12th house planets musing 8/29/17

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I see a lot of talk about 12th house planets. There’s no coincidence there, as the 12th house is known as the house of mystery and mostly everyone loves a good mystery. It’s clouded in confusion and can even be associated with darker things such as depression and hidden enemies. There’s a positive and negative association with every house and sometimes the line between the two isn’t clear. This is even more accurate when discussing the 12th house.

Those who don’t connect naturally to their 12th house but still have planets placed there in their natal chart might complain of depression, lack of focus, confusion on how to succeed in life, difficulty finding happiness or a purpose, paranoia, apathy, etc. These are all very common as the 12th without a true cause to represent can feel lonely to the point of being painful. The 12th house can seem contradictory because it often produces those who prefer to be alone or at least those who are more secretive about their private lives. It really represents the collective though, which is inside each and every one of us, and is anything BUT lonely. The fog needs to be lifted to see this connection and in order for those struggling with the energy to not feel so out of place.

How can one do this? Everyone has their own way that works. For some it takes days, for some it takes years, but the key is patience. When you decide to devote yourself to connecting to your 12th house planets (or even just sign ruling the 12th) you will notice little miracles all around you in your daily life. Synchronicities will line up. Things will start connecting. Your body will feel lighter, your heart will feel fuller, blessings will surround you, and life will make sense again. There will be a sense of purpose and beauty in your life that you may have lost or never even felt before.

Take a look at your 12th house. If you have planets there, check their aspects and create a plan. Feel out the energies that create your personal 12th house and map out how to bring those energies to life.

I know I personally connect with my 12th house energies by taking time every day to meditate. I do this in order to silence my thinking mind and reinforce that my soul has space to make its deepest desires and dreams known. I give special attention to my body/mind/soul connection through yoga. I try to spend time in nature, observing the daily cycles and appreciating how truly beautiful it is all is. All of these things help my 12th house sun feel connected and thrive. I feed my 12th house Pluto by acceptance, letting go of that which does not serve me in a positive way and turning seemingly negative things into blessings. I observe my own personal power and stay true to myself rather than repressing that which hurts me, building my strength and becoming grounded in who I am as a person. I use gentleness to heal my deepest wounds. I write out my dreams and allow inspiration to flow into me whenever it pleases, staying blissfully open and engaged with the spiritual and physical worlds. I have faith in the universe and faith in myself.

How do you harness the energy of your 12th house? What are your thoughts on the energy found there?

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11th and 12th house dance

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The cusp between the 11th and the 12th is the line into infinity and many get lost as they teeter back and forth. Many say that the 12th, home of Pisces, is where the Christ energy sits in its full glory. I believe this to be true. The 11th is connection with absolutely everything on this earth, but once one travels beyond the earth, the line appears, the fog rises, and the ground becomes slippery as the Pisces water rises. Slip and fall the wrong way and you might get lost forever. Slip and fall another way, and you’re back into the 6th, struggling your way toward the 7th, learning how to teeter better in the 8th, and so on. It’s better than falling into the gap forever. It’s just a lot of work. With one foot in earthly connections of the 11th, and one in the impossibility of the 12th, one can easily go mad. But taking the leap has to be done at some point. You can either fall back, or jump forward, but that crevice will betray you if you sit in it long enough. Finally diving into the abyss of the 12th you are reminded of all the 8th’s nightmares, and all the 4th’s pain, but you transcend them all. You see the beauty of the terror and the perfection of the agony and you cry tears of joy. You’ve made it to the beyond and are finally cradled in the arms of God.

Houses 4, 8, and 12

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These are the ‘water’ houses.

Starting with the 4th house, we touch deeply to our roots- the blood that makes us up, the people that created us, and the soul that resides inside us in its most vulnerable position. This the house of family. Our ancestors and that which makes us up. This is more than physically, this is emotionally. It is the deepest part of our personal soul, and holds our individual past. This is where we are most vulnerable, for it is where we feel the need to be nurtured and taken care of. This is where we have early childhood burdens thrust upon us, or possibly positive influence from loving parents. Either way, it is the water that helps our seed grow. This water will affect our growth from the beginning to the end.

Moving on to the 8th house, we meet all our personal demons and come face to face with the dark side of life. This house has a spring, and up from the spring bubbles that which the 4th house holds, releasing that which we have repressed into the limelight. We must decide what to do with it. This baggage can weigh us down and others that connect with us. But it can also be transformed and allow us to help others transform their own. The 8th is where we meet our darkest fears. We often fight it or blame ourselves for it, but the goal of the 8th is to ‘let go’. With those two simple words we can conquer whatever it is we find in the 8th. We have deep impulses and passions that stem from the 8th because that which is unconscious or that we shove into the unconscious, will manifest eventually. The 8th will always be a catalyst and is not satisfied unless the soul is growing. So expect lessons and tests regarding that which you thought you had conquered. Because it’s not truly conquered if it bubbles up again.

That brings us to the 12th, where the baggage we couldn’t repress in the 4th bubbled up in the 8th and was sent to be entombed for all eternity. Luckily for our own souls growth, but not necessarily lucky for this life’s easiness, the tomb always finds a way to open. The 12th house is this tomb. It is our unconscious, making it our connection to the collective conscious. When we repress enough to enter the 12th, we have literally created our worst nightmares. The 12th rules dreams. This is where we are given messages from the divine, symbols to help us find our way. This is where our past lives are stored, and the past lives of everyone on this planet, and beyond. This is the absolute. It is where we combine the duality of human existence to create an understanding of the bigger picture. It is where we can meet our deepest compassion or our deepest despair. Most try to ignore this house, but it is subtle, and works through our unconscious thoughts, eventually leaking into the 1st and into the forefront of our lives. Here we take on the weight of the world. We take on the weight of existence. We discover the obscenity of violence, but we also discover the beauty of love. This is where we connect the dots and find our meaning, our fate, and our divine nature.

12th house Cusp

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Whichever sign is on the cusp of your 12th house will give you a general idea of how you face the energy of this house. 12th house energy is associated with Pisces and Neptune. It is foggy, uncertain, spiritual, deep, introspective, secretive, confusing, chaotic. It rules the collective unconscious, mental disorders, things unseen, hidden information, and mysticism.

Sign on the cusp of the 12th house-

Leo- The search for enlightenment is highly individualized and creative for you. You may feel that art or creating is what keeps you in tune with the spirit. Being recognized for your efforts is important to you, but you also want others to be recognized for their efforts. Sharing your experience can make this the best of both worlds. Helping others help themselves. You must focus on taming your ego to reap the benefits of the 12th house.

Sagittarius- Your spiritual journey is far reaching and experimental. You enjoy gaining as many new experiences as you can in different types of spirituality in order to see what works for you. You make your own truth. Getting out there and exploring is your best bet in discovering that truth. You’ll be a life long learner and will encourage others to do the same. You feel most energized when you ride the waves of consciousness. You must be willing and open to new ideas in order to reap the benefits of the 12th house.

Aries- You are quick to judge or accept spiritual ideas and must learn to feel your way through them rather than jump into things. You may find yourself finding a path and rushing to change your life around it before you even realize what’s going on. If you are already on a path, you are childlike in your awe of the universe and can easily find the positive in situations. To gain the benefits of the 12th, take time to relax and feel through things without writing them off so quickly.

Virgo- Realistic results are what you aim for and you may ignore spirituality if it isn’t giving you what you want fast enough. You will look into things with great detail whether you admit it to others or not. If you are on a spiritual journey, you will follow all the rules and do everything by the book. Release your 12th house potential by letting your mind and research take a break, and trust your intuition instead.

Taurus- You can feel the beauty in the world but may not be able to see it. You are connected with the earth spiritually and nature will boost your optimism. You are stubborn when trying to change your mind and don’t know how to trust your intuition without stubbornly clinging to already decided upon ideas. The 12th house can be activated by exploring things you may not see as true, just for the sake of exploring them and releasing yourself from the material to see where your true values are.

Capricorn- You may ignore spiritual quests and see them as a waste of time. But deep down, when you take time to explore yourself, you can feel something more than all the physical things around you. When you take your spirituality seriously, you will be the leader that makes ideas into reality. You are the water-goat, essentially, you can swim the depths of Pisces and come back up onto the land to explain and share what you have seen. 12th house potential will be unlocked through opening yourself up to it, to put it simply.

Scorpio- The spiritual quest is not all butterflies and dandelions for you. You can see the dark and light and know that the integration is what it’s truly all about. You are possibly psychic (especially with planets here) and highly intuitive in spiritual matters and can sense right and wrong. Your spiritual journey is intense and transforming. Those who don’t open themselves up to this may fear spirituality and try to ignore it but it will always be lurking in the back of their minds. Unlock your potential by seeking compassion and linking it with duality. The 12th house will continuously give you new things to learn, so embrace them with a positive attitude.

Pisces- Neptune is at home here. There is magic in every day life for you if you know where to look- and you probably do. You have psychic powers (especially with a planet here) and can trust your gut to guide you. Riding the waves is easy for you but it’s easy to get lost or bogged down in escapism. To unlock your 12th house potential give yourself healthy boundaries and goals when you feel to ‘off the tracks’ and share with others what you’re thinking rather than keeping it to yourself. You are a teacher of the truest compassion there is. Use this gift!

Cancer- Nurturing others is your main goal toward spirituality. You can sense others’ emotions and feelings and see where it comes from, making you a very valuable healer. You were meant for energy work or counseling. The spiritual journey is a personal one and you put a lot of emotion into it. You can feel emotionally overwhelmed oftentimes, but this can be in a good way. Unlock your 12th house potential by learning how to harness your emotions and turn them into something productive in order to help others and yourself.

Gemini- The amount of information out there can be highly overwhelming and you may just put spiritual matters on the back burner if it gets too much. Or you could simply learn everything there is to know but not take it quite seriously or not know how to live it. When learning how to balance the information and picking out what rings true to you and what works for you, you can be a storehouse for information. To truly get your potential out of the 12th house, practice what you preach and don’t overdo the amount of information you’re letting in. Baby steps!

Libra- When on a path, you want nothing more than to share that path with others. Finding a teacher or mentor is important for you. Finding students is also important. You want to connect with others and can do this through your spiritual path especially using energy and mediation. If something doesn’t help you and another get closer or share an experience, it doesn’t fit into your ideal of a spiritual practice. You’d be perfect for meditation groups or yoga retreats. To unlock 12th house potential, learn how to walk by yourself and then when you have, invite others to join you.

Aquarius- The humanitarian! You are truly a visionary. You are idealistic but realistic and therefor can get things done. You understand how powerful the mind is and how everyone and everything connects together in perfect harmony. You desire to help others rise above emotional turmoil. Your personal quest is aimed toward global change and you will not rest until everyone knows the truth. This can also take a wrong turn toward arrogance or believing you are better than others if you cannot get the change you wish to see. The 12th house is about compassion, so use your goodwill toward men and link it with true emotional compassion in order to gain benefits from this house.

Saturn’s Chains

Saturn is a giant ball of gas floating out in space, complete with extremely fast swirling winds and a core of iron and rock. It’s is somewhat intimidating with its guards surrounding it in the form of rock and ice, like a ring of warriors waiting to attack in case anyone or anything tries to get close. As if the rings around Saturn weren’t enough company to keep, it has at least 62 moons that orbit it. Its biggest moon is Titan, being a little larger than Mercury. Some of its other moons are quite strange, holding different shapes than the traditional sphere.

Saturn, in astrology, is not an easy persona to peg. He can sway from extremely suffocating to outright justice. Mercy isn’t exactly Saturn’s strong suit. Justice, however, is. He gives out rules and puts boundaries on everything. He works hard to teach us how to work hard. He accepts responsibility and sees ways around it as pathetic. He does things the hard way. Saturn is structure. Saturn is the master of time and makes sure you don’t forget that. He organizes, perseveres, and doesn’t take short cuts. He disciplines roughly in order to get the seriousness of his cause across. He is, as he sees it, the ultimate authority. And he very well may be in many people’s lives since we live on a material plane and see this as the ultimate. He bows to no one. He nods his head only to those who have stood his long, tedious trials and come out on top all while being ethical.

Where Saturn sits in your chart will show you where the burden of harsh realities are felt the strongest. It will show you where you limit yourself or where others try to limit you. It will show you resistance and self-made boundaries. Saturn shows where you are hardest on yourself and others. It can cause difficulty in that area of life, but, following Saturn’s rules and putting in hard work and focused effort, also show where you will reap the most rewards. Most don’t rise to Saturn’s challenge and instead wallow in the ‘unfairness’ of life. Saturn is NOT unfair, he is just strict. He wants devotion to discipline and doesn’t allow excuses no matter how valid one may think they are. Once winning the favor of Saturn, one will win the favor of society and the hard work one does will be recognized.

Saturn spends about 2 and 1/2 years in each sign. This means that the sign your Saturn is in doesn’t affect you extremely personally, unless of course it is highly aspects. The sign can still tell of ways you work, however, especially when coupled with your house placement.

Saturn in the 1st house; Shows a strong sense of responsibility. Possibly very self-limiting and serious minded. May feel as if life is a daily struggle. Hard working. Always thinking about right and wrong. Hard on yourself and often have feelings of guilt. Feel as if there are too many demands placed on you at once.

Relieve this by taking control of your own decision making and don’t base it on whether you’ll feel guilty about it or not. You must learn to not take the weight of the world on your shoulders. Learn to relax and do things for yourself every once in awhile.

Saturn in the 2nd house; Constantly aware of their financial standing and possible low self-esteem regarding their ability to gain resources. Strong feelings towards the way our society works and feelings of being stuck in materialism. Doesn’t spend recklessly and may denounce others that do. Struggle between needing to possess and wishing to be free of the need.

Relieve this by positive reinforcement and telling yourself that you are able to support yourself. Then go out there and do it. Find something you enjoy that you can do to help finance the life you want. Realize you don’t need a lot to be happy and put more emphasis on values outside the physical realm.

Saturn in the 3rd house; Extremely self critical when it comes to communicating with others. Bounds self-expression inside in order to not be ridiculed. May find day-to-day life somewhat limiting and uncomfortable. Strong focusing powers that may leak into social area making them seem very serious. Possible difficulty learning or processing information, this can be purely mental or rooted in physical problems.

Relieve this by learning how to make mistakes and not feel traumatized by it. Put yourself out there and express yourself without rehearsing every once in awhile and don’t judge yourself so harshly when you slip up. You can do so much more when you aren’t critiquing every word you say, action you take, etc.

Saturn in the 4th house; Possible difficulties in childhood do to lack of affection or a parent that was overbearing and dominating. This person may have difficulty bringing out their nurturing side and find it awkward or non-existent (it is inside all of us). Feelings of inadequacy can lead to extremely low-self esteem and inner self being stunted and unexplored. Possible bitterness towards taking care of others.

Relieve this by reconnecting yourself with your inner nurturer. Start with yourself and allow yourself to be little again. Once you open up to your inner child it will be easier for you to see the beauty in helping others feel nurtured and loved.

Saturn in the 5th house; Seriously stunts self-expression. Feels as if expressing one’s self is unnecessary and bothersome. Spontaneity and optimism is possibly lacking. The need to work and exclude pleasure. Unable to relax or enjoy the little things in life with a laugh and a smile. Children, casual sex, and romance aren’t appealing and may be seen as a waste of time or tedious.

Relieve this by allowing humor, joy, and adoration back into your life. Don’t limit yourself. Do something silly. Don’t stifle your giggles. Go out and play. Watch a funny movie. Take a day off of work to dance, sing, paint, draw, swim, write poems, explore the woods, cuddle with a partner. Do something spontaneous.

Saturn in the 6th house; Denying self of pleasure. Strict daily routine. Living to work rather than working to live. Seeing things in black and white, feeling responsible for everything and leaving yourself no leeway. Feel in debt to others. Need to help others above yourself.

Relieve this by doing something little every day that is just for you. It can be a walk with your dog in the evenings followed by a scoop of ice cream, doing yoga in the mornings, etc. Also do something regularly a little bigger, such as going out dancing or spending time with your friends on a dinner date sharing stories over tea- whatever it is, make sure you enjoy it and are doing it for yourself. You must let go of all the responsibility you feel for everyone and everything and realize that you’re just one person and deserve to enjoy yourself while living your life. Even if it’s just the little things!

Saturn in the 7th house; Relationships may suffer. Feelings of suffocation when in relationships. Possibly attract domineering partners or are one yourself. Commitment is not taken lightly. Need time to grow bonds. Putting too many restrictions on how one relates to others, especially in romantic relationships.

Relieve this by opening your mind a little bit when it comes to relationships. There is not just one way to be in a relationship. There is not just ‘single’ or ‘married’. There are many gray areas in between and not all of them need to be so serious. Relationships should be fun! Whether they are a firm commitment or not. You can still enjoy yourself in them. Don’t let the feeling of impending doom in committed relationships linger- brush it off and use that energy toward making your partner feel loved. Find someone who is your equal rather than someone you can control or tries to control you.

Saturn in the 8th house; Extremely prone to transformations throughout lifetime. Anxiety regarding change. Sexual restriction. Exaggerated difficulty relating to death and the expectation of death. Strict on one’s view on their inner self and feels the need to put in hard work to change what is not working. Saturn in the Pluto house is rough- leaves no short cuts and the native puts a lot of pressure on themselves. Possible difficulty with money.

Relieve this by accepting change as a way of life. This means little changes as well as big changes, such as death. Release the constructs you have created around yourself in order to truly become who you are. Allow yourself to be lost in sexual union rather than limiting yourself or stressing out about it. Don’t be so harsh on yourself and know that with Saturn here, it may be hard, but transformation will always bring about a better and brighter you.

Saturn in the 9th house; Not open to new ideas. Possibly low educated or had difficulty in school. Possible travel anxiety or stress regarding traveling or broad subjects. Easily overwhelmed by new subjects or lots of information to learn. Unimpressed by philosophy and highly analytical and skeptical.

Relieve this by not dismissing new ideas too quickly. Broaden your mind. Don’t immediately get frustrated over new topics because of the excess of information, instead take small steps to learn it easier. Listen to other people’s opinions and experiences and don’t judge them or try to fit them into a category. Just take them as they are. Read some fiction! Possibly even science-fiction or fantasy to help deconstruct your strict view on reality.

Saturn in the 10th house; Feels scrutinized for life-decisions. Feels as if they’re always being judged. Need to take care of others or set them on the right path. Need to discipline and give rules to others ‘to help them’. May be seen as strict or serious-mannered by others. Sees themselves as upholding justice to the greatest degree. Possible father figure being domineering. Feeling the need to do what is expected of them.

Relieve this by letting go of the idea that you need to do what others expect you to do. Instead, look inside yourself and find what makes you happy and set out to do that. Also, resist the desire to constantly tell others how to live their lives. You may be trying to be helpful, but with Saturn in the 10th it seems domineering and restricting and can push others away. Instead use soft words and suggestions rather than rules.

Saturn in the 11th house; Friendship is taken extremely seriously and so you aren’t friends with just anyone. Possible loner. Doesn’t enjoy superficial conversation and feels disdain for those who partake in it. Difficulty making or keeping friends. Possible need to control others or have friends that want to control you. Feels responsible for friends. Doesn’t enjoy being part of a group and sees themselves as unique and mature.

Relieve this by seeing the beauty in every person you meet. Find positive characteristics in those you aren’t fond of. Let your friends make mistakes without ridiculing them or saying ‘I told you so’. Be more open to others and don’t put so much seriousness into communication and connecting with others when it doesn’t need to be. Be by yourself when you want, be with friends when you want- just don’t do something you don’t want to do because you feel responsible when you really aren’t. Take responsibility for yourself and your own actions and let others take theirs.

Saturn in the 12th house; Feelings of guilt intensified and the source may be unknown. Difficulty in life pushing native to consult other areas of relief. Possible addiction problems. Anxiety over losing hold on the emotions. Anxiety over losing one’s mind. Possible constant feeling of dread over life’s responsibilities. Possible strong devotion to spiritual matters. Loneliness and isolation. Deep sadness going unexpressed. Feeling the weight of the world.

Relieve this by getting all your secrets and difficulties out in the open. If it’s a lot, talk to a therapist or someone you trust. Express them all and then release them all. Realize that you aren’t an island. Many others have felt the things you do or did. Nothing is unfixable. Meditation is highly helpful for those with this position, as is making small adjustments to the daily routine such as daily yoga, writing, or exercise. Fear is unnecessary. Let go of it. Instead, visualize the positive things you want to manifest in your life. Don’t be afraid of your own power.

Chiron in the houses

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I believe that the comet Chiron is a very important part of our charts. It is the bridge between the personal planets and the outer planets, showing us the way to healing and the transcendence of personal pain. Once we get past the personal planets, if we wish to make a journey into the spiritual, we must first appease Chiron. He is the gatekeeper to our deepest wounds. He is there, guarding them, so that they cannot escape into your consciousness until you are ready to come to terms with them. It takes a certain level of awareness in order to work with Chiron, and if one battles what’s behind the gate without being fully prepared, they will be blasted back and have much ground to go back over until they come upon Chiron again. Though Chiron can only be worked on when approached, his ill still lurks inside our subconscious and affects us. That is why it’s best to make your pilgrimage past the personal to the domain of Chiron and finally start your self-healing.

Where Chiron is in your chart shows us where we will approach Chiron. It is where our deepest wound resides. The aspects that Chiron makes should only include major aspects to personal planets. This means aspect in conjunction, opposition, trine, or square (I also look at tight orbed quincunxes) your personal planets. Astrologers use a variety of orbs for Chiron but I stick to no more than 4 degrees (though I’ve seen some 5-6 degrees manifest in charts I’ve worked with in the past).

Chiron in the 1st house: This shows your deepest wound residing in your sense of self. You may neglect your own personality or self-interests in order to appease others. You are a fighter for those who are less fortunate and give wonderful advice to others who seek your council. Helping others help themselves and find their true potential is your strong point. Your weak point is doing the same for yourself. You may have trouble defining yourself and finding meaning in your life. You often neglect yourself or feel unworthy. The lesson you need to learn is self-love and self-respect. Let yourself do what you love and take your own advice as if you were giving this same advice to someone you love. Build up your personality, don’t limit yourself or feel selfish for it, you must learn to accept yourself as a unique individual with personal power in order to transcend.

Chiron in the 2nd house: This shows your deepest wound residing in your sense of self-worth. You may have trouble seeing the worth in your own being without having something to offer. This placement usually shows disappointment in one’s self when one is having financial difficulties. It can give one an exaggerated need for material assets. When one is well equipped materially, one will still not be happy until they find the worth in their spirit and their own being rather than what they own. You are not your possessions, your worth is not what you have to physically offer. You can see the worth in others who aren’t well off and can be very helpful in getting them to see the positive sides to themselves that exclude the material, but when it comes to yourself, you are not as kind. This placement shows a need for finding things of value inside yourself rather than outside yourself. When you truly find your personal worth you will be able to transcend your deepest wound.

Chiron in the 3rd house: This shows your deepest wound residing in communication. This could mean constant feelings of being misunderstood or not being listened to. It can also show unintentional or intentional insults in childhood that have left you with low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy. Some with this placement feel that they cannot express what they truly feel either because they don’t know how to put it into words or they feel they won’t be listened to. Some say that difficulties with siblings can occur with this placement. You are an advocate for those who are not heard. You can easily speak up for others who are being bullied or put down but you cannot do the same for yourself. The goal of Chiron here is to show you that your words are important and you are worthy of attention. You can admit your mistakes and praise your accomplishments without feeling guilty. Realizing your divine being can help you gain confidence in yourself. When you learn to speak without need to be heard, but instead just being able to express yourself, and knowing that it is valid and important, then you will have healed your deepest wound.

Chiron in the 4th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in your family life. It can predict a difficult childhood, confinement to home, being cast out, or even having a disabled parent that was in need of your constant attention. This can manifest in many ways but the important factor is that you must learn to separate yourself from your past and not let the chains hold you down. This is a hard placement to dig into because the 4th house shows the deepest part of your soul, and therefore, Chiron nestles far down and is almost invisible. Being objective in approaching the past is necessary to get anywhere. Forgiving the past is needed. Forgiving yourself and those who made you feel the way you felt is needed. You have a strong sense of empathy for others and a desire inside you to nurture those who feel displaced. You must learn how to nurture yourself the same way. Once you forgive the past, learn to allow self-nurturing, and open yourself up to world without fear of getting hurt- you can transcend the pain.

Chiron in the 5th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in your creative expression. Creative expression does not just mean art or music related, but also in experiencing joy from things that make you happy. Quick relationships and children are ruled by this house, as well as recreational sex. You may have been held back from being able to do what you wanted to do and therefor feel restricted. You must learn that doing purely for pleasure is absolutely okay and crucial to your happiness. You do not have to be so serious all the time and can afford to relax every once in awhile. This is the placement that needs to abide by the advice- ‘take time to smell the flowers’. You can easily help others branch out and express themselves and know what they need in order to feel joy, but when it comes to you personally, you feel you can’t let yourself do that. Free yourself, express yourself, laugh and smile and enjoy your life for the simple fact of being alive! This will bring you healing.

Chiron in the 6th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in daily needs and health. You may be preoccupied with your own health and possibly even be a hypochondriac. You worry incessantly yet don’t do much to remedy it. Routine is difficult for you and you prefer to do things of your own accord, but you can easily tell others how to organize their own life and keep up with healthy habits. On the flip side, you may be too obsessed with keeping up with your own routine and become quite inflexible in the ways you work. You may wish you could relieve yourself of all the strict rules you place on yourself but feel you cannot risk it. This placement can show health problems early on in life, or even throughout life, and this can stem from or lead to your worried state of mind. It can also lead to possible eating disorders and obsession over weight and health. The goal here is to allow yourself some freedom. It is to accept the way you are and make only necessary boundaries for yourself, and leave the rest up to your whims. If you deny routine, try adding a little structure to your life here and there and you might find yourself benefiting from it. Relaxation, essentially, is the key word. Your physical wounding doesn’t need to add to emotional wounding. Free yourself of the worry and RELAX.

Chiron in the 7th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in close relationships. It can physically manifest through parental divorces or the parents having a rough relationship. It can also show lack of closeness with the parents while growing up. In turn, this can lead the native toward uneasy feelings regarding relationships. You may feel unwanted or rejected by those you wish to form close partnerships with and therefore avoid them all together. With this being so, you have great insight into relationships and can easily detect problems in others’ relationships and show them how to remedy them. For yourself though, you may feel blinded or cursed. You fear being abandoned. You need loyalty and commitment in a relationship, and confidence in those, in order to be happy. But the key to truly being happy, despite the outside factors, is to get over the fear of rejection. You can do this by learning how to be alone. You must cure this Chiron placement by kneeling to it, and in this case, that is kneeling to yourself and coming to an understanding that you are all you need.

Chiron in the 8th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in resources, deep connection, death, and sex. There are many different ways this placement can express itself. Materially, it can manifest through dependence on others or others depending on you too much. Physically, it can manifest through difficulties in feeling fulfilled sexually, yet being able to fulfill partners easily. Emotionally, it can manifest in great sorrow regarding death. Possibly having deaths in your early childhood or having those close to you die. You may be able to console those who are feeling sorrow, but are unable to console yourself. Whichever these are, the important thing to remember is to respect yourself, accept the cycles of life, and let go. You can heal each of these wounds by being honest and upfront. You must learn to share your emotions in order to transcend them. You know transformation lurks behind disaster better than anyone. Clear the soot. Embrace the change.

Chiron in the 9th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in expansion. This can be physically, meaning travel, or mentally, meaning philosophy or religion. You may go through a transformation of beliefs at least once in your life and it can be very prominent and life-changing. You are a life long learner and strong advocate of constant learning yet you may stress yourself out in trying to do just that. You are a great teacher, but if you don’t allow your mind to expand and see other sides to things, you can be arrogant and unwavering. You put a lot of stress on yourself to follow what you currently believe, yet allow others to be flexible in their approaches and offer up multiple ways of doing things. You enjoy helping others expand, yet you are afraid to yourself. It’s important to continue to expand your mind, and you can do that through travel and study and listening to others. To heal this wound, you must let truth shine through rather than holding convictions that you’ve grown out of as well as DO what you feel your soul pulling you toward. Everything is a learning experience after all.

Chiron in the 10th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in reputation. This is an easy explanation, but not so easy in practice. You desire to be recognized and admired. You want to be seen as accomplished and respected. It may be difficult for you to find worth in yourself unless others see worth in you and that there is tangible reasons behind it. On another side, you may feel that what you do always caters to others rather than yourself. You may be scared to succeed because of the fear of failure. In any of these cases, fear is the backdrop. You want to succeed because you fear rejection. You are scared to try and succeed because you fear ridicule. You fear your current career because you’re always neglecting your own needs and the further you go the more you neglect yourself. This can all be remedied by acceptance and coming to terms with who you truly are what you want. Ask yourself who you are and what will make you happy and go after that. Don’t do things to appease other people, do them to make yourself happy, whether that is being super successful or sitting in the middle of a daisy field writing music. Heal yourself by accepting yourself.

Chiron in the 11th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in friendship and hopes. You may often feel rejected by others and this can lead you to be quite lonely. You are unique and you know that you don’t fit in with the normal crowd, so instead you seek out those that have similar points of view in order to not be rejected anymore. You can easily help others fit in somewhere you are, but you find it difficult to fit yourself in with others. It’s important to recognize that we are all divine beings, interconnected, and that we belong everywhere- not just with those who are of like mind. You may feel lonely and a little bitter because of this and reject anyone that doesn’t fit into your description of ‘friend’ because you fear the connection not working out. Learn to make connections without preconceived notions of how it’s going to go, and remember that ‘everyone you meet is your guru’. You have something to gain from everyone just as everyone has something to gain by coming into contact with you.

Chiron in the 12th house: This shows your deepest wound residing in your psyche. Any placement in the 12th house is a very spiritual one, and those not on a spiritual path will feel 12th house energy in a ‘negative’ way because it is relentless in sending lessons our way until we learn them. This placement shows that you have difficulty opening yourself up to others, yet are extremely empathetic and desire to help those in need and often encourage others to share with you their problems so you can help. You may be fiercely private. You may have special psychic abilities. You may reject these abilities and deny them to much frustration. Chiron in the 12th will keep throwing difficulties your way in order to teach you lessons in acceptance and seeing the bigger picture. One may feel plagued, but the plague shall end when once simply accepts. Accept yourself, accept others, explore your own spirituality and find a path that suits you and walk it. Compassion is the necessity behind this house, and that means for yourself as well as for others.

Venus in the 12th house

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When your Venus, the planet of love, resides in your 12th house, the way you love is complicated. You are in the house of Pisces, the fish that swims deeper and deeper into the abyss looking to get nowhere at all. Just enjoying the ride. Appreciating the surroundings and enjoying the feelings. You love things that touch your soul. You are sensitive and compassionate when it comes to love. You are one of those partners that will sacrifice all of themselves to the person they love. This can go too far, however, and you must learn to set boundaries. When in love, you need to distinguish between yourself and your lover on a regular basis. It’s too easy to blend into them and leave out your own wants and needs. There comes an unconscious feeling of unworthiness that you need to come to terms with before being in a serious romantic relationship. You are worthy of love, you are worthy of devotion, and you should not settle for less than what makes you feel happy and content. 12th house Venus natives tend to settle and live out their love through fantasy rather than face the dull reality of it (if it is dull). They can easily get wrapped up in lost love or unrequited love or long-distance love. They are the poets, and even though some may not be gifted in this area, their emotions are poetic enough. They are highly romantic. They may have high ideals in love and feel like those ideals are never satisfied with reality. This can disappoint them often if they don’t get settled back into reality (though, depending on the sign it’s in, this can be intense or almost nonexistent). Venus in the 12th house has the ability to love everyone around with the utmost compassion. This is an evolved trait, though, and lower maturity levels can lead to more a love of addiction or chasing fantasies that will never come true. With a more evolved type, the feeling of unconditional love comes easy to them and they may even be able to feel the universe sending that love back towards them. Self love is the key to dealing with Venus in the 12th house, because though it’s easy to sacrifice yourself if you care little for yourself, you can do much more good by thriving, loving yourself, and loving others than draining yourself constantly to try and comfort others.  Those with this placement also may feel the need to repress their need for love since it can cause a lot of pain for them. This is the worst thing a Venus in the 12th house can do. It doesn’t just stunt their progress, but sends them backwards, and it’s a slow process of gaining that progress back. Once you repress your ability to love, it’s uncomfortable trying to open yourself up and become vulnerable again and people can go their whole lives avoiding that. Be open, love freely, love yourself.