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Moon in 6th House

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         The sixth house, like the sixth sign Virgo, represents the last personal stage in development, and is thus a critical one. The self-adjustment we undergo here determines our ability to relate to others on an equal footing in the seventh house, and, by its success or failure unites us with or separates us from others. The sixth is the house of work and health or the lack of either, of hygiene and nutrition, service, servants, servitude, daily routine, employment by others, and small animals and pets. Whereas fifth house activities are done for their own sake, sixth house work is done out of necessity or in support of other, more self-expressive activities. When our work becomes an end in itself, however, or we lose track of its purpose, it becomes pointless, and the result can be physical or psychological illness. The issue with planets in the sixth house is to remember what the purpose of our work is, where is it’s joy? Without this knowledge, life isn’t worth living.

         With the Moon in the sixth house you have a tendency to functional problems with your body. Your general health and employment go through phases, as does the Moon, and you shouldn't eat when upset or overly tired. If afflicted (in hard aspect from Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto, and/or in Scorpio or Capricorn) in the sixth house, problems are apt to be with your stomach, perhaps due to misdirected emotional attitudes.

         You love to mother, nurture, and to serve others; and since you're a natural cook, you'd do well in the restaurant field. You tend to arrange your life and even to develop habits around every twist of fate that comes along. You will receive support from others and the general public in occupations dealing with health, food, nutrition, and where service or attention to detail is significant.

         The sixth house is the house of health and the Moon in this position is more susceptible to ailments than in other houses. If a sixth house Moon is in Capricorn or Scorpio or in hard aspect to Mars, Jupiter [less important], Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto, its sign may indicate the part of the body that can be adversely affected. The following is meant to assist you in diagnosing ailments that you may already have; or, if your Moon is afflicted (see above), that you are more prone to; and not to suggest that these ailments are the result of a Moon in the sixth. An afflicted  Moon in the sixth . . .

in Aries
indicates potential problems with the head, face, skull or brain;
in Taurus with the neck, throat, tonsils, gums, middle ear, or thyroid;
in Gemini with the hands, shoulders, arms, lungs or nerves;
in Cancer with the stomach, breasts, uterus or mucous membranes;
in Leo with the heart, back or spine;
in Virgo with the small intestine, the pancreas, duodenum, digestive tract;
in Libra with the kidneys and, cosmetically speaking, the skin;
in Scorpio with the generative and reproductive system
in Sagittarius with the hips, thighs, liver, and hepatic system;
in Capricorn with the skin, hair, nails, teeth, cell walls, knees or bones;
in Aquarius with the ankles, shins, or circulation of the blood; and
in Pisces with hard to diagnose or cure diseases, or the feet, toes, immune

                 system, the lymphatic system (including the spleen in that regard),

                 or the pineal gland.

If the Moon is within 10° of the descendant (the seventh house cusp), it is conjunct the descendant and the above paragraphs becomes stronger in proportion to how close the Moon is to the descendant. If the Moon is in the sixth house AND within 4° or 5° of the descendant, it is on the "dark side" of the seventh house, and its influence will be felt in the seventh as well as in the sixth house. The closer a sixth house Moon is to the descendant, the more it will be interpreted as though it were in the seventh house; when less than 3° from the descendant, a sixth house Moon expresses itself primarily—and eventually entirely—in the seventh house.

         Astronomically speaking, the sixth house is that one-twelfth sector of the local sky just below the western horizon (see above picture) occupied by planets in the two hours after they set.

         This Moon in the Sixth House page and much of this 600-page website are excerpted from the personalized Fine Art Book You and the Universe.


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