What the Sun in Virgo/the 6th House Reveals about Your Chart

All about the Sun in Virgo/the 6th house

What is the special light that you shine into the world? The Sun’s heat and energy radiates outward, warming all the planets. Without the Sun at the center of our solar system, there would be no life for us Earthlings. Symbolically, astrologers view the Sun quite the same way: Its position in the zodiac is central to your personality.

How you express yourself outwardly is greatly revealed through your Sun sign. El Sol can influence everything from wardrobe to social style, and even career path. As your astrological energy source, your Sun sign can reveal places to draw your strength, confidence and creative expression from. 

What kind of fuel do you burn? Where do your passions lie? This heavenly body inspires humans to produce great, historical works; to garner applause and earn our bragging rights. But the pride ego and the ego are also the Sun’s domain. When imbalanced, those beams can produce arrogance, swagger or a mask of false confidence. 

The meaning of the Sun in astrology

In astrology, the Sun is associated with the father and masculine figures. How well do you relate to your dad or the male-identified people in your life? Historically, indigenous people have prayed to “Father Sky,” pointing heavenward. Whether this resonates for you or not, the Sun reveals your leadership style and gives clues about how you deal with authority.

Whatever zodiac sign and house the Sun was orbiting through (from our vantage point here on Earth) at your time of birth determines your “natal Sun” or “Sun sign.” More specifically, this will guide you in the following ways:

  • Self-expression: How do you shine to the world? What color is your parachute?
  • Creativity: What ways do you like to be creative and playful?
  • Passion: What are you passionate about pursuing or expressing?
  • Pride: Where do you get tripped up by your ego?
  • Leadership style: What kind of a leader or boss are you?
  • Energy source: What lights you up and energizes you?
  • Authority: How do you deal with people in charge and how comfortable are you with your own authority?
  • Attention: How much attention do you like—and what lengths will you go to get it?

The moon orbits through all twelve zodiac signs in a 29.5 day lunar month, spending 2.5 days in each zodiac sign before moving on to the next. This is one of the key differentiators of people born under the same Sun sign. Since a friend whose birthday is three days before or after yours will already have a different moon sign, your emotional temperaments will differ notably.

Read more about transiting planets here.

What is your Sun sign?

Your Sun sign is considered your “main sign” and it’s the forecast you read on websites and in newspapers. The Sun changes zodiac signs approximately every thirty days, so people born in these clusters will share a Sun sign and many basic personality traits. For example, those born between November 21 and December 21 will have a Sagittarius Sun. 

Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign and house the Sun was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time. Note: The beginning and ending day of each solar cycle will vary based on your year of birth—and it changes at a different minute each year. Those born “on the cusp” will need to know their time of birth to accurately find their Sun sign.

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What if the zodiac sign and house are different?

This is common! Read both the sign and house description below. Do these interpretations feel like a paradox? That’s not uncommon. Astrology is an interpretive dance, a tool which provides a fascinating layer of self-discovery. Do some “astro mixology.” Reflect on how you can work with both energies to express your solar-powered radiance.

Special positions of the Sun in your chart

Domicile: Leo

The planet’s home base, an easy flow if placed here in the chart

Detriment: Aquarius

Opposite sign of home base, may need to work harder to integrate the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Exalted: Aries

The planet’s most powerful position; indicates ease and added fortune with using the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Fall: Libra

Opposite sign to the exalted position, can indicate struggles with utilizing the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart 

Read more about the 4 essential dignities of the planets here.

The Sun in Virgo or the Sun in the 6th house

If you were born with the Sun in Virgo/Sun in the 6th house

Order, order! If you were born with the Sun in Virgo or the 6th house, you are here to bring structure to  chaos. First step? Dive into the “mess” for a thorough analysis. With your steel-trap mind, you need to understand all the moving parts. How can you design a proper system without being intimately acquainted with all the details? Next comes the exhaustive research as you scour for high-quality materials at the most economical price or study the practices of multiple masters. When you emerge with a solution, you don’t just change your own life, you set templates for the rest of the world to follow. That’s why so many people born with this Sun sign placement excel as coaches, therapists, thought-leaders and advice columnists.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury

Mercury, the winged messenger is the ruling planet of Virgo, giving people born with the Sun in Virgo (or the 6th house) a knack for absorbing, dissecting and sharing information. A lover of details, you’re an ideal teammate for trivia night. And what you don’t already know, you’ll quickly ferret out, finding that needle in the haystack that others impatiently overlook. 

Virgo rules the digestive system

Fittingly, the digestive system is the part of the body that falls into the domain of Virgo and the 6th house. One of your gifts is helping people digest information. This area of your body may be especially sensitive. When you’re nervous (which is often), you may have trouble eating or keeping food down. Food sensitivities or issues like leaky gut can force you onto a strict diet. Since Virgo and the 6th house also rule healthy routines, wellness is a major focus for you—by necessity at times. Clean eating and regular exercise are sanity savers, pulling you out of the “overthinking” trap that ratchets up stress.

Virgo is an earth sign

Virgo is one of the zodiac’s three earth signs along with Taurus and Capricorn—and the 6th house is one of the three “earth houses” along with the 2nd and 10th houses. With your innate connection to nature, you need time outdoors, and may strive to live a back-to-earth lifestyle. For others this may show up differently, whetting your appetite for the finer things in life like luxury vehicles, couture clothing and fine home goods. 

Virgo is a mutable sign

While this Sun sign placement has a reputation for being a neat freak, that’s not always the case. You may have a perfectly color-coded bookshelf in one room and a disaster zone of a workshop in the basement. The reason for this split? You’re one of the zodiac’s four mutable signs, along with Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. The 6th house is a “mutable” house—or cadent house—along with the 3rd, 9th and 12th houses. These are the signs and houses that finish every season, preparing us for a transformation. 

This metaphor is appropriate: As the leaves fall off the trees, they scatter around the yard. When the snow thaws it turns everything into a muddy disaster. While deep in your discovery process, it might look like a storm blew through your space. And when you finally notice your overflowing inbox or piles of “sourcing materials”…anxiety! Hiring a cleaning service or space organizer can be a game-changer, so treat yourself to that peace of mind instead of trying to DIY it all.

People with the Sun in Virgo/Sun in the 6th house also have these traits

Virgo and the 6th house are the domains of service, and you’re always there when help is needed. You’re a careful listener who loves to dissect problems which may direct your career choice. While it’s easy to be helpful, you may struggle to receive help. Let your friends pitch in and support you, too! Try opening up a little more. You don’t have to be perfect to be loveable. Just be yourself. 

Because your opinions are well-formed, you know what’s best, but you may come across as preachy or judgmental. Cultivate patience for people who are still “in their process.” You were once there too, after all, and no matter how many data studies you send them, save your energy and adopt this mantra: When the student is ready, the Virgo will come. 

Virgo is the symbolized by the Virgin (or Maiden) and the 6th house shares similar qualities. Though you’re rarely naive, you are a purist who likes things 100% organic, handmade, non-GMO or stamped with a top-quality seal. You can be a perfectionist who sees every flaw, and at times, you’re a little too critical. Relax your mind by channeling it into a project, like solving a crossword puzzle, writing a story, or organizing your desk. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.