6th House Cancer: 5 Ways It Can Affect You

6th House Cancer

When Cancer is in your 6thHouse, you are very attached to your routine and you may have difficulty changing it. You may experience some ups and downs regarding your health. You are very focused on your emotional wellbeing.

To understand what it means when a sign lands in a house on your natal chart, you need to look at the meaning of the house, meaning of the sign, and how they interact:

  • The 6thHouse represents physical health, routines, day-to-day life and work.
  • Canceris a cardinal water sign. It brings nurture, care, moodiness and a need for protection.
  • When Cancer is in the 6thHouse, it means that you can be a hard worker but your motivation for work may be dependent on your current emotional state. You are fearful of criticism at work so you always try your best.

Note that this is just one facet of your natal chart. Other elements of your natal chart can overpower or contradict with the below points. To get an accurate reading, get a holistic reading of your full natal chart from an astrologer.

What Does it Mean whenCancer is in the 6thHouse?

6thHouse Meaning

The 6th house tells us about our day-to-day life. How we form our routine, what we do in our day to day life, how passionate or disciplined we are about the things we do.

We learn a lot about our work ethic and the person we are at our job. How we handle the responsibilities and duties given to us. It shows us whether we are an organized person or a messy one.

The 6th house also holds our physical health and wellbeing. How we take care of our health – whether we have a more direct approach, a more holistic approach, whether we are intuitive and in tune with our body. 

To interpret what the house has in store for us, we need to take a look at our natal chart and explore how the signs and planets interact with the 6thHouse.

Cancer Traits

As a water sign, Cancer is a deeply emotional and sensitive sign that finds it difficult to control their feelings.

They are sensitive to what is happening around them and may find it hard to stay rational and use their logic.

As a cardinal sign, Cancer likes to take action. They are very protective of the people around them and can often be like a parent to their friends. They love providing others with affection and nurturing others, making them feel loved and understood.

While they enjoy showing love to others, they need the same treatment in return. Cancer’s biggest fear is rejection and lack of acceptance and if that is experienced they are likely to go into their shell and avoid coming out for a long time.

Cancer can be very attached to their routine and schedule and may have a lot of difficulty changing it or improving it. Their motivation may depend on their emotional state. At work they can be very competitive and needy for validation and recognition. They can be very attached to their job and coworkers and may develop a closer relationship with them. Their health may experience some ups and downs. They are very tuned in with their body and emotions.

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6thHouse Cancer: Key Takeaways

1. You are attached to your routine

Cancer on the 6th house cusp shows that you can be a creature of habit.

You prefer doing the things you are used to and you are likely to have the same routine for a long period of time. You find comfort in the things you are familiar with and you are reluctant to make drastic changes in your day to day life.

Having a routine provides you with safety and emotional comfort. You are fearful of going out of your comfort zone and making changes. Only when you experience slight emotional chaos or ups and downs you are likely to make a shift in your routine.

You have a preference for doing the same things and knowing what comes next.

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2. You seek recognition in your workplace

Cancer in the 6th house of work shows that you seek positive validation in your workplace.

You enjoy being told that you are doing well and you like positive affirmation. You can be quite fearful of criticism even if it is constructive. You don’t like hearing anything negative and if you experience any form of rejection it may impact you for a long time.

You enjoy praise and it helps you stay motivated and inspired. Cancer is ruled by the Moon so emotional comfort will be very important in their workplace. Positive environment and good feedback will always keep them determined to do their job well.

3. You have difficulty changing jobs

Cancer is ruled by the Moon so in the 6th house of work it shows that you can be very attached to your job and work.

You find comfort in the things and habits you are familiar which and making any changes in that can be difficult for you.

Changing your job may require you to go out of your comfort zone and do something new and this can be very scary for you. It may take a while before you are ready to make such a drastic shift.

Don’t be afraid of making these changes if you know that something better awaits you.

4. You may experience ups and downs regarding your health

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the planet of changes. Cancer on the 6th house cusp of change may indicate that you are likely to experience some ups and downs in your health.

You are very tuned in with your body, but your body might be quite sensitive to any changes whether that’s in your diet or routine.

Cancer in the 6th house cusp can signify having a sensitive stomach so try to be very careful with your diet. Avoid making drastic changes and if you do, try to incorporate them slowly into your routine in order to avoid any potential irritation.

Listen to your body and try to cater to its needs.

5. You prioritize your emotional health

Cancer is ruled by the Moon the planet of emotions and feelings. Cancer on the 6th house cusp of health shows that you are likely to pay a lot of attention to your emotional health.

Try to cater to your needs and avoid doing things that may easily upset you.

Your environment is very important to you so try to be around things and people that make you feel good.  You are easily impacted by both positive and negative words, so be around people with whom communication makes you feel good.


With Cancer in the 6thHouse of your natal chart, you are likely to experience hardships when having to change your routine and lifestyle. You are very attached to your schedule and work. You can be very ambitious at your workplace but your motivation may come and go. You are very tuned in with your body, but you may experience some health-related ups and downs.

Remember that you need to look at the rest of your natal chart to make a better prediciton of your natural personality traits. Other elements on your natal chart may override some of these points (and I’ve tried to note that a few times in this article).