transit of the Sun to the 6th House focuses the mind on everyday tasks and
it is an excellent time of the year for tackling chores, which need
discipline and application.
also one of the better times of the year for embarking upon any diet
regime designed to improve the health.
the Sun is in the House of Virgo a person tends to give himself up to the
job in hand and work more methodically and with more application than
usual. His energy is likely to be equal to the tasks he assigns himself.
the Sun progresses into the 6th House a person begins to apply himself
to his chosen occupation having
the need for hard work and discipline in his life.
It is notable, however, that when the Sun progresses into H6,
whether from H5 or H7 a person takes on the idea of hard work and service
which the House of Virgo encourages but tends to tackle it with a more
robust sense of self than a person born with the Sun in H6.
the Sun has entered H6 the need to work hard begins to shape a persons
life and as is always the case where the Sun and the 6th House are
concerned, this challenge should not be accepted, if for any reason the
health may be adversely affected.
Mercury transits the house of which it is the natural ruler, the mind
tends to become critical and fault finding. If the Sun is also transiting
the 6th House, then a person usually has the energy to put right, the
things which are bothering him. These may include his own habits and
physical condition. If not, then the prevailing sense of dissatisfaction
may not translate into action and a person may feel overwhelmed by all
that confronts him, and become anxious and even depressed. Yet, if Mercury
is supported by the Sun or Mars as it transits H6 then this period is
likely to be extremely productive and reformatory.
Mercury progresses into the 6th House it feeds to the Sun, the Virgoan
qualities of diligence and efficiency, which help him to succeed in
whatever area of life, he is active. This is particularly noticeable if
the natal Sun is in H5: Mercury in H6 is a grounding influence. The
perspective, which it confers, helps him to deal with his creativity in an
efficient and practical way.
transit of Venus to the 6th House is
for the tackling of routine jobs because it tends to confer a greater than
usual concern with order and cleanliness. This transits usually brings
with it good health and permits a sense of satisfaction and good will for
a job well done. This transit may also make a person consider some kind of
vocational or voluntary work, which he perceives as a way of being helpful
Venus moves into the 6th House by progression, the contribution which a
person perceives he is able to make through his work becomes of increasing
importance to him - not only for the satisfaction of being helpful to
others but because this commitment brings order and discipline into his
presence of Venus in H6 gives both the bodily energy and disposi≠tion to
work hard. If, when Venus enters H6 by progression, the existing
occupation does not give a person adequate scope, he is likely to change
his work when there is a major transit to Venus, the Sun or the Midheaven.
transit of Mars to the 6th House brings with it a lot of energy, which may
used to good effect in hard work, and especially in effort, which improves
existing arrangements or situations. Mars, when working through the 6th
House, is exacting and critical.
is the case with the Sun, if there is no scope to use the energy of Mars
in any purposeful way, when it transits H6, then the health may be
Mars move into the 6th House by progression, then this phase of a
personís life will be characterised
by effort and application as he seeks to make an effective contribution
through his choice of work. His achievements in these years will give him
a benchmark against which to measure self-worth and personal
effectiveness. Yet when Mars is working through H6 a person must be
prepared to give himself his own strokes and assess his performance by his
own criteria because in the house of Virgo there is no guarantee that
effort will be rewarded by recognition and a person who expects
recognition may become bitter and disenchanted with the profession or
field in which he has been active.
Jupiter transits the 6th House a person tends to have at his disposal an
abundance of energy and confidence, which may enable him to tackle routine
tasks more imaginatively, or at the very least with a more positive
attitude. Much can be accomplished under this transit as Jupiter brings an
expansive≠ness and vision, which can be grounded and given practical
expression in the House of Virgo.
this transit tends to increase a personís confidence in his own
abilities it frequently motivates people to look for new work with more
in which Jupiter occupies the 6th House form a period in which a
personís perception of the contribution he can make through work
undergoes significant change. This change frequently comes about as a
decision to seek work for which he is physically and temperamentally
suited regardless of the status and remuneration, which it commands. This
in turn gives him positive feedback and a sense of fulfillment, which is
likely to improve his health and energy level.
Jupiterís presence in the 6th House can encourage a person to work very
hard indeed he tends to become less rather than more ambitious in
When Saturn transits the 6th House a
personís focus becomes his work and the contribution, which he perceives
he is making through it.
As is so often the case when Saturn
begins its transit of any house a person becomes aware of limitations and
shortcomings in the way he has dealt with that area of life up to that
point. When Saturn commences its transit of the 6th House he is likely to
feel depressed and depleted. The source of his dissatisfaction at this
time is the nature of his work rather than the place of work although it
may be some time before he is able to make this distinc≠tion.
By the time Saturn prepares to leave
the 6th House, however, he is usually clear about the changes, which need
to be made, and it is not unlikely that he will strike out in a new
direction even if this means he has to undertake further training.
A transit of Saturn through
the 6th House takes on average 2 - 3 years although it will take
considerably longer if there is an intercepted sigh in H6 and the health
may be poor for much of this time, especially if H6 is tenanted. When
planets occupy the 6th House it is important that the energies they
represent be used in an appropriate way. If they are not then as Saturn
transits H6 it tends to interfere with the existing expression by means of
ill health and gives a person the opportunity to reconsider.
Saturn progresses into the 6th House a person enters into a period of his
life in which he is likely to have to work really very hard and struggle
to overcome many obstacles standing between him and the realization of his
goals. He must be prepared to accept moreover, that experience, an
enhanced appreciation of his own abilities and a sense of fulfillment are
his principal rewards. He cannot rely upon a return in the form of riches
or recognition at this stage of his life although the refined awareness of
his own capacities, which becomes available to him as a result of this
long period of sustained effort, stands to serve him well for the future
and helps protect his mental and physical health.
Uranus transits the 6th House it frees a person from many habits and
precon≠ceptions he has about work and the way in which he works. During
this process a person may become very dissatisfied with his existing
occupation, especially if it involves much routine and regimentation. If
the 6th House is tenanted, this transit increases the likelihood of a
person to throw in jobs on an impulse and go to try something totally new
to him. If he does this then he is co-operating with Uranian energy; if he
tries to hold onto the familiar at this time then he is likely to
experience The Uranian energy coning at thin Ďfrom the outsideí in the
form of redundancies or temporarily incapacitating illnesses.
disruptions of a personís working routine are very common under this
transit. In being forced to respond to an unfamiliar situation a person
may break out of a rut and discover skills of which hitherto he was
unaware. By the time Uranus prepares to leave the 6th House a person has
usually become more independent minded and self-motivated and has more
creative expectations of his work.
Uranus moves through the 6th House by progression a personís attitude
and approach to work is liberated. The process is similar to that produced
by the transit but takes place over a longer period of tine and, unless
the 6th House is tenanted, tends to be less disruptive.
Uranus releases a person from passive or servile habits, which prevent him
from viewing work as a means of making a useful and authentic
contribution. The greater willingness to approach work as something poten≠tially
creative, which is the product of this process, gives a correspondingly
greater chance of fulfillment, better health and a stronger sense of
Neptune transits the 6th House a person tends to become motivated to find
a practical way of giving expression to the desire to be of service to
up to this time, he has worked simply to earn a living then this transit
may create a strong sense of dissatisfaction, which eventually prompts him
to consider some other kind of work, which enables him to make what he
perceives to be a more useful contribution. When Neptune is in the House
of Virgo a person tends to assume that in being of service to others he
will find personal fulfillment.
the years that Neptune is transiting H6 a person is likely to Ďgo with
the flowí and let his experiences refine his thinking and suggest the
next step to him.
this desire to work on behalf of others is not heeded then Neptune, as it
transits H 6, may result in a person taking on a very needy partner or
developing neurotic or psychosomatic conditions.
progression of Neptune through the 6th House, like that of Uranus,
gradually changes a personís perception of what work could mean in his
own life. Yet, whereas Uranus tends to make a person more aware of how he
could express himself, Neptune tends to make a person more concerned with
becoming more useful to others and with making a contribution towards the
breaking down of alienation and separation. When Neptune is in the House
of Virgo the desire to use the physical resources on behalf of others is
strong. But, if this desire conflicts with a personís conditioning and
outlook on life, this desire may be repressed. This, as noted of the
transit, may produce neurotic illnesses.
transit of Pluto to the 6th House usually brings about a fundamental
change in a personís approach to work by exposing the emotional roots of
his existing attitude. If the 6th House is tenanted there is likely to be
a developmental need to be of service, which may not be
especially if the childís upbringing did not equip him for this. Without
an outlook on life, which could help him develop this tendency
purposefully, it manifest as servility, lack of self-worth,
or illness. It is common for a person with the inner planets in H6 to
attempt to live out the need to be of service through his intimate
relationships and thereby invite abuse and unsatisfactory partnerships. If
H6 is not tenanted, there may be a fear of being made vulnerable if work
is undertaken which, although it could be worthwhile and fulfilling, lacks
status. As it transits H6, Pluto produces circumstances, which offer a
person an opportunity to
the patterns, which may be preventing him from using his energy in useful
and fulfilling ways.
Pluto progresses through the 6th House a personís attitude to work
undergoes a major change. As with the transit, Plutoís movement through
H6 by prog≠ression provides a person with opportunities to better
understand the emo≠tional component of his attitude to work. Progressing
Pluto, however, will occupy H6 for a much longer period of time. If it
enters H6 at all, it is most likely to be found in the natal chart in
either H7 or H8. The period of his life in which progressing Pluto moves
through H6 will be a time when he increases his experience and awareness
in Relative consciousness through the work that he does for others. By the
time Pluto reaches the end of H6 a person will usually have developed a
far more positive attitude to work having
that in meeting the needs of others or using his physical resources in a
disciplined manner he can experience a greater sense of personal
powerfulness and fulfillment.
monthly passage of the Moon through the 6th House is usually a time when a
person is accepting of the tasks that he
as requiring his immediate attention. The Virgoan vibration confers a
methodicalness and application, which can make this one of the most
productive times of the month.
the Moon moves into the 6th House by progression a person enters a period
of his life in which he reviews the nature of the work he has chosen to
do. It is usually during such a review that a person identifies the ways
in which his choice is inappropriate or unfulfilling and resolves to make
the necessary changes. Memories of vocational work undertaken in past life
may be restored to consciousness at this time. As the Moon progresses
through the 6th House only once every twenty-eight years the changes made,
usually as the Moon reaches the closing degrees of the house, can be
amongst the most significant of a personís working life. As is ever the
case with the 6th House a person who is not willing to review the way in
which he uses his energies through the kind of work he is doing nay be
sapped in his tracks through illness.