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The Sixth House: The House of Health - the 12 Houses of Astrology

By Tina Gong


The sixth house of a natal chart is generally ruled by the Virgo zodiac sign and planet Mercury. The aspects of life that the sixth house alludes to involve one's work, wellbeing, individual cleanliness, daily schedules, and duties. 

The 6th House Astrology Summary

  • Zodiac SignVirgo
  • Ruling PlanetMercury
  • Work (vs Career)
  • Service
  • Health and Vitality
  • Healing
  • Pets
  • Daily Routines
  • Hygiene
  • Duty

The 6th House Rules Work out of Necessity

The sixth house uncovers what kind of work that a person does, but not his or her true career. The types of employment implied in the sixth house are those that are done out of necessity, regardless whether the individual enjoys their job or not. If unfortunate aspects happen to apply to planets that are placed in this house, the individual can generally be constrained by life to follow the path where they would need to work these occupations. 

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The 6th House Rules Service

The sixth house can represent an individual's service towards others, but can additionally connote how that person is served as well. Along these lines, you can look towards the sixth house to better understand one's employees and how the individual relates with them. The sixth house then can be helpful in understanding what happens if one chooses instead to take after their tenth house's professional possibilities, and utilizes more individuals to work under him. 

Volunteering and other humanitarian work for the general public additionally falls under what is affected by the sixth house. 

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The 6th House Rules Health

Wellbeing and health is firmly identified with the sixth house as well, as are issues of the body and the psyche. It is a genuinely disastrous position for all malefic planets, as they specifically influence both the individual's occupation and physical body, causing inconveniences at the same time. The person's health is specifically attached to their ability to advance at work and their work environment, thus any trouble that shows up in in the sixth house can adversely affect one's general sense of wellbeing. 

The 6th House Rules Healing

One's eating routine and day by day schedules are also fields that are governed by the sixth house, as well as recovery and healing. People with planets here may have abilities to comfort other individuals' bodies, spirits, and souls, and therefore we can surely believe that most medical attendants have a cluster of planets in the sixth house. Individuals that have a strong healing capacity can have Chiron situated in the sixth house are may use their abilities and talents in spiritual ways.

The 6th House Rules Pets

The sixth house also rules pets and the little creatures of our world. They are both a piece of our daily routines, and furthermore they are their own healers. Their quality in an individual's life modifies his existence so much more than anybody can envision. They don't just give people their companionship, but additionally make great guides and teachers. What's more, their presence changes one's energy; so many animals have the ability to mend their owners hearts, and also act as models by which the individual can learn to grow. Without a doubt, we reflect the animals that are close to us; and the animals do the same. 

The 6th House Rules Daily Routines

The sixth house is a somewhat difficult house, having the concept of discipline as its core. All of one's routines, and even how one chooses their clothes and their sleeping hours are associated with it. As the sixth house is ruled by the planet Mercury and the zodiac sign Virgo, astrological bodies that lie within it are very critical. The planets within can be blessings and curses, as they are vital for building up a solid schedule. The individual needs to coexist in harmony with the concepts of duty, resilience, and tolerance, to deal well with the issues governed by the house. 

The proximity of larger planets generally makes the individual a compulsive worker, and can likewise make a person obsessed with health. Dietary issues or different illnesses in one's daily routine are likewise effectively observed through the sixth house of a natal chart. Other aspects of life that are ruled by the sixth house are one's propensities for hygiene and cleanliness.

The 6th House of Health - Astrology Infographic and Cheat Sheet

The Sixth House: The House of Health - the 12 Houses of Astrology Infographic

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