Having the Sun in the 3rd house means being born a little bit after the middle of the night, and when the Sun is placed here it is blending its energy with the characteristics of Mercury and Gemini. This is a very good natal placement and will definitely give a vivid everyday routine, making the small things of life exciting.
As the 3rd house is ruling intelligence, the presence of the sky’s brightest object is empowering all affairs ruled by the house. These areas are becoming the basis of the native’s existence, a very important part of their life and development. A child born under this natal aspect will be an early bloomer, considering his intellectual skills. He will start talking early and be rather talkative and hyper-energetic. The immediate surroundings are for it an amazing place to discover, and his natural curiosity will drive him to learn quickly through action and observation.
As the child grows and goes to school, he will probably excel in it even if the Sun is poorly aspected. The child regards knowledge as something it can be proud of, and does not hesitate to show off his abilities, sometimes making it a smart-aleck. Such people love books and continue to self-educate during their whole life. Nevertheless, this placement does not necessary indicate higher education; if his 9th house does not contain planets or is otherwise strong he will prefer to acquire knowledge on his own without getting involved in a school of thought. This placement is very good for teachers, journalists, advertisers and writers, but does not create university professors or academics.
The native who has the Sun in the third house will probably have at least one sibling and it will be a male. In any case, the siblings take the character of his father and are heavily emphasized in his life. When the Sun is located in the third house, and especially near the beginning of the 4th house, the chart owner is a rather domestic person who desires a family. As the fourth house cusp (also called nadir of the natal chart or Imum Coeli, IC ) is the roots and the family, the individual regards family affairs as the most important thing in life. This is his inner stability, and his dream is to continue with creating his own offsprings. This natal placement empowers relations with cousins and if the Sun is well aspected it can hold the whole kin together; there will be frequently events where a lot of relatives see each other and experience a wonderful atmosphere.
The Sun in the third house makes communication rather important, and the native will be quite involved in speaking with people from his immediate surroundings. This placement creates a person who likes to take the initiative and get to know his neighbors, creating a positive atmosphere for everyone who lives nearby. There is a possibility of organizing events in the neighborhood or even taking part in groups that promote the development of the area.
As the third house is ruling short journeys, the native will constantly visit nearby places. This will even become a part of his weekly routine, and he will develop a tight bonding to certain areas that are not very far from his residence. They will be an important part of his inspiration, while by observing which house cusp lays inside the sign of Leo we can see which other area of his life will be affected by these journeys. The Sun will definitely bring a lot of happiness through these trips, and the native will be always returning shinier. This is a good placement for issues connected with transportation and his travels will be rather safe; except of course if the Sun is adversely afflicted by Mars or Uranus. From the young ages, the native develops a strong bonding with transportation vehicles; this placement creates the child that knows all the types of cars and dreams of becoming an adult and owning one. Indeed, when the native becomes of age, he will fulfill his dreams and acquire the desired vehicle. There can be a strong emotional bond with it, and the native will give a lot of love and care to his car. This placement creates the person that will be frequently washing it in his back yard, and the car becomes a source of pride and self-esteem.
As with most planets in the third house, there is a tendency to gossip; this should be generally avoided, but take some extra care if you see that your natal Sun has negative aspects- especially with planets located in the 12th house. There is nothing wrong with natural curiosity, this can be a wonderful power pushing you towards learning about all the fields of life; on the other hand when planets from the 12th house square your Sun you can create enemies by accidentally or deliberately revealing their secret information. And don’t forget, the 12th house rules your secrets too, so if you want them kept inside that box do not open boxes of others!