A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Sun in Third House
When exalted Sun is placed in the third house in a horoscope, Aquarius rises in the ascendant. Exalted Sun is benefic in the third house in many cases though it may turn malefic in some cases. This generally happens when Sun is afflicted by malefic planets, such as through conjunction and/or aspects. As the number of negative planets and the strengths of such planets increase, Sun may become more malefic.
If exalted Sun is afflicted by two or more than two malefic planets in the third house, it may turn significantly or highly malefic. Apart from that, the overall theme of horoscope having such exalted Sun can also turn it malefic in some cases, when such theme is highly malefic. The concept of benefic planets turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in Manglik Dosh section of the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition)’.
Let’s look at some results which may be given by exalted Sun in the third house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Sun in the third house can bless the native with good results related to profession, marriage, wife, husband, siblings, teammates and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope. In horoscopes with Aquarius ascendant, Sun rules the seventh house. Hence it deals with marriage, wife and husband among other things.
Since Sun is the lord of seventh house and it is exalted, this placement can bless the native with timely marriage as well as with matrimonial bliss, provided the overall horoscope is supportive for these results. It means if Venus and seventh house are good in case of male natives, they may witness timely and good marriages, provided Sun is not afflicted by malefic planets. Likewise, if Jupiter and seventh house are good in case of female natives, they may witness timely and good marriages, provided Sun is not afflicted by malefic planets.
Taking an example for male native, suppose benefic exalted Sun is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Aries, Mercury is placed in the fourth house in Taurus, benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Gemini and the seventh house is either vacant or it is occupied by benefic planets. In this case, the native may get married at proper age and he may witness a good marriage, unless Sun or Venus is afflicted by malefic planets.
Benefic exalted Sun in the third house can bless the native with courage, confidence, good communication skills, leadership abilities and several other good qualities. Such qualities may help the native achieve success in various professional spheres, depending on his overall horoscope. Since the third house deals with profession, placement of benefic exalted Sun here can give good, very good or excellent results related to profession, depending the overall horoscope. Such native may become a defence professional, police officer, businessman or some other professional.
Taking an example, suppose a combination of benefic exalted Sun and Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Aries, a benefic combination of Venus and Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Gemini and Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Sagittarius. In this case, the native may become a creative artist like an actor, sportsman or politician, depending on his overall horoscope.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Sun in the third house can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, health, profession, siblings, teammates, communication and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Taking an example, suppose a malefic combination of exalted Sun and Rahu is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Aries, Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Libra, Moon is placed in the sixth house in Cancer and Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may suffer from problems related to physical as well as mental health. For instance, if Mercury is also placed in the third house in Aries along with Sun and Rahu; and exalted Venus is placed in the second house in Pisces, the native may become a drug addict. The native may consume harmful drugs on regular basis and he may suffer from various types of problems due to such drugs.
Looking at another variation, suppose the recent placements of Venus and Mercury are annulled. Suppose Mercury and Venus are placed in the third house in Aries along with Sun and Rahu; and Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Virgo along with Mars. In this case, the native may suffer from mental problems. Such native may suffer from a serious mental disorder and he may have to avail treatment for many years. If the running times are also not supportive, the native may not recover from mental illness throughout his life.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Sun in the third house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.