The 6th House represents work, daily routine and health. It’s not a house people associate with romance. But if your relationship planets (the Moon, Venus, Mars or ruler of your 7th House) are in the 6th, its themes will impact your love life. Understanding how this house functions can mean the difference between healthy, or unequal, partnerships.
It’s helpful to understand what this area of your chart is all about. The 6th is the house of inequality. It represents work, but it’s the work you do for others (in traditional astrology, it’s the house of servants). Its energy is about submission, duty, and obligation. Ego has a tough time expressing itself here. But this house is also where you perfect your skills and attend to the details that help your life run smoothly. Its natural ruler is Virgo. If you have relationship planets in this house, there’s a part of you (depending on the planet) that will approach relationships as work. You may also subordinate yourself to your partner. Let’s look at some examples.