The horoscope chart with all the components of classical astrology: Zodiac, planets, houses and aspects. Explanations and examples.
Here are links to my web pages where classical Zodiac sign astrology, based on your star sign, is explained and explored.
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
Astrological 2013 Predictions for the World and the Zodiac Signs. This book explains how forecasting with the horoscope is done, and includes extensive predictions for the coming year. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
This book by Stefan Stenudd explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology.
You learn what the Zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made.
The book contains a quick introduction to astrology, as well, and instructions on how to read a birth chart in general. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
This book is the translated, richly commented and explained Taoist classic by Lao Tzu, who was the first and foremost of the Taoists. In 81 chapters, he presented Tao, the Way, and its calm philosophy of life. The book was written around the 5th century BC and has been a world classic ever since. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Sixth House in the Complete Horoscope
Your Work in Classical Astrology
The work done, skill expressed,
one's profession and daily strife,
what is being done, and how.
The 6th House governs your work, what you do for a living. It doesn't exactly deal with the social situation at work or your career, because these things belong to the 10th House. The 6th is about what you work with, what it is you do, and how that works out for you.
In traditional astrology this was (and still is, to many astrologers) the House of health, revealing illnesses and other ailments. The reason for this is simple: few things influence your health more than what you work with, day in and day out. This was particularly true up until the 19th century, since medicine was quite undeveloped until then. So was ergonomy, et cetera.
Even today, your work is sure to affect your health and well-being, so keep this in mind when examining your horoscope. Below, though, I focus on the work itself. Health issues related to different professions are easy enough to foresee.
Zodiac sign and PlanetIf the House changes Zodiac sign somewhere in its span, that means your work changes significantly sometime in your life. Both your profession and your whole work situation. If you have the same Zodiac sign through most of the House, you are likely to remain in the same profession throughout.
Planets in the 6th House indicate that a lot happens in your work and that it's an important part of your life. That's not true for everyone. Some of us spend our days at the job without caring much about it. even if the House is void of planets, it's not sure you don't care about your work - but not as much as if you had planets there, for sure.
Here are simple keywords describing your work, depending on what Zodiac sign you have in the 6th House:
Here are keywords for how your work is affected if you have a planet in your 6th House:
The keywords are just simple clues to understand the 6th House. You need to consider the whole before deciding on the meaning of one single ingredient.
AspectsThe 6th House has the following aspect relations to other Houses:
These relations between the Houses are quite important when analyzing their influence. The opposition aspect to the 12th House, that of personal sacrifice, is obvious when you consider the need for health and ability in your work. The 12th House shows what you lack. Also, when you're ill or weakened in some other way, your work will suffer.
The trine to the 10th House, that of your career, is even more evident. Your work helps you in your career, and vice versa. The trine with the 2nd House, your resources, is clear when it comes to money: work brings the bread. Also, your personal capacity is your main resource at any job you might have.
The square to the 9th House, travel and change, just states that usually these things are hindrances in your work. The square to the 3rd House, friends, says that your work keeps you away from them. But with squares there are always possibilities to get around the obstacles.
The sextile to the 8th House, what is out of your control, is not that evident, but things of this House can be helpful in your work, and not only if you inherit it, like everybody did in the old days. The sextile to the 4th House, home and family, is clear: your work supports your home and your family supports your work (hopefully).
I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. Apart from fiction, I've written several books about astrology and spirituality. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Classical astrology is the age old astrological system defined by Ptolemy in Tetrabiblos, which is just as relevant today. The complete horoscope chart consists of many more components than your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). The latter has quite limited applications, which should be respected. This website deals mainly with the complete horoscope, and states clearly when that's not the case.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means. Click the image to visit.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination. Click the image to visit.
Creation stories from around the world, and the old beliefs about cosmology they reveal. Click the image to visit.
Taoism, the ancient wisdom of the taoists Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, and the classic Tao Te Ching translated and explained. Click the image to visit. See also Tao Quotes and Tao Themes.
The vital spirit, a life force present in everyone, exists in many beliefs and traditions. Here they all are.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece were daringly outspoken about their beliefs and non-beliefs in the gods and the myths about them. Here are their cosmological and metaphysical thoughts. Click the image to visit.
About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of classical astrology, in-depth presentations of all the components of the complete horoscope, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe classical astrology basics present the components and their significance in the complete personal horoscope chart. They are the Zodiac signs, the planets, the Houses, and the five major aspects.