Whereas 10th house may include the glorious experience of career success and public achievement, 6th house activity is more humble in nature, such as:
- Management of daily tasks
- Learning how to cooperate with others
- Working to serve customers or a boss
- Practicing to improve oneself or one’s performance (e.g. a musician practicing his instrument or a martial artist practicing his forms.)
If you have a planet or two in your natal 6th house, it may be useful to consider your daily work as a “practice” that can make you grow. By faithfully meeting the challenges of daily life, you could be making yourself ready for a new level of development in your career or relationships.
Planets in 6th House: Training to Serve
The condition of your natal 6th house can represent the kind of attitude you might have about daily work and service, as well as the manner of your growth. Whatever planet you have in the 6th house will be your strength that allows you to succeed, after you have some years of practice under your belt.
Here are some examples:
- Sun or Moon in the 6th house: Identity or emotional needs are tied to your daily work, so much so that you may begin to define yourself through your work (or service). This can lead to excellent quality of work, which is energizing. If out of balance, this could lead to exhaustion through self defeating perfectionism. Look to the Sun or Moon’s sign to see what quality will become your strength later on.
- Venus in the 6th house: Developing relationship skills through daily work. This may also suggest a pleasant or aesthetically-oriented work environment.
- Mars in the 6th house: Building strength, courage and competence through daily work (practice.) There could be fights or problematic relationships at work due to clash of egos.
- Saturn in the 6th house: Developing responsibility and authority through daily work. By working with integrity, more responsibility can be entrusted to you later on.
- Uranus in the 6th house: Development of individuality through daily work. Progressive co-workers. Possible feeling of alienation at work. Unique ideas or style could become the asset later on.
- Neptune in the 6th house: Possible feeling of victimization or sacrifice during daily work. Compassionate understanding may develop as time goes on. Another possibility is that creativity reigns in the workplace.
- Pluto in the 6th house: Development of a deeper perspective through daily work. Possible power struggle in workplace, having to do with controls and intense emotions. There may be a deeply significant reason for wanting to serve others.
The planets in 6th house represents the qualities that you’re developing through daily work and service. Next time you have a difficult day, consider what qualities might be being developed through this challenge. Is there a consistency to the pattern of work challenges? (i.e. do you always have a problem about similar things? Can you do something to change it?)
Do you have a planet in the 6th house? What role does it play in your daily work? How important has it been for your success so far?