Communication, Speaking, Writing, Elementary Learning, Brothers and Sisters, Short Trips
What It Means
From your cries as an infant come the very first efforts of
asking for what you want. The issues defined by the third house involve everything
to do with communicating the thoughts that
are in our minds.
This is the house involved with acquiring and
learning to use language. We send text messages, make phone calls, write letters,
protest injustices, use hand gestures, make faces, send
looks…all for the purpose of getting our message across. On the
receiving end, we listen, we nod, we smile, we grimace, we get
angry, we get happy, sometimes we cry…all because of someone
It takes a tremendous effort to learn what all of those
signals are and what they mean. We start learning them as soon
as we’re born. From our first interactions with mother, we
expand our world to interact with father, then on to brothers
and sisters, and then into the world of school.
School! That is the world of the third house. It is a place
of being exposed to new information and gaining an understanding
of it. We have to exercise our brains to get it. We have to
study and memorize all those words and facts. It’s hard work!
Eventually, it just becomes natural. We do it without even
The focus of the third house is the need for mental
stimulation from our immediate environment. It is how we keep
our minds alive. In the third house, we don’t venture all that
far from home or for very long. But these short travels still serve to open new doors. They
let us test the waters of new ideas with the safety of our familiar surroundings
still within reach.