Today, 6th house lord sitting in 6th house.
So first of all, let's see what 6th house represents -
6th house is 1st of Dushthana Houses (houses # 6, 8 and 12) and 2nd of Upachaya Houses (houses # 3, 6, 10 & 11). 6th house represents things like diseases, debts, obstacles, enemies, disputes, competitions, litigations, under privileged people, pets, daily routine life, colleagues at work place etc.
Now, what does it mean to have 6th house lord sitting in 6th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 6th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 6th house only.
Now, what is the impact of having 6th house lord sitting in 6th house?
1st of all any planet that is sitting in its own sign is actually the strongest. It is even stronger than exalted planet and the reason is that everyone feels most safe at his own home. So, a planet sitting in its own sign feels like he is at his home and also strengthens the house it is sitting in. Its generic interpretation is that this person is determined to overcome all the obstacles and hurdles of life. Its not that he won't fall sick but he will rarely fall sick and would recover sooner than others. It also shows that their daily work life may involve healing/serving people, working with Animals or simply serving people who are under-privileged.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 6th house Lord in 6th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Pisces Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 6th house with Leo sign and sits in 6th house only. It shows that person himself or his father is in an authoritative position at his work place. They might be working with Govt. They may be in Health Care field. They can be working with some organisation to serve under privileged people. Overall, it shows a very strong individual who makes his way by defeating obstacles and disputes.
Moon - So it is Aquarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 6th house with Cancer sign and sits in 6th house. It shows a person who is mentally inclined towards serving people. They are natural healers or one in nursing profession. They are emotionally motivated towards service of people. They can also serve people, especially under privileged, by way of some NGO or Social Service. Mother of native herself might be a Healer or Nurse, Although, Mind faces lots of obstacles but they are able to overcome all the hurdles through their service.
Mars - Mars can be 6th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Scorpio Ascendant - So if it is Scorpio Ascendant, Mars rules 6th & 1st house and sits in 6th house in Aries sign. This shows an athlete or sportsperson who is determined to defeat all his competition. As Mars and Aries (through Ashwini and Bharani Nakshatra) both represent Medical Profession, it shows that this person can be a Doctor and heals people. Overall, this person is determined and has strong will power to defeat any enemies. They can sense a dispute coming up and they take proactive steps to kill it at its inception only.
Gemini Ascendant - Now if it is Gemini Ascendant, Mars rules 6th & 11th house and sits in 6th house in Scorpio sign. This shows a person who has a very chaotic work environment. It means either they may be working in hell long shifts or they are working in places which is dangerous like mines. Mars here also shows a person in Medicine, but this person will be more in surgery side. These are also strong willed and will have patience to reach the root cause of hurdle and remove it. There may be lots of change in their work place,
Mercury - Mercury also can be 6th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Mercury rules 6th & 9th houses and sits in 6th house in Gemini. It shows some one who is in counselling and spreading awareness about health and healing services. It also shows an activist like an RTI activist, who communicates for the better rights of poor and under privileged people. Communications and Counseling becomes a great part of his daily work routine.
Aries Ascendant - If it is Aries Ascendant, then Mercury rules 6th & 3rd house and sits in 6th house in Virgo, where it is exalted. Virgo is where Mercury becomes serious about its work. This shows a very analytical, detailed oriented and perfectionist person in daily work life. Mercury in Virgo naturally makes people good in calculation and it is most common placement for Accountants. So in most cases, these people serve as Accountants or Auditors. They reach perfection level in their communications.
Venus - Venus also can be 6th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Venus rules 6th & 11th house and sits in 6th house in Taurus sign. Venus in 6th house clearly shows someone who finds love in service and devotion. These people love to serve others with complete devotion, specially under privileged people. As Taurus is sign of Wealth, it shows that their Wealth may come from serving people. If they go into routine jobs, it shows someone who is highly liked at work place. A guy may meet his wife in work place.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, Venus rules 6th & 1st house and sits in 6th house in Libra. It shows almost same things as above. Additionally, it shows that someone is good at diplomacy. As 6th house is house of disputes and Libra is sign of striking the balance, these people are good at talking to warring parties and bringing them to a peaceful resolution. Hence, diplomacy and bringing peace becomes a huge motto here. Other things are similar in nature.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 6th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, Jupiter rules 6th & 9th house and sits in 6th house in Sagittarius Sign. As Jupiter remains the most benefic planet, in 6th house here, it takes the shape of savior. Here, person rarely falls sick, or even when he falls sick, he recovers quickly. Here, Jupiter preaches the knowledge of Law, Higher Philosophy etc. So, person can be in teaching of Law or Lawyer or Judge etc. This is a good placement to become a Professor. As Jupiter also represents Finances, this shows someone working as Financial Counselor.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 6th house and sits in 6th house in Pisces. Jupiter in Pisces is all about Spiritual and Other World. So, these people can be seen as Spiritual Counselor who guides people to overcome their obstacles through Spiritual Guidance. Pisces is where Religions and Philosophies go to rest in peace. So, don't misunderstand this person as some Priest or Pastor. They are the people beyond the boundaries of religion and who counsel at the different level of Spirituality altogether. We can call them Mystic.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 6th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 6th house lord, Saturn in 6th house (for Leo/Virgo Ascendants respectively) surely shows a person who has a mindset to serve. They are happy in a routine job setup as they like to serve others. As always, Saturn in 6th house is best placement of Saturn as Saturn suppresses all dushthana houses # 6, 8 and 12 through sitting or aspects. They are into service of under privileged and poor. Saturn here makes a person natural healer or Lawyer. Both fields are perfect. But as always with Saturn, person gets best results in 2nd part of life and after doing all the hard work.
Rahu - If Rahu is 6th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 6th house in Aquarius then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Aquarius in 6th house will transform Rahu as Saturn as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. So, it will become much like Saturn in 6th house as discussed above but at the same time, Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. Rahu in Aquarius in 6th house shows a person who is working in large organisation as part of daily routine work. It also shows someone who is in research and investigation of alternate healing techniques, like someone who is researching about Ayurveda, Homeopathy or any other alternate type of healing for the betterment of health care facilities. It also shows someone's work environment is either a Foreign one or a very unusual one, like someone working in laboratories whole day. .
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 6th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 6th house in Scorpio then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it separates person from the concept of as to where he is serving. It means these people are blind as to where they are working, if they are getting enough return/salary/bonus for their work. They just want to mechanically work without any thought of getting into office politics and other things. Hence, it so happens that they may not get their deserving dues in jobs. It also separates them from concepts of Competition. They are the last people who want to get into any dispute. They live a healthy life, as they are also separated from Diseases.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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