What Is The Sixth House?
(Associated with Mercury and Virgo)
House is a term used by astrologers to define another set of twelve sectors of the sky which are similar to the twelve Signs, but may differ in size and in where the House Cusps start and end (the First House always starts at the Ascendant). Think of two old wagon wheels with twelve spokes each, attached to the same axle. The spaces between overlapping spokes are like the Signs and Houses and the spokes are like their cusps. In the sky, the Sun and Moon and Planets are each traveling through both a Sign and a House at any given time.
The Meaning of Houses
The Houses have meanings which correspond in some ways to the meanings of the Signs, but are more like "where", while Signs are like "how".
What Is A House in Astrology?
SIXTH HOUSE: This is the House of
SERVICE, DUTY & HEALTH...
how you serve others in a useful way: helping, working, waiting-on, attending, serving, using skills, teaching skills, craftsmanship, taking care of details, organizing;
how you do your duties: everyday work routines, chores, job functions, responsibilities, using proper methods, being punctual, being organized, keeping schedules, working well, being efficient/competent/skillful, how you work or perform to make a living;
how you "fix" things or make them more "perfect";
how you take responsibility for your own health & fitness: diet, exercise, health care, stress management, sleep habits, medical check-ups;
how you care for the health & fitness of others: health-care work, therapy, nutrition counseling, fitness training, nursing, pharmacy.
To learn what things are associated with each house, click on these links:
Sun Sign Table.