3rd House in astrology, Houses!

3rd house

The 3rd house in astrology is a cadent house meaning it is about change and adaptation. Cadent housed helps us evolve. The 3rd house is about how we adapt to social changes, given this is an air house, in our immediate environment. The native location for Gemini, the element of this house is air, the ruler of this house is Mercury. This house is where you can find information on childhood, neighbors, peers, and siblings, how you communicated with others in every form of communication, and how you think. The third house shapes the conscious mind and quick reasoning. Planets here take on many 3rd house qualities if there are enough planets here the person could seem like a full-blown Gemini.

If you are looking at someone’s natal chart are judging the conditions of transits in relation to a natal chart each planet especially the personal planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars will have the same feel as a Mercury conjunction. For the Sun that means someone who loves to communicate and make their point known. They can argue up a storm if it comes down to it. For the Moon, its placement here would create a need to talk or communicate in all forms to sort out the things going on within. Friends and peers can come and go like the tide. The inner day to day mind and emotions are riddled with mercurian nervous energy. With Mercury here, you will have one cunning and smart individual on your hands. They are smart because of an insatiable curiosity. Having their hands in more than one cookie jar is how they keep some semblance of inner peace. It takes time for the Mercury in the third to develop the staying power to handle multiple things at once. Venus here makes a flirt, they will flirt with their friends, neighbors, the postman, you name it. They value communication in all forms. It is like an art for them. In fact, if this person is creative or artistic, they will use creativity to communicate what they value. Their words are subtle used they will use sweet words to get what they want. Mars here makes a spitfire. I do not wish to battle with someone who has this Mars placement. Just with how they communicate form body language to words or text they make it known they can tear you a new one.

The third house sign in someone natal chart tells you the basic of how someone communicates, and people they deal with on a daily bases.  To look more in-depth you will have to find the lord of the third house, meaning you would have to find the planet that rules the sign of that person’s third house.

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Houses in Astrology

There are 12 houses in astrology. The 12 houses correlate to the 12 signs. The 1st house is home for Ares, the 2nd house is home to Taurus, the 3rd house is home to Gemini so on and so forth. Astrological houses hold an is the environment the zodiac signs evolve in. As for planets, the houses are ruled or governed by planets, corresponding to the masculine and feminine aspect of planets. An easy way to tell if a house is masculine or feminine is if it is an even or odd house. Even numbers are seen as feminine, odd numbers are masculine. Another way is by the natural element associated with that house, fire and air are masculine, earth and water are feminine.

There are three types of houses angular houses relating to cardinal signs like Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Succedent houses relating to fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Then, cadent houses relating to mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Angular houses create the structure of the natal chart and start the flow of energy through the signs. Succedent houses preserve the energy created from the Agular houses and Cardinal signs. The need for preservation in the houses is one reason why fixed signs are stubborn and hard to change. Cadent houses keep the energy flowing ensuring nothing is stagnant. The requirement for energy to move and progress is why mutable signs need space freedom and the ability to move and transmute in accordance with there element.

The primary run through of the houses are as follows

House          Zodiac    Planet    Element   House type    Modality   Gender

1st house    Aries      Mars       Fire            Angular          Cardinal   Masculine

2nd House  Taurus   Venus    Earth        Succedent         Fixed        Feminine

3rd House  Gemini   Mercury  Air          Cadent              Mutable    Masculine

4th House  Cancer    Moon        Water      Angular           Cardinal   Feminine

5th House   Leo         Sun          Fire           Succedent        Fixed        Masculine

6th House  Virgo      Mercury   Earth       Cadent             Mutable   Feminine

7th House  Libra      Venus        Air            Angular          Cardinal    Masculine

8th House Scorpio    Mars/Pluto   Water   Succedent      Fixed        Feminine

9th House Sagittarius   Jupiter    Fire       Cadent            Mutable    Masculine

10th House Capricorn  Saturn   Earth    Angular          Cardinal    Feminine

11th House Aquarius  Saturn/Uranus   Air   Succedent    Fixed       Masculine

12th House Pisces  Jupiter/Neptune   Water   Cadent      Mutable   Feminine

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Mercury is the closest planet to the sun in our solar system, with an extremely thin atmosphere not doing much to protect it from the Sun’s rays and flare. Its named after Romes God Mercury the trickster god of thieves, moving through the veil, and male virility who enjoys the company of man more than that of the gods. This small planet orbits the sun in about 88 days, 87.97 to be more accurate, staying in one sign from two weeks to one month depending on the motion of this planet. Meaning if Mercury is in the process of going into or out of retrograde, retrograde, or direct.

In astrology, this planet governs communication, thinking, peers, and cunning. It rules Gemini and Virgo, Exalted in Virgo, Falls in Pisces, and is debilitated in Sagittarius. Mercury is about obtaining knowledge through curiosity, again, governing two signs Gemini, gaining information and Virgo- breaking down that information. It rules over the third house of short travel, peers, communication, and sixth house of open enemies, health, and routine. The two elements attributed to Mercury air and earth showing in astrology this planet is about logic and practicality. Mercury’s mode is mutable meaning the characteristics of Mercury are fickle, cunning, detached, and always adjusting to change. When Mercury aspects a planet it adds Gemini or Virgo qualities to that plant. For example, Venus/Mercury aspects can give eloquence with speech, value logic and reason, learning skills, love of talking and being social with peers, dating multiple people at once or serial dating, and lends to noticing details and/or being critical of those in your personal relationship. Mercury/Moon aspects give a busy mind, nervous thoughts/emotions, need for talk and communication for comfort, wanting to move around, or traveling short distances for emotional stability.

Mercury dominant people, for the most part, are curious, leans towards intellectualism, tend to be lean and wiry, with long limbs or fingers. Mercury gives a need for people to build and gain skills, most of the time it is hard for Mercury dom people to stick to one thing.

Alchemically The symbolic meaning of Mercury is shown in the three elements of dark matter as Spirit. The glyph is composed of the crescent, circle the ego, and cross showing the connection of the mind and self on the physical and spiritual. Think of this a moving through the vail and bring your thoughts from the mental or spiritual to the mundane/physical. The metal for Mercury is quicksilver, the day is Wednesday, the finger it rules is the pinky finger. As for the Body, mercury rules the arms and hands.



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Gemini 1.0

Moving on to Gemini, aka the twins. Gemini marks the end months of spring. Gemini season ( like all mutable seasons) is a time of transition. Anyways Gemini season starts from May 20th- June 21st. This is the first Air sign of the zodiac. They are the first true chatterbox of astrology. Their words are a bit grand, dramatic, and …creative in nature.  They will talk to you if they like you or not. Back to the mutableness of the Twins. Mutable is about adopting an accepting change. The mutable signs seem elusive and fickle. Gemini is an embodiment of quicksilver. Okay so in astrology Gemini comes from the 3rd house.

This house is about logic, commerce, quick trips, siblings and peers, the neighbors, and cunning. The planet that rules Gemini is Mercury. Gemini is the masculine aspect of Mercury with Virgo being the feminine aspect. The twins, they are some sly devils. And yes I mean they, if you ever met a Gemini you are meeting more than one person. They are dynamic people. To get a better grasp on them to look at the god that gives them such a nature- Mercury for the Romans and Hermes for the Greeks. Hermes was the quick messenger god moving between the boundaries of the divine and human, also the living and dead. He was a god the could go and come through the underworld. He was the god of Thieves, trade, male virility, sleep, speech, animal husbandry, athletes (surprise!), sports. Hermes is a god of luck- even though we pair this with Sagittarius, you must realize Gemini and Sag is on the same plane. Anyways, Hermes likes people, they interest him. There is another name for Hermes- Hermes Trismegistus or Hermes thrice great. He is mostly known for the emerald tables and Alchemy he is known to have a double snaked winged staff, a brimmed hat, and winged shoes. Mercury this the same as Hermes. So, back to Gemini. They are duality personified.

If you know one, you will notice how they can switch perspective in the drop of a hat. They are gregarious, they love to be around people. Gemini minds go 100 miles a minute! What they love is the accumulation knowledge. Gemini is a wordsmith most rappers have strong Gemini placements…usually mars in Gemini- I wouldn’t want to get in an argument with one. When it comes to their emotions, they tend to be more simmered down. Practical, yet very particular in who and what they want to invest their emotional life in. They can compartmentalize well and like cleans homes even though they may not want to clean it themselves. In relationships Gemini needs space and freedom- you can’t hold this person down. They just don’t want to be held down, they want to be as social as possible. People tend to look up to Geminis. To the public, they can be elusive as a Pisces. The twins are great in the film industry, and photography is like second nature to these people. Other careers to think about is communications, newscaster, writer, start an e-commerce business or a mathematician. They have a wide variety of skills.

On a side note, don’t take the Gemini’s airy personality as foolhardy. They will play mind games with you. This sign this the eighth house of Scorpio. On the surface, they seem light, but they can reach unimagined depths. Plus ( I don’t know why others haven’t picked up on this) they have a pretty high sex drive. Just something to leave you with. The phrase best known for Gemini is I think.



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