When Mercury is located in the third house of a natal chart, it feels at home. The third house is traditionally connected to Gemini and their ruler planet Mercury, and thus strongly associated with the intellect.
This placement is extremely beneficial and, as you can guess, it has a very positive effect on the person’s intelligence. Such people are always interested in communications and will spend a lot of time socializing, both through technology and in person. They are rather talkative, which can be attributed to their parents’ encouragement to speak from a very early childhood, and to express themselves a lot. Their parents have been good listeners, and the child developed its speaking and writing abilities a lot earlier than the average person.
Mercury in the 3rd house can give siblings that have a strong Mercurial emphasis in their natal chart, or a lot of important planets in the signs Gemini and Virgo. If Mercury is adversely aspected, there are possibilities of bipolar disorder or other minor issues. Nevertheless, the mind is always quick and can even reach levels of genius, especially when supported by Uranus. Even when Mercury in the 3rd house has the toughest aspects with malefic planets, the placement remains rather positive.
As the third house is ruling short journeys, the native will frequently travel to nearby places and most of the times his trips will be connected with some kind of mental activity. He might have some favorite places where he gets inspired and dedicates himself to writing or thinking. This placement can also create a person that visits the local café in order to write or read books, while also creates library addicted people. In general, Mercury placed here makes the native move, having even an effect on his body. The person who has such a placement will never be a couch potato; his quick mind requires the support of an active body, and being lazy is never an option. If there is one thing the third house Mercury can not stand, it is definitely boredom.
People with Mercury in the 3rd house can become great teachers for children. Children will adore the way they communicate while the native’s speaking skills aid him to easily pass the necessary pieces of information to the youngsters. This placement is very good for kindergarten workers; nevertheless, it usually does not give a career as a professor in higher education unless Mercury is somehow connected with the 9th house and strongly supported by other planets.
Mercury in the third house gives information addicts; people who have this placement adore reading newspapers, blogs, watching the news and even gossiping. Mercury simply loves the intake of information; it needs to be constantly fed with new data as it dislikes boredom and what keeps Mercury happy is a flow of interesting subjects. Natives with such a natal position of the winged messenger planet usually keep a diary and organize themselves through writing down lists. If Mercury is aspected by Jupiter, they can become great comedians and possess a quick-witted sense of humor. If Pluto is involved, then their sense of humor will definitely involve some sarcasm or be macabre.
This natal position has nearly no disadvantages, except sometimes giving feelings of nervousness when the native cannot give to his thirsty mind the necessary stimulus that it needs. If you have this placement, enjoy this blessing and take the best that Mercury can offer! Give him what he desires, and he will reward you with a very interesting life, with a daily reality full of small things that will keep you happy and on the move!
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.