Keywords For The 3rd House 14

"mercury retrograde"

Travel agents, airmail, atlases…

Okay. I’m biased. I *rarely* if ever think about the 3rd House.

Bicycles, boat trips, bookkeepers!

It just doesn’t interest me. We all have our favorites. Do we have to love everything equally?

Clever people, cars, calculations…

It’s not dark or mysterious or spooky or gloomy or flashy.

Contracts, conversation, one’s everyday environment. Fingernails. Gossip. 

It’s GEMINI’s natural house. Chatty, social, restless, writing Gemini. Gemini’s fun. Okay. That’s cool.

Communication of all kinds. Delivery men! 

It *should* interest me. I’m a writer.

Memory, mailboxes, literature!

And yet… There it sits. On the wheel. Big deal.

Hobbies! Highways! Hands! Ideas! Ideas are cool. 

Tonight I’ve headed back to Rex Bills in the hopes that my perusal of his keywords lists will inspire something in me!

Short journeys, librarians, short librarians on journeys that are short, like… to the mailbox! 

Maybe, just maybe, there is some magic and/or drama in the 3rd House and… we just need to find it.

Messages, messengers, motion pictures! Novels, news, nervous energy! 

And with Mercury retrograde on the way, the time is now!

Walking, writers, visitors! Traffic, transit, trucks! Teachers, telephones, telegrams.

The 3rd House takes us SOMEWHERE. The 3rd House makes us move. The 3rd House? On the road!

Running, runners, THOUGHT.

Are you thinking now? About the 3rd House?

What’s in your 3rd? 


Note to self: Mercury rules worry

About aliza

Hello my name is Aliza and I help people. I'm a Tarot Reader and Astrologer, Teacher & Writer. Cancer Sun, Mercury, and Mars. Virgo Moon Pluto Hekate conjunction in the 1st House. If you aren't sure what all that means, I'll be happy to explain it to you! Or maybe you'd rather hear about your own chart :) I blog and do readings for a living. Poet and playwright, Iowa MFA, I got obsessed with astrology in my late 30s and the rest is history. For the moment.

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14 thoughts on “Keywords For The 3rd House

  • April

    I have Uranus and Pluto conjunct in Virgo in the 3rd natally, and they are experiencing the retrograde Mars joing their conjuction… I think that’s it.. Uranus 15 Pluto 16, Mars 11. In general, I’m feeling better than I have in quite a while, just not quite sure what will happen next! After the last two years I’ve learned not to look for anything and do my thing…

  • A

    I have the sun in Leo conjunct Mercury in Virgo in the 3rd and most of you keywords speak to me. I am a teacher, live for reading novels, love receiving letters, like to ride my bicycle, dreamt of being a librarian when I was younger, have various hobbies without which life would lack much meaning for me, feel so much better when I’ve been running and I definitely have a surplus of nervous energy (hence the need for running!)

  • Les

    I have my North Node in the 3rd in Libra, and Saturn will station direct right on it in June. I do write for a living (looking to change jobs right now) – maybe by June! I also make some attempts at journal writing (day-to-day things – 3rd house). I also have Jupiter and Neptune in early Scorpio at the very end of the 3rd near my IC.

  • Alex

    The third house interests me in theory, but in practice, yeah, you’re right: there is nothing glamorous or spooky about it. I have Neptune in Sagitarius in my third house, and it doesn’t especially interest me, either.

  • Sara

    Venus in third house–I’m a major flirt! Also people tell me I have a really nice speaking voice. : ) I gesticulate a lot too.

    Mars is in third house. I tend to be very aggressive and passionate when speaking about my beliefs. Love to talk about sex,

    Agreed that it definitely isn’t the deepest or sexiest house. Invokes a kind of pleasant and airy vibe. And clever! I can imagine Oscar Wilde having a lot of 3rd houses.

  • Bob

    natal moon conjunct pluto at nine virgo/third. cancer ascendant, so moon-ruled chart. pluto presently trining that moon/pluto. yeah, i write. and lately, LOTS of nervousness. exercise helps. meditation.

    “Note to self: Mercury rules worry.”

    feels like right now worry rules me.

    that’s hyperbole but this is a pretty sticky phase where free-floating anxiety is concerned.

    “motion pictures”? hmmm.