The Complete Guide to 6th House Astrology
April 24, 2024 10 min read

The Complete Guide to 6th House Astrology

By Lady Saoirse

In astrology, Sixth House meaning is all about your health, the role pets play, work life, and how you join with the public and serve them in general. Learning what planets are in your Birth chart will reveal what resides in your Sixth House and what that says about you.

When you were born, a lot about you had already been decided. Some of that is family genetics, of course, but a lot of who you are and what you will do in life was written in the stars. Literally. The day and time you were born as well as the exact location of your birth decided a lot about you. All the information about what was directly above you in our solar system combines to create something called a Birth Chart. On this chart you will find a lot of information about personality, habits and talents, and what sort of things you will do in life. Join Spiritual Blossom for yet another article about your Birth Chart and find out what each of the planets moving through your Sixth House of your Birth Chart can tell you. 

6th House Meaning

The Complete Guide to 6th House Astrology

The Sixth House is called the House of Health and it is ruled by Virgo. It is about health and illness as well as hygiene and overall well being. Employees, your employer, and the services you offer your community are included in this. The digestion as well as food sensitivities and allergies are ruled by this House. The small things we do each day like clothing ourselves, as well as self-work and the responsibilities we feel towards others are ruled by this House. What role pets will play in your life and how you make a life with them are ruled by the Sixth House. 

Can a House Affect My Health?

Astrology does not dictate your health by itself. It influences it. Your genetics, habits, and lifestyle control things too besides just what the stars, planets, and constellations do. What the Sixth House does to your health is influence your vitality and healing. How naturally inclined your body is to certain health problems is affected by what is in your Sixth House. Plus, the work you do directly affects how healthy you are due to how much money you have to eat well and afford health care. How your job affects your health will be discussed more below. Having said all this- bad news about your health in your Sixth House won’t automatically make you sick for life. So don’t worry. You just have to take this news as warnings and work on taking care of yourself. One thing you can combat is anxiety, and sometimes crystals can help.

The Role Pets Play

The Complete Guide to 6th House Astrology

People who are not “pet people” often don’t understand why pets are so important in our lives. Pets become family members and provide invaluable companionship. Some people call their pets the love of their lives, and some people say their pets are their best friends. Even if you don’t keep pets, some of the people who you love do, and the fact pets are around influences your life greatly. Pets are not just friends and family members. They are also helpers. Some people need service animals or emotional support animals. Some people consider their Sixth House as being influential in their relationship with their Spirit Animals but other people don’t. What do you think about that? 

What’s My Work Got to Do with Me?

Our jobs and careers are only a part of our lives- usually. Some people make their careers their whole lives, don’t they? What resides in your Sixth house decides your attitude towards not only your job, but how you serve others when you are not at work. Those things directly affect your daily routine, which in turn affects your health. Don’t believe that? Think of it this way- when your job eats up your whole day, and a lot of your evening, you might be tired, and stressed because you have no leisure time. Then, you might lack sleep. That affects your whole life and every part of you.

Some people make their service to others and jobs the center of their whole lives, and others work just to support themselves. Whether you allow yourself to be overworked, or you “act your wage” is strongly influenced by what is in your Sixth House as well. Not everybody considers work to be a big part of their lives, but that is a large part of who you are as well. Even people who don’t work for an income contribute, however. Whether your work is paid does not diminish the impact it has on your community. A lot of people’s work is all about volunteering, or even being active on community boards or advisory committees. It’s one way people showcase their best selves

The Planets in the Sixth House

As you can see, the Sixth House is very important. We make our own choices every day, but the Houses make some decisions for us. How it works is that which planets and Zodiac Sign Constellations lend their energy to each of our Houses and make the conditions right for certain things to happen. Read below to see what the Sun, Moon, and the planets create in the Sixth House.

Venus in the 6th House

The Complete Guide to 6th House Astrology

Venus brings the love of harmony to the Sixth House. You do quite well as an employee because you are a team player and jobs in the medical field including nursing would be a good fit for you. You typically work because you enjoy the job you do. You take pride in personal adornments and seek to create a peaceful home environment. You especially love your pets. Venus in the Sixth House creates favorable conditions for good health but only if you do your part. Overindulgence is eating and drinking alcohol can make you quite ill. Make extra sure to eat healthy food when you are on the go for a busy job, or you can fall into the trap of grabbing the most convenient, and not necessarily healthy thing to eat. Venus rules Libra.

Saturn in the 6th House

Saturn brings loss and restrictions to the Sixth House, and you will spend plenty of time adapting to your circumstances. The people who work for you can cause a lot of trouble for you. To combat this, screen all applicants well, and change jobs if administration won’t support you in building a cohesive team at work. Drinking plenty of water is your best friend for digestive issues, as opposed to overreliance on pharmaceuticals. You have a strong need to have a routine you stick to, and this can ease your worries and help your mental health. Saturn can cause health problems and that translates to lost opportunities due to illness. An emotional support animal can be a great help to you. Saturn rules Capricorn.

Jupiter in the 6th House

The Complete Guide to 6th House Astrology

Jupiter brings expansion to the Sixth House. Your work will make you financially well off and you will be well respected by high ranking members of society. You care about social issues and are a philanthropist. You will feel a strong sense of responsibility to animals and rescue and donate to causes to help animals. Jupiter brings the possibility for poor health from overindulgence, and you must eat in moderation to avoid blood disorders, chest issues, liver, or digestive disorders. However, this planet in the Sixth House brings you plenty of helpers if and when you get sick. You will be able to transfer any lessons learned during illness to knowledge you use to help other people who get sick and if you decide to become a doctor, you would be very helpful to your patients. Jupiter rules Sagittarius.

The Moon in the 6th House

The Moon brings emotions and nurturing to the Sixth House. Your emotions can affect how well you take care of your health and how well you feel affects your emotions. Make extra sure to take very good care of your physical health, but your mental and emotional health are just as important. The Moon brings potential for health issues in infancy, especially for females. As an adult, workplace stress affects your health. You get better results serving others than from those who serve you and you should watch employees for their dishonesty. You do well in domestic occupations. Your emotional bond with your pets is especially powerful. The Moon rules Cancer.

Pluto in the 6th House

Pluto brings the need for self-empowerment and a lot of intensity to the Sixth House. On the job, if someone tries to control you, it’s a problem. You are a hard-working perfectionist and being micromanaged won’t work for you, nor is it necessary. You need to manage yourself and be in positions where you can mentor others. You have a powerful connection to the earth and may prefer natural remedies to conventional medicines. If you have pets, you will have something unusual like a scorpion or another exotic pet. Pluto rules Scorpio.

Mars in the 6th House

Mars brings risk taking, bravery, and leadership qualities to the Sixth House. You will often find yourself supervising other people and because you care about the people who work for you, then you will be generous with them. Be aware that some people will try to gain from this by stealing or otherwise taking advantage of you. Inflammation of the body can be a problem, and you are prone to accidents, which could cause injury or illness. You will especially appreciate the energy and loyalty of animals like dogs. Mars rules Aries.

The Sun in the 6th House

The Complete Guide to 6th House Astrology

The Sun brings vitality, prosperity, and enthusiasm to the Sixth House. You have a very strong drive to excel at work, and you work hard to be successful. You might take your work so seriously, you overwork yourself, and this will affect your health negatively. Animals naturally love you for your warm, caring nature, and having pets gives you a strong sense of meaning. The Sun rules Leo.

Mercury in the 6th House

Mercury brings intellect and energy to the Sixth House. Careers where you study hygiene, chemistry, or health benefit you and you do well in jobs where you can write and do clerical work behind the scenes as opposed to being a supervisor. Your biggest health risks are due to overthinking things, or worrying about your health, believe it or not. You can also overwork yourself or get anxious or sick due to your surroundings. You naturally understand what your pets are communicating, and they are good for your emotional health. Mercury rules Gemini.

Neptune in the 6th House

Neptune brings secrets to the Sixth House. There is potential for inherited illness, so find out as much family history as possible to understand inherited diseases and what remedies work. In regard to digestive health, never eat food somebody sick has prepared when Neptune is in your Sixth House because you run the risk of not only catching a contagious illness, but absorbing negative energy. You may prefer solitary work where you don’t have to interact with other people much, but this ensures you can focus on your work without interruptions. Neptune also makes you compassionate and rescued animals especially appreciate this. Neptune is a god of the sea.

Uranus in the 6th House

The Complete Guide to 6th House Astrology

Uranus brings unique situations to the Sixth House. Illness can be well treated through holistic things like hypnosis or with yoga. Controlling your diet after educating yourself in depth will also help you to be in good health. Injuries from work are possible when Uranus is in the Sixth House. Never wear used or secondhand clothes, and start wearing new clothes when the Moon is new. You would do well in a metaphysics or psychology career helping people get in touch with their inner selves. Your approach to pet ownership is unusual and you have the potential to create new animal training techniques. Uranus rules Aquarius.

Work, service, health, and pets are a big part of our lives, and knowing what celestial bodies were in your Sixth House at birth will explain a lot of things about the roles they play. Any bad news about your health can be combated with smart lifestyle choices, good nutrition, and actively taking great care of yourself. We are Six Articles in to explaining what the planets mean in each of the Houses. Make sure to read the rest of our articles on our page.

Sometimes, knowing what is in your Birth Chart gives all the answers you need, and sometimes it doesn’t. You can reach out to one of our psychics to get more answers about your life. While you are here, make sure to sign up for horoscopes.

About the Author: LadySaoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom, and she writes for The Green Egg. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.