The Sixth House in Astrology: What Does It Mean?
The Meaning of the Sixth House
The wheel that constitutes astrology’s twelve houses reflects twelve different aspects of a person’s existence. Your astrological signs and planets will be located in various houses, which indicates the area of your life that is most strongly influenced by each sign.
The houses your astrological signs and planets are in are determined by the time and place of your birth. Work and one’s physical well-being are the foci of astrology’s sixth house, which is also known as the health house.
It should come as no surprise that these are intertwined: a difficult job may lead to bad health, and a person who is totally devoted to their work will not have time to be ill.
A strong emphasis on the Sixth House in a person’s natal chart suggests that they are either a workaholic or a hypochondriac, or maybe both.
If the Sixth House is not functioning well, it may indicate a period of material deprivation, which is likely the result of issues related to one’s place of employment or health.
Since the Sixth House also symbolizes certain aspects of the material world, this may point to a period of time during which one is experiencing financial hardship.
The Sixth House: Aries
In this Sixth House, Aries is symbolic of a regimented or structured lifestyle. You’re probably familiar with the kind of folks that wake up at five in the morning, go for a run, and then go right to work when they get back home, without stopping until the evening.
As I said earlier, the limitless energy of the Aries person channels well into hard work and preserves the immune system (these individuals just don’t have time to become ill).
On the other hand, it is possible that you are too critical of yourself, which prevents you from feeling fully content with all of your hard work. Concerns about one’s health brought on by stress may manifest themselves later in life or after an unusually protracted period of unhappiness.
The Sixth House: Taurus
The Bull has a strong conviction in the significance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Regardless of how much you appreciate what you do, you prefer to leave work at work rather than carrying it home with you and thinking about it all the time.
You will discover that you are able to maintain your health the best when you allow yourself a sufficient amount of time for leisure and relaxation, when you allow yourself to unwind at the end of each day, and when you give yourself time to re-center yourself in an atmosphere that is pleasant.
But this in no way indicates that you are a slacker. You work on every project you start with the unflinching dedication (or stubbornness, as some may say) of your mascot, the bull. In fact, this describes you well.
The Sixth House: Gemini
Gemini has the potential to be a very idealistic and cerebral sign; as a result, she may at times have trouble grounding herself in the “here and now.” On the other side, you have a natural affinity for people, are fantastic at getting along with them, are extremely personable, and are chatty.
You will discover amazing success in life if you are able to locate a line of work in which both your intellectualism and your sociability are respected and cherished by your employer.
However, a single one of these is not sufficient in a working environment.
A job that is focused only on the mind can ultimately drive you crazy due to the isolation, but work in which you are always dealing with the day-to-day difficulties of other people will leave you feeling lethargic and fatigued.
The Sixth House: Cancer
Cancer is one of the signs of the zodiac that is known to experience intense emotions. Emotions are at the root of practically every bodily disturbance that you go through, whether it is stress that causes you to get fatigued and suffer from indigestion or distraction and concern that leads to you being hurt.
If you are feeling constantly ill or unwell, you should take a good, hard look at the work you are spending the majority of your time on because unfulfilling work is a major cause of emotional disturbance, which in turn causes a physical disturbance.
Therefore, if you are the type of person who spends the majority of their waking hours working, you should investigate this possibility. It is essential that you have reliable friends, a supportive spouse, or even a compassionate employer with whom you can discuss the challenges you face at work. Keeping things to oneself is a certain way to invite trouble.
The Sixth House: Leo
Exuberance and a sense of childish enthusiasm are defining traits of Leo, and while Leo occupies the Sixth House, these traits are essential for success in the profession.
You need a job that challenges you, especially one in which you interact with other people, one in which you can see the repercussions of your actions, and one in which you are continually exposed to new and interesting experiences.
You are also highly sensitive to the emotions that your coworkers are experiencing. If your coworkers are enthusiastic about their work, it will inspire you to feel the same way, but if they are morose and continuously complain about how monotonous their work is, it will soon deflate your enthusiasm.
It is often believed that Leos are more likely to suffer from heart conditions; thus, you should keep a particularly careful check on your blood pressure, which may be influenced by the active lifestyle you lead.
The Sixth House: Virgo
The Sixth House is always dominated by Virgo, regardless of what signs actually show up in it, so if you’ve got Virgo in your Sixth House, then you’re in luck since all of the attributes that they share are intensified.
This is true regardless of what other signs really feature in the Sixth House. Virgo is a hard worker who has an intense awareness of the significance of the job that she does.
Virgos who are strong in the sixth house might excel in the medical field as physicians and nurses or, alternatively, as wonderful parents and housekeepers.
You are very humble about your successes, and it makes you feel awkward if someone compliments you for accomplishing something that you consider to be nothing more than your responsibility.
Your health issues are probably due to working too much and being under too much stress, as well as not giving yourself enough time to recuperate after going through a challenging period.
The Sixth House: Libra
The sign of Libra, the scales, personifies the concept of “work-life balance.” You believe that it is of the utmost significance to have an emotional investment in the job that you do, but that it is just as necessary to take time away from that work to explore other interests.
Individuals who only appear engaged in their work perplex you, but people who moan every day that they hate their job but never seem to do anything to get away from it also perplex you.
You are mystified by both groups of people. You want to be happy in every aspect of your life, and you won’t give up looking for the ideal equilibrium in your life until you’ve accomplished that goal.
The Sixth House: Scorpio
When Scorpio occupies the sixth house, it is indicative of a desire for independence in one’s professional life. You don’t want to be confined to a workspace, and the thought of waking up early on a daily basis to do the same tasks makes you want to scream.
Find employment that is dynamic, in the sense that it is always posing new difficulties to you; here is where your creativity will come in handy.
Scorpios have the potential to destroy themselves, particularly if they let feelings of resentment or dissatisfaction build up inside of them. It is imperative that you have the self-awareness to know when you have fallen into the age-old trap of allowing your anger to control you and “poisoning yourself while praying the other person dies.”
The Sixth House: Sagittarius
Those who have the sign of Sagittarius in their sixth house are unlikely to have significant health problems, and even if they do, they won’t let those problems get them down or dampen their enthusiasm. Sagittarius is a vibrant and vivacious sign.
Your insatiable appetite for life compels you to look for a career that can provide you with an experience at work that is on par with the enjoyment you get from playing, all the while providing you with the financial stability to explore other passions.
You don’t like doing things in a mediocre manner at all; therefore, even if you’re doing a job that you don’t really love, you still give it your all and give it everything you’ve got.
The Sixth House: Capricorn
Capricorns want the security that may be found in a consistent routine and in work that is both well-known and rationally progressive.
On the other side, a Capricorn is never really content with the way things are and is constantly looking forward to the next stage in their journey.
Even if you are aware that getting some rest will help you feel better, you still have a hard time relaxing, even when there is still work that has to be done. Capricorns are traditionally thought to have issues with their bones and joints.
This might be due to the fact that they spend so much time stooped over their job and do not consume an adequate amount of calcium.
The Sixth House: Aquarius
The apparently limitless energy and need for diversity that are characteristic of Aquarius are wonderful—right up to the point when they become problematic.
If Aquarius occupies the Sixth House in your horoscope, you probably have a hard time recognizing when you are getting close to exhaustion.
As a result, you probably keep working on all of your amazing and exciting projects, and then you find yourself bewildered when one morning you find that you can hardly bring yourself to get out of bed.
You spend a lot of time in your brain, but you should still make time every day to examine how your body is responding to the things you’re doing.
Making healthy eating and exercise a “game” or “challenge” can help you pursue these goals more effectively.
For instance, you could participate in a race, try the Whole 30 diet or a similar time-constrained diet, or look on Pinterest for some thirty-day fitness challenges. All of these are examples of making fitness and healthy eating into a “game” or “challenge.”
The Sixth House: Pisces
Instead of being forced to sit at a desk from nine to five, your daydreamy nature would much rather be sprawled out on a sofa, dozing in and out of sleep, and working only when the muse strikes you than being forced to work during those hours.
Even if you discover a line of employment that enables you to accomplish this, you should proceed with caution since having an insufficient job might make your mind more susceptible to symptoms of despair and worry. It is important to incorporate some structure into your daily life, even if doing so causes you some discomfort in the meantime.
The Placement of Pluto in the Sixth House
Pluto is a planet that navigates its own orbit. You are not really interested in being of service to other people, particularly if you see them as unworthy receivers of your efforts.
When you have a poor boss, they won’t keep you around for very long. Because it’s in your nature to gnaw at the piece of power that’s been given to you, even the best managers could have difficulties keeping you around.
Anger and resentment may build up over time, which can result in either very violent outbursts of rage or a breakdown into disease.
But if you can find a job where you have autonomy and where you don’t feel like you’re being taken advantage of, your tremendously strong drive and your desire to discover the solutions to all problems can bring you a lot of success.
The Sun’s Position in the Sixth House
It should not come as much of a surprise, but the sun will always try to shine in whatever home it is in. When placed in the Sixth House, this denotes a desire to succeed in both one’s physical health and one’s abilities relating to one’s career.
You are quite good at conquering obstacles, yet you have this nagging fear that you aren’t doing as well as you might be in some areas of your life.
You like the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering a challenge, but there are times when the nagging fear that you didn’t do it well enough dampens your enthusiasm. You have a tendency to push yourself to the point of weariness.
The Placement of the Moon in the Sixth House
Caring, nurturing Jobs in which Moons have the sense that they are making a difference for other people tend to provide them the greatest fulfillment.
For those with a greater interest in science, one of the most popular fields of work is medicine, particularly pediatrics. Those who are more suited to employment that focuses on helping others make excellent educators.
On this planet, there is undeniably a soft place for children and animals, and many people look forward to having large families and a wide variety of pets when they settle down here.
You are content to carry out each and every one of the routine, day-to-day duties that are linked with these obligations, but you are sometimes surprised when other people do not take them as seriously as you do.
The Placement of Saturn in the Sixth House
It’s very unusual to have a character like Ebenezer Scrooge when serious Saturn is in conjunction with the workaholic Sixth House.
This person doesn’t appear to care about anything except their job, and others may label them as “no fun.” This is not even close to being an accurate appraisal; the truth is that you find more joy in the lonely pleasure of a job well done than in the joy you get from going out and partying.
However, once you have discovered the reason behind your profession, you will never get tired of doing it since it will no longer seem like a chore.
Spending one night a week with friends won’t take anything away from your responsibilities at work, so don’t be afraid to allow yourself to sometimes partake in the activities that other people consider to be enjoyable.
The Placement of Uranus in the Sixth House
In general, Uranus does not fit well into the framework and aspirations of the Sixth House. Because Uranus is known for its feeling of defiance, it may be challenging for those born under this sign to advance their careers in the often bureaucratic environments of most businesses.
You make an effort to devise original strategies for avoiding tedious activities, but you end up being incredibly upset when other people want to adhere to their outdated and ineffective methods. Why don’t they recognize that the work you perform makes their lives easier? A little empathy may go a long way in life. It is imperative that you acknowledge the fact that, even if you are confident in the success of your goals, many around you are not.
The Placement of Mars in the Sixth House
Mars’s tenacity is well suited for the ambitious Sixth House, which deals with professional advancement; either you finish all of the duties that need to be done or you delegate them and supervise them with an iron hand.
People may find it difficult to work with you because of your authoritative demeanor, but they appreciate you for your ability to get things done.
Be careful not to alienate individuals along the road who you think to be your “subordinates”; there may be Plutos and Uranuses in the room who won’t take well to what they perceive to be a totalitarian power trip on your part.
Jupiter Positioned in the Sixth House
When Jupiter is in the sixth house, good fortune seems to find you without any effort on your part. You have no problem taking on difficult tasks, and the difficult tasks that you do take on tend to result in significant benefits for you.
In addition, since you are more willing than some other ambitious people to do work for other people, even if you do not see the immediate advantage for yourself, you have developed a strong network of people who respect you and are prepared to go to bat for you if necessary. This is one of the reasons why you have been so successful.
The Placement of Venus in the Sixth House
The placement of Venus in the Sixth House, where it is known to be remarkably calm and tranquil, is indicative of a prosperous future, excellent health, and a fulfilling job.
You are not very ambitious, but you get a great deal of fulfillment from completing all of the chores that are assigned to you, even the ones that others find tedious or bothersome.
Have you been cleaning the house? Sure! Are you treating the man-cold that your spouse has? No problem! Putting forty-four hundred and seven out-of-date memos in a system that was designed in the 1860s and is needlessly cumbersome and clumsy?
Sign me up! A task well done, regardless of how routine or unremarkable it may appear, is the path to genuine contentment.
The Sixth House: Mercury
Mercury is the planet that is most closely related to the Sixth House, and as a result, the energy that Mercury has is well suited to meet the requirements of this house.
You have a highly goal-oriented manner of handling assignments; you are a very clear thinker who has an eye for detail while keeping the larger picture in mind; and you have excellent attention to detail.
You get a rush out of compiling a lengthy to-do list that is packed with little activities and crossing each one off the list in the order in which you do it.
You also have a natural ability to solve problems, and you are quite good at figuring out difficulties that other people have deemed impossible to solve.
The Sixth House: Neptune
Because “compassion and sacrifice” are Neptune’s watchwords, its presence in the Sixth House indicates that you will most likely devote the majority of your professional life to assisting other people, even at the expense of your own physical wellbeing.
This is the world of the parent who stays up all night with the sick kid, the nurse who refuses to leave her patients in the hands of anyone else, and the counselor who can’t sleep because they’re concerned about someone they work with.
These people are the ones who live on this planet. Remember that even though it’s admirable that you want to help other people so much, if you damage yourself, you won’t be able to assist anybody at all.
It is possible to be of service to other people while also taking care of one’s own mental and physical health. This is something that can be accomplished.
A Few Parting Thoughts
If you, like a lot of other individuals, are concerned about your professional future, the Sixth House is the one you should go to for guidance.
It is important to keep in mind, however, that the aforementioned is not a definitive guide to the line of work that you will eventually pursue; rather, it is an indicator of the values and priorities that you carry with you to the workplace.
In the same vein, the impacts of the planets on your physical body should never replace the counsel of a trained medical practitioner, but they may assist you in recognizing trends in your physical health.
What are you really looking for in the job that you do? Do you have any idea how this is influencing your health, whether for the better or the worse? Please like and share this article since these are important topics that should be considered by everyone.