Chapter 28 –House of Debts and Enemies

     The sixth house from the ascendant is called house of enemies, disease, and litigations. These are the three main things we can know from this house.
 
     If the lord of the sixth house is exalted or in own house or in friendly house then the above mentioned things would be favorable to the native. If debilitated or in enemy house then would get unfavorable results.

In north Indian charts, the house next to the fifth house in anti-clockwise direction is sixth house. From the natural order of zodiac sign marked in the ascendant, we can derive which zodiac sign is sixth house. For example if the ascendant is marked with 4 then the fifth house would be Sagittarius.
north Indian horoscope showing sixth house
North Indian chart showing sixth house
     In south Indian chart, since the zodiac signs are fixed, the sign which is next to the fifth house in clockwise direction is the sixth house.
south Indian horoscope showing sixth house
South Indian chart showing sixth house
     In Uttara Kalamrita book, Mahakavi Kalidasa says, the below are signified by the sixth house.
 
  1. disease
  2. obstacle 
  3. fighting
  4. maternal uncle 
  5. phlegm
  6. swelling in the body 
  7. cruel actions 
  8. insanity 
  9. a boil
  10. enmity 
  11. miserliness 
  12. sickness 
  13. venereal wound 
  14. cooked rice
  15. tieredness 
  16. debt 
  17. reproach
  18. enemy’s satisfaction
  19. consumption 
  20. heat 
  21. a wound
  22. mental worry 
  23. intense anguish 
  24. enmity with many people 
  25. incessant eye-trouble
  26. receiving alms 
  27. untimely meals
  28. a fall from a boat 
  29. trouble and fear from one’s paternal relations 
  30. gain 
  31. exertion
  32. poison
  33. a severe colic or gout
  34. fetters 
  35. guarding of one’s own credit 
  36. urinal trouble 
  37. dysentery 
  38. the six flavours 
  39. condemn 
  40. service 
  41. theft 
  42. calamity 
  43. prison house  
  44. misunderstandings with brothers
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