The 12th house alongside the 4th and the 8th house is the house of karma, and the planets found here have great karmic connections.
If you have more than one planet in the 12th house, it means that you had a lot of experiences in previous lifetimes. In this lifetime, you may become interested in searching for the unknown or learning about spirituality and your life purpose.
However, if you don’t have any planets in the 12th house, then you should look at the sign on the cusp of this house, its ruler placement within the chart and the aspects it makes to other planets or angles.
The Natal Sun in the 12th house
The Sun in the 12th house indicates that you are an old soul. In the previous life (lives) you were someone famous or important, who lived in the public eye like a royal or a leader. Therefore, in this life, it will be quite easy for you to get a similar position or become a person with authority, but you should carefully look for the sphere in which you will show your individuality. Your soul chose to incarnate and stay behind the scenes. That may be a hard lesson to learn for someone who had everything he wanted to be done immediately.
The Sun here could also indicate karma with the father. Often the father figure was emotionally detached during childhood or unavailable for some other reason. You may find it challenging to control the inner compulsion of guiding or teaching others. When you were in your mother’s womb, you felt unique, and this could be because your parents were very excited and couldn’t wait to meet you.
The Natal Moon in the 12th house
With Moon in the 12th house, there is a karmic debt with the mother figure, and also about mothering and being a mother. This kind of soul may have previously been too overprotective (Moon in Cancer) or too cold and withdrawn (Moon in Aquarius). Nevertheless, you were connected emotionally with your mother in the previous incarnation, but not only in a positive way but also the negative. Your mother could have been a reason for some disappointment.
In this life, you react very emotionally to everything, and you are often moody or capricious. This can lead to not being able to understand your emotions.
Furthermore, you may find it challenging to control the internal need to handle everything very emotionally. When you were in your mother’s womb, you were truly aware of your mother. You felt everything that she felt and everything that she experienced.
Natal Mercury in the 12th house
Mercury, in the 12th house, indicates that in the previous life, you were genuinely focused on ideas and theory. Moreover, you could have participated in academic or experimental research, which only ended on theory. For that reason, you came to this world with a high intellectual curiosity, which should not be wasted, but skillfully channelled.
You can quickly become frustrated if you do not share your thoughts or ideas with others. You have a subconscious need to think, speak, write, and communicate. You should try not to say anything in vain, and you should not waste your mental and scientific energy, but instead use it in practice.
You may find it challenging to control the internal need to communicate with others, speaking, and writing. When you were in your mother’s womb, you heard everything that was said to her and around her.
Natal Venus in the 12th house
With Venus in the 12th house, in the previous life, you were either a great beauty, a well-known lover, or a great poet or artist. Your focus was on art and big romances. In this life, you want to experience joy and love above all, or you may also dream of practising some art.
Furthermore, you have an unconscious need to strive for beauty (regular visits to a beautician, special diets, etc.), and to everything that is associated with pleasure and romance. You have a deep need to give someone love. The challenge you may have is to control the need for loving – showing respect and taking love away, which may be associated with either actual romance or one-sided love. When you were in your mother’s womb, you were aware of her love or the lack of it.
Natal Mars in the 12th house
With Mars in the 12th house, in the previous life, you were a soldier or someone who practised martial arts, or you were strongly challenged on some sporting scene. In this life, you need to express yourself on the physical level. That may not always be easy to do, because you do not always understand your motives or misunderstand them. You either exaggerate anger and aggression or restrain yourself by accumulating, and then you explode. Find a way to systematically spend your physical energy on workouts or by spending time in nature.
You may find it challenging to control the internal pressure of physical activity, which may be associated with either aggression or suppression.
When you were in your mother’s womb, your mother may have undergone a surgery or had an accident.
Natal Jupiter in the 12th house
With Jupiter in the 12th house, in your past life, you had a very active and glamour social experience. You could have been born into a noble family, or you were someone who was very well educated. In the present incarnation, life, it is essential for you to be an active part of the community. Also – because Jupiter is a planet of exaggeration – you may be starting too many projects or spending too much money (more than you have).
You are craving for social attention and need to be accepted in society with care and warmth. You wish to share your passion with others, and perhaps you are in a constant search of your place on the earth. You may find it challenging to control the inner compulsion of exaggeration and getting recognition in the society. When you were in your mother’s womb, you felt very comfortable. That could be thanks to the proper medical care that your mother received during pregnancy.
Natal Saturn in the 12th House
If you have Saturn in the 12th house, it means that in the previous life many of you have suffered and you came to this world with a sense of regret, sadness, or guilt. In this life, members of your family may be poor, needy, sick, or have too many duties and burdens. It may be difficult for you to believe that you deserve happiness because you often get a sense of sadness and loss and unconsciously sabotage your projects and possibilities. First, learn to forgive yourself and others.
Ultimately, the 12th house Saturn gives you a lot of life wisdom because over the years people with Saturn here, are strengthening, and the emerging restrictions, troubles, and difficulties, increased in their spirit and body.
You may find it challenging to control the internal pressure of frustration, dissatisfaction, and the feeling of limitations. When you were in your mother’s womb, you felt a restriction and did not feel comfortable.
Natal Uranus in the 12th House
If you have Uranus in the 12th house, it means that your previous life was exciting, intense, full of unexpected changes (revolution, earthquake, volcano eruption, tsunami, etc.). Now you probably also live in a family that has been fluctuated by various changes. In this life, you want, and you may do many changes or reforms. You have a lot of nervous energy and a tendency to sudden compulsive actions. Innovative Uranus in the 12th house encourages and forces you to look for people, companies, and organizations that will appreciate your creative ideas, or encourage/force you to repair this world yourself.
You are unable to control the internal compulsion to free yourself from restrictions/gaining and maintaining independence and making sudden, sometimes strange changes, reforms, or revolutions. When you were in your mother’s womb, you felt some disturbance, anxiety of the mother related to the changes.
The Natal Neptune in the 12th house
With Neptune in the 12th house, in your past life, you were a dreamer, a poet, a spiritual person, or maybe even in the worst scenario a drug addict. Your family tended to mix into affairs, illusions, deceptions, uncertain, or illegal matters. In this life, you may have a compulsive desire to escape from reality through laziness, alcohol, etc. Now you have to learn to hold fantasies at the level of consciousness, and spiritual and creative gifts should be grounded.
You may also find it challenging to control the inner urge of falling into states of confusion, illusion, and entering into vague situations and interests. When you were in your mother’s womb, it was difficult for you to distinguish one from another. Perhaps your mother was drinking, taking some medicine, or being exposed to some toxic substances.
The Natal Pluto in the 12th house
Pluto in the 12th house in the natal chart indicates a past life regarding matters related to violence and power. Perhaps you were involved with the wrong people of society. For instance, you were a criminal or victim of war or psychosis of the masses. In this life, you are geared unconsciously to survival. Your psyche seems to be often a can of Pandora. Perhaps you are afraid of your dark power.
One should realize that every power has to be used for the good of others and for doing good in the world. With Pluto in this house placement, you may find it challenging to control the internal compulsion to enter into extreme, plutonic situations. When you were in your mother’s womb, you were aware of the separations or extreme situations that were happening around your mother.
Learn more about the 12th house planets placement by watching the video below.
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Justyna is an intuitive astrologer that specialises in Western Astrology. She uses astrology as a tool to help others heal from past traumas and discover their natural talents and assist how they can utilise them to their fullest potential.