Chiron in the 6th House

Natal Chiron in the 6th house of a natal chart indicates some emotional wounds connected with how the native perceives work and service towards others. The sixth house rules employment, health and our daily routines; Chiron’s presence here shows unresolved traumas related to everyday responsibilities. Chiron in the sixth house can also signify an early disappointment in the native’s career, and failures to harmonically cooperate with employers.

Generally, asteroid Chiron is responsible for traumas and their healing; thus the house where it is placed is a rather sensitive area of the native’s life. In case that the asteroid is negatively aspected, especially by Mars, Saturn or Pluto, the native may have experienced quite a lot of suffering. On the other hand, a well-aspected Chiron indicates abilities to heal other people in the respective life area, as the native has learned quite a lot from his own experiences.

Chiron in the house of our daily routines shows that the native as a child did not like to follow the daily advice of his parents. He probably did not like doing his homework, shower or brush his teeth, while also was rejecting their attempts to build him a stable schedule of sleep. Generally, he would prefer to act chaotically and choose his own rhythms. With an adversely aspected natal Chiron, the native was probably forced to follow the parents’ orders. Soft aspects to the asteroid show that the parents were not too strict on such behaviors that he developed, which in turn did not create him deep traumas concerning his routines.

A 6th house Chiron person simply cannot stand the procedures and routines of a working place. He may feel from bored to enslaved, and definitely will prefer to do alternative jobs that do not require a stable timetable or have recurring events. There can be also problems with co-workers or the employer, and a general feeling of not belonging to the place he works.

As the sixth house is connected with health, Chiron in the 6th house indicates frequent worries about the native’s body condition. Yet, he may stay in such a situation of worry and not act somehow in order to help himself. On the other hand, this natal placement can make him excel in advising others for their health. Such an individual can become a good nutritionist, pharmacist or homeopathic healer. Difficult aspects to Chiron may enlarge phobias about one’s health, leading to hypochondria.

Chiron in the 6th house is quite good for people who work as healers themselves. Chiron in the 6th can indicate an inclination to become a psychotherapist or elsehow support people that are in need. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily have to be an official profession. The 6th house is also ruling our service towards others, and the planet Chiron bears strong characteristics of altruism. A 6th house Chiron person can offer his advice and help for free, especially to those that are in an urgent need. Many times, the help provided to people by such an individual has roots in the absence of help from others when he himself was in need. Having experienced such situations himself, his ethics do not allow him to leave someone else helpless.

In addition, a person with Chiron in the 6th house may be an expert in job advice. Even if his own career life does not correspond to the advice he gives, he can offer very helpful tips about working. Usually, such people are the best for supporting their friends and acquaintances through developing strategic patterns that can be used in one’s job surroundings.
The best way to make Chiron function in a good way when in the 6th house, is curiously enough having small pets! The small animals are a 6th house matter, and we all know how important healers they can be themselves. Get closer to a cat or a dog, and let it be your own teacher. You will gradually understand that by synchronizing to them- and even to their biorhythms- you can build a healthy daily routine and soften any possible hard aspects your Chiron has!

If you have this placement, we strongly advise you to examine the natal aspects of Chiron so that you understand the whole big picture. Sometimes, by strengthening the planets that form a positive aspect Chiron you can indirectly heal yourself, without having to dedicate a lot of time and effort in researching your childhood years with the aid of a professional.

Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.

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I like how you don’t focus exclusively on – woundedness – but how those wounds can be transformed and made useful. This is another, usually neglected aspect about Chiron, which is who he was before he was wounded. To me that speaks of a much greater potential. Chiron is very dominant in my chart, 6th house, Capricorn. He forms a Cardinal Grand Square with Venus 9th, Aries; Uranus 12th, Cancer; Saturn conjunct Neptune (exact), 3rd, Libra. No doubt there are wounds . Chiron is quincunx Pluto conjunct Moon, 1st Leo. I think the square creates a drive to transform what could have been a messed up life. To me, I think of quincunxes as obtusely hidden opportunities. But – no it has not been fun.


Could you elaborate on what kind of wounds? Coming from a person with chiron in 8th house I find it hard to believe that chiron in 6th house is really that difficult. Sorry if that sounds insensitive I just want to understand.


That sounds terrible! I have Cancer in the 8th house with planets there, and it’s bad enough. I have Chiron in the 6th house of Taurus. I would say that since everyone has to work, having wounds related to it can be very disruptive and damaging. Also, being better at taking care of others than yourself can lead to a very unhealthy lifestyle. I personally have had trauma at work. Someone above me was bullying me constantly for years. I had no proof. It lead to me REALLY not taking care of myself, and going to work every day was torture. Eventually started having panic attacks and couldn’t leave my house to go! I also felt enslaved by the job (mentioned in the article). I have PTSD from that stupid job. It had me in a state of constant desperation.
As far as the health goes, I seem to be able to take care of others better than myself. For some reason, it is an almost impossible chore to keep myself healthy. It leads me to hate myself, then I take even less care! Anyway, just my experience.


It does sound awful. I got depressed because I got uninterested in everything. Having a routine is very important, but people with one already don’t seem to notice how much it affects their life. When your life is chaotic, your mind is chaotic, and so you start thinking on the negative side of everything. I lost interest in life, I got myself into multiple problems because of my lack of responsibility, I had to study twice as hard than my classmates (and I consider myself a pretty smart person) because I stopped attending class. It takes a lot of will to start doing things in your adult life that you weren’t used to doing as a child because no one teaches you how to keep up with the “life on Earth”, the responsibilities, the structures. I also am very prone to emotional stress, that probably comes from the fact that I was always running from one place to another, trying to help those in need even if it meant causing myself more problems (staying up to help friends, knowing I had to wake up early, thus going to school tired and barely paying attention, as the simplest example I can think of right now). You stress about other people’s problems as if they were yours lol. I agree, 8th house is a heavy one, but everyone has different traumas and experiences that at some point caused them a lot of pain (emotionally, physically, mentally), so I don’t think one is more difficult than another generally speaking. The individual can have it easier in certain areas in life, which makes a tool out of the way, meanwhile, the same area in life could be causing another person a lot of pain. Hope this helped


I love the advice about having small pets to soften the impact; I currently have a min pin who is an amazing little being.


Great description. How does a natal retrograde chiron differentiate?