North Node in 6th House

You, a carrier of the north node in 6th house, are full of spiritual knowledge, having passed many lifetimes — or perhaps your childhood — in contemplation and meditation.  You find it natural to spend time in deep thought, alone and lost in yourself.   The more you do this, however, the more paranoid and unstable you become.  The universe will no longer support you in escaping reality or losing yourself in imaginary worlds, both of which undermine your self-confidence and acerbate your nervousness.

Because of past experiences you, having the north node in 6th house placement, find organization challenging and have trouble budgeting your time.  This makes work difficult.  You must steer away from self-pity to a path of responsibility and discipline.  Scary though it may seem, the discipline will build your confidence and soothe your soul.  Apply restrictions to your thoughts and diet, as well, to keep grounded.

Traditionally this placement indicates good physical health, as the universe will support your efforts to take care of your body.  You may have a secret desire to become a medical doctor, natural healer, nutritionist, or nurse, for your know there is healing power within you.  Good luck with small animals is also indicated in the north node in 6th house nodal placement.

The emphasis this lifetime is on addressing mental and physical health issues.   You may spend some significant portion of your life in a hospital, prison, monastery, or otherwise “institutionalized.”  The routine and order of such a place can help you build faith and heal.   However you choose to ground yourself, it’s important that you do so.  Anne Heche, Sunny von Bulow, Health Ledger, and Phil Spector, all described at one time or another as “imbalanced,” share this north node in 6th house node placement with you.

You have chosen a lifetime of service to others.  This requires developing any talents you have and paying attention to detail.  You will find it fulfilling to become an expert in some area.  Though focusing is not natural to you, the more you do it, the more you will like it.   You would make a fine accountant, editor, analyst, or hairdresser.  It does not matter what you choose as a career, however.  The spiritual task of the north node in 6th house is to learn about the world around you, figure out how you can contribute to it, and work, work, work.

Because of your sensitive nature, you will find many of the things you are asked to do in life unpleasant.  Resist the tendency to feel sorry for yourself.  It’s important the carrier of the north node in 6th house go about your daily routine with a smile.  Complete the tasks at hand, though they tax your abilities or seem unfairly distributed to you.  At your worst, you hide behind paranoid fantasies, letting others work while you wallow in self-pity.  In this lifetime, completing even the most unpleasant tasks brings a sense of accomplishment and great self-confidence.

Do not despair that your work is not good enough, that the outcome of your endeavors is not ideal, that you are unloved, or that people let you down.   You are here to experience “real life” which is messy, imperfect, and sometimes disappointing.   It is nevertheless wonderful and certainly can’t be improved by your worrying.   Build your mental and physical strength, maintain a positive attitude, and contribute where you can.  How surprised you will be to find a deep well of faith growing inside you.

You may have success at fields which allow you to combine your natural insight about people with learning some sort of craft.  More than a few accomplished astrologers have this node placement of the north node in 6th house, including J. Lee Lehman, Louise Huber, Alan Leo, and Noel Tyl.  Sigmund Freud, Albert Camus, Jane Addams, and Noam Chomsky are good examples of insight applied to improving the human condition in other fields.

Routine, boundaries, details, necessities, physical and mental health, these are your allies in service.  Your lifetimes of torment are over.  The sooner you bury the past and start participating in the present, the sooner you will become all of which you are capable:  a powerful and confident person, the north node in 6th house is described by astrologer Martin Schulman as “one of the most compassionate, beautiful and useful people in the zodiac.”

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28 Responses to North Node in 6th House

  1.' Z

    This north node is so depressing if I’m not fed up of having to deal with rubbish that I don’t want to perhaps if the gods made a north node that didn’t involve taking out the bins we wouldn’t be so escapist

  2.' AV

    It hits home. I don’t think it’s a horrible analysis at all.

    I think people are looking for something uplifting to explain how they will … but ultimately, this north node in the 6th simply does not care for that sort of wishful thinking… only intentional action… good physical, mental, emotional, spiritual practices are important to achieve breakthroughs with the NN in the 6th.

    •' Mary

      I have this placement in Sag. My health is horrible. I have two fatal diseases which I inherited, and have had trouble getting my medication in the past. I’ve had six operations in the past 15 years. It’s always a battle. I always said though… I would love to be a hermit, or a painter working in solitude, but the universe always takes me to the center of the crowd. I’m always working between two and three jobs,always with people and groups, helping others. I do have some sort of block though, preventing me from practicing astrology. I also have always been poor, since I left home.

  3.' Elle(76)

    This is a bit late but I found most of this very accurate. The only critique I have is that it seems a little imbalanced in terms of positivity versus…less positivity.

    I definitely think that sometimes people need a kick in the pants to get them to see what they are ignoring or denying. I find it helpful, however, to perhaps include an equal amount of encouragement so that the kick in the pants lands you somewhere better, if that makes sense? And I say this based partly on content and partly on tone. But that’s just my take on it and I imagine that there were a number of people who probably got what they needed from reading it 🙂

    I have been struggling a bit with where I want to go career-wise myself and have had issues since I have a Scorpio NN in the 6th H and would love to be an author of fiction. I question whether that is just getting lost in an imaginary place (which you kind of have to do to write fiction!) and if/how that would be of service to anyone.

    There is definitely a discipline necessary for writing so it ticks that box, but I’m not sure it fits under service profession exactly….

  4.' Kelly

    I have NN in the 6th house and I found it very interesting that you mention “applying restrictions to thoughts”. This is so important because I can really get twisted up in my thoughts…I do so much better when I just do/act. The problem is that those thoughts feel so much more real and important than daily activities which seem so mundane. Anyway, I am looking for a new career field and I like your suggestion of editor…I noticed that you also mention it your description of NN in Aries which is my other placement. It seems like a real career and one that would ground me. Thanks!! 🙂

  5.' Rae

    What if you have your North Node in your 6th house, but in Pisces (at 29 degrees)…?

  6.' Rae

    What if you have your North Node in your 6th house of Pisces(29 degrees)?

  7.' MB

    I have this placement (SN Libra 12th H & NN Aries 6th H).

    Some of it rings true for me, but not all of it.

    I definitely don’t recognize myself in the self-pitying bit (I believe this is very dependent upon an individual’s temperament, mentality & habitual patterns).

    I definitely incarnated with the intention of being of service to others :). So the bit about ‘helping’ or ‘assisting’ is true.

    Whether a native goes about this codependently or interdependently is entirely dependent upon how an individual wields their personal power – there is such a thing called free will, self-awareness, development & growth.

    I also feel very spacey whenever I’m not physically active and I do tend towards isolation (in my case, I was brought up in isolating ways by authoritarian parents, and now I find myself isolated due to sickness).

    Weak boundary function can definitely be an issue.

    Buuut I’m working that 6th house node (health & routine – yeah baby!).

    It’s true in that discipline, routine and especially consistency are very necessary for grounding.

    Hairdressing sounds alluring to me :). Been pondering this for quite a while now. Would love to be a barber :).

    Very, very interesting. Thank you.

  8.' Meredith

    This is me but my north node is in Virgo.. I went to art school a decade ago and have been working a day job while balancing that with doing my artwork. Oftentimes I feel very frustrated and stuck balancing these two ‘worlds’, but then grateful I have both so I don’t dwell in one or the other too much. My day job keeps me anchored in the real world and talking with people in my community…while my artwork keeps me connected to my dreamier side. Both are detail-oriented. However-sometimes it’s made relationships, socializing, and time management tricky. Not to mention, finances.

  9.' Matthew

    I have to agree with Deven, I’ve also read this post several times and it is really spot on for me! We resist our growth by clinging onto what we know (from past incarnations), and the truth is indeed a hard pill to swallow – think I need to get some more water as I’m still swallowing it!! Thanks for all the insight.

  10.' sandy

    twelve years back I would have said this doesn’t resemble me, however my ego did the driving back then. But interestingly this was me six-ten years back. I can isolate myself for hours and days, but it only causes me to become ungrounded and place too much thought into the purpose of the purpose of my existence. I am a very responsible person with great work ethics, but it didn’t come easy, I drove myself to learn structure and discipline and to also have dignity in my work. I also find myself grounded when I’m busy, so I have to find something that I like and do it. I’m humanitarian by nature and my thoughts are always how to help people. I also build my own faith from inner searching because religion doesn’t offer or establishes faith but establishes that faith means “their way”.

    I never feel sorry for myself, but that was something I also structured and after too much of my life being a victim, I decided that I would never be any ones victim nor dwell in self pity, self confidence on the other hand is my cup of tea, because no one else is going to have confidence in you but yourself. Astrology is a tool to use in areas of your life that need improving, and becoming aware of them calls for improvement, and not the excuse/reason to blame our problems on. So I thought this forum was a very nice read, and insightful thank you

  11.' Esther

    I find this to be very true (I have NN in 6th, Taurus). The positive and negative are in stark contrast for me currently: striving to become a healthcare provider, without making much progress and fearing the change (really fearing I won’t be perfect in that field). I am more prone to self-pity than I like to admit. My spirituality can become a crutch if I let it, but it also helps me remember my essential worth regardless of what I “do.” I was abused in several ways as a young child, and I can blame my adult failings on that in low moments. The past is the past, and I am safer and more loved now than I’ve ever been. Discipline really is the key – even meditation, which comes quickly for me, is only beneficial if practiced regularly as part of a health regimen. I’m not religious, but it’s like that phrase that faith is meaninglesz without doing good works. I see this analysis as very honest and positive. It reminds me to be grateful, I am not a victim, and that I can do big things if I only take it one small step at a time. Thank you for this.

  12.' Johanna

    It’s more easy to see other people than self. So, I’ve seen in my friend’s map, that she has the North Node in the 6th house and even in Capricorn! I feel that she is very frustrated and stick her nose to other people’s lives, because she has not created her own. She does not have any goals, she is doing this and that and tried to be the master of 100 things, master of none, and she has escaped to the sickness she has created to herself. She “helps” (n her opinion) other people, including me, who has not even asked for her help, because people, including me, DO NOT NEED HER HELP! Iin other words this is called “co-dependency”. In my opinion she should really – instead of making herself sick (she really made herself sick: she was fighting to find proves that she is sick, from different doctors about 7 years because no-one could see any sickness in her. She wanted to be sick for to be able to avoid work! And then finally, everyone for tired of her and her insistence and someone said: Yes, you are sick. And now this sick person thinks, that she is the right one to help other people! It means, that she try to take people’s lives her own. She does not have her own goals, she stick with others and disturbes them – at least me. And she choose people who do not need any help, especially from her. In my eyes she is totally lost in her life but as a Sagittarius, of course she is the ultimate besserwisser, even she finally got her idea of her brain-sickness done. So, now she is “sick” as she wanted to be and by the same token she thinks, that when she is sick, she is the right person to give advises to other, healthy people and “help” those, who are much more capable than her! It is annoying. Really she is lost in the 12th House, even her North Node is in the 6th house! She should take responsibility, work with those who really need help, concentrate on some field of helping and not to try to be maser of 100 and beat everyone else in their field and leave her healthy, very capable friends to live their lives. Oh, how nice I felt to give this back to her! I can make also analysis and advices to other people and know better than themselves what they think and what they need. But this is what she did to me! I give it back!

    • Celestina

      There is something about this 6th – 12 house axis that makes people with this energy want to be helping all the time. I have noticed that myself. I’ve been frustrated by it, too 🙂

      •' Ryna

        If north node in the sixth house denotes sacrifice—that implies constantly wanting to be of help to others.

  13.' Barbara

    I think Celestine, that your work is amazing-

    It is hard for people to hear the truth sometimes- very hard, and so they criticise. They do not need to do that, they can do more research on their own. I find your work fascinating, and very right on- as painful as IT IS. You deserve many accolades, and I only hope you publish a book someday- I think you are WONDRFUL–

  14.' jazmine

    this is so crazy i’ve been locked at home for five years. i hate myself, have no job, have no love, and still live with my parents. what a miserable node placement to get. i live in misery, idk how to get my life together. i don’t wanna leave my house.

    •' North Node 6th

      Surely that’s the self-pity element talking? With the same placement I’m very prone to it myself. However it really does help to alter your perspective and focus on building the routines and responsibilities into your daily life, however trivial they may appear to other people. Don’t overwhelm yourself and take on too much in one go. Even taking a daily walk at a regular time is taking responsibility for your wellbeing and getting you out into the world! Gradually you WILL find that you are being rewarded for your efforts. Limit the time you give yourself to wallow in negative thinking.

    •' Cait

      You don’t want to? Or you can’t? I have Node 6H and I went through a phase of panic attacks and agoraphobia that prevented me from leaving my house for several years – this was all due to health issues however, and still I fear living on my own because of them… BUT, I am the household provider currently, although I live with my mother.

    •' Terra

      You can get your life together by stop caring about what you want, and start caring about what you need. Kick yourself in the ass and get moving. It’s time to put yourself first, and stop holding back. The world isn’t going to wait for you.

      My husband has this node placement and it hits him hard at times, but he never lets it keep him down. He’s actually going back to college later this year and he is just over the moon, that finally he can work towards a future he both wants and needs.

  15.' Elle

    Thanks – appreciated! Personally this made so much sense to me, as NNode in 6th!!

  16.' Disappointed!

    This is one of the WORST astrological interpretations I have ever come across! All you did was regurgitate a bunch of key words, with a “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” tone. What kind of advice is “It’s important to go about your daily routine with a smile?” That sounds more like living in the twelfth house south node of disillusion! Not to mention it’s unrealistic! Routines are sacred to 6th house NN people. And some benefit from a more unconventional routine then others, but they need to find the right routine and to know that they may always be confronted with some type of pain – whether it’s their own or someone they work for or answer to. And that’s ok, because not everything can be sunshine and roses all the time. Glad I didn’t pay for your services. Sheesh!

    • Celestina

      Me, too!

    •' North Node 6th

      I’d say it’s using our familiar 12th House strengths to engender our successes, as well as assisting us in coping with our failures while we are learning to develop and sustain those qualities of our NN 6th.

  17.' Jl

    Thank you

    •' Sunshine

      For what?? This was a horrible analysis!

  18.' Deven

    I’ve read this post several times and, again, I find it striking home. This is a powerful post for me. Thanks.

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