Mars in the 3rd House: 5 Ways it Can Affect You

Mars in the 3rd House

When Mars is in your 3rd House, you are blunt and direct in communication. You aren’t afraid of expressing your thoughts which at times could lead to conflict with others. You are good at planning things, but could be impulsive with your ideas and there can be lack of patience.

To understand what it means when a planet lands in a house on your natal chart, you need to look at the meaning of the house, meaning of the planet, 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.
  • Mars is the planet of action, force, energy and sexuality.
  • When Mars is in the 3rd House, you are good at turning your plans into action. You are very ambitious but could lack attention to details. You are impatient with others in conversations which can make it difficult for others to communicate with you. You can be misunderstood.

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 interpretation, get a holistic reading of your full natal chart from an astrologer.

Also note that astrology does not intend to be deterministic and acknowledges the power of factors like freewill, genetics, and life experiences in influencing your personality, making the below information broad brushes only that may or may not suit your personal situation.

What Does it Mean when Mars is in the 3rd House?

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.

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The Meaning of Mars

Mars is one of the most important planets in a person’s Natal Chart. It is one of the personal planets and it represents an important part of a person’s life – how they take action, how they express their energy and anger.

Mars is the planet of force and destruction. It shows us how we react when we face unpleasant circumstances. It tells us how willing we are to fight our problems and overcome them. It signifies how we express our energy and where we put it into.

Mars can signify sexuality and passion. It can point to the way we express our passion, how protective and careful we are with the things we love.

Mars is the planet of violence, of lies and aggression. When it is too prominent in a person’s chart it can show a dominant character, a strong personality and a tendency for violence. It can show how competitive we are with others, how willing we are to complete the things we start. Mars can bring chaos and frustration.

Mars in the 3rd house points to a very blunt and honest person. They aren’t afraid of saying what they think, even if it will offend someone. They can have a lot of impulsive ideas and their thoughts can often be very spontaneous. They are good at turning their plans into action.

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5 Things Mars in the 3rdHouse Signifies

1. You are blunt in communication

When Mars the planet of force and action is in your 3rd house of communication it shows that you can be very direct and honest in conversations.

You aren’t afraid to say what you mean, which at times can come off as too mean to others and can leave you to be misunderstood.

You appreciate honesty in others so you try to be honest yourself but you have to learn when it’s appropriate. Don’t say your opinions when they are unwanted. Learn to be more patient in communication and thoughtful of your expression.

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2. You attract conflict

Mars in the 3rd house can show a tendency for verbal conflict. You can often be misunderstood by others and this can lead to a lot of difficult situations in conversations.

Others may view you as mean. At times you can lack tact and the people you communicate with may take offense to that.

You must learn to have a more patient and peaceful way of expressing yourself. Try to listen to others more and don’t react to something before you have heard the whole story.

3. You are passionate about learning

Mars in the 3rd house of expression and dealing with information can show a true passion for learning.

You are very curious and you always want to find out more about everything you come upon.

At times you can be an impatient learner, so you have to learn to take your time if you want to perfect your skills and knowledge at something. You can be competitive with others when it comes to learning which can be good motivation but also not the best reason to educate yourself.

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4. You are stubborn

When Mars is in your 3rd house you can be very stubborn and you have a hard time abiding by the rules.

You enjoy living life on your own terms and you have a hard time following restrictions or having another person tell you what to do.

This can lead to a lot of difficult situations in your relationships and at your job and work environment. You can be very stubborn and independent and discussing anything with other people will require a lot of patience from their side.

5. You are competitive

Mars is the planet of drive and ambition and in the 3rd house of information and communication it shows a true passion for learning.

You want to know everything possible and you want to be the best at what you do.

You can be very competitive and you are always ready to show off your skills and knowledge. If you have a passion for a craft or a skill you are likely to perfect it. You put a lot of your energy into the things you are passionate about and even though sometimes you do it to impress others, you always have to love it yourself first.


With Mars in the 3rd House of your natal chart, you are very passionate about the things you are interested in. Your thoughts can come very suddenly and you may have a hard time organizing your plans. You are good at pursuing your ideas. 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).

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