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Sun 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 (seventh house), and, by its success or failure, unites us with or separates us from others. This is the house of work and health or the lack of either, hygiene and nutrition, service, servants and 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 your Sun in the sixth house you're service-oriented, and enjoy attending to the needs of others. It is important, however, that you do indeed find your way of serving others, for your sense of purpose needs that particular direction in life to feel fulfilled, and in helping others you will shine. A good worker, you're always thinking of things and caring for people. You're very discriminating and can sort out the good apples from the bad. Humility and cooperation are the lessons here with your Sun in the sixth house.

Physical well being is important: the sixth house is the house of health and the Sun in this position often lacks the vitality of other houses, so take care of your body! If your sixth house Sun is afflicted (Sun in hard aspect to Mars, Jupiter [less important], Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto) be careful of eating and drinking too much.

The sign of an afflicted sixth house Sun can indicate the part of the body that may be adversely affected. The following is meant to assist you in diagnosing ailments that you may already have; or, if your Sun in the sixth is afflicted (see above), that you are more prone to; and not to suggest that any of these ailments are things you necessarily will get. An afflicted  Sun 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), or the pineal gland.

Famous people born about the same time of day as you (Sun in the sixth house) are Muhammed Ali, Fred Astair, Mary Astor, Kenneth Branaugh, Joyce Brothers, William F. Buckley, Joseph Campbell, Art Carney, Charlie Chaplin, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Edgar Degas, Hugh Downs, Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Dylan, Morgan Fairchild, Enrico Fermi, Geraldine Ferraro, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Mel Gibson, Dick Gregory, Jean Harlow, Rutger Hauer, Dennis Hopper, Whitney Houston, John Hurt, Madeline Kahn, Andy Kaufman, John Lennon, Myrna Loy, Edouard Manet, Matthew McConaughey, Roddy McDowall, Julianne Moore, Joe Namath, George Patton, George Peppard, Valerie Perrine, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Dan Rather, Robert Redford, Vanessa Redgrave, Christina Ricci, Charlie Rose, Carl Sagan, Martin Sheen, Cybill Shepherd, Maria Shriver, Suzanne Somers, Steven Spielberg, Ben Stiller, Clarence Thomas, Sigourney Weaver, and Walter Winchell.

If the Sun is within 12° of the descendant (seventh house cusp), then it is conjunct the descendant and much of the above interpretation starts to become weaker. If the Sun is in the sixth house AND within 4° or 5° of the descendant, then it is said to be 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 Sun 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 Sun 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.

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