If you have your Neptune in the sixth house in your birth chart, this article is all about this placement.
Neptune brings a lot of foggy energy into the house where it is placed. Neptune in sixth house people think of the matters of this house as something that should inspire them and help them connect with the universe. Many of them don’t follow a traditional career path.
Neptune in the sixth house is in the house of health and work in astrology.
This placement can be a career indicator (however, the tenth house is more important), but it also speaks of your daily routine. The sixth house describes your everyday lifestyle in astrology. It shows your day job, how you serve others, activities you do on a daily basis.
Outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) can be hard to deal with in the birth chart. Their aspects are essential to take into consideration when analyzing how they play out in your chart.
When talking about Neptune, it is important to understand both its positive and negative manifestation. This planet can be the source of inspiration and love, but it can also lead you astray and make you end up in a foggy state.
This placement is somewhat similar to having Pisces on the cusp of the sixth house.
Keep reading to learn more about the meaning of a natal Neptune in sixth house!
Natal Neptune in Sixth House
The sixth house is the opposite of the twelfth house, the natural house of Neptune and Pisces. This can be a rather difficult placement for Neptune, as its transcendental quality has to live in the earthbound world of the sixth house.
Virgo, the sign connected with the sixth house is analytical, critical, hardworking, it is the polar opposite of Pisces. The sixth house is all about being organized, and Neptune is everything but organized. Learning to integrate Neptune here is a great challenge. (However, if you manage it, it turn into a great blessing.)
People with this placement of Neptune sometimes struggle with mundane tasks. Paying the bills, doing your chores, these boring but necessary activities feel very foreign to you.
There is a sense of helplessness when it comes to taking care of yourself. It is important to resolve this and avoid projecting it onto other people around you.
In the birth chart, the sixth house governs your daily routine. Rituals are very important to Neptune in sixth house people. They see them as a way to connect with the divine. However, with challenging aspects, this placement can indicate a behavior similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
When talking about Neptune, it is important that this planet is also about deception and illusions. Neptune has no solid boundaries, and it is often unfit for the harsh reality of the world. With your natal Neptune in sixth house, you can sometimes fall prey to deception. It is important to set boundaries in the workplace and don’t let others take advantage of you.
Some Neptune in sixth house people like fish as pets. Neptune in this house suggests that you enjoy spending time in nature and especially next to water.
Neptune in Sixth House and Health
In the birth chart, the sixth house describes your health. However, your vitality are also determined by the Sun and Mars, so there are more factors here you have to look to.
Neptune in the sixth house suggests that you have a sensitive physical body. If your chart as a whole doesn’t say otherwise, your health can be fragile. Some Neptune in sixth house people suffer with mysterious diseases that are rare and hard to diagnose.
But for this to be the case, there are usually severe afflictions in the chart. Sometimes these are psychosomatic illnesses that stem from the subconscious.
With this placement, it is the best to be careful with drugs and alcohol. Getting enough sleep is important with a Neptune in sixth house in the birth chart.
Neptune in the sixth house can indicate even hypochondria.
Neptune in Sixth House and Work
What does a Neptune in the sixth house reveal about your work?
The sixth house in the birth chart is an earth house, the natural house of Virgo. Earth houses require stability, practicality, standing with two feet on the ground.
Neptune, on the other hand, is the most impractical planet in astrology. It rules the mystical land of dreams and fantasies.
Neptune in the sixth house can suggest that you daydream about the perfect job but miss the details of how you could realize it. You often feel bored and loose focus at work.
People with this placement approach their job with an emotional and intuitive attitude. However, they often lack the practicality necessary for being successful at your job.
With your natal Neptune in sixth house, it is important to stay grounded (or learn how to be grounded, if it doesn’t come naturally to you).
In some cases, Neptune in sixth house people are unemployed, or they have unstable jobs.
With hard aspects, there is a carelessness typical to Neptune that can cause you a lot of trouble. Neptune doesn’t care about order and structure, it is all about dissolving in something bigger. However, this can make work confusing.
With your natal Neptune in sixth house, it is important to have a job or daily routine that allows you to express the qualities of Neptune in a positive way, such as serving others or being creative.
Some people with this placement work the best on their own. Neptune is the planet of isolation and solitude, so working a job where you are alone is a possible manifestation of a natal Neptune in sixth house.
The sixth house is the house of service and health. Many Neptune in sixth house people work as nurses, doctors, pharmacists, or in any field related to health. For these kind of jobs, Neptune in the sixth house can be a great asset, if the chart as a whole is balanced.
Neptune in Astrology Meaning
Neptune is a so-called generational planet in astrology. Outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) have a long orbital period. These slow-movers spend several years in each zodiac sign. For example, Neptune stays in the same sign for 14 years!
Because of this, all people born during this period share the same Neptune sign. On a personal level, the house of Neptune has bigger influence on you than the sign of Neptune.
Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces in astrology. It is in accidental dignity in the twelfth house of the chart wheel.
In astrology, Neptune is the planet of connecting with the divine. It rules unconditional love, compassion, selfless service, meditation, the collective subconscious, religion.
A prominent Neptune in the birth chart suggests a sensitive, gentle person. Neptune rules fantasy, imagination, artistic inspiration, music, dance, acting, poetry. A strong Neptune can indicate talent in these fields.
However, Neptune has a negative manifestation, too, as all planets in astrology. It is also associated with escapism, addictions, confusion, illusion, loosing touch with reality.
If you want to understand Neptune, better, you should definitely check out this article about the meaning of Neptune in astrology. Here’s a short overview about what it represents in the birth chart.
The Sixth House in the Natal Chart
The sixth house is traditionally associated with the zodiac sign Virgo. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and Mercury also rules Gemini.
The sixth house is a cadent house in the chart wheel. Planets here manifest on a mental level, and they are somewhat weakened. Cadent houses include the 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th houses, which govern inner processes, such as thinking and learning.
What are some of the life areas connected with the sixth house?
This house is all about your everyday reality. It describes what you like to eat, the kind of clothes you like to wear, your hygiene, daily routines, how you make a living, your relationship with your coworkers.
Health is usually a major theme in the lives of people with active sixth houses. Planets here can indicate that either you have to pay attention to your health more than the average person does or you work in a field related to health or service.
In the natal chart, the sixth house also rules pets and small animals.
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