Mercury in 6th House


Last updated on May 15th, 2020 at 10:35 pm

Mercury in 6th house unites with the energies of its own sign Virgo. As the 6th zodiac sign, Virgo naturally represents the 6th astrological house and shares common energies with it.

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It is important to note that the positive placement of Mars, Saturn, and the 6th house lord carry an important role in amplifying the favorable effects or saving from negative results of ill-placed Mercury in the 6th house.

The previously mentioned planets are related to the 6th house for the following reasons. Mars is the significator of discipline, courage, and strength to battle adversities. Saturn is the significator of the working-class and subordinates.

The 6th house ruler becomes the guide of Mercury in this house. The dignity and condition of the 6th house ruler determine additional outcomes of this combination.

Additionally, the majority of results are also determined by the zodiac sign in which Mercury resides in the 6th house.

Results of Mercury in 6th House

The 6th house is one of the difficult houses or Dushtanas, and in addition to that, one of the Upachayas or houses of growth where natural malefic planets perform better than natural benefic planets.

Accordingly, Mercury in the given house indicates a relatively soft and gentle approach to the difficulties of life and opposition that eventually causes anxiety and mental stress.

On the other hand, however, if Mercury is well-placed in the given house it indicates overcoming the difficulties with a strong mindset and tactics and by doing so being also victorious over enemies using the power of intelligence.


Mercury, the planet of communication and intelligent thinking in the 6th house of quarrels and disputes produces a very argumentative person with a critical mindset. If Mercury is well-placed, these above-mentioned traits favor the native with this combination helping to achieve victory in various kind of debates or litigations.

Alternatively, if Mercury is ill-placed in the 6th house, it indicates possessing negative pride in excesses and being quarrelsome. Moreover, it also indicates using intelligence in engineering controversies and false accusations.

Rusty & Loud

Mercury in the 6th house provides a very harsh style of expression at times. The reason why speech and style of communication are influenced by this combination is that Mercury is the main planet of communication.

Therefore, people with this combination are willing to become strict when a situation demands it in order to solve any ongoing disputes.

If Mercury is well-placed it promotes being straightforward, bold, and competent enough to solve disputes and litigations victoriously.

The ill-placement of Mercury, however, serves the native unfavorably causing a bad reputation because of misbehavior and bad communication style. Enemies might use the negative trait against the native.

Competitive & Victorious

The well-placement of Mercury indicates being competitive and victorious over enemies by using logically calculated tactful steps to win over the opponent.

Mercury is a gentle natural benefic planet and does not promote using force in battles, but mind, logic, and power of intelligence instead.

Accordingly, if Mercury is well-placed in the considered house it blesses with strong logic and tactful way of thinking that helps to overcome enemies and obstacles successfully.

If Mercury is ill-placed, it causes being defeated by enemies with their strategic skills stronger that of the native and (verbally, mentally) humiliated by them.


The highly analytical mindset provided by Mercury in the 6th house makes people with this combination especially proficient in communication, writing, and handling a large amount of information in general.

If Mercury is well-placed, it indicates being very skillful in tasks that involve organizing and handling complex issues.

Alternatively, an undignified Mercury in this house causes a very envious person who is inclined to win over the competition through unfair means.

As Mercury, the planet of intelligence is involved, such natives with undignified Mercury use their cunning and clever tactics unethically.


A well-placed Mercury promotes good protection against diseases by strengthening the immune system. It also makes the nervous system of the native very resistant to stress and pressure.

The unfavorable positioning of Mercury in the 6th house indicates health ailments related to the nervous system (Mercury), cause mental breakdowns, and skin problems.

Classical Analysis

Bhrigu Sutras

According to thic classical source, people with this combination must struggle hard in order to meet success in their pursuits, be it enterpreneurial or educational.

That effect is given by the fact that the malefic environments of the 6th house prompt the native to face obstacles and overcome them.

It is also stated that individuals with this combination have elevated pride and tend to show off their success.

The 6th house denotes quarrels, debates, and criticism. At the same time, Mercury is the planet of intellect, tactics, and analytical thinking. Hence, they are said to be very efficient in debates and capable of outscoring their opponents using strong arguments which they use in a clever and tactful manner.

Such natives are respected by authorities for their sharp intellect. Moreover, these natives receive great support and favors from them by the age of 30, as per Bhrigu Sutras. Such natives are especially resourceful regarding their wisdom and apply it in publications, communication, and another way of information transfer.

If Mercury is in unfavorable signs, the native is prone to catch diseases related to skin. furthermore, if Mercury is either conjunct with or aspected by Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu, the native will have enmity with their community members which lead to quarrels and disputes.

Brihat Jataka

In this classical source, the effect of a well placed Mercury is mentioned. Namely, such a native with a dignified Mercury in the 6th house is valorous, tactful, skillful, which enables them to win over their enemies effectively.


According to this classical source, individuals with this combination are rather lazy and prefer not to do hard work. That is because Mercury is a natural benefic planet which is not the most effective in a malefic house of growth, where malefic function better.

However, if Mercury is well-placed, it indicates that the native is able to work with their intellect and discipline their mind instead of their physical strength, which still makes them very competitive.

Such a native will not only defeat their enemies, but alo huiliate them.

As Mercury is the planet of communication, positioning it in the 6th hose of criticism indicates that their speech has aggressive, offensive, harsh, and strict intonation. The same applies to their way of writing.

Thus, it is also said that these natives are inclined to initiate quarrels and disputes with their offensive and critical style of communication.


In this classical source, the effects of dignified and strong Mercury in the 6th house are mentioned. Namely, such a native is protected from diseases and also have what it takes to overcome any obstacle or opposition.

Chamatkara Chintamani

Such a native is offensive and tends to attract enmity with people from their community. As the 6th house belongs to the triangle of wealth, such natives earn through hard efforts and service.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.


  • Mercury in scorpio with south node and sun.Will I get the good results of this placement?How will mercury give results in it’s dasha?

    • Eventhough it is a difficult position, it gives variety of good results according to the description of Mercury in Scorpio & 6th house. Blend these two articles and you will get general idea in which direction you will thrive during the planetary period (Mahadasha) of Mercury.

      As it is in Scorpio, check also Mars, the ruler of this sign as it will give hints in which direction you will focus on Scorpio Mercury Mahadasha.

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