What You Need to Know About Twelfth House Astrology
The 12th House in Astrology governs your subconscious and the things you say to yourself – the good and the bad.
This house reveals how intuitive or psychic you are, as well as giving insight into your spirituality and your health.
It governs your karma and what you might be bringing with you from the past.
It also shows where you might sabotage yourself.
Thus, it isn't a surprise that the 12th House governs secrets, confidential matters, worries, hidden enemies, and deception.
All of this might seem like polarities – what you keep hidden internally versus how you can be hurt externally (either through self-sabotage or enemies), yet the very nature of the 12th House is that of opposing forces. At its most basic level, the Twelfth House is about your desire to be whole and your fear of becoming whole.
It is through your fear of becoming whole that the self-sabotage comes through. It could be through addictions to sex, love, drugs, alcohol, self-mutilation, etc. Yet, you could also be pulled the opposite way to a path where you actively seek wholeness through devotion, prayer and/or meditation. Both of these directions, also come with the possibility that you may withdraw from the world altogether, perhaps into a world of addiction or into a monastery/nunnery.
Institutions (such as hospitals and jails) and charities are also governed by this house.
The 12th House's Natural Planetary Ruler and Astrology Sign: Neptune and Pisces
Questions Answered by 12th House Astrology
- What will you do to avoid exeriencing wholeness?
- How intuitive are you?
- How spiritual are you?
- What are you secretive about?
- What is your karma?
Examples of How Twelfth House Astrology Works
Aries in the 12th House
While you may be motivated to begin personal projects, it might be hard for you to actually begin them due to your dislike of change. If you can actually get started, you have the determination you need to succeed.
Taurus in the 12th House
It's easy for you to try to do everything at once. This might give others the impression that you're scattered and unfocused, which can be true at times. You can find balance by focusing on your need for stability and security.
Gemini in the 12th House
People often confide in you as you can be trusted to keep their secrets. However, it may be difficult for you to be as open with others. The key for you is to find people you can trust.
Cancer in the 12th House
You keep your deepest feelings secret, revealing them only when you feel completely safe and secure.
Leo in the 12th House
You don't seek public fame and recognition, preferring to remain in the background. This can cause people to come to you for support, but they may not always return the favor. You may have to learn how to rely on yourself in life.
Virgo in the 12th House
You can focus on the small stuff to the point that you don't always see the bigger picture. Strongly intuitive with an eye for detail, you often see what others miss.
Libra in the 12th House
Even though you are very self-reliant, you gain strength from partners. When you feel like you need to escape and recharge, romantic locations often provide you with the most healing. Be careful of taking on too much financial debt.
Scorpio in the 12th House
You're able to change your life simply by changing your way of thinking. While your mind is powerful, you may have to avoid becoming your own worst enemy, creating drama or dealing with power struggles.
Sagittarius in the 12th House
Your optimistic nature can cause you to take on more than you can handle. Yet, you somehow manage to make it all turn out well in the end. Your dreams may be highly intuitive and prophetic.
Capricorn in the 12th House
In your career, you prefer to remain in the background, offering support. You may work for the same company for your entire career. You can always be counted on to do the right thing and to be there when you're needed.
Aquarius in the 12th House
You often lean on friends for support, but you may need to remember to be there for your friends too. You can be highly intuitive with your dreams being quite informative.
Pisces in the 12th House
You feel things very deeply, but often hide just how deep your feelings are. You can be very kind, often knowing just what kind of help to give someone. Be careful of addictions to drugs and alcohol.
Learn more with The Twelve Houses.
If you enjoyed this article about Twelfth House Astrology in Depth, you might also like:
- What You Need to Know about 11th House Astrology
- The 12 Astrology Houses
- Best Astrology Books: Recommendations
- How to Tell the Story in Your Astrology Chart
- Planet Meanings and Symbols