1-6 Couplet

  • 1-6 or 6-1 Couplet:  Overall, the 1-6/6-1 couplets say that the person is seen as helpful.  It also usually says, “I am a ‘detail’ oriented person.”  The details could be numbers as with an accountant, a statistician, or an engineer.  Or they could be words as with an author, an editor, or a linguist.  Even a computer programmer might fit since a program is a list of written instructions, almost like a book, which the computer follows.  Roughly one out of every 12 people will have Virgo on the cusp or within the 1st House creating the 1-6 combination.  But this combination can show up elsewhere – Aries on the 12th House, Mars conjunct Mercury, etc. 

DHARMA: This individual must categorize and process lots and lots of information – records, files, and data.  These could be recipes of a cook or the names of drugs and medicines comprehended by a doctor or nurse.  For an author, this would suggest being a leader such as a best-selling author.  Within a book, this might be the lead character of protagonist. 

KARMA: The greatest problem of the 6th Triad is fear and worry.  These folks can be ‘scared rabbits’.  With so many details to manage, the fear of missing a critical detail looms regularly.  Further, since the classic approach for the 6th Triad is ‘serial thinking’ or ‘sequential processing’ whereby every step is processed in a linear fashion, the fear is realized when an expected result is not achieved.  A serial thinker, facing a break in processing steps, comes to a dead stop – just like a computer program lacking an error routine.  Though the 12th Triad is the counterbalance for the 6th House (yeah, prayer might work), having a comprehensive idea of what is being accomplished is more beneficial.  That is usually a 9th Triad trait (greater knowledge).  Another beneficial trait is flexible thinking as exhibited by the 11th Triad.  As a general rule, serial thinking and rote memorization are very weak strategies and dangerous allies. 

As an adjunct problem, a person can be consumed by a morass of data and fall into a ‘paralysis of analysis’, as our co-author Cici notes.  They can’t see the forest for the trees’ and are hopelessly lost in the quicksand of data enveloping them.

As with all couplets, the above descriptions are not exhaustive, and they will be augmented as new data is brought forth.

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