Third House Lord in Twelfth House
3rd house lord sitting in 12th house.
First of all, let's see what 12th house represent -
12th house represents Losses, Expenses, Isolated Places, Spirituality, Foreign Lands, Foreign Companies, Imagination, Sub-Concious Mind, Charity, Donation, Asylums, Jails, Hospitals, Hidden Talent and Secrets of Other World etc.
One thing to always keep in mind with 12th house is that it basically remains the house of losses. So, whichever planet goes in 12th house, even exalted, is in the bucket of losses. Now, to gain out of any such planet, you need to put double effort in things related with that planet.
What does it mean to have 3rd house lord in 12th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 3rd house of your horoscope is sitting in the 12th house of horoscope.
What is the impact of having 3rd house lord in 12th house?
This position means that person's efforts, communications and skills are going into Foreign Lands, Isolated places and MNCs etc. It shows someone who is an athlete going to Foreign Lands to play. It shows someone who likes to work behind the scenes. This also shows that someone loves to remain alone and in his private world. This also shows that someone's younger siblings are going into Foreign Lands and settled there or even younger siblings are working with Foreign Companies.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 12th house lord as 3rd house lord is going in 12th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
How different planets will behave differently as 3rd Lord in 12th house?
Suppose it is a Gemini Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 3rd house with Leo sign and sits in the 12th house in the sign of Taurus. It surely shows someone in position of Authority in Foreign Lands or MNCs and earning his wealth. It may even show that someone getting a Govt Job with Foreign Govt. Actually, recently I had a client who had this position and despite being an Indian, he worked with Australian Govt because he was meeting eligibility criteria. It can also make a person a diplomat or ambassador in Foreign Lands. It also shows that your Father is travelling to Foreign Lands.
So it is Taurus Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 3rd house with Cancer sign and sits in 12th house in Aries. This shows that person's mother is going to foreign lands or settled in foreign lands. Native's mind is very imaginative and they live in their dream world. At the same time, it is very action oriented mind, they will always act to achieve whatever they imagined. It also shows someone is working as nursing staff in hospitals. Mind will remain very imaginative and they like to remain in their dream world.
Mars can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aquarius Ascendant -
So if it is Aquarius Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 12th house in Capricorn sign, where it is exalted. This shows someone as sports person who goes into foreign lands to play and bring success to himself and country. This also shows someone's efforts are going into foreign land or MNCs to reach a position of authority. It also shows that younger sibling specially brother is either working with Foreign Companies or MNCs and settled in Foreign Lands.
Virgo Ascendant -
Now if it is Virgo Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 12th house in Leo sign. This again shows almost the same things as Mars is in Leo sign. Additionally, this person will have fiery energy to go for his task and accomplish it. All other results are almost same.
Mercury also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aries Ascendant -
If it is Aries Ascendant, Mercury rules 3rd & 6th houses and sits in 12th house in Pisces, where it is debilitated. This makes a person highly imaginative. These people are best authors of the world. They write about fiction and fantasies. They like to work behind the scenes, i.e. they will prefer to be alone in their imaginative world. It also shows someone is communicating in foreign lands or from foreign lands.
Cancer Ascendant -
If it is Cancer Ascendant, then Mercury rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 12th house in Gemini. This shows someone who is doing business with foreign lands, as in export-import. This also shows someone working in accounting/audit field in an MNC. This position can also show someone in writing work and younger siblings getting settled in Foreign Lands.
Venus also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant -
If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 12th house in Aquarius sign. This shows someone working in a highly creative field like theater or movies but they will be the one who is writer, director, camera man or set maker. As 12th house is house of working behind the scenes, these people although work in creative fields in Cinema etc but largely they will be working behind the scenes. This position can also make someone a very good dancer as 12th house represents feet area of body.
Leo Ascendant -
If it is Leo Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 12th house in Cancer. As Venus is planet of Service & Devotion and Cancer is sign of Emotions and Nourishment, this is stronger placement for someone to work in medical field and serve the people there. In both the positions of Venus here, wife somehow gets connected with foreign lands. If these people go into the field of creative career, they will be performing roles which are filled with emotions.
Jupiter also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Libra Ascendant -
If it is Libra Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 6th house and sits in 12th house in Virgo Sign. These people can work in Medical Colleges as Teachers/Professors as Virgo is sign of Healing and 12th house is house of Hospitals and Jupiter is natural Guru. If they work with MNCs, they will be working in Finance and Accounts field where they have to dig deep into details to keep every number perfectly in order.
Capricorn Ascendant -
If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 12th house and sits in 12th house in Sagittarius. This again shows that person's efforts and communications are going into Foreign Lands. His younger siblings will be likewise working in some MNC. It also shows that person visits foreign lands to teach/guide people in other branches of MNC. This also makes a person religious, not to be misunderstood as Spiritual.
Saturn also can be 3rd house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 3rd house lord, Saturn in 12th house (for Scorpio/Sagittarius Ascendants respectively) shows that person had a real hard time in reaching Foreign Lands. This person will have to try his heart out to reach to foreign lands but then coming back is equally tough, as whatever Saturn does it does for a long duration. There is a great possibility of person getting stuck in foreign lands. As 12th house is house of expenses and losses too, this person will be kind of miser and won't spend too much of money. As always, good results of foreign lands will be seen from mid 30s.
If Rahu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 12th house in Scorpio sign then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Scorpio in 12th house will 1st of all make a person spendthrift. It is hard for this person to save money by any means. Being in Scorpio means this person can get access to demonic world in his dreams and see things like Ghosts etc. Relation with younger sibling will go through a transformation. Foreign Land access may be easy but person may have to go through turbulent events in Foreign Lands.
Likewise, If Ketu is 3rd house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 12th house in Leo then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it separates person from the spiritual beliefs spread by others. They never find themselves agree with the concepts of spirituality of others and always find fault there. Similarly, they reach foreign land but don't find anything of interest there and feel isolated. It is one of the most prominent Moksha Margi position. Ketu in Leo makes person feel isolated from authorities. This person won't like to show any authority over other, hence he won't like any authority being shown at him too.
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