Sunday, October 6, 2013


With The Sun in the 12th house of a person's natal chart there is often a dreamy or mystical quality associated with their appearance. They tend to live in the real world and a world of their own.

They often are born into families in which there may have been very little supervision or guidance and direction for a multitude of different reasons most often as result of either of there parents being inattentive, preoccupied, distracted or away often as a result of work.

Other's may have grown up around hospitals due to a sickly family member or parent. Whatever the case may be the child spent much time alone, to develop and care for themselves. They often felt unheard, misunderstood and even invisible. 

With very little structure a child can end up in some perhaps strange situations and even dangerous. Usually there was a lot of alone time.

Making friends was difficult for them and they often went above and beyond for others and may have been taken advantage of or even bullied. 

They often wanted to fit in but spending so much time in alone can slow interpersonal skills and relations with others. There are many gifts that will be unlocked over the course of their lives these are gifts of the spiritual kind, otherworldly, different dimensions, they see the universe as a whole and how all things are interconnected.

There are also many with this placement that were adopted, or grew up in foster care, or some small town secluded. 

For whatever the reason, the child grew up spending much of their time alone. Being alone and left to your own vices can certainly allow the child's more creative side develop and they can create a world of fantasy in order to fulfill the lack in the real world. The child develops her intuitive and creative gifts, is in touch with the silence of the world beyond. 

The sign on the house and other aspects can mold and shape their experience but the theme is a loneliness, feeling left out, forgotten or invisible. There is a lack of early structure, rules and supervision and perhaps a lack in guidance. Sometimes they were one of many children, and felt like they didn't have anything of there own.

The Sun is the very persons life force energy and personal identity. It is pride, Ego and self expression, feeling as one one of the group or one of many can definitely suppress or dissolve one's identity. They might either overly try to get noticed with a strong urge to be seen or discovered, or perhaps they swing to the other side of someone whom is too expressive, pushy or aggressive in their pursuit to be seen.

Some with this placement can be illusive and are very good at secret activities and often can be almost two different people. They often end up in relationships early on where they are doing most if not all for their partners. This individuals are generous and helpful to others which is part of this placements karma. This placement suggest that the individual was too pre-occupied with self in a past life that they now must find balance between self and others not to sacrifice oneself but to not neglect others either.The more you give the more you get back with this placement but of course in due time not always immediately. 

The 12th house is the final house and is where we transcend the ego it's the house of undoing, sacrifice, illness both physical and mental, it's spiritual it's magical and it's karmic. Here lies the subconscious and unconscious mind as well and often why the Sun in this house needs to develop self awareness because of their tendency to live in their head, and may lose touch with the real world. It would benefit them to ground themselves. They are vast individuals with a sea of knowledge of the invisible, the otherworldly and even the other dimensional.

Always feeling like they are in the background, part a speck in a sea of people.  This has created within a strong desire to be noticed, the sun must shine forth! 
However, It's said, 12th house planets are karmic and require surrender, and self sacrifice in order to unlock their potential. The potential is really quite enormous, these people are very wise, with brilliant insights, and generous with time and resources.

However, there is a flipside to this placement where the feelings of being unheard or being invisible can bring about a individual who can be seen as the attention starved individual that ends up over doing everything in order to be noticed. This person becomes acknowledged as someone who's a dreamer, unrealistic and that tries too hard.

For the most part the development of ego that comes later in life, after finally growing tired of this invisibility, bullying and lack of being understood results in a personal identity crisis to where they can become overly obsessed with being noticed by everyone and behaving in stand out ways to gain attention.

The identity is often formed out of a place of feeling shunned, unseen, or invisible. As the Sun tries to shine which is the individuals identity and sense of purpose and ego , the individual can begin to feel diffuse and simply lost.

This lack of structure and attention is the foundation for a extremely creative individual with much time for fantasy, or with their own aloofness they tapped into other energies within the universe.

Of course other aspects may indicate a more strict environment or demanding parent the sign on the house will depict more of the actual environment or characteristic's of the lead parent or guardian. 

Whatever the case, the child spent much time alone having to parent themselves or were asked to sacrifice in service within the family such as taking care of a parent or having a overly demanding parent, or just as equally one or both parents that were somehow absent.

This can leave the child with a lack of self confidence, or self worth, and even perhaps in dangerous situations.

Many may have found there kindness and generosity taken for granted. These 12th house Sun's are highly compassionate and very creative people. 

These compassionate souls and generous spirits longed to be accepted, and treated as a individual with proper guidance and care, but often were let down. 

These individuals need to find out who they really are by setting their own boundaries, limits, rights and wrongs and their own personal set of ethics, there is right and wrong and karmic implications.  They essentially develop themselves without the preconditioning of too much parental structure  or guidance instead they develop themselves. However they will have many spiritual guides along the way to help guide them. It would be of benefit to go deep within and discover and own their own unique likes and dislikes, not try to fit in or be like anyone else. 

Once they dive deep within their own for inner self evaluation and awareness, they can define who they are in the most authentic way and realize they are not and do not need to be like anyone else but themselves. They don't need to dress, act or talk like anyone else they are a unique individual with more talent than most.

The people that can help them the most uncover many of these unconscious behaviors, hidden talents and see them for who they really are would come from people who transpose their planets in their 12th house and vice versa. These people can identify many things they may not know about themselves.   

Karmically it's said, The 12th house is the final house, it's the end of a Karmic cycle. It is said that 12th house planets are born to a life of service and compassion as a result of being overly preoccupied with self in a past life that they neglected others. In this life, they are being asked to give back but learn to find the balance between others and self.

It is known that all karma is worked out through good deeds and once the 12th house Sun person learns to get in touch with their own inner needs and desires and balances that with the needs of others and not to turn to self preoccupation but to dissolve karma by using your skills and talents to help others which will bring them the recognition they crave.  

The sign the Sun is in, can help give clues as to energies in which they need to develop more of in order to find this balance.  

The 12th house a watery, illusive and yet magical house it offers much that can not be seen and many of it's gifts are spiritual.

Again, it's important With the Sun in the 12th house they learn to set up their own unique likes and dislikes, and realize they do not need to fit in, they do not need to act or be like anyone else. They need to define themselves based on their own criteria not someone elses.

Just know, that you have strongly developed spiritual gifts. These are all in the unseen worlds, other dimensions, patterns and colors are strongly connected to many of your insights. These can be used in the arts of any kind.

Again, People that transpose planets in your 12th house will can be helpful to you "if their intentions are good" and they are not jealous or envious. These people can help you see these hidden parts of you such as talents, personality traits and or psychological blockages that can help you build a stronger sense of self.  

Do you have this placement? How do you feel it has played out for you?

Additional Articles: 12th house related: Making the Unconscious Conscious


  1. Hi I love your astrology blog ;can you do interpretation of sun in fifth house thanks !!!!!!

  2. This is incredibly accurate, I just started transitioning into the Whole Sign system and I went form a Scorpio sun in 11th house to a sun in the 12th house, which can be a bit of a drastic change. But it's pretty accurate, and yours is the most accurate article I've yet to find for this placement, at least for me, thank you so much for your insight!

    1. Thank you kindly for taking the time to comment your feedback is very appreciated and helps me! I'm so glad you can related and found it helpful! Many blessing sent your way!

  3. I really enjoy reading your blogs! I have this placement in my natal chart, sun in cancer. Growing up, I was always lost in the crowd, overlooked, and at times taken advantage of or betrayed by others. Loneliness was a theme early on. So much of your article hit home with me. My husband who had his moon conjunct my sun, did see what was hidden to myself and I can say he did help me grow, come into my own and out of the shell I hid in. Soul searching has helped as well, and reading blogs such as yours gives me a deeper understanding of who I am and why, the traits that are positive and should be enhanced, and the negatives that need to be worked on. Thank you for your insight and for sharing your knowledge!

    1. Thank you! And for sharing your experience it certainly helps others as well! I appreciate your feedback for my work I am so happy it's been helpful for you that's my intention and I am grateful to hear such positive feedback!

      All my best to you....

  4. Amazing, felt like i was being read like an open book, Gratitude's!