The way we develop and adjust under the sixth house determines our ability to communicate with and relate to those around us, with it’s success or failure either uniting or separating us from others. It is the house of work, health, hygiene, nutrition and nutrition. The sixth house controls work done out of necessity and in support of others, with the issue emerging of what is the purpose of our work? Where is it’s joy?
The house influences our attitude towards the improvement of both objects and our own life. The sixth house is traditionally associated with work, personal projects, routine, tasks, pets, diets, and the desire to construct and follow a plan that creates both orderly and tangible results.
Planets in the Sixth House
Sun in 6th House. A certain fastidious pride a proverb says: pigs should not be too dainty if they are to be fattened – hangs like a cloud over the Sun and diminishes its vital force. This renders the native subject to disease and as his recuperative power is small, chronic disorders will often result. Be more cheerful is good advice! In that case joy of life and power may be given to those who are really ill; then the Sun will begin to shine in the “House of the Sick”.
Sun in 6th house afflicted denotes continual opposition and jealousy of superiors whenever financial matters are thriving, and a disparaging doubt on their part whether lasting prosperity may be expected. Inferiors also do not cooperate, think too much of themselves and of their own advantage.
As a rule Moon in 6th house has a less favorable effect on the state of health. As this position renders extremely susceptible to psychic and magnetic influences, it is most desirable to keep the native’s surroundings and sphere of thought “healthy”, to see that “spiritual ventilation” is maintained. Cheering natural philosophical literature will doubtless have a favorable influence. Development of inner power is essential to the reasonable application of physical capacities.
Diet plays a large part in preventing or curing illnesses; much fluid is taken.
When afflicted dependents will be too critically examined; too many unreasonable admonitions are given and too much is demanded of others, which one cannot achieve oneself. So as a rule the domestic staff does not stay long. All this has an unfavorable influence on the nervous system, and on the state of health in general.
Mercury in 6th House gives a logical clear mind, especially capable of making mechanical calculations, accurate application of formula and drawing up balance sheets. Conversation is subtle, entertaining and pleasant, but when afflicted this position makes for conceit and the native is apt to allow many a white lie to slip into his stories. This constellation also indicates that liver and intestines generally are sensitive to infection and to over-spiced food.
Venus in 6th House denotes good health in so far as no excessive demands are made on the body, but it also presupposes that when once illness masters it, it will probably be of long duration or return repeatedly. In that case sunshine, air, and light are the best remedies. The throat (Venus is the ruler of Taurus, the throat) is the weak point of the constitution.
Favorably aspected the relations between employer and employed will be pleasant, irrespective whether the native belongs to the former class or to the latter.
Mars in 6th House has an unfavorable influence upon health. Cuts, attacks of fever, inflammations occur fairly frequently, especially with inharmonious (progressive) directions.
The principal causes of illness are impurity of the blood and irregular action of the heart. When diseases occur the safest and best means of recovery will be by electric treatment, massage, light treatment and similar methods. Specifics and medicines are unnecessary and not effective. Work in the open air, pure non-stimulating food, regular, simple life are the best remedies. As every physical indisposition has its mental counterpart or cause it is desirable for the native as much as possible to create a pure, humane, calm, appreciative atmosphere, to think less of himself and to keep his eyes open to the merits of others, especially of interiors; not to jeer at them, but to try to understand them. In general intercourse with domestics will not be pleasant especially if one has to contend with unwillingness or impudence. On the other hand nowhere do modest people meet with greater appreciation and sincere sympathy than here.
Jupiter in 6th House. This position makes it likely that the native will be richly endowed with Jupiter’s gifts of cheerfulness, popularity, health etc. but his watchword should be help! Even a strongly harmonious aspect is unable to manifest fully, unless the native does what he can to help. All good impulses, kindheartedness, sympathy, charity, unselfishness, and love of work must be utilized and strengthened, so that they may take the place of less favorable tendencies. His deep confidence in God’s goodness should grow, the thoughts being always permeated with that idea, then the words illness and weakness will disappear of their own accord and the inner joy will overcome the desire for lower, unreal pleasures. Good consequences will soon follow if this lesson is learned willingly; if however the helping hand is scorned, the native has no alternative but to learn the lesson in the hard school of experience. This position makes him open to new ideas and tolerant of ancient wisdom, but at the same time gives a propensity towards self-conceit.
The disorders which arise when Jupiter in 6th house is afflicted will be psychic rather than organic and this not so much owing to organic weakness as to the reaction of nervous strain. The native should above all acquire peace and inner harmony – for without these, recovery is impossible. Difficulties with inferiors or pupils will also occur through the native being exacting – sometimes unfair.
Saturn in 6th House. A serious, business-like, accurate manner will demand respect and obedience from inferiors, without need of much talk. Saturn afflicted however makes the native fearful, melancholy, listless, not very popular with employers and clients. Such a person has a hard life.
Health is poor and most of his diseases are chronic. Much trouble is caused by cold feet, rheumatism and costiveness. Diseases of the heart occur through overexertion. If an illness is epidemic, it will soon attack the native and last longer than with others; and an affliction from the 12th house makes deafness probable.
All this arises principally from the afore-mentioned feelings of fear and distrust which, as it were, attract all ailments. The native should endeavor to attain and so far as possible to keep in a cheerful and contented frame of mind, also take fewer drugs etc. His diet should be pure and simple, the blood-circulation increased through much physical exercise (a sedentary life should be avoided) and his mind strengthened by beneficent New Thought literature. A healthy spirit creates a healthy body!
Uranus in 6th House gives to the native’s way of working and living a great measure of originality and inventiveness, an intense abhorrence of banality and convention and strong craving to be able to live his own life in accordance with his own views and habits.
This position gives the admiration and friendship of people who are the exact contrary and who hope to gain in wit by this connection. This involves of course a possibility of the native’s being spoiled especially by those who are lower in evolution. If however he is able to retain his innate ingenuousness and honesty, a cheering, inspiring influence will emanate from this character.
Uranus in 6th House afflicted makes the native unreasonable, nervous, at times vehemently passionate. Sudden fancies of fear or delusive ideas rob him of both his courage and love of work. Afflictions may lead to very eccentric ideas and actions. Such person has great difficulty in keeping to the work that ought to be done and again and again is quite unexpectedly diverted so that his subordinates receive all kinds of confusing injunctions. If the person concerned is a subordinate himself, nothing will ever be delivered in time or rightly.
Uranus indicates here peculiar ailments, difficult to cure and of a mental nature; so it will be much the best for the native to keep at rest as much as possible and allow his mind to expand until possessed by purity, peace and freedom from care and anxiety. This will by no means be easy to this passionate and hasty temperament, but spiritual welfare is too important to physical health for this advice to be incontinently rejected. Regular work, a simple way of living, avoidance of all stimulants and above all fixed times of rest may prevent or compensate very much of the bad influence of Uranus. In an advanced stage of disease much help maybe derived from massage, electric treatment, radiation and similar methods.
Neptune in 6th House favors the development of latent psychic faculties. Towards illness and sick people an attitude of will (imagination-Coue) may be adopted which is the starting point of recovery. Intercourse with inferiors is made easy-by this position; it renders the native kind-hearted to simple or less developed people – which particularly in those circles may do so much good.
Sharp and exacting as a person with this Neptune-position may be to his equals, he is patient to his inferiors and devoted to his betters – these gradations being always directed by his own feelings and not by social relations.
Neptune afflicted in 6th house warns the native against excessive exertion spiritual or physical; his nerves are not over strong and cannot stand as much as he desires and expects. Trifles may be very irritating to him and sometimes lead to violent nervous outbursts which usually are not understood by his environment.
The honesty of his staff should be tested. And it is also very advisable for the native to control himself continually in thoughts, feelings, emotions and to keep to his own line in everything; business first and pleasure afterwards should be his rule and he should avoid going into detail again and again. It is advisable for him not to occupy himself too much with occult phenomena and not to dwell too long on inexplicable things. He should keep his mind clear and pure and rather turn his attention to art than to mystical or magic subjects.