The Number 6 is associated with beauty, harmony, and love. It resonates with the vibration of unconditional love, protection, and maternal instinct. 6 energy yearns to be of service to others. In sacred geometry, 6 is represented by the hexagon, the perfect, nurturing shape of the honeycomb which nourishes bees, the insects whose pollination fills the world with flowers and plants. Even the shape of the number 6 is maternal, its curves representing the pregnant female form, holding new life in the womb of safe, secure and protective energy.
Its ruling planet is Venus, and Taurus and Libra resonate to its vibration.
There’s 6 energy in your numerology chart if any of your calculations reduce to 6, or you were born on the 6th, 15th or 24th.
The symbolic meaning of 6 is creation and completeness. Like beautiful snowflakes, each one a unique expression of beauty, yet comprised of only 6 molecules of water at their core, the number 6 is highly creative, because it contains a double essence of 3. The 6 energy is also highly efficient, as the hexagonal shape maximizes the interior space of the honeycomb with the least amount of labor and material, and makes possible the quartz crystal.
In Tarot, the 6 is symbolized by the Lovers Card, which in addition to love, represents partnership, trust, and complimentary relationships.
Spiritually, 6 is the number of lightwork, selflessness and charity. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, God created man in his own image, on the 6th day of creation, but this creation was not perfect. The number 6 shines a spotlight on both the imperfection of man and the power of God to restore what was lost. By having faith and trust in the Divine, the number 6 has a redemptive quality that heals all wounds with unconditional love.
If love is at the core of a 6’s personality, then home and family is the primary means by which that vibration seeks self-expression. 6’s are drawn to care for children, the elderly and animals. But the love doesn’t stop at the doorstep; 6’s are drawn to create communities through service to others. They are driven by a sense of fairness, justice, and concern to help in tangible ways, like volunteering at soup kitchens and food banks, rescuing animals, or reaching out to offer help to the homeless.
The 6 finds its growth edge in learning to set boundaries. In some circumstances, its compassion and selflessness can devolve into codependency, enabling behaviors and martyrdom. A 6 also needs to learn to accept other’s boundaries, because if rebuffed, a 6 may feel resentful or self-righteous, and become more controlling and intrusive.
Sixes enjoy everything that has to do with romance. They're very attached to their partners and have no issue with public displays of affection; indeed, they need physical touch and intimacy in their lives to feel complete.
In terms of compatibility, 6’s find harmony with 1’s, 2’s, 8’s and 9’s. Because 6’s are such good caretakers of others, it takes a strong personality to provide them with the feeling that they are well cared for. A 1 can provide this security. Similar in vibrational heart-centered energy to a 6, a 2 will harmonize well and provide a strong and loving partnership, though you’ll both need to work on establishing healthy boundaries so as not to merge into one unit at the expense of your individual parts. As a 6, you may be attracted to the strength and protection of an 8, or the deep connection that is possible with a 9. Either of these numbers will provide the 6 with the feeling of being cared for.
You are the caregiver. Your compassion and how you support others is your personal gift to the world. In addition to fining fulfillment as a parent, professional fields to consider are counselor, nurse, nanny, hospice worker, and healing professions such as reiki healer, acupuncturist or energy worker. If you’re planning to speak to someone about your career goals, your best days to schedule are Thursday & Friday.