Third House of Horoscope
The third house of horoscope is called Bandhu Bhava in Vedic astrology. Looking at its characteristics/significances; the third house represents brothers, sisters, shoulders, arms, ears, courage, communication, writings, messages, tours, travels, neighbours, profession, efforts, colleagues and teammates among other things.
Though profession is primarily represented by the tenth house; the first, third and eleventh house also represent it. Though all these houses represent profession, they do so differently, in their own unique ways. The tenth house represents the profession which is required as a general and basic need to obtain sufficient money, recognition and authority.
It means when you engage in profession under strong influence of the tenth house, you may engage in professions which may provide you with sufficient amount of money as well as with sufficient amount of recognition and authority. The focus here is on achieving these goals. Hence you may or may not like the profession you’re engaging in. At times, you may even dislike the profession you’re engaging in but you may still engage because it may give you the basic things mentioned earlier.
When you engage in profession under the strong influence of eleventh house, it is primarily because of the need for earning more and more money. The secondary need here is to connect with more and more people through your profession. Though the liking part is more than the tenth house in case of the eleventh house, it may still not be high. It means that through the eleventh house; you may engage in professions which you may not really like and you are in them for money and networking only. You may not dislike these professions but you may simply not like them much. This house focuses on money as well as networking and the need to do what you really want to do may not be strong here.
When it comes to the third house, the need to engage in profession rises due to your own interests, more than anything else. The focus here is on doing what you really want to do and the aspects like money, recognition, networking and authority go in the background. It doesn’t mean that you may not earn money, recognition and authority if you engage in profession under strong influence of the third house. It simply means you may engage in it primarily because of your wish to engage in it. When you do that, you may also earn good or very good amount of money, recognition, authority and expansion among other things. However, these things may come as by-products and they may not be the primary products. Hence you may choose to engage in a profession that you like and the rest may follow.
The first house is above all these houses and it has a league of its own. When you engage in a profession under strong influence of the first house, your profession may become your expression as well as your way of living. Though the third house also tends to make you engage in professions which you like; such liking is weaker compared to the first house. The first house represents a liking so strong that it becomes natural.
The third house is a comfortable house and every planet among navagraha may produce benefic results when placed in it; provided such planet itself is benefic. Placements of malefic planets in this house may create problems related to brothers, sisters, health, profession, colleagues, teammates, neighbours, communication and a number of other problems; depending on the overall theme of horoscope under consideration.