With so much going on in the world right now, there’s a good chance you’ve recently felt overwhelmed. And while many coping mechanisms exist that may help you pinpoint the root of your feeling and treat its effects, knowing your 6th house in astrology is certainly a great avenue to explore. “The 6th house holds a powerful placement in your chart for healing,” says transformational astrologer Corina Crysler. “It rules wellness, routine, health, and daily responsibilities. Work ethic and the type of work environment you will enjoy also lives in the 6th house, which is why it is used in combination with the 10th house ruling our career.”
The 6th house in astrology can also illuminate certain patterns in our lives. “When we look to the 6th house, we can gain some insight into what our healing journey might involve, and if it also includes helping others in a similar way,” says Crysler, who adds that this house may also hold intel about past life energy that may be part of your reality in this lifetime.
But before we delve deeply into how your 6th house in astrology informs your specific experience, let’s recap how astrological houses work in general: Each person’s natal chart is divided into 12 segments, or houses, and each house overlaps with a specific sign or two and governs a specific area of life. So, knowing what sign (or signs) is connected with your 6th house in astrology can provide you with valuable intel about how to maximize your health and wellness potential.
To find out which sign that is, enter your birth date, time, and place into this free natal chart generator. Then, look to the sidebar on the right of your chart to see which sign rules your 6th house and come back here to read what that means for how you can feel most healthy and well.
Here’s how to use your 6th house in astrology to improve your relationship with health and wellness, according to an astrologer:
Aries in the 6th house
Aries in the 6th house in astrology is focused on physical energy, which makes sense. The sign’s ruler is Mars, which has go-go-go energy and is key for figuring out your best fitness routine.
“Movement on all levels is important to this placement,” says Crysler. “Fitness and athletics will be strong with this 6th house, just be sure to slow down when needed.”
Taurus in the 6th house
You’re a hard worker who sometimes lets financial risks get in the way of forward personal progress. To replenish your energy, ground yourself in nature.
“Channel the wisdom you hold by connecting to nature and the elements,” says Crysler. “Beauty and sensuality need to be a part of your day, as well as sleeping and cuddling. Creating a value system will be beneficial for your wellness, not only for your health routine but also in your work environment. Learn to let go, and it will relieve stress that you hold in your body.”
Gemini in the 6th house
Gemini in the 6th house in astrology is prone to a quick, racing mind. To stop a constant cycle of rumination, find a platform that allows you to get it all out and express yourself.
“Find the ‘container’ to process all the information you hold, like writing or speaking,” says Crysler. “Connecting to others is important, so working from home for long periods of time may be a bit hard for you. Be mindful of worrying about things you can’t control.”
Cancer in the 6th house
Cancer in the 6th house in astrology can signify nurturing qualities that make for great caregiving. They need to lead with their intuition and emotions, but they also need an environment that is comforting and safe to avoid being shy or insecure; finding a community is important for this sign.
“Be mindful of how your emotions can take over your well-being, and move away from wallowing in negative thought patterns,” says Crysler. “Any practices that connect you to your subconscious will be highly beneficial, like working with the moon cycles.”
Leo in the 6th house
“They need to approach things with a lightheartedness and have fun with whatever they do,” says Crysler. “Leo rules strength, which can have its advantages but also can be tiresome. Resiliency is a great trait to have but making things easier on yourself can bring more peace, especially matters of the heart.”
Think of it this way: If you’re feeling depleted, a good project for you would be volunteering with children, which Crysler says is a Leo 6th-house strength. Maybe you can teach your niece or nephew guitar over Zoom, or try adult coloring books. “Lead from the heart in creative ways and you will find joy and pleasure,” she says.
Virgo in the 6th house
Virgo feels natural in the 6th house in astrology, which it rules over. This placement emphasizes healing energy, so give yourself a break and commit to practices that allow you to be present and self-compassionate.
“Be mindful of over-thinking or being critical of yourself,” says Crysler. “Things do not have to look perfect to put your abilities out there for people to see. Mind-set is important for your healing journey. Remember your thoughts can become your reality; therefore, create a daily practice that requires mindfulness and gratitude.”
Libra in the 6th house
“Libras like to mediate and typically like to work around counseling and helping others find justice,” says Crysler. “Be mindful, however, of how people drain your energy by giving them more attention than you do for yourself. Creating healthy boundaries around your relationships would be helpful for your well-being.”
This Venus-led sign also benefits from leisurely, soothing activities in gorgeous settings. “Libra likes energy to flow,” says Crysler. “Flowing movement will be important for your wellness routines, so yoga and long walks that allow you to take in the beauty of things will be helpful.”
Scorpio in the 6th house
“A daily sexual or pleasure practice is important for this 6th house, as it presents healing by releasing emotions and establishing a connection,” says Crysler “It is important to pay attention to your inner knowledge—it’s is a superpower in this placement. Be mindful of balance and getting out to enjoy the simple things in life. Not everything needs to be so serious!”
Sagittarius in the 6th house
“Sagittarius in the 6th house needs freedom and flexibility in figuring out what works best for them,” Crysler says. “Following someone else’s plan will not work for this placement.”
That might mean having a really independent, pliable work schedule and finding freedom. When you have that, you’re bound to work really hard. “Be mindful of overdoing it, and have patience with your healing journey. Sometimes it just takes time,” Crysler says.
Capricorn in the 6th house
This placement could mean you actually thrive as a leader the world of wellness, but you might be a little out of touch with your needs and emotions. It might help to have a Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces friend in whom you can confide.
“Capricorn in the 6th house requires structure and a system for their wellness plan,” Crysler says. “The Earth element could be balanced with water, meaning pay attention to your emotions. Connect to your body and how you feel, so you do not lose sight that your well-being goes beyond physical results.”
Aquarius in the 6th house
You’re always looking out for the greater good and want to believe in humanity. It might be to your benefit, then, to set hard limits on the news cycle right now.
“This placement should be mindful of emotional detachment,” says Crysler. “Their thoughts and ideas need to flow freely, and having a creative outlet will promote a sense of well-being.”
Pisces in the 6th house
Those with Pisces in the 6th house in astrology work with their intuition at the deepest level and tend to have a profession in alternative practices. That said, they need to be hyper-aware of the potential negative effects of being an empath.
“Emotions can be extra sensitive with this placement, and you may need to discern if you take on others’ energy and emotions that are not your own,” Crysler says. “Find ways to clear and cleanse the energy around you, and be mindful that large crowds or late nights out may not serve you your health.”