6th House Astrology: What This Part of Your Birth Chart Reveals
The 6th house is the part of your birth chart that deals with routine, health, maintenance, and even pets. It comes after the 5th house of self-expression and creativity and before the 7th house of partnership, making this house all about honing and perfecting your life before the rest of the chart takes on external themes like relationships, society and work
As intuitive astrologer Lumi Pelinku tells mindbodygreen, “People often overlook this house because it rules the mundane part of our lives. However, studying this part of the birth chart is crucial because it explains the nature of your health and well-being.”
She adds that people with a prominent 6th house placement (i.e. Sun or Moon in the 6th house) are usually busy and always on the go. “There’s a good chance you’re an avid multitasker and need to learn how to finish what you start,” she explains.
However, the 6th house can be a little restless, and Pelinku noted that when a number of planets occupy this house, it can lead to nervousness, requiring you to learn to calm your mind and body for peace in your life. “Movement is essential to feeling in your element, but balancing your own well-being will help you feel more connected to your body,” she says.
And as the AstroTwins previously explained to mindbodygreen, 6th house themes also include organization, fitness, self-care, diet/exercise, natural living, and service to others and the planet.
To that end, while the 10th house (or midheaven) is usually the house to look to for career insights, holistic psychiatrist and astrologer Casey Budd, MD, previously wrote for mindbodygreen that the sign and the planetary ruler of your 6th house shows where and as you may have a notable karmic service.
For example, if Gemini is over your 6th house, its ruler Mercury also rules your 6th house, so you can be useful with communication, information or technology.
Pelinku adds that your 6th house ruler can also show what you can do to optimize your life through intention and organization.