Whether you are working from home or out in the world, these work environment descriptions may help you realize how to make the most of your situation and make beneficial changes where you can—even the smallest shifts can have a big impact! Find your *RISING* sign, below (NOT your Sun sign!) to read about the qualities of a work environment that most likely aligns to the nature of the 6th House of Work in your natal chart. If you’re not sure what your rising sign is, use this short tutorial to find out.
Work Environment Qualities by Rising Sign
ARIES RISING (VIRGO 6TH)
Virgo on the cusp of the 6th House could indicate a need for order in the environment. You may also be very thrifty where you do your daily tasks, which may stem from urgency or impatience. Need a trash can but can’t find one? This oversized envelope will do for now (or maybe forever). You may be inspired to work for a higher purpose, rather than a sense of duty. You may also prefer a well-kept and hygienic workspace and could benefit from keeping plenty of healthy snacks on hand. Wherever your Mercury is placed further informs the quality of your work environment.
TAURUS RISING (LIBRA 6TH)
Libra on the 6th House cusp shows an affinity for social environments that follow the rules of society and aesthetics, both. You may work one-on-one with people, be part of a social club related to work, host work parties, or otherwise take joy in connecting socially with your workmates. You may have the loveliest of spaces and all of the appropriate appointments for social comfort such as a water carafe for guests, beautiful art to create visual harmony, or a coat rack by the door. Plants will uplift your space for you, in particular. Wherever your Venus is placed in your chart may offer more insight.
GEMINI RISING (SCORPIO 6TH)
Scorpio on the 6th House cusp indicates a work environment that taps into Scorpio’s affinity for power, anything hidden or taboo, and even literal basements or cave-like spaces. Even though (or perhaps because) you tend to like to think and talk a lot, you may find you get more done when you shut everything out. This sign may work well with music playing to create a ‘thought-coccoon’ for your mind to focus. Important ‘work things’ may be kept under lock and key—perhaps for the privacy of the clients, or for some other reason. Looking to the traditional ruler of Scorpio, Mars, may elicit further nuance.
CANCER RISING (SAGITTARIUS 6TH)
Sagittarius on the 6th House cusp speaks to an expansive, dynamic workplace. People, themselves, may be coming and going and the place may be filled with hints of multiple cultures. A richness of worldview could be prevalent, and a multitude of activities involved. Loud music, funny stories, or the news may be playing in the background. The work could be spiritually or philosophically grounded, and may even include travel or some other foreign element. Wherever Jupiter is located in your chart will add flavor to your environmental inclinations where work is concerned.
LEO RISING (CAPRICORN 6TH)
With Capricorn on the 6th House cusp, you may work best when the pathway is clear and the steps are outlined. Time use will be important to you, and you’ll want to know where you’re going. You may not need much in the way of materials to get your work done. You will want clear rubrics so that you know when you have completed a task and whether or not you’ve done well. Self-acknowledgement comes in handy when it is not forthcoming from external sources. Your Saturn placement may describe your work environment further.
VIRGO RISING (AQUARIUS 6TH)
Aquarius on the 6th House cusp can indicate being part of a team, working on behalf of others, and even working in technology. You may prefer/excel in spaces that are either spare and minimalist so you can think, or chaotic and inspiring so you can create. Either way, your best work space is probably somehow unconventional and possibly tech-forward or future-forward in other ways—avant garde art or music, perhaps. Your Saturn placement will further inform your tendencies and supportive potentials.
LIBRA RISING (PISCES 6TH)
Pisces on the 6th House cusp speaks to ‘watery’ work environments that may be full of emotion, compassion, creativity, and flow. You may benefit from space-cleansing items such as air-cleaning plants, grounding and protective crystals, essential oil diffusers, and the like. Soft music may support your work, as may beautiful, inspiring, dreamy art. You may wish to surround yourself with soft pillows and warm blankets. Things that sparkle or bounce the light may appeal to you, particularly odd little mirrors or strings of colorful lights. It may be nice to keep filtered water on hand and maybe a selection of herbal teas. Your Jupiter placement will further inform your daily work environment.
SCORPIO RISING (ARIES 6TH)
Your 6th House cusp being in Aries could be indicative of a very active work environment. It could be competitive and may even center around something combative like sports or the military. You’ll likely want to have everything you need on hand so that you can grab it and go at a moment’s notice. Perhaps also an office arrangement that allows for bodily movement: standing desks, ergonomic stools, or yoga balls may work for you, or possibly active tactics like walking while talking on the phone, for example. Efficiency seems important, so making sure to routinely remove whatever gets in the way could be a smart move. A very simple filing system will be your best friend. Look to Mars for more information.
SAGITTARIUS RISING (TAURUS 6TH)
With Taurus on your 6th House cusp, it could be important that you feel very safe and comfortable in your work space. Earthy things such as ample, comfortable furniture, plenty of snacks, and an assortment of your favorite drinks may keep you feeling at ease. Maybe also pets or plants—or if not the real thing, then some kind of stand-in like silk flowers or animal figurines. Your body becomes very important for you in your work, so taking good care of your physical needs is a good idea. Keep vitamins and remedies on hand for when you need them. Look to Jupiter in your chart for more information.
CAPRICORN RISING (GEMINI 6TH)
Gemini on the 6th House cusp can indicate an affinity for a workplace full of communication. Whether written, spoken, recorded, or live, it may feature in your day-to-day doings. You may also be someone who loves catching up at ‘the water cooler’ or on private Slack channels. You want to know what the skinny is; what news is there among your peers, clients, or in your field? Your curiosity helps you learn a lot about what you do and you may find you are busy on social media or as a media connoisseur, as it pertains to your daily life. Mercury’s placement in your chart will further inform how your particular Gemini flavor plays out in your work environment.
AQUARIUS RISING (CANCER 6TH)
Cancer on the 6th House cusp indicates a ‘nesting’ kind of vibe. You may excel in a work environment that feels ‘cozy’—or work on a team that feels like family. You may have a classical studded leather chair or a futuristic space-pod for an office seat, but either way, you likely have a cozy blanket associated with it. You may prefer to have ample food on hand so you don’t have to think about what to eat—nor go out of your way to get it (mini-fridge, perhaps?). Photos of family could be grounding or pleasing as well as items from your own past such as a favorite old book or childhood figurine. Wherever your Moon is placed will tell you more about your work environment.
PISCES RISING (LEO 6TH)
Leo on the 6th House cusp indicates a work environment full of creativity and expression—and possibly children! You likely prefer a lot of natural light or really good work area lighting. It’s possible that you have a lot of fun at work and this may be something you look for in your vocation. Funny imagery, uplifting music, silly ‘stress-relievers’ may all be supportive office-items for you. You could be someone who goes for themed office supplies like Llama tape-dispensers or novelty writing utensils. You may also dress in silly or uplifting ways to make other people smile or to start conversations. Your Sun sign may offer further insight into your particular work-space delights.
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