Neptune in the third house suggests an intuitive thinker. With good aspects, you have a rich inner world and you inspire others through your words and writing. With challenging aspects, you can get lost in daydreams and even deceive others.
If you have this placement of Neptune, you can learn how to interpret it in astrology in this article .
Neptune in third house is a great placement. Here, the planet of imagination and inspiration is in the house of thinking and communication in the birth chart .
However, Neptune can be both a positive and a negative influence in the natal chart. As an outer planet, it can be hard to tame, but it can very rewarding when you manage to do so.
This placement is similar to having Pisces on the cusp of the third house, but more intense―planets carry a lot of energy in the natal chart.
Keep reading to learn more about a natal Neptune in third house!
Natal Neptune in Third House
With your natal Neptune in third house, you love daydreaming. Some people with this placement are very sensitive and need to retreat from the world every now and then. This can make fitting in in the world challenging.
In some cases, Neptune in the third house suggests that you were a nervous child. Some Neptune in third house people even had to take medicine to keep this under control.
Neptune is the planet of confusion in astrology. When it is placed in the house of thinking in astrology, you can be absent-minded. Another way how this can manifest is being late, often missing the bus, etc. (The third house is the house of running errands and short trips in astrology).
Neptune has no boundaries, and when it is placed in the third house, it can be hard for your to be assertive when dealing with others.
People who have their natal Neptune in third house can either concentrate very deeply or cannot concentrate at all. In the natal chart, the third house describes how you learn the best. Pisces on the cusp of the third house or Neptune here benefits from ‘isolation’. For Neptune in third house people, it is the best if they study on their own, in an environment without any distractions.
A natal Neptune in third house suggests that you are often led by your intuition in your thinking process. Sometimes you just know things without knowing why.
In the natal chart, the third house describes how you communicate with other people.
A natal Neptune in third house suggests that you are soft and passive, try to understand everyone, sometimes at the expense of giving up on what you wanted to get from the conversation. You are charming, genuine, and kind.
The negative side of this placement is that it can make you self-conscious and insecure. Many Neptune in third house people are shy, especially when young.
With challenging aspects, you can fall prey to deception and you fail to see reality clearly. The planet Neptune is detached from reality and it lives in its own realm. These can be also true of you, especially with an afflicted Neptune here.
You are sensitive to the influence of people around you, and it is important to choose friends who support you. Make sure to surround yourself with the right people. Finding a person who can balance out your dreamy nature and make you more grounded can be mutually beneficial for both of you.
Neptune in Third House and Imagination in Astrology
The third house is the house of thinking, writing, but also the house of skills in astrology. Planets here can be talent indicators in the birth chart.
People with this placement of Neptune are highly creative. As always, there is a positive and a negative manifestation. The highest manifestation of a natal Neptune in third house is tapping into the endless creativity and divine inspiration of Neptune.
Neptune rules imagination, fantasy, inspiration in astrology. If you have this planet in your third house, you enjoy free access to these things. Neptune in third house people have a rich imagination. If you don’t make art yourself, you enjoy and appreciate art. If you happen to publish some work, you are drawn to the idea of publishing it under a pen name.
In astrology, Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. If you have your Neptune in the third house in the natal chart, it usually indicates literary or artistic talent. Neptune in the third house is one of the most artistic placements in astrology. You are particularly talented at poetry. You often express your thoughts in an eloquent and original way.
An example of a natal Neptune in third house is the natal chart of Stephen King (note that his Neptune is conjunct his Mercury, and they are part of a stellium with the Sun and Venus. A textbook example of literary talent in the birth chart.)
As Neptune rules music, dance, and acting, you can be quite apt in these areas, too. Neptune in the third house can indicate a talent at impersonating other people.
Neptune in third house people are usually impractical and they are interested in more abstract things. Usually, Neptune in the third house is not the best position for dealing with numbers or a lot of data. You are a right brain person rather than a left brain person. This placement suggests an interest in art, music, metaphysics, religion, all things Neptunian.
A beautiful example of a Neptune in third house (and a Neptune and Pisces-influenced natal chart) is the chart of Kurt Cobain.
Neptune in Third House and Early Childhood
In the birth chart, the third house describes your early childhood. This is the phase of life when you meet your peer group for the first time. Neptune here can indicate some challenges related to this life area. Outer planets often indicate trouble related to the matters of the house where they are located in the natal chart.
Neptune in third house people often experience being misunderstood in their immediate surroundings. In the natal chart, the house of Neptune shows the life areas that we tend to ignore or where we have illusions.
The third house also describes your relationship with your siblings and relatives (the parents belong to the 4th/10th houses).
A natal Neptune in third house suggests that some family member was missing from your life in some cases. Neptune is the planet of oblivion, hidden things, fog in astrology.
The influence of Neptune in the third house can indicate that your relationship with your siblings wasn’t the best. Sometimes you didn’t know them well or didn’t even know them at all.
Neptune here can also mean that your sibling is very Neptunian: spiritual, sensitive, artistic. However, with challenging aspects, they can be prone to escapism or addictions.
In some cases, this placement suggests that you have a family member who suffers with addiction.
In school, Neptune in third house people learn the best when they like their teacher. The teacher has to be an inspiring and understanding person to be a role model for them. Some people with this placement are not interested in school at all, and they are reluctant to pursue higher education.
Neptune in Astrology
Discovered only in 1846, Neptune is one of the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto). Because of their long orbital period, outer planets spend several years in each zodiac sign. Neptune stays in the same sign for 14 years! This makes them more important on a generational level than on a personal.
In the birth chart, the position of Neptune by houses is more unique to you, as large groups of people share the same Neptune sign.
Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces, and it is in accidental dignity in the twelfth house.
Neptune is a mystical and subtle planet in astrology. Outer planets can be quite challenging to integrate in a positive way, but when you live the higher manifestation of Neptune, it can be a source of inspiration and great ideas.
Named after the Roman god of the sea, Neptune rules all maritime matters in astrology, the ocean, seas, fish, boats, everything related to this world.
Some more things ruled by Neptune in astrology include:
- selfless service
- unconditional love
- drugs and alcohol
If you want to learn more about this planet, make sure to read this article about the meaning of Neptune in astrology!
The Third House in the Natal Chart
In astrology, the third house is traditionally associated with the zodiac sign Gemini. Gemini is intellectual, bubbly, versatile. All these traits are connected with the matters of the third house in the natal chart.
The ruling planet of Gemini is Mercury, and if you have your natal Mercury in the third house, it happens to be in accidental dignity.
The two main life areas connected with the third astrological house are communication and learning. In the natal chart, the third house describes your thinking process, your learning style, how you express yourself verbally, and how you communicate.
Besides mental processes and communication, the third house also rules your immediate surroundings. People who live near you: neighbors, relatives, acquaintances belong to the third house, too, in astrology. This house also shows your siblings.
In the natal chart, the third house describes your early childhood and primary education.
Some of the activities of the third house include daily trips and running errands, transportation, reading, writing, learning, even using the internet or watching television.
People who have an active the third house love learning and they enjoy being around others. This house can indicate a social butterfly when active. With planets here, you are the kind of person who knows everyone in the neighborhood.
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