Maybe you have one or more natal planets (or one or more transiting planets right now) in your 12th house. You could have read what some old astrology books say about this and you are completely startled. Bear with me. And yes, taking a nice warm bubble bath will do you a lot of good at the times like these!
But let’s not beat around the bush- the 12th house is primarily about collective unconscious, the so-called iceberg consciousness. Exploration of Jung’s books is especially recommended during this transit and for example, Jose Ortega y Gasset’s On love-aspects of a single theme .
As this is an area of unconsciousness, flirting with deception and possible loss of self, so for certain individuals it could be very difficult to grasp its meaning. As it may feel like a part of a person’s character that is drowning or running away. Intuitiveness and sensitivity to external stimuli can be elevated. So is the chance of being misunderstood as more emphasis is put into what we feel instinctively than what we rationally know.
People with planets in the 12th house, especially during childhood, could have a very vivid imagination and an intense inner world that they can hardly share with others. Yet that world for them is as real as anything tangible. It is sometimes unclear to these individuals how others do not experience the world as they do. It is great if they can channel this into a creative outlet.
Transits through the 12th house, for the most part being invisible, are often hard to define, illusive or even frightening. Everything about the 12th house is so mysterious and unknown. It begins to penetrate our waking consciousness and overwhelm us, which could be scary. Clearly, transits through the 12th house may not be easy. This can be very significant life changing experience.
Transits through the 12th house may be accompanied by various mystical and paranormal experiences. In fact for those with natal planets in the 12th house completely normal experiences, it is important that you allow time for yourself, your privacy and silence so that you can commit to spiritual growth. This is especially vital if you have neglected that part of yourself.
Easy transit or?
The severity or ease of the transit itself will depend on your awareness when the transiting planet first enters this house. You can compare it to cleaning the basement. It’s not quite the same if you haven’t stepped one foot there in the last twenty years. Or if you rarely organize things in your basement every now and then.
During such transits a person may feel as if their intuition is frequently sending them some intense information. They may not be able to make sense of it immediately. So the first step is to learn how to listen, to recognize their true voice and what may be their ego trying to sabotage them.
Often they will meet a person who will embody their natal or transiting 12th house planet. It will be some kind of a breaking point for them. During such a transit, it is also very helpful to avoid people who seem suspicious to you.
Such a type of person may come into our life at this time. What you should do is to focus on yourself and how you feel and avoid trying to solve secrets of some conspiracy. Or ‘flirt with the world of occult rituals. It may not end well. Although some astrologers claim that black magic comes through the troubled 12th house it is important to emphasize this.
No one can do you anything unless you energetically allow it. If you already have something toxic in you and for you, but which acts as a shadow if you don’t recognize it. How can we feel during this transit? What I can answer is that emotions are a reaction of your body to your mind.
What your mind is saying through your body is always a sign that some thoughts need to be changed, thoughts of which you are not aware. Especially as the unconscious contents now overflow into the consciousness. Planets in this house could, if their energy is denied and pushed under for a longer period of time, manifest in serious health issues!
People may during transits through the 12th house may think about the past. Or the future in a way that they literally feel like they are going through some old experiences again. They are overwhelmed by some incredible worry about something that might happen in the future. They do everything they can to escape from where they are right now, not wanting to be in the moment because it is too difficult for them.
This is a sign of the inadequate use of this transit’s energy. Any kind of escapist behavior or loss of self through unhealthy and addictive activities will bring even more confusion to your dizzy head. Especially, during such transits what should be avoided is excessive alcohol consummation, misuse of drugs and narcotics. They are susceptible to intense and sometimes even very dangerous reactions and hallucinations.
Some of my teachers taught me that in those cases energy field is most of the times already cracked and very porous / permeable. So after such experiences results in overflow of devastating thoughts that lead to fatal actions. Past life regression or any energy healing is to be done, in this case, only after very careful preparation with an experienced professional.
You should always ask yourself if you are still obsessing after many years have passed and imagining situations which are negatively triggered. If you imagine thousands of possible situations for you future, why aren’t you simply in the present moment? What are you running from?
The reason for all this mess is mostly fear infused with an intense irrational desire to escape from the essential self. Amount of fear that transiting planets reveal in you can tangibly be brought to your reality. Especially through the experience of anxiety immediately after awakening, nightmares, obsessive thoughts and the feeling that someone is near you or around you, that someone has been in your house.
Remember that whatever becomes awakened in you, but you do not integrate and release, could enter your conscious experience and your life when the specific transit planet moves to your I house.
What about some pros (am I going to die now? & other mind spirals)?
Rest assured that this transit (or having planets in the 12th house in your natal chart) is great for helping others. We can understand a person’s suffering or what somebody else is going through on a deep level. However, some boundaries are healthy.
Ideally, for the duration transiting planets through the 12th house, you should have some kind of a daily disciplined practice, which will help you deal with yourself, such as dream journalling, meditation, visualization. Or try (more esoteric) energy cleansing of the aura, chakra alignment and breaking of the karmic chains. For some past life regression, but only if they have already tried some other ways and failed to solve what blocks them is intensely recommended.
Psychoanalysis and hypnosis, too.
And yes, you are allowed to attend tantra workshops!
People are often forced to be alone during this transit. And before you ask me: ‘Have all my friends abandoned me?’ know that if you start feeling that way. It is great as it means that you finally admit that you have been abandoning yourself lately.
Still, this in silence should mean when they are alone that they are free of phones, social media, television, internet, music and everything that they otherwise constantly use. That serves them as an escape from the present moment to come closer to understanding themselves.
If you thought you knew who you are, now the whole sense of your personality will subdue and it will no longer be clear who you have been or who you are going to be. You’re got yourself in deep water, baby.
My sincere belief is that you should never give your power to anyone or allow anyone to tell you what to feel. Beware of what you watch and read and have a critical mind when choosing astrologers, too.
Some additional words
It is useful to look for a person with whom you can safely talk about all the fears and worries that arise during this transit, but not to just talk for the sake of it, but to solve and release what is bothering you. A thought-provoking movie ‘Charlie Says’ deals with some the issues mentioned here, so you might want to watch it.
And remember, this transit (or natal position) gives you incredible power to regenerate your personality only if used properly. Otherwise it can lead to many dangerous consequences, which I plan to discuss in some other blog post.
Responsibility is always on you as well as how you will experience some transit or a natal position, which in itself will lead to certain consequences afterwards. Your awareness deepens and expands and your understanding of the world around you could become larger during any transit, therefore, if there is any problem and discomfort my first question for you is:
Do you meditate? And depending on your answer- that is the experience that slowly but surely knocks on the doors of your subconscious. You may get to know it firsthand in meditation or some other metaphysical experience or in real life when the night is dark and the sunlight seems far away…
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