The sixth house of your birth chart deals with your current environment and living situation. This includes your home and your pets. It also includes your work environment too, your commute to and from work, your colleagues there and your relationship with them. Even your daily health is hinted at in this house. Although, anything that might be revealed here is not a substitute for the care of your doctor.
Think of this house as indicative of your attitude towards your health and how you approach wellness, rather than a prediction of health issues. It′s not the house where you′ll find out about your career or your finances—those are topics you can learn more about in the second or tenth house. You will find insight here as to what professions you might enjoy, and how you relate to your work environment.
This house also shows you how you can be of service to others. The sign on the cusp, and particularly any planets in this house, will reveal a lot about your innate nature. This is a mutable house, and it belongs to the element of earth. It′s ruled by the Sun sign Virgo, and by the planet Mercury.
Work doesn′t have to be just your profession. Artists talk about their next work. Mystics have always pursued their great work. Chores around the home are called housework or yard work. Work is any activity where you′re performing some kind of a service, either for yourself or others.
While this house won′t tell you where your skills and talents lie and how to use them in a career, it does have a lot to share about your mindset and your outlook when it comes to working. You spend a lot of time at your job, and it has a profound influence on you.
From the time the alarm clock rings, until the time you close your eyes at night, you′re busy doing things. Whether they′re work related, housework, taking care of kids, volunteering, you′re busy doing something—even if you′re only chilling and watching the television. The environment of your daily routine is reflected in the sixth house.
This house also shows you a lot about your mindset towards that routine. Any planets here are going to be of particular interest because they′ll color your outlook. You might even consider this house to be the one that sets the mood for your life. It certainly exposes a lot about your gut responses.
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