9th House Lord in 6th House

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Last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 12:46 pm

What does 9th House Lord in 6th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 9th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 6th house from the ascendant, it means to have this combination.

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 6th house, such as challenges, discipline, endurance, coworkers, teammates, employees, as well as difficulties, enemies, opposition, competition, disputes, quarrels, fights, wars, litigation, debts, etc are influenced by the significations of the 9th house such as righteousness, higher wisdom, ethics, morals, faith, luck, fortune, divine worship, religion, philosophy, long foreign journeys, etc.

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This is somewhat a difficult combination because the 6th house is a malefic house which is called a Dusthana Bhava as per sidereal Vedic astrology. That is, the harmonious a peaceful energies of the 9th house find it hard to resonate with the difficult and quarrelsome 6th house.



On the other hand, 9th lord in 6th house is in 10th form its own sign which adds auspicious energies to this combination. That is because the 10th house is the strongest and favorable quadrant house or Kendra Bhava which signifies midheaven, high achievements, karma & main duties in life, career, profession, business, social rank, status, etc.

When the 9th ruler is in good dignity, that is, well-placed sign-wise in the 6th house, it is able to extract powerful results from the 6th house.

Moreover, both the 6th and 10th houses involved in the formation of this combination are the houses of growth and gradual improvement. These are called Upachaya Bhava as per Vedic astrology.

In addition to that, the 9th house belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona while both the 6th and 10th houses belong to the same triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona. The connection between these house types gives success in the material plane. If the 9th lord is in good dignity, it also indicates righteous ways of earning a livelihood.

It is also important to note that as this combination deals with Upachaya Bhava, the natural malefic planet as 9th lord in 6th house tends to perform more efficiently as having the aggression, strength, and brute force to endure the difficulties. It does not mean that natural benefic plants are completely ineffective in this house, it just means that they deal with these issues rather passively and in a more soft and delicate manner which has a less harmful impact on malefic energies of the 6th house.

Results of 9th House Lord in 6th House

Struggle & Lacking Prosperity

One of the first things mentioned in ancient source Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra is that individuals with this combination have very little prosperity and success.

The reason for such an effect is the fact that the 9th lord of fortune is positioned in the malefic house which greatly reduces the effectivity of the 9th house.

That is, with this combination, the natives lack a natural charm, luck, and fortune which prompts them to struggle harder to achieve success and become prosperous.



It is because, without luck, the native should rely more on self-efforts and extremely hard work in order to fight against the odds and have the chance to prosper in their field of activity.

The matters become much worse when the 9th lord is in bad dignity and damaged by association with inimical planets. To be specific, it completely negates the luck of the native which makes it hard to see their desired results even after massive amounts of struggle.

However, if the 9th house lord is well-placed and aspected in the 6th house, it indicates that despite having a lack of lady luck, these natives are able to prosper after putting in tons of work and developing immense discipline.

This enables them to overcome the ever-expanding obstacles in their way. By constantly strengthening their durability and discipline they are able to fight against odds and find their way to prosper.

Misfortune Through Enemies

In BPHS, it is also stated that people with this combination are constantly troubled by opposition and enemies.

This effect is provided by the general significances of the 6th house of enemies, fights, obstacles, and litigation.

With damage to the luck and fortune of the native, it makes it even harder to cope with these envious enemies who constantly try to bring obstacles to the path of the native.

These troubles can be in any form of the 6th house, including litigation, quarrels, actual fights, all kinds of obstacles caused by enemies, etc. All of these make the native struggle and face a lot of challenges.

Hence, this combination causes misfortune by enemies.

The outcomes of such effects are highly dependent on the dignity of the 9th ruler.

Accordingly, if the given combination is well-formed, it indicates that these natives are able to cope with all these challenges and overcome them after lots of struggle.

Moreover, the 10th disposition and 6th house both are Upachaya Bhavas or houses of gradual improvement which suggests that the matters of this combination improve over time. This actually reflects the ability of the natives to stand up and fight the adversities by developing strength, endurance, and will-power to prosper.

After all, the 10th disposition indicates ambitions and forward striving nature, if this combination is well-formed. This actually indicates that the opposition and challenges brought by enemies are the best teachers and trainers to the native. As a result, the enemies become great stepping stones for the natives to prosper and become successful after all this struggle, disputes, and litigation.

On the contrary, if the combination is ill-formed, it indicates a lack of motivation, ambition, strength, endurance, and will power to endure all these obstacles which lead to giving up easily.

Whenever the opponents show their strengths, it makes the native hesitant about their own powers which leads them to lack motivation to develop their strengths and fight adversities and opposition.



As a result, they tend to become less competitive which indicates that opponents are able to outscore the native.

Enmity With Maternal Relatives

The 6th house also signifies the relatives and siblings from the side of the mother. It is because according to the Bhavat Bhavam technique (from house to house) the 6th house is 3rd (younger siblings, relatives) from the 4th house (mother).

It is important to note that just because the 6th house represents maternal relatives, it does not mean that they are natural enemies. Rather than that, the condition of the 9th ruler in the 6th house as well as the condition of the 6th ruler determines the relationship with maternal relatives.

With all that being said, the general effect of 9th lord being in 6th house is a lack of support and happiness from maternal siblings, even though they are financially well off and quite successful.

If the 9th ruler is in bad dignity or ill-aspected, it indicates bitter enmity, quarrels, and disputes with maternal relatives.

Alternatively, if the 9th ruler is well placed in the 6th house, it makes the maternal relatives very lucky and fortunate, as the 9th house energies suggest.

As the 10th disposition suggests, it also makes then very ambitious and prosperous. They are able to achieve great results in their undertakings which also improve their social rank.



Other than that, the positive form of this combination indicates luck and fortune through the support and motivation of maternal relatives.

Teammates & Employees

As the 6th house also signifies teammates, coworkers, and employees, the 9th lord in this house gives a clue about them and relation with the native.

In general, this combination brings fortune to their teammates and employees. This also means that the native is less fortunate and less prosperous which means that their coworkers are very competitive and ambitious.

When the native deals with employees, the 9th lord in the 6th house indicates that their employees are cunning and ambitious as well.

Matters are worse when the 9th lord is in bad dignity in the 6th house. Namely, it indicates that teammates can outscore the native easily. As a result, the competitive coworkers become more successful than the native with this combination.

In addition to that, it also indicates misfortune and obstacles caused by servants or teammates.

However, if this combination is well-formed and aspected, it indicates great support from the employees of the native. In other words, it indicates that the durable, competitive, and hardworking employees are very helpful for the natives to achieve great heights and results in undertakings.

It also means that the native has very cordial relation wit their subordinates and treats them righteously, as the 9th house of righteousness suggests. This Is what ensures the loyalty and support form their employees in the first place. This doesn’t mean that the native is soft with their subordinates. Treating subordinates righteously means that the native is fair, and when necessary, the native becomes very strict. People always respect the combination of righteousness and courage.



Fortune & Service

As mentioned earlier, this combination can be very effective on the material plain regarding earnings and finances.

Namely, it is because the 6th house belongs to the triangle of wealth. At the same time, the 6th house also signifies earning livelihood through service-related work or business.

As the combination suggests, it can bring luck and fortune to service. That is, if this combination is well-formed and aspected, the native with this combination is very fortunate regarding their service.

Moreover, they are able to achieve great heights and become socially reputed with their righteously conducted selfless service, as the dignifies 9th ruler and 10th disposition suggest.

A well placed and dignifies 9th lord also indicates that these natives earn their wealth through ethical, moral, and righteous sources.

For instance, the native may be earning through organizations or activities that deal with ethics, morals, and righteousness. At the same time, the 6th house signifies legal disputes and the 10th disposition signifies law, order, and regulation. Hence, the connection between all these houses and energies indicates success by offering legal services to people.

A well placed 9th lord enables these natives to achieve great heights and become prosperous in similar fields.

Furthermore, as both the 6th house and 10th house (disposition) are houses of growth, it indicates that their successful service related venture or activity expands and improves gradually. It is because these natives are willing to improve themselves and perform better gradually.

On the contrary, if the 9th lord is in bad dignity, it also maks the native immoral regarding financial pursuits. That is, such badly dignifies natives are inclined to ear their livelihood by sinful manners which also causes loss of social rank and not to mention, lack of natural charm and fortune.

Expansion Through Loans

The 6th house also signifies loans and negatively debts. Hence, the condition of the 9th house lord in the 6th house gives a clue whether the native is fortuante regarding the exploitation of loans or not.



Accordingly, if the combination is well placed, the native is fortunate regarding the use of lonas.

That is, they are able to leverage loans or crowdfunding in order to expand their business or work.

On the contrary, the ill formation of this combination leads to misfortune and obstacles due to bad decisions regarding loans. This causes the natives to be heavily indebted which is a great obstacle in their financial situation.

Disagreements With Father

The 9th house signifies the father and the positioning of the given lord in the 6th house gives a clue about the character of the father of the native.

Accordingly, the father is very critical, strict, quarrelsome, naggy, and cunning, as the 6th house suggests.

The critical, hostile, and quarrelsome nature of the father causes lots of disputes and disagreements between the natives and their father.

On a positive hand, when the 9th lord is in good dignity, it makes the father of the native very competitive, disciplined, hardworking, and strong.

As the combination forms the 10th disposition, it also indicates that the father is very ambitious, hard-working, enterprising, authoritative, prosperous, and socially honored.

Alternatively, if this combination is ill-placed, it leads to severe disputes and litigation with the father. The weakened 9th ruler also indicates that the father lacks righteousness and morals.

It also indicates that the father causes obstacles to the native out of envy or disapproval.



Critical Belief System

As the 9th house signifies philsophcy, faith, adn religion ,the positioning of its lord in the 6th ouse indicates beign very critical about ones bleif system

This means that such natives incorporate their belief systems and philosphical views to their every day routine which affects their overall lifestyle.

If the 9th lord is in good dingity, it idnicates that the native is righteous, faithful, and aplied religious wisdom to imrpove their moral and sicipline.

On the contrary, if the 9th ruler is in bad dignity, it indicates that the native uses religious, spiritual, and philosophical arguments immorally to benefit themself.

That is, they are capable of causing enmity between people of different religious views. They are also prone to criticize and belittle religion, faith, and spirituality.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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