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6th House Astrology: In the horoscope interpretation, the first step is to understand Lagna or the 1st house, and then the status of the 1st house lord. The Lagna Lord status, in fact, tells your basic inclination, your personality, and even your physical and mental condition. And its connection with the 6th house states your physical body linked with duties and services.
Therefore, if your 1st house lord is in the 6the house, see this section. You will surely find out, what things are constantly in your temperament. And what projects, give joy and satisfaction to your mind, and spirit.
The Lagna should be understood thoroughly as this represents your physical body, facial characteristics, status in society, bodily and psychic health. The Ascendant and planets posited here in fact present a picture of your overall character.
The 1st house lord represents the path of your life, your basic energy, passion, and perspective. And this 6th house-related work will give you drive, and guidance. So Lagna lord, in my opinion, is you and your main focus.
So the 1st house lord position in the horoscope plays a significant role in understanding every aspect of life. That house activity will lead you everywhere in your life.
The 6th house represents service or sewa. It describes the work we do in service to others, out of a sense of duty and responsibility. According to the natural zodiac, Virgo is the 6th lord. So the planet Mercury becomes very important to analyze while checking the strength and effects of the 6th house.
The 6th house indicates Disease, sickness, competition, and also the relation with our employees, subordinates, or servants.
Even the debts, enmity, hygiene, sanitation, fighting spirit, accidents, and misfortunes are determined from the 6th house.
Regular business, that includes services is viewed from the 6th house. Therefore your customer money, lawyers, loans, doctors, and even competition are checked from the 6th house and PAC planets.
When 1st house lord is placed in the 6th house, then since it is the Upachaya bhav, this states that you will gain recognition and status after a certain age. So self-identity will grow with time.
Now 6th house represents disease, and if the 1st lord gets linked with the disease house, this shows your physical presence in dealing with diseases. Here if there are positive aspects then it can make you join the medical department. But if negative, your body will face diseases or fights every now and then.
Loans and debts are also seen from the 6th house. So if malefic planets here, then you will deal with debts, loans and compete with opposition.
Actually, the 6th house is considered to be a Dukhsthan according to the classics. This means that your mind, body, and soul is constantly dealing with conflicts, disease, criminals, and debts.
In Vedic astrology, there are nine planets, therefore 12 ascendants or Lagnas will have different 6th houses. I will explain using sign, element, and planet significance.
Below is the complete detail to understand the effects of 9 planets in the 6th house for 12 Lagna or Ascendant.
If you are an Aries Lagna, then Mars is in the earthy sign of Virgo. Now a fiery planet in the earthy sign. This Mars is in fact inimical to Mercury lord of Virgo.
Mars in the 6th house, here aggressive energy is in the house of dispute, debt, and disease. And since for this Lagna mars is the 8th lord as well. So this shows that the 8th house of chronic diseases, pain, and sudden events, is now the everyday activity or job for you.
And if there are benefic aspects, it can make one serve society on daily basis and remove their pain. One can also be involved in professions like money lenders, sports, or even in police or defense.
Here this individual will be encircled around opponents. Now it can be physical if he is in a competitive world. As a doctor, he will handle the disease as the enemy.
But being a malefic planet, it is strong here, so there are good chances, he defends himself, or his clients as a lawyer or prosecutor.
If you are a Taurus Lagna, then Venus is in the airy sign of Libra. Now an earthy planet that is more into luxury, relationship, and sensory pleasures is in its own airy sign.
Therefore here Venus is with its own significations, like beauty, art, and finest things, in Libra that speaks about balance and justice. Now in the house of service and day job. Therefore such a person will achieve recognition and name in society by doing some selfless service or healing people with its elegant and discriminative skills.
If you are a Gemini Lagna, then Mercury is in the watery sign Scorpio. Now an airy planet that represents networking is linked with the secretive, and hidden energy of Scorpio. Mars rules this sign and is not friendly to mercury.
Now Mercury being the Lagna lord is in the house of conflicts and struggle, so here one can get a job that involves documents, strategies, and journalism.
Also when air joins water, it can affect emotions due to mental conflicts. So such people should avoid keeping grudges and be light-hearted and strengthen the fun-loving mercury.
If you are a Cancer Lagna, then Moon is in the fiery sign Sagittarius. Now a watery planet that represents comfort, and peace of mind is in the fiery sign governed by Jupiter.
So here Moon can give some pitta dosha in the body. But career-wise, one should involve caretaking, and nurturing jobs. One will be recognized for his dedication to the welfare of society.
Even medical department and Human Resources jobs can be explored. Then Astrologers and spiritual mentors are also included in this, as they have lot of imagination and intuitive skills. So they guide people in distress and do sewa.
If you are a Leo Lagna, then Sun is in the earthy sign Capricorn. Now a fiery planet that represents new hope, vitality, and confidence is linked with the hardworking, stable, and earthy sign of Saturn.
Here Sun in the house of services shows selfless activities and due to that, they can get an authoritative position, fame, and status. So this job of working with people’s difficulties helps them boost their morale and increase their self-confidence.
As the fire your passion, here gets a strong foundation on the earthy sign to display its true talent. Then this combination becomes capable of innovations. So such people’s purpose in life is to do sewa and gain identification.
If you are a Virgo Lagna, then Mercury is in the airy sign, Aquarius. Now mercury being lord of Virgo represents perfection, criticality, analytics, and calculation.
So when intellect gets linked with discipline and efficiencies it can use its analytic skills in a structured way.
But if there are malefic PACs, then this same mercury can cause health issues, or one can get involved in conflicts and struggles.
Hence in my view, one should make positive use of mercury by taking a profession of mercury like selling, negotiating, documentation, trading, and even prosecutors. And serving for the progress of the community.
If you are a Libra Lagna, then Venus is in the watery sign, Pisces. Now Venus represents relationship and Pisces is the sign that signifies self-sacrifice and psychic depth and spirituality.
Venus in Pisces is exalted as per the natural zodiac. And in the 6th house of duties, it is able to freely prove its expertise and ability. Such people can involve themselves with law corporations, or care-taking professions like doctors and healers.
The Libra person here will make his name and gain recognition in society by helping others, who are in pain, conflict, and other problems. As Venus is the 8th lord in the 6th house, so service for people dealing with sudden outbreaks.
If you are a Scorpio Lagna, then Mars is in the fiery sign, Aries. Now Mars is in its mooltrikona house. A fiery planet in its own element and in the house of services.
This position makes the person physical as well as mentally very strong. As it aspects Lagna, it own house. So such people take profession where physical effort is required like sports, police, defense services.
Actually, this 6th housework gives them contentment as this planet is extremely powerful here. One thing should be to check that fire energy should be channelized in proper way else if malefic PAC, then it can be harmful to themselves as well as others.
If you are a Sagittarius Lagna, then Jupiter is in the earthy sign, Taurus. A fiery planet that signifies higher knowledge, wisdom, and mentors is an earthy sign, that represents consistency and methodology and in the house of services.
So knowledge, when combines with assistance, can give career options like teachers, counselors, mentors, and health experts. So this is a wise man, who has complete knowledge of Vedas. He believes in guarding his mind, body, and spirit. Thus Jupiter, position in the 6th house, makes one finish his prarabdha karma, in a wise and perfect way.
If you are a Capricorn Lagna, then Saturn is in the airy sign, Gemini. An earthy planet that represents sacrifice and limitation is now linked with networking and mundane jobs.
Now Saturn in 6th house is strong, as it aspects negative houses like 8th house and 12th house. Now this person will be involved in giving suggestions on a daily basis in his network.
So such people if take duty related to giving solutions like natural healers. Then they will certainly get relief, They like to work for the improvement of underprivileged people. They can even connect with NGOs for assisting them or become attorneys to make sure that these people get justice.
If you are an Aquarius Lagna, then Saturn is in the water sign, Cancer. An airy planet that represents limitation and discipline, and has higher goals to serve society is linked with the watery sign.
So air if lighter will sacrifice and support emotions. But if malefic PAC then this Saturn can give health issues like mental illness.
Here it is actually in the watery and caring sign of cancer. This Saturn will serve society as an administrator or aid provider. So such people get themselves linked with organizations that work for underprivileged people.
If you are a Pisces Lagna, then Jupiter is in the fiery sign, Leo. Now a watery element that signifies research, empathy, psychic abilities, and empathy joins fiery sign, Leo.
Jupiter is the most auspicious planet and signifies higher learning. When it joins the Leo sign, that states vitality and the source of light. Then these people can become lightworkers. They have immense knowledge and their purpose is to serve society with their new innovations and creations.
This way I have shared my understanding about 1st house lord in the 6th house. And one thing I will suggest that while analyzing horoscope, to get accurate results, we have to check at a deeper level. I will soon be posting the advanced details to check birth charts.
So if you have a 1st house lord in the 6th house, involve yourself in such daily activity presented by the planet posted in the 6th house. This is the only way to exhaust our Prarabdha in a positive way.