I was watching a video from an Astrologer about the revelation of your secret super hero power (my analogy) based on the ruler of your 12th house. Go ahead and watch it, hes got a lovely English accent… I’ll wait.
The Twelfth House contains all the hidden things, effects from past lives, karmic debts or weaknesses. I was taught that the 12th house has to do with your Karmic debts from past lives or your hidden/shadow self.
Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.
I like the idea that we can take the residents of our twelfth house and turn them into our secret strength, or our superpower. While we may not understand those crazy goth kids living in the basement of the apartment complex of our astrological house, they are surprisingly insightful and wonderful neighbors. If you know how to talk to them (I may be biased, as I am the quirky gothic hippie witch neighbor…).
In my birth chart I have two players in the 12th house. Go figure…
I have Pisces in the cusp of the 12th house and the Sun square in the middle of it. I figure the sun lives there full time and Pisces is the live-in partner that still pays rent in another unit but they spend most of their time living together anyways.
In my chart that I pulled 19 years ago, it reports the following effects on my life. Pisces indicates a fear of empathic or psychic abilities. Often signifying a life of service lived before where monetary gain was not important. I am comfortable in the occult worlds but sometimes I do still feel the knee jerk twitch to defend myself or play down my skills. hmm…
The Sun being in the 12th house could also indicate that I exerted my will over those less powerful and now have a problem expressing my authority.
Another way of thinking about this is due to my personal agency being squashed like a Radroach on Fallout as a child, I have problems drawing boundary lines in my life. Sometimes they’re non-existent. Other times they may appear like a spiders’ web crisscrossing and offering me more protection but in reality constricting my evolution. What might your chart reflect? You can always follow Mr. Scott’s directions in his video.
The whole concept behind investigating your shadow self doesn’t have to be related to astrology or any kind of divination or mysticism of any kind. In Jungian psychology, the ” shadow “, ” Id “, or ” shadow aspect/archetype ” may refer to (1) an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself, or (2) the entirety of the unconscious, i.e., everything of which a person is not fully conscious. In short, the shadow is the “dark side”(a).
It all comes down to understanding the unconscious part of ourselves. Through that understanding we can unlock our strengths, and some of us even our calling in life. What does yours reflect? Find out about your superpower!