4th House Lord in 6th House

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Last updated on February 2nd, 2023 at 08:37 pm

What does 4th House Lord in 6th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 4th house is positioned in the 6th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this planetary combination.

As a general effect of this combination, the significance of the 6th house, such as challenges, discipline, endurance, coworkers, teammates, and employees, as well as difficulties, enemies, opposition, competition, disputes, quarrels, fights, wars, litigation, debts, etc are influenced by the significations of the 4th house, such as peace of mind, mother, comforts, luxuries, conveyances, domestic happiness, property, land, real estate, buildings, general education & learning tendencies, agriculture, private life, etc.

The combination in question is considered difficult or inauspicious by default. It is because the fourth house ruler in the sixth house is in third from its own sign/house. The 3rd house belongs to the malefic house group which is called Dusthana Bhava.

In addition, the 6th house belongs to the malefic house group or Dusthana Bhava as per sidereal Vedic astrology.

Accordingly, this astrological permutation creates double the effect of difficulties and hardships in life that are related to the significance of the 4th and 6th houses.



However, there are some possibilities for this combination to reflect some favorable outcomes as well depending on the dignity of the 4th house ruler in the 6th house.

Some favorable effects are experienced when the given ruler is:

  • Auspiciously positioned sign-wise
  • Auspiciously positioned Nakshatra wise
  • Auspiciously placed Nakshatra pada wise which means that it is auspiciously positioned in D9 (soul) chart.

Most importantly, one must be aware that trials are part of life and sooner or later everyone will face them. And trials are not curses but opportunities to dissolve bad deeds and continue wiser and stronger on a clean path.

The 4th house belongs to Moksha Trikona which makes it a carrier of piety which is crucial for salvation. The 6th house belongs to Artha Trikona which is a carrier of resources to increase proficiency. The 3rd disposition is represented by the 3rd house which belongs to Kama Trikona making it a carrier of ambitions and desires. It reflects the fact that during this planetary period, one must learn to detach from material desires and become pious in order to succeed.

Results of 4th House Lord in 6th House

Unnecessary Anger Repels Peace

One of the first matters described in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra is that individuals with this combination are of angry disposition.

From the Vedic perspective, it can be explained via the significance of the 6th house, which carries a very difficult environment that requires lots of discipline to overcome adverse situations.

However, the 4th house is the most peaceful environment on earth that signifies security, peace of mind, and fortification from adversity. However, now that the 4th house ruler is in the 6th house, the fort becomes highly vulnerable which leads to a loss of mental peace.

As a result of this general effect, one is prompted to harsh thinking patterns because of regular trials appearing on the path that disturb the sense of security. In addition to that, their constant unnecessary anger can sometimes ruin the domestic atmosphere leading to unpleasant situations often, especially during the planetary periods of the 4th house ruler in the 6th house.



However, one must rest assured that not all storms come to disrupt, but most of them are blessings in disguise that enable one to correct oneself.

Verily, a one may have a rank with God that one does not achieve by ones good deeds only. Thus, Allah (english: God) continues endow one with trial with what one hates until one reaches the rank destined for the one.

Sahih Ibn Hibban 575

Indeed, according to religious wisdom, which is the highest form of wisdom possible to attain, trials are usually nothing but blessings in disguise that help to clear the path from mistakes.

When one is able to notice this blessing and take it as an opportunity to prove oneself to God Almighty, then one becomes transformed and soon finds oneself on the path of piety and unending victory.

Soon after one finds themselves enjoying trials that appeared as blessings in disguise and find great relief walking on the right path with overcoming all the adversities in the name of the God Almighty.

Even though all people have the opportunity to take auspicious advantage of adversities, regardless of the dignity of the Vedic 4th house ruler, for some it is naturally easier due to less amount of past mistakes.

One of the greatest examples to bring here comes from Capricorn Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Mars is in 6th house Gemini. There are many reasons why this is one of the most effective sets of combinations. Firstly, Mars is the planet that signifies warriors and thus is perfectly fit for the adverse environments of the 6th house. As a result of this, they are naturally enthusiastic and fond of battles giving them unfailing valor to face most or all issues on their path. Because of their nonfailing valor, they are more likely to come out as victors amidst difficulties.

In addition to that, in Saravali it is mentioned that these individuals are very brave. Besides this, they have that tricky mentality enabling them to misguide their opponent with their intellect. This is signified by Gemini which is ruled by the planet of intellect and communication Mercury. It also reflects the fact that they are very dynamic and confrontational speakers. Due to their bravery, they are capable of correcting all their past mistakes that are related to manipulation. They transform all their past actions into good deeds as they become more perfect.

After all, God always wants to call people by their good names and does not care about past mistakes as long as one is eager to correct themselves and strive to be closer to God. The quality of a person lies in the ability to learn from mistakes and transform them into strengths making God love them even more. Also, what matters is the intention behind the action, not the apparent outcome of the action. And God knows best.

Sincerity & Valor Conveys Ultimate Joy

Coming back to piety which is carried by the 4th house of Moksha Trikona, salvation is the ultimate goal of each and every soul on earth. Salvation is to reunite with the sole owner and creator of everything in the Universe, God Almighty.

There is nothing in this world that make one more joyous than the feeling of closeness to God. Not only that the love of God makes one more victorious, but it also cures the uneasy feeling within the mind. Hence, love and protection from God are the ultimate cure for unnecessary mental distress, even during the most stressful times.

When the mind is freed from unnecessary anger and stressing factors, one becomes much more effective and efficient in daily matters. As a result of healthier thinking patterns, one’s actions are more organized and coordinated, by the grace of God.

More importantly, increased piety reflects increased faith which is crucial for maintaining unshakeable valor. With valor combined with increased faith, one is highly victorious, and all the initial hard character traits become transformed into the greatest benefit for oneself and other good people.

Unarguably the greatest example to illustrate this combination from the perspective of faith and valor comes from Leo Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Mars is exalted in the 6th house Capricorn. The great dignity of Mars reflects that these natives are naturally urged to take action righteously which conveys their victory. The planet of valor amplifies the 3rd disposition of courage making them tremendously fearless enabling them to overcome adversities and conquer great heights.

Besides this, there is immense joy in their hearts after accomplishing something meaningful. That is, their action is amplified and fortified by their intention to integrate higher values and wisdom with their goals. The feelings of enormous warmness come directly from the pleasure of God Almighty while they perform work that is of pious nature. Indeed, those who believe in the unseen believe in God and God’s omnipresence.

To illustrate this effect from a more difficult perspective, one can analyze Scorpio Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Saturn is debilitated in 6th house Aries. It is one of the most difficult situations because the debilitation of the planet of maturity indicates a double amount of immature approaches towards matters making them more likely to take the wrong action. This may initiate a chain of wrong decisions leading to loss of courage and inability to recover from troubles. As a result, they are prompted to carry an immense burden on their shoulders. However, one can take heart because God never gives a burden heavier than one is able to carry.



The Last Prophet [PBUH] said: “Indeed greater reward comes with greater trial. And indeed, when God loves people who are subjects to trials, so whoever is content, then for them is pleasure, and whoever is discontent, then for them is wrath.

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2396

Therefore, the hidden blessings for them may be greater only if they could notice it and increase their faith before it is too late. With increased faith, they are able to restore valor to face their problems directly and solve them as effectively as possible. Increased faith also corrects their behavior enabling them to rectify all past wrongdoings.

Dynamic & Aggressive Mind

The same classical source also states that such natives are often angry with the mind of a thief. This effect is given by various astrological significations.

Firstly, the 6th house is a difficult house signifying litigation, disputes, and even war. At the same time, the 4th lord signifies mental patterns and in the 6th house, it reflects a mindset that is very critical showing their high eagerness to initiate disputes.

On the other hand, when the given combination is auspiciously formed, it indicates that such natives are proficient in disputes and have a very strong mindset which enables them to overcome hardships and enemies using clever and tactical ways of thinking.

Here also comes the mindset of the thief into play. Actually, it means that such natives have a very tactical mindset and way of thinking which helps them to generate various tricks to benefit themselves. Not to mention, the mentality of a thief helps them to protect themselves from actual thieves.

If the combination is auspiciously placed, the cleverness of tricks is morally applied while the debilitation of the 4th lord in the 6th house causes using the wisdom immorally and using it in various thefts and scams.

The best examples to illustrate a dynamic mind come from the examples whose 4th house ruler is Mars, which is the planet of dynamic confrontation, valor, and enthusiasm. For Leo Ascendants, valor carries key importance for the development of their self-awareness and confidence. Hence, an exalted planet of valor in the 6th house makes them real warriors whose mentality is able to withstand so much pressure that they are not even aware of it until the time has come.



In conclusion, the dynamic mindset is auspicious only if one uses it sincerely for pious purposes. After all, intentions are what count. And the sincere believer is the one under whose actions and words other believers are safe and sound.

Devoid Of Maternal Care

As per BPHS, which is the ancient source of Vedic astrology, the considered combination indicates being devoid of maternal affection, care, and support.

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

This effect is explained in a straightforward manner as per the natural significance of the involved astrological houses. To be specific, the 4th house signifies the mother.

Hence, the presence of the 4th house ruler in the 6th house of hardships indicates the presence of many disputes, conflicts, and arguments with the mother.

This, in turn, has a negative influence on the relationship with the mother and causes a lack of support, protection, care, love, and affection from the mother.

As the 4th house also signifies happiness, the level of happiness is also compromised because laking of maternal care and support, especially during young ages, when the native with this combination is dependent on parental support.

However, in best case formations of this combination, the lack of maternal support is for good reasons and with the best outcomes, For instance, the mother might be away from the native often due to important requirements which actually benefit the whole family.

Other than that, one’s mother can have a dynamic and motivational mindset which is helpful for the native to develop critical and protective thinking early in life. I do not know why various people are born into different circumstances with different levels of parental care but one thing is for sure everything happens for a reason and God is all-knowing.



The best advice to bring here is to accept any situation and show unconditional love and gentleness to one’s mother, even when one lacks it from her in the first place.

Independent Character

Early independence is one of many great sides to the considered combination. Namely, BPHS also states that such natives become very independent eventually.

This trait is hidden behind the fact that the 4th lord in the 6th house is in the 3rd step from its own sign/house. The 3rd house is all about courage, skills, valor, passion, ambition, and motivation to take action using own efforts.

As a result, such natives, even though facing hardships, develop a very independent spirit in the process which helps them to earn pretty well considering the fact that the 6th house belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona in Vedic astrology.

When the 4th house ruler is undignified in the 6th house it indicates having less amount of courage and sincerity which translates to being less independent. That is because real independence requires unshakeable courage and the best decisions to stay away from trouble.

The best example of independence comes again from Leo Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Mars is exalted in the 6th house Capricorn. In the classical source, Saravali it is directly mentioned about their character is very kind, protective, and independent, They are said to be victorious and attain great status for their selfless devotion to service.

A more difficult example comes from Taurus Ascendant whose 1st and 4th house ruler Sun is debilitated in the 6th house Libra. That is perhaps the most difficult combination regarding valor and independence because Sun and 1st house both signify confidence and valor, the fall of which reflects a double loss of these matters.

As a result of this, these natives might achieve an independent state with increased trials due to an immature approach toward worldly matters. Because they are selfish and highly wealth-oriented, they might repel great people from their local network and attract those who abandon them as soon as they are materialistically not useful anymore.

This important lesson teaches nothing but the fact that wealth must not be prioritized over inner values. It also teaches that ultimate material independence comes from sincerity and a mature balance between tangible and intangible. One must always care for other beings and increase righteousness which enables one to see the beauty of real brotherhood/sisterhood. Trust me, life is immeasurably greater when having real people in the local network (3rd). Even greater is the situation when those people are religiously inspired and devoted to God for they help to lift up natives who lack valor and faith themselves initially.

Less Comfort Zone Equals More Triumph

The 4th house signifies all kinds of comforts, including property, and vehicles. The given house ruler in the difficult 6th house indicates obstacles in attaining various comfortable articles in life. Therefore, a less comfortable life during this planetary period is indicated.



There may be situations where domestic peace is disturbed due to various factors. However, nothing is permanent in this world and the same applies to struggles. Once struggles are over, even greater comfort awaits behind the horizon provided that the native faced trials gracefully, bore patience, and took honest action despite trials and delays.

Speaking of which, if the combination is well-formed in the auspicious sign (such as exalted) then this effect can have positive outcomes. Namely, it forces the natives to leave their comfort zone and achieve even more with the strength, power, aggression, skills, and valor that are gained through difficult experiences.

In worse situations, one may lose faith and confidence after repeatedly appearing in trials leading to wrong decisions which delay or keep away one from victory related to ambitions. One must always bear in mind that persistence is what God loves to see in every soul.

Even when the same issues reappear, they are probably due to God’s grace which manifests as new chances to improve or learn something important. One must always be patient and trust God’s timing and never give up. Indeed, patience along with faith is what ensures triumph and grants fulfillment of heart desires.

Expenses & Loans

The 4th lord in the 6th house directly impacts the 12th house via direct aspect ray. At the same time, the 6th house represents loans and debts while the 12th house signifies expenses and long-term investments.

Accordingly, if the given combination is well-formed in an auspicious sign, it indicates using loans for long-term investments, which helps in earning wealth. Such loans should be risk-free and with as minimal interest rates as possible, otherwise, it diminishes all possibilities of earning through loans as investments.

When the given combination is inauspiciously formed, it indicates using loans on unnecessary expenditures which causes remaining indebted for a prolonged time. When such loans accumulate, it is extremely difficult to recover from them.

O people, fear God and be moderate in seeking a living, for no soul will depart Earth until it has received all its provision, even if it is slow in coming. So fear God and be moderate in seeking provision; take that which is permissible and leave that which is forbidden.

Sunan Ibn Majah 2144

According to what I have observed, the example with Scorpio Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Saturn is debilitated in 6th house Aries caused being careless which led to the accumulation of completely unnecessary loans with abnormally high-interest rates. The worst thing about this is the fact that the resource from loans went to completely useless matters. As a result, the recovery from such an event required a hundred times more sacrifice, attention to detail, and work than usual.

A great piece of advice for people who find themselves in a similar situation is to reduce instant gratification of mind for a while until one’s own resources cover their own expenses. Healthy loans, which also improve the economic well-being of the whole country, are what should be used with proper risk assessment.


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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.

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