3rd House Cancer: 5 Ways It Can Affect You

3rd House Cancer

When Cancer is in your 3rd House, you are an emotional speaker. You are good at expressing your feelings verbally and you are very understanding and compassionate with others in conversation. You can be unnecessarily dramatic at times as you can have trouble staying rational.

To understand what it means when a sign lands in a house on your natal chart, you need to look at the meaning of the house, meaning of the sign, and how they interact:

  • The 3rd House represents communication and way of thinking, the voice of a person, their neighborhood and environment as well as their siblings.
  • Canceris a cardinal water sign. It brings nurture, care, moodiness and a need for protection.
  • When Cancer is in the 3rd House, it means that you are very empathetic of other people in conversations. You are very expressive of your feelings and you enjoy talking about your emotions. You easily open up to others and communication is the best way to get closer to another person.

Note that this is just one facet of your natal chart. Other elements of your natal chart can overpower or contradict with the below points. To get an accurate reading, get a holistic reading of your full natal chart from an astrologer.

What Does it Mean whenCancer is in the 3rdHouse?

3rdHouse Meaning

The 3rd house tells us about our way of communicating. How we speak to others, how our mind works.

It can show any talents connected to speaking, singing or writing. It shows us how willing we are to understand and embrace new ideas, how we handle the information given to us.

The 3rd house is connected to the early education of a person.

The 3rd House also represents our environment – our neighborhood, the things and events happening in our day-to-day life. It represents the news, newspapers, any information we work with on the daily.

The House is also connected to siblings.

Cancer Traits

As a water sign, Cancer is a deeply emotional and sensitive sign that finds it difficult to control their feelings.

They are sensitive to what is happening around them and may find it hard to stay rational and use their logic.

As a cardinal sign, Cancer likes to take action. They are very protective of the people around them and can often be like a parent to their friends. They love providing others with affection and nurturing others, making them feel loved and understood.

While they enjoy showing love to others, they need the same treatment in return. Cancer’s biggest fear is rejection and lack of acceptance and if that is experienced they are likely to go into their shell and avoid coming out for a long time.

Cancer can be emotional speakers and they often have trouble staying rational in conversations. They are easily influenced by the things happening around them. They can easily change their mind and opinion of things.

They enjoy opening up to others about their emotions and they can be very understanding and compassionate of other people as well. Conversations are the best way to connect to the people they love.

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3rd House Cancer: Key Takeaways

1. You easily change your opinions

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the planet of change which shows that having Cancer on the 3rd house cusp of communication can make you easily change your opinions and thoughts.

You are easily influenced by other people as well as the things happening around you.

You are impressionable and can have trouble forming your own opinion. You seek advice from others and depending on the relationship you have with that person, it may influence you a lot. You are reliant on other people for guidance and advice.

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2. You use communication to connect with those you love

Communication may be the best way for you to bond with others.

You are very emotive and passionate in communication and you may view it as the best way to form an emotional connection with another person.

You are good at giving advice and conversations with you can be very comforting to other people. You are a good listener and you are very empathetic which allows people to open up about their struggles and seek your help. You are compassionate and understanding and you provide the nurture other people need.

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3. You are an emotional speaker

Cancer is ruled by the Moon the planet of emotions and feelings. Cancer on the 3rd house of communication shows that you are an emotional speaker who can be very passionate in communication.

You always try to let your feelings out in conversations which can make you seem emotional and irrational by others. At time you may be too overwhelmed by your feelings to form a realistic opinion on something.

You are easily impressed by the things happening around you or the opinions of those who are close to you so you may often be very biased when speaking.

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4. You can be too direct

Cancer on the 3rd house cusp shows that you can be very blunt and honest in conversations.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon the planet of emotions so having it in the 3rd house of communication and intellect shows that you can be too primal and emotional and you easily let out your opinion no matter what kind of situation you might be in.

At times your thoughts may not be spoken in the most appropriate times and your honesty isn’t well-appreciated by everyone. Try to be more patient and observant before you make comments and speak up.

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5. You have trouble staying rational

Cancer is ruled by the Moon the planet of emotions and having Cancer in the 3rd house of communication shows that you can be an emotional speaker and you are easily influenced by your environment.

This shows that you can have trouble having a realistic outlook or opinion on a certain topic. You can be quite primal because of your emotions and once you set your mind to something you are unlikely to change it, even if it ends up being wrong later.

You value your heart over your brain which in communication can make you very biased and irrational. You are reluctant to seek opinions or advice from people you aren’t close to. This can make you very close-minded and may bring difficulties in your conversations with people you aren’t familiar with.

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With Cancer in the 3rd House of your natal chart, you are easily affected by the things happening around you. You change your mind and opinions frequently. You are very considerate of other people’s opinions and you value conversations with the ones you love. You can be an emotional speaker and you enjoy opening up about your feelings.

Remember that you need to look at the rest of your natal chart to make a better prediciton of your natural personality traits. Other elements on your natal chart may override some of these points (and I’ve tried to note that a few times in this article).