Libra in the 3rd House: Diplomatic peacemaker or people pleaser?

If peaceful Libra is on the cusp of the 3rd House of your natal chart, this is going to help determine how you communicate with the world. So what might having graceful Libra in the 3rd House of your chart mean for you?

Having tactful Libra in the 3rd House of your birth chart may encourage you to be a diplomatic communicator. You may be good at knowing exactly what to say to allow others to take their guard down, but if taken too far you may find that you struggle to speak your own truth in order to please others.

But of course, there are few things in life that are this simple, astrology included. Keep reading to find out more about how Libra in your 3rd House could influence how you communicate with those around you and the virtues and struggles it could bring.

a person standing in front of the sunrise on a paved road holding up their hands in peace signs, symbolizing Libra in the 3rd House

Characteristics of Libra in the 3rd House

Libra is a sign that seeks balance. Equality and fairness, love and respect, and beauty and harmony are all incredibly important to Libra. We do need to keep these ideas in the context of the 3rd House, however. Often, the 3rd House is considered to be the House of Communication.

But, The House of Communication is a much too broad way to think of or read the 3rd House. Yes, it describes how you speak with others, but it also influences other forms of expressing your feelings and ideas through writing and art. How you think is also a part of this house.

In addition, the 3rd House influences how you listen. It is the filter that any information, or the thoughts and ideas of others, must pass through when they enter your mind.

Do you always feel that people are always rude to you more than they are to others, for some reason? Or, do you generally feel as though, deep down, most people truly are pleasant, even though they may not always be perfectly so, and you rarely have trouble when speaking with others? These are two different kinds of “listening filters” people may have that are described in the 3rd House.

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Libra’s listening filter may have you always hearing two sides of every story. It also may prompt you to be able to hear what someone wants out of a situation if they are upset or feel slighted. Even if the person isn’t coming out and saying it, you may be able to “read between the lines” and pull out what they truly want or need to feel righted or validated.

With Libra in your 3rd House, your style of communication may be graceful and tactful. Libra is diplomatic and values relationships above all else, and in your 3rd House, this may come through as being someone that others can open up to easily. There is a chance you are charming in conversation and people flock to you because you express yourself well with words and also have a way of making everyone feel “heard.”

Libra is the peacemaker of the Zodiac. In the 3rd House, this combination could make for an excellent negotiator. Powers of persuasion combined with a genuine concern for how your words affect others could be used to build bridges among people who struggle to see eye-to-eye on their own.

In addition to communication, the 3rd House also shines a light on your relationship with your siblings and other close, but non-parent, relatives such as cousins, aunts, and uncles. Your connection with other people that you are very familiar with, such as neighbors, is also influenced by the 3rd House.

You may have a harmonious relationship with your siblings with Libra in your 3rd house. Everyone loves Libra. Libra weighs its words very carefully to ensure that they don’t hurt or negatively impact someone else. Because of this, you may be very friendly and calm when speaking with your brothers or sisters. Verbal altercations may be quite rare.

Another area of life described by the 3rd House is any travel that doesn’t seem too “foreign”. Walking to the corner store or taking a long weekend somewhere would fall into this category. Traveling to places that seem like fairly familiar territory would fit here.

With Libra in your 3rd House, you may enjoy weekends away where you can take in the beauty and get a taste for a little luxury or pampering. You may be someone who always waves or says something nice to passerbys in the aisles of the grocery store and traveling about in your day-to-day life may feel like an overall pleasant experience.

two women sitting on the windowsill in an office building, talking and laughing at work, symbolizing libra in the 3rd house

Libra in the 3rd House Strengths

  1. Sensitive to others: There is a reason that the symbol for Libra is the scales. Libra weighs its actions wisely, and in your 3rd House, you may weigh each word wisely. This sign in the 3rd brings with it a great deal of tact. You may always be aware that your words have consequences for others and may not dream of using them as weapons or in a way that could harm someone.
  2. Seeks equality: Balance in the name of the game for Libra, and because of this, equality and fairness is also important. In your 3rd House, this could mean that you like to have conversations about equality, or write about it. You may also be extra wary of using stereotypes or other dergoatory language when speaking, as well.
  3. Is non-threatening: Libra has a way of speaking to people that allows them to let their guard down and in your 3rd House, this may be even more enhanced. This sign can see both sides of an argument and is curious to find out how both sides feel. You may be able to communicate with people in a way where they don’t feel judged for their opinion, rather they may feel as though you truly want to hear what they have to say, even if their opinion is different than your own.
  4. Persuasive: With Libra in your 3rd House, you may be very good at engaging others with your words. You may be able to know the exact right thing to say to get someone to go along with something that you want to do. I can’t say it enough, everyone loves Libra and its charm, and many can’t resist it.
  5. Communicates well in relationships: In addition to balance and equality, another thing that is vital for Libra is its relationships. Forming and sustaining them are incredibly important for this sign. With Libra in your 3rd House, you may be quite skilled at using communication in your relationships. Speaking in a civilized and respectful way with the ones you love may be a practice you take very seriously.

Challenges for Libra in the 3rd House

  1. Can be manipulative: Libra’s charm can be used for good, but it can also be used to its advantage. In the 3rd House, Libra could have the potential to use its words to manipulate others so that it gets what it wants. If talking others into things comes to Libra easily, it could turn into a bad habit.
  2. Overthinks after conversations: Another pitfall with Libra in the 3rd House could be the potential to replay and agonize over conversations if it thinks that it may have said the wrong thing or possibly hurt someone’s feelings. Libra is incredibly concerned with not trodding on the feelings of others\ and the fear that it may have could linger long after the conversation is over.
  3. Can conceal real feelings: A need for balance and harmony drives Libra and with this sign in the 3rd House there is the possibility of keeping its feelings bottled up as to not upset anyone. Libra is not one to “let it out” if the feelings aren’t pleasant, even if they need to and should be said.
  4. Struggling with stating opinions: Because Libra is so adept at seeing both sides of a situation, this sign in the 3rd House may make it difficult to form and voice opinions. There is the possibility of going back and forth, flip flopping on issues, and struggling to “choose a side.”
  5. Being a people pleaser: With Libra in the 3rd House, there is the potential to use words as a way to make others happy, even if that isn’t what Libra truly wants to say. Libra may be overly-agreeable.
a couple in therapy speaking with a therapist, symbolizing libra in the 3rd house

The Significance of Venus and the Other Planets

Libra is ruled by Venus. With Libra in your 3rd house, where Venus is sitting in your chart is going to add some “flavor” to how Libra shines through your communication, short-range travel habits, and your relationship with your siblings.

For example, if Venus is sitting in Capricorn, this may add a more mature and serious tone to Libra. However, it could also influence Libra to be even more concerned with supporting its loved ones, almost like a sense of duty toward them.

Venus in Leo? Libra’s communication may be more expressive and grand. There could also be the potential for Libra to feel as though it needs to perform for its siblings or other close and familiar relatives, and it could even become more generous with its praise, as well.

Planets that sit in the 3rd House will also help to influence how you communicate with others. With Mars is in the 3rd house, for instance, Libra’s desire for respect could be tempered with angry flare-ups. It could also lessen some of Libra’s potential for indecisiveness and make it more able to choose what it wants.

Uranus in the 3rd House? Libra’s predisposition to always think of others may be challenged by this planet of individuality and Libra may be more able to speak its mind. The sign’s drive toward equality and justice may be even more heightened, however.

Of course, all of these descriptions are simply a list of possibilities for Libra in the 3rd house. Whenever we pull out one fragment of the natal chart and read it on its own it is never going to be as exacting as it would be if the chart were read as a whole. But, this should begin to give you an idea of how having Libra in your 3rd house could influence you and how you interact with the people in your life!

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