Sign on the 6th House: Interpretations
Example: If you see the sign of Aries beginning the sixth house, then you can say that Aries is on the sixth house cusp of your chart. Note: in the diagram at right, the star shows the cusp or start of the sixth house. This is where you will typically see the sign glyph.
Sixth House: Work, Habits, Health, Routines, Service, Employees, Pets
Aries on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Aries on the sixth house, you’re the first to pick up on new developments and opportunities at work and/or with health. You are self-motivated, but you tend to have more energy for new pursuits or innovative elements, and less energy for following through. You prefer to work at your own independent pace, and you don’t accept instruction easily. You could be better suited to self-employment or a job that allows you to work independently as a result. Putting new ideas, plans, or pursuits into action can be exciting. You’re suited to work that requires initiative or innovation. Work with instruments is sometimes indicated.
There can be the tendency for migraines or issues related to the head. Stress can be the underlying cause of various illnesses, if they occur. Bossiness or impatience can be themes at work or with co-workers. Consider Mars by condition, sign, house, and aspect for more information about your routines, services, and health.
Taurus on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Taurus on the sixth house, you seek calm and harmony in your day-to-day life and/or work environment. You prefer to work slowly, methodically, with few distractions, and at an even, steady pace. Security and steadiness in a job are most important factors for you. Or, you are attracted to practical work or functions. You also believe that everyone should do their fair share. You can be depended upon, and you are not as turned off by montonous tasks as most others, finding some predictability in your work to be comforting. The sign of Taurus is connected to building, sculpting, money, music, material pleasures, food, and comfort.
You are a food connoisseur and could be quite a competent, happy chef or cook, whether formally or informally. Indulgence with food is possible, although you’re careful with new foods. With food, daily habits, and work, you are somewhat of a creature of habit, on the conservative side, but also quite interested, indulgent, and earthy in your approach. The condition of Venus by sign, house, and aspect can give more clues.
Gemini on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Gemini on the sixth house, you’re more inclined to enjoy your work, chores, or routines, or at the very least, make it more enjoyable. It would be best if you kept mentally stimulated, or else you quickly lose interest. Your ability to connect, communicate, and adapt helps you in your job. You know a little about everything regarding health, wellness, or work-related skills. This is one indication of the inclination to multi-task, or it can point to more than one job at the same time. You can have multiple interests, and you crave variety in your daily routines, work, and habits. Both mental and manual dexterity are often indicated. Friendliness with co-workers is notable. Nervous tension may often be at the root of health problems. Look to the sign, house, aspects of Mercury for more information about the condition of your routines, habits, health, and work.
Cancer on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Cancer on the sixth house, your instincts are powerful for work and health matters. Watch for self-diagnosing, however. You could be emotionally tied to a co-worker, or you easily become emotionally involved in your work, chores, and routines. You could be an excellent human resources person. A home or family business can be a strong draw. Problems at work can be taken more deeply or affect your health more than for most people. While you’re moody with your work, chores, and daily affairs, you crave security more than most with these things. Consider the Moon’s house and sign position to find more information about work and services.
Leo on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Leo on the sixth house, you pour a lot of yourself into your work or health pursuits. You’re loyal, idealistic, proud, and sincere with work, and you might identify with it more than most. You can be especially enthusiastic about work or routines, prepared to take the lead and shine. In fact, you tend to stand out in your field, or co-workers are inclined to turn to you as an authority. Watch for a tendency to sit for long stretches or related inactivity, possibly leading to various health issues related to poor circulation or heart. Because you invest so much of yourself into what you do, problems in your job can negatively impact your health. The Sun by condition, sign, house, and aspect can give you more clues to your approach to work, health, self-care, chores, and daily affairs.
Virgo on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Virgo on the sixth house, you have a strong interest in health and nutrition, and you’re a detail-oriented worker. You’re responsible, practical, and intelligent, for the most part, with sixth house matters, which include work, habits, routines, health, and service. Others can count on you to do your share, and often more.
You have a real eye for detail and can see flaws that most miss. You could be such a perfectionist that you give up before you finish, however. A job in which you can use your enormous analytical skills would be ideal. You can find health foods or nutrition counts exciting. You’re organized, although it depends on other chart factors whether or not this is obvious to others.
While you trust yourself more than others to get the job done right, you can be content with a position even if it’s not glamorous. You don’t always get the recognition you deserve. There can be intestinal or digestive issues with this position. Because you’re very sensitive to even the smallest change or imbalance in the body, you can have hypochondriac tendencies if you go too far with this. You’re extraordinarily helpful.
Libra on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Libra on the sixth house, your ideal work environment is original, balanced, consistent, beautiful, and pleasant. You help bring these things to your work. You are generally kind and fair with employees, co-workers, and customers. You have a generally good constitution, although there is some tendency to over-indulge, particularly with sweets. This position is connected with kidney stones, general fatigue, and stress. A poor social environment in your work or routines can affect your health. You’re a helpful, supportive worker. You are talented at creating harmony, and you bring good taste and diplomacy to your work. You prefer to cooperate than to compete, get along rather than lead.
Scorpio on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Scorpio on the sixth house, you’re serious and intense in the areas of work, health, diet, and routines or habits. You do best in fields that make use of your talent to cut to the chase, analyze, arrive at a bottom line, investigate, or dig for answers. There can be an all-or-nothing approach to these areas or significant transformations.
You’re loyal and determined, but you are prone to crises or times of complete renovation in these areas. There can be some drama or competition in your work from time to time, perhaps prompting big turnovers or transformation periods. Moderation in your diet and/or work can be challenging to achieve due to your temperament, but it’s vital for long-term health and wellness. You could have a healing touch in your work, and certainly, you deeply understand your field more than most. You can be protective of or private about these areas of life, such as your health, routines, or job.
Sagittarius on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Sagittarius on the sixth house, you seek mental stimulation in your daily life. Your routines can be scattered, preferring to wing it rather than neatly plan things out. You’re not as interested in the details as you are in the bigger picture. Monotonous, confining jobs can wear you down and discourage you. It would be best if you felt that you’re growing, learning, or heading somewhere in your job, or you’re likely to feel unfulfilled.
You have a strong sense of fun, but you also have a serious side–you need to feel that you’re doing something meaningful and representative of your personal truth. For some, an element of adventure or risk can be appealing in your work. You’re an enthusiastic and optimistic worker, usually well-liked by co-workers, or you bring a positive attitude, if not a slapdash approach, toward the pursuit of health or work.
Jupiter, as ruler of Sagittarius, can bring an element of luck with sixth house affairs such as health and work, but the condition of Jupiter in the chart will give more clues. Overdoing can underlie health issues. Over-estimating what you can reasonably take on with work or daily affairs can also be a problem. If possible, you might want to avoid staying indoors for too long without proper ventilation and circulation.
Capricorn on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Capricorn on the sixth house, this is a determined, ambitious, and conservative influence suggesting that you have the ability (if you put in the effort) to maintain an excellent, if a little rigid, routine. You’re responsible for your work — extremely so — and quite organized. This is the position of a very hard worker, but sometimes perfectionism in this area of life leads to problems with follow-through due to fear of not performing well enough (according to your own, perhaps too rigid, high standards). Health challenges may center around the knees, bones in general including teeth, and skin. You need consistency and predictability in order to thrive with health and work routines. Maintaining a schedule helps energize you so that you can take on your workload. Saturn assumes special importance for matters related to work, routines, and habits.
Aquarius on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Aquarius on the sixth house, you’re attracted to original, unique, or progressive work, methods, and approaches to health and wellness. A work environment that’s fair, humane, and growth-oriented is important to you. You’re usually well-liked with co-workers, but if you don’t find common ground with others, you can detach yourself quickly. You’re loyal and principled. You have an unusually intelligent grasp on the methods in your particular field, and you can bring a new perspective to your work. It would be ideal if you had freedom, elbow room, and space in your work, and because your energy comes from inspiration, you do best with an unusual schedule. You may need to watch for an erratic approach to health care and/or work or routines.
Pisces on the 6th House Cusp
With the sign of Pisces on the sixth house, as a worker, you can be dedicated, although possibly inattentive to details. With Pisces, there is a tendency to idealize the associated areas of life. On the plus side, you bring dedicated, accommodating, compassionate, kind, artistic, and caring energy to these life departments (health, self-care, work, your job, chores, and daily affairs or routines). When under strain, there can be a tendency to avoid and escape or ignore problems in these areas. You’re more prone than others to vague health and wellness concerns. General fatigue is common and sensitive feet are possible.
Watch for avoiding or procrastinating diagnosis or glossing over health issues because you’d prefer to avoid them. Watch, too, that you don’t cut yourself short in your work since you might expect the best from an employer. Deception or self-deception is possible. You bring an artistic or whimsical and warm touch to your work. You have an aptitude for understanding your customers, if applicable, and can be talented at personal service. You might prioritize principles and purpose over the material side of things in your work. Procrastination can lead to health concerns since leaving details unattended to can weigh on your mind over time.
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