. Also people with a majority of third house planets has an ability and a gift to speak his/her mind and possibly if everything else is aligned is a naturally born writer or a orator.
The third is (as are the other Air houses 7 and 11) a relationship house. It generally pertains to people who live with us or near us in place and time. It includes those with whom we have daily contact and interaction in the course of leading our ordinary, everyday lives. These are people we play with, go to school with, and rub elbows with on a regular basis.
The mail man, the bank teller, the shopkeepers, the grade schoolteacher, the other kids at school, and the other housewives at the market. The commuters on the train we take to work or the guys in our car pool are the normal, everyday relationships of a more or less superficial nature. We exchange pleasantries. We see them so often, they tend to be taken for granted. They form the background or scenery behind our daily lives.
It is usually only when something serious happens to one of them or to us, that we realize how much our sense of security, of well being, of belonging depends on them. “Oh my God, Joe had a heart attack? But I just saw him yesterday; he was always there. He seemed like such a nice guy, I wish now I’d taken the time to get to know him better.” These are the people to whom we turn for aid, assistance and help when we have a crisis. We take casseroles to our just widowed neighbor; we are there for our siblings when they need a hand or a shoulder to cry on. We depend on the banker, the butcher, the pharmacist, and the dry cleaner. They support and sustain our daily life needs.