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Planets in the Twelfth House

Sun in the Twelfth

When the sun is placed in the twelfth house, you are a person who enjoys your alone time. You like to escape from the world and seclude yourself from the reality of life. You enjoy your quiet time and need a peaceful environment to survive. You are extremely sensitive and have a very spiritual nature. You are drawn to things that are hidden and mystical. You attract people that have problems and are always seeking to help those who are suffering. You are blessed with psychic abilities and have empathic sensitivity. You feel other people’s pain and try hard to help others feel better. You attract the downtrodden and outcasts of society. You prefer to work behind the scenes in seclusion and are a private person. Your emotions are strong and can lead to depression and anxiety. You seem to struggle in groups and find yourself feeling different from others. You feel uncomfortable in large groups and prefer small groups or one on one interaction.

You have a desire to escape from the world and can find yourself on a good path or bad path. The good path for you is when you decide that you will pursue spirituality, meditation and service to others and the bad path for you is when you turn to drugs such as alcohol. You are very susceptible to addiction and need to be cautious about using any types of substances that alter the mind or body. You can use these things as a crutch to numb yourself from the pain you feel. You are a person who must learn to become spiritual and to serve others less fortunate. Your life will be much easier if you do.

You may have father figure issues. Your father probably was not a strong presence in your life and might have died when you were younger. If he was in your life, you always felt that he was emotionally unavailable to you. You tried hard to overcome your pain and seek to find a father figure in those you meet. You must put God first in your life and seek a greater spiritual connection to the universe to overcome your deep loneliness and sense of alone-ness. You are truly blessed with extraordinary psychic abilities and can use them to help others.

Moon in the Twelfth

When the moon is placed in the twelfth house, you are a person who has a very spiritual emotional nature. Your intuition and ability to read other people’s emotions is truly a gift. Your emotional nature is often kept secret and hidden from others. Still waters run deep with you and you often hide your true intense emotions from others. You are a person who must have time to withdraw on your own and spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the world. You benefit by listening to soothing music and by having beautiful art surrounding you. Music is very important to you and brings you comfort in times of stress. You might have artistic talents that you keep hidden because you are afraid that you are not “good enough” to perform them. You are hard on yourself and would benefit from learning how to express your intricate emotions through writing, journalist and recording dreams. Your emotional nature is sensitive and you will suffer from emotional ups and downs in your life. The natural process of emotions is very fascinating to you and you may feel depressed often. You do not necessarily need medication to treat these subdued feelings but would benefit by talking about them, writing about them, or accepting them as a part of you. Sometimes you do not know if it is your pain or that of others you are feeling.

You feel other people’s thoughts, emotions, and suffering and absorb that within yourself. You like to runaway and hide, but you have much to give the world. Your spiritual gifts are magnificent and you genuinely care about helping people. You often find yourself drawn into the helping professions caring for the sick, elderly, disabled or with children. Just make sure you take enough time for yourself and your own inner growth and healing.

The relationship you had with your mother was complex. You might have felt as if you were the “parent” and your mother was the child. You were dependable and felt responsible for your mother figure and her happiness. You may have experienced your mother figure as emotionally vulnerable, weak or unstable and as someone who “needed you to be strong”. Your mother may have suffered from depression, sadness or mental illness. She may have also been spiritual and blessed you with many of her spiritual teachings. This type of parental relationship caused an emotional wound. If you had to take care of your mother, you might have not had your own emotional needs met. You felt that you could always do that on your own, making it hard for you to open up emotionally to others. You may fear being vulnerable because you know what can happen and you don’t want to become like your mother. Even though you have mother figure issues, you often have an unbreakable bond with your mother and are extremely loyal to her regardless of the situation you had as a child. You benefit from your mother and may inherit her spiritual gifts or abilities and she might have been a strong spiritual role model in your life by teaching you what is really important versus what is superficial.

Venus in the Twelfth

When Venus is placed in the twelfth house, you are a person who hides your romantic feelings and relationships. The twelfth house is known as the “House of Suffering”. The energy that rules this house is kept hidden or secret. The deep secrets about your own personality, as well as your emotions are locked within you. This placement is an indicator of suffering through love affairs and through heartache at some time in your life. The positive energy of this placement is that you are also protected by what seems like a guardian angel watching over you. When you are at your lowest point and almost ready to give up hope, the universe answers your prayers in many ways. You are always protected and you are guarded more than others around you by invisible forces.

You are destined to experience clandestine or secret love affairs. This happens because your expression of love is kept secret from others. Your initial emotion of love is held within and sometimes never expressed. You might often find yourself in love with someone that is not free. You may fall in love with someone who is already married or committed to someone else. I have studied several charts with this placement and almost every time, the client reveals to me that they either had an affair, were in love with someone they could not be with, or they were in love with someone and never let them know.

You will experience hidden feelings or secret love affairs at sometime in your life. Sometimes the feelings are acted on and other times you will keep them hidden and repressed. You may not cheat on your partner, but you will have “emotional affairs” because of the energy of this placement. Even the most moral, committed and happily married individual can fall prey to this placement. This can be extremely difficult for you, but with understanding and compassion you will eventually heal. You can suffer as a result of the relationships that you find yourself in. It is important for you to truly look within and be honest about your emotions. You have a tendency to be attracted to partners that have some type of pain in their life. You are attracted to partners who have been wounded. You fall in love with people that need your help and that you feel you need to take care of in some way. You can attract unhealthy partners that might not be mentally stable and this can manifest as depression. You are spiritual and can fall in love easily with partners that are spiritual. Love and spirituality go hand and hand for you. Just be cautious when you have feelings for others. Sometimes you can put people up on a pedestal and have illusions about how someone truly is because you only see the good in others. You can be blinded by love and ignore all the red flags of disaster before it is too late. You will naturally love others who are wounded, outcasts or those that people make fun of. You have great compassion for those who suffer and are different. Sometimes you can get involved in relationships with partners that have addiction issues such as alcoholism. You are a natural co-dependent when you are in relationships and need to be careful not to neglect yourself for others. You have to learn to first love yourself before you can truly love others in a healthy way.

You will experience relationships like the ones described above, but remember that it is not your fault. The energy of this placement might eventually lead you into situations similar to the ones above. You are destined to experience secretive relationships and secret love affairs at some time in your life. You can learn about this energy and choose to approach it in a different way. Being aware of this energy can help you prevent certain situations and relationships from developing.

Mars in the Twelfth

When Mars is placed in the twelfth house, you are a person who hides your true feelings and desires. You have a strong spiritual nature and are very intuitive. You are driven and like to delve into the depths of your own mind and the minds of others. Your selfish desires are often hidden from others and no one really knows what you really want. Sometimes your desires and actions are influenced by a force outside yourself. You often feel an overwhelming sense of mission, but avoid opening up to others because of your own unconscious fears.

You may feel repressed and have an inability to express your restless nature outwardly. You tend to internalize your passions and intense feelings, finding them difficult to express. You will feel angry like most people, but it will be difficult for you to express it. You often turn your anger onto yourself, which can cause health problems. You should try to meditate every day to help relieve your pent up energy. You have a strong desire to serve others and help those that are wounded. You can fight for those that are abused, abandoned and alone. You enjoy rescuing people and like to feel that you are appreciated for your kind actions. You can fluctuate between extremes of anger and extreme compassion. Your compassionate nature is intensified with this placement and sometimes you might neglect yourself for others. You will benefit by trying to understand your complex nature by utilizing writing, journaling and spiritual pursuits.

There is a danger for you to become involved with alcohol or other self-destructive behaviors. You need to face your problems head on and not blame yourself for everything that happens. You may try to escape from your painful experiences and find it hard to face daily life. You are prone to depression, which often is a natural part of your personality. You can overcome your loneliness by seeking things that have meaning and finding your own sense of spirituality. You may need to talk to a counselor about your problems and emotions, which will create a healthy outlet for your pent up feelings. You like to hide your problems from others and put a lot of effort and energy into being secretive about your faults. You need to be careful and watch out when you are driving or operating machinery. You are vulnerable to cuts and injuries, and may have to have surgery at some time in your life.

Your relationship with your father is something that causes you pain. In childhood, your father might have suffered with alcoholism and was not emotionally or physically there for you. You may have argued with your father and might have felt like you had to take care of him because of his weaknesses. You feel like you have an absent or missing father figure and are always seeking something from others, which is acceptance. When you turn your energy towards spirituality and connecting with your higher power you will feel more secure. Be careful not to allow your father’s problems to become your own. You need to be cautious about using alcohol or drugs, because you are highly susceptible to addiction.

The blessing of this placement is a gift of intense spirituality and compassion. You need to learn to love yourself and open yourself up to others. You will benefit by learning to express yourself freely and to trust that others will appreciate your honesty. You will always feel that anger is a difficult emotion to deal with, but the more you embrace it, the more you will grow. You will be happier when you stop allowing others to take your power.

Mercury in the Twelfth

When Mercury is placed in the twelfth house, you are a deep thinker and often hide your true thoughts. You are a person who finds it difficult to express yourself to others. You are shy and can find it difficult to let others into your life, because of your private nature. You are a deep thinker and have a very perceptive mind.You may not always express yourself and find it difficult to put words to your emotions. Your intuition and first impressions are likely to be accurate. You are bored with practical learning and enjoy imaginative subjects. You enjoy daydreaming and can escape into your mind when you are feeling stress. You need time alone to recover from daily life. It is important that you have the time to be alone with your own thoughts.

You might have psychic experiences and be able to read others thoughts. You may have flashes of intuition and you would benefit by writing down your insights. You may enjoy writing and find it easier to write down your thoughts than to say them verbally. Writing can be a great healing resource for you. You can feel that your thoughts are deep and you often have difficulty understanding what you think. You can get your thoughts and others thoughts confused. You are very sensitive to others and the environment that you are in. You can take on the thoughts of others and with practice can control this ability.

You have a spiritual mind and enjoy thinking about the meaning of life and spirituality. You can meditate easily and can benefit by quieting your mind and spending time in silence. Your mind reaches great depths and you are someone who can be hypnotized easily and are highly suggestible.

Jupiter in the Twelfth

When Jupiter is in the twelfth house, you are a person who is born with intuitive gifts. You are shielded from many of the negative energies of the twelfth house. You have a guardian angel that watches over you, that shields you from the pain and suffering often found here. You have a vivid imagination and an optimistic approach to life. You will benefit by doing anything spiritual such as meditation, writing, metaphysics and spirituality. You can connect to spirit easily and are blessed with a deep connection to God. You might seek out this relationship by becoming a nun, priest or rabbi. You love to study ancient knowledge and are attracted to things that are deep and meaningful.

You will have good luck coming to you from spiritual work and service to others. The more you serve others, the more blessings will be given to you. You have a strong desire for alone time and solitude. You enjoy being by yourself and prefer to spend time alone. You are sensitive in large groups and would prefer to spend time thinking, writing and studying deep subjects. Other people in your life will be drawn to you and will enjoy sharing their problems with you. Your outlook on life is upbeat and optimistic. You are able to answer many questions for others on a variety of spiritual topics. You are born with a natural understanding of life and why we are here. You may have grown up in a family that is very different than you and they will not understand your spiritual nature.

You can sacrifice yourself for a greater spiritual cause and are capable of selfless acts of service. You will receive good luck and blessings each time you make a sacrifice for others. The more you give to others, the more you receive. You attract abundance in many areas and are always searching for a deeper connection to the world. You are someone who enjoys spending time in deep thought and you like to try to figure out what is the purpose of life. You do not enjoy superficial subjects and prefer to live an ascetic lifestyle. You realize that true happiness does not come from the outer world of material possessions, but from within and by finding your connection to your spiritual source.

You are blessed with psychic gifts and intuitive abilities. You can have visions, impressions and dreams that predict the future. You would benefit by keeping a journal next to your bed at night while you sleep. You need to write your dreams down every night and it will be beneficial to keep a journal so you can start to write down your intuitive impressions throughout the day. You are luckier than most people who have twelfth house planets and you are shielded from the loneliness that usually comes with the twelfth house.

Saturn in the Twelfth

When Saturn is in the twelfth house, you are a person who tries to repress their fears and doubts. You are a person who may suffer from depression and sadness. You will work very hard to cover up your depression and try to overcome it. You need to be easier on yourself and understand that everyone gets depressed, and sometimes feeling sad is normal. You may suffer from guilty feelings and not truly understand where your guilt comes from. You have a fear of the unknown and of being overwhelmed by your emotions. You are a sensitive person and have escapist tendencies. You like to be alone and have the time to do things in seclusion. Your emotions are strong and you have to work hard to control them. You spend a lot of time controlling your thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

You may suffer from some type of addiction and you are able to repress the urge for the substance with discipline and will power. You will have problems with relapse if you do not allow yourself to face the emotions and feelings that led to the addiction in the first place. You do not like to be dependent on others and you avoid sharing your painful feelings with them. You will experience pain and feelings of separateness, because you will not allow yourself to open up to others or be vulnerable. You are rigid in your behaviors and will use self-control to overcome many unpleasant emotions.

Even though you do not like relying on others to support you, you enjoy others reaching out to you for help. You are often the person that friends and family turn to for support and understanding. You want to be strong for your family and will set aside your own problems to help them with theirs. Being of service to others will help you break free of your unpleasant guilt and will help you break the chains that you impose upon yourself. You need to embrace your psychic abilities and learn how to use them in a practical way.

Uranus in the Twelfth

When Uranus is placed in the twelfth house, you are a person who experiences visions of the future. You are gifted with psychic abilities that seem to come to you instantly. You are a person who needs time to be alone. You are reclusive and enjoy studying mystical subjects behind the scenes. You can experience secret love affairs and fall in love with others easily. You often hide your true feelings for those you care about. You enjoy having freedom to study and time alone to expand your mind.

You need to be careful about abusing substances such as alcohol or cigarettes. You can become addicted to substances easily, because you like to experience change and find it exciting. You can suffer from your own instability and rebellious nature. You have an addictive type of personality and can find it difficult to give up things that you become obsessed with. Your beliefs about the world are constantly changing. You need to live in an environment that allows you to be free. You have intuitive and psychic abilities that can be used to serve others. You often can see things before they happen and have the gift of clairvoyance.

You need to trust your visions, dreams and perceptions about the future. You would benefit by writing things down and can find that you have a great writing talent. Writing will bring you a sense of peace and will help you balance your restless nature. You need to trust in yourself and allow the universe to send you messages so that you can help uplift others who are suffering. The more you help others, who are suffering and allow yourself to change, the more spiritual you will become.

Neptune in the Twelfth

When Neptune is placed in the twelfth house, you are a person who suffers from your own compassionate nature. You are extremely sensitive to the emotions in the environment and to other people. You lack protection from the energetic influences that surround you. You easily pick up what others think, feel and believe. You suffer greatly at times because of your sensitivity. You can feel depressed, withdrawn and sad for no reason. You are a loner and prefer to spend time by yourself. You are imaginative and enjoy thinking deeply about life.

You are born psychic and are able to understand things about people without them telling you. You are like a sponge and absorb everything in the environment. You need to learn how to protect yourself and develop stronger boundaries with others. Others can easily fool you and drain you of your positive energy. You like to believe that everyone is good and spiritual. When you realize that the world can be an evil place, you can become despondent. The realization that people can be mean, evil and abusive disturbs you. You prefer to see everyone as loving, kind and compassionate like you are.

You are interested in life after death and hidden realms. You may repress your true emotions and keep them secret from others. You may feel that others will not understand your spiritual beliefs and nature. The older you get, the more spiritual you will become. You need to be careful not to abuse drugs or alcohol, because you are highly sensitive to substances that alter the mind. You are prone to addiction and escaping from your emotional pain. You need to face the pain you feel and transform it into a spiritual understanding and bond with God. You are blessed with the ability to connect to God through meditation, prayer and journaling. Your life will be happiest when you follow a spiritual path.

Pluto in the Twelfth

When Pluto is in the twelfth house, you are a person who hides your powerful feelings. You like to hide who you really are. You prefer working behind the scenes and like influencing things secretly. You often have a powerful position and give orders to others behind the scenes. No one will ever truly realize the power you have in the world, because you like to hide the influence you have. You have a very secretive nature and are always hiding from others. You have intense and passionate emotions that you try to hide and this can lead to secret love affairs. You can become obsessed with your romantic feelings and find it hard to concentrate. You can become addicted to your own emotions and develop unhealthy relationships with others that are difficult to end.

You are born with psychic abilities and a deep understanding about life. You are naturally spiritual and seek time alone to meditate, write and think about spiritual issues. You have times when you deny yourself and give up things for your spiritual path. You have intense sexual desires and may try to become celibate as a test to yourself. You like to push the limits and you enjoy feeling the adrenaline of intense emotional interaction. You are a passionate person and you enjoy risk taking behaviors. You need to be careful about getting involved in drugs or alcohol. You can become addicted easily to substances and find it hard to give them up. You bottle up your emotions and keep them secret from others, which can lead to escapism. You feel a powerful need to escape from the world into your imagination or through alcohol. You feel anger intensely and sometimes it turns into a rage that you try to repress and hide. Make sure you learn how to express your powerful emotions in a healthy way, because if not you could become sick.

You will benefit by studying anything spiritual. You need to feel a connection to God and this is where your wound begins. Your relationship with your father was possibly strained or non-existent. Your father might have had an addiction to alcohol, a mental illness or may have died at a young age. You must learn how to heal and love yourself. You may feel that you do not have a physical father and this causes you immense pain and suffering. You will heal your wound when you learn to turn your face towards God, who is your true father. You are destined to seek a spiritual connection with the universe and this will help you heal your inner wounds.

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About the Author

Carmen Turner-Schott

Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, LCSW, is a practicing licensed clinical social worker, Christian astrologer, writer and teacher with national and international clientele.

Carmen has been researching the eighth and twelfth astrological houses for the past 25 years. An eighth and twelfth house person herself, she has personally experienced the energies and lessons of these two very spiritually transforming houses.

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