Today, 8th house lord sitting in 6th house.
So first of all, let's see what 6th house and 8th house represent -
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. One thing to remember here is that it is one of Upachaya Houses, i.e. House # 3, 6, 10 & 11. Upachaya Houses improve with time. It means any planet in these houses improves in results with age and real good result is seen from a person's 30s. Also, all the malefic planets provide very good results in Upachaya Houses but results may be seen in 30s.
8th house is house of secrecy, occult knowledge, longevity, transformation, death and re-birth, In laws family, joint wealth with spouse, serving other people needs etc.
Now, what does it mean to have 8th house lord sitting in 6th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 8th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 6th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 8th house lord sitting in 6th house?
Its generic interpretation is that Sudden Events and Urgent Situations in the life of other people become your daily routine life. As Emergencies of 8th house and Diseases of 6th house are exchanging energy, it certainly shows someone who is in emergency care and medical services. It can also show someone whose work involves dealing with sudden events, so police, defense, fire fighters and other urgent services can be seen by this combination. Here, people can also work in services where they counsel people in their depression or traumas. This position also creates a Vipreet Raj Yoga (http://astrosaxena.com/vipreetraj).
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 6th house lord as 8th house lord is going in 6th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 8th house Lord in 6th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Capricorn Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 8th house with Leo sign and sits in the 6th house in the sign of Gemini. This shows a person who gains his confidence by working for Govt in services where he communicates a lot with people facing turmoil in life. So, it can be a health counselor to Psychologist anything. They will raise the issue of such people to Govt, so they can be human rights activists too. They can be voice for the cause of people facing troublesome situations.
Moon - So it is Sagittarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 8th house with Cancer sign and sits in 6th house in Taurus, where it is exalted. This shows a person who is emotionally attached with those people who are in urgent needs. As Moon is all about Caring and Nourishing people, it certainly shows someone in health care field. As Moon is exalted, it shows a very caring and nourishing doctor. Their mind is always attached with the people who are in troubles.
Mars - Mars can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Virgo Ascendant - So if it is Virgo Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 3rd house and sits in 6th house in Aquarius sign. This shows someone in work related research & discovery and who does it in Large Organizations. These people are very strong-willed. They can also use their research for the social welfare and for common good. It means that during their research work, they may find some cure of some disease which may end up in helping whole humanity for all times to come.
Aries Ascendant - Now if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 6th house in Virgo sign. This shows a surgeon as 8th house and Scorpio both are related with Surgery and 6th house and Virgo both are related with Health Care. Also, Mars is Surgeon. So, it can make an excellent surgeon. Additionally, it can give a career in Taxes & Revenue and person may be involved in working for Tax Dept and analyzing Taxes.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Mercury rules 8th & 11th houses and sits in 6th house in Aries. This is a natural counselor who is into counseling of people in mental trauma, ill-health and who are kind of suicidal. But this is a counselor who is very direct as Mercury is in Mars ruled sign. So, whenever they counsel, they will never beat around the bushes or just console people, they will be direct on point as to why people got into such a situation and what they need to do to avoid it in future.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th and 8th house and sits in 6th house in Cancer. This is more an emotional or motherly counselor. As Cancer is sign of emotions, these people will be very emotional regarding anyone who is facing traumatic situations in life. They will listen to person for hours and then counsel them for hours again.:)
Venus - Venus also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Venus rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 6th house in Pisces sign, where it is exalted. This shows a person devoted to the service of mankind. Venus is Service, Pisces is Spirituality and 6th house is service to society at large. So, this makes a really devoted social servant who thinks that service to down-trodden and people under traumatic situation is their divine duty and a way to reach God, They will be equally devoted into service of Animals and can make great Veterinarians.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 6th house in Leo. This shows a person who works to deal with people who are in relationship abuse and serves them. 8th house is Secrets and Libra is relations, so they deal with a lot of people who are going through abuse in relationship and fight for them. Even if they become an actor or actress, as Venus and Leo both represents Creativity and Arts, they will end up in doing roles of relationship abuse victim.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, Jupiter rules 8th & 11th house and sits in 6th house in Libra Sign. This is a true relationship counselor as planet of counseling is in the sign of relationship. This shows a divorce attorney. But this may also show that person himself has relationship issues and his relation with in-laws may go into dispute. Although, this person will be learned and knows how to deal with emergencies and disputes
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 6th house in Capricorn, where it is debilitated. If Jupiter is nearby its exact debilitation degree then it shows that relations with in laws resulted in having disputes in life. It also shows that joint assets of marriage was lost in dispute/litigation. At the same time, it shows that this person will be considered as Guru in daily walk of life or within his colleagues.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 8th house lord, Saturn in 6th house (for Gemini/Cancer Ascendants respectively) shows a person who is in health care field. As Saturn itself represents illness and 6th house is diseases too, Saturn in 6th house normally creates a doctor. Another Career it can give is Lawyer if it gets connected with 10th house along with 6th house. For Gemini Ascendant, profession of doctor becomes a bigger possibility as Saturn will be in Scorpio and Scorpio is also sign of Surgery. If Saturn is in Sagittarius for Cancer Ascendant, it shows an Occultist or Holistic Healer. Saturn as lord of 8th house always gives a long life.
Rahu - If Rahu is 8th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 6th house in Sagittarius then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Sagittarius in 6th house will transform Rahu as Jupiter as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. Rahu in Sagittarius in 6th house that this person will do great research in fields of occult and religion. He has very weird approach towards religion, as in they will ask who wrote Bible, Quran or Geeta. Their disputes are involving religious views. They are obsessed for Higher Learning and Research. They will carry a weird image in daily work life.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 8th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 6th house in Virgo 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. As Ketu is in Virgo, it means they are not much into digging details and being perfect about things. They feel isolated from any act of being analytical and critical.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer
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