6th House Lord in 9th House


Last updated on March 15th, 2020 at 10:01 pm

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

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

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 9th house, such as father, luck, fortune, destiny, religion, faith, higher wisdom, philosophy, etc are influenced by the matters of the 6th house, such as health, physical strength, service, discipline, loans, as well as challenges, obstacles, enemies, disputes, fights, and litigation.

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Generally speaking, the malefic house lord brings hardships and difficulties to the house it sits. In the current case, the 6th ruler brings challenges and obstacles to the 9th house of fortune and luck.

Whether there will be also auspicious outcomes is largely dependent on the condition of the 6th ruler in the 9th house.

On the contrary, the 6th house lord in the 9th house is in 4th from its own sign which adds positive intonation to this combination. It is so because the 4th is an auspicious quadrant or Kendra Bhava which bestows support and comforts in life, as signified by this quadrant house.

Accordingly, whether there will be more positive outcomes extracted from the significations of the houses involved is dependent on the positioning of the 6th ruler in 9th house sign and nakshatra wise.

Results of 6th House Lord in 9th House

Gain From Trade

An ancient source of Vedic astrology, BPHS states that people with this combination earn profits from trading basic essential resources, such as leather, building materials, etc.

The considered effect can be explained through various astrological indications regarding this combination. To begin with, the 6th house denotes service and belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona.

Accordingly, it can be seen that the 6th house involves service or work that enables income.

Now that the 6th ruler is in 4th from its own sign, it deals with basic comforts, buildings, and conveyances in life.

This is the reason why it is said by classical authorities that these natives gain fortune (9th) from being in service of trading essential building materials and resources, that are used to create basic conveyances and homes to people.

Additional outcomes are dependent on the condition of the 6th ruler in the 9th house. Accordingly, if the combination is well-formed, it indicates earning a good amount of wealth despite struggles, challenges, and obstacles.

The native has enough strength and discipline in order to overcome hard times and build up a good source of earning.

Whereas if the combination is ill-formed it indicates many obstacles caused by enemies which also cause heavy fluctuation of fortunes.

It also indicates earning by the trading of illegal goods and services.

Unstable Fortune

It is also mentioned in BPHS that the native has unstable luck and fortune regarding the activities through which the native earns wealth.

The fluctuation in fortunes and earnings is caused by the presence of many enemies that cause obstacles out of jealousy and envy to the native.

These enemies can also cause legal trouble for the native.

Hence, the native is prompted to overcome challenges that the enemies bring to the path of servicing or earning money.

If the 6th ruler is well-positioned in the considered house, it indicates that the native has enough mental strength and thick skin to overcome enemies using clever tactics. The mental strength is brought in to the equation by the 4th disposition of the considered lord in the given house.

Alternatively, if the combination is negatively formed, it indicates having a lack of mental strength and discipline which indicates that enemies and opponents can successfully cause damage to the native by various means.

By either situation, there are many challenges and obstacles that have to be dealt with in order to prosper and reap the benefits of this combination.

Great Mental Strength & Courage

As the given lord is in 4th from own sign, it gives a clue about the mental condition of the native and indicates whether there is peace of mind or not.

Usually, with a malefic lord involved, there is no constant mental peace of mind. On the other hand, as the 6th house signifies aggression, discipline, and strength, it provides a lot of mental strength to the native.

Moreover, as the 6th lord in the 9th house casts a direct aspect upon the 3rd house, it adds a lot of valor and courage to their mentality. It is because these are signified by the 3rd astrological house.

If this combination is positively formed and supported by the holistic chart, it indicates that the native gains fortune by overcoming challenges and defeating enemies and opponents.

Most of the time, it is a cold fight with the cleverness of mind involved.

Higher Studies

The 4th positioning of the 6th ruler from own sign also indicates the ability to grasp and study.

As the 9th house of higher wisdom is involved, it indicates that these natives are interested in higher studies.

There may be many obstacles in obtaining higher wisdom with this placement of the 6th ruler.

If the 6th ruler is in good dignity it indicates being disciplined and motivated to beat the challenges and attain higher wisdom in the process.

Cruel & Aggressive Mentality

Additionally, this combination provides a very cruel and aggressive mentality to the native.

It is provided by the 6th lord of critical, quarrelsome, and argumentative characteristics.

With that being said, these natives are prone to provoke and initiate fights and quarrels with people.

Unconventional Belief System

The 9th house signifies faith and religion. As the 6th ruler brings criticism to the house, it indicates that the native with this combination is very hesitant regarding religion.

Religious truth & wisdom to bless your life

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 joy and abundance of God to flow in.
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness to attain salvation) 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. Never endanger lives (saving one life is like saving whole humanity). Do not commit theft, adultery, false witness (disregard all cruel conspiracies towards innocent believers), and do not 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 racism, sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women, and increased rewards get those who educate women especially who suffer in calamities.
(The Last Sermon, Riyad as-Salihin 278)

Holy Prophet [PBUH] raised the status of and established legal rights for women which were never present before, and protected them from harassment, and stressed duty and good treatment to mother. Also, completely prohibited injustice towards girl-children (unjust people used to get rid of them for financial reasons).

(Sahih al-Bukhari 3446, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 5, al-Baqarah 2:228)

All people are practically 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.

All people are practically 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.
I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying while pointing his hands towards the east: The turmoil would appear from this side; verily, the turmoil would appear from this side (he repeated it thrice)(Sahih Muslim 2905e).

Muhammad [PBUH] was most akin to Jesus [PBUH], who is coming back, and the best of people will be under protection of Jesus [PBUH].
(Riyad as-Salihin 1808)

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet [PBUH]

Such native questions the religion and its roots. Hence, they are also involved in frequent criticizing of religious statements and sources.

It is because they question religion and its roots.

This effect, however, can be both good and bad. On the positive hand, this hesitation regarding faith and religion makes these natives dive deep into the details of religious foundation.

In other words, they are willing to explore the origin of various religions and discover something that most fail to.

They discover that all religions have the same source and basis, and this makes them respect higher wisdom and faith as a result.

This is also the process of how their unconventional belief system is formed.

Faithful & Merciful Servant

Accordingly, if the combination is auspiciously formed, it indicates that they do not lose faith in the process of questioning and exploring the details of religion.

Their deep interest and willingness to study the roots of belief systems lead them to be in service of religion, philosophy, and spirituality.

Accordingly, this combination can produce a merciful servant, who had the interest to study (4th disposition) all the details and discover the creator or God in the process which makes them respect philosophy and religion a lot.

This process provides them even stronger faith than normally people have, who have not studied the religious principles in a detailed way.

With that being said, such natives can be involved in services related to religious or spiritual organizations. In addition to that, they can be involved in philosophy and studies or organizations of higher wisdom.

Enmity With Guru

Alternatively, if this combination is negatively formed, it can mean losing faith and being involved in criticizing and abusing various religious beliefs.

They try to convince people not to believe or follow any religion as they fail to see the cause and blessing of it in the first place.

This effect can further lead to enmity with gurus or various spiritual or religious teachers or authorities.

Immorality & Ethics

It may further lead to lots of unethical and immoral deeds as the 9th house stands for ethics, righteousness, and morality the significances of which are damaged by the ill-placement of 6th lord.

Moreover, the 9th house belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona.

Hence, if the 6th ruler is ill-placed in the 9th house it indicates using bad and cruel tactics in a very immoral manner.

It indicates that the soul lacks purity and performs unrighteous acts. It also causes enmity with good, ethical, and righteous people.

With that being said, it makes natives with this ill-formed combination very jealous and envious which means they get delighted when they can hurt good people.


The 9th house is also the house of the father. Hence, the positioning of the 6th ruler in this house describes the relationship between the native and father.

With this combination, there is frequent opposition of viewpoints between father and native. It may lead to frequent disputes, arguments, and fights.

If the combination is well-formed and the 6th ruler is in good dignity it indicates that the father and native can make compromises and resolve any arising issues and not end up being enemies.

In the auspicious formation of this combination, it also indicates that the father of the native is disciplined and mentally resistant. Hence, it makes the father perfectly fit for activities that require resistance to pressure and mental stability.

Alternatively, if the combination is unfavorably formed, it indicates that the father may have illegal sources of income. It also indicates being very cruel, aggressive, and quarrelsome.

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 or Quran with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Always know that this science and the latest religious revelations are separated from each other for more than 5000 years. If you were to evolve from old Vedic science and adopt the latest religious teaching, the leap is worth more than 5000 years of human evolution. I am currently conducting theological updates on all articles, hence some errors may be there. All credit for increased wisdom goes to the best & brightest man who ever walked on Earth who is no other than the Greatest Blessing For Humanity & Seal of Prophets Muhammad ﷺ, and people who kindly taught me the Word of God. All glory to God Almighty.

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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, i.e free of blasphemy, 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.


  • what if Sun as sixth house ruler (Pisces Ascendant) is in ninth house with Mars? Sun is still malefic?

    • Yes, Sun has double the effect of a malefic because of being both functional and natural malefic planet for your ascendant sign. However, as it is in a friendly sign in the house of fortune, the difficulties provided by this planet turn out to be hidden blessings.

      For instance, the opposition, obstacles, or enemies you experience actually trigger the process of prospering.

      By overcoming difficulties your soul becomes tempered. What is most important Sun as the planet of truth in the 9th house of higher truth is in good dignity which endows you with righteousness and this ensures divine protection no matter how hard things can go.

  • Hello, I enjoy these readings and they are very methodical and sharp. I have mars in the ninth house in cancer opposing moon in the fifth house in pisces. Mars being the ruler of sixth house in Aries, I have had obstacle and delay in higher studies. However, as my 9th lord moon is in the 5th house in Pisces, I am supposed to get far in higher studies. I am pursuing masters in research studies right now, and very committed and confident to shine. I have big dreams of achieving high status through education (possibly my Leo midheaven!). What do you think of my prospects of higher studies? Will appreciate your answer. Thank you

    • Hello Riaz! Mars is the planet of action and in Cancer, it concentrates all its energies to develop the power of the mind. However, the mental powers should always be guided piously which will open up doors to prosperity.

      The energies of your Mars are directed favorably by a dignified Moon which makes you very compassionate and keeps from using your mentality on cruel or unethical deeds.

      When considering the fact that Mars is near its highest house of directional motion and Moon improves its dignity, you have great ability to take action, overcome all obstacles, and prosper in higher studies.

  • Hi Martin,
    Looks like my comment was not sent so am reposting.
    In my navamsa, Rahu is in 6th house in Cancer and Moon is in Libra in 9th house. Venus is with Ketu in 12th house. Saturn is with Jupiter in 2nd house.
    Could you please let me know how 6th lord in 9th would work in my scenario?

  • Hi Martin,

    I am an aquarius ascendant. In my case Moon and Venus are placed in the 9th house. I am wearing a moonstone (was suggested by an astrologer). Can you please confirm if this is fine (considering the moon is the lord of 6th house and is placed in 9th house)?

  • Hello Martin,
    Great article and it matches with my observation of my chart and life events. My sixth house lord Mars (Scorpio), is in 9th house (Aquarius). Saturn is in 12 house of Taurus. Mercury Venus Jupiter all in 6th house of Scorpio, sun in 5th of Libra, Moon in 4th of Leo, Ketu in 2nd Cancer, Rahu in 8th of Capricorn.
    Knowledge education religion all good, but money never comes. Any comment appreciated.


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