Mega Astrology Brainstorm: The 12th House and Things in the 12th House

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The 12th House


Dawn. First glimpse. First light. Rise and shine. Stretch. Yawn. Clear the sleep sand from your eyes. Do your best to put the past behind you. Past lives. Past loves. Unrequited love. Longings and nostalgia. Lost in the past. Yearning for something unknown and just out of reach.

It’s a new a dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me

– Nina Simone, “Feeling Good

Timeless Lineage

Ancestral beyond family
Ancient beyond blood lines
The world is my desk
The big picture
Beyond humanity
The long view
Time traveling as vocation
Your ancestral vocation
Your vocational lineage

Consider the newly risen energies in the twelfth house to be the individual’s first tentative steps to put something out in the world.
– Robert Hand, Horoscope Symbols

The Actor

The part you are playing in the cosmos
The part of you that knows what you’re doing here, that your conscious self does not
You are the actor playing a part
Your role in the cosmos
The role you are acting out
Feeling supported by the universe
Feeling inspired by the universe
Whether or not you feel supported from beyond
Finding your muse
Absorbing the world
Big osmosis
Stream of life
Pretend (12th House) v. Practice (6th House)
Fake it till you make it
Heart of a poet

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
– Shakespeare, As You Like It

What you are not aware of. Looking for something to unify your life. Something un-nameable. Estrangement from mainstream society. Visionary. Fantastic fantasies.

Paranormal experiences, Other Worlds, Psychic activity, and help from beyond

Haunted House
Miss Cleo & the Psychic Hotline

Haunted House

Things that are attached to you that you can’t see
The 12th house is not commercial
12th house is not gimmicky
Waves rolling in
Waves rolling out
No purpose
No goals
No aims
No objectives
Filled with secrets and lies and ghosts
Things that no one will confirm

How much of a backlog have you been born into?
How much karma do you have to clear for your ancestors?
The ancestors of the ancestral
Ancestors who are beyond blood
Your ancestral line that is not connected to your family
The intangible

Being prepared spiritually
Descent to madness
What is real?

You can’t do anything
And, you don’t have any control here
Good luck!
Gonna need some help
Help from beyond
Thoughts and prayers
IncenseAngels and demons
The world beyond
Send me an angel?

Sometimes people choose to leave early, especially people who are sick, because they can be of more service to humanity and to people they love from the other side

Guardian Angels

The Wild

The Wild Unknown
The deep forest
Getting lost in the woods
Into the Wild
Cabin in the Woods
Large animals
Fear of the wild
The part of you that does not want to be defined or contained
Breaking spirit

Containers and things
Who’s your container?
Who’s your zookeeper?
How big is your prison?
Are you free range?
Animal sanctuaries
Ranch land
National parks
World designated bio habitat
Your habitat
Wild, untamed human behavior
Feral people
Planets here show the aspects of yourself that you are learning to control and contain
Applied wilderness

There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection.
– Teddy Roosevelt, 21 Conservation Quotes From President Theodore Roosevelt (Moon in Cancer 12th house)

Bad habits and bad behavior

The last thing you find out
The last thing you realize
What everyone in your family knows you are inheriting

Bad habits
Habits that are out of your control
Habits you are unaware of
Habits that are out of your awareness
The poor habits that sabotage you
Straightening yourself out
Having a good, long talk with yourself
Ghosts of Christmas past
The 1000 yard stare
The bad habits you will likely inherit from your parents
Poor lineage
Habits and behavior passed from generation to generation

Skeletons in the closet
Cobwebs of the mind
Time alone

Suppressed emotional or mental energy that manifests as illness
Rejected aspects of the self
People who show up as secret enemies
Spiritual possession
Unintegrated aspects of the self
Rejected psychic energy
Personal unconscious
Personal garbage heap
Your personal closet of family skeletons
Ancestral entanglements

Isolation, Institutions, and Sacrifice

Get yourself to the nunnery!
Spiritual orders
Spiritual service
Withdrawal from society
Solitary confinement
Mental institutions
Insane asylums
Orphanages and orphans
Social workers
Institutions that care for us when we are in trouble with ourselves
Being a ward of the state
Losing your will

Mountain climbing as religion
Nature is my temple
Vow of silence
All I every wanted, all I ever needed, is here, in my arms
Enjoy the Silence

Fear and Self-Sabotage

The thing you’re afraid to face
What you turn away from
What you are unaware of
Bad spirit
Shadow Defense
Spiritual battles

Secret enemies – being attacked and not being aware until after the fact
People who are behind the scenes
Comfortable behind the scenes/out of the spotlight
Distant in time/space
Being away from regular responsibilities
Choices that support solitude

Mental health issues
Spiritual underpinning to mental issues
Metakosmias – thinning of the veil
Spiritual industries
Marginalized groups in society (institutionalized/set apart)
Things that are missing or absent

Totally alone, doing your own thing
Dropping out of obligations
Tune in, turn on, drop out
See ya later
You can’t find me because I’m not here

Do you like people to speak poetry to you
Are you poetry in motion?
Do you get poetry?
Learning to enjoy an undisturbed life
Free to do what you want any old time
Freedom from someone breathing down your neck
Freedom from the pressures of society and societal expectations

Getting yourself institutionalized to avoid daily responsibility
Running away from daily life
Finding a way out of your obligations

What everybody knows about you that you don’t know about yourself

When people are in transit, they’re normally looking for a way to pass the hours. This often takes the form of picking up a book, listening to music, or watching a movie, depending on how you’re traveling.
Can I travel through time by deep meditation

Imagination and Poetry

What part of the operation needs to be “above board” or above the horizon?

There are people who do not trust themselves
Trust yourself

Early morning hope
Early morning battle

No one was awake
No one saw what happened
Early morning blunder
Early morning
Walk of shame
Navigating the deepest waters
You have no idea what you’re fighting
Low exposure

The Dark is Rising
Ocean battle
Vast expanse
Wildlife conservation
You came in right when people were waking up
Will the day break?

Stars Wars 9
Never getting what you really want
Subconscious influence
Permeation of influence
An invasive weed
A strangling vine
A host of addictions
Lost in translation
Hidden strength

I remember when I lost my mind,
Even your emotions have an echo in so much space

Typewriter with no writer

Do you dream?
Do you want to dream?
What do you dream about?
Are your dreams disturbing
When do dreams cross into reality?
Can dreams affect reality
If you dream it, is it real
Oh, it was just a dream
Dreams aren’t real
Shadows and whispers
Who are the people who appear as shadows in your dreams?
Who can you see in your dreams?
Do you dream in color?
Can you go lucid?
Can you direct a dream?
Can you float?
Can you levitate?

U can’t touch this
– MC Hammer

Secrets and Secret organizations

Secret gatherings
Secret groups
Actors, recruited to be spies
Secret Service
Clandestine behavior
Turning your back on a situation
Turning your back on someone
The need to turn your back on someone
Realizing that certain people do not have your back, and they probably never will
Situations that should never see the light of day
What will be revealed?
Are you really unaware of what you’re doing, or are you just pretending?
Ever the actor?
Ever the puppet?
on the lam
on the run
I fought the law, and the law won
Missing person
NPC (non-player controlled)

Lord, I was born a Ramblin’ Man.
– The Allman Brothers

The result of your associations, groups, and acquaintances

You’ve got a bunch of fans and followers, what happens next?
What is the result of your acquaintances?
What is the result of associating with the groups you associate with?
What happens when you join the masses?
Where do you get lost?
How might the crowd lead you astray?
Where are you in danger of losing yourself to mass influence?
Will the crowds drive you mad?
Will social interactions ultimately support or ruin you?
Will you end up welfare?
Will you end up lost in the woods?
What are you willing to sacrifice your ego for?
Where do you need better boundaries?
The Drowned World.

People with planets in the 12th house:

  • Ann-Margaret : Sun, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Moon, Uranus in Taurus 12th house
  • Johannes Stark (physicist): Moon, Chiron, Sun, Neptune Aries 12th house
  • Tony Blair (ex-Prime Minister of England): Sun, Jupiter in Taurus 12th house
  • Kato Kaelin (mixed up in the Nicole Brown Simpson murder): Mercury, South Node, Venus 12th house
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (writer, Sherlock Holmes): Mercury, Pluto Taurus 12th
  • Judith Resnick (astronaut, died in the Challenger explosion): Mercury, Mars, Venus, Sun, North Node Aries 12th
  • Hans Arp (artist, founding member of Dadaism): Venus, North Node, Mercury, Sun Virgo 12th house
  • Paris Jackson (Michael’s daughter): Sun, Mercury, Saturn, Mars Aries 12th house (Placidus)
  • Chris Griscom (spiritual leader): Uranus, Saturn, Sun, Mercury, Jupiter in Gemini 12th house (Placidus)
  • Nancy Sinatra (singer, Frank’s daughter): Mercury, Venus, Mars, Moon, Chiron Cancer 12th house
  • Liza Minnelli (actor/singer): Sun, Mercury Aries 12th house
  • Francoise Gauquelin (astrologer): Sun, Chiron, North Node Taurus 12th house
  • Mystic Meg (astrologer, psychic): Sun, Pluto, Chiron, Mars Leo 12th house (Placidus only)
  • Milla Jovovich (actress, Resident Evil): Moon and Mars in Gemini 12th house
  • Neil Michelsen (astrologer, American Ephemeris): North Node, Uranus, Venus Aries 12th house
  • Virginia Woolf (writer): Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, Chiron, Pluto Taurus 12th house
  • Andrea Bocelli (opera singer): Pluto, Venus, Mercury Virgo 12th house (Placidus only)
  • Immanuel Kant (philosopher): Chiron, Moon, Mercury Aries 12th house
  • Conor Clapton (son of Eric Clapton, died in tragic accident): Sun, Mercury Leo 12th house
  • John Nash (mathematician, A Beautiful Mind): Sun and Venus in Gemini 12th house
  • Mick Jagger (vocalist, The Rolling Stones): Mars and Moon in Taurus 12th house
  • George W. Bush (former US President): Sun and Saturn in Cancer 12th house
  • John Z. DeLorean (auto manufacturer): Uranus in Pisces 12th house
  • Shelley Long (actress, The Shining): Pluto, Moon and Sun in Leo 12th house
  • H.P. Lovecraft (writer): Mercury Virgo 12th house
  • Terence McKenna (writer, Food of the Gods): Jupiter, Sun, and Venus in Scorpio 12th house (Placidus)
  • Tem Tarriktor (former publishing editor of The Mountain Astrologer Magazine): Uranus and Sun in Leo 12th house (Placidus)
  • Joe Biden (President-elect of the United States): Mercury, Sun, and Venus in Scorpio 12th house
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer): Pluto, Saturn Mars, and Moon in Leo 12th (Placidus)
  • Oliver Stone (director, Platoon): Chiron, Mars, and Jupiter in Libra 12th house
  • Miss Cleo (Psychic): Uranus, Mercury and Pluto (Placidus) / Sun and North Node (Whole Signs)
  • Harry Houdini (magician and escape artist): Saturn in Aquarius 12th house (Placidus)
  • Roman Polanski (Director The Pianist, accused child predator, husband of Sharon Tate actress who was killed by Charles Manson’s gang): Jupiter and Venus in Virgo 12th house
  • D.H. Lawrence (writer, Women in Love): Moon and Venus in Libra 12th house

Brainstorm: Sun in the 12th House

Daddy was an outlaw. Daddy is a fugitive. Dad’s in hiding. What about you? Did you do a bad, bad thing? We’re gonna search every boathouse, outhouse, doghouse … you better go hide. Separating yourself from the pack. Choosing to identify with the untamed wild and wilderness. Living in the vast unknown. Living out in the country or in far away, desolate, isolated, hard to reach places. Developing your personal identity and character without the influence of other people. Finding out who you are on your own without society’s input. Lack of fitting in can inspire the person to numb themselves through drugs, or alcohol. Finding yourself through psychedelics. Lack of a clearly defined sense of self can inspire the person to become an actor, to be someone who takes on the coloration of their environment. The Actor. The Spiritual Leader. Karma Chameleon. Someone who has no clear or distinct personality of their own. Losing your identity to a large, overwhelming, unstoppable force or organization. Getting bulldozed. Gaining a stronger sense of self through spiritual devotion. Social opportunities fall through. Isolation is part of your path. Recluse. Afraid of yourself. Afraid to be with yourself, by yourself. Dad was unavailable. Dad disappeared. Dad was never known. Turning inward and getting to know yourself. Not wanting to be overly influenced or swayed by others. Impressionable. Tentative first steps towards something new in life. Building strength, gaining light. Willingness to forgo personal gain. Can you trust yourself? Haunted son. Haunted father. Flashlight in a haunted house. Wisp. Did you see that? Shining in the dark. An echo of yourself.

Brainstorm: Moon in the 12th House

Emotional isolation. All by myself. Tired of feeling alone. Feeling alone. Having no one to relate to. Mom is emotionally inaccessible. Mom disappeared. Mom wasn’t there for you. Fears of mom. Fears of mothering and motherhood. Fears of domestic life. Takes on the emotional coloration of the environment. Feelings all around. Your feelings permeate the environment. Lack of emotional boundaries and borders. Emotional security comes from within. Finding little emotional support from real people in your life. Learning to trust your own feelings. Can you trust your own feelings? Do your feelings mislead you? The prison of motherhood.  Ephemeral feelings. Walking through lost halls. Feeling ignored. Your emotions echo.

If you ever get close to a human
And human behavior
Be ready, be ready to get confused

There’s definitely, definitely, definitely no logic
To human behavior
But yet so, yet so irresistible

And there’s no map

They’re terribly moody
And human behavior
Then all of a sudden turn happy

But, oh, to get involved in the exchange
Of human emotions
Is ever so, ever so satisfying

Oh oh, and there’s no map

Human behavior, human
Human, human behavior, human
Human, human behavior, human
Human behavior, human

And there’s no map
And the compass
Wouldn’t help at all

Human behavior, human, human
Human behavior, human
Human behavior, human
Human behavior

There’s definitely, definitely, definitely no logic

Human, human
Human behavior

There’s definitely, definitely, definitely no logic

Human, human, human, human
― Bjork, Human Behavior (Moon in Scorpio 12th house)

Brainstorm: Mercury in the 12th House (accidental detriment)

Your voice echoes. Learning how to talk to yourself, and knowing when you are spending too much time talking to yourself. Schizophrenia. Mental disorders. Caught up in your own mind with your own thoughts. Spending so much time alone you lose the ability to reach out to others. Impeded mental processes. Shyness. The writer. Sleep studies. Keeping a dream journal. Keeping a sleep journal. Keeping a drug journal. The encyclopedia of ghosts and phantoms. Talking bad about yourself. Talking behind your own back. Poor inner monologue. Learning to support yourself through a positive mindset and positive self-talk. Practicing daily affirmations. Having a cabin in the woods where you go to write, meditate, or journal. The Drunk Writer. Getting your facts straight. Learning not to lie to yourself or deceive yourself. Trusting your own impressions. The prison of the mind. How far will you let your mind roam? The ability to spend time alone writing.

Brainstorm: Venus in the 12th House (accidental exaltation)

Immortal beloved. Romantic fantasy. Learning to love your alone time. Creativity that flourishes in isolation. Painting, pottery, design, and art by yourself. Having a studio space that is separate from your home, where your family and friends are not necessarily allowed to visit. Taking an artistic retreat. Fearing your own creative abilities. Fears of showing your art to others. You could have your art displayed in hospitals, institutions, or major public spaces. Getting stronger in your creative vision. Creativity that is spiritually inspired. Devotional art. Paintings of Gods and Goddesses. Paintings of ghosts, the paranormal or phantasms. Fantasy art. Psychedelic art. Drug-inspired creativity. Inspirational music and art. Kirtan. Meditation music. Orchestra. Feeling loved and loving, whether you are with someone or whether you are alone. Developing your loving nature. Loving nature. Finding the beauty in nature and in the wild. Transcending personal love. Love your fears – paint them, mold them, sculpt them, drape them, clothe them, style them, maybe they are not so bad after all, maybe they can be a source of artistic inspiration. The closeted artist. Drawing in secret. Falling in love with the enemy. Unrequited love. Loving someone who will never be there for you. Loving someone who is already taken. Loving someone you can never be with. Loving someone who betrays you. Trying to get the enemy to like you. Enemy negotiations.

Brainstorm: Mars in the 12th House

Doing things to sabotage yourself. Undermining your own best efforts. Working against yourself. Learning to be a great warrior on your own behalf. Taking up spiritually oriented sports. Learning Tai Chi. Taking up Zen Archery. Honing your efforts towards spiritual expansion. Taking aim. Hot yoga. Taking a yoga retreat. Taking a week off to go hunting. Putting effort and energy into the intangible. Putting effort into spiritual work. Working in a prison or institution. Hospital guard. Museum security guard. Prison guard. Survivalist nature guide. Big game hunting. The brutal wild. Uncontainable anger. Spiritual battle. Fighting against containers and things. Fight your fears. Challenge your fears – how strong are they, really? Working with the enemy. Fighting a losing battle.

Brainstorm: Jupiter in the 12th House (accidental dignity)

Guardian angel. Spending three months in Alaska on an outdoor expedition. Traveling through the Arctic. The vastness of nature. Protecting nature. Protecting the wild. Nature is your temple. Spiritual teacher. Nature guide. Zookeeper. Large animal sanctuaries. Religious studies. Nature studies. Spiritual protection. Spiritual questing. Prophecies. Huge support behind the scenes. Expanding way too far. Going off the deep end. Transcending religion. Explore your fears. Gain a wider perspective on what holds you back. Having an adventure in enemy territory. Exploring enemy territory.

Brainstorm: Saturn in the 12th House (joy)

The Hermit. Serious approach to the spiritual life. Ascetic. Serious dreamwork. Professional dream worker. Professional psychic. Blocks to accessing the personal unconscious. Inadequate support from the universe. Learning to structure your free time. Learning to create a structure of support for yourself. Withdrawn. Withholding from yourself. Spiritual dedication. Limits to your personal freedom. Limited in your ability to roam. Learning to have discipline when you’re by yourself. Putting yourself in a container. Testing your limits. Putting limits on your own expansion. Self-imposed limitations. Master your fears. Creating a barrier against your enemies. Attempting to limit your enemies.

My chief task has been to conquer fear. The public sees only the thrill of the accomplished trick; they have no conception of the tortuous preliminary self-training that was necessary to conquer fear, no one except myself can appreciate how I have to work at this job every single day, never letting up for a moment. I always have on my mind the thought that next year I must do something greater, something more wonderful.
– Harry Houdini, Harry Houdini Quotes

Brainstorm: Uranus in the 12th House

Insomnia. Spiritual restlessness. Spiritual awakening. Rebelling against containers and things. Breaking out of prison. Rebel against your fears. Suddenly scared. Unexpected enemies. Suddenly incarcerated.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson (Jupiter in Virgo 12th house, Uranus in Libra 12th house)
Uranus in the twelfth house has a harder time than anyone until it learns that freedom is a state of consciousness and not a physical situation.
– John Soric, The New Age Astrologer

Brainstorm: Neptune in the 12th House (accidental dignity)

Weak support system. Lost. Vagabond. Out to sea.

Brainstorm: Pluto in the 12th House

Avenging angel. Scary skeletons in the closet. Shamans. Powerful enemies.

Brainstorm: Chiron in the 12th House

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.
― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (Saturn, Chiron, and Pluto in Pisces 12th house)

Brainstorm: North Node in the 12th House

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville, (North Node in Aries 12th house)

Brainstorm: South Node in the 12th House

Brainstorm: Ceres in the 12th House

Brainstorm: Juno in the 12th House

Brainstorm: Pallas Athene in the 12th House

Brainstorm: Vesta in the 12th House

Brainstorm: Galactic Center in the 12th House

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