So first of all, let's see what 1st house/Ascendant and 6th house represent -
1st house/Ascendant is your self, physique, personality, overall health, life path and head in human body etc.
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 6th house is 2nd 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.
Now, what does it mean to have 1st house lord in 6th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 1st house/Ascendant of your horoscope is sitting in the 6th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 1st house lord in 6th house?
Its generic interpretation is that person's focus through-out life is on dealing with Conflicts, Diseases, Debts and Obstacles etc. Prima-facie, this looks grim situation, right? But guess what? A Lawyer deals with Conflicts on daily basis, A Doctor deals with Diseases daily, A Banker deals with Debts daily. So, this position actually shows how a person chooses his life to be. He wants to be a Lawyer or a Litigant, he wants to be a Healer or a Healed. In the end, either role is taking him to the same place but it is his own choice. Another thing is that these people might actually love to deal with obstacles. Only by defeating obstacles, they get a sense of achievement in life. So, they don't mind it actually.
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 1st house lord is going in 6th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
But again, this generic interpretation can also change as per the planet which is going in 6th house as 1st house lord.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as Ascendant Lord in 6th house. As 6th house deals with Disputes and Diseases both, a common theme for Career will be either Lawyer or Doctor.
Sun - Suppose it is a Leo Ascendant chart and Sun sits in the 6th house in the sign of Capricorn. It certainly shows a Government Officer, who resolves disputes between Govt and Public. A Govt Lawyer or any Lawyer is seen from this position. As Sun represents Health, it also shows a Govt Doctor. It also shows that father of native may be a Govt officer too. These people gain their self-esteem and pride by defeating their enemies in conflicts.
Moon - So it is Cancer Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 1st house and sits in 6th house in Sagittarius. It shows a person who is nourishing and taking care of people who are ill or in distress. A Career of Nurse is easily seen from this. It also shows someone who motivates people through his philosophical knowledge and wisdom during their down emotional state. It also shows that mother had to face lots of obstacles in her life.
Mars - Mars can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aries Ascendant - So if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 1st & 8th house and sits in 6th house in Virgo sign. Certainly shows a lawyer as Virgo is sign of disputes. It also shows a great sports person as Mars is an athlete and 6th house is competition. It actually shows a person who loves defeating his enemies and clearing his obstacles and by that he feels empowered. It also shows a person who courageously deals with all the ups and downs of life and overcomes those events. Mars in 6th house shows person has ability to crush the enemy even before enemy is able to become potent and raise his head.
Scorpio Ascendant - Now if it is Scorpio Ascendant, Mars rules 1st & 6th house and sits in 6th house in Aries sign. Certainly a Soldier or a Fighter, who is always planning how to kill his enemies. They are toughest to be defeated as Ascendant Lord is sitting in its own sign in 6th house of Competition. They are always a step ahead of their enemies. It also shows a great sportsperson/athlete.
Mercury - Mercury also can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, Mercury rules 1st & 4th houses and sits in 6th house in Scorpio. It shows a person who resolves disputes and obstacles through his communications. This shows someone working as counselor in daily work routine in matters of Occult & Mysticism. The people he counsels are also dealing with lots of turmoils and obstacles in their life.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, then Mercury rules 1st & 10th house and sits in 6th house in Aquarius. And here Mercury became a lawyer as Virgo is sign of Disputes. As Aquarius is sign of Large Organisations, they can be working in Legal Team of MNCs. A highly clever and sometimes cunning individual. Their work makes them regularly deal with conflicts through their communication skills.
Venus - Venus also can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is a Taurus Ascendant, Venus rules 1st & 6th house and sits in 6th house in Libra sign. As Venus is in its own sign in Libra, this shows a person who can have love towards Animals. A Veterinarian is seen from this position. As Venus represents Vitality, this position surely shows a healer. It also shows someone working in finance field. As Venus is in its own sign, person will be able to strike a balanced diplomatic relation with his enemies and resolve the disputes.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Venus rules 1st & 8th house and sits in 6th house in Pisces. And here it goes exalted. So, all the qualities told in earlier para gets magnified here. Person is more into spiritual healing, service and devotion to the people. A social servant is easily seen from this position. Someone who serves and loves people without any expectation in return.
In both these cases, person should be careful about Venus related diseases like Sugar, Kidney related etc.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Jupiter rules 1st & 4th house and sits in 6th house in Taurus Sign. As Jupiter is all about guidance and counseling, we can see someone who is health counselor here. A lawyer or a professor in law can be seen from this position. Someone teaching in Medical College is also seen. Basically, anyone who can teach, advice, counsel or guide on matters like law and medicine is seen from this position.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Jupiter rules 1st & 10th house and sits in 6th house in Leo. This is better position of Jupiter than the last one as Jupiter is in a friendly sign Leo. Here, it takes the shape of Spiritual Counselor or Guide. This person guides people to fight against enemies with the help of spiritual principles. They can be great motivators for people living in down-trodden situation.
Saturn - Saturn also can be Ascendant ruler through its two signs.
Capricorn or Aquarius Ascendant - For either Ascendant, Saturn's results will almost be the same. If Saturn as Ascendant Lord sits in 6th house, it shows a worker of Government or like organizations who is looking to improve the quality of life of under-privileged people. Here, this person becomes a natural healer. Even if, they don't study medicines, they are better than many doctors. They are naturally gifted healers. If Saturn is in Gemini sign for Capricorn Ascendant, they can be great lawyers too as Saturn is Lord of Justice. If Saturn is in Cancer sign for Aquarius Ascendant, that's where healing role of Saturn comes into fore. These people don't leave company of their mother for a very long time.
Rahu - If Rahu is Ascendant Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 6th house in Cancer then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Cancer in 6th house again means someone who is in medicine related work, but here he may not be in role of physician directly, but in role of Pharmacist as Rahu represents Medicines and Drugs. Rahu also represents unusual ways of healing, so an Ayurveda, Homeopathy. Reiki Healer or a Greek Medicine practitioner can be seen from this position
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is Ascendant Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 6th house in Aries then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. This is a person who is in a job, doing his work perfectly well and doesn't know why he is doing it. :). They feel completely isolated with their daily work routine. They rarely get sick. They avoid any dispute as far as possible but if they get into dispute they easily get rid of their enemies. They should be careful against surgeries in intestine area of body.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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