annual transit of the Sun to the 3rd House tends to be a time when the
mental faculties are alert. At such a time a person is usually able to
express himself well and it is therefore,
for communication and social intercourse.
this time of the year the idea of further study frequently recommends
itself as an individual may feel drawn towards a particular subject or
discipline and feels as though he has the mental energy to spare.
by progression, the Sun moves into the 3rd House, a person tends to become
increas≠ingly aware and concerned with education.
the movement is from the 2nd House, then it may be that a person has been
concerned with establishing himself materially, and may in the process
have come by much practical experience. His subsequent interest in
education may be because he sees it as away of passing on the experience
he has gained or because he feels that in establishing himself materially
he has had to hold his intellectual curiosity in check. His move into
further education is therefore a reward to himself. Either way, his
awareness of the need to supplement the practical with intellectual
the movement into H 3 is from H 4, then it is likely that a person will
seek to make his interest in psychology the subject of formal study.
Alternatively or additionally, he may become increasingly aware at this
time of his life, of the part played by ideas and the social mores in the
shaping of his emotional nature. It is a time when he considers himself
vis a vis the
society and the environment in which he has been raised.
time of a Mercury transit to the 2nd House usually requires a person to
give thought to his financial situation and to take steps to improve it in
some way. It may also be a time in which a person seeks to give practical
expres≠sion to the perspective conferred by the radical placement of
Mercury. This time of the year is usually
by a need to focus upon material concerns.
transit of Mercury through the 3rd House, of which it is the natural
ruler, tends to increase the mental energy. In the absence of any
intellectual activity, in order to absorb the additional energy, it can
turn into restlessness, anxiety and garrulousness. This transit is best
to deal with correspondence and communication matters or for engaging in
some kind of study and training.
progression of Mercury through the 3rd House is likely to mark a time when
a person is very active mentally. This may or may not involve him in
formal education during the time that Mercury is moving through H 3.
Should there be no formal study, then a person is likely to pursue
intellectual or literary interests of his own.
time, during which Mercury is moving through H3, may also indicate a
period of the life in which a siblingís role becomes increasingly
transit of Venus to the 3rd House usually marks a time of the year when
the mind is clear and peaceful rather than stimulated. It is
for communication of all kinds and for the giving and receiving of welcome
prospect of further education may also be viewed positively at this time
and increased involvement in the local community is also likely. Renewed
or more fulfilling relationships with siblings may also occur at this
transit of Mars to the 3rd House indicates a time when a person is
inclined to assert himself verbally or through the use of his intellect.
As Martian energy confers a desire to succeed it tends to be a very
time for studying for examinations and for situations, which require much
correspondence or verbal exchange. The communication, which takes place
under a transit of Mars to H 3, tends to be vehement and sometimes
with siblings or
neighbours, and problems with cars and other means of
transport are common at this time.
period during which Mars progresses through H 3 tends to be a time when a
person puts much of his energy into education or some kind of training,
with a view to improving his opportunities in the area of life indicated
by the natal placement of Mars.
this period the desire to bring the intellect into play is strong and a
person may be experienced by others as opinionated and argumentative. It
may prove to be a time of difficulty with siblings and
the individual fights his corner.
Jupiter transit of the Third House tends to mark a time of intellectual
expansiveness, although it is less likely to result in formal study, as is
the case when the inner planets transit through H 3. Jupiter tends to
dislike the constraints of formal education and disposes a person to
pursue his own interests in his own way. The nature of those interests
tends to be indicated by the natal placement of Jupiter.
transit of Jupiter to the Third House may see the relationship with the
brothers and sisters opening up and strengthened by a more tolerant and
accepting attitude. Increased involvement in
activities and environmental concerns is also likely at this time.
Jupiter progresses through the Third House a personís reality tends to
undergo some considerable change as he takes on board new ideas and
exposes himself to new experiences. The natal placement of Jupiter will
indicate the kind of understanding and experiences responsible for this
broadening process. At this time of his life a person tends to become more
interested in and more tolerant of others. He is less threatened by
diversity of outlook, which he understands to be the product of
period of a person's life is
for intellectual activity of a non-formal kind.
As Saturn transits the Third House, a
person is inclined to review the circumstances which have created his
reality - his upbringing, his environment and his education - and he may
find them wanting in some way. Initially, in the face of the perceived
shortcomings he tends to feel impotent and this is likely to produce
depression and even despair. As Saturn approaches the end of the house,
however, a person has usually defined the changes he needs to make and is
resolved to go through with them.
The relationship with the brothers and sisters
and the environment into
which the individual was born may also undergo review at this time.
period of a Saturn progression of the Third House is a time when the
challenges and difficulties indicated by the natal placement of Saturn
personís perception of the world. This in turn will Influence the way he
communicates and the ideas to which he his receptive. A person commonly
feels threatened and insecure at this time and in consequence he tends to
be unreceptive and defensive towards the unfamiliar, although, the stage
in a personís life in which this progression occurs, will have
considerable bear≠ing on this matter. The older he is the more
opportunities he will have had, to overcome the fears and the
vulnerability of his natal Saturn, and to have developed its strengths.
optimum result attainable from the period during which Saturn transits H3,
that each is the author of his own reality, and that negativity comes from
Uranus transits the Third House, a person is freed from many aspects of
the conditioning, which have formed his reality. At this time he tends to
question and reject much that, hitherto, he has accepted without question.
There is frequently, an enhanced interest in occult and psychic matters,
especially if H 3 is tenanted. The discipline and structure of formal
education rarely has much appeal at this time, as the mind is restless and
with others, particularly those who were part of the environment in which
a person was brought up are frequently put under strain by this transit,
which makes a person critical and disinclined to accept prevailing views
change of locality is likelihood during a transit of Uranus to H 3, and
most commonly occurs as Uranus approaches the last degrees of the house.
Uranus moves through the Third House by progression, a personís reality
is subjected to major revision, as is the case with the transit. Much
that, hitherto, had been accepted without question is examined and
rejected, although this process takes place over a much longer period than
is the case with the transit. Over time he is likely to put a greater
distance between himself and the people, circumstances and ideas, which
have formed his reality in his earlier years. Physical estrangements and
removals may have a part to play in this process.
the time Uranus leaves H 3 a person is likely to have changed his views
and outlook in a very substantial way.
transit of Neptune to the 3rd House tends to increase a personís
sensitivity and his sense of being is linked to others through shared
experiences and perspectives. An enthusiasm for reading or film and
theatre going may develop at this time when a person is able to relate to
the experiences of others and is receptive to their way of thinking.
a transit of Neptune to H 3 a person tends to become very aware of his
environment - his
locality and the larger society, of which it forms a part - because it is
understood, to both influence and be influen≠ced by those who live within
it. Under this transit a person may move to another locality, which he
perceives to be supportive of a better quality of life.
movement of Neptune through the 3rd House indicates a period, during which
the sharper corners of a personís reality tend to be smoothed, as fears
and prejudices are dissolved by a greater awareness of the unity which
underlies human diversity, and of the part played by conditioning in
creating diversity. At such a time there may develop an interest in one
particular kind of cultural influence or in the influences, which are
dominant in a particular culture.
may also indicate a time when a person formally trains or communicates the
awareness conferred by his natal Neptune. If Neptune is natally in H 6,
then a person is likely to communicate details of his vocation; if it is
in H 5 then he is likely to communicate his creative gift; if it is in H 4
then he is likely to be examining and communicating his awareness of the
effect of the collective memory on the psyche of the individual.
Pluto transits the 3rd House, a personís reality and understanding is
permanently changed by highly charged emotional experiences, which expose
psychological patterns created during the formative years. Frequently
these involve the mores and morality of the environment in which a person
was brought up or educated, or of his relationship with siblings. This is
particularly true if H3 is tenanted. Understanding how these patterns came
to be formed, offers him the opportunity to be free from their grips.
Under this transit a person may choose to educate himself further as a
corrective to the superstitions and prejudices with which he was brought
up. Or, he may find a new way of expressing himself, which he perceives to
be more universal in its appeal.
Pluto progresses through the 3rd House, a person comes to question the
very foundations of his reality by becoming aware of the part played by
emotional reaction in its formation and of the circumstances which formed
his response nature. This is particularly evident when natal Pluto is in H
4. When natal Pluto is in H 5, then the period of its progression through
H 3 may be a
time when a person begins to express his creative contribution through
writing or teaching - experiences, which of themselves, enable him to
further his understanding of his role, the circumstances which have
enabled him to develop his gift and the way the sense of identity,
conferred by this gift,
monthly passage of the Moon through the 3rd House is usually a time when
the mind is alert and able to deal readily with correspondence and other
matters, which require mental energy and agility.
however, the natal chart indicates that a person is greatly influenced by
lunar energy then the time that the Moon transits H3 may indicate a period
during which the emotions distort the perceptions.
the progressing Moon approaches the 3rd House, there is usually a marked
increase in mental energy and at this time a person usually longs to find
something Ďto stretch his mind'. . Much further or tertiary education is
embarked upon as the Moon begins its transit of H 3.
cases where an individual lacks confidence in his intellectual abilities
the decision to embark upon a course of study is frequently taken only
when the Moon reaches the last degrees of H 3. This marks the climax of a
two-year period in which all manner of doubts and insecurities are raised
by the desire to further education.
others the passage of the progressed Moon through H 3 marks a time when
environmental matters command attention and there may be relocation to a
place deemed to be more congenial, as the Moon reaches the last degrees of
movement of the Moon through H3 may also mark the start of a period of
teaching or writing.