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Moon in 3rd House

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The third house represents understanding through information, and what we know as a result of interactions within our community. "Community" here means neighbors, siblings, short journeys, letters, news and rumors. This house rules our rational thought and conscious mind, memory, speech, early education and environment, writing and communication, dexterity and taken-for-granted skills, explorations, investigations, inquiry, and research of all kinds. Planets in the third house describe the quality and quantity of our mental and nervous energy.

With the Moon in the third house you tend to daydream, and your mind is full of feelings. You have trouble concentrating (unless the Moon or Mercury is in a fixed sign or in hard aspect to Saturn), and learn by absorbing what other people say. You have a knack for putting the feelings of a group into words, and may serve as a teacher or spokesperson. Communication is one area where you can always get support and backing from friends and co-workers. You're probably attracted to history or historical ideas, and routine annoys you.

If the Moon is within 12° of the nadir (the fourth house cusp), then it is conjunct the fourth house cusp and much of the foregoing interpretation starts to become weaker. If the Moon is in the third house AND within 4° or 5° of the nadir, then it is said to be on the "dark side" of the fourth house, and it influence will be felt in the fourth as well as in the third house. The closer a third house Moon is to the nadir, the more it will be interpreted as though it were in the fourth house; when less than 3° from the nadir, a third house Moon expresses itself primarily—and eventually entirely—in the fourth house.

Astronomically speaking, the third house is that one-twelfth sector of the local sky clockwise from the nadir (see above picture), and is occupied by planets in the two hours after they pass through the lowest point of the local sky.

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