Mercury in 6th House

Those with Mercury in the 6th house really do put their mind into work, daily routine and habits. They often come up with useful ideas and practical ways to solve problems, and their field of interest may involve the use of a clever, flexible and inventive intellect.

The individual can be described as being quite ‘mental’ and its expression is shown by Mercury’s sign and aspects. The 6th house of the chart signifies service, apprenticeship, and craft. It rules over a sense of duty to the self and others and this powerful need to be helpful is an important aspect to the personality. The individual often likes to figure out puzzles, solve problems and fix things.

Mercury is the planet to impart communication and knowledge. The person enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together, and this offers a clearer perspective of how things work. Mercury here is concerned with routine, service and purification. The individual may have an interest in anything to do with the body and mind connection, diet and fitness, practical healing; the area of day-to-day routines.

The person is excellent at making daily observations of their environment and may possess talents in communicating and writing. They enjoy talking with colleagues, and offer excellent information about how to improve situations, but may need to watch out for gossip, talking behind backs, chit-chat in the workplace.

They might take on the role of an advisor as they enjoy analyzing problems, making skillful solutions, and suggesting improvements. Moreover, they may work as a teacher, but whatever the job, it often involves writing and communication, transportation or driving. Mercury in the 6th house can find it hard to shut off their mind, and are prone to overworking, nervous tension, and worry.

They can sometimes be over-critical seeing every imperfection and thus the mind becomes negative and pessimistic. Usually this placement describes a practical, organized and ordered mind. The person has the ability to store away information in the mind like a filing system, and they know the best ways to multi-task.

Mercury in the 6th House

You are a person who thinks of all the details that others often forget. Your mind is almost always turned "on" which can make you a little nervous. You are excellent at sorting things out, organizing, and making lists and associations. With your attention to the details and the mechanics, however, you might miss the bigger point! You are exceptionally helpful and others can count on you for making arrangements, researching, and offering advice.

You truly love to feel useful. You might have some traits of a hypochondriac, as you notice all of the little aches and pains that others might overlook. Nervous tension could be at the root of many of your health complaints. You might frequently have to deal with duplicitous co-workers. Many of you are good at crafts, mechanics, or anything that requires good manual dexterity.

Planets in 6th House

Houses in Astrology

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