3rd House

The familiar
Siblings, neighbours, thought patterns, communications, the analytical mind
How & where you reason and communicate

The next 30° of sky that become visible over the eastern horizon from 4-6 hours after birth (or from the moment a chart is drawn up) is called the Third House. Called “Fratres” or “Brothers” in Latin, this house is all about your close relations. It covers your relationships with siblings, neighbours, and your local neighbourhood—all that is familiar. This is also the house of communication and can reveal familiar patterns of thinking or speaking. Any planet that may occupy this house exerts its influence on your communication style or relationship with the world directly around you. If there are no planets in this house, it may indicate that you don’t spend a lot of conscious energy in this part of your life, that things in this sector flow without needing extra effort, or that you aren’t working on major life lessons in this area during your current lifetime.