Mercury Placement in the third house of chart
When the planet mercury is in the third house, the person takes up a lot of short journeys in life, possibly for education or business purposes. These individuals are good at being jack-of-all-trades. They can do many tasks at once and often study more than one course at a time. Nevertheless, they should be careful with this tendency as sometimes, they tend to only acquire superficial information about each subject and are unable to get in-depth knowledge of any.
Mercury rules and governs the third house by nature, which relates to communication, short travel, writing etc. This is where Mercury feels at home. Such a person finds it easy to express what is on their mind. Moreover, they are versatile and clever enough to bring their ideas to fruition. These natives are mentally quite alert and work hard. The professions that best suits these natives are writing, publishing, teaching, journalism, travel etc. Mercury in 3rd house also enables a deep bonding with siblings.
As a positive trait or impact for mercury in this house, persons of Mercury in 3rd house are very interested in teaching, speaking, exchanging ideas, reading, keeping current with the daily news, and perhaps gossiping. Quick to learn, they are also swift to share with others what they know. Besides, they can be very talkative when they have the chance. They can be a list maker, and often are quite involved in their community. Some of them may be very nervous or fidgety.
As a negative trait, with the native’s interests he may explore a variety of topics and may have various hobbies. However, due to the effects of Mercury in third house, natives are always on the go, it can be difficult for them to get fully immersed in any subject. They have a short attention span, and they tend to go from one thing to the next very quickly.
As a conclusion, mercury is about communication and intelligence. And when it resides in the third house, the natives may want to know and learn a lot. But when quantity rises, quality has to take a backseat. Or when the lateral growth (spread) becomes too much, vertical growth (depth or height) will have to suffer. Thus, in their desire to explore more and more, the natives of Mercury in 3rd house may miss out on the details of a few important things.
Written by : Hemant Barua
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