My god, let’s talk about Third House Vibe.
Michael Crichton churned out 10,000 words a day – his official books became best-sellers and hit movies such as Jurassic Park, Disclosure, The Andromeda Strain etc. Not only that, they eerily seemed to align with the breaking issue of the day. They were Zeitgeist. IN between times he did pulp like the book above.
“Everybody has to find their own way. This is a business that demands aggressiveness and individual get-up-and-go. So in the end you’ll have to do what I did, and everybody else you can think of did. Figure it out for yourself and make it happen.”
So you can see below how he has Mercury in the 3rd House and Neptune also.
The 3rd House is like Gemini. It is the communications sector. Mercury there means you transmit info – you may not want to go too deep and guess what? Unless there is some massive 9th house (the opposite) influence to offset, 3rd House people don’t give a damn about official information or the ‘normal way.” Most of them hate even reading instructions to open a jam jar, let alone manage their career.
The classic Third House person starts talking/writing/scheming their way out of/into situations from approximately aged 7.
So a strong 3rd House could be one loaded with planets/Sun/Moon etc but Mercury counts more there. So Crichton had Mercury there AND Neptune plus both aligned favorably with Saturn and Uranus. So he made a shitload of money out of it and he was able to tap the Zeitgeist.
Stephen King – another awesomely successful mass market writer – Sun, Venus and Neptune in the 3rd House.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Mercury on Pluto and the North Node there.
Jane Austen Mercury in the third house opposite Uranus.
When it comes to the Third House People, the only thing limiting me listing 1000 genius peeps here is (1) my time and (2) that SO many amazing writers/thinkers/talkers don’t have their birth time on record.
When you see third house emphasis, remember that this is a person who likes/needs to be CURRENT. They don’t usually care that much for vast tracts of academic information or received “wisdom” because they like to speed-boil the contempo situation or what presents into a perfect reduction of relevance.
Your “halfway through your sentence” is often the 3rd House persons version of “droning on too much”.
If they would rather run away and write down, blog or broadcast a hyped up version of the witticism you just spouted or some insight you evoked than bond with you, that’s how they roll.
So when it comes to YOU or other people, look to that 3rd House and see it as the realm of Thoth-Mercury-Hermes-Seshat.
Third house strong people value the wild idea, the sudden snippet of gossip or connection, synchronicity and conversations that operate on multiple levels.
They irritate people with more reverence for traditional education, those who find it bizarre to have a dream snippet or something the taxi driver said afforded the same intellectual gravity as the recent ‘findings from scientists’ and who do not like to have their private life turned into appetizing quotes for the media.
If you see Mercury in the 3rd house, Virgo/Gemini on the cusp there, outer planets like Neptune/Uranus/Pluto aligned to the personal planets OR the Sun/Moon, you’re looking at a 3rd House person.
Joan Rivers was classic 3rd House:
She was not just insanely witty in public and private, she built a veritable empire out of her wits, surviving and thriving over a 55 year career. This quote sums up the 3rd House Vibe brilliantly; According to Ralph Schoenstein, who dated her and worked with her on her humor books. He said, “She has no airs. She doesn’t stand on ceremony. The woman has absolutely no pretense. She’ll tell you everything immediately. Joan isn’t cool—she’s completely open. It’s all grist. It’s her old thing—’Can we talk?'”
So voila her chart:
If you want to get really fancy about it, notice the squares (red lines) from the 3rd House stuff in Gemini to the Neptune, Jupiter and Mars in Mercury-ruled Virgo AND the Work sector. If you set out to create a creature of guts, controversial eloquence and enduring work ethic, you could not do better than this chart.
Third House dominant people may not cure world poverty or even be renowned for their enduring relationships but their ability to stay relevant, work their wits and generate wisdom that lives on beyond their life span is pretty much legend.
Image: Kilian Eng