Books by Stefan Stenudd:
Third House in the Horoscope
Your Friends in Classical Astrology
The everyday communication
with friends, fellow students and acquaintances,
as a grammar school of life.
The 3rd House governs your friends and acquaintances, the people you spend your everyday life with when not at work. The House is essentially about communication, exchanging words and thoughts in a carefree way. It also tells something about your childhood schooling. Honestly, the first ten or so years of school are much more about hanging out with one's classmates than studying this or that science. We're schooled in social interaction.
The 3rd House is strongly linked to the Zodiac sign Gemini and the planet Mercury, both of them also dealing a lot with communication on a basic level.
Zodiac sign and PlanetIf the House changes Zodiac sign somewhere in its span, that means your relation to friends and acquaintances change somehow at some point in life. Usually, it also means changing friends. This also means that if most or all of the House is in the same Zodiac sign, you tend to stick to the friends you got at the beginning. At least, your type of relation remains the same, even if you get other friends.
Planets in the 3rd House indicate that you have a lot of interaction with your friends and that this is a very important part of your life. You're not without friends if the House lacks planets, but that part of your life is not as important as it otherwise would be. You focus more on other things.
Here are simple keywords describing your relations to your friends, depending on what Zodiac sign you have in the 3rd House:
Here are keywords for how your social life is stimulated if you have a planet in your 3rd House:
The keywords are just simple clues to understand the 3rd House. You need to consider the whole before deciding on the meaning of one single ingredient.
AspectsThe 3rd House has the following aspect relations to other Houses:
These relations between the Houses are quite important when analyzing their influence. The opposition aspect to the 9th House, which shows travel and new settings, is no mystery: when you go away you lose touch with your friends. The trine to the 7th House, that of partnership, and the 11th House, the greater social scene, are just as evident. In both cases it's very much about meeting people and making friends.
The squares to the 6th House, work, and the 12th, personal sacrifice, show the problems that these Houses can cause your social life and your relations to your friends. Still, squares can be solved satisfactory for all involved, so there are ways of gaining from these conflicting situations.
The sextile with the 5th House, leisure, means that friendship is favorite leisure, and more difficult when you're otehrwise engaged. The one with the 1st House, identity, points out that it's by the impression you give others that you attract or repel them.
I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. Apart from fiction, I've written several books about astrology and spirituality. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Classical astrology is according to the age old astrological principles, which are just as relevant today. The complete horoscope chart consists of many more components than your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). The latter has quite limited applications, which should be respected. This website deals mainly with the complete horoscope, and states clearly when that's not the case.
About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of astrology, in-depth presentations of the Zodiac and your sun sign, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe astrology basics present the astrological components and their significance in the personal horoscope. They are the twelve Zodiac signs, the twelve planets, the twelve Houses, and the five aspects.
There are astrologers who use additional celestial bodies, as well as additional aspects. I stick to the horoscope fundamentals specified by Ptolemy, the Greek mathematician of the 2nd century CE, in his classic on astrology: Tetrabiblos. It's the primary source to western astrology.