6th House

Work and Health
Companionship, the alter ego, partnerships, one-to-one relationships, marriage, the first marriage, the “significant other”, business partnerships, competitors, our “shadow self”, lawyers, mediators, counselors, contracts.

6th House of Horoscope
The sixth house of the horoscope is one of the ‘Trik’ house i.e. the combination of three tough houses viz. 6th, 8th and 12th houses. It deals with three most important issues in the life of the native. Although some astrologers call it a bad house, yet it shapes the destiny of the individual by making him/her undergo tests of life. This house is called the house of diseases, enemies and debts. All these three things are unwanted by anyone, so the overall effect of this house is dreaded. On the positive side, the challenges thrown by this house make the individual a tough nut to crack.

The importance of health is supreme in any individual’s life. When diseases invade our body, we are left half performing in our professional life. The position of the lord of the sixth house is not the only factor to be looked upon to evaluate this issue. If the lord of the ascendant gets placed in the sixth house, it causes health problems to the native. It throws light on the kind of diseases that may disturb the native during the periods and sub-periods of the planets that have negative influence on this house.

The sixth house indicates about the enemies of the native. If the lord of the sixth house is weak or badly placed; if the malefic planets are placed there or aspect this house, the native would not have any dearth of enemies. And if benefic planets correlate with this house, there are chances that either there will be very few enemies or they may be dealt with easily. The badly afflicted sixth house hinders the prosperity of the tenth house or profession as it the destiny planet of that house. Mars governs the sixth house. It displays the fighting spirit in dealing with enemies.

The sixth house is also called the house of debts. Sometimes, loans are essential to do auspicious works like making a house, marrying the children, sending them abroad for education purpose and to start or expand the business. But if the placement of planets associated with this house is unfavorable, the native spends the lifetime in repaying the loan. Since this is the house of diseases, it signifies if the loans will be needed for medical purposes as well.

The sixth house represents distant relatives, employees and pets. Mars and Saturn are the main indicators of this house. The body part governed by this house is intestines. Everything is not bad here. Some good yogas are also associated with it. If the lords of the ‘Dusthanas’ i.e. 6th, 8th and 12th houses are placed in any of these three houses, yogas like ‘Harsh, Saral and Vimal Vipreet Rajyogas’ are formed.