Aries in the 3rd House: Brave speaker or impatient listener?

If you find Aries on the cusp of the 3rd house of your birth chart, your outward personality may look like someone who is calm and mature, but once in a conversation about something you are passionate about and this may not be the case. What could having Aries in the 3rd house mean for you?

Eager Aries in the 3rd house of your natal chart may encourage you to be direct and say what you think. You may have the courage to assert your ideas in conversation, but this could be taken too far. You may struggle to control yourself and practice patience when others disagree with you.

Of course, nothing in the world is this cut and dry. Real life is much more complex! Keep reading to go deeper and learn more about what Aries in the 3rd house may mean for you!

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Characteristics of Aries in the 3rd House

Aries is a sign that needs to demand its right to exist. It is intense, bold, direct, and self-confident. But, the characteristics of Aries need to be kept in the context of your 3rd house. The 3rd house isn’t your ego or how other people see you. It is traditionally called the House of Communication.

This is not the full story, however, as there is more to this house than simply communicating. Yes, the 3rd house does cover how you speak to others or how you write, but, much like the 1st house, it also influences how you see the world or the type of “filter” that influences how you communicate, including both incoming and outgoing messages. How you think is described in this house.

The territory of the 3rd house also covers how you recognize some familiar parts of the world around you. Think of when you were a toddler and you are first discovering “your world.” More than likely, “your world” wasn’t very big and probably included your siblings, neighbors, and the city and region you live in. These are also described in the 3rd house.

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With Aries on the cusp on your 3rd house (the cusp is the line that marks the beginning of a house), the way in which you communicate and perceive your “immediate territory” may have a hint of assertiveness or intensity. You may feel the need to display your personal power through your words, which means that you will both see the world as a place where you have to speak up for yourself, and you will respond accordingly by commanding that attention.

You may be very animated and passionate while communicating. Taking risks in conversations, whether it be with who you strike up a discussion with, or bringing up a controversial topic, may not scare you away in the least.

Aries may also flavor the way in which you interact with any siblings, close cousins, or friends you grew up with since you were little. It may not still hold true as adults, but as children, you may have had a hot and cold relationship with those you were close to in that way and you may have seen them as people you needed to compete with.

This need to exert personal power may have been evident in your earliest school years as well. As a child, you may have been eager to explore your neighborhood, seeing it as an exciting place where you can spread your wings and try new things. As an adult, this could still hold true and you may be an adventurous traveler.

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Aries in the 3rd House Strengths

  1. Courageous speaker: Aries in your 3rd house brings with it the potential of being brave enough to speak up for yourself and share what you have to say, loud and proud. Aries is not a wallflower, and in your 3rd house it may shine through as a willingness to go out on a limb and speak your mind, even if you’re nervous and have butterflies in your stomach.
  2. Independent thinker: Going along with the ideas of others just because it’s easier and avoids conflict isn’t something that you may be comfortable with. With Aries in your 3rd you may be very comfortable holding your own position in a discussion, even if you are the only person on your side.
  3. Great at debate: Rivalry and competition in communicating may not scare you off which may mean that you could be fantastic at debate. Your mind may be quick and the passion that you could pour into your arguments may make you incredibly persuasive. Plus, for you, surrender may not feel like an option!
  4. Leadership potential: Self-confidence in speaking alone has the potential to make others want to follow. Add in an intellectual and energetic mind and with Aries in the 3rd house you may find that other people seem to listen to you. And Aries isn’t always intense and assertive. It also has a very funny and easy-going side as well that can draw people in.
  5. Curious and sharp mind: Aries is not a sign that does anything slow, and in your 3rd house this may shine through as being incredibly quick witted. Ideas of things to say or write may come quickly and easily for you and you may be very curious, passionate when it comes to learning new things.

Challenges for Aries in the 3rd House

  1. Impatient speaker: Aries loves to be first and to assert itself. In the 3rd house, this could lead to impatience in conversation and frequent interrupting. It could also look like dominating a conversation and not letting anyone else get a word in edgewise.
  2. Overly aggressive: This is a sign that has strong opinions. With Aries in the 3rd house this could look like being a bit too aggressive in conversations or interactions. There is even the potential for the use of intimidating speech in attempts to get people to do what they want. With siblings or close relationships of that nature Aries could shine through as a hint of volatility.
  3. Lacks tact: Directness is something Aries does well with. In the 3rd house, if taken too far, this could come out as a lack of tact and a disregard for someone’s feelings. It could also look like not “reading the room” when communicating, discussing topics that aren’t suitable for that situation or speaking in a manner that others don’t find to be appropriate for that moment.
  4. Arugumentative: Asserting oneself is very imporant and Aries excells at it. But taken too far and this can come off as being bullheaded and argumentative. In the 3rd house, Aries can come through as a desire to pick verbal fights with others, being contrary, or unwililng to back down from their position no matter what.
  5. Difficulty taking responsibilty: No one is perfect and every sign in every house has to potential to take their strengths too far and turn them into challenges. When this happens for Aries it may be difficult for them to admit that they were wrong. With Aries in the 3rd house, there is the potential to hurt other people with words but to be unwilling to take responsibility for what they have done. Not taking responsibility for their actions could have been a recurring theme in childhood while in school, or in close peer or sibilng relationships.
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The Significance of Mars and Other Planets

Mars rules Aries. With Aries in your 3rd house, where Mars sits in your chart is going to help “flavor” how Aries is expressed when it comes to how you communicate and your relationship with your siblings. Find Mars in your chart and see which sign it is in. This sign will add another layer of detail to how you express your 3rd house.

For instance, if Mars is in Capricorn you may have a bit more patience in conversations. You may still be ambitious in your communication skills, but Capricorn may temper the impulsiveness or Aries a bit and encourage a bit more tact.

If in Virgo it may bring more of a sense of personal responsibility when it comes to how your words make others feel. The potential for aggression in speech or with siblings could be lessened as well.

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Planets that sit in your 3rd house will influence this mix as well. With Uranus residing in the 3rd house, for example, the stubborn and individualistic traits of Aries may be even more heightened. It could be that communication takes on a more idealistic slant.

Moon in the 3rd house? Communication may take on a more compassionate and emotional tone. The aggression of Aries may be toned down and taking other people’s feelings into consideration when speaking may be easier for Aries with the Moon in the 3rd house.

Please keep in mind that these are very broad generalizations of how Aries in your 3rd house could be expressed and that it is always better to have your birth chart interpreted as a whole rather than picking out just one piece to look at. Your Ascendant, Sun and Moon signs will play huge roles in forming your personality as well, not to mention the many other details that can be uncovered when looking at your entire natal chart.

However, having Aries in your 3rd house will influence the way in which you speak, interpret incoming communication from others, and your relationship with your siblings or close, lifelong peers.