Astrologically Saturn in the 6th house has to do with the daily routines of life and it is here where there is a feeling of inadequacy through either being underpaid or feeling unappreciated and shouldering too many responsibilities. A sense of failure in the workplace is common and the person often feels unjustly criticized at work. The individual may need to develop a more positive nature when dealing with the issues of the 6th house. There may be a fear of unemployment or there may be an urgent need to order their day-to-day lives.
The early childhood may have involved issues of chaos in the environment and it sometimes shows a fear of animals. It may be the placement of the hypochondriac and one that controls the family through some sort of illness. Astrologer Liz Greene links this placement to mental as well as physical disorders and chronic health issues. The hired help area is another sector of life these people often meet frustration and delays. Typically the individual will end up doing the task themselves.
Commonly the father was quite anxiety prone, worrying over chronic health, a workaholic or his working life was severely affected by his state of health. The individual may also consider a career in health with this placement. Many of Saturn's lessons here involve learning the art of true service, finding efficient ways to work, and improving habitual methods and being more organized. This position of Saturn is very prone to compulsive behaviours, excessive ordering and perfectionist tendencies. And many of these anxieties reflect the health and state of their mind and body. The person needs to take responsibility for their physical well-being.
Saturn in the 6th house type of person may possess admin and organisation skills, and they may be workaholics who are obsessed with their health. Security may be found through work and they meet challenges, delays and difficulties in this area or shun it altogether. With Saturn nothing comes easy, and they frequently feel they work longer and harder than others.