6th House Dominant



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6th House Dominance

a magnifying glass Key Phrases:

Practical; Analytical mind;

Attention to detail;

Focus on health and wellness;

Service to others;

Routine and order;

Impeccable work ethic.


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What makes a House 'Dominant'?

Dominant Houses are the houses in which the most planets or the most significant planetary configurations are located in our birth chart.  Essentially, the more going on in a house, the more 'power' that house gains in significance.

Understanding our Dominant Houses provides valuable insights into our strengths, weaknesses, desires, and motivations. They can show us and where we are likely to make the most impact in this life, and possibly the most financial gain.


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6th House Dominant

Known as the "House of Health and Service," the 6th House in astrology governs daily routines, work, health, and service to others. This includes our habits, hygiene, employment, and the care we give to ourselves and others. It represents our sense of duty and our ability to handle everyday tasks and responsibilities.

Apart from health and work, the 6th House is about the finer details of life. It pushes us to improve, to refine, and to be the best we can be. It governs our capacity for diligence, our analytical skills, and our desire to be of service.

If your 6th House is dominant, you likely possess a strong sense of duty and a desire to be of service to others. You are probably hardworking, attentive to details, and mindful of your health. The energy of this house can make you efficient and practical, with a strong focus on the here and now.

For deeper insights, see which planets occupy the 6th House in your chart. This will give you a clearer picture of your work style, health tendencies, as well as potential career paths.


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Shadow Aspects

The 6th House, like any astrological house, has shadow aspects. Individuals with 6th House dominance may struggle with perfectionism, overwork, or neglecting their personal life for their duties. They may need to learn to balance work and play, and to look after their mental health as well as their physical health.


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6th House Careers

Given its link to health, service, and detailed work, careers related to the 6th House could include medicine, nursing, nutrition, personal training, social work, counseling, administration, accounting, editing, or any role that requires precision and a strong work ethic.


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About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner.  Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.