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The Sixth House: About you

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How to Interpret Your Own Sixth House Summary of the Steps: Its Easy! In order to help you understand the nature of your 6th House karma, we will walk you through a few steps. First you will learn what Sign is your 6th House and how that sign affects your ability to overcome or dissolve enmity, debts, and litigation and improve your health and healing capability. Then, we will get more specific in accessing your 6th House by examining the planets placed in that house, and also where the ruler of your Sixth House is placed. This will all be very easy to do. Finally, we will test your knowledge with a Quiz using Oprah Winfreys chart.

First, you need to know what your 6th House sign is. To do this: 1. Log into Astroved 2. Run the Chart Report 3. On the chart, it will indicate your 6th House with the number 6 in the box. The blue letters in the same box indicate the Sign. For your reference the abbreviated sign names are listed below. Symbol Ar Ta Ge Ca Le Vi Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi Sign Name Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

Now that you know which sign your 6th House is, please read the description for the sign that rules your 6th house of Health, Enemies, Debt & Litigation. This description offers you general inclinations you will have due to this sign ruling your 6th House. As you read the description, also make note of the Ruling Planet. We will use this in Step 4 to better understand the specifics of your 6th house karma. Sixth House Aries Ruling Planet Mars Health, Enemies, Debt & Litigation Nature Great energy. Strength to destroy outer obstacles. Tendency for selfsabotage, enmity with the self. Life work related to 6th house characteristics (including military or medical professions). Potential for real progress with self development. Pride in success. Venus as the owner of two problematic houses (6th and 11th, Libra) brings enmity from friends and health issues, especially during Venus dashas and bhuktis. Must learn to temper pride with diplomacy. Skills and wisdom. Competitive need to be right. Hard working towards spiritual pursuits since Mercury also rules the 9th house of dharma. Fortune can increase through lawful work (cannot cut corners). Gentle and humanitarian. Service profession likely working with women (Moon represents women). Prone to digestive problems and must guard against depression. Self-image improves over time. Physical attachments and karma. Brings robust health, powerful enemies. Hard working. Evolving the body for spiritual well-being. Practical intelligence and skills. Competitive nature, but plays fair. Always seeking self-improvement (since Mercury also rules the 3rd house of ambition). Can bring anxiety, health problems, accidents and conflicts, especially with siblings. Luxury-loving. Physical strength. Feisty, competitive nature, but comes across with smoothness, sweetness from Venus effect. Some tendency toward self-indulgence, but will receive fulfillment through hard work. Some obstacles in discovering path in life when younger so must learn patience. Aggressive and impulsive. Mars brings difficulty ruling here, because it also rules the difficult 11th house, creating greater vulnerability to accidents. Influences friends becoming enemies. Brings strength and will to succeed, especially through competition. Must guard against selfishness and ruthlessness. Good for physical and martial arts skill.





Cancer Leo

Moon Sun







Sagittarius Jupiter

Peaceful and forgiving. Since Jupiter also rules the 9th House (Pisces), there is a drive for truth and justice. Also potential for career in politics or law. Learns from enemies. Brings capacity for karma yoga (path of selfless action and service to others). Saturn, the taskmaster, brings a strong work ethic and discipline. Because Saturn also rules the 7th house (Aquarius) of Partnership, can also lend the individual to create enmity with personal and professional partners. May have karmic debts which need to be paid to others. Must face insecurities about partnerships. Empowers improvement through self-effort. Hard-working, health issues related to digestion. Good for healing abilities. May experience joy from work as one gets older. Real harvest comes from spiritual service. May experience increase and upliftment throughout life. Highminded in service orientation. Seeks justice in the workplace. May not be forceful. Seeks forgiveness, not enmity. Is not unscrupulous in seeking profit.







It is important to keep in mind that there are many factors which influence your chart including condition of the planet ruling a house, condition of planets in a house, and what Dasha (planetary) period you are currently running. These will be covered in the following steps.

Once you have identified which sign is your sixth house, the next step in understanding aspects of your Health, Enemies, Debt & Litigation house is to know which planets most directly influence it and modify its nature. To do this, run the Chart Report on Astroved. Examine your 6th House and note any planets in that sign, then read the descriptions for each planet that you have in your 6th House to see how they affect your 6th house indicators. You will learn some general strengths as well as some things you must guard against. Planet in the 6th House General Effect Negative Effect


Strong, healthy. Conquers adversaries, bold, untraditional, powerful, wealthy, Can incur debt from friends strong digestion, strong sex drive, position and/or government, of authority, strong executive ability. spouses health weak. Interest in overseas travel. Humble mind. Refined, intelligent. Has spiritual interests. Does well to assist others. If in the sign of Cancer or Taurus, the individual is very generous and enjoys Many enemies, unhappiness or ill health during childhood, abdominal disorders, slow


many luxuries. Determined. Strong, overcomes enemies, high sex drive, strong appetite and digestion, a leader, powerful, political success. Good at athletics and debate. Can do well far away from place of birth. Likes rural settings, so good to get out in nature. Absorbed. Focused on work. Very skilled, especially with writing, research, or computers. Has interest in law and religion. Respected, executive ability, strong ability to conquer opponents. (If favorably influenced.) Enjoys privacy and is ok to live alone. Gives support to humanitarian work. Generally healthy. Witty, intelligent, conquers adversaries, renown, status through spouse, jovial, witty. Enjoys travel. Usually not a large number of children. Reliable. Impressive. Without enemies or conquers them easily, well informed. (If Venus is strong in the chart.). May travel for education. Especially may travel to tropical/foreign places. May have skills in several fields. Service oriented. Overcomes enemies (if Saturn is strong in the chart), clever, attractive, big appetite. May work overseas or in area of properties (construction, rentals) A fighter. Conquers adversaries (though often oppressed by them), wealth, longlived, latter part of life more favorable. Increases physical and mental stamina over time, and victory of struggles and strife. Can bring great transformation if spiritualizes experiences (e.g. struggles and strife). May have success with import/export commerce. Often a strong person in their family.

digestion, indolent, shorttempered, arrogant, troubled mind (pessimism). Vulnerable to blood diseases, oversexed, impedes conception of children, heavy expenditures. Can be demanding, overbearing. Sharp, even harsh speech, interrupted education, argumentative, easily angered, sickly. Must beware of pride and showing off. Lacking in vitality, disrespected. Must watch out for conceit and starting quarrels. Must learn prudence with money. Philanderer, infamous, unhappy, poor, loose morals. May have a weak partner. Must watch expenses with house and car. Stubborn, sickly, prone to sex diseases (over sexed), in debt, few children. Must control pride.







Vulnerable to anal and venereal disease, adultery. Must restrain tendency toward gossip.


Adultery, licentious. May

Wise. Learned, conquers foes, good health, generous. As with Rahu, Ketu here can bring great transformation if have some health issues spiritualizes experiences (e.g. struggles with eyes or teeth. and strife). Good intuition. Can travel or live overseas with ease. Usually gets their way over time. To help you determine whether your 6th house will tend to have the negative influence mentioned above, check in the following chart. If your 6th House sign has an enemy planet in it, then you will have more proclivity to the negative effects. Rahu and Ketu are not listed as they are generally considered unfavorable for all signs. 6th House Sign Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Friend Jupiter Sun Mars Mercury Sun Saturn Venus Saturn Mercury Venus Jupiter Mars Moon Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Saturn Mercury Venus Jupiter Sun Moon Mars Jupiter Sun Mars Venus Mercury Saturn Venus Saturn Jupiter Mercury Mars Moon Jupiter Moon Mercury Moon Sun Moon Saturn Sun Moon Neutral Moon Enemy Saturn Mercury Venus Jupiter Moon Mars Jupiter Mars Sun Saturn Mercury Venus Saturn Mercury Venus Jupiter Mars Moon Jupiter Sun Mars Saturn Mercury Venus Saturn Venus Moon Jupiter Sun Mars Moon Mars Sun Saturn Venus Mercury Sun

For example, if your 6th House sign from Step 1 is Aquarius and you have Saturn placed in Aquarius, then you will tend to manifest the more positive effects.

The final step in understanding your personal 6th house is to examine where your

6th houses Planetary Ruler is placed in your chart and what that means for you. Remember, the Planetary Ruler can be found in the chart in Step 2. Now, look again at your Chart Report. What sign is your planetary ruler of your 6th House placed? For instance, you may find that you have a Sagittarius 6th House. Sagittarius ruling planet is Jupiter. The Chart Report would show you in which House your Jupiter is placed. Perhaps your Jupiter is in your 9th House. The placement of your 6th House planetary ruler will tell you how Health, Enemies, Debt & Litigation karma will be experienced by you in this lifetime. So, in our example, if your ruling 6th House planet is Jupiter and placed in your 9th House (Compassion & Grace) of Aquarius, you may express your spiritual yearnings through service to others; as well as luck (9th house) in overcoming adversaries. Keep in mind that as the planets have a range of values, so do placement of planets in the houses. Below are some indications of each House: Planet that rules the 6th How your Health, Enemies, Debt & Litigation Karma are House is in Shaped your 1st House Good protector. Ability in the healing arts, service-oriented, could bring weak health. Does well serving a cause (for example, army/medicine/religion). Will prevail in conflicts. Good stamina. Must not go into debt. Prosperity comes from service. Livelihood through healing professions, service to others through much effort, speech difficulties, can lose money through adversaries. Unstable family life. Must be careful to maintain dental health. Must watch diet. Lessons of perseverance. Fulfillment of ambitions through great perseverance. Enmity with brothers, loss of courage. Skilled with hands. Great determination. May have conflicts with neighbors. Needs adventure. Defense oriented. Strategic. Mother has ill health and/or difficult relationship with mother, breaks in education. Vulnerable to lungs or heart ailments. May move a great deal. Quick learner. Defeats enemies through intelligence. Affectionate and protective. A diminishing over time of negative 6th house effects. A favorable placement. Must maintain discipline with their prayers or duties. Warrior. Great ability to overcome adversaries, competitors, favorable relationships with employees. Some talent in medicine. May visit foreign lands. Must not get run down. Dynamic. Intense. Difficulties and/or loss in marriage, unhealthy

2nd House

3rd House

4th House

5th House

6th House 7th House

spouse, spouse can be involved in healing arts. Vulnerability in sex organs. Can create business deals. May get money from lawsuits or inheritance. Strong ability as healer and/or health problems (chronic not acute), can cause difficulties for others. Must avoid bad company so as to prevent others taking advantage. Especially must resolve jealousy through learning to be supportive toward others. Father can be in healing profession and/or difficulty (enmity) with father. Strong health. Overcomes adversaries, serves others as part of spiritual path. Must bring ethics to bear on work. Must work on etiquette with teachers. Strongest placement for profession in healing, come to success after much struggle and effort. Can experience many troubles from adversaries, competitors. Has high standards and must work on purifying self. Does well to consistently save money for the proverbial rainy day. Earlier in life can be deceived by friends and others in business ventures. Later success in speculative/entrepreneurial ventures. Daring and generous. Good immune system. Defeats enemies over time. Must develop and maintain positive outlook. Employees can bring losses, sometimes works hard for little gain. Interest in liberation but must not go into debt for spiritual pursuits. In long run, resolves problems. Passionate, but cannot give way to recklessness. Should focus on enlightenment of others to avoid frustration.

8th House

9th House

10th House

11th House

12th House

By means of another example, if your Sixth House is Libra, then your planetary ruler is Venus. When you look at your chart, you see that Venus is placed in your 11th House of Pisces. Therefore, in this lifetime, your primary 6h house karma can be to learn to discern the character of friends and associates, as they may turn out to be adversaries. Also gains (11th house) through hard work and service.

At this point, you now have an understanding of: 1. 2. 3. 4. What sign rules your 6th House; What planets, if any, are in your 6th house; What planet rules your 6th house; In which house your ruling 6th house planet is placed in your chart.

This will give you a good basic comprehension of which signs and planets are influencing your health, enemies, debt & litigation. If you have 2 or more planets in your 6th House, look to which of the planets are weak and causing you difficulties based on the descriptions of the planets above. Then remedy that planet!

When Health, Enemies, Debt & Litigation Karmas Become Active Health, harmony, and lack of debt are on-going concerns for most of us. But there are times when the lessons and opportunities for growth in these areas are most pronounced, or when karmas become particularly activated. To see if you are in a period especially influencing your 6th house issues, run your Planetary Influence report in Astroved for free. This report will tell you your major and minor planetary period, called Dasha (major) and Bukti (minor). If your major or minor planet is either the Ruler of your Sixth House or in the Sixth House, this will be a time of increased focus on 6th house conditions. If the planet is good for you, look for gains through self-efforts, favorable outcomes in legal issues and winning over adversaries. If it is unfavorable, then there can be, for example, difficulty disharmony with coworkers, excessive debt and higher possibility for accidents.




What Can I do About my 6th House Afflictions? There are several options to remedy ill effects of the planets affecting your sixth house. Mantras: There are secret mantras to help appease a planet that is destined to cause you problems. The powerful and secret mantra to improve your 6th house affairs can be found on the Personal Transformation Video for Level 6. There are also planetary remedies you can do based upon your newfound analysis. First, to strengthen your sixth house, you can chant the mantra of the planet that rules your sixth house. The mantras for each house can be found on the Astroved site. Astroved is unique in that it also offers Virtual Poojas that combine Mantra and Visual depictions of the planets. This is another powerful way to win the grace of a planet that is not in your favor. Click hereto try a virtual pooja now for free. Alternative Ways to Propitiate a Planet You can propitiate a planet on the day of your 6th house ruler. For instance if Mars is the ruler of your 6th House (i.e. Aries or Scorpio), then on Tuesday, the day ruled by Mars, you can try fasting during daylight hours, but eat before sunrise and after sundown or remain vegetarian the entire day.