When the Moon transits the 6th House

Moon in the 6th house

Back at it!  Blogging the transiting Moon through the 12 houses.  Using my own lunar transit as example but describing the typical energy/ emotional needs and moods common to lunar movement through that house.  Houses, as I’ve been blogging, relate to a particular area of life and the Moon energy relates to yeah, exactly that:  emotional needs, moods and security issues.  So essentially, I’m describing the area of the life that will be stimulated by Moon energy as the Moon moves through that house of the zodiac.

We’re now at house 6 with the Moon-House blog posts and if you’ve been following, every few days the Moon stimulates a different area of life… an area that is common to humanity; a shared reality.  Astrologer Steven Forrest says that we ARE our signs and we DO our houses.  Houses are something we all ‘do’.  For example, we all have a physical self (1st House), we all deal with values and resources (2nd house), we all want to communicate, be heard and satisfy our curiosity (3rd house) and so forth.

Common life themes–that describes the houses.

So now we are House 6 for the purposes of this blog.  And my own Moon is transiting through this house which is ruled by Virgo and Virgo relates to details and thoroughness; thus, the recap above.  My Moon made me do it!  It felt emotionally satisfying (Moon) to give that recap–it made my moody Moon happy.  We say the Moon is moody because it changes it’s location so quickly–I mean just a few days in each sign, in each house; it’s pretty fluctuating.  This should give you insight into anyone you know who has a Cancer (ruled by Moon) Sun Sign or a Cancer Moon sign.  But let’s stick to our topic here–the 6th house Lunar transit and let’s talk about the 6th house some more.

The 6th house area of life (common to all of us) relates to service and finding one’s natural skill.  Mentors is another area that relates to 6th house–you know, those people who will take you under their wings and then eventually you take others under yours.

So in this regard we could naturally see how it would be typical to be sensitive (Moon) to respect at this time (as the 6th house relates to mentor/teacher).

The emotional needs when the Moon transits the 6th is to feel competent and useful (sort of what I’m trying to do here now in writing this blog post).  So the psyche at this time would be sensitive to those issues of usefulness and competency.

Going back to the teacher and mentor part of the 6th house common experiences, it wouldn’t be unusual to experience a spontaneous emotional openness to teachers, role models and mentors during this time of the lunar cycle.  In fact, as I pointed out at the beginning of this blog, when you work with the Lunar transit energy in your own life, you can plan when may be a good time to take particular actions.  This transit would be a good time to connect with teachers and mentors, etc.  And then of course, if you knew when your own teacher was having a 6th house transit of the Moon, you may know when they would feel emotionally connected to their students.

Anyway, the 6th house lunar transit is a time when you want to feel useful and really don’t want to engage in meaningless duties–that could feel like enslavement.

Health and nutrition are also common experiences that are tagged and categorized within the 6th house common experiences of life.  The 6th house is known to be the house of the healer for this reason; so there may be an emotional need for reviewing herbs, medicines visiting the physician (if necessary) and this type of thing.  If you are the healer then you will feel even more like contributing to the health and well-being of others at this time.  This is especially true with small animals too, since the 6th house relates to the common human experience of connections with small animals, such as cats and dogs–pets.  You may find a special connection to your pet is typical at this time of the month.

There is a connection of the 6th house to ‘small community’–like neighbor with and S and the end.   The small neighborhood–doing something that the neighbors may appreciate.

One last thing–and I should have been adding this to every post thus far.  Lunar energy is very PSYCHIC energy and therefore one would tend to be very intuitive or psychic about the area of their life (the house) that the Moon transits.  So for example, more intuitive/psychic about the physical self as the Moon transits the 1st house and more intuitive/psychic about money, what is valued, resources during a 2nd house Lunar transit and so forth and so on.  

small heartPS– once you learn the houses, planets and signs and the archetype associations, its easy to put them together to divine a chart interpretation.

I just love astrology!

Personal Note:  In my own life, as the Moon has been moving through my 6th house.  The Moon may be moving through a different house for you at this time,  and the way you find out is to create a transit chart at www.astro.com and see which of your houses Moon is currently in.  (See the bottom of the MOON THROUGH THE FIRST HOUSE post for  more info. on how to do that.)   More my personal association with my 6th house lunar transit:  I’ve been caring for 3 cats at one daughters home and another cat (and fish) at my other daughter’s apartment.  And doing healing work with one particular cat who has been ill and getting him to eat and drink.  This very much relates to the 6th house archetype of small pets and healing work of the 6th house. He ate very well yesterday and drank water too and my part in helping with that was very emotionally satisfying.  And also knowing that I am helping my daughters.  The feeling that I had went something like, ‘Even if other area of my life may be failing or even if nothing else comes together for me, this is one thing that I can do to be of service and I don’t care about anything else right now’.  I have also had a health concern of my own that has magnified since Luna entered my 6th; and while this is nothing serious, the emotions are tied to it right now.  Enough said.  Anyway, since the Moon entered my 6th, it has been acutely emotionally satisfying to feel how useful I have been to both of my daughters and also to my grandson who I’ve helped by getting him to his high school activities.  It isn’t hard to see the 6th house connection.

The Moon doesn’t move into my next house, the 7th until tomorrow afternoon.  If I can personally relate any more 6th house lunar transit examples, I will come back and post those below.  Otherwise, see you in the 7th house soon!


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When the Moon Transits the 4th House

Moon in the 4th HouseWhen the Moon transits your 4th house–hang on Snoopy, hang tough.  That was yesterday, for me—the Moon was moving through my 4th house.  I’ve got some perfect examples of this transit for you.  First let me list the typical areas of life that get triggered as a Moon moves through house 4.  Home is the key here and by the way the Moon actually rules this house and that makes this particular transit a strong one—like a double dose of Moon energy.  Decorating the home—any kind of project involving home at all actually would be typical.  Moving furniture, cleaning, and since the 4th house relates to “family”, those ties may be active. Moon rules Cancer and relates to family, nurturing, feelings, emotion, moods, home, soul, the past, ancestors, parents, childhood, self-image, housing, subconscious and midnight (nadir).  This area of the chart is also called the IC…. it’s from Latin —Imum Coeli (Latin for “bottom of the sky”.

Since the 4th house is the “midnight” or lowest point of the chart deep soul or subconscious issues apply here as well.  The ambiance of the home would be highlighted as well…. the mood or atmosphere of the home or where one lives.  [Where one resides and one’s home are not always the same place]

Like house 12, this area of one’s life is another where the soul desire is to withdraw more deeply into a place of safety and security—into one’s self.  Issues with “parents” or “childhood” may be triggered.  The 4th house relates to the foundation of one’s being.

Issues or concerns about housing situations would typically come up at this time of the month more than any other time. It’s also a time when one recalls one’s ancestors and reaching back to connect with them in some way.  Questions of the mind and heart such as, “Who is my family?” and “Where is my home; where do I belong?” would motivate one’s feeling nature.  A double Moon time is an intense “feeling” time.

PERSONAL NOTE:  It was unexpected and at the time I’d forgotten about the Moon and the houses.  I’d been considering moving a portable desk that I wasn’t using and that was taking up too much room in my closet for days—weeks actually.  Finally I got the big awkward thing down the stairs and loaded into the car along with my gear for the YMCA for the workout the followed.   Later in the day I did some reorganizing in that closet and ran the sweeper over the carpet and cleaned the bathroom.   I mention those details because they relate to typical 4th house activities being simulated by a Moon transit as mentioned above.

I drove to the storage unit, raised the door, saw my “stuff” and broke out in unexpected tears followed by overwhelming feelings and thoughts.  “What am I doing with my life? Where am I going to live and when?  Where do I fit in?  Where do I even ‘want’ to live, even if I had all the money in the world?”  All of that was followed by “I can’t believe I’m at this place again with all my stuff in storage.”

I cried even more thinking of how optimistic I was feeling at the time things were loaded in and noted how some of the boxes and belongings has shifted and slid from their neat stacks since the day they were so carefully and confidently placed!  Every emotion that I’d been holding together came undone and I bawled like a baby for goodness sake!

Yep, there it is Moon moving through the 4th house—a perfect example!  And right on time.  The rest of the day it felt like someone had punched me in the stomach.  Believe it or not I think I cried while doing laps but the tears, if any, would have blended with the water certainly nobody could see my face anyway.  By the time I was through the 48 laps that I swam, I did feel better.  Exercise always helps@!

I got to bring in a moment of homespun ambiance experienced later that night.  After I got my grandson back from band practice which I stayed to watch since that always cheers me there was door slamming at around 11 PM just as I was trying to let the day go—I live temporarily with my sister and niece.  Somebody was trying to make a point to the other and a good slam of a door is how those two do it around here which I’m sure the neighbors in this building also appreciate!  Yep, Moon moved through my 4th house alright!

Happy that the Moon has now advanced to my 5th house now.  Will be back to blog my way through the 5th house Lunar transit in a day or so.