The Ascendant, also known as the Rising Sign, marks the beginning of the horoscope birth chart. The Ascendant is the most important angle of the chart and forms the cusp of the first house. The Ascendant marks your entry into this world at the moment of birth. The twelfth house is the house of confinement and all things that are hidden, so it is logical that emerging from the womb (the 12th house) you ascend into this world and make your first appearance.

In your personal horoscope, the first house represents the way we present ourselves to others and the first impression we make. Also known as your Astrological Mask; the first house can only be determined by knowing your exact time of birth. Without the exact time of birth, the first house and the true beginning point of your houses are merely speculation. Please visit this link to find your Ascendant. It’s a very simple tool free for you to use.

The first house of your horoscope represents your identity, physical characteristics, appearance, health and well-being, the physical body, vitality, attitude, temperament and the way you look upon the world. It also represents your self-image, outer personality and disposition.

The third house of your horoscope governs all forms of communication and transportation. The style and manner of communications, neighbors, siblings and other relatives such as aunts, uncles, and cousins are representative of the third house. Additionally, letters, contracts, telephone calls, computers, Mercury governs the 3rd house of Communications, early childhood education, documentation, papers, books, writing utensils, cars, the subway and all forms of short distance travel are found in the third house. Your mental attitude, learning style, opinions, the analytical mind, self-expression and speech are also 3rd house issues.

Your third house is not the same as your zodiac sign. Find your 3rd house placement.

Third House in Aries

Writing Style: Always an active voice, declarative statements, kernel sentences, strong verbs. Straightforwardness, creativity, imagination, challenges to be won and rules to be broken. Personal approach. Vivid imagery.

Author who shares this placement: J.K. Rowling

Third House in Taurus

Writing Style: Observant. Realistic approach. Critical about the values around them. Focus on the tangible, physical, material. Lyrical writing. Consistent ideas, evocative characters, dealing with luxury/wealth/success/hedonism.

Author who shares this placement: F Scott Fitzgerald

Third House in Gemini

Writing Style: Free verse, loose prose, accompanying & recording the self’s mind. Ambiguity. Dialects, slangs, colloquialisms- varied forms of speech. Intellectual exploration, mental bonding. Pluralist views.

Author who shares this placement: Walt Whitman

Third House in Cancer

Writing Style: Inner thoughts, the Psyche. “Domestic drama”. Historical examination while sharing deep insights into human nature, almost like a psychological analysis.

Author who shares this placement: Leo Tolstoy

Third House in Leo

Writing Style: Opinionated, straightforward, visionary. Tendency to exaggerate to make a point. Over-examination of relationships around them. Dynamic mind actively seeking to understand/explain the environment the self is inserted in.

Author who shares this placement: Aldous Huxley

Third House in Virgo

Writing Style: Carefully constructed string of thought. Philosophical digging accompanied by a sophisticated use of irony. Deadpan humor, factual information, methodical & long sentences.

Author who shares this placement: Franz Kafka

Third House in Libra

Writing Style: An emphasis on the female character. Chaste simplicity and the beauty of words stringing together. “Refined, educated, precise and intricate”. Use of interconnected ideas instead of short, simplified sentences.

Author who shares this placement: Charlotte Bronte

Third House in Scorpio

Writing Style: Exploration of human’s psychology- struggling, evolving, growing. The unsolved, the unknown, the unseen. Sharp remarks, a clever pace, and a focus on dark subjects such as death.

Author who shares this placement: Agatha Christie

Third House in Sagittarius

Writing Style: Philosophical. Mostly, rambling. Fast rhythm, with sentences rushing across the pages. Spontaneous prose. An ecstatic embrace of the world and every possibility.

Author who shares this placement: Jack Kerouac

Third House in Capricorn

Writing Style: Sad, tragic or dark themes. Structured sentences, serious tones, focusing on the struggles and challenges of life…and death.

Author who shares this placement: Allan Poe

Third House in Aquarius

Writing Style: Peculiar and unique. Interesting and inventive. Odd construction of sentences. A humorous style, sometimes parodical, other times satirical. Great use of one’s ability to think outside the box.

Author who shares this placement: Lewis Carrol

Third House in Pisces

Writing Style: Free-flowing ideas and concepts, sometimes contradictory and confusing, other times ingenious and mind-blowing. Mostly confessions or bits of self-examination, or a cry out for the underdog.

Author who shares this placement: Fyodor Dostoevsky

by Crystal Melbourne | Within the Zodiac

Founder of Words of Women

One Comment

    • zinchi maree

    • 3 years ago

    It’s always magical how the universe connects with us in such a way. I love this post.

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