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Those with the Moon in the 3rd house find that communications, immediate interactions, and thoughts are influenced by their emotions. The person has what is called the ‘common touch,’ they relate with ease to the general public, neighbors, and naturally keep in contact with people. This Moon placement is something of an emotional receptor for picking up others thoughts and the type have quite a talent for providing intellectual food and nourishment for others. The natural intent revolves around a need to communicate which is often paramount. In astrology, the Moon relates to the family as well as to things passed, but also everything that is still profoundly felt. This planetary position accumulates knowledge over a variety of subjects. To that end, some of these matters may be about the past, and the person is often found studying history, archaeology, or genealogy.

The Moon in the 3rd house needs lots of intellectual stimulation, knowledge can feed the soul. There is often a hunger for education, a curiosity for more data, a need to know. Within this lunar placement lives the perpetual student eternally aroused by the discovery of new information. The inner being feels a deep connection and a secret sense of who they are when learning, and this is something they have always felt from an early age.

Learning about the environment. Changing interests. Moods and thoughts. A restless mind.

When the Moon lands in the 3rd house of Hermes at birth, they learn about the environment. They constantly change interests, gather thoughts and have opinions that are always waxing and waning. They are often bright and articulate, bequeathed with gifts in the dominion of the mind. Moreover, they also have a wide range of interests and there is always information at hand.

The Moon and the Mind are both changeable, the lunar aspect of the personality moves through phases reflecting changes of moods in whatever house it is placed. The individual is always changing their thoughts, and it can reflect a restless mind, constantly thinking, linking things together and filled to the brim with plenty of mental activities.

The 3rd house of the chart is the house of movement, and there is a lot of processing happening and the perceptual clogs are always turning in the mind. It can also mean that they travel a lot about the local area moving about continually within their own city. The person may be up and down and on the go all of the time. This movement sometimes reveals itself in frequent changes of residence. Other times, it can represent security and safety as the Moon clings to what it needs in order to feel a sense of connectedness and familiarity and the more one knows about stuff in the environment the more rooted one feels.


The Moon in the 3rd house may feel more comfortable with the TV always switched on, or the radio playing, newspapers, books and magazines around the home. Since the 3rd house also rules siblings and childhood friends it can show some incredibly close bonds or definite strong feelings, either way, depending on how the Moon is aspected. From time to time early friendships a brother or sister can be a source of emotional sustainment or it can even symbolize frustrating and emotional problems.

Chatterbox! You have an instinctive need to communicate – as much and as often as possible, by any means! Education comes easily to you, but you tend to have little knowledge of lots of subjects rather than an in-depth focus on any one thing. Moon Surfing: A Lunar Astrology handbook

The Moon is like an emotional sponge and whatever it soaks up in the environment it tends to retain, and often it can be linked to a retentive memory and with a mind that overall tends to be more impressionable. The third house is called the seat of consciousness, but since the lunar part of the personality rules our hidden depths – this person has both worlds. The Moon’s influence over the mental domain brings together the conscious and the unconscious, and usually with the lunar power involved there can be a lot of talking about the past and also grasping ideas from a deeper source within.

The Moon in the 3rd house has a sympathetic understanding and when placed in the sphere of the mind, there always needs to be a wide array of environmental stimuli. Talking is often a kind of therapy for them with the ability to verbalize the feelings and bringing together the heart of the individual with the thinking head. A strong desire is present to interact with others, and most learning can, at times, be achieved on the gut level of understanding rather than relying on pure facts.

Moon in 3rd House: Enhanced Imagination

The Moon here can also make the mind an imaginative place and there are usually well developed, artistic, and intuitive leanings that combine into a wonderful talent for writing, communication, along with literacy abilities. They have an authenticity to actually feel with words, a lovely talent resulting in the empathetic communicator, storyteller, and poet. Often as the Moon relates to feelings and the 3rd house to writing, they make great journalists, media reporters, and teachers. They have a sensitive way of teaching and feel at home in the classroom. The placement may also be shown in the public speaker and the kind of person that can sway the opinions of the audience leaving behind an emotional resonance purely by the words they have spoken.

Since the 3rd house rules over transport, these natives can also be found in this realm of life or as shopkeepers or counselors. They generally love attaining information and connecting it all together and then communicating all that has been learned. It is very natural for this person to do this as it’s something that is innate within the personality. The person often feels an intense need to always talk about their emotions, or write them down. A 3rd house Moon can be the marker of the journal writer illustrating the propensity to write their feelings down in a diary to make that connection between thoughts and feelings, rather similar to a public commentator, but it is done in a more private way, and they record the personal life.

Sometimes there can be confusion over what one feels and thinks and whether the thinking is more subjective because feelings will always cloud intellectual judgment. The individual is left feeling emotional over things that have been said, and viewing words as having powerful emotional overtones with the truest ability to move people. When they speak it can also add an emotionally vivid coloration depending on the element, sign, and aspects.

The Moon rules the deepest needs of a person and what makes us feel most comfortable, and at home. The Moon is also often called the private face, the one that isn’t shown in public. It also reveals what is innate within and what some of our natural talents are as well as habits and lifestyle we are most drawn towards. The area of communicating is a very familiar one, and the perception of life is often highly influenced by what they were feeling at that time.


If the Moon is particularly heavy emotionally, then decision-making may be difficult due to always worrying about the feelings. Often when we partner with someone it is a good idea to see the Moon of the individual as it’s the part we will see when we live with them. Those with the Moon in the 3rd house of communication are basically most comfortable with writing and learning. they are drawn like a magnet towards all aspects of relating to the world through ideas, thinking and talking.

A third house Moon should stimulate intellectual activity and the ability to find one’s way in what may be a disturbed or chaotic environment. Relationships with siblings, and particularly with a female relative -or with women in general – may stir up the imagination and may guide the development of a keen intelligence. Objectivity is needed to compliment feelings and dissipate moods. The Astrological Houses