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In Vedic Astrology, the 6th house is considered Trikbhav, Trishdaya, and Upachaya. So what exactly is the 6th house in Astrology? And what issues will one face in the 6th lord Dasha of planets posited in the 6th house?
The 6th house is included in Trikbhav, Trishdaya, and Upachaya. And among 12 houses, these are considered to be the most complex houses, it gives obstacles and frustrations to an individual. But what is the difference between these 3 categories?
Significance of 6th House in Astrology
The 6th house mainly indicates Disease, Sickness, Competition, Employees, Subordinates, or Servants. Also, the debts, enmity, hygiene, sanitation, fighting spirit, accidents, and misfortunes are discerned from the 6th house. Now the mystery is that while managing these problems, one slips into other traps, which become an obstruction to liberation.
The 6th House in Astrology – Trishdaya – 3 6 11
3-Desire 6-Anger 11-Greed
According to Parashar Rishi, this is the house of ‘Shad Ripu.’ This means six kinds of enemies a person can face in his lifetime. This involves Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankar, and Matsya. These 3 houses are opposite to the 9th, 12th, and 5th houses, this means that these energies can stop the person from making spiritual progress.
Kaam: This means lust and illegal sex. It is one of the greatest sins and makes a person weak-willed and tricky. So if one gets swayed away by this demon, then it will give fruits of Karma at a later age.
Krodh: This is the anger, if not controlled. can make a person lose his balance of mind and becomes incapable of thinking. Now this moment of anger, can at times makes a person pay a huge penalty.
Lobha: This means greed, a strong desire to possess everything a person likes. It makes an individual narcissistic and self-centered.
Moh: This refers to the strong attachment that a person has towards earthly possessions and relationships. It blemishes the perspective of a human being and makes him narrow-minded.
Ahankar: This means fake ego due to one’s ownership, material wealth, intelligence, or capabilities. So perhaps due to this ego, one gets trapped in this devil’s iron shackles.
Matsarya: This means Envy or jealousy, feelings of enmity, and restlessness amongst people.
Now 6th house is known as the Prarabdha house or the house of services. Therefore this house has to be observed very carefully. Like whichever planet is making relation with the house through PAC (posited, aspect, conjunct), that planet will make the person exhaust his vasanas or tendencies as per the signification of the planet.
The 6th Sign: Virgo
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 Virgo sign represents perfection, criticality, analytics, calculation, service, sense for details, and practicality. It also gives, the instinct for self-criticism.
It is in this house your passions need practice in overpowering your lower mind until you manifest in your higher mind. So if any planet is posited here, if it is inimical to Mercury, then 6th house results get the impact.
Let me explain this concept with the position of all planets in the 6th house.
Sun in 6th house
Sun signifies authority, ego, influence, prestige, power, and seniority level in the job. So here ego and dominating attitude become the enemy of a person. In order to attain that seniority level or prestige one will commit sin. And since Sun is the Atma karaka, it will carry the baggage with the soul.
Moon in 6th house
Moon is a benefic planet and signifies emotions and relationships. Here it can get into the trap of Moh or attachment. In fact, these enemies are bondage to one’s higher goals. So here emotional issues and mood swings become an uphill battle in one’s life.
Mars in the 6th house
Mars is a fiery planet and represents anger and quarrels. This is in fact a strong position for Mars as it aspects Lagna from here. And 8th aspect of Mars protects one from enemies.
Now in fact disputes and arguments, distract the person and make him commit sins. In fact, one gets so absorbed into fights and rifts, that he forgets his real purpose.
Mercury in 6th House
Mercury is the 6th lord of the natural zodiac, so its position here in the house of services indicates that communication, and documentation, travel will be included in the services of this person.
But due to their intelligence and a calculative mind, he can fall into the trap of Shadripu. Now such a person if plays tricks, or deceives, others then it will become an obstacle in one inner growth.
Rahu in the 6th house
Rahu is an obsessive planet and does not follow ideologies and rules. He wants to attain everything, in an unorthodox way. He believes in wickedness, strategies, and manipulations.
Actually, Rahu is the accumulation of Karma in this life. In fact, it loves competition and dealing with mundane things. But the method of working will be surely out of the box, and so it can never be content even after accomplishments.
Since this is a disease house so Rahu here can give strange diseases which will be difficult to diagnose.
Initially, medicine might not work but later it will give relief. All Rahu-related diseases like Depression, Anxiousness, Wavering attention, and Psychiatric issues can be manifested.
So probably Rahu in the 6th house is a great obstacle in one’s life. Such people struggle a lot and get confined to crimes and immorality.
Jupiter in the 6th house
Jupiter is a natural benefic and most auspicious planet. So this is a wise man, who has complete knowledge of Vedas. He has higher goals in life. And he understands, that these six enemies are a trap, and will dissipate his energy.
Therefore he prefers to distance himself from negative and mentally unstable people. 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.
Venus in the 6th house
Venus is also a benefic planet. But since it is a natural karaka of relationship, attraction, and romance. So if it is afflicted here, then one falls into an illegal relationship.
Now Venus, being the karaka of marriage, and the 7th house is 12th from the 7th house of relationship. This will give adverse effects on the 12th house in marriage. Therefore chances of disappointment are there, as it is a place of mysteries and secrets, hidden from view and isolated from our thoughts.
And then again it enters the trap of kama or lust. Thus Venus in the 6th house in Astrology makes the person fight for lust or lady, a luxurious lifestyle, and wealth.
Saturn in the 6th house
Saturn in the 6th house is considered strong. This planet represents limitations, and restrictions, and creates boundaries. Such a person knows his boundaries. He knows the theory of karma, So he follows the dharma as per the situation.
The 6th House in Astrology: Trikbhav – 6 8 12
The 6th house is viewed as the house of Rog,(disease), Rin (debt), and Ripu (enemy).
Rog: Now let’s start with the term Rog or disease. While analyzing a horoscope for disease, the 6th house sign, its lord, and planets posited here, give details about the disease, in one’s life.
Now if the 6th house signifies disease, then this also signifies a doctor’s profession. Here you need to have a strong base in Astrological principles.
If a planet is posited in an inimical sign, its lord is afflicted, and then PAC is not supporting. Also if connected with the 1st house 8th and 12th house, then the 6th house will highlight disease.
Rin: Then comes Rin(debt), which means, that if the 6th house is active, then there are chances of taking loans. Here I would like to share that if the 6th house gets linked with strong wealth houses or making a raj yoga, then this 6th house will bring loans in life. And he will be able to pay it off easily.
But if the 6th house gets connected with the 8th and 12th house then this house makes a huge debt in your life. So other planets and houses association, with this 6th house, actually gives complete details of the roadmap.
Ripu: According to classics, the 6th house signifies conflict, opposition, trial, competition, disputes, court cases, and quarrels.
The 6th House in Astrology – Upachaya Houses – 3 6 10 11
Upachaya Houses are also called Increasing Houses, which means that along with life years, they give better results. Mercury and Saturn are the lords of Upachaya Houses. Mercury signifies information, communication, business skills, and the art of networking. Saturn represents hard work and responsibilities, and while functioning on these, one learns the lessons of working hard, having patience, following rules, and also accepting the limitations of life.
The truth is that these lessons take a lot of time, and then one understands the secret of lessons behind that delay and frustration. If one keeps on upgrading his education and communication skills, then one can definitely grow in life. So it’s important to see other planets and house association with Mercury and Saturn, as these teach us life lessons and then one moves forward. Like if the 6th house is linked with the 5th house, then due to children one learns the art of giving kindnesses or assistance.
This means that if the ongoing dasha planets are strong and make relation with other Upachaya bhav like 3rd, 10th, and 11th house, then that particular Dasha will bring prosperity and abundance in job or profession in one’s life.
It is seen that Upachaya bhav raj yoga gives results in a later part of your life. Hence the person is to see the journey of hardships and transformations and then attain success.
So when Upachaya house dasha, is running, one gets opportunities to rise in life. And Upachaya bhav grows with time. Whichever house or planets are linked with the 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 11th house, they give results at a later age.
The reason is that a strong Prarabdha karma is linked, so after going through disagreements, and careers, one gets mature enough.
The 6th lord Dasha Results
When 6th lord Dasha is running, then a person comes across conflicts, disputes, court cases, or even mental harassment in life.
Now the severity of the dispute will vary as per the planet’s position and its affliction. A benefic planet here will not get involved in fights and would prefer to stay away. Like if Moon or Jupiter is posited, such people face fewer disputes as they want to stay away from exhausting energies on petty matters. Probably they have higher and more meaningful goals in life.
Whereas the malefic planets like Mars and Rahu if posited here plus Agni Rashi gets involved then either the person harms others through verbal communication and if severe affliction then physical injury can also be expected in such cases. Also, this house will give results as per Dasha planet signification and also the phase or situation of your life.
A student will have to face competition among his peers and work hard to make a mark. At a young age, one will find cutthroat competition in the office. Furthermore in old age, one can face trials due to property or other past decisions.
In the end, I would say that the 6th house has to be understood very carefully. The best way is to understand the hidden code, through the planet linked with the 6th house. Then considering the situation and ongoing timeline and the Saturn Jupiter transit get the hidden answer. Then you will understand why Rishi marked the 6th house as the most critical or Prarabdha House.