I pulled up the chart of my next client. These words came to mind, “Stress Management”. The 6th house tends to be overlooked in astrology. It’s not sexy, I guess. However, it’s said that “health is wealth”.
The 6th house is also concerned with communication. A client this weekend, bail on a man for this reason – he had no mental chops! Whatever magnetism she felt towards him, it evaporated when she realized he had nothing to say!
Stress is a killer. I bet you’ve heard that one too. The thing about stress is it causes all kinds of health problems in a way that is fairly stealth. The 6th house itself works “behind the scenes”. You get all these health problems and search for answers. It does not occur to you, you’re killing yourself with your disordered life or mind or maybe it’s your bad habits.
Point here is people tend to worry when Saturn is messing with their 6th house. Saturn is about control. This transit pressure you to control your Virgoan (6th) functions – WORRY being the first and the worst.
Are you stressed? Have you ever invested time in figuring out why? 6th house puzzle!
I quit weighing myself, fifteen years ago. I was sick of how the number on the scale affected me. The relief was immediate.
If there certain people that stress you – hey! Limit your exposure. But let’s say you can’t (truly can’t) reduce your stress. I still have an idea, or advice.
There as a study done on people acting as caregivers for a family member with dementia. Parent, spouse, sibling, whoever. It was no surprise, people in this situation has very high levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone. How could it be any other way? 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, either putting out fires or trying to prevent them from being lit. There was a remedy though.
The asked the caregivers in the study to stop, just three times a day, to stand still and breathe. This session was to last 2-3 minutes. Not much, huh? But this little adjustment in their 6th house-ruled daily routine, saw cortisol levels in the group return to normal within a month. Is that efficient?
How do you manage stress?
pictured – Saint Dymphna, Patron saint of mental and nervous disorders.