Gemini Element: Air
Area of Consciousness Personal
in House 3
Sun in House 3 signifies an incarnation in which experience to be gained
is from working with the concrete mind.
placement of the Sun usually produces a strong intellect and a gift for
communication, especially if the Sun is supported in House 3 by Mercury.
House people usually demonstrate considerable awareness of the importance
of the environment in the formation of the individual. Whether their focus
is the cultural or physical aspect of environment is a matter influenced
by the sign on the cusp of H3 and that occupied by the Sun.
Air signs tend to produce intellectuals; the Fire and Water signs, an
interest in the arts; the Earth signs, a concern with their physical
environment. All H3 people tend to see the individual and his environment
in a symbiotic relationship: pollute one and the other is also polluted.
In education is the salvation of both.
the outer planets are in H3 or opposing the Sun from H9, a person with
this placement of the Sun usually applies himself to analysing and
commenting on the mores of a society rather than questioning its
fundamental tenets. The House of Gemini is more likely to produce a
commentator rather than a
A person with the Sun in H3 examines his society as an interested insider.
area of the horoscope confers a rationalist's perspective, which a person
with the Sun in H3 rarely steps outside. Indeed it is unusual for a H3
person to step outside the culture of his birth for any length of time. He
considers himself to be a product of that culture, to 'speak the language'
both literally and metaphorically. Away from the familiar territory of the
society of his birth he tends to feel disoriented and cut-off. The
presence of Uranus and / or Pluto in H3, however, is likely to negate the
sense of belonging, which goes with this placement of the Sun, and turn it
Mercury is in House 3, with the Sun it reinforces a person's faith in
rational and empirical processes, and in classification and analysis as
tools in the service of understanding.
Mercury is in H3 and the Sun is in H2, then a person usually seeks to turn
his communication skills to financial advantage. This combination is found
in charts of people who work in the advertising industry and in selling.
Mercury is in H3 and the Sun is in H4, a person's quest for self-discovery
is likely to take place through formal disciplines such as psychology,
anthropology, and sociology. To such a person the concept of cultural
conditioning is very meaningful and is the key to an understanding of the
psyche of the individual.
in H3 with the Sun in any house confers intelligence and a gift for
communication. If afflicted by Saturn or the outer planets it may indicate
difficulties with a sibling.
in House 3 tends to produce a facility for communication, a fine singing
or speaking voice as well as an appreciation of literature and the arts.
The experience of education is usually positive to a person with this
placement although of itself it does not usually produce a particularly
powerful intellect. The concern, rather, is with order.
love for the locality of birth and a close relationship with one or all of
the siblings may produce a certain clannishness. Within a person with
Venus in H3, there is rarely any desire to leave the culture of birth,
unless the outer planets are also in H3.
Mars in House 3 a person is
likely to have a sharp tongue, a sarcastic wit and a defensive stance in
communication. This placement is commonly found in the charts of people
who experienced aggression in the childhood environment and learned to
defend themselves verbally rather than physically. Where this is the case
the perpetrator of the aggression is likely to be a sibling or a
contemporary rather than an adult.
his adult life the dealings, which a person with Mars in H3 has with
others, tend to be fraught with conflict and misunderstanding owing to his
inability to appreciate the extent of the abrasiveness of his own tongue.
This placement of Mars, however, may confer considerable literary ability
and a humourist’s talent.
motorists, people with Mars in H3 tend to be aggressive and
accident-prone. Their approach to life is generally competitive and
Jupiter in House 3 a person is likely to have a strong intellect and a
facility with the written and the spoken word. The interests tend to be
wide-ranging with this placement of Jupiter and it is more likely to
produce an informed layman than an academic. Yet a person with Jupiter in
H3 is likely to be enthusiastic about education and literacy and will fare
well as part of any organisation concerned with the promotion of learning,
whatever his capacity.
person with Jupiter in H3 usually has a good, if not close, relationship
with his siblings, which is founded upon an acceptance and appreciation of
Saturn in House 3 a person is likely to be dealing with karma arising from
the misuse of intellectual power. A person with this p1acement commonly
has the Moon in an Air sign or another Air House.
the present lifetime Saturn in H3 frequently makes it difficult for a
young person to make progress in the education system, although this is
less likely to be the result of a lack of intellectual ability than in the
frustration of the child’s circumstances (e.g. the need to change
schools repeatedly or to receive the education in a language which is not
the child’s native tongue.) Sometimes there is a sibling of exceptional
ability to whom the child compares himself or is compared unfavourably.
perceived inability to make progress is likely to make the child quit
education at the earliest possible opportunity, only to return as an
adult when he feels disadvantaged by his lack of qualifications. Where
this is the case, a person with Saturn in H3 tends to apply himself with a
dedication, which is a measure of the value it now has for him.
Alternatively, a person with Saturn in H3 may fare very well in the
education system from a very early age, by dint of an application, which
requires him to neglect other areas of his life. Either way, the education
is not something, which is taken lightly or gained without perceived
sacrifice. And in either scenario sibling rivalry or loneliness arising
from the absence of siblings, is likely to be a factor.
a person with Saturn in H3, qualifications tend to be seen as a benchmark
against which he is able to assess his own intellectual worth.
Uranus is in House 3, there is a developmental need for a person to be
freed from over-identification with rational and empirical thought processes.
Uranus in this house confers a lightening intuition and the ability to
arrive at the ‘bottom line’ without having cognisance of the
kind of intelligence tends not to be given much recognition by formal
education with the result that a young person may become bored and
alienated from a system he perceives to be pedestrian. His stance is
frequently one of intellectual arrogance as he considers himself, not
without cause, to have greater originality than his peers.
is noteworthy that Uranus in H3 is a placement common amongst practicing
astrologers: not only does it confer an interest in this branch of
knowledge but it also gives the ability to synthesis the components of a
horoscope. Indeed it is with the occult practices that Uranus in H3 comes
into its own.
Uranus in H3, a person tends to have poor concentration especially where
routine application is required. In consequence this placement tends to
make for erratic and accident-prone motorists and unlucky travelers;
Uranus in H3 will rarely bother to research the journey it is about to
in House 3 creates an imaginative and even visionary mind. The faculty for
imitation is also considerable with the result that foreign languages tend
to be mastered quickly as if by a process of absorption. The gift for
mimicry conferred by this placement of Neptune is notable.
with Neptune in H3 tend to be highly sensitive to 'spirit of place' and
may feel a strong sense of connectedness to a region or locality which may
or may not be that of birth.
with Uranus, the Third House placement of Neptune tends to adversely
affect the concentration and rarely creates any leaning towards the
sciences. The presence of Neptune in H3 may also signify a sensitive or
Pluto in House 3, the soul, over many lifetimes, is coming to understand
the nature of personal reality. This placement of Pluto gives depth to the
mind and a need to penetrate to the very roots of the process of
conditioning. Eventually the Plutonian comes to understand that 'What is
looked at is what is looking' (St. Francis).
he analyses influences working on him in any lifetime it is likely that a
person with this placement of Pluto will become estranged from both his
family and the society of his birth if he perceives their contribution to
have been negative. The difficulties, which a person with Pluto in H3
tends to have with his family, are likely to be the result of conflicting
outlooks rather than being rooted in the nurturing experience. In
consequence they tend to manifest from adolescence onwards. With Pluto in
H3 a person tends to be vehement and uncompromising in his views and
rarely fares well in any education system despite his strong intellect and
placement is frequently found in the charts of people who have made
themselves exiles from their country of birth, usually because they object
to the national mentality.
Moon in House 3 is an indication that there has been past life experience
of being part of a small, self-conscious community, the mores of which
became the unchallenged foundations of the personal reality.
born with the Moon in House 3 are freqently born into tight-knit or
clannish communities which define themselves as much by what they are not
as by what it is they do stand for. According to the criteria of Astrology,
academia forms such a community.
development of a person with the Moon in H3 depends upon his moving out
and on and gaining new terms of reference because he identifies with what
circumstance has made familiar to an extent that he imprisons himself in
his own unchallenged assumptions. The position of the Sun indicates the
area of life into which the movement is to be made; the pattern of the
chart as a whole will suggest how much of a wrench the separating out will
person with the Moon in H3 tends to have difficulty with emotional
detachment. In extreme cases a person’s reality can be based exclusively
upon emotional projection, a situation inherently isolating and
NOTE - The emphasis put
upon academic and professional qualifications in most contemporary
industrialised societies has turned qualifications into the principle
benchmark of intelligence. As a result there are many people with
emphasised Third Houses who, because they did not perform well at school
for whatever reason, have difficulty in recognising their own intellectual
capabilities. They tend to be in a double bind because the regard they
have for education, by virtue of their Third House planets, makes them
assess themselves against the criteria of the very system, which is
disadvantaging them. In consequence they tend to become passive consumers
within their societies rather than the investigators and reformers which
their Third House planets entitile them to be.