Verbal

Communication, Interaction, Symbols.

Hemisphere Lower (Northern)

Quadrant I (North-Eastern)

Orientation Personal (“me in here”)

Classification Cadent (“distributing”)

Squares 6th & 12th

Opposes 9th House

Element Air

Rulers Mercury, Gemini


Environment of Communication

The third house is the environment of communication. We’ve emerged into the world and activated our identity (1st house), and then we’ve stabilized our material world (2nd house), and now we’re able to examine and interact with the world around us. The third house is our personal language and style of communication. It distributes our ideas, concepts, plans, goals, dreams, using symbols, opinions, hypothesis, conclusions, facts of not just the world around us but also of the world that is beyond. We can differentiate, this is our mental world.

What planets (energies) are in our 3rd house and what planets aspect (exchange) our second house? Aspects to the 6th and 12th would square the 3rd house and generate a type of friction that needs to be worked through and solved – from other cadent houses. Aspects to the 9th would be in opposition to the 2nd house, creating an inevitable polarity between the logical (3h) and the abstract (9H). What sign (expression) is on the cusp of your 2nd 3rd house, and in what element, modality, and orientation? All of these factors are key in interpreting this environment of your life.

Writing, Blogging, Speaking

There are so many ways we communicate, talking, writing, messaging, action/activism, journalism, and even non-verbal communication. We give “looks”, facial expressions, we move our bodies: body language, we communicate energetically, with metaphysical gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, dreaming, meditation, and psychic abilities, just to name a few. Communication is both how we send out a message, and also how we receive a message, our own unique listening or response style.

Mercury and Gemini are the natural rulers of the third house. So we’re concerned with the rational and sequential “left brain” here. There is the challenge of how we control the way we speak, the way we analyze, compartmentalize, and classify. If we fail to acknowledge something in our environment, it can manifest itself in other ways. How we work this house is telling toward the current situations we find ourselves in, and throughout our lives from being a small child to a full-grown adult.

60° of you

We enter the third house at sixty° of the birth chart. The third house is associated with the phase of life when we learn to walk, crawl – immerse ourselves. We meet people in the 3rd house, and to start with: our siblings. You’ll see a correlation with the 3rd house and siblings throughout your life. This is where we get our first practice, and create the building blocks for the verbal world. Early schooling is also part of the third house, we test the waters of interaction that we’ve only just experienced with immediate family – and now to others going through the same thing.