Out of all the twelve houses, the 12th house is definitely a house that many people can misunderstand. It’s easy to see why – the house on the outside seems gloomy and negative, and like the 7th house, can be seen as a shadow. Due to this, a lot of people believe that having any planets or being dominant in the 12th house means they’re doomed for life. THAT IS NOT THE CASE! Although having any planets or having a strong influence in the 12th house brings many challenges, so does having planets in any other house. Every placement has their ups and downs, and it’s ultimately up to you whether you want things to go well or not.
The 12th house is commonly seen as the house of “self-undoing” and unconscious, ruled by the dreamy, yet confusing sign of Pisces. Any planets you would find in the 12th house is suppressed and concealed, only seen by others when you are most vulnerable. However, this doesn’t mean any planets in the 12th house are weaker in influence. In fact, they’re probably not only expressed more strongly, but wrongly, mainly because we are not aware. This is the frustration many 12th house natives can feel. People can tell them that they are acting in a certain harmful way, but they wouldn’t even know.
However, although struggles in the 12th house are terribly frustrating and difficult, getting over such struggles will be extremely worth it. If you have any planets in your 12th house, using the energies to do something good will be very rewarding. Don’t let karma be a bitch. Be your own bitch.
With that being said, check if you have any planets in the 12th house!
Sun in the 12th House: Your identity and ego is hidden, meaning that people may misunderstand who you are. In public situations, you may be awkward, coming across as a quiet, reserved individual.
Moon in the 12th House: You may struggle with showing your emotional side to to others. Due to this, people can see you has an unemotional person, which is not the case. Due to a lack of expression in public, you may not understand how to control your emotions.
Mercury in the 12th House: You may be misunderstood due to miscommunication. You tend to keep thoughts to yourself. Expressing yourself in a healthy, direct way is difficult for you.
Venus in the 12th House: People may take advantage of you with the love you give. It is difficult for you to establish boundaries in relationships. You connect love with sacrifices and you give too much.
Mars in the 12th House: You may lack the energy to assert yourself in various activities. You suppress any feelings of anger and sexual desires in yourself. Due to this, people may misunderstand your sexuality and your anger.
Jupiter in the 12th House: You may find yourself constantly going back to what is familiar yet you have a strong urge of wanderlust. Due to this, you find it difficult to achieving your dreams. You’d rather want to think and build on fantasies than to act on it.
Saturn in the 12th House: You strongly believe in handling your own problems and matters by yourself and only yourself. You may find yourself pushing those who want to help you away. You struggle with letting people in.
Uranus in the 12th House: You tend to hide the weird, unconventional side of yourself. You try to appear to others as a put-together, “normal” person. You may take public image very seriously. You may find difficulty in completely embracing yourself for who you are.
Neptune in the 12th House: You are a very compassionate, spiritual individual, but you may hide this from others. You may struggle with making decisions. You may lack a feeling of directness and solidity in your life.
Pluto in the 12th House: You are a very intense individual, yet you struggle in accepting such intensity, resulting in suppression. You fear of showing dominance over others, yet you are perfectly capable of doing so. You fear your own power.