12th House Vedic Astrology,
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
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
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 ones 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.
to the Twelfth Bhava
Anthyabha last house
Lopasthana house of disappearance
Vigama Vyaya loss or negation
Daridrya penury or poverty
Suchala tale bearer, back biter
Vama nayana left eye