1st House Lord in 6th House

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Last updated on October 8th, 2022 at 10:36 pm

What does the 1st Lord in the 6th house mean?

If the planet which rules over the 1st house or ascendant is placed in the natal 6th house from the ascendant, it means to have the 1st Lord in the 6th astrological house.

What are the effects of the 1st Lord in the 6th House?

The general interpretation of this astrological combination is that the self, your soul, and mindset, which are the main significances of the 1st house, are connected with the 6th house. Hence, this combination reflects that the main emphasis in life is on the matters of the 6th astrological house.

Primary positive significations of the 6th astrological house are work service, employment, a strong immune system, and good health. Primary adverse significances are litigation, disputes, challenges, weak health, debts, and fighting.

The 6th astrological house belongs to the Artha Trikona, or the Triangle of Wealth, and represents the ability to overcome challenges and earn wealth in the process. However, it also belongs to the malefic house group, which is Dushtana Bhava or the house of hardships through negative significances mentioned earlier.



Apart from these two things, the sixth house also belongs to Upahay Bhava which are the houses of constant growth and improvement, where natural malefic planets tend to perform much better as they signify the aggression to push through the hardships indicated by the 6th Dushtana house.

Accordingly, there are many outcomes from this planetary permutation of the 1st Lord in the 6th astrological house. The outcomes are determined by many factors, starting from the zodiac sign in which the planet is placed, and whether it is fallen or not.

Also, the strength of the dispositor or the 6th house lord becomes important to determine outcomes as well as the Shadbala strength of the planets involved.

Results of 1st House Lord in 6th House

Challenges Enhance The Soul

The major most important signification of the 1st astrological house, named Tanu Bhava in Vedic, is the soul and its vitality.

The positioning and condition of the 1st house ruler in various houses help to determine the primary driving factor of one’s soul which makes one active, passionate, and enthusiastic in life.

With the 1st house ruler in the 6th house, challenges, disputes, and combative situations are what drive vitality into the soul and ignite the passion to be active.

Those who have this combination naturally attract challenges in their lives instead of avoiding them for a good reason. Namely, with this combination, challenges become major stepping stones towards success and fulfillment of ambitions.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

African Proverb

To make this statement more interesting, let us analyze the 6th house as per Vedic. According to the Bhavat Bhavam concept, the 6th place from the 6th house is the 11th house of fulfillment of desires and aspirations.



So there is nothing to fear about this combination even when considering the fact that the most auspicious house ruler, the 1st house ruler, is in the malefic Dusthana house. When embracing the energies and significances of the 6th house, one can emerge to be stronger and wiser than average.

Of course, a lot depends on the dignity of the 1st house ruler and whether it is a natural malefic or benefic planet.

A great example can be seen when taking Scorpio Ascendant native whose 1st house ruler is the natural malefic planet of fighting spirit, courage, and leadership Mars. The 6th house sign in this case is Aries which is its own sign for Mars.

When reading the article and sayings about Aries Mars people from various classical sources, a lot of auspicious results can be seen. Scorpio Ascendant individuals have a tremendous amount of courage and competitive power within their souls because the 1st house ruler is very powerfully positioned in the 6th house, despite it being malefic.

What is more, these individuals crave challenges endlessly because they thrive to improve themselves gradually. Herein challenges become catalysts for their gradual improvement.

Now that a natural malefic is in the 6th house, not only that there is courage, but there are also brave actions harnessed in order to overcome adversities victoriously.

When looking at Taurus Ascendant, the results of the 1st house ruler in the 6th house manifest in completely different intonation. That is because a natural benefic planet becomes the 1st house ruler. This shows that very gentle, charming, and smooth personality traits are harnessed in order to overcome adversities.

The hurdle with the natural benefic planet being in a natural malefic house is that these individuals feel inherently uncomfortable and uneasy in hostile conditions and environments.

Fortunately, in BPHS it is stated that the involvement of a natural benefic planet with the 6th house reduces the number of adversities and enemies. However, a comfortable zone does not grow and expand the traits of people who aim to be competitive and expand courage to immense levels. So a natural benefit in the 6th house as the 1st house ruler is both a good and a bad thing.

What is good about this example is that 1st house ruler Venus is in its own sign Libra in the 6th house. This great dignity of Venus reveals a lot of good intentions of people with this set of combinations. Hence, they are protected from adversities because of their charm and good intent.

Libra is the 7th sign which shows that they have a strong urge to fight for harmony and compassion (Venus at its best) to promote equal treatment of the members of society. This becomes one of their ways of battling and directing their initiation of the 1st house.

Competitive Mentality

The 6th house is the house that governs disputes fights and wars and is signified by Mars, the significator planet of war and protection, for the same reason.

With the 1st lord of mentality being in the considered house, these natives are naturally very argumentative and confrontational in nature. They are very straightforward and never give up easily when opposed.

The competitive mentality is proven to be highly auspicious regarding the fulfillment of ambitions and increase of profits in the mundane world.

That is because competitive mentality urges these natives to raise personal limits, increase strength along with skills, and become more productive as a result. This effect is especially prominent with a natural malefic planet being the 1st ruler and influencing the 6th house.



When the Ascendant sign is Cancer, then the natural benefic planet Moon becomes 1st ruler in the 6th house Sagittarius. This combination is natural and thus outcomes are highly dependent on the dignity of Jupiter.

By default, this combination shows someone who is not highly competitive but still manages to emerge successful with philosophical and higher wisdom. Doing good acts and correct decisions in full accordance with morals is way better than doing many competitive unfair and unethical acts.

When analyzing an Aries Ascendant native whose 1st house ruler is Mars in 6th house Virgo then intellectually competitive trait can be found. Such individuals are tremendously courageous and straightforward with their words, which may not be always fair nor truthful, but which makes them generally very celebrated in specific communities.

Besides this, Mars gives power and drive to succeed in competition using highly clever tactics and analytical skills. However, as Mars is undignified in Virgo, it shows that these natives are capable of harnessing cleverness for selfish purposes and integrating data unfairly for personal benefit.

Such acts can give only temporary benefits which reduce suddenly as events pick up. That is because when there are opponents who used only honest tactics, which are undoubtedly harder than unethical shortcuts, then failure is quick to come.

At the same time when someone hoards and enjoys easy success, honest people are training so hard that they eventually become tremendously competent. Now that these people have their prolonged training finished, they are capable of outscoring all cheaters with ease.

Not only that they have better skills, but they are also supported by the almighty God, who punishes wrongdoers and protects pious people. And no one can win over a person who is protected by almighty God.



Highly Dutiful & Initiative

The 1st house is all about beginnings which therefore shows initiation powers while the 6th house is known for representing duties.

Therefore, individuals with this combination are inherently dutiful and feel a strong urge in their souls to perfect themselves in order to deliver their promises as effectively as possible.

Keep repenting and repeating secretly in mind: "God is enough for me and I bear witness that there is no other worthy of worship than the Almighty Creator alone" for the pleasure and abundance of God to flow in
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness) his/her goal, Allah (english: God) makes his/her heart rich, and organizes his/her affairs, and the world comes to him/her whether it wants to or not
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2465)

And God is the most merciful and loving. The God Almighty said: By My might and majesty, I will continue to forgive them, as long as they seek My forgiveness.
(Musnad Aḥmad 11237)

And God protects the faithul more than a caring Mother protects her child
(Sahih al-Bukhari 5999)

Do not perform idolatry, impiety, disrespect for parents, murder, theft, adultery, false witness, and envy
(Surat al-An’am 6:151-153)

The Messenger of God [PBUH] used to stress charity in his sermons, and prohibit mutilation. But protect truth and believers at all costs.
(Sunan an-Nasa'i 4047)

There must be no sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women.
(Words From The Last Sermon Of The Last Prophet {PBUH})

All people are theoretically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet

The 6th house which is represented by Virgo signifies detail to the attention which helps to augur perfection in activities in order to overcome challenges that are gradually increasing.

Hence, such individuals show initiation and put such practices into the movement that help sharpen skills that are necessary to prosper in their chosen field.

When taking Libra Ascendant, then 1st house ruler Venus becomes exalted in the 6th house Pisces. This reflects a personality that is exceptionally serious about small things in life because they know that major happenings emerge from them.

Therefore, they perfect themselves and improve their skills gradually in order to fulfill their tasks with the highest integrity.

As Pisces is governed by Jupiter, it also shows that they integrate religious or spiritual devotion with their undertakings and initiations which makes them extremely fortunate and prosperous.

Herein their wealth becomes augured both internally and externally. Meaning that good acts along with pious intentions help to fulfill worldly desires in an acceptable way that does not hinder the growth of soul and vitality.



When analyzing Leo Ascendant, then 1st house ruler Sun in 6th house Capricorn reveals a highly serious and dutiful nature which is reflected by the unfailing will to work hard.

However, an undignified Sun in the inimical sign Capricorn shows specific deficiencies in maturity which mostly shows eagerness to harness unfair tactics in an attempt to emerge to the top. They are usually materialistically successful but the results won’t last long nor bring internal peace or growth.

Eventually, they start accumulating enemies from good people gradually. When this happens and events pick up, then all the karmic burden will outscore natives who built their success on a weak foundation of unjust acts.

When events of hardships strike, even the wrongful friends will perish as they were also selfish just like these natives. Selfishness is what attracts bad company and repels pious people.

To avoid such effects from manifesting, it is important to increase spiritual discipline and acknowledge what is unethical according to faith. This helps them to become successful while getting support from the almighty God and a pious society that will never desert them in times of struggle.

Honest Wealth Fulfills Soul

The 6th house belongs to the triangle of wealth which makes it an important significator of the ways people attain their resources.

In general, the 6th house signifies wealth and resources that are attained with persistent effort, discipline, and mental determination.

With the 1st house ruler in the 6th house, these individuals are capable of earning great resources with their persistent, competitive, and courageous mentality.

A dignified 1st house ruler reflects a mature approach toward material resources. In the most important religious texts, righteous usage and an ethical approach toward wealth are highly emphasized.

Meaning that the one who is grateful for their gains and uses them for pious purposes will have both their souls and wealth expanded manifold and gradually. The power of God is unlimited just as the love towards righteous people.



Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

What is special about this combination is that they are not generally wealth minded but they attain it in order to expand their venture, team, or army.

The Bhavat Bhavam technique applies here perfectly which shows that repetitive 6th house effects result in fulfilled desires and gains. From the perspective of Vedic knowledge, the 6th place from the 6th house is the 11th house.

When analyzing further gains and fulfillment, then the 12th house of salvation is the powerhouse of the 11th house. More specifically, the 12th place from the 12th house is the 11th house of fulfillment. This proves that salvation or reuniting with the almighty God, our creator is the only goal of every soul.

Accordingly, individuals with this combination with a dignified 1st ruler in the 6th house are capable of gaining lots of wealth in order to expand their pious steps which will eventually lead them towards attaining fulfillment and earning love from God which is immensely rewarding and fulfilling for every soul.

Strong Vitality & Immunity

Along with the vitality of the soul, the 1st house also shows general health while the 6th house represents enemies and challenges that may threaten it.

Authority of BPHS states that without benefic influence, either due to rulership over the 1st house or aspect from a natural benefic (Jupiter) upon a malefic 1st house ruler, there is no physical happiness.

That means that in the worst-case scenario there will be frequent health ailments due to mental distress caused by regularly appearing enemies and challenges caused by them.

However, a benefic aspect or a dignified 1st house ruler in the 6th house, one can enjoy a strong physique along with increased mental resistance to stress factors which definitely protects from loss of vitality due to enemies.

In such cases, the native becomes stronger gradually and barely loses sleep over their enemies but gracefully accepts all challenges and defeats all sinners. Being highly driven in challenging conditions, they barely have a thirst for (excessive) comforts as they reduce their discipline.

Discover various planets in 6th house for more extensive results.




The mentioned effects manifest in specific periods and the intensity of them depends on planetary strength level and many other factors.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Please comment & share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.

5 comments

  • Hello Martin,
    I have mercury as the 1st lord in 6th house along with sun and south node in scorpio.
    Mars in libra with Venus in 5th. What will be the results,good or bad?

    (For info-Mars in scorpio in D9)

    • Hello

      1st house lord Mercury in 6th house Scorpio makes one overly aggressive and disputatious. They are experts in making conspiracies or see behind the scenes. They are prompted to work very hard to attain profits. It is likely that they will have a slightly immature approach to finances which can catch them into economic difficulties forcing them to work more for their livelihood.

      With this combination, it is important to avoid becoming jealous or refrain from taking action caused by envy or it will cause long-lasting troubles and misfortunes.

      However, Sun in Scorpio with Mercury makes them extremely wise and knowledgeable in topics that conduct important research.

      Best wishes
      Martin

      • I see. I have Jupiter in cancer (in2h)so will it help this conjunction and how will south node influence it ?

        Thanks for your answer, I appreciate it.

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