The 6th House: You Better Work It

The Things You Do Every Day

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By setting a routine for yourself you structure time in a personal way. You decide what you are going to dedicate yourself to, what you are going to be in service to. Every skill or technique requires time, practice and repetition to master.

The things that you do every day, the skills that you practice every day, affect what you become over time and what you become master of over time.

The simple things like brushing your teeth and wearing sunscreen play a part in determining if you get dentures or skin cancer in the long run. More complicated things, like putting aside three hours to paint every day, play a part in determining whether you realize your life’s dreams.

Work is a Four Letter Word

The 6th house shows how you function within the bounds of reality. You want to write the greatest novel ever written but you can’t commit to writing every day. You want to lose 40 lbs., but you find ways to avoid exercise.

The 6th house shows how you fritter away your time with excuses and escapism. The inability to set, and stick to, a schedule will ruin your chances of achieving your hopes and dreams in life.

The 6th house is quincunx the 11th house – the house of long term wishes and dreams. You won’t realize your dreams if you can’t buckle down and get to work. No matter how talented you are or what you want to achieve, if you can’t wake up every day and take one concrete, realistic step you won’t achieve anything.

Practice Makes Fluid

When you’ve done something a thousand times, you no longer have to think so hard about doing it. That task become effortless.

As you practice any discipline, skill or technique you eventually reach a state of fluidity. The small, pinpoint focus it once took to tie your shoes expands. You are suddenly able to tie your shoes without thinking about it and notice everything that goes on around you at the same time.

Practicing the daily tasks, techniques and skills of life frees you to be in the flow of the moment. When the chores of life become effortless you simultaneously meet your obligations and recognize that there is more.

Ordering Your Reality

The 6th house shows the ways that we crystallize reality in a personal way. The 6th house encompasses a carefully delineated and constructed reality that serves a purpose.

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I’m Michelle and I have an Aries Sun, Leo Moon & Virgo rising.

  • You know, I kept thinking that Pisces ruling the 6th house, with Venus there would make for a messy kind of worker. But, I think with Leo Moon in the 10th, now that I'm working at a place I really love, I feel like it's deeply personal for me and I work really hard. . I constantly want to BE better at my job and I want to keep track of everybody's progress too. I'm also beginning to see that there is a “business” side to me and I definitely see some management abilities in myself.

    With that said, I have a hard time separating the 6th and the 10th house when it comes to work. And it's not exactly clear to me what Venus in the 6th, with Pisces ruling the 6th means. I think I'll read the 6th house series again.

    But like FireTiger said, thanks for giving the 2nd and 6th house some love! When you understand the 2nd and 6th houses from a psychological standpoint, the way you understand yourself is just so much richer! 🙂

  • Congratulations again on losing weight. Are you having power struggles at work? How long has Pluto been in your 6th?

  • gracehoper

    I feel sorry for the 6th, 8th, and 12th houses. They used to have teeth! The 6th was given all the powers the 10th used to have and now the 10th doesn't have the importance it used to even though it's at the top of the chart, and the 8th and 12th are the hoojie-woojie houses where we can claim our psychic powers lie dormant, or not so dormant, depending on the credulity of our audience. 😉

    My 6th house house cusp is Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter in the 8th. My model of astrology has the 6th as the house of disease and enslavement (and the 10th as the house of career) so I could expect to have liver problems at some point, since Jupiter rules the liver. And I do like to drink! Sagittarius is a merry sign. 🙂 Plus, I have Neptune on the cusp of the 6th house, compounding the love of what Baudelaire would call ” le dérèglement de tous les sens” (Neptune in Sag in the 5th on the cusp of the 6th square Moon in the 3rd ruling my Cancer Ascendant).

    Over the past couple of years, my progressed moon passed through my 6th house, and I lost over 100 pounds. It's just finishing the transit now, as it conjoins my North Node at my Descendant. Transiting Pluto, too, has been making its way through my 6th house, changing all of my health and hygiene habits as it makes its way to my NN at the DSC in a few years.

  • That's such a great delineation of your NN and NN ruler placements. Ruler of the 6th and the 4th definitely shows working with family in mind, or doing work to serve your family.

    Some of the houses don't get enough love- it's true 🙁 lol 😀

  • firetiger

    cool pic michelle~ i have aries on the cusp of the 6th .. my NN is there and mars is in the 4th house.. i like to give myself a lot of time in the day for unexpected twists but i consistently wake up around 5:15 in the morning and leave a lot of room to exercise twice, and time to study up on areas of interest, work, and have time to lounge around… i want to do it all so i wake up early enough to do so~ i think the house ruler being in the 4th is pretty interesting, because now when i think about it a big motivation for work (to me) is taking care of my family~ not only is it part of my culture, but also being the only child in my family, i feel a sense of duty towards my parents. while a steady flow and consistency is important to me, what is more important is being my own boss and having a sense of independence in my day to day life.~~ glad to see u giving the 2nd house and 6th some love.. it's hard to find a lot of relevant info on it on the web .. thanks!