When the Sun is placed in the 6th house of a natal chart, it has a very strong effect on the native’s perception of employment. In addition, as the 6th house rules the body’s condition, the presence of our bright Star will make health matters an important part of a native’s life.
Having the natal Sun in the 6th house might be a tricky placement, especially concerning one’s health. Even though the Sun illuminates the house’s matters, giving a rather good vitality and an abundance of energy, difficult aspects to the Sun might complicate one’s health. The Sun is rather vulnerable when in the sixth house; when well aspected it can act as a great shield, on the contrary adverse aspects can create an Achilles foot to the native. When in the 6th the Sun is directly tied to one’s health, and adverse aspects from all malefics find an open gate to manifest. Such a natal Sun will often create a doctor, a medic or a healer; nevertheless the Sun can make their profession a personal matter of pride and egoism, rather than a selfless service towards the society.
Curiously enough, the 6th house is connected with one’s clothes; the Sun will frequently bring over-spending concerning clothes and a very chic style of dressing. The native will be proud of what he wears, even reaching fetishism towards the desired style objects. The clothes will not represent his economic class but rather a class higher than him, and can lead to false pride.
The Sun in the 6th house makes the native a workaholic, usually excellent in his job. His dedication to what he does, might have a bad effect on his health as he will tend to overdue with working. On the other hand, it is very difficult to convince such a person to relax and lower the pace of working, as his occupation is linked to the feeling of personal pride, making his self-esteem a priority. The worst nightmare of such a native is to not be able to work for some reason; he will feel having lost the ground under his feet. He will strive to recuperate the quickest that he can, just to return to his work and feel safety in his favorite surroundings again. There is no bigger satisfaction to such a native, as getting praised for what he accomplishes at work.
The Sun in the 6th house makes the native identify his existence through what he does for a living. He will strive to find a work that he likes, and career doors will usually open easily for him. Such an individual does not like criticism, and anything else that can hurt his ego- or even worse his feelings about his work. When he is under-appreciated, he will frequently suffer and the bad flow of energy can even directly affect his health, while also kill his motivation to continue working.
A wonderful remedy for a 6th house natives are pets. Usually, a person with such a natal placement will have a pet, with which the relationship will be even more important than with his family or other people. This small animal is a personal healer for the native, and can be of a big help- especially in periods that his work or health are challenged. Individuals having their Sun placed here are advised to connect with small animals as much as they can, and if they do not have a pet to obtain one. Indeed, this natal placement of the Sun can even create veterinaries or other types of professions that have to do with caring about animals.
One thing the native should be careful of, is his strong urge to be a perfectionist. As the 6th house is traditionally ruled by Mercury, the Sun’s presence will make him invest large amounts of energy into details. This might make him excel in some of the things he does, but the overall task of pure perfection is rather unattainable. The wisest advice such a native can follow, is to learn distinguishing the golden point of when to stop. Creating a perfect product or offering a state-of-the-arts service can be great, but there is a point where investing more time and dedication will not any longer have a radical effect on the quality. Learn to understand when to chill down and relax; no-one will blame you for such details that only you can see.