The 3rd house rules factual data as well as superficial information without an immediate and obvious purpose .

One of the main avenues for acquiring new information is through direct communication..

The emphasis is on learning , writing, studying, and thinking, but not necessarily applying or testing the information gained. 

There is an openness to new knowledge and a willingness to consider new topics that lead to mental expansion. 
The material gained during this year will be reorganized, internalized, and contemplated when the Sun moves into the 12th from the 3rd moves to a higher state of knowing in the 12th and assists in the emergence of wisdom.

The Sun in the 3rd house of the solar return emphasizes your intellectual abilities and mental stability or the lack thereof. Intellectually, this is a time to gather information. Your mind is very active, and you will want to read everything, know everything, and think about everything. 

Ideas abound, and you are open to looking at life from a new perspective. 
But organizing your mind may be difficult, which is why this is a good time to study, write down your thoughts, or purchase a computer.  Also read, Example Case Study chart - Sun in the 3rd house of Solar Return Chart.

One way or another, your mind plays a crucial role in the events of this solar return year. The mental processes are key to the activities you are involved in, or central to the major problems you encounter. Your mind can work for or against you, and make or break the year. 

Acquiring knowledge may be the main focus of your attention, and it is certainly advantageous to learn as much as you can during this time by attending school or talking a course. 
But you can feel intellectually inferior or frustrated by your educational attempts if you allow nervousness, indecision, and impulsive-ness to affect your ability to think clearly and logically. 

Mental instability is a possibility with the Sun in the 3rd house of the solar return. The Sun here is an even stronger indication of depression than Saturn. 

Check Mercury and its aspects to better understand the Sun’s manifestation in the solar return chart. Depression, anxiety, irrational thinking, confusion, and neurosis are possible extremes. Your mind is working overtime, and if you do not direct your thinking toward meaningful or educational pursuits, mental difficulties can arise.


SOLAR RETURN CHART BASIC : from first house to 12 house 

From year to year, the Sun passes through the Solar return chart in a clockwise direction, falling into every third house for those people who remain in the same location. See  For example..

The Moon in the 3rd house is a sign that emotional influences compete or unite with rational thoughts for decision-making power.  Read more...

Mercury in the 3rd house suggests a strong, inquisitive mind with a thirst for knowledge. You could spend a lot of time reading, writing, studying, or communicating. Read more...


Venus in the 3rd house of the solar return emphasizes all forms of communication, both verbal and written. Your ability to express yourself coherently is important to the activities of the year.  Read More...

During the coming year, you have the ability to speak with great urgency and can motivate others to respond to problems and solutions as you see them.  Read More...

Jupiter in the 3rd house shows a great deal of daily activity. The pace of life picks up as you run around from one task to another. You have too many things to do, Read More...


Saturn in the 3rd house indicates a year of much study or mental work. You take your studies seriously, and knowledge is probably crucial to what you hope to accomplish in the future. Read More...

Uranus in the 3rd house is associated with rapid thinking processes and changing thought patterns. The mental acceleration can work  Read More...

The most positive manifestation for this placement is an ability to be open to new information and new ways of looking at life without prejudice or judgment. Read More ...

EASTERN HEMISPHERIC EMPHASIS in your yearly Solar Return Chart 
With nine or all of the planets in the eastern half of the chart, one is either self-motivated or not motivated at all. Use this year to develop self-motivation, self-direction, and self-reliance. This does not mean that important others are missing from your life; but it Learn More...

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