3rd House Meaning In Vedic Astrology

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What does the 3rd House Lord in 1st House mean?

When the planet which governs your natal 3rd house is located in your ascendant, it means to have the combination of 3rd lord in 1st house in sidereal Vedic astrology.

Now Lets Understand what happens when Retrograde planets in vedic astrology occupy Upachaya houses. 3rd, 6th 10th and 11th is called the Upachaya house. These houses are growth making house. They are very helpful for materialistic gain They are part of Artha trikona and Kama Trikona. Malefic planets like Mars Saturn does very well in these houses. The following mentioned below are the 12 houses of vedic astrology and its meaning. The 1st house, referred to as the Ascendant: the self, demeanor, and vitality. It describes the personality, the natural demeanor of the person while he faces the outside world, and also his physical appearance.

The first house or ascendant signifies your self, soul, mindset, overall prosperity, and health while the 3rd house signifies communication, skills, hobbies, sports, courage, ambition, etc. Hence, with this combination, general effects are that the topics of the 3rd house influence your own self, mindset, and general well-being.

Results of 3rd House Lord in 1st House

Classical Interpretations

According to the classical source of Vedic astrology BPHS when the Sahaj Lord is located in the Tanu Bhava, natives with this combination will be self-made people and also be blessed with self-made riches. It can be astrologically explained as the 3rd house in Vedic astrology signifies skills, courage, and action. When the lord of the third house comes to the 1st house of self, it creates a self-made successful person.

Their success is also backed by another special permutation in Vedic astrology. To be specific, 3rd house lord in 1st house is eleventh from its own sign/house. The 11th house mainly signifies the fulfillment of desires, gains, and profits. Hence, this combination of 3rd in 1st becomes very auspicious regarding entrepreneurship and self.made success.

My Way Or Highway

The same classical source also states that such natives are lacking the motivation to study. It can be linked to their self-made identity and lifestyle. As such natives prefer independent (significance of 1st house) way of acting ( significance of 3rd), they are less interested in conventional group studies. They feel and believe they can become prosperous in their own unique ways. If the 3rd lord is auspiciously placed sign wise in the 1st house or ascendant, then these natives are lucky to find success in their own unique way of doing and managing all matters.

Witty & Valorous

BPHS also mentions that such natives are courageous, witty, smart, and intelligent. It is very straightforward, as the 3rd house signifies courage and skills, the placement of this lord in the 1st house of self and mindset creates a very valorous and intelligent mindset.


Interestingly, BPHs also states that these natives with this combination are inclined towards worshipping. Astrologically, it can be proven by the fact that the 1st house belongs to Dharma Trikona or the triangle of righteousness. It also belongs to Trikona Bhava house group or trine houses which are considered very auspicious spiritual houses in Vedic astrology. All these significations lead to one conclusion, the native is concerned about morals and righteousness and willing to put use their intelligence, energy, and power of action to worship higher powers or God.

Desire Of Independence

As the 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona, in 1st house it influences the self and mindset of a considerate person. Accordingly, people with this combination are motivated by desires. they desire to be independent and create their own success with own unique skills. They might be also a bit selfish and follow their own interests first of all.


The 3rd house lord is the ruler of communication, both written and verbal and its positioning in the 1st house indicates that these natives are very communicative. If the 3rd lord is auspiciously positioned in the 1st house id indicates that such natives are very skilled in communication, both written and verbal, which helps to achieve success in ventures. They use their communication in order to make deals and sign partnerships successfully.

Hurdles On Path

The 3rd house also belongs to the Dusthana Bhava group, which is the house of hardships and hurdles and in the 1st house creates obstacles. As a result, these natives may drop out of school or college for various reasons. For example, they simply have a desire to follow their own unique path and not waste time in school. The second example is when they are forced to leave college due to financial obstacles.

Independent Entrepreneurs

These natives are interested in building their own business with their natural talents and skills because 3rd lord in 1st house gives direct aspect upon the 7th house of trading, business, and partnerships. Hence, they apply their own talents and skills combined with their mental strength and courage to take action and become successful in their own venture, whatever it takes. They are also talented in signing agreements and finding compromises as the aspect upon the 7th house indicates so.

If 3rd lord is auspiciously positioned in the ascendant sign-wise, then it indicates success to these natives in their own undertakings.

Relation With Siblings

The 3rd house is all about siblings, younger siblings to be specific. With this combination, it indicates that siblings of the native play a major role in shaping the identity of the native. That is, siblings may or may not be helpful for the native depending on the auspiciousness of the planet concerned.

Accordingly, if the 3rd lord is auspiciously positioned in the ascendant sign-wise, it indicates that relations with the siblings are good and supportive to the self (1st) of the native.

In the opposite situation, when the 3rd lord is damaged, fallen/debilitated in the ascendant it indicates that siblings cause a lot of obstacles and hurdles to the native which hinders the process of becoming self-dependent and successful.

Local Network

The 3rd house also signifies the local network and the positioning of this lord in the 1st house indicates that the local community or network shapes the personality of the native. They are also very helpful for the native in order to manifest or materialize the goals.

The people in the local network are the ones the native will start initial cooperation with whom to reach higher success and independence.

Physical Strength

The 3rd lord is a Dusthana Bhava ruler which causes hurdles to the self, mentally and physically in the ascendant. However, depending on the positioning of the third ruler, the outcomes may vary.

Accordingly, if the third house ruler is well placed in the first house, it indicates that the initial hurdles cause the natives to become stronger, both mentally and physically. There might be initial health ailments in younger ages, which resolve gradually.

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What are the lord and names of 12 houses in vedic astrology? Let us understand the meaning & significance of 12 houses & planets in vedic astrology.

We will also learn about the 12 bhavas and their lords.

12 Houses of Bhavas in Astrology

In Indian Vedic astrology, the twelve houses are called Bhava and each one of these have their own meaning.

These 12 houses are further divided into four ‘bhavas’ which are Dharma (duty), Artha (resources), Kama (pleasure) and Moksha (liberation).

1. Dharma – 1st, 5th and 9th Bhavas/Houses – The need to find our path and purpose.
2. Artha – 2nd, 6th and 10th Bhavas/Houses – The need to acquire the necessary resources and abilities to provide for ourselves to fulfill our path and purpose.
3. Kama – 3rd, 7th and 11th Bhavas/Houses – The need for pleasure and enjoyment.
4. Moksha – 4th, 8th and 12th Bhavas/Houses – The need to find liberation and enlightenment from the world.

Theses 12 bhavas or houses in the horoscope are also classified into four different categories:

1. Kendra: the angular houses, that is the first (1st), fourth (4th), seventh (7th) and tenth (10th) houses.
2. Trikona: the houses forming a triangle within the chart with the first house (120 degrees apart from one another). These are the first (1st), fifth (5th) and ninth (9th). These are the most auspicious houses in vedic astrlogy.
3. Dusthana: the less fortunate houses which are said to inauspicious ones. These houses are the sixth (6th), eighth (8th) and twelfth (12th) houses.
4. Upachaya: These are the “growth” or “remedial” houses, where malefic planets tend to improve slowly. They are the third (3rd), sixth (6th), tenth (10th) and eleventh (11th) houses.

Meaning of respective houses in Hindu Kundli and their importance:

  1. House 1 in Kundli – House of the Self – Tanu Bhava
  2. House 2 in Kundli – House of Wealth – Dhan Bhava
  3. House 3 in Kundli – The House of the Siblings – Sahai Bhava
  4. House 4 in Kundli – House of the Home/Mother – Bandhu Bhava
  5. House 5 in Kundli – The House of Children – Putra Bhava
  6. House 6 in Kundli – The House of Enemies – Ari Bhava
  7. House 7 in Kundli – The House of the Spouse – Yuvati Bhava
  8. House 8 in Kundli – The House of Death – Randhr Bhava
  9. House 9 in Kundli – The House of Fortune – Dharma Bhava
  10. House 10 in Kundli – House of the Career – Karma Bhava
  11. House 11 in Kundli – The House of Large Sums, Gains and Friends – Labh Bhava
  12. House 12 in Kundli – The House of Enlightenment – Vyaya Bhava

Read below to see the detailed meaning and importance of each houses in Kundli.

The Twelve houses in Vedic Astrology (Hindu) and Their Significance

1. First House in Kundli

  • House of the Self – Tanu Bhava

  • Lagnasthan, Tanusthan

Ascendant or “Lagna” in Sanskrit.

The planet ruling the 1st house becomes your Lagna or symbol for your birth chart/life chart. This house signifies life, longevity, self, health, nature and appearance of native. It represents you as a human being, who you are generally. When well aspected it can give fame, beauty, popularity, good health and the ability to make a good first impression. When afflicted, it can do the opposite.

First House represents Body, fame, strength, character, courage, knowledge or lack of it, residence, place of birth, dignity, honour, ancestry, livelihood, the present wisdom, wealth, comforts and discomforts, self-respect, peace of mind, happiness and un-happiness, detachment, virtues and vices, health of parents.

Body in general, limbs, complexion, marks or moles on the body, sound and unsound health, skin texture, longevity, sleep, head, brain, texture of hair, stamina.

2. Second House

  • House of Wealth – Dhan Bhava

  • Dhana-sthan, Kutumb-sthan

This house indicates inflow of finances, bank position, right eye, family, early age or boyhood, speech, sanyas, servants and friends. Self earned wealth, loss or damage, worldly possessions, jewellery, grandfather and mother. It also denotes family, understanding with family members, inheritance and law suits. The quality of what a person eats and drinks can be seen here. Also, foul language and the tendency to lie is seen from this house.

Face, teeth, tongue, oral cavity, nose, nails, speech, eyes(right eye).

3. Third House

  • The House of the Siblings – Sahai Bhava

  • Shatru-sthan, Parakram-sthan

It denotes younger brothers and sisters and their relations. It signifies courage, intelligence, education up to Higher Secondary level, taste for writing, ornaments, clothes, short journeys. Signing contracts and documents etc. It also represents physical fitness, hobbies, talent, education and good qualities.

Ears(right ear), neck, throat, shoulders, bones, upper limbs, mental instability, physical growth, and longevity.

4. Fourth House

3rd House Meaning In Vedic Astrology
  • House of the Home/Mother – Bandhu Bhava

  • Matru-sthan, Sukha-sthan

This house signifies mother, property, conveyance, domestic surroundings and happiness. Old age environments, private affairs, public, inheritance, false allegations, agriculture land and its produce. It is also responsible for hidden treasures, comforts and discomforts, victory and defeat and possession of cattle.

Chest, lungs, heart, breast, potent, medicine.

5. Fifth House

  • The House of Children – Putra Bhava

  • Vidya-sthan, Putra-sthan

It is responsible for Children, speculation, intellectual status and luck are gauged from this house. It also gives pleasure, love affairs, lady love, legal or illegal amusements. The Fifth house is responsible for kidnap and rape. It denotes mental ability, learning, knowledge, character, acquisitions through wife, fascination for women and karmas of past lives.

Heart, upper abdomen, liver, gall bladder, mind, mental illness, problems related to pregnancy.

6. Sixth House

  • The House of Enemies – Ari Bhava

  • Ripu-sthan, Rog-sthan

This house is responsible for enemies, health, service, servants, uncle, aunts and relations on father’s side. It represents Enemies, oppositions, mental agitation, injuries, accident, disease, wounds sustained in war, loans, debts, losses, disappointments, obstacles, poisions, slanders, humiliation, cruelty, indulgence in prohibited acts, theft, quarrels, imprisonment, maternal uncles, maternal aunt, step-mother, pets, cattle, flavours of food, servants, subordinates, nuisances in general.

Intestines, umbilical region, phlegmatic illness, tuberculosis, eye disease, poisoning, accidents, operations.

7. Seventh House

  • The House of the Spouse – Yuvati Bhava

  • Bharya-sthan, Maraka-sthan

3rd House Meaning In Vedic Astrology Compatibility

Matters regarding wife, husband, partnership, external sex organs, conjugal happiness are associated with the Seventh House. It also represents Spouse, sex partner, marriage, adultery, lust or passion, nature or character of spouse, sexual union, secret love affairs, journey, deviation from ones path, partnership in business, overt enemies, quarrels, theft, loss of memory, recovery of lost wealth, progress, attainment of status, grandfather, brothers son death.

Lower urinary tract, anal canal, semen, seminal vesicle, urethra, prostrate, sexual act.

8. Eighth House

  • The House of Death – Randhr Bhava

  • Mrityu-sthan

Eight House is a very important house and represents death, obstacle, defeat, disgrace, diseases, finances through unfair means, internal sex organs, longevity, mental pain obstacles, dowry of wife, gain from in laws, mode of death, imprisonment, worries, misery, loss of memory, sin, killing a living being, capital punishment, nature of death, place of death, wickedness, humiliation, wifes wealth and sudden unexpected gain.

External genitalia, incurable or chronic disease, loss of limb, longevity, cause of death, severe mental anguish.

9. Ninth House

4th House Astrology Meaning

  • The House of Fortune – Dharma Bhava

  • Bhagya-sthan


This house indicates religion, father, foreign travel, publicity, preceptor, higher education, learning, writing books, Virtuous deeds, pilgrimages, worship, religious inclination, devotional and religious learning, karmas of the present birth, splendour, association with virtuous, auspiciousness, the preceptor or guru, father, austerity, penance, charity, kindness, wisdom, knowledge, devotion towards the preceptor, spiritual initiation, mental quietude, fame and fortune, progeny, temples, vedic rituals, long journeys, travel by sea.

3rd House Meaning In Vedic Astrology

Hips, thighs, nourishment.

10. Tenth House

  • House of the Career – Karma Bhava

  • Karma-sthan, Pitru-sthan

This is an important house and indicates profession, source of livelihood, income through job, foreign travel, financial status, property, status in life, activities outside house, pleasures, honor, wealth, political power, social status, hidden treasure, prescribed course, education, performance of sacred and religious deeds.

Knee joint, knee cap, lower part of body.

11. Eleventh House

  • The House of Large Sums, Gains and Friends – Labh Bhava

  • Labha-sthan

Eleventh House represents for income, acquisition, fulfillment of desires, accumulated wealth, rewards, favours from government and rulers, special status, ancestral property, elder brothers and sisters and relations with them. It also denotes gains of all the nature, lost wealth and profits and returns.

4th House Astrology

Legs, left ear, left upper limb, recovery from disease.

12. Twelfth House

Houses In Astrology Meaning

  • The House of Enlightenment – Vyaya Bhava

  • Vyaya-sthan

It signifies private enemies, pleasures of beds, law suits, imprisonments, secret works, moksha, hospitalization, conjugal relations with opposite sex other than legitimate. Sorrows, debts, lost goods etc. It also represents spending money, mental anguish, loss of sleep, physical disease, wickedness, penury, imprisonment, confinement in an enemys house, loss of spouse and loss in travel and enemies.

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Sleep disorders, mental imbalance, hospitalisation, feet, left eye, death.

Points to remember to understand Kundli of a person:

3rd House Meaning In Vedic Astrology

1. The kendras(or Quadrants) : Houses 1,4, 7 and 10. These are highly significant houses.
2. The panapharas(or Successant Houses) : Houses 2,5, 8 and 11.
3. The Apoklimas(or Cadent Houses) : Houses 3,6,9 and 12.
4. The Trikons(or Trines) : Houses 1,5 and 9. These are highly auspicious and, along with the kendras, determine the health, wealth, status, dignity, rise and virtue or a native. The lagna being both a kendra and a trikona, is the most significant of all the houses.
5. The Upachayas : Houses 3,6, 10 and 11. These houses indicate struggle, competition and material achievement.
6. The Trika Houses : houses 6,8 and 12. These are considered bad houses(Duhsthanas). They indicate debt, disease, loss and misery.
7. The Ayu-sthanas(or houses of longevity) : Houses 8 and 3(8th from the 8th). They indicate the length of life and therefore, also the death.
8. The maraka-sthanas(or killer houses): houses 2 and 7.