Sun in the 6th House

A person with Sun in the 6th house will express their identity through work, health, service, and day-to-day routine. The organization of life, domestic spheres are usually important and regular routines and daily order. Their path towards self-realization lies in the rituals and rhythms of the world of the earth – including the use of time and care of their body and mind.

Self-development is based on the work they perform and the development of skills through additional education, training courses, and self-improvement. Working ethics and ways of working are important aspects of their lives. Tasks are performed to enhance self-definition. When things don’t run smoothly, they become disorganized, sick, depressed, ineffectual, and need to learn the appreciation of each moment and each day, basing their accomplishments firmly on the daily tasks achieved, and the development of their own personal skills.

For this person, health may be a focal concern and their purpose is to understand the relationship between the aspects of the body and mind. Basically, the concept of wholeness appeals and studies often involve herbs, alternative medicine, exercise, and natural products that heal the body. Those with Sun in the 6th house may find joy in helping to heal others and do best in the helping professions. Doctors, nurses, veterinarians, social workers, health workers, physical therapists, and education are areas where they often excel. Success must reflect their inner need to bring order to their inner and outer world. Although earthly things are important, they are not motivated by monetary gain, status, or the best position of their profession.

On the whole, the life focus may be about providing a useful and helpful service. The 6th house represents the urge to gain mastery over the physical environment. Duties, necessities, and learning how to function effectively are most important. The inborn craftsman needs to polish and refine their skills and put their efforts to good use. More than any other people they are capable of feeling totally fulfilled at work and need to bring a sense of order and harmony to this sphere of life. Conversely, challenging aspects can show problems with health, lack of a good routine and difficulty with co-workers, or anything else that interrupts the natural ability to function in daily life. There is a high focus on all of the interrelated parts of life that keep the wheels turning productively.

Those with Sun in 6th house strive to develop skills and abilities which secure them a useful place in the employment market. This is not a placement of someone who should just sit and meditate all day. It is surprising what poignant realizations can dawn scrubbing the kitchen floor or washing your socks. With the Sun in the 6th house accepting boundaries and routines empowers a person to perfect and refine the art of living. By Howard Sasportas, The Twelve Houses

Someone with the Sun in the 6th house is sincere in the demonstration towards aiding others with a grounded, simple and practical approach. This might involve learning useful techniques and teaching others essential life tools. The organizational skills of the individual and the ability to serve others really come to the fore. The individual is focused on self-help, and teaching skills to people that can be applied on a day-to-day basis, and ordinary level. In effect, aiding others to create working routines, and teaching them how to live a more productive life.