If you have 3 planets or more in your 3rd House then you have a stellium. With so much concentrated planetary energy, Third House matters such as communication, perception, short-range travel, and your relationship with siblings may play a pivotal role in your life.
So how could this group of planets sitting in your 3rd House affect how you take in and share ideas and information with others? Keep reading to find out!
What is a 3rd House Stellium?
Any 3 planets sitting in your 3rd House is called a 3rd House stellium.
This stellium is like a flashing neon light in your birth chart directing you to an important area of your life that you can’t ignore.
Above is a natal chart example showing a 3rd House stellium that includes their Sun, Mars, Venus, and Mercury.
The 3rd House is often called the House of Communication. It defines how you take in perceptions, store and retrieve those ideas, and share and trade them with other people.
Third House matters also include close family relationships such as siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles (your parents aren’t described in this house), neighbors, and also short, non-foreign trips.
With a stellium in the 3rd House of your natal chart, how you communicate with others, think, and move about in familiar environments may play a large and ongoing role throughout your life.
So could how you take in and exchange ideas could be intense, unique, or almost existent, depending on which planets are involved in your stellium.
The planets of your 3rd House cooperate, bringing together parts of your mind, body, and spirit to work together through 3rd House matters.
Your Third House stellium will be a major factor in your chart reading along with your Ascendant, Sun and Moon, your Big 3.
So what might it mean for you to have a 3rd House stellium placed in your birth chart?
What Does it Mean to Have a 3rd House Stellium?
Every house in your chart can be a catalyst for personal growth, but with a 3rd House stellium, this means that your 3rd House could be extra pivotal in your life.
Your stellium may intensify the matters of your 3rd House, magnifying them or making them more of a constant in your life. Some of the parts of life detailed in the 3rd House include:
- Rational thinking
- Your memory
- The way in which you speak, write or use body language
- Listening to others
- Familiar people such as siblings and neighbors
- Trips in familiar-feeling places
With a 3rd House stellium and the potential for the matters of your 3rd House being heightened, there are some pitfalls to watch for, however, including:
- Talking too much or too little
- Interrupting frequently
- Misinterpreting what people say or how they say it
- Detaching from emotion and only relying on logic
- Trouble getting your message across
- Difficult family or neighborly relationships
Of course, these will be dependent upon the planets in your 3rd House stellium and factors in the rest of your birth chart.
You may or may not struggle with any of the challenges above, but with a stellium in your 3rd House of Communication, these could be things you “check in with yourself” about from time to time and reflect on.