In this article, you can learn about the meaning of a natal Pluto in twelfth house. Twelfth house placements are challenging, as planets here are hidden from you.
Pluto in twelfth house suggests that you are restricted from finding your own power. Tapping into your power is not impossible, but it requires a lot of work and developing self-awareness. This placement often indicates anxiety and detachment from your deep desires.
With hard aspects to Pluto, this position can signify escapism and loosing touch with reality. Harmonious aspects, on the other hand, give you an insight into the realm of the unconscious and the spiritual. The highest manifestation of Pluto here is healing your unconscious fears and fearlessly facing your shadow self.
When not addressed, the issues of a natal Pluto in twelfth house can lead to self-destructive behavior. The twelfth house is the house of hidden enemies. Pluto here can make you your own enemy, if you lack awareness.
People who have their natal Pluto in the twelfth house are very sensitive. With this placement, you are probably an introvert and you need a lot of time alone to let go of the influence of the world. Privacy is very important for you.
Renewal is a key concept of Pluto, and with this placement, Pluto can be a powerful asset in getting rid of unconscious issues. An interesting example of Pluto in the twelfth house in the natal chart is the chart of Louis L Hay. If you know her life story, you know how fascinating her regenerative abilities were.
Pluto in twelfth house is somewhat similar to having Scorpio on the cusp of the twelfth house in the natal chart.
Keep reading to learn more about this placement of Pluto in the natal chart!
Natal Pluto in Twelfth House
This placement suggests that you find it hard to identify with things represented by Pluto, such as power, sex, violence. Planets in the twelfth house are not integrated in your personality.
You possess all the power Pluto gives us, but it is locked up in the twelfth house, hidden from you. You are blocked from accessing it. In other cases, you unconsciously try to sweep this planet under the carpet.
Pluto in twelfth house can indicate that you were told not to be powerful as a child. Perhaps power was said to be immoral or bad, and you learned that it is unsafe and unethical to want it.
The same is true for sexuality. People with this placement have a strong sexuality, but they often feel ashamed of it and they are aware of their desires only on an unconscious level. This placement can indicate or problems with your sexuality.
Pluto in twelfth house is often a sign of unhealthy power dynamics in your childhood. Perhaps one of your parents was dictatorial and domineering, while the other parent could not express their power and took up the role of the martyr.
This placement can indicate abuse in childhood. This can be emotional, physical abuse, but also sexual, as in the life of Louis L. Hay. This experience can be suppressed into the subconscious, but it is often the root of theself-destructive behavior.
A fear of loosing control is present with a natal Pluto in twelfth house. Control is very important for you. Planets in the twelfth house are repressed, but they have not disappeared. Unconsciously you can be afraid of Pluto being set free (again).
Pluto in twelfth house suggests that you experience the power struggles of this planet in your mind. You tend to beat yourself up and you are very hard on yourself.
You often use some foggy, shadow ways of gaining power. For example, you might take up the role of a martyr and instill guilt in others, thus gaining power, or you can use some other ways, such as emotional manipulation. Sometimes you are unaware of these mind games, but others around you can feel it.
With hard aspects and if there are other indicators in the chart, Pluto in twelfth house can indicate crime or prostitution.
People who have their Pluto in twelfth house often struggle with low self-esteem. You need Pluto to find your own power, to learn that you can trust yourself. Pluto is your powerhouse. When it is placed in the twelfth house, you are blocked from accessing it. This can lead to a feeling of helplessness and low self-confidence.
Pluto in the twelfth house can make you feel easily drained in your day-to-day activities. A strong Sun in the natal chart, or harmonious aspects from Mars that indicate vitality can outweigh this.
A well-aspected and well-placed Pluto can give you a lot of strength (both physically and mentally), but it is hidden from you when this planet is located in the twelfth house.
If Pluto is close to the ascendant, it often happens that you had a traumatic birth. Perhaps you had a near-death experience, or there were some other traumatic circumstances.
Hard aspects to Pluto in twelfth house can indicate trouble with your sleep or nightmares. Do you know that state of mind when you are afraid to fall asleep because of the upsetting dreams? Pluto here can explain suffering from startling and dark dreams.
Pluto in Twelfth House and Your Subconscious
In the natal chart, the house where Pluto is placed is often the scene for power struggles, traumatic experiences, and transformation. With a natal Pluto in twelfth house, this is the domain of the unconscious.
You are a very reserved person with this placement. It is important not to bottle up your emotions. Physical activity can be a great way to get rid of stress. Planets in the twelfth make you very sensitive, often also sensitive on a physical level. If the entire chart points into this direction, there is a tendency to develop psychosomatic illnesses with a natal Pluto in twelfth house.
This placement can make you anxious and feel like you don’t belong to the world, or that you don’t have the right to exist. You can use illness as an excuse for not coping with the harsh reality. It is important to find balance.
Pluto in twelfth house can indicate unconscious guilt. You feel that you don’t deserve to be taken care of, loved, alive. Some people punish themselves (for crimes they didn’t commit!) by denying themselves comfort and fun, while others choose people who are toxic to them.
Pluto here can make you attracted to romantic partners who are unavailable, either emotionally or in some other way. This placement can also be an indicator of being involved with prostitution.
It is hard for you to let go. With this placement of Pluto in the birth chart, meditation and spiritual practices can be useful.
Spending enough time alone is important with twelfth house placements in the birth chart. Pluto in twelfth house can indicate a fear of isolation and exile. These people overcompensate this placement by obsessively wanting company all the time.
Pluto in the twelfth house indicates a talent for psychology. The twelfth house is the house of the collective unconscious. Pluto here gives an innate insight into human nature.
Pluto in Astrology
Pluto is the ruling planet of Scorpio, and its themes are similar to the key themes of the eighth house: trauma and regeneration.
Pluto has a bad reputation in astrology. This planet belongs to the most feared planets, perhaps it’s only Saturn that is more feared.
In astrology, Pluto is associated with deep transformation, mysteries, secrets, things hidden under the surface, investigation. It also rules pain, trauma, violence. Pluto can manifest in brutal ways, but its higher manifestation is healing and regeneration.
It takes 248 years for Pluto to make a full circle around the Sun. Because of this, it spends several years, decades in each sign of the Zodiac. People born during these periods share the same Pluto sign. This makes Pluto a generational planet in astrology: in the natal chart, the house of Pluto is more significant than its sign.
If you want to learn more about this fascinating planet, check out this article about the meaning of Pluto in astrology.
The Twelfth House in the Natal Chart
The twelfth house is the realm of the collective unconscious. In this house, you dissolve your soul and become one with the universe.
The twelfth house is traditionally connected with the zodiac sign Pisces, and it is the natural home of Neptune (the modern ruler of Pisces) and Jupiter (the traditional ruler of Pisces).
Every house governs certain life areas. The twelfth house is mysterious and foggy, not easy to understand. This house represents the transition from our mundane reality into the higher dimension. The twelfth house rules imagination, fantasy, creative inspiration, spirituality, unconditional love.
At the same time, it is easy to get lost in the mystical atmosphere of the twelfth house. Keep in mind that this house also rules addictions, escapism, illusions. This house had a bad reputation like Pluto for a very long time. Twelfth house placements were considered to be a sign that you are doomed. Luckily, nowadays astrology is not fatalistic, and it sees twelfth house placements as a way to connect with the divine and work through your issues.
Some of the life areas governed by the twelfth house in astrology:
- places of seclusion: hospitals, monasteries, prisons
- selfless service
- music, acting
- sleeping, dreams
- far-away places
You can learn more about the twelfth house here.
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