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March 29, 2022

If you try to dabble in astrology, you’ll hear about the terms birth chart and the Twelve Houses. Your birth chart is a snapshot of the sky at the moment of your birth. Consequently, every planet, asteroid, and celestial point exists within a House. Placements of these celestial objects offer insight into who you are and how you coexist with the world.

You can interpret each of your Houses and get to know more about yourself. In this article, we’ll look at the Twelfth House in your natal chart.

What Is the Twelfth House?

Just as the other eleven Houses represent different areas of life and can be paired with a planet, the Twelfth House represents a withdrawal from life. It is the House of hidden enemies, and its ruler is the planet Neptune. It is closely related to the Fifth House in the series of Houses.

What Is the Meaning of the Twelfth House?

The Twelfth House is the House of hidden enemies. It refers to areas of your life that are hidden from you. It is the House of the subconscious mind or the unconscious mind. The House of the Hidden Enemies is also the House of psychic powers, intuition, and the unconscious mind. 

What Are the Questions Raised to the Twelfth House?

Many questions are raised to this House, one of which is about your past and childhood. You can find answers about your past here, including your family’s history, your roots, and the situations in which you spent your childhood. You can also find answers about talents you possess or talents you’re trying to develop. Other important questions raised by the Twelfth House include:

  • What are the situations you face in your daily life?
  • What is wrong with your relationships?
  • How do you face illness?
  • What are the negative effects of your lifestyle?
  • How do you relate to initiation?
  • What kind of work should you pursue?
  • How would you face death?

It is essential to work with a good astrologist when you want to turn the answers to your questions into meaningful insights.

What Do the Planets in the Twelfth House Represent?

The planets in the Houses represent certain properties. Practitioners of astrology believe that the planets in the Houses indicate the different ways you relate to the world and people around you. Here are some of them:

1. Sun

If the sun is your Twelfth House ruler, it casts the shadow of superbia or pride. This means being enamored with self-excellence. However, the luminous gift of the Sun is humility, which is an honest and objective understanding of one’s own state.

2. Venus

If Venus is your Twelfth House ruler, it casts the shadow of luxuria or lust. It can be described as viewing others as objects for desire gratification. The luminous gift of Venus is chastity, which means not seeing partners as an object. Instead, it is seeing your partner as a subject, someone who can mutually contribute freely to pleasure.

3. Mars

If Mars is your Twelfth House ruler, it casts the shadow of ira or wrath. It involves anger, rage, and violence. The luminous gift of Mars is patience. It involves mercy, forgiveness, and steadfast endurance against the challenges we encounter in life.

Final Thoughts

The Twelfth House forms the part of your chart that may feel the most uncomfortable. Many people feel like they could never be good in all the Twelfth House's areas. Some even avoid this House when they read their chart, but it is crucial to learn to face this House and decode the information that it is telling us.

Do you want to have a copy of your whole sign birth chart? Here at Ephemeris, we offer astrology-related items—you can get anastrological sign necklace, bracelet, or poster about your astrological birth chart. Create yours today, or contact us if you have any questions.


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