Category: 3rd

Mercury in the Houses & The Questions we Ask O…

Mercury is the planet of mental energy, so depending on which house it is placed in, what do you often ask yourself? //
Mercury in the 1st House: How can I express myself?
Mercury in the 2nd House: Is it worth the time/money/effort?
Mercury in the 3rd House: What should I learn next?
Mercury in the 4th House: Who/what makes me feel safe?
Mercury in the 5th House: What will I create next?
Mercury in the 6th House: Am I doing enough?
Mercury in the 7th House: Do they understand me?
Mercury in the 8th House: What does this actually mean?
Mercury in the 9th House: Which way should I go next?
Mercury in the 10th House: Are my accomplishments enough?
Mercury in the 11th House: Am I making the difference?
Mercury in the 12th House: Why can’t I express myself?

Where’s your Sun?

In the 1st House: You express yourself through your appearance
In the 2nd House: You over-identify with what you own/possess
In the 3rd House: You find yourself in words, thoughts, ideas
In the 4th House: You’re only yourself when you feel safe
In the 5th House: You express yourself through your talents
In the 6th House: You over-identify with how much you do daily
In the 7th House: You find yourself in other people
In the 8th House: You’re only you when you feel challenged
In the 9th House: You express yourself through beliefs/morals
In the 10th House: You over-identify with your accomplisments
In the 11th House: You find yourself in bigger causes
In the 12th House: You’re only yourself when you’re alone and/or daydreaming

The 3rd House of Ideas, Communication & Writing

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

Find your 3rd house placement | by Crystal Melbourne | Within the Zodiac 

Chiron in the Houses

Chiron isn’t a planet, but actually a comet whose orbit is between Saturn and Uranus. In a chart, it represents our deepest wound and our efforts to heal it. Ironically, it also shows us in which way we are naturally skilled in healing other people, even if this is the comet of the “wound that never heals”.

Chiron in the first house: Self-discovery wound
Chiron in the second house: Damaged sense of worth
Chiron in the third house: Inability to speak up
Chiron in the fourth house: Abandonment issues
Chiron in the fifth house: Lingering melancholy 
Chiron in the sixth house: Chaotic nervous system
Chiron in the seventh house: Bitter relationships
Chiron in the eighth house: Tendence to supress/repress everything
Chiron in the ninth house: Sense of being stuck
Chiron in the tenth house: Not having one’s accomplisments praised
Chiron in the eleventh house: Constant feeling of being irrelevant
Chiron in the twelfth house: Genuine unconscious pain that never goes away

-crystal melbourne | within the zodiac | where’s my Chiron?

Ceres in the Houses: The Extremes of Life

Besides showing how we nurture and want to be nurtured, Ceres also deals with our highs and lows- the brilliant highs and dizzy joys of the times we have what we want, and the darker days when we completely lose our faith. 

Wherever Ceres is placed [click here to find], that’s where you face the most intense issues, and experience the most intense happiness. The highs and lows come in a cyclical way:

Ceres in the First House
Your personal appearance, your reputation, your persona, your profile
– Typical manifestation of the highs: Enormous self-confidence about one’s unique personality
Typical manifestation of the lows: Severe identity crises 

Ceres in the Second House
Your money, your talents, your possessions, your self-esteem
Typical manifestation of the highs: Being capable of getting anything
– Typical manifestation of the lows: Suddenly realizing nothing that was gained matters after all

Ceres in the Third House
Your words and ideas, your life on the internet, your speech, writing
Typical manifestation of the highs: Being heard and respected for one’s mental capacities
– Typical manifestation of the lows: Having one’s ideas completely rejected, ignored or ridiculed 

Ceres in the Fourth House
Your family, your hometown or country, your home, your roots
Typical manifestation of the highs: An incredible sense of belonging
Typical manifestation of the lows: Trying so hard to fit in but not being able to

Ceres in the Fifth House
Your children, your lovers, your art, your leisure time
Typical manifestation of the highs: Feeling as if one’s creativity is at its peak and anything can be done
Typical manifestation of the lows: Feeling devoid of any artistic skills at all, feeling empty and not being able to tap into one’s imagination

Ceres in the Sixth House
Your body, your working life, your housework, your duty and service
Typical manifestation of the highs: Being incredibly productive and efficient, full of energy
Typical manifestation of the lows: Not being able to get anything done, feeling ill and stressed out without concrete reasons

Ceres in the Seventh House
Your former, current or potential partners, your enemies or rivals, justice
Typical manifestation of the highs: Being able to understand others completely, having others trust you fully
Typical manifestation of the lows: Feeling isolated and left alone, being ostracized, having the hunch that someone’s planning something against you

Ceres in the Eighth House
Your financial or property agreements, secrets, sexual relationships
Typical manifestation of the highs: Having all your bills taken care of, being trusted enough to to manage other people’s resources
Typical manifestation of the lows: Having to borrow money but not being able to pay it back

Ceres in the Ninth House
Your travel, foreign, educational or publishing agenda
Typical manifestation of the highs: Achieving a state of full understanding of the concepts you were studying/investigating/contemplating
– Typical manifestation of the lows: Being stuck in a series of sticky situations & not being able to do anything to escape

Ceres in the Tenth House
Your career, your reputation, social status
– Typical manifestation of the highs: Getting a promotion, being publicly congratulated/praised for having done such a great job 
– Typical manifestation of the lows:

Ceres in the Eleventh House
Your friends, your groups, clubs, teams, societies or committees
Typical manifestation of the highs: Being able to contribute greatly to the causes you’ve been supporting
Typical manifestation of the lows: Being denied a saying in what happens in your group/association, being expelled from it 

Ceres in the Twelfth House
Your secrets, your unconscious mind, psychology, the psychic world
Typical manifestation of the highs: Understanding the self completely, interpreting your dreams, tapping into the unconscious
– Typical manifestation of the lows: Feeling divided, feeling lost/broken and as if one’s identity has been shattered

-crystal melbourne | within the zodiac | “where’s my Ceres?”

Vesta in the 12 astrological houses

Wherever Vesta falls in the birth chart will show the area in which we tend to be committed to a purpose. 

Vesta is associated with dedication, focus, and commitment. She represents those things that we are ready (or compelled) to make a sacrifice for. 

Vesta in the first house
Dedicated to: Self-discovery and self-awareness, issues of identity, ‘finding yourself’, personal goals
Thus sacrificing: Other people in general, long-term relationships of an intimate nature

Vesta in the second house
Dedicated to: Manifesting material abundance, finding security for yourself and your loved ones
Thus sacrificing: Simple pleasures and comforts

Vesta in the third house
Dedicated to: Communicating, seeking new experiences and knowledge and disseminating what you have garnered
Thus sacrificing: Clarity in your thoughts, peace of mind (since you put yourself under so much pressure)

Vesta in the fourth house
Dedicated to: Home and family, a sense of duty, obligation and/or responsibility within your home situation
Thus sacrificing: Personal freedom, personal choices

Vesta in the fifth house
Dedicated to: Creative expression, public attention, recognition, pouring your life force into your work, sublimating your sexual energy.
Thus sacrificing: Either romance or creativity, like being forced to choose between them

Vesta in the sixth house
Dedicated to: Healing yourself or others, constantly learning techniques and skills in order to reach a goal/complete a task
Thus sacrificing: Your health, your sleeping/eating schedules, normal life patterns

Vesta in the seventh house
Dedicated to: Relationships with others, well-fare of others, ensuring there’s justice and fairness around you
Thus sacrificing: Your independence, your own will, your inner voice (you compromise too much)

Vesta in the eighth house
Dedicated to: Experiencing emotional and sexual intimacy, delving into the realm of hidden or occult knowledge, finding a mystical union
Thus sacrificing: Healthy relationships- you often don’t understand how others can’t match your intensity

Vesta in the ninth house
Dedicated to: The quest for truth and wisdom, the dissemination of your ideal vision
Thus sacrificing: Reality- examine and broaden your belief system to avoid fanaticism, the belief that you possess some ultimate or final answer

Vesta in the tenth house
Dedicated to: Achieving your goals and attaining success, recognition
Thus sacrificing: All your time- you have difficulty defining your goals or finding a fulfilling vocation which pushes you even harder

Vesta in the eleventh house
Dedicated to: Humanitarian or futuristic ideal of respect for freedom and individuality, and honoring of all life
Thus sacrificing: Personal friendships (for the sake of the cause)

Vesta in the twelfth house
Dedicated to: Service with compassion and surrender
Thus sacrificing: Yourself- the more open you are, the more likely it is that you have fears stemming from karmic memories, fears of intimacy that manifest as a need for isolation and retreat

Juno in the Houses & where/how you’ll meet your soulmate

Juno in the first: Love at first sight
Juno in the second: In your hometown
Juno in the third: At the local library
Juno in the fourth: Childhood sweethearts
Juno in the fifth: During vacations or leisure time
Juno in the sixth: A co-worker/ at work
Juno in the seventh: Wherever it is, it will feel like a movie scene
Juno in the eighth: Starting off as a sexual relationship
Juno in the ninth: At college or while travelling abroad
Juno in the tenth: At a social gathering
Juno in the eleventh: Online dating
Juno in the twelfth: You’ll dream about them

Pallas Athene: The Goddess of Strategies and Rational Plans

1st House: Making life plans, having a fighter personality, always being ready to solve problems, noticing the overall patterns of life
2nd House: Having a financial strategy, knowing how to meet survival needs, having a holistic understanding of economics, tracking spending/earning patterns
3rd House: The strategic mind, picking up patterns in conversations, patterns of thought, patterns of speech. Poetry mastermind. Knowing which words to use next
4th House: The home counsel, understanding what it means to be part of a family, how each family member impacts the others, picking up cultural heritage patterns, how our childhood influences each one of us
5th House: Artistic patterns, knowing how different creative options can unfold. Knowing how art impacts the world. Picking patterns when it comes to child behavior, the concept of love, romantic affairs. Strategy mind games.
6th House: Having a battle plan for work, the ability to see how to improve health, exercise and diet, picking up work patterns and working conditions, working with animals.
7th House: Marriage plans, being the wise one in a relationship, being the committed one, excelling in long term relationships, marriage equality, understanding bonding patterns
8th House: Dealing with other’s people emotional luggage, being the trusted one, picking up patterns in the occult, patterns of crisis, understanding the concept of death
9th House: Desiring academic achievement, having an educational plan, a holistic view about foreign cultures and countries, being fluent in several languages, an ambassador
10th House: Knowing what to do to get fame, glory or power…knowing how to climb up the social ladder, having authority over others, understanding how social status and one’s reputation work
11th House: Having a plan for humanity, great perception into the collective, understanding social causes, knowing how to contribute to groups and organizations
12th House: Having an escape plan, or a plan to help the underprivileged, picking up patterns in one’s dreams and understanding that they are part of something bigger

Pluto in the houses- Catastrophe vs Awakening

Pluto in the first house: Systematic deep transformational experiences. There’ll always be renewal and healing no matter what the circumstances are. Life is filled with definite endings, as if there’s always something dying or being destroyed. All the time.

Pluto in the second house: “You only know what you’ve got until it’s gone” so you keep losing what you value the most. Financial losses are almost destructive, but you’re able to regenerate resources like no other. There’s also a profound lack of self-worth.

Pluto in the third house: Inevitable but periodic destruction of ideas and opinions. There has to be a mental renewal of thoughts so you don’t feel weighed down. You feel strangely pressured to grow intellectually. 

Pluto in the fourth house: Constant urges to understand your family background or biological roots in order to break free. You’re aware that you need to overcome the behavioral patterns you inherited from one of your parents. There’s the danger of getting lost in self-destructive tendencies while trying to individualize the self. 

Pluto in the fifth house: Never ending supply of creative energy. Romantic affairs, even if not many in number, will have the capacity to completely change your life’s direction. Plenty of lessons to be learnt from working with children.

Pluto in the sixth house: Enormous regenerative health capacity, a (self-)healing guru. Difficulties in finding a balance between abusing/being abused in the work place. Tendency to seek one’s own benefit by dominating others or by manipulating one’s work environment. 

Pluto in the seventh house: Partnerships work as a form of renewal. Relationships strengthen you. Be careful with deceit and manipulation, as you’re prone to being tricked by those who you trust the most. Don’t give anyone the power to destroy you.

Pluto in the eighth house: “Amazing turns of events” happen unexpectedly. Spend all your life discovering just how powerful you are and what you’re capable of. Sexuality can be destructive- or a healing agent. 

Pluto in the ninth house: Traveling plays a major part when it comes to your life’s direction. Seminars and long journeys will completely change you. About religious views you grew up with- there’s a tendency to wipe them out and adopt new beliefs. 

Pluto in the tenth house: Professional crisis have the potential to either destroy you or renew you. You have the power to either inspire great admiration, or great fear in others. You don’t belong in the crowd. 

Pluto in the eleventh house: Power issues within the social sphere- you’re a lone wolf by desire or design. When in groups, you’re the devil’s advocate, and discussions with said circle’s members will stimulate you in therms of personal growth, so don’t avoid it. 

Pluto in the twelfth house: Predisposition to feel that there are hidden treasures everywhere waiting to be discovered. Also- prominent danger of being caught up in “underworld” schemes, even if unintentionally… Deep web addicted.

neptunian feelings

Neptune in the 1st: your personality feels fickle, unstable, you don’t know who you are, relying on multiple personas to hide your insecurities and fears. you tend to pick up traits from the people you’re closest with.

Neptune in the 2nd: in your mind, you never have too much. you believe money can buy you a ticket out of unhappiness. luxury is a fantasy. feels like your belongings can save your life, so you cherish them with heart and soul

Neptune in the 3rd: fiction is always better than the real deal. your thinking process is frequently clouded with distractions, daydreaming is part of your nature. you’re easily hypnotized by whatever seems divine at the moment

Neptune in the 4th: you seek protection in places you won’t find it. your childhood left a void in you so you try to fill it by creating illusions of a perfect home in your mind, and trying to recreate your definition of a perfect family

Neptune in the 5th: over dramatization of love. you’re either in cloud nine, or extremely heart-broken. you idealize romance and daydream about intense affairs. glamour & art attract you for giving you a sense of pleasured escapism

Neptune in the 6th: marked by hypersensitivity and avoidance of rules, schedules, plans and routines. easily bored by daily activities, and generally comfortable among messes/disorganized spaces. work has to be inspirational.

Neptune in the 7th: codependent and easily attached, more to the ideas you fabricate about people than to them. you mirror the behaviors of others. You glamorize romantic relationships, often ignoring flaws. you want to save, or be saved by your lover.

Neptune in the 8th: overwhelming desire to understand death, the human mind and everything that is inexplicably complex. emotional wounds are very heavy on you & you dwell on them. self-destruction tendencies are familiar.

Neptune in the 9th: hopeless and delusional optimism, incessant quest to find “heaven” on earth not through physical pleasure but through existential fulfillment. you’re lured in by promises of transcending the mundane

Neptune in the 10th: you’re confused about your place in the world and can’t seem to find a purpose in life. marked by an obsession with reputation and your position in society. impressionable and unsure about career options 

Neptune in the 11th: easily influenced by friends, often unable to realize malice and evil intentions behind people’s actions. enchanted by the possibility of saving the world, but also emptied out by it.

Neptune in the 12th: you feel fragile and over-exposed so you seclude yourself, and then feel lonely. permanently unsatisfied with what life gives you, so usually feeling hopeless and lost. fantasy is better than reality.

by crystal melbourne | within the zodiac