Do you have your natal Mars in the sixth house? If yes, this article is all about you!
People who have this placement in their birth charts work hard, they are competitive in the workplace and sometimes this can fuel arguments with their coworkers.
Mars is a fiery and impulsive planet. On the other hand, Mars represents the drive and energy necessary to achieve your goals. If you have your Mars in the sixth house of your natal chart, this energy manifests in the life areas of work and health.
Keep reading to learn more about interpreting this placement in astrology!
Meaning of Mars in Astrology
If you already know what Mars and the sixth house mean in astrology, feel free to skip to the meaning of a natal Mars in the sixth house! However, if you need a reminder, here’s what represents in astrology.
In the natal chart, Mars shows where you invest your energy. In the life areas of the house where Mars is you have an inner drive to succeed.
The planet Mars is a force of nature in astrology. It possesses enormous destructive power, but if you manage to harness it, its drive will help you accomplish and get what you want. Mars is dangerous. And it’s essential at the same time. Without Mars, you couldn’t survive.
Named after the Roman god of war, Mars rules war, strife, quarrels, weapons, metals, physical strength, sport, sex, libido, and energy. Mars is impatient and impulsive. It lacks the grace and tact of Venus, its polar opposite. Mars is the most masculine planet.
Every zodiac sign has a ruling planet. Mars is the ruling planet of Aries in astrology. Before the discovery of Pluto, Mars used to rule Scorpio, too.
If you want to learn more about Mars in astrology, here’s an in-depth article about the meaning of Mars.
The Sixth House in the Natal Chart
The sixth house is traditionally associated with the zodiac sign Virgo. The life areas that belong to the sixth house are work and health, daily routines, and service.
An emphasized sixth house (with several planets there) suggests that your work and career are important to you. You are often a workaholic and put a lot of effort into performing the best you can in the workplace.
However, it’s important to emphasize that the sixth house is your job. Career is represented by the tenth house. The sixth house is about how you make a living and what pays the bills.
The sixth house is also the house of health in astrology. Planets here and the sign on the cusp are used in medical astrology to find what diseases can you develop in life.
Daily routines are part of the sixth house, too. This house describes your lifestyle, generally speaking. What you do every day, how you take care of your health, etc.
Natal Mars in the Sixth House
If you have your natal Mars in the sixth house, it is in the house of Virgo. In this house, Mars is weakened. The sixth house is a decadent house (it manifests on a mental level), where this fiery planet can’t operate at its best.
However, the sign of Mars and its aspects are important, too. If your Mars is exalted in Capricorn or in the sign of its rulership in Aries, it is stronger and works better in your life than if it was in Libra.
People who have their natal Mars in the sixth house often lack energy. Unless the Sun is strong in the natal chart, they lack the drive and energy to set high goals.
However, Mars in the sixth house people tend to perform well in difficult situations. They find strength in the moments of crisis and find a way to solve the problem, even when others lost hope.
Mars brings quarrels to its house, too. With Mars in a mental house, you express your aggression usually verbally.
Mars in the Sixth House and Work
The sixth house is the house of work and service. Mars brings here a desire for independence. People who have this placement often want to work on their own. You are more of a leader than a follower.
The house of Mars shows where you spend the most of your energy. If you have Mars in the sixth house, this is your job. Mars in the sixth house people are often hard workers, and it upsets them when they think that their coworkers don’t work as hard as they do. For example, procrastination drives Mars in the sixth house crazy!
You have clashes with your coworkers. In the natal chart, Mars shows where you tend to create conflicts and tension. There is a fiery atmosphere in your workplace.
If you are an employer, you should assess carefully the people you want to hire. If you are an employee, you and your boss are not always on the same wavelengths. You are often very competitive in the workplace.
Another way how Mars can manifest in the sixth house is by a job that reflects Martian energies, e.g. the military. Choosing a profession where you can fight for someone or a cause can be a good decision with this placement, too. This way, you can use Mars in a constructive way.
Mars in the Astrological House of Health
Mars in the sixth house is an interesting placement. This planet is traditionally considered to be a malefic, causing fire, scars, cuts, injuries. Here, this planet is placed in the house of health.
If Mars is afflicted in your birth chart, you can be prone to injuries. Make sure you don’t overwork yourself.
In the natal chart, the house of Mars shows in which life area you put a lot of effort. In this case, it’s work and service. Mars in the sixth house people tend to work too hard, even when they feel that they should really slow down.
This can hurt your health in the long run, so keep in mind that relaxing is just as important from time to time.
The sixth house is the house of pets. Mars here can mean that you have conflict with animals, they even might hurt you! Be careful around pets.