3rd House

Kelli Fox

The third house is about your mind, your thinking processes and your communication style. The sign on the cusp of this house determines whether your head or your heart tends to lead in your decision making. Here we also get to discover whether you like to follow step by step logic or whether you’re more of a make it up as you go along type of person. A creative, imaginative, free-thinker or a studious, scientifically minded analyst – it’s all here, within the third house.

Your childhood education is also reflected in the third house and so is your relationship with your siblings, if any – here we can learn how you grew and developed as a child and how that has a bearing on the person you are now. Of course, one of the key things you learned to do as a child was to communicate, and the third house illuminates your skills in writing, talking, listening and getting others to listen. If you’re talkative and gregarious, your third house will show so; if you’re more of the silent type, that’s here too. Your learning style is also represented here, so it’s useful in understanding how you best absorb, process and today’s levels of information overload.

As adults who have left home, our neighborhoods often take the place of the family home and childhood friends, so this house also reflects how you interact with neighbors and your local community. Short, local journeys are also a topic for the third house.

Suggested reading: 

The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas

Video:

Learn more about the 3rd House with Steve Judd

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