The third house in your astrology birth chart deals with communication and travel, as well as your immediate family environment, including your siblings. Your early education is reflected here; your schooling and your attitude toward learning, the experiences you had there, the memories that you made.
This house also pertains to short distance travel, places you could go there and back again within a day. Where you went in your neighborhood, the communities that appealed to you and your interactions with the people there is also illustrated in this area of your chart.
How well you get on with your siblings is also hinted at here, although to really analyze individual relationships you might want to consider investing in a synastry reading by an astrologer—they′re not just for lovers!
The sign on the cusp that rules this area indicates how you communicate with others, as will any planets in this house. Traditionally, the ruling sign of this house is Gemini, and the ruling planet of this house is Mercury. It′s a mutable house and belongs to the element of air.
The third house is named the ‘house of communication.′ It deals with more than just the words you use, though. It′s every way that you communicate and interact with others. It also sheds light on you internal dialogue, the way that you speak to yourself. it will determine if it will lead you to success or if you have challenges there.
These are deliberate interactions, whether they′re positive or negative. All of these interchanges are ways that you communicate with your environment and the world around you. It′s part of your early learning, part of becoming who you will grow into being.
Unlike the ninth house, which has to do with long-distance travel and intercultural exchanges, the third house governs short-term travel. Since this house has such a lot to do with your younger years and the influence that they had on you, most of your time will be spent close to home, whatever your home might have been at the time.
Your world was what you could see and observe, and how you communicated with it was how you learned. Therefore, your neighborhood and the people in it, your local school and your peers there, and the siblings who were tied to you either by blood or because you slept under the same roof are more consistent teachers than any intermittent longer trips you may have made.
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