6th House Astrology

A Guide To The Zodiac’s Sixth House

The sixth house tell us about our daily life, our routine, our health, relationship with pets/animals and how we sirve the world.

This is part of a guide on the Astrology Houses.

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Let’s take a look at the sixth house.

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  • 6th House Meaning In Astrology
  • Planets In The 6th House
  • 6th House Through The Signs

6th House Astrology Meaning

Sixth House Of Astrology-  What Is It?

In Astrology, the sixth house refers to daily work, service, diet, health and physical sickness, physical ability to work, employees. This includes volunteer labor, civil service work, caretaking, and mundane daily tasks. The 6th house really involves the quality of your work, the quality of the jobs you perform, as opposed to an actual career (career is represented by the 10th house). Daily mundane tasks include personal hygiene and our method of responding to everyday crises.

The Sixth House represents issues of sickness and health, and service to others, including conditions of daily life, or work. This house also relates to discipleship and mastery, and the overcoming of obstacles in producing the fruit of one’s achievements. Planets in this house can manifest as challenges to your well-being, or as indications of a profession of service to others.

The sixth house of astrology gives information about work, service and relations. It tells about the physical and mental health of a person. It also gives information about the quality of work and the way a person responds to different situations. This house brings a lot of ego, troubles and difficulties. It influences the energy, vibes of a person and also controls the way a person spend it.


House Ruler: Mercury
Position: Cadent
Keyword: Health

Word Summary of  your work according to your 6th House Sign Cusp:

  • Aries – Intense
  • Taurus – Steady
  • Gemini – Amusing
  • Cancer – Committed
  • Leo – Individual
  • Virgo – Meticulous
  • Libra – Harmonious
  • Scorpio – Unsettling
  • Sagittarius – Free
  • Capricorn – Constructive
  • Aquarius – Thoughtful
  • Pisces – Devoted
Word Summary of how your work is affected if you have a planet in your 6th House:

  • Sun – Solid
  • Moon – Emotional
  • Mercury – Communicative
  • Venus – Benevolent
  • Mars – Provoking
  • Jupiter – Enriched
  • Saturn – Controlled
  • Uranus – Enlightened
  • Neptune – Amazed
  • Pluto – Transformed

What Body Parts Are Related To The Sixth House Of Astrology?

Yes, this house is related to the health of a person. It tells about the health and diseases related to the intestine, umbilical cord, kidney and eyes. It controls the possibilities of the disease tuberculosis. It also affects the mental health of a person in a serious way.

What Relations Are Affected By The Sixth House Of Astrology?

The sixth house controls the way a person will interact with others and associate himself or herself with people and affects the relationships. This house affects the relations of a person with the people surrounding him/her whether a colleague or a coworker or a family member or even a friend. It also controls the character and attitude of a person upto some extent.

What Influences Does This House Make On A Person’s Life?

This house mainly influences the health, character, the strength of relationships and the amount of support a person will get from his/her closed ones. It controls the level of mental stress and peace, wounds, injuries. It also influences the trustfulness and truthfulness of an individual.

Planets In 6th House

Planets In The Sixth House

Even though the house is ruled by Mercury, the planets which produce a major effect on the sixth house are Saturn and Mars. One of which brings positiveness and other brings problems.  Following is what different planets bring to the sixth house of astrology:-

  • Sun In 6th House
  • Moon In 6th House
  • Mercury In 6th House
  • Venus In 6th House
  • Mars In 6th House
  • Jupiter In 6th House
  • Saturn In 6th House
  • Uranus In 6th House
  • Neptune In 6th House
  • Pluto In 6th House

Sun In 6th House

All these needs and feelings largely revolve around health and work. If you are happily or gainfully employed you feel right with the world – when you are not, you don’t. So although you put your heart and soul into your job, there can be a danger of your investing emotions into work that don’t really belong there. As a consequence of this, you can get too wound up about your work, or use work as a substitute for emotional involvements that have nothing to do with work.

Moon In 6th House

All these needs and feelings are most likely to be met through friends, clubs, social movements, or the nurturing of some ideal. All these matters will go through phases, causing your goals and allegiances to fluctuate. Overall, you manage to keep your emotional life fairly light and breezy.

You prefer not to get morbid and heavy in one-to-one relationships and, if things get that way, you will go out with friends or to somewhere impersonal. This can be a good safety valve, but a bad habit if you make your friends or associations into an emotional crutch. It is wise to take a break from them every so often in order to re-establish your own identity, not to mention facing any more intimate emotional commitments.

All the same, you are capable of appealing to the crowd on an emotional level, which means that you have a finger on the pulse of the public’s attitude to political, sociological or cultural issues.

Mercury In 6th House

You use these mental capabilities very well, with focus and economy. You have a knack for perceiving what’s wrong with a person or situation and are able to devise or suggest methods to improve matters. Health is one area in particular where your mental powers can be successfully brought to bear but it’s also possible that you’re prone to overwork and nervous tension yourself. A definite health regimen and work routine would help to remedy these inclinations. Essentially you are a good worker and appreciate the true value of work

Venus In 6th House

These love feelings of yours are going through a process of purification so whatever is false, or unjust, or lustful about your social or romantic intentions has to be eliminated in order that a healthy relationship might happen. In fact, ‘healthy relationship’ sums up the only kind of relationship that you could really enjoy consistently.

Where there is a lack of purity in your loving you will experience loss, or illness – particularly to the throat, hips, kidneys or reproductive organs. You really have to work at love. Love and work also come together in that your work itself can be to do with harmony and beauty, or simply that you lend an air of grace and charm to your work place.

Mars In 6th House

You most readily use and develop these powers when in a work situation, or when you have some definite method to use or job to do. You wholeheartedly put your energies into anything to do with employment, which includes finding it for yourself or someone else. Occupations themselves may involve animals, health, or the use of sharp instruments or heavy machinery.

What you have to watch out for is working when irritated or angry, for injury or damage can be incurred, or poor relationships with co-workers could ensue, resulting in bad working atmospheres. Also guard against your emotional desires getting awkwardly mixed up with your work and whom you work with.

Jupiter In 6th House

These qualities of faith and understanding become critical issues with regard to health and work. Generally speaking, you are an enthusiastic worker and have a sound constitution to match. You may also be actively involved in healthcare or improving work methods and conditions in the manner of your Jupiter Sign.

What you have to watch out for mainly is overworking or being overly concerned about getting it right – for this in itself can lead to health trouble. Nevertheless, your recovery rate is good, probably through mind-over-matter methods.

Saturn In 6th House

These lessons and tests, and the authority that they can earn, are most likely to manifest themselves in your working life, in relating to co-workers, or in matters regarding health. Put the other way around, you do work very hard at learning these lessons, fulfilling your duties and maintaining health.

All this can make life a bit of a drudge though, or work itself could be hard to come by or get down to – and your health could suffer as a result. One could say that you are either a slave driver or slave-driven. The real necessity here is that of establishing ‘who’ (or ‘what’) you’re really working for and of formulating a healthy life-style

Uranus In 6th House

Freedom is an issue for you where your working life is concerned. You are not keen on a rigid routine, so flexi-hours or self-employment are desirable, if not downright essential. Sharp ups and downs, along with interminable changes of fortune in the work sphere would indicate that job security is going to have to take second place to job satisfaction. There is, or should be, something inventive or highly original about your work.

Similarly, unpredictable health – especially intermittent or odd complaints – would point to your being a round peg in a square hole, or that a change of work environment or lifestyle was called for. Further regarding health, you can successfully diagnose the cause of complaints – in yourself or others – by spotting the symbolism involved. For example, trouble with the pancreas, which regulates blood sugar, would suggest that one is bitter or sour about something, that life has lost its sweetness.

Neptune In 6th House

You have a sensitive constitution; simply because you are rather subtly attuned to the nature of what actually constitutes health. On the one hand this means that you’re inclined to contract strange complaints which are hard to diagnose and which are probably best treated with subtle forms of medicine such as homeopathy, acupuncture, Bach flower remedies and envisaging techniques.

On the other hand, or as a consequence of this, you yourself are involved in healthcare – and possibly, but not necessarily, using one of these complimentary methods. Work too, can be a sensitive issue. If your job does not agree with you, it’s because you do not or cannot perform it with a sense of service or devotion.

If this is the case, involve yourself with an occupation that inspires you in some way. On another level you could be inclined to escape into your work because that seems to be a way of avoiding sticky emotional issues – but this could lead to health problems as such stifled feelings making themselves felt physically.

Pluto In 6th House

Your call to transformation and your sense of power and destiny is encountered via your work and health. This means that any changes that are necessary in the way you live will show themselves in the state of your body or in your work situation. Putting work and health together, healing and psychology could well be the nature of your actual career.

By the same token, you can be obsessive with regard to health and healthy living. Equally, or additionally, you are very thorough in dealing with any kind of physical disturbance. It’s also likely that you subscribe to the theory that all diseases originate in the mind and indeed, as if to prove it, your own body readily shows up any psychological or emotional problems. At its most extreme, a major illness or physical damage can be the event that alters the course of your life.

You are, or come to be, a great believer in thoughts being powerful and existing in their own right. A negative thought will insidiously breed an unwelcome happening. A positive thought would be the new broom that sweeps clean. Similarly, you’re able to solve problems at a profound, deep level for yourself and for others. Because of this, people automatically open up in your presence – like it or not.

6th House Through The Signs

6th House Through The Zodiac Signs

Here we have a list of 6th House cusps in each of the zodiac signs.

  • 6th House In Aries
  • 6th House In Taurus
  • 6th House In Gemini
  • 6th House In Cancer
  • 6th House In Leo
  • 6th House In Virgo
  • 6th House In Libra
  • 6th House In Scorpio
  • 6th House In Sagittarius
  • 6th House In Capricorn
  • 6th House In Aquarius
  • 6th House In Pisces


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