©8-27-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
We’re engaged in a series of posts where readers ask questions about a particular house in the comment section and I answer them. We’ve covered the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 12th, and had a great time doing it.
The sign Virgo is naturally connected with the 6th house, and people with a strong 6th house often share Virgo’s focus on work and health. Since the Sun is now in Virgo, it’s high time we did a Q & A about the 6th house. Bring on the questions, Readers!
The sign on the 6th house cusp, the condition of any planets in that house, and the ruler of the 6th all combined describe your work life, including work habits, specific types of job tasks, and relationships with coworkers.
It also describes health issues, especially occupational health concerns that arise from the kind of work they do. In my experience, many health care workers have a strong 6th house, whether or not they have planets in Virgo.
I can’t answer medical questions, as I am neither a health care practitioner nor a medical astrologer, and the medical establishment frowns on unlicensed individuals giving medical diagnosis or prescriptions. That particular establishment is not one you’d want frowning on you.
I am happy to entertain general questions like these:
- What’s the difference between a 6th house Sun and Sun in Virgo?
- Why does the 6th house represent both work and health?
- If a 6th house planet squares the Midheaven, how does it affect the career?
That sort of thing, phrased in 25 words or less.
There’s one earlier post in this series that I may refer to in my responses. It answers basic questions about houses and how they are set up that apply to all houses. If so, here’s the article I’ll be referring to: Readers Ask: Basic Questions about the 12 Houses.
Update: the comment section is closed. To read other people’s questions and answers—scroll down below this article to the comment section. Thanks for your many good questions. I’ve enjoyed our dialogue. Watch for another Q & A session in the next few weeks. We still have to talk about the 10th house, another of the vocational houses, and I suspect that’s what we’ll tackle next. Donna
Readers Ask Series: (Readers’ questions and my Answers are in the Comment Sections)
- Readers Ask: Basic Questions about the 12 Houses
- Readers Ask: Q&A about the 1st House and Ascendant
- Readers Ask: Q & A about the 2nd House
- Readers Ask: Q & A about the 3rd House, Mercury, and Gemini
- The Best of Readers’ Q & A about the 3rd House and Mercury
- Readers Ask: Q & A about the 4th House
- Readers Ask—Q & A about the 5th House
- Readers Ask: Q & A about the 6th House
- Readers Ask: Q & A about the 7th House
- Readers Ask: Q&A about the 8th House
- Readers Ask—Q & A about the 9th House
- Readers Ask—Q & A about the 10th House
- Readers Ask: Q&A about the 11th House
- Readers Ask: Q & A about the 12th House
- New Insights into the 12th House from our Q&A Session
- House Positions of the Nodes—Insights from Our Q&A Series
- Q&A: What Professional Astrologers Want to Know
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