In this article I will discuss the 12th house in astrology for all the signs and ruling planets.
What is the 12th house in astrology?
The 12th house in astrology is a very mysterious house and often misunderstood. There are many quite negative interpretations of this house and I would like to bring you tips and understandings of how you can deal with 12th house signs and planets. In this article I will explain all the signs with the ruling planets.
The 12th house in astrology is the last house of all the 12 houses and is ruled by the sign of Pisces and the planet of Neptune. Here it is that you surrender all your earthly needs in order to connect with the higher realms.
The 12th house indicates your past lives and what you have been, and what you have to let go of or activate in order to break the karmic cycle. Especially, when you have multiple planets in this house. It will bring a lot of projections to the outside world that is hidden in your subconscious. The 12th house stands for the subconscious, past lives, hospitals, prisons and everything behind the scenes. Very often the 12th house is hidden and is projected into the people you meet around you.
Aries in the 12th house – Mars in the 12th house
With Aries in the 12th house you might have trouble forming a certain identity. You might have trouble stepping forward even though you know you have the qualities to take action or to be a leader. It could be that in a past life you were a soldier or leader and you were not recognized for it or you were ridiculed for something you have done.
When Mars is in the 12th house your energy could be flowing, but not for a long time. You need proper rest and rejuvenation once in a while otherwise you might burn out.
Some hidden frustrations might be build up in your body as you might have trouble expressing your anger and that could result in attracting people in your life with very Mars qualities reflecting this back to you.
Taurus in the 12th house – Venus in the 12th house
When you have Taurus in the 12th house you could have been a rich person in your past life or someone that was in a very solid and stable life. In this lifetime it could be hard to grasp stability which actually is something you are so craving.
When Venus is in the 12th house you might get entangled in 3rd party situations, secret love affairs or it outs itself in attracting energy vampire type of partners.
In reality what you wish for is an ultimate perfect relationship, which you have experienced in a past life. In this life time you can still have that, but in order to achieve this type of love, you first have to connect to the divine. Which in return will send you the partner you so desire.
Gemini in the 12th house – Mercury in the 12th house
Gemini is ruled by the planet of Mercury and when Gemini or Mercury is in the 12th house you might feel as if you do not always have the courage to speak up. You are smart behind the scenes, but you might feel it is difficult to share your gained knowledge.
Some of you could be great ghostwriters, anonymous writers or researchers. You like your true knowledge to be hidden for the outside world. The words that you express to the public are not always in sync with what you want to actually express. You need space and seclusion to greatly formulate your words. You would be a fantastic writer, or working with your voice in a behind the scenes matter. Researching in a lab would be another talent you possess. People might find you a little shy, but in reality you have tons of ideas and fun talks when you feel comfortable with people.
Cancer in the 12th house – Moon in the 12th house
If you have cancer in the 12th house or the Moon in the 12th house there is a difficulty in expressing your nurturing feelings. You want to express your emotions and feelings, but for some reason it feels blocked.
Especially, if you have your moon in the 12th house you feel that connecting to your emotions and what is going on in your body is difficult. You absorb energies from your surroundings and in some cases you are not sure which energies are yours, and which energies are from other people. You could become a great psychic after learning to define which energies are from who.
A difficult relationship with the mother is often indicated with this placement. She might have been emotionally available when you grew up and/ or making you the parent in the relationship. She could have dealt with mental instability, which could be handed to you equally. You have the power to break this cycle and to connect to the divine. Only this way you can reach your innate feelings. I have this placement myself, so I am also talking from experience. This placement is also seen with nurses.
Leo in the 12th house – Sun in the 12th house
When you have Leo in the 12th house or the Sun in the 12th house, you feel a sense of seclusion. You like to be on your own often to recharge and could be completely comfortable being on your own.
If you are not comfortable in your own space, you might get a sense of being lost. When your identity (in case your Sun is in the 12th house), is linked to the 12th house you must find ways to connect to the collective. Bringing forward a way to help the collective by voluntary work, connecting with your higher self and letting go of how life should be. You will be guided by the universe to places you need to be. You literally just have to “be” in order to find fulfillment in life. You have a guide guiding you to the right path. Run against this path, and you might feel a sense of loss.
Often there is also a disconnection from the father that might have abandoned you, is emotionally unavailable to you or simply is not living in this earthly plane anymore. You might have felt like you missed masculine support, but finding your inner roar is going to help you move through life. Sometimes you feel you are not good enough to shine and always feel like there is some part missing. If you understand that you are the gateway to the divine, you will live life on a whole new frequency.
Virgo in the 12th house – Mercury in the 12th house
Just like Gemini in the 12th house, Mercury co-rules this sign. However, Gemini is a more outward energy, where as Virgo uses the Mercurial energy to analyze. You might feel that details are something you feel uncomfortable with.
Virgo is also the sign of health as it rules the 6th house and sometimes you feel that you struggle eating healthy or sticking to healthy routines. You could be a great writer as well once you feel connected to the collective. You might be of service by writing an anonymous blog. A great healer of plant medicine, a doctor, or a nurse could be seen with this placement. Find comfort in structure, and you will unlock the potential of the 12th house. Work on subconscious negative thoughts as Virgo is very critical and the 12th house rules the subconscious mind. You might manifest in reality, the things you deep down dislike about yourself. Positive affirmations would be great for you.
Libra in the 12th house – Venus in the 12th house
Libra in the 12th house and/ or Venus in the 12th house has a lot to do with relationships as Libra rules the 7th house. You might have a true desire to be in relationships as you remember this from past lives, but somehow this desire is hard to manifest into reality.
Manifesting a partner could be something you could do with this placement. However, if you are not connected to the divine, you might find it really difficult to attract anyone. At the same time you have a hard time asking people for what you want and there might be an imbalance in give and take. Therefore, you could be a victim to the wrong type of relationships. Through meditation and self-connection you can learn how to love yourself enough and to understand what you truly need in a relationship to have a healthy give and take.
Scorpio in the 12th house – Pluto in the 12th house
When you have Scorpio in the 12th house or Pluto in the 12th house or Pluto Conjunct the ascendant, you come from a past life of manipulation and distrust. Deep down there is a fear you will be betrayed and you might keep yourself completely guarded. Your deep senses or feelings you might keep hidden in order to not get hurt.
The 12th house in astrology also has to do with projection and you might meet people that project the subconscious shadow side of yourself. Either they reflect what is deep insights into your own subconscious or they reflect a past life or ancestral quality that has to be looked at. When you understand what is happening around you and why it is happening, you can dissolve this karma by meditation, yoga and changing your inner belief systems. Not everybody is out there to get you and you have to learn how to let go of control. Control of life and the direction it should move to. You might fear that if you are not in control of life, you will fall short, as you remember this from past lives.
You inner psychic is very strong and you can easily read people, and this will only grow once you have done the work. A true detective, shaman and working with the shadow side of the collective can help you grow in life. Embrace darkness, after which you can help people raise and transform from the dark side of life, just like you.
Sagittarius in the 12th house – Jupiter in the 12th house
When you have Sagittarius in the 12th house or Jupiter in the 12th house you came from a lifetime of travelling and gathering wisdom. Somehow you know things without truly understanding how you know it.
You have had life times where you have gathered wisdom and you might even work with a Guru on the other side that is protecting you. You always land on your feet, no matter how many enemies come your way.
Travelling overseas might be more restricted in this life time as you already have experienced that. The wisdom and curiosity of cultures is still very active behind the scenes and you might have an endless curiosity of learning. Natural skills of a teacher are very suitable to you. Deep down you know there is so much more to life, but sometimes you find it hard to express your freedom and opinions. You keep them guarded as you are afraid to be judged. The wisdom you innately feel is going to help you in life, connect to your inner knowing and you will succeed in anything you set your mind to. Service is of true importance to you and you want to mean something to this world, while having a sense of inner freedom. It might not be expressed to the outside world, but within your life you want to feel free.
Capricorn in the 12th house – Saturn in the 12th house
When you have Capricorn in the 12th house or Saturn in the 12th house there is a sense of karma when it comes to serving the collective. You feel there is a responsibility you have to bring forward to the world and you expect very little in return.
Meditation might be seen as hard work, but at the same time Yogi’s or Guru’s are seen as this placement. With a great schedule of connecting to the divine you will be able to reach higher states. Like training in a gym to gain muscles, you have to train your 3rd eye to see.
Capricorn or Saturn in the 12th house could also indicate a very stern father, or someone who is slightly emotionally unavailable. They could have been away from you to fulfill a higher destiny for the collective. In return, you feel the same responsibility. This responsibility is not seen from the outside, but it is a feeling that you have to follow.
In some cases you struggle finding responsibility as it is hidden in the 12th house. Only by serving the collective can you unlock your sense of responsibility. Saturn is the planet of hard work, but could also restrict a person from moving forward. How this will work for you, only you can know.
Aquarius in the 12th house – Uranus in the 12th house
Aquarius in the 12th house or Uranus in the 12th house makes you super innovative with lots of ideas. However, you find it hard to bring your ideas forward. Flashes of ideas are presented to you often, but you might have a difficulty bringing these ideas to the earthly realms.
At the same time when you have Uranus in the 12th house you might be surrounded by geniuses as they represent that projected part of you that is hidden.
Kundalini awakenings are not something unusual when you have this placement as Uranus represents kundalini.
Networking and friends is something you truly desire, however, you might struggle finding the right people who understand your inner genius. The rebellious side you feel, stays hidden and is not easily expressed to others. A lot of you feel that you want to work towards volunteering for the collective, or even inventing a new tech tool behind the scenes, that might serve the world someday. This is not done from a perspective of money, but more as an act of service. You might channel with the other side and gain technical ideas to bring from outer planets to earth.
Pisces in the 12th house – Neptune in the 12th house
A hypersensitive individual creates the 12th house in Pisces or Neptune in the 12th house. You have a very vivid fantasy life that you can bring forward through art or channeling.
If you do not accept the 12th house Neptune or Pisces you might fall into addictions. Believing in something beyond this planet will help you connect to your inner self. A true sponge of the surroundings, you can confuse your own energies with that of others.
Compassion is something you feel, but could be hard to express. Sometimes you are overwhelmed with the world we live in, and you need time to retreat and recharge in order to come back. From the outside you may seem grounded and established, but when you are behind the scenes you like to connect to spirit, or fantasize about a faraway fairy land. This could make you super creative, which might come in handy for any type of work. Natural psychics, channelers and caretakers are also seen with this perspective. A true Mother Theresa that will make this world a better place.
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