Twelfth House – 12th House in Vedic Astrology: What does it indicate about life The Twelfth house signifies the endings, whereas the first house stands for beginnings. It is the last house of the Kundli and with it, the lifecycle comes to a full circle. It stands for detachments or indifference. 12th House Vedic Astrology, Twelfth House The first eight houses of the horoscope indicate ikaloka sukham or the pleasures of the world. The last four houses indicate para loka sadhanam or spiritual welfare. The last four houses are known as the Dharma, Artha,Kama and Moksha. The twelfth house also represents places of service, which are often places of seclusion at the same time. Often associated with isolation, prisons, hospitals, mental asylums, the twelfth house is an infamous place in astrology. In the earlier days, you were considered to be doomed if you had any planets there! The twelfth house in astrology is the house of shadow, of enemy, of self-undoing, of isolation, of sorrow. As the joy of Saturn, the twelfth house is associated with those parts of life that limit us and bind us, those aspects of life that seem always to stand in the way of our best interests—or rather, what we perceive to be in our best. The 12th house in Vedic astrology as the house of Moksha but it also can bring with it great suffering. It is often misunderstood as a house of loss and expenditure but revered in Vedic astrology as the place of loss of ignorance. The key to the 12th house is sacrifice and service and moving beyond your personal ego to help others on the path.
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What does 12th House Lord in 5th House mean?
When the planet that governs the 12th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 5th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this combination.
As a general effect of this combination, the matters of the 5th house such as progeny, romance, feelings & matters of the heart, intuition, intelligence, wisdom, creativity, authority, honor, dignity, past life deeds, speculation, abundant fortune, spiritual tendencies, etc. are influenced by the significances of the 12th house, such as long term investments, expenses on self, charities, creativity, dreams, bedroom comforts, visions, the power to manifest visions into reality, foreign land, as well as deception, hidden enemies, losses, isolation, obstacles, limits, etc.
Generally speaking, this combination is challenging regarding 5th house matters because the 12th house is a malefic one which is called Dusthana Bhava as per sidereal Vedic astrology.
What makes this combination even more difficult is the fact that the 12th lord in the 5th house is in 6th from its own sign. That is because the 6th house is another malefic house which signifies disputes, troubles, quarrels, fights, challenges, competition, as well as coworkers, colleagues, employees, teammates, allies, etc.
However, if the 12th lord is dignified, it is able to extract positive outcomes from the malefic houses and promote matters the auspicious 5th house.
The 12th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona, the 5th house belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona while the 6th (disposition) house belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona.
If this combination is well-formed, it produces a person who is very sacrificial and devoted to spirituality, righteousness, divinity, or religion.
According to the classical source Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, this combination makes the native bereft of learning.
The reason for this effect is hidden in the malefic houses involved in this combination. Namely, the 12th house, which is the main star of this combination, signifies detachment, sacrifice, loss, and lack.
At the same time, the 5th house signifies general intelligence, wisdom, and memory capacity. Hence, with the malefic influence of the 12th lord on the 5th house, the native experiences obstacles related to learning or obtaining an education.
That is to say, there are a lot of factors that distract or hinder the process of obtaining academic education.
What is more, the 6th (disposition) house signifies challenges and obstacles which makes the learning process of the native even harder.
This disposition forces the natives to overcome challenges in order to obtain an education. These challenges include constant relocating or settling in a foreign land for studies. In some cases, there is a break in education.
This is the general effect of this combination the outcomes of which are highly dependent on the condition and dignity of the 12th lord.
Accordingly, if the 12th lord is dignified, it indicates that there is a relief to malefic effects. To be specific, with a strong planet in the 5th house, the native is naturally very talented and intelligent despite struggles in academic education.
Hence, even when there’s a break in education, the native is able to manifest their natural talents, intelligence, and skills in order to succeed in life.
As the 12th house suggests, success can be related to spirituality, foreign studies, foreign matters, and large international organizations.
Alternatively, this positively formed combination also indicates a delay in obtaining an education. That is, the native experiences lots of obstacles at first, and later when finds their true calling, they take on a relevant educational path.
In fact, the initial obstacles act as blessings in disguise as they actually steer and guide the native from the wrong path to the right one. The native may not be aware of it because the true calling may be dormant in the subconscious and wake up later after these hardships offered by this combination.
On the contrary, if this combination is ill-formed, it indicates that a person is lazy and lacks the motivation to pursue certain education and improve intelligence.
A weak 12th lord forming 6th disposition also makes them less disciplined which is the root of their sorrows.
The fact that the 12th lord casts a direct aspect upon the 11th house from the 5th house affects their ability to fulfill their aspirations and wishes.
Besides challenges and obstacles, another main reason for this is their rather passive and dreamy state.
That is to say, because of the presence of too many challenges, they are rather lazy, passive, and not willing to take risks and action to fulfill their goals.
However, if the 12th lord is dignified and strong, it provides them with the necessary courage, skills, intelligence, and creativity in order to fulfill their goals and aspirations.
In fact, in the case of well-formed combination, these natives are blessed because of having spiritually pure or pious long term aspirations which are always supported by God and the universe.
Other than that, they are also endowed with valor so that they could take action using their natural talents to prosper in life. They are also not broken down by challenges, obstacles, and opposition. They are willing to overcome them.
As the 12th house signifies foreign lands, it indicates that these natives achieve their goals with the help of and foreign people or organizations by cooperating and forming teams/alliances with them.
As the 12th house is about loss, expenses, and sacrifice, the given lord in the 5th house indicates expenses for education, skills, or intelligence.
That is they either expense a lot of time or resources in order to pursue their educational path or obtain the highly desired skillset.
On the positive hand, if this combination is well-formed, it indicates that the native is able to bring sacrifices in order to obtain their education or learn a new skill. They also have available resources for that. If they don’t have, they work hard and develop their skills simultaneously.
With that being said, they are capable of taking action even when the conditions are difficult and unfavorable. Their pious long term goals and devotion to spiritual energies is what empowers and motivates them.
As the 5th house is of righteousness, a strong 12th lord in it indicates that the native uses their intelligence to promote righteous ways of living. They are very devoted to divine energies, spirituality, and truth. They are also willing to sacrifice their energy, resources, or time for righteousness.
Negatively, if the 12th lord is weak or undignified, it indicates that the native waste their resources and time for fruitless or sinful pursuits. They spend their wisdom and intelligence on immoral and unrighteous deeds.
Speaking of natural talents, this combination creates a highly creative and imaginative person.
The reason for this effect is provided by various astrological factors. Firstly, the 5th house signifies creativity. In addition to that, as it is the powerhouse of the 3rd house, it also signifies skills and the ability to apply them in day to day life.
At the same time, the 12th is the most spiritual astrological house which is the natural domain of the 12th zodiac sign Pisces.
Therefore, the influence of the 12th lord on the 5th house provides high levels of imaginative abilities to the native. Imagination, in turn, empowers and boosts creativity to a great extent in natural ways.
What makes this combination further special is the fact that the 12th house also signified dreams and guidance. Hence, they receive inspiration and guidance in their dreams or other signs in nature which helps them in their creative endeavors.
Their creative work is also inspired by their challenges and difficult experiences. That is to say, their creation in any field can have sad or sorrowful intonation with a spiritual bent. They become very fascinated and passionate about paranormal topics which also influences their creativity.
In fact, the creativity that involves fantasy, spirituality, foreign, and/or paranormal topics is something that helps them to find relief and escape from day to day troubles.
In addition to this, the native with this well-formed combination has a natural talent of producing very unique and original ideas that help them in their path to success.
Furthermore, this combination indicates being well versed in spiritual topics or matters that are related to foreign lands.
This combination is especially beneficial if formed by Venus which is 12th lord and either in its own sign Libra or exaltation sign Pisces. Not only that Venus is dignified in both cases, but it also improves creativity as being a creative and artistic planet itself.
Alternatively, an undignified 12th lord indicates a lack of creativity and originality. It makes the native highly dependent on their educational degree which also determines their level of success. They must struggle and work extra hard to prosper and succeed.
The fact that the 12th lord in 5th house is in 6th form its own sign makes the native highly judgemental and quarrelsome which also influences their behavior.
This combination also produces a very sensitive person which amplifies their judgemental and critical character. That is, they are very sensitive to criticism and opinions of others and often respond negatively.
As the 5th house is linked to the expression of emotions, the influence of the malefic 12th house makes these natives lack brightness in their character and become rather muted, subdued, and toned down. Their expression is gentle and stingy at the same time, because of the 6th disposition.
If this combination is well-formed, it indicates that the native is able to use the criticism of others to improve themselves. Instead of overreacting to the opinions of others, they take notes and seek for ways to improve themselves.
Moreover, a strong 12th lord in the 5th house also strengthens the emotions of the native which makes them less sensitive. What is more, a strong 12th lord dissolves the ego of the person which makes them humble, generous, and righteous. After all, both the 12th and 5th houses are of spirituality and purity of soul.
Alternatively, this positively formed combination also improves their organizational abilities. They become very concerned about little details which also helps them in their creative pursuits. That is because attention to detail is crucial when creating something.
On the contrary, if this combination is ill-formed, it indicates that the person has an exceptionally fragile ego and responds to criticism with harsh arguments. They are also prone to initiate quarrels, disputes, and promote disharmony in their community.
They are also very aggressive and have immoral judgemental factors. That is to say, they judge according to their selfish interests and preferences rather than being tolerant and considering the needs of the members of society.
Their sensuality also manifests in their relationships as this combination heightens their feelings to a great extent.
As the 5th house denotes all matters of heart, including romantic feelings, these natives express their feelings in a divine manner. Their romance is empowered with their sensuality and fantasies.
This is one of the combinations that create a highly sensual lover and a hopeless romantic.
What makes this combination difficult is the fact that these natives experience their sorrows through feelings and losses in relationships. Their relationships include a whole lot of disputes and quarrels.
With the 6th disposition, their extensive attention to details and criticism in love matters tends to exhaust their partner and cause periodic disputes.
On the positive light, it gives them inspiration and strength to share the love even more, but with the right person. Their attention to detail enables them to become nearly perfect love partners.
The influence of the 12th house upon their heart also inspires them to share pure, deep, and spiritual love with their partner. Hence, they become very critical when choosing their partners.
That is, they only accept partners who have pure intentions and spiritual interests rather than materialistic. This way, their overly critical character actually favors them in the end.
If the 12th lord is undignified, these natives are in danger of falling for inimical people who become their hidden enemies.
In BPHS there is also stated that individuals with this combination are devoid of children.
This result is possible in the worst-case scenario when the 12th lord is weak, afflicted, and undignified.
With that being said, if this combination is well-formed, it indicates that the native is able to beget offspring, but make a lot of expenses or sacrifices for that.
On the positive hand, it indicates that the children are very resourceful and require a lot of expenses or support from the native in order to fulfill their long term goals. With a dignified 12th lord, the native is willing to spend and sacrifice for the good of their children.
Negatively, if the 12th lord is weak, afflicted, or undignified, it indicates obstacles and challenges in begetting children. These challenges can manifest in various ways, such as fertility issues, financial obstacles, failures in romance, etc.
Alternatively, it also indicates various troubles and losses caused by the ill-behavior and sinful acts by children.
The 12th house is a sensual and highly spiritual houseand its lord in the 5th house of leadership abilities and authority makes the native rather dull and unenergetic.
The reason for this effect is that the 5th house denotes valor through being linked to the 3rd house. It also denotes leadership abilities as being a natural domain of the 5th zodiac sign Leo.
With the dissolving or dreamy effect from the 12th lord, the above-mentioned traits get dissolved.
However, when this combination is well-formed, the negative effects are relieved.
To be specific, the 5th is the house of spiritual inclinations and purity of soul while the 12th house empowers it with spirituality. Not only that, but the 12th house also gives the ability to sacrifice for the name of truth.
Hence, these natives with a very strong and powerful 12th lord in the 5th house become blessed with immense courage and valor. They are empowered with faith, spirituality, and purity in their souls. That is to say, they feel and know that their righteous soul is protected by divine energies.
The 6th disposition makes them very disciplined regarding spirituality. With that being said, they are willing to discipline and remain truthful and honest in every situation. Their devotion also gives them a deep interest in travels to various foreign destinations of spiritual significance to gain inspiration.
In addition to that, they become strong and capable of protecting the truth in every situation, especially when considering the fact that they are endowed with immense valor.
This disposition also makes them extremely competitive and resistant to pressure. Through struggles, they grow thick skin and become unafraid of opposition and enemies.
What is special about the 6th disposition in this combination is that these natives become skilled in turning foreigners and enemies to their allies.
On the contrary, if the 12th lord is undignified, it makes these natives fragile and sensitive. This, in turn, decreases their aggression and energy to compete and take on challenges.
Moreover, their valor and faith enable to take risks without fear of loss and lack. They feel that they have nothing to lose but only gain. In fact, they perceive failures as their biggest teachers and learning stepping stones. Hence, they see gains even in failures and use the experience to perform better each time until succeeding.
Alternatively, an undignified 12th lord makes them overly hesitant, doubtful, and fearful. They lose courage, endurance, and competitive strength.
As a result of this, they rather refrain from taking risks because of fearing losses.
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12th House Vedic Astrology, Twelfth House
The first eight houses of the horoscope indicate ikaloka sukham or the pleasures of the world. The last four houses indicate para loka sadhanam or spiritual welfare. The last four houses are known as the Dharma, Artha,Kama and Moksha. The twelfth house (12thhouse) rules the final emancipation of the individual from the chain of birth and death and his merging with the cosmic soul for divine worship and the state of his future existence. The twelfth house indicates the status of loss and impediments, limitation and restraint, waste and extravagance, expenses outweighing income and deception and drudgery.
The ownership of the sixth, eighth and twelfth houses are termed by ancient astrologers as being dus sthanas which is indicative of evil. No house can be said to be evil or unfortunate unless afflicted and the same can be said for the twelfth house as well. Every house holds its sway over distinct affairs and if afflicted, no one can expect the matters signified by it to be fully manifested. The contrary results are experienced when the native runs the period or sub period of the planet that afflicts the house. Once the period or sub period of the beneficial planets operates, there are no obstacles.
Characteristics of the Twelfth House
The twelfth house with loss, expenses, purchases, charity, and associations with philanthropic institutions. One may thus purchase costly jewels, if the related planet has anything to do with the second house or incur expenses in relation to short and brief journeys, or publications and writings, if the third house is involved. The native may invest the money he has set aside for traveling purposes on landed or immovable property. He may also opt for purchasing a vehicle when the fourth house is connected.
The person may be forced to spend his money on his mother while going for long distance travel. The twelfth house allows one to speculate for lose or take up an insurance policy for the marriage or education of his kids. These are the various sources through which they can spend. If one has borrowed money, the twelfth house then indicates the repayment of the loan. The house makes the individual incur expenses in a variety of ways.
Sorrow and sin or segregation and impediments that a person incurs along with poverty and misfortune are classed under the influence of the twelfth house. The person may also face aspects of persecution, imprisonment and intrigue. The house governs the secret toil of the mind and other unfortunate matters. It relates to fear, anxiety, inferiority complex, misgivings, suspicion and others. This is the house of solitude, secrets, silent sufferings and undoing of the self.
The sixth house focuses on the help or ordinary service that is rendered to others while the twelfth represents the profound service which sis rendered to man. The twelfth house indicates life in a foreign shore or change of place or a thorough change in the surroundings or environment of the native.
The house presides over the feet. It also signifies substance or the money of the elder brothers or friends or the permanent possessions of the father. It represents disappointment to children, sickness of the spouse, litigation and denotes the popularity and profession of the younger brother or sister.
Influence of the Planets on the Twelfth House
The effect of Neptune on the twelfth house indicates mystery, secrecy, mediumship, psychic research and occult investigations. This is why the good attributes of Neptune on the twelfth house bring success especially if matters are secretly carried out. The native will be suitable for detective works and jobs that need to be performed in seclusion. Affliction of Neptune will cause confinement in an asylum or hospital due to chronic diseases like insanity.
Uranus influences the success of the native through occult affairs and through the invention of chemical processes that remain a secret in spite of being promoted by the planet. Affliction of Uranus indicates danger from the animals, accidents, troubles and disgrace from psychic or occult sources. On may also face sudden or strange enmities. The person will be irritated by the underhand actions of eccentric people.
Saturn is known as the planet of seclusion and if it is aspected well, the planet will point towards success in seclusion or quiet and laborious occupations. If Saturn is possessed of strength by sign or position, the planet will imply that it has been self inflicted. The position shows that secret enemies will be at work to ensure the downfall of the native. Saturn stands for reserve and restriction and this is why the native will prefer working in seclusion.
The placement of Marsin the twelfth house makes for dignity of the native and makes the person an estate administrator or an administrator in a public institution. Mars is usually responsible for causing grave trouble through impulse, treachery, loss of repute, from enemies or misplaced reputation. If Mars is an afflicted planet in the twelfth house, it may result in violence, tackling enemies in a fight, and danger of injuries through animals.
The well aspected nature of Venus in the twelfth house contributes to success in occupations which are related with jails, charitable institutions and hospitals or by work in a chemical laboratory. One may benefit by working for obscure professions and will be inclined to investigate the secret arts or practice the study of the occult. If Neptune or Uranus afflicts Venus, the person may have strange love affairs and may end up in a divorce.
If there is Mercurypresent in the twelfth house, it gives the native the mind to be devoted to the mysteries and encounter success in chemical or occult research. The native may also be suited to detective work. Mercury is influenced by publicity and the twelfth house shows limitations and this is why the native will be better suited to perform works that are done out of sight. Mercury is an intellectual planet and it offers the native the faculty to delve into the most intricate details in matters that are trivial or useless to others.
Well aspected and dignified Sun in the twelfth house enhances the success of the individual in occult and psychic matters and gives the native uncommon tastes and preferences. If afflicted, the Sun shows enmity of influential people, separation from one’s kin and seclusion in remote places. The Sun is also known as dhanwantari and this is why work in hospitals is indicated. It is a sign of sympathies and self sacrifice for vanquishing enemies.
The Moon is the ruler of the public, but its presence in the house of seclusion makes the native ideal for performing jobs in prisons or hospitals. This is possible if the Moon is well placed. The inconstant, emotional and changeable Moon makes the native to be engaged in love affairs, but with the favorable aspects, the native will keep the secrets to themselves. Afflicted Moon signifies limitations, hindrances, fanciful fears etc.
Expressions Ascribed to the Twelfth Bhava
Anthyabha – last house
Lopasthana – house of disappearance
Bandha – bondage
Vigama Vyaya – loss or negation
Sayana – bed
Papa – sin
Daridrya – penury or poverty
Suchala – tale bearer, back biter
Vama nayana – left eye
Anghri – leg
Disclaimer : Results of this service may vary from person to person.