Twelfth House in Astrology

Out of the 12th houses of astrology, the twelfth House is known as a house with a shadowy tint. It is the house of unknown possibilities, hurdles, expenses, losses, restrictions, hidden enemies, hospitalization and much more. Most of these specifications as depicted by the twelfth house remain hidden or are unpredictable so we call this house a house of uncertainties carrying a shadowy hue with it. In our natal chart, it represents our subconscious and hidden nature. Known as Vyaya Bhava in Vedic astrology, it is the house of losses, liberation, isolation and decline.

The 12th house falls next to the 11th house which is a house of ambition, gains and growth. It governs misery, loss, expenses, isolation, divine knowledge, restrictions, sympathy, Moksha (final emancipation) and life after death. It is also the house of detachment.

This house forces one to incur expenses in one’s life, if benefic is placed here then the person will spend willfully wherever a malefic here forces the native to spend under negative circumstances. The house corresponds with Pisces energy, which is characterized by imagination, intuition, and isolation.

The realm as carried by the 12th house is unseen with absence of a physical form – the realm of dreams, emotions and secrets. This house governs the secretive tendency of the mind and other unfortunate matters. It is concerned with fear, anxiety, misunderstanding, suspicion and inferiority complex. Solitude, isolation, secrets, mute sufferings and undoing of the self are all part of this house.

When planets transit through the 12th house, we tend to attract those people who are connected to us through karmic bonds into our lives. But during this period, we must remember that it’s just a temporary phase not going to last forever.

Being the last house, the twelfth house demonstrates Moksha, our final emancipation or liberation from the cycle of birth and death. It shows the way to ultimate peace and tranquility. It is about the acknowledgement of the importance of spirituality. The planetary placement in the12th house somewhere teaches us to lead our lives purposefully so as to acquire a better life in the next birth. It is believed that if we don’t uplift ourselves spiritually, the life will be a sheer wastage of time.

The last house of the zodiac also recognizes the feel that we are bound to life—stuck and confined. For this reason, this house also governs jails, hospitals, institutions, asylums and any space that inhibits freedom. More gloominess in the Twelfth comes in the form of danger, secret enemies and secret affairs.

This is often seen as the most negative house but in actual terms it is the positive house as it teaches us the real meaning of life. After understanding the real meaning of life through spirituality which only this house is concerned with, it motivates us over a passage of time to move towards a better life and finally attain Moksha.

The significance of the 12th House

The 12th house is an important house for those taking the path of spirituality like those of ascetics and ordinary spiritually enlightened people. This house also talks about places like monasteries, ashrams, meditation halls, places of worship and so on. It is the house which determines your will to abandon materialistic pleasures to unite with the divine force, in other words, your desire to renounce the materialistic world and pursue the spiritual path. Besides, the 12th house also determines your generosity, the ability to give. Besides, the deeds performed without any expectations also relate to this house. The qualities of humility and compassion possessed by an individual are also determined through the 12th house. It depicts loosing oneself to attain divine.

Specifications of the 12th house

  • Separation from the individuals whose karka is placed in this house
  • Bed comforts or your sexual desires and satisfaction
  • Separation from the home town
  • Travel or settlement in foreign lands
  • Exchange with unfamiliar societies and individuals
  • Trade related to import and export
  • Travel industry and business.
  • Latent reasoning capabilities
  • Our Bondages and Attachment
  • Our Subconscious mind
  • Cyclical Pattern in life
  • Our Unfulfilled Desires.
  • Place of Expenditure
  • Pattern of Life and its consummation
  • Emancipation
  • Dreams
  • Desires
  • Sleep
  • Liberation
  • Dedication and Hard Work
  • Imprisonment and Bankruptcy
  • Mental capacity and stress
  • Hospitals
  • Foreign voyages
  • Our both Emotional and Monetary Investments
  • Body parts like Leg, feet, ankles, left eye

Planets in 12th House of Kundli: Significance and Effects

Sun in 12th House: This is considered a suitable position as it will empower the native to get rid of difficulties, face challenges and overcome all troubles. You may also be strongly inclined towards occult science and other psychic phenomena. You may have strong intuitive power. But if the Sun is afflicted, you have to face a lot of struggles in life.

Moon in 12th House: You are a social worker interested in the welfare of the downtrodden. You derive comfort through caring for others. You remain in a state of daydreaming and fantasies most of the time. Your emotions are hard to be dealt with as they are extreme in quantity. You may find it difficult to maintain close relations with the family.

Jupiter in 12th House: The placement of Jupiter in the twelfth house in your horoscope will make you generous and optimistic towards life. You are likely to have inclinations towards occult and psychic matters. Acting as a guardian, Jupiter keeps a strict watch on your actions and helps you to deal with any critical situation coming your way in an efficient and graceful manner. This placement adds generosity and compassion in your attitude.

Venus in 12th House: With Venus in the twelfth house, you secretly seek to find the meaning of life. You are likely to deal with secret affairs. Venus in the 12th house makes you an empathetic person, with a strong desire to serve needy. This also demonstrates hidden desire for sensual pleasures. Daydreaming forms an important part of this planetary placement.

Mars in 12th House: Natives with Mars in their twelfth house may face certain undesired events in their lives. Secret enemies may trouble and cause financial losses to you. Your intense emotions will invite many troubles to you. Mars in this house also depicts problems in personal strength, courage and discipline. You need to possess a stronger will and have desire for self-empowerment. You will meditate to realize your inner self.

Mercury in 12th House: The presence of Mercury in the twelfth house turns you into a visionary. This placement inspires you towards mystery, occult, spiritualism and religion. You tend to go deep resolving the mysteries of life. However, afflicted Mercury may create problems in speech. You find it difficult to express yourself leading to frustration and miscommunication.

Saturn in 12th House: Saturn in the twelfth house drags you towards solitude and isolation in your life including your deeds and your relationships. Saturn is called the Planet of Seclusion. You tend to possess a mature and philosophical bent of mind. Your focus will be attracted towards unraveling the mysteries of life. A noticeable part of this planetary placement is to learn to live gracefully despite of losses and uncertainties in life.

Rahu in 12th House: This placement is not considered good in Vedic astrology. Rahu in the 12th house may attract the native towards consuming drugs and liquor. It may cause your expenses going higher and higher, which is mostly wasteful in nature. You remain in your fantasies most of the time with vivid imaginations and extreme passion. You aspire to elevate through meditation, creativity and imagination. You desire to travel or settle down in foreign country.

Ketu in 12th House: Ketu placed in the 12th house is one of the most spiritual placements in your kundli. Well placed Ketu in this house, you will possess a strong spiritual sense. Your spiritual actions will take you towards enlightenment, which is your ultimate goal in life. You may be shy by nature, inclined to seclusion. Ketu in this house will help you win over your competitors. However, an afflicted Ketu may bring health hazards and cause expenses.



Dr. Arun Bansal

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