Venus in the 12th House Lesson Learns

Carmen discusses what it's like to have Venus in the 12th house in the birth chart.

Venus in the 12th Astrological House

Carmen discusses the energy and experiences of those with the planet Venus placed in the twelfth house of their astrology chart.

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Five Positive Things About the Twelfth Astrological House

In astrology, there are twelve houses that represent different areas of life. The most spiritual house in the birth chart is the twelfth house. The twelfth house is associated with the astrological sign Pisces and the planet Neptune. Traditionally, it is known as the house of loss, sorrow, suffering, secret enemies and escapism. There are also positive influences that impact people with twelfth-house planets. When planets are placed in the twelfth house the individual has a special mission. The individual will have karmic lessons to learn and balance out. The lessons that need to be learned will depend on which planet is placed in this area of life. Traditionally there are ten planets that astrologers focus on and they are the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. In my book, “The Mysteries of the Twelfth Astrological House: Fallen Angels” I discuss positive tips for how to navigate twelfth house placements.

There are many positive things about the twelfth astrological house. It is often shrouded in mystery and with secrets. Twelfth house people are individuals who have one or more planets placed this house. Individuals with strong Pisces energy will also resonate with twelfth house experiences. Often misunderstood, the twelfth house is not only a place of sorrow, loss and suffering. But there are also incredibly positive experiences and gifts that twelfth house people possess. It is true that twelfth house people may experience challenges but they make them more resilient and spiritual. Their experiences help them connect to a higher power. Most twelfth house people believe in something greater than themselves. It is impossible to convince them that there is not a spiritual purpose in life. There is a connection between people with twelfth house planets because they share similar spiritual experiences.

Below, I will highlight five positive things about having planets in the twelfth house.

1)    Spiritual Gifts

Twelfth house people are born with a variety of spiritual gifts. They have psychic abilities and mystical experiences. From a young age they are very intuitive. They understand what others are feeling and take on their emotions. Extremely sensitive and emotional they want to make the world a better place. Strange and unexplained experiences happen throughout their lives. These intense spiritual experiences make them search for the meaning of life. Extremely empathic they can read people’s minds. Sleep and dreaming are associated with the twelfth house. Dreaming gives them answers to life’s problems. They dream vividly and sometimes they wake up inside their dreams realizing they not really dreaming. They can learn to control their dreams and are interested in dream interpretation. Dreams about future events prepare them for major life changes. Blessed with an inner knowing it’s important for them to trust their gut instincts. Many people with planets in the twelfth house can use their spiritual abilities to help guide others.  

2)    Imagination

Twelfth house people are creative and have many artistic talents. Highly imaginative, they are able to create beautiful things. Writing poetry, playing a musical instrument, painting, drawing, singing or expressing themselves in artistic ways bring happiness. As children, they are open minded and very sensitive to other people and their environment. Born with a vivid imagination, they can visualize things in detail and sometimes see things that other people can’t. They are visual learners and remember faces easily. Many twelfth house people have seen angels, UFOs, ghosts and have experiences with deceased loved ones. Some have clairvoyant visions or flashes of insight that give them answers to life’s complex problems. They are connected to the unconscious and subconscious realms.

3)    Compassion

Twelfth house people are the most compassionate people on earth. They are born kind and care about the needs of others. Helping other people comes naturally for them but they often feel others don’t reciprocate. Twelfth house people are generous and give time, money and energy to others freely. They are drawn to helping professions such as psychology, counseling, social work, nursing and the medical field. Alleviating other’s suffering helps them feel like they have a higher purpose. It is important they develop boundaries in order to protect themselves. Learning to take care of their own needs first is a lesson. Making self-care a priority helps them balance their body, mind and spirit.

4)    Solitude

Twelfth house people have a strong need to withdraw from the world and spend time alone. Having private time to read, meditate and contemplate things helps them heal. They are psychic sponges that need time to recuperate their energies. Their empathic abilities can leave them feeling burned out and emotionally weak. It is critical that they have private time to escape in healthy ways. Spending time praying, writing, listening to music and cuddling with their favorite pet brings comfort. They prefer being alone and having solitude. Many avoid social situations and can feel uncomfortable in groups. Being in crowds of people can be overwhelming for them. Toxic and stressful situations make them want to withdraw. Staying home brings comfort and helps them replenish their spiritual energy. Having a special room in their home where they can pursue their hobbies is beneficial.

5)    Fallen Angels

Twelfth house people are angels in human form. They feel disconnected from material things and feel like they are living in a dream. Emotional and sensitive they feel overwhelmed by the stress of the physical world. Their desire to serve others and help people who suffer is extraordinary. They give a lot of energy and advice to people who are in pain. Healing souls, they are caretakers to the lost and wounded. People are attracted to twelfth house people’s energy and recognize that they can help them. Many twelfth house people feel like they are adopted or an alien from another world. Since childhood, they always felt different from their family and friends. Their personal experiences were not always validated. Their special abilities were not always supported. If they don’t have a spiritual group of friends, they can feel isolated and lonely. Twelfth house people wander here on earth wondering where they came from. It’s like they fell from heaven and are traveling here from a foreign land. Twelfth house people are meant to be here to serve and help alleviate the pain of the world. They are special because they have spiritual abilities that most people don’t have. When they accept this fact, life gets easier for them. They are able to focus on their soul mission and that involves finding their connection to a higher power.

The twelfth house is the most mystical house in the astrological chart. Learning more about this house can help you understand yourself and others better. In my book, personal stories are shared from twelfth house people from all over the world. This book is a beginner’s guide that focuses on understanding others on a deeper level.

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Mercury in the Twelfth House

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.

Moon in the Twelfth House

When the moon is placed in the twelfth house, you are a person who has a very spiritual nature. Your intuition is strong and you may have an ability to read other people’s emotions which is truly a gift. You keep your emotional nature secret and hidden from others. Still waters run deep with you and you often hide your true intense emotions from yourself. You are a person who must have time alone to withdrawal 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, journaling and recording dreams. Your emotional nature is sensitive and you will suffer from emotional ups and downs in your life. You need peace and harmony in your home and work environment. 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 sharing your worries with close friends. Sometimes you do not know if it is your own pain or the pain of others that you feel. You attract people who have pain and problems, because you can sometimes be the martyr in relationships with others.

You feel other people’s emotions and suffering. You can absorb that energy within yourself, sometimes draining your own energy. You like to run away 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. You are born intuitive, perceptive, and compassionate and often experience psychic abilities throughout your life.

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 tried to make her life better. You may have experienced your mother figure as emotionally vulnerable, weak or unstable and as someone who “needed you to be strong for her”. Your mother may have suffered from depression, sadness or mental illness. She may have also been spiritual and she 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 not have had your own emotional needs met. You might feel that you had to always rely on yourself, making it hard for you to open up emotionally to others. You may fear being vulnerable, because you know what can happen if you can’t trust others and you don’t want to become like your mother. Even though you have mother figure issues, you often have an unspeakable bond with your mother and are extremely loyal to her regardless of the situation you had with her as a child. You also benefit from your mother and may inherit her spiritual gifts or abilities. She might have been a strong spiritual role model in your life by teaching you what is really important versus what is superficial.

Saturn in the Twelfth House

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 your friends and family turns 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.

Jupiter in the Twelfth House

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.

Mars in the Twelfth House

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 then show 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.

Pluto in the Twelfth House

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 can have time where you can 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.