In these series, I would like to introduce you to Rahu and Ketu (the North Node and the South Node, respectively) house placements. If you are curious where your Rahu and Ketu are placed, please click HERE to calculate your chart. I also offer past life readings on my ETSY STORE, in which I go much more deeply into interpreting your Rahu and Ketu. The following is just a basic overview that will help you get some general ideas about Ketu in the 12th house and Rahu in the 6th house.
In Vedic astrology, Ketu shows the focus of our recent past lives, what we perfected in previous incarnations. This is, however, the area where we feel stuck or uptight by not allowing variety and flexibility. Ketu is our safe and familiar castle. The purpose of Rahu is to reveal limitations we impose upon ourselves because we are overly attached to the false sense of security represented by Ketu. Rahu is depicted as a jungle where we feel unsafe and vulnerable. Essentially, it is a field of our inexperience that we need to explore in this life.
If you have Ketu in your twelfth house, this shows that in your recent past lives you had not involved yourself much with material world. You might have been focused on spiritual practices or less healthy activities of escapist addictions. You could have been drawn to spirituality because you wanted to avoid practical responsibilities and burdens of life. You simply wanted to get away from harsh reality and live in your own safe bubble where nothing could hurt you. As a result, you spent much time on introspection, contemplation, or (in worse case) escapism, but these activities did not provide you with enough satisfaction. On a more positive note, this placement gives you an innate understanding of higher knowledge and spirituality, because you spent a lot of time in your past lives studying these topics. Some sort of psychic experiences through dreams and visions are also possible.
Rahu in your sixth house shows that you have to perform your duties in the material world and you cannot escape from them like you did in your past lives. You will need to face opposition, conflicts, and obstacles. You will also need to improve your material conditions and manage your resources effectively, learning the value of hard work. Recognition and success will come after some effort. Though you might yearn to escape from these struggles or simply give up because they appear too big to handle, these difficulties are here to help you lighten your karmic load and teach you wisdom of life. You will need to learn how to live within the confines of this imperfect and material world, whilst knowing that you belong somewhere else, in the realm of spirituality. You will have to find a fine balance between discipline and rigidity of sixth house and formlessness and disorder of twelfth house. On a positive note, handling sixth house becomes better with time, effort, and experience, which lightens the karmic load as you progressively deal with practical reality of life. There is a great need to find a balance between your active and contemplative life. Remember not to forget about your material responsibilities, but also take your time to visit the rejuvenating temple of solitude and spirituality once you have accomplished your duties.