12th House

Kelli Fox

Your dreams, psychic abilities, spirituality, intuition and imagination – these ethereal concepts are all governed by the twelfth house. It goes much deeper than that, however – this house is also known as the house of sacrifice, because it also illuminates the sacrifices you have had to make in life. The twelfth house also relates to your innermost fears and the things you’ve missed out on because of those fears. The sign on the cusp of the twelfth house reveals your soul level connection to the global consciousness and the divine. Traditionally, however, this house also speaks of prison and confinement, although in the modern era it’s perhaps more likely to reflect situations which cause you loneliness or a sense of isolation.

The challenge of the twelfth house is to embrace its positive, divine energies and to manifest spiritual growth, imagination, love, tenderness and compassion – rather than giving in to its more negative connotations and finding yourself trapped in despair, fear or guilt.

The twelfth house is said to show your past life and to hint at your next; whether or not you believe in reincarnation or karma, there are strong spiritual links here which illuminate psychic or emotional debts you must pay as well as those which are owed to you. The sign on the cusp of the twelfth house reveals something about your spiritual direction, and planets in or transits to this house highlight pain points which result in growth. Through twelfth house energies, you can find great healing via prayer, meditation, mindfulness or stillness.

Suggested reading:

Your Secret Self: Illuminating the Mysteries of the Twelfth House by Tracy Marks

The Twelfth House: The Hidden Power in the Horoscope by Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Video:

Learn more about the 12th House with Steve Judd

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