The 6th House in Astrology
The 6th house rules your health, routine, work environment, and pets. The health ailments you're most prone to and the way you approach your health are found by the sign on the cusp and planets within the house. Your everyday habits are also ruled by this house, how you manage day-to-day tasks. The 6th house governs the kind of work environment you are most comfortable in, giving a clue as to what professions you'll enjoy. The 6th house is a house of service, in this case, work. Your pets show up here as well (and whether you're a pet person at all). The 6th house is ruled by Virgo and Mercury and is a cadent house.
The 6th House in the Signs
Natal Planets in the 6th House
Transit Planets in the 6th House
The 6th House in the Signs
6th House in Aries
You throw yourself into your work, and are hard-working and dedicated. You’re driven to work in life, and try to do the absolute best you can. You can have a hard time with coworkers because you expect them to work as hard as you do. You need physical exercise to stay healthy. You may need to work for yourself with Aries here, or do work where you’re mostly on your own. You can work in the military or in sports.
6th House in Taurus
You focus on your work goals and work at them slowly but surely. Everyone else might think you take too long, but you get there eventually, and you do a good job. If you’re not happy with your work, you can be lazy and come up with excuses. You can be prone to problems with your throat or weight. You can work as a teacher with Taurus here, or do work that engages your senses. You can also work in finance.
6th House in Gemini
You need work that keeps you interested because you get bored quickly, so you may go from one job to the next quickly. It could be good for you to do work that requires you to use your mind in some way. Your nerves can impact your health, and you need to work on calming yourself. You may work two jobs throughout your life with Gemini here, steadily or for periods of time. You can work as a writer, speaker, or with young people.
6th House in Cancer
You work well when you’re helping other people, and can be emotional with your work. You may care more about your work than any other area of your life. If you don’t have stable work, it has a physical impact on you. Watch for stomach or breast issues. You’re caring with your coworkers, and not dominating as a boss. You can work from home with Cancer here, or do work that helps families or with your own family.
6th House in Leo
You take pride in the work that you do, and need praise for what you complete. You can dedicate yourself fully to your work, and want to be in the spotlight. When work isn’t going well, you feel lethargic and unhealthy. You can be prone to heart or back problems. You can work in the theater or film with Leo here, be in the public eye yourself, or do work that helps people in some way.
6th House in Virgo
You’re focused on the details in your work, and can get so lost in them that you never actually finish the job. You prefer work that’s practical and uses your mind. Your health is of great concern to you, and you pay close attention to what you eat and drink, and how much you exercise. When stressed, it manifests physically, and you can have stomach issues. You can work with animals or do something in health care with Virgo here.
6th House in Libra
You can be the mediator at work, the one coming up with compromises and getting coworkers to play fair. You work well with others, and do best with a partner. You need harmony in your work environment, and without it, you become very ill. Balance is important for your health in general. With Libra here, you can work in the arts or beauty industry, or with the law.
6th House in Scorpio
You’re serious about your work, and can become obsessed with it at times. You may be too intense for coworkers to deal with, and can work best on your own. When you’re emotionally and mentally drained, it leads to health problems for you. You can have issues with your reproductive health. With Scorpio here, you can do work in science, research, or in finance.
6th House in Sagittarius
You’re a fun coworker, someone who tries to make people laugh and enjoy their work, but you may not take your work very seriously at all if you don’t care for it. On the flipside, you can work yourself ragged if you love your work, and need to not overdo it. You can have problems with weight, overeating, or drinking. With Sagittarius here, you can do work that involves travel, writing, or teaching.
6th House in Capricorn
You have great self-discipline with work, but you need to make sure the work that you’re doing is fulfilling, or you just waste your time. You prefer to stay in a job for a long time, not wanting instability with work. You can either be a workaholic, or avoid work entirely. You try to be responsible with your health, and can have issues with your skin, bones, nails, and teeth. With Capricorn here, you can work in politics, government, or as an entrepreneur.
6th House in Aquarius
You need work that’s unusual, innovative, or forward-thinking, or a work environment that’s different in some way. Without that, you get bored. You do well working in groups, and become friends with coworkers. Your nerves can cause all sorts of health problems for you, and you need to learn to corral your wild energy. With Aquarius here, you can work in science, technology, or invention.
6th House in Pisces
Your emotions are directly tied to your work, and if you’re doing work that’s fulfilling, you feel great. If you’re not, it has an impact on your physical health. You can do well as an employee rather than a boss, but need to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of. You worry too much about your work. Watch for health issues with your nervous system, toxicity, or your feet. With Pisces here, you can do work that helps others, or work with spirituality or the metaphysical.
Natal Planets in the 6th House
Natal Sun in the 6th house
With your natal Sun in the 6th house, your identity is tied up in your work and service. If you don’t feel productive or like you’re working to the best of your ability, you get down on yourself. You keep busy, and without being busy, you can drive yourself a little crazy. When you do good work, you feel confident and proud, but you have high standards for your work and can have a hard time living up to your own expectations. When other people criticize your work, you really take it to heart, and are overly sensitive in that regard. It might be best for you to mostly work on your own, and in a profession that allows you to express yourself freely. You don’t mind working hard and putting in the hours, and can be good in a crisis. With the Sun here, you may have some flaw that you have to work on, usually one with your body/health.
Natal Moon in the 6th House
You have a need to be of service to people, and can’t stand being idle, feeling useless. You may be fidgety, and always require something to do. You can plow through the small tasks with ease, and seem to be on the nose with everything. This makes you reliable, and people probably trust you with a lot. You may have trouble sticking with one job, and may go from job to job throughout your life. You need a work environment that keeps you stimulated while also being nurturing. Being healthy is important to you, equating physical health with a good life, though stress may take its toll on your physically. Learn to deal with stress in a positive way, otherwise it will eat away at you more than most. You can be very sensitive and are wounded easily, so take care of yourself. You can be very practical and not give in to many whims. In relationships, you do lots of little things for the person you’re with, though you may have a tendency to get involved with people who you think need to be bettered.
Natal Mercury in the 6th House
With your natal Mercury in the 6th house, you’re exceptionally detail-oriented. You don’t miss a thing, no matter how small it may be, but you can have a hard time with the bigger picture because of that. You’re good with organization, needing structure and order with your thoughts, ideas, and projects. It might be hard for you to get your mind to quiet down and it always seems to be going nonstop, which can lead to nervousness and anxiety. You could be a health nut, even a hypochondriac, and it’s mostly in your head. It would be good for you to find outlets for your mental energy, but also try to find ways to calm yourself down. You could work as a writer, in communications, advertising, with technology, or work with your hands.
Natal Venus in the 6th House
With your natal Venus in your 6th house, you like to do things for your loved ones. You want to always be there for them, and that’s how you show your love for them. You’re not much for regular romance, and prefer to pay attention to the little things. You may think you deserve the kind of love that would be best for you, sacrificing love to be more practical. The 6th house rules work, and you can do work in the arts, the beauty industry, in design, or in human resources. You need a work environment that’s peaceful and balanced to do your best work, otherwise you’ll be unsatisfied.
Natal Mars in the 6th House
With your natal Mars in your 6th house, you’re an exceptionally hard-worker. You funnel your energy into the work that you do, and have plenty of energy for plenty of projects. You can take on too much at times though, and run yourself down. You like to get things done quickly and efficiently, and don’t put anything off. You’re good with structure and order, likely quite organized, and have a perfectionist inside of you. You may have a hard time working with other people, always butting heads with coworkers. Since the 6th house rules your work, you could work on your own, in sports or physical fitness, in the military, or in the entertainment industry.
Natal Jupiter in the 6th House
With your natal Jupiter in your 6th house, you can have an easier time than most finding work when you need to. You just need to make sure you remain interested in whatever you do so you don’t bounce around from job to job. You tend to get along well with your coworkers, or work with people from other places, and you expect nothing but the best out of them. You can understand the details and how they fit together. The 6th house rules work, so Jupiter here can show that you can work with writing, speaking, travel, language, dealing with other cultures, the law, or teaching.
Natal Saturn in the 6th House
With your natal Saturn in your 6th house, you’re a hard-worker and won’t put play ahead of work. Work has to be done before anything else can happen. You might be addicted to working, but not have much to show for it. You can work simply to work and provide for yourself or others, but not out of any joy. As you get older, you can figure out what you like working at and veer into work that is pleasurable. You can also be very health-conscious and concerned with healthy living. Some of you may have a health issue that’s worse as a child but gets better as you get older. Since the 6th house rules work, with Saturn here, you could work in politics, government, in business, as a CEO, executive, some sort of leader, manager, or in the public eye.
Natal Uranus in the 6th House
With your natal Uranus in your 6th house, you can get bored with everyday work, and need work that is unusual in some way. You need an unconventional work environment, and may do better working either on your own, or within a group where you have plenty of space to do your own thing. A normal job wouldn’t be for you. Since the 6th house rules work, planets here can show work you may do, so with Uranus here, you could work with technology, science, innovation, original ideas, in a group, or with friends. The 6th house also rules health, so you can take unconventional approaches to health matters, and are open to experimental ideas.
Natal Neptune in the 6th House
With your natal Neptune in your 6th house, you may have a hard time dealing with the mundane aspects of life, and this can make you irresponsible if you take it too far. You can help others in big ways, but then not take credit for it and let them take advantage of you. The 6th house rules your health, and you may suffer from illnesses that are hard to diagnose, are rare, or are sensitive to treatments. Alternative approaches may work best for you. Since the 6th house can show work you may do in life, with Neptune in this house, you can work in the arts, music, something to do with feet, animals, or water, or through the metaphysical, spiritual, or subconscious.
Natal Pluto in the 6th House
With your natal Pluto in your 6th house, you put all of your energy into your work, and can become obsessed with it. You’re excellent at problem-solving, and prefer to work on your own. When it comes to health, you can be focused on having a healthy lifestyle, and open to alternative methods. Since the 6th house rules work, any planet here can show work you may do in life, so with Pluto here, you can work in research, science, the occult, hidden things, transformations, using other people’s money, forensics, or psychology.
Transit Planets in the 6th House
Transit Sun in the 6th House
With the transit Sun in your 6th house, your focus is on work. It’s not the time for play and silliness. You can get through work projects easily because you’re more focused and pay attention to the details. This is an excellent time for getting done smaller projects, but not the larger ones since you’ll have a harder time dealing with the big picture. You can deal with your day-to-day affairs, the mundane tasks of life that most of us shun, and make improvements to your routine, as well as your health. You’re better at working by yourself but for others rather than starting things up on your own. You can come across as more analytical, distant, and a bit of a perfectionist. You could also deal with or get a pet.
Transit Moon in the 6th House
Working is tied to your emotions, and working hard and getting things done make you feel at ease. You won’t stop until everything is finished, and you pay more attention to the little things. Productivity is high and you understand which tasks must get done now and which can wait for later. How your relationships at work satisfy you emotionally may become a focus now. Are things really working out for you, or is this job draining more of you than it’s giving? Your health can be a concern, and this is a good time to schedule a checkup. Eating better, exercising, and getting adequate sleep will seem important, and any problems with your health can be felt more, so pay attention to what your body’s telling you, as this may be the best time to figure out what needs tweaking. If you stress too much, this can take a toll on you physically, so try not to get too wound up about anything. Chaos is also more obvious, and you’ll strive to bring a little more structure and organization to your life. You may be more sensitive to animals, and your pet can be emotionally nurturing with this transit.
Transit Mercury in the 6th House
With transit Mercury in your 6th house, your mind is focused on work. You can deal with work projects and tasks much more easily, and you’re more productive and efficient. If you’re a writer or work in communications or with technology, this is a good period for you. You may have more conversations with coworkers or about your work, or deal with technology more than usual. Your work environment is busier. You could also make plans to improve your health, get medical advice, or talk with your doctor. If you make health changes, make sure they’re small changes, and if they’re big, implement them a little at a time. You’re more logical and analytical.
Transit Venus in the 6th House
When transit Venus is in your 6th house, you won’t easily fall for someone. The person and relationship will need to make sense in a logical way, and you’ll likely assess the person you want to be with almost like you’re interviewing someone for a job, making sure they meet all of your criteria. If they do, then you’ll proceed, but if they don’t, you move on with less emotion about it. The sixth house rules your work environment, so you could meet someone at your job or their job. Maybe a coworker? Just make sure it doesn’t get messy! You find more pleasure in structure and order, wanting things to be just so, and are more of a perfectionist. You can also find more enjoyment in your work, and take a more creative approach or work on a creative project.
Transit Mars in the 6th House
When transit Mars is in your 6th house, you’re driven to work. There’s a lot to do and you’re completely focused on getting every little task done. You tackle the basics first, the things that absolutely need to get done before you can do anything else, and your responsibilities. You can take on more projects and duties, and be busier during this time. You may appear scattered, but you want to be busy, otherwise the idle energy will turn into anxiousness. You could have some issues at work with your coworkers, getting into arguments with them, or have a workplace injury. This can be a great time to look for a new job. You also have more energy to tackle health issues, and can become driven to improve your lifestyle.
Transit Jupiter in the 6th House
When transit Jupiter is in your 6th house, you enjoy working and are much more productive and efficient than in the past. You know exactly what work needs to get done and in what order, and you do everything quickly and to the best of your abilities. You expect a lot from yourself, and may need to watch for perfectionist tendencies. You should get along better with coworkers, though you may want more freedom at work to do things your own way. You could move into a bigger office or workspace. This can be a good period to get a new job, or be offered several new job opportunities. You can handle your day-to-day affairs much more easily, and not find small tasks boring. This is also a great period for dealing with your health, and you can make great strides with health issues. Just make sure you’re eating well and exercising, otherwise you may gain some weight.
Transit Saturn in the 6th House
When transit Saturn is in your 6th house, you can analyze your daily life, your routine, and see how you can do better. This transit gives you the opportunity to become more productive, efficient, and clear out the stuff that is clogging up your daily life. You can bring more structure and order to your life, get better organized, work out better work schedules, and improve your health. You may experience a health issue during this transit, usually as it begins, and this forces you to confront your health and change your lifestyle. You have to be more responsible when it comes to your health, and this transit makes you learn that. When it comes to work, you may take on more responsibility, or feel stress from too much pressure. It’s likely not as bad as you think it is, but you need to learn to manage your time better and how to focus your energy.
Transit Uranus in the 6th House
When transit Uranus is in your 6th house, you need to make changes to your daily routine. We all have a routine that we get stuck in, and when Uranus is here, he wants you to break out, and he might force you to. You change up your schedule and do things differently. Work can also become erratic, with your hours changing, changing jobs routinely, working freelance, or some sort of unusual job or work environment. You can work hard for a period of time, and then lose interest for a period of time. You need work that gives you plenty of freedom and allows you to work on your own schedule. You can become interested in unusual ways of approaching health, and take up alternative practices.
Transit Neptune in the 6th House
When transit Neptune is in your 6th house, you have a hard time adhering to your normal routine, and can be unreliable with mundane work. You may go into work that’s more creative, in the arts, dealing with feet, water, or the metaphysical, or helps others. You’re more sensitive to medicine and drugs, so be sure you’re not taking more than you should. When you’re stressed, you’re likely to feel much worse, and it takes a toll on you physically more easily now, so keep your stress in check.
Transit Pluto in the 6th House
When transit Pluto is in your 6th house, you want to improve your physical health, and this is a good time to transform the way you treat your body. You may become drawn to more alternative health methods. Just make sure you don’t become too obsessed and end up causing more harm than good. In your job, you can have power struggles with coworkers, or change your work environment by finding another job, going into another field, or losing your job.
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