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Uranus in 12th house

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When a planet rises in the east it can now be seen, and thus it enters the twelfth house. Just so, our first instances of self-expression that we offer into the world are vulnerable and easily defeated, but the effect of their success or failure on our personality is enormous. Pulling some of our energy back into our self to keep it from being defeated or overwhelmed has two results. If we are aware of what we are doing, it becomes our hidden secret. If this process is unconscious, it becomes a rejected aspect of the self. These secrets or repressed aspects of the self form the classical interpretation of the twelfth house.

But what if the immature energy we put into the world isn’t defeated early on? Then it can become a source of strength and a dominant aspect of our personality, and even signify our career. The twelfth house is thus where we build inner strength to overcome limitations, sorrows and fears, and where the individual adapts to the collective. It signifies self-undoing: where we stand in our own way, where we are not free to let ourselves become and be who we essentially already are. It also represents that which is hidden, karma, limitation, confinement, prison, betrayal, sacrifice, hospitals and institutions, nuns and priests, secrets and secret enemies (who may just be rejected aspects of ourselves), initiation, ultimate understanding, and charity given or received.

With Uranus in the twelfth house, you have a great need to feel free and unshackled, yet often feel restricted or confined in some vague or elusive manner. Your intuition can be very strong, but you may have a hard time listening to your self. You can be your own worst enemy in that regard, for you can disregard common sense and your natural limitations when you feel your will is being challenged or limited. It's important that you learn some sense of surrender to the way life is and to let go of subconscious resistance. This is a good position for researchers or those who need to be isolated or to work behind the scenes. If your Uranus is well aspected and you learn to accept self-discipline, this is an excellent placement for psychic or occult study. If afflicted, however, it would be wise to stay away from the same.

If Uranus is within 10° of the ascendant it is conjunct the ascendant and much of the above interpretation starts to become weaker. If Uranus is in the twelfth house AND within 4° or 5° of the ascendant, then it is said to be on the "dark side" of the first house, and it influence will be felt in the first as well as in the twelfth house. The closer a twelfth house Uranus is to the ascendant, the more it will be interpreted as though it were in the first house; when less than 3° from the ascendant, a twelfth house Uranus expresses itself primarily—and eventually entirely—in the first house.

Astronomically speaking, the twelfth house is that one-twelfth sector of the local sky just above the eastern horizon (see above picture) occupied by planets during the two hours after they rise.

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