ASTROLOGY ARTICLE 24: Inner Motivation and Dreams – 3rd House from Ascendant: A Vedic Astrology Analysis


Every one of us has a dream and we live each day, thinking as to when we will accomplish those visions of ours. Some dream to make a better world for us as well as for our future generations and others dream to make their living better. Dreams are the inner desire, which provides us hopes even in the worst and challenging times. The world throws up so many challenges at times that many of us crumble down. It’s true that when we are crushed down, we seek support from almost anything, with whom we attach and yet when no doors open, we seek the help of almighty which created us. No matter, we believe or not, we know that when there is a creation, there must be a creator and we start seeking divine help. Heavenly help does not mean that some extra-terrestrial happenings happen with us, it only means that we seek divinity in us, to gather courage and to push us through the challenges in order to come out in flying colors. That’s a great story to be told and if the tale is larger than oneself, it becomes a legend.

Dreams are all about finding the true meaning of one’s existence and about doing things for which one is born. It’s all about doing the stuffs, which one likes and pursuing the same irrespective of countless challenges. If you have a noble goal to achieve no matter how small it is; it will surely take off. Staying motivated is a challenge and if you can take on the trials & tribulations, you can sail sees, ride over the clouds and create an empire of your own.

For last ten years and more, I am studying books, articles, newsletters on vedic astrology and have read so many books from India and abroad that today I am confidently seeing vedic horoscopes of people. It was not an easy journey for me but after seeing innumerable horoscopes, I have come to the conclusion that this art which I read and accumulated over the years, out of my own passion has so much to deal with, that I am fascinated by the subject each day.  One Vedic chart giving rise to so many divisional charts is a fascinating thing to read and analyze.

Professionally, though my job is on disaster management and I have worked for fourteen years on the same, I found that I have an inner talent to predict and motivate. Hence the name of the website where I write is ‘Motivational Astrology’. If you find time, you may have a look at the website and read articles at:

For motivation in astrology, I give special importance to the 3rd house from the ascendant, as it’s the house, which according to me provides inspiration. 
The 3rd house from the ascendant in vedic astrology is all about staying motivated and when your desire and conviction join hands with your ‘free will’, things starts happening in this world. 

So, never stop dreaming and strengthen your 3rd house to stay motivated. Let’s analyze and discuss here as what happens when different planet rules one’s 3rd house from Ascendant in Vedic Astrology.

1. Sun:  The planet Sun is a royal star, so things of royal happenings or matters related to Government will be a source for inspiration for Gemini Ascendant. These people will be happy to be with powerful individuals in the society and will love to hear them.

2. Jupiter:  There are two zodiacs, which are ruled by Jupiter and each have their own importance. Sagittarius and Pisces zodiacs both are ruled by Jupiter but are different in nature. I am not going in details about the different Nakshatras that rules this zodiacs but Pisces as 3rd sign from Capricorn Ascendant will generally make the native, fond of romantic music and get inspired from any problems. Whereas the Sagittarius, being the 3rd house from the ascendant Libra may like to be on the move and stories of great valour, pictures of the same, Inspirational talks and fast music may take them to another level.

3. Moon:  The moon is a soft sign and Cancer being the 3rdhouse from the Taurus Ascendant is going to be inspired from politics and political speeches. So, these people will like to get closer to top politicians or be the politicians. Very Impressive arts, songs and speeches etc. are going to be their inspiration.

4. Mars:  The planet Mars rules the sign Aries and Scorpio. Aries as the 3rd house from ascendant Aquarius can instigate the native to face the world with full force; no matter how big the challenges may come. So, these natives are fond of hearing speeches from evolved souls, autobiography of people who have successfully climbed great heights in life, inspite of humongous challenges and get motivated from their tales. Whereas the zodiac Scorpio tries to go deep into the subject, so anything which helps to go profound into the subject will be a source of inspiration. If Ascendant Virgo native’s 3rd house falls in Scorpio, those people look upon the above facts for inspiration.

5. Mercury:  This planet rules two zodiacs viz. Gemini and Virgo. So, if Aries ascendant people whose 3rd house from the ascendant falls in Gemini, the person gets inspired through stories and facts from real life. They love to read and gain knowledge to gather strength for further communication. Cancer Ascendant people have their 3rd house as Virgo Zodiac, loves to hear from learned people and gather strength. The more one communicates with selected people and can connect with facts, helps them to get inspired. They also love to read facts from books, websites, speeches etc and carry on with their life.

6. Venus:  This planet rules two zodiacs, one is the Libra and the other is Taurus. For Pisces Ascendant, the 3rd house falls in Taurus zodiac and gets motivated by the pleasures of life – a beautiful home, a secure environment, soft music and songs, which help them to regain their strength. For Leo ascendant people the 3rd house falls in the Libra zodiac, who tempts them to get inspired from the beautiful things in the world, higher end products and pleasures in life. 

7. Saturn: This planet rules two zodiac signs, one is the Aquarius and the other is the Capricorn sign. Zodiac Capricorn falls as the third house from the Scorpio ascendant, the native will get inspired from doing things which serves the society at large and also will have inner ambition for power. So, these people like to read and know about powerful people in the world and may have an inner ambition to become like them. Safety and Security means a lot to them and they tend to make their environment secure. They love hearing people who have already reached heights and have made a mark in the society. Aquarius being the 3rd sign from Sagittarius ascendant, these people loves revolution and gets inspired from those people who have broken all rules, all challenges to push themselves and become legends. They will love to read about those who have succeeded amongst troubles and have ambition of becoming one. 

The above inspiration and motivation also depends on the type of planets and its aspect to ones 3rd house, one’s planets and the position of the third house planet and its conjunctions and combinations etc. The above is a general analysis and whether you agree or disagree; the fact lies that when the Sun goes up, you need to work hard towards making your dream come to reality. Each small step will add up to hundreds of step, to take you to one’s goal. So, Stay motivated and accomplish dreams which will help you, your family and the society at large. 

The above write up is a general prediction and are my personal views which may not match with astrologers. This is based on my experience of reading this subject and looking into the practicalities of the situation based on horoscope analysis for all these years.

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Astrology Article 17: All About Inspiration/Motivation and Mood Elevation – A Vedic Astrology Analysis


In today’s world anxiety, depression and frustrations are concerns in human society. In turbulent times its ‘hope’ which helps one to grow and move further in difficult times. Through the audacity of hope, one is able to reach ones goal and dreams. Interestingly faith, determination and hope help one to fight over the challenges and move forward.  This word has its origin in the word “hopa” which in old English has the meaning, ‘confidence in the future’ (as per some texts). The word hope from hopa has dominated history. It’s this word which brings courage to the tormented, anguish, distressed & painful mind.

Vedic astrology has a part to play in inspiring an individual and the word hope can be seen from the 3rd House of a vedic horoscope. 3rd house from Ascendant/Lagna determines the confidence of the person. 3rd house from ascendant provides one with a lot of hope in difficult times. Let’s now analyse as to what happens if an individual’s third house falls in this houses from ascendant:

  1. Aries:   Aries is ruled by Mars and its symbol is a ram. So, the individual may get motivation from war themes, speech by renowned leaders nationally and internationally, loves to see wild animals and gets motivated by the revolutionary spirit of fighters. All these and many more such visuals or movies/documentaries generally help the individuals to gain strength and thus moves on through the challenging times.
  2. Taurus:  Taurus is ruled by Venus and its symbol is a bull. So, whenever any individual’s third house is ruled by Taurus, one gets motivated on subjects who make people take head-on into the problem.  It’s about things which help people rise above injustice and do things which are likely to maintain justice in the world.
  3. Gemini:  The sign Gemini is ruled by Mercury and is symbolised as twins. So, whenever, ones third house from ascendant falls into this house, an individual tend to get encouraged or raises hope from intellectual discussions and with people who matters.
  4. Cancer: The sign Cancer is ruled by Moon and the symbol is that of crab. It’s a sign of creativity and also a sign which rules political field. It supports fields which are creative in nature. So, any visuals of creativity tend to generate a lot of hope in the individuals whose third house falls in cancer sign.
  5. Leo: The sign Leo is a royal sign ruled by Sun and for Gemini ascendant, the sign Leo is the third house. Hence Gemini ascendant people will get inspired by the royality and visuals wherever royalty is shown. They may also get inspired by stories of great valour.
  6. Virgo: The sign ruled by planet mercury and is a maiden sign and if ones third house falls in this house, the individual gets inspired by feminine acts done with perfection. The native gets inspired by visuals of perfection in various forms of arts and creativity.
  7. Libra: The sign is ruled by Venus and hence individual whose third house falls in this house generally tend to get inspired by beauty and has a strong sense of justice. Hence these individuals have an inner tendency to be in a beautiful place and get inspired by such circumstances. They love justice for themselves and for others.
  8. Scorpio: The sign is ruled by Mars and hence these individuals have strong emotions and these intense emotions are his/her strength in difficult times. This individual gets encouraged by a charming environment. They are great fighters and are also encouraged by speeches of successful people in the world.
  9. Sagittarius: The sign is ruled by Jupiter and hence individuals whose third house falls in this house are encouraged by fast music, trance and ancient movies of castles and lordships. These people are also greatly motivated by speeches of spiritual leaders and are able to recollect themselves from the bad situation and moves on. They are also encouraged by creative works.
  10. Capricorn: The sign is ruled by Saturn and is motivated by beautiful things as well as royalty. Visuals of great ambition, intelligence with steadiness and ability to thrive in non-hospitable environments are the areas which inspires them. Also these individuals are encouraged by spirituality.
  11. Aquarius: The sign is ruled by Saturn and if any individual’s third house falls in this zodiac, then the individual may be motivated by inspiring people or by seeing inspirational videos or talks. They will be motivated by speeches of great teachers.
  12. Pisces: The sign is ruled by Jupiter and hence soft romantic music, distant travelling, listening to stories help them to motivate themselves in difficult times.

This is a general write-up and is a general prediction. Inspiration to uplift ones mood varies from person to person and astrology is just one side of predicting the same. Also there are other factors that need to be analyzed in astrology to understand about encouragement during difficult times including the divisional charts, mahadasha, Gocchar movements of major planets etc. This write-up is just a general analysis and are my personal views which may not match with astrologers.  This is based on my experience of reading this subject and looking into the practicalities of the situation based on horoscope analysis for all these years.


Mainak Majumdar

Astro Specialist

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