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Disease and Your Astrological 6th House

In astrology, in addition to the planets and signs, there exist the Houses. The planets tell us what is going on (activity-wise), the signs tell us how it’s going on, and the houses tell us where its going on.

In other words:

  • Planets = What (signs) = How (houses) = Where.

The 12 Houses of the Zodiac correspond to the 12 Signs. Aries corresponds to the 1st House. Taurus corresponds to the 2nd House; Gemini corresponds to the 3rd House and so forth.

Virgo, the 6th House, is the Health House and deals with health, hygiene, work and service, and employees. The 6th House deals with health, amongst other things. In the 6th House, we will either have enhanced health or weakened health depending on how we think and live.

If we neglect ourselves, we’ll experience all kinds of diseases and disorders, especially the ones we are astrologically prone to. For example: if you’re a Pisces, the 6th House means you are more prone to foot, toe, and liver problems but if you are wise, when Pisces is in the 6th House you will be on watch for these body parts and take extra special care of them in the form of getting a pedicure, performing a foot detox, having reflexology perform, or performing a Liver Cleanse.

Anytime a planet is in the sign and/or house it rules, qualities (negative and positive) are greatly enhanced, usually two-fold. For example: Mercury governs Gemini and the 6th House. Because of this dynamic, there may be speech problems such as stuttering, as Mercury governs speech and communication.


The planet that rules a particular sign also rules that same corresponding house. Because Venus rules Taurus and the 2nd House corresponds with Taurus, Venus also rules the 2nd House. But because Venus also rules Libra, which corresponds with the 7th House, Venus also rules the 7th House.

Some signs have two ruling planets, such as Scorpio, Pisces, and Capricorn.

At various stages or times throughout the year, our ruling planet and sign goes through all the houses of the Zodiac. In addition to all of us experiencing our ruling planet and sign in the various 12 Houses of the Zodiac, all of us have a particular sign that was in our 6th House at the time we are born and thus live our whole lives being prone to disease and injury because of this placement.

What is your 6th House?

To find out what sign was in your 6th House at the time of your birth, you must start from your Rising or Ascendant sign, the sign on the cusp of the First House.

Start counting from the Rising or Ascendant sign or First House cusp counter-clockwise (right to left) six spaces. For example, if your Rising or Ascendant sign is Scorpio, you start counting at Scorpio (which would be in the First House since it is your Rising or Ascendant sign).

Some guidance:

  • Scorpio on the First House cusp = 1 (Aries)
  • Sagittarius on the Second House cusp = 2 (Taurus)
  • Capricorn on the Third House cusp = 3 (Gemini)
  • Aquarius on the Fourth House cusp = 4 (Cancer)
  • Pisces on the Fifth House cusp = 5 (Leo)
  • Aries on the Sixth House cusp = 6 (Virgo)

If Scorpio is your Rising sign, you have Aries in the 6th House of Health.

If you have Aries in the 6th House of Health you will be highly prone to headaches and mental or neurological problems, more so than the average or typical Aries.

If you are a Scorpio ascendant, you have Aries in the 6th House.

If you have Taurus in the 6th House of Health you will be highly prone to respiratory conditions (e.g. asthma, bronchitis), neck problems, thyroid problems (including weight problems), and throat problems, more so than the average and typical Taurus.

If you are a Sagittarius ascendant, you have Taurus in the 6th House.

If you have Gemini in the 6th House of Health you will be greatly prone to nervous system problems (e.g. bad nerves), shoulder problems, and blood disorders and thus skin disorders (as skin disorders denote blood disorders as the skin manifests the condition of the blood), more so than the average or typical Gemini.

If you are a Capricorn ascendant, you have Gemini in the 6th House

If you have Cancer in the 6th House of Health you will be greatly prone to breast problems (men may suffer from gynecomastia) and stomach problems, more so than the average Cancer.

If you are an Aquarius ascendant, you have Cancer in the 6th House.

If you have Leo in the 6th House of Health you will be highly prone to eye problems and/or disorders, heart problems, upper back problems, spinal problems or injuries, as well as blood disorders and thus skin disorders (as skin disorders denote blood disorders as the skin manifests the condition of the blood), more so than the average Leo.

If you are a Pisces ascendant, you have Leo in the 6th House.

If you have Virgo in the 6th House of Health you will be highly prone to nervous system problems and digestive problems, more so than the average or typical Virgo. You may also stress a lot due to worrying so much. Virgo correlates with the 6th House in addition to the fact that both Virgo and the 6th House are ruled by Mercury.

If you are an Aries ascendant, you have Virgo in the 6th House

If you have Libra in the 6th House of Health you will be highly prone to kidney, bladder, and other urinary tract infections (e.g. UTI or urinary tract infections); as well as lower back problems (including lumbago) more so that the average or typical Libra.

If you are a Taurus ascendant, you have Libra in the 6th House.

If you have Scorpio in the 6th House of Health you will be highly prone to sexual reproductive gland diseases (including venereal or sexually transmitted diseases), urinary tract disorders, and rectal problems more so than the average or typical Scorpio.

If you are a Gemini ascendant, you have Scorpio in the 6th House.

If you have Sagittarius in the 6th House of Health you will be more prone to hip and thigh problems (e.g. sciatica) as well as buttock problems (e.g. cellulite, stretch marks, steatopygia) more so than the average or typical Sagittarius.

If you are a Cancer ascendant, you have Sagittarius in the 6th House.

If you have Capricorn in the 6th House you will be more prone to leg, bone, and lower skeletal problems more so than the average or typical Capricorn.

If you are a Leo ascendant, you have Capricorn in the 6th House.

If you have Aquarius in the 6th House you will be more prone to ankle problems (or injuries) more so than the average or typical Aquarius.

If you a Virgo ascendant, you have Aquarius in the 6th House.

If you have Pisces in the 6th House you will be more prone to feet, toe, liver, and lymphatic system diseases and disorders more so than the average or typical Pisces.

If you are a Libra ascendant, you have Pisces in the 6th House.


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    Q: How Do I Get Rid of A Negative Entity (Spirit) in my House?


    Kindly but firmly request or demand that the entity leave your home. Tell the spirit it is not invited and you do not wish its presence to remain in your home. Strike singing bowls (quartz made) or Tibetan bowls daily. Burn incense of Sage, Dragon's Blood, Myrrh, or White Copal of which help to banish negative spirits and forces. You can also burn essential oils of Niaouli, Sandalwood, Chamomile (Yellow or Roman), and Myrrh in a diffuser. Saturate your home with black and/or brown crystals, i.e. Black Tourmaline, Onyx, Dravitz, Jet, Black Obsidian, Smokey Quartz, etc. Also say positive affirmations throughout the day. Summons your angels to protect you and to assist you in getting the negative entity to leave your home. Ask the Universe to send you to someone or for someone to come to you to help you (if you are having difficulty locating a qualified spiritualist in your city or town).

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    Q: Members of my house have started drinking Hemp Milk and Rice Milk. No more Cow Milk! We like the taste of both. I also like the fact that the hemp milk has omega and other nutrients in it. However, my son is three years old and we have discovered he is allergic to nuts because a family member gave him a cashew to eat, then his eyes began to swell up like Garfield the cat. I had him tested for food allergies and the test revealed he is allergic to nuts and soy. So I don't give him any nut products or soy products. My question for you is: "Is hemp a nut or a seed, is the hemp milk derived from a nut or a seed???" I need to know other alternatives if in fact it is a nut. I do not want to give him something toxic to him.


    Hemp is a seed, not a nut, so hemp seed milk is okay for him.

    Nuts cashews - peanuts, soy

    Grains - rice, oats

    Fruit - almond, coconut, banana, date

    Hey, I'll do an article that will be up on Dherbs early next week!

    Peace and Love!

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    Q: I have these cysts on the side of my ribs I had one cut out and have another one I was concerned and wanted to know to naturally get rid of them .... also how do I free myself from sugar I read some of the articles and would like to change my eating habits would love to become a vegan where do I start.. help I'm 39 Hispanic male need to detox bad ran the family out the house. Need to get in shape I look young but feel old, I have inflammation in my joints in my spine.


    Your solution is: DETOX! DETOX! DETOX! Change your diet! You must start eating right! Read the book "Becoming Vegan." A great book!

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    Q: I got a question for you, I got a natal chart from you guys and it says my karma is in Virgo, I am a Scorpio. What does that mean, do I have problems with Virgo, do I owe them? What does this mean, my north node is in Virgo, and my south node in Pisces, these three confuse me, not sure what they mean. If you can shed some light, I would appreciate it. Love Peace and Light Brother!


    Identify the qualities of the sign of Virgo (service, work, health, hygiene, etc.) and this will show you the areas from a past life that you failed and need to work on in this present life. You may need to serve people, work for free (charity) in helping others, and perhaps in the field of health (i.e. hospital or something).

    The North Node also means the past life karma - area you need to work on (which is also Virgo; many times the North Node matches the 12th House sign which deals with karma). The 12th House and North Node are usually the same and mean the same - karma!

    The South Node deals with the things (traits of Pisces) you learned well in the past life. These are strong resources you can use now in this life. Study what Pisces represents and these are the things you mastered in the past life.

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    Q: I ordered the full body cleanse but the post office sent it to my mother’s house. I should have been using it by now which I really need. I went to the doctor today complaining of upper back and stomach pains with extremely low energy, dizziness and headaches and he says that I have gastritis and acid reflux, do you have any suggestions on what I can do or order until my fbd gets here?


    Drink vegetable juice with plenty of green-colored vegetables. 4 ounces daily, perhaps 2-3 times per day. Eat papaya, mango, and cantaloup fruit!

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    Walnuts are good to eat during the Full Body Cleanse. Distilled water is the best water during the Full Body Cleanse, but your filtered water would also be okay to drink during the cleanse.

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    Q: I am suffering from Mysophobia (fear of germs). I have let this put a hold on my life, finding it harder to leave the house for fear of touching germs. What do you suggest?


    I would suggest Ethereal Bliss, and for you to order and read our "Mental Science Manual" e-book. You need to recondition your mind!

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    Just focus on things you appreciate about the child. Stop judging her relationship with her mother. Find a perspective about her that feels good. Respect her, and give her space to warm up to you at her own pace. It will happen

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    Q: If I detoxify my body and within that month I happen to inhale cleaning products while Cleaning my house or wear perfumes daily will it defeat the purpose of the detox?


    A little! What you inhale goes into your body via your bloodstream. Why not wear natural scents (i.e. essential oils)? Why not clean with natural household supplies brands such as Seventh Generation, Dr. Bronner, Earth Balance, Bon Ami, etc.? We list alternative cleaning brands in our ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL (e-book) available on-line.

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    Q: I am a beginner Holistic practitioner. My son who just turned 24 is addicted to pain medication. He started with Vicodin when he was 17 now he is taking OxyContn and Methadone. He said he is ready to get off now, because he sees how it is destroying his life. I know getting off of this type of medication is very hard on the person who will be Detoxing. I really don't want to put him in a in-house detox center, nor do we have the finances to do so. So, I want to have him come stay with me for however long it takes to get him detox. But I want to give him what he needs to lessen the healing crises, the headaches, the other pain that is associated with this type of withdraw. I am not quite sure what to do or where to start or if it is something I should do. I feel that I can help him. But I want to be sure of this. I am thinking this is something that might require a medical physician. Please let me know if it something that can be done at home. And if so, what herbs, supplements and whole foods I should have handy to assist him on his detox process. You expertise is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


    He needs the FULL BODY DETOX and should drink plenty of Licorice Root tea. He can detox at home. Let him bathe in 26-78 ounces of sea salt daily. Let him drink vegetable juice daily as well. Please schedule a health consultation so you can obtain more natural remedies for your son. $100 (for a consultation) is a lot cheaper than a detox center. Please consider!

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    Q: You advised various stones black tourmaline, obsidian, and hematite to be placed on chakra point. Can you suggest any crystal that I can place in a bipolar persons room, and around the house? My 23 year old son has been diagnosed as bipolar. He is on medicines, however I have just become aware that there most definitely is energies in crystals. He is quite intelligent, and motivated. Sometimes he tends to spiral out of control. He has never done street drugs, nor does he drink alcohol.


    Spiritual stones/crystals i.e. Amethyst, Celestite, Angelite, and Selenite.

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    Q: Hello, I bought the parasite and Worm Kit and want to know how can I adapt the schedule for taking the capsules to my daughter's school schedule. She cannot take pills to workshop as she is handicapped and wouldn't know how to work the schedule. Is it possible to adapt the pill schedule to her workshop schedule which is leaving the house @ 7:30a.m to returning @ 4:00p.m. Thank you. It would really difficult to take her out of workshop for three weeks because of limited space they are firm about attendance. Please help!


    You are free to coordinate your own time schedule as far as taking the pills are concerned. Do what works best for you. There is no set time in which you must take the pills.

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    Q: I am on day 5 of the FULL BODY DETOX. I have severe eczema and I re-read the instructions last night. After steaming am I to use food grade hydrogen peroxide on my face or regular store bought hydrogen peroxide? Should I expect it to burn? Also, I haven't been putting on lotion because the lotions in my house have lots of chemicals. I tried Olive Oil but it makes me itch. Do you have any suggestions for a natural moisturizer?


    Don't use hydrogen peroxide daily. When you do use it, pat it on your face with a cotton ball. Use it ever other day, not daily. Use 3% HP not 35% food grade! 35% FGHP will burn your face.

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    Q: Two months ago I used your Full Body Detox, and got fabulous results. I also did The Total Woman Cleanse three weeks after the detox, and got fabulous results from both products. My family, and I have been vegan for the past eight months, and before that vegetarians. Now, I am still experiencing pimples, and some fungi which looks like a kind of wring worms, but much smaller apparing on my body. Not just mine, but other members of the family as well. I gave the children, and my husband their Full Body Detox, as well, and I have even bought the Oz Oil to treat this. I really don't know what to do right now, this stuff is spreading on my body, but I have a very possive attitude with it still. I thank God that I am richer in color (meaning very dark) that one can't really see spots after they have dried up. But, I should also tell you that Bermuda is a very moldy place to live! One has to contantly stay cleaning washing, and airing out the house out.


    Start performing the "Sea Salt Soak" (read our article by the same title in our articles section). Perform daily if you can! I'd also recommend you alternate between the Oz Oil, and the Healing Skin Oil. Read the article "Skin Disorder = Blood Disorder." Continue to stay positive! Consider reading "The Mental Science Manual." (highly recommended)

    Sea Salt Soak
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    Q: Your Aries Formula mentions that, an Arian may have some problems arise that deal with the head. What are the psychological, and emotional implications? If a person cerebral hemispheres, aren't in a way fully active, and synchronized? Lastly, what about an Arians face and upper jaw? What specific problems arise in those areas? Is a stiff jaw or a poorly contoured face, noted issues that an Arian experiences?


    The science of facial diagnosis is facial analysis, and some forms of phrenology. Pertaining to face and jaw, it would include everything that could adversely happen to these body parts. Beloved, actually many average astrology books deal with Arians health. Check out books on medical astrology (usually can be found at good metaphysical bookstores).

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    Q: I'm taking the FULL BODY DETOX what does the ACTIVATED CHARCOAL do for the body? it does not say in the book. I want to get more alkaline water. I usually had distilled in the house. Where do you recommend buying in bulk or what ionizations system do you recommend? Also is it good to bath in alkaline water?


    Please read the articles "ALKALINE WATER"" and "BENEFITS OF CARBON A/K/A ACTIVATED CHARCOAL" . They are in our articles section.

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    Q: I wondered why I had such a strong connection to you. I understand now after reading some of your articles. My mother is a Aries, and my father is a Libra. I'am a Taurus Female, and my ex-husband is a Virgo. My current man friend is a Virgo, and my daughter is a Capicorn. After reading your manuals, and articles on a daily bases. Everything is much clearer now. I hope to meet you someday. Maybe in New York this summer, or when you come to the QC know as Charlotte, NC. I love your spirit. Thanks for all you do. In Love and in Light.


    I'm glad my articles gave you some clarity on some things. Great to hear! Wow! We have so many similarities! I'm a Taurus, my wife is a Virgo, my mother was Aries and my father Libra! Wow! Interesting! Stay tuned to Dherbs.com and may you continue to enjoy reading our articles.

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    Q: I am 18 years old and was diagnosed with genital herpes in March 2007. Four months before that till present I have been suffering with a vaginal odor problem. No matter how I shower and clean, after a half an hour my vagina would have this fishy like odor that you could smell through my clothes. When I am on my menstrual the smell is even stronger and embarrassing because no matter what I do I cannot hide the odor. Before my first breakout with herpes I went to the doctor about the smell and my pap smear didn't show any signs of an infection to explain the smell. After being diagnosed with genital herpes I went back to the doctors to find out what I could do about the embarrassing odor. I was even tested for bacterial vagenosis but did not have it. The doctor said the smell could just be symptoms of a break out coming on. They gave me acyclovir pills and sent me home. Not to mention the pills did not help one bit with my breakouts or odor. I don’t know what to do anymore.... I’m tired of locking myself in the house because of my odor and my painful breakouts. Please help....



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    Q: I am 66 yrs old and have multiple health problems-HBP, Diabetes and depression. I weigh 240 lbs. and want to get down to at least 190 or lower. My skin at this time on my arms and stomach looks awful. When I lose the weight which I intend to do with your help. Is there anything you can do to help tighten your skin as you lose weight. Remember my age.


    Thanks for the question! That is a very good question at that. 

     To avoid loose skin from weight loss the best thing you can do is lose weight slowly and efficiently. Healthy weight loss is around 1lb to 2lbs per week. Your body always seeks balance and does not respond well to rapid weight gain or loss. Hence the stretching of your skin. It takes around two years for your stretched skin to return to "normal" so be patient. Losing weight fast is a goal most people have and you hear stories of people losing 10 lbs a week and believe that is the way to go. Considering your age it's best to take things slow. Besides not losing weight too rapidly, here are three other tips for keeping skin tight.

    1. Switch to a high raw food diet. Raw food diets are often referred to as "Facelift Diets". People who eat a majority of their food raw (60% plus) look younger than most because of the high antioxidant and phytochemical count in raw plant foods. I have seen hundreds of raw foodists lose weight and cellulite at the same time. Raw food helps the body stay hydrated, refreshed, and repairing rapidly. Fruits are my favorite skin food. Avocados, coconut, bananas, peaches, tropical fruit, grapefruit, berries, etc are all potent skin renewing and correcting foods.
    2. Hydration is the key to elastic skin. A simple test to see if you are hydrated is to pinch the skin on the top of your hand for two seconds and then releasing. If the skin snaps back you are hydrated. If it slowly pulls back to position you need to hydrate. The best way to hydrate is to drink two glasses of room temperature water as soon as you wake up. As maintenance drink 8 ounces of water every two hours. Remove or lessen the amount of dehydrating foodstuffs like coffee, tea that is not herbal, table salt, animal products, artificial sugars.
    3. Take care of your skin now by exfoliating daily, doing salt scrubs, using non toxic and natural beauty products. A rule of thumb is "if you wouldn't put it in your mouth don't put it on your skin". Your skin has a direct pathway to your blood stream so be careful what you put on it. I use coconut oil on my skin daily as a moisturizer and that is it. My skin has never been better.

    Lastly, with your health goals I recommend you have a free online consultation with me. I run a six month health coaching program over skype that teaches a system of health that empowers people to take control of their own health by teaching them all the tools to get their. Some of the lessons in the course are alkalinity, 60-90 percent raw, detoxing and cleansing, juice fasting, plant based beauty, intro to stress relief and meditation, etc. My clients get the results they desire and get healthy for life. To get a free consultation with me fill out the health history form found here: Health forms . I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if you have any more questions.


    -Gary Gibson HHC CPT

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    Q: Hi Dherbs.com, I'm 17 and I'm from west Africa, I am Aquarius. I really like your medicine and advice, it reminds me of Africa! I have a heavy computer that I use for college, and it's about 3 Kgs. I also lost about 15 Kgs (65-50 kgs for 1.60m) in 1 year in Europe, and I would like to know what may cause it. my back really hurts, I try to be as healthy as possible, I'm turning vegan, I've stopped everything but dairy and, because it's everywhere and I don't have time to cook for myself every day. I also have problems at school, it's too hard to study, I always feel tired, and I've got problems with family, they want me to keep on studying things I don't like. How could you help me ? Thanks a lot and keep on doing your job, it's great!


    Back problems also have an emotional cause. Are you bending over backwards for somebody or something? Do you feel that your back is against the wall in some regard or matter? Turning vegan is a good idea and should really improve your health. Have you read our article "DANGEROUS DAIRY" Now as far as your family wanting you to do things you don't want to do, you need to follow your heart and do you. Always be true to yourself. It's the only way magic can happen or occur.