What does it mean to have three planets in the 12th house?
I have a Capricorn stellium (Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) in my 12th house (Capricorn ascendant) and find the twelfth house hard to understand. Any insights would be greatly appreciated thanks!
“What does it mean to have three planets in the 12th house?” is a question I answered on Quora.
This is a big question
Apart from Capricorn rising, you haven’t said anything else about your chart – which puts this stellium in some isolation; not that far away from one interpretation of the 12th house; “isolation” that is.
The simplest way therefore, for me to look at this is to look at each component part, make comment, and let you piece it together yourself.
The 12th house links to all those things that are formless in nature. Think of clouds, gases, mist, vapours, oceans, balloons, shape-shifting forms, and not forgetting dreams and drugs that take us elsewhere.
It links to self-abnegation in service for others; or self-disintegration, escapism, confinement.
Being opposite to the 6th house it also has links to health, work and duty but to higher causes – or importantly what are perceived as higher causes – such as being in-service, healing, spiritual quests – unconditional service to humanity in some way or other.
For me it (plus Pisces and Neptune) is refinement in its higher form. It has links with the arts and I suggest with the ebb and flow of music.
It is also known as the house of disappointment – a reminder not to get too carried away on our hopes and dreams but to keep grounded.
Let me give you some keywords on the players involved in this drama… Don’t necessarily get caught up in any of this unless it rings a bell for you.
4Saturn in 12th House:
Compassionate and reserved; responsibility behind the scenes; sorrows born in secret; a person of service; scientific research; work for institutions; isolation and low in spirits; potential for depression or despondency – and illness resulting from it.
4Uranus in 12th House:
Highly intuitive, inspired, sensitive, receptive and responsive to change; psychic experiences; involvement in the arts; love of nature; creative in solitude; possibility of mental health issues through unresolved conflicts within oneself.
4Neptune in 12th House:
Spiritual endeavours; person of service; highly sensitive, receptive and artistic – notably excels in dance and music; abilities as a psychic or medium; interest in metaphysics; reclusive tendencies, sensitivity to other planes, rich inner life, active dream life, tendency to various forms of escapism – e.g., drugs or alcohol; danger of becoming a victim.
Now these three are not easy bedfellows
Think of Saturn as being at home in Capricorn and wanting to build structure/s – likewise Capricorn rising; someone with their head screwed on. Saturn is not going to be happy having Uranus wanting to break down structure, and then Neptune seeking to dissolve what is left from the breakdown. I’d suggest this is a dialogue between you as matter and you as spirit. An important life to get right I suspect.
From my perspective this situation is crying out for spiritual development. Maybe you can focus in on refinement of yourself and your arts – whatever your arts are; you will have them. If I would suggest anything it is that you must meditate to help stem the tide and maintain an even keel.
I hope this helps.
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