All good stories have a challenge that needs to be resolved, and the astrological chart gives us a very simple way of sorting out those challenges. It all comes down to the opposition. What’s the 3-9 challenge?
Seeing the Forest and the Trees
The 3rd House / 9th House axis is about knowledge, among other things. The 3rd House is about the details, the facts, the data, the trivia, the gossip. The 9th House is about the meaning, the concept, the philosophy, and Truth with a capital T.
We hear the expression, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” But sometimes the reverse is the problem: “You can’t see the trees for the forest.” These two dilemmas are classic challenges indicating a story striving to balance the 3rd House and 9th House.