Introduction THE 12th HOUSE by Lynn Koiner
The 12th House represents issues, qualities and traits that have become repressed in the personality.
I do feel that there is a karmic connection with this House. I will use myself as an example throughout this lecture. I have Mercury in Leo in the 12th near Pluto.
I knew this from my own past life experience. I have Mercury in Leo (GWB has his in the 1st House) and I have always known that I made an error in judgment and listening to others rather than going with my own knowledge.
I have lived with a fear of making a mistake B like thousands of men could die on the battle field if I made an error. In the past, whenever I thought that I was the greatest, when any touch of arrogance colored my thinking, I do make a terrible error that everyone knows about!
I feel some sadness for George because I feel that I was in a similar situation in a past life B in a position of power and being given bad advice by those who appealed to my Leo.
EXAMPLE using my own chart:
I feel that I attracted this lifetime of power because I always judged people in power. Why don=t they do this or that…as if it is so easy. Now, I know it is not.
I will never sit in judgment of another. I am never on a jury. I know that I will never be selected.
In the past, I reserved spiritual education to the more affluent, not the truly poor. My clients and students are just ordinary people. I am never a favorite with people in power – but I am a favorite with the ordinary people. I strongly felt this during a trip to Glastonbury.
The planets represent traits and qualities that were deemed intolerable to be expressed by a parent – they were intimidating to a parent and the individual learned to repress these qualities and feelings rather than get into trouble.
These issues are related to events that occurred before you were born. By counting backwards from the Ascendant, you will find the timing for when the repression first impacted the family.
NOTE: At my Chicago workshop, a well-known astrologer there said that she had observed Mars-Saturn afflictions involving the 12th House to indicate a recent life in which the individual died violently.
E.D. has Mars-Saturn in Virgo in the 12th and she feels that she died in the Holocaust. A lot of people feel this, often from empathy or maybe working with such souls on the other side.
I often find errors in the history of what they say. But, I believe ED. She has a lot of anger issues and fear of men and authority. She feels that her weight issues are connected to starving to death.
She saw herself as a small, young boy in that lifetime.
The 12th House is a super-powerful House, even demonstrated by Michel Gauquelin in his research. Planets that fall into this House are highly dynamic.
It is essential that you learn to release their energies by finding an outlet – in the career, in the avocation or some other external activity.
These planets cannot easily express themselves at the personality level. You must find another way to express their energies — because they are powerful instincts that have been repressed!
The 12th House planets describe what you need to be expressing in your career or avocation. It should be a strong factor in considering the qualities and traits needed in a career choice.
Karmically, I feel that energies that express themselves improperly in the First House will slip into either the 12th House or it will become intercepted in your next lifetime. See my website for the article on Interceptions.
12th House people have a personality profile:
• They cannot be ON 24/7
• They need ALONE TIME
• They shut down around outgoing and assertive types
• People, who do not know me, often think that I am angry or upset when I shut down
• 12th House people have learned to be INVISIBLE!
• The Past Life is associated with a Monastery Experience B with vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and silence. These vows were taken very seriously so these traits are difficult to overcome in the current lifetime
• All Water signs obsess or become preoccupied. With the 12th House, they can appear spacey or forgetful.
• All planets in the Water Houses – 4/8/12 – are introspective and obsessive. These traits tend to distort reality at times so they need to talk with others about how they are feeling or perceiving to get a “reality check.”
• Health issues connected to this House are Karmic
If you have the Sun in Leo in the 12th House, you cannot be a LEO 24/7. You need to select an occupation where in you be sunny and outgoing for a short period of time and then you can crawl back into a private place and recuperate your energies.
One client with the Sun in Leo in the 12th had a part-time job as a CLOWN.
A 12th House planet can indicate what you do not like in others B because you feel that it is something difficult to express within yourself.
For example, someone with the SUN in the 12th House may dislike people who get attention easily, showy and outgoing types. Until you learn how to get attention for yourself through your work or avocation, you may resent people who get attention easily.
Since this is one of the natural HEALING HOUSES, these people can find themselves as Guinea Pigs, learning from an experience which they eventually share with others.
My Health Crisis from 2004 through 2006 was a great learning experience for my lectures on medical astrology. Even with some personal issue, when I solve it, people start calling with that same issue B and I know how to solve it from my personal experience!”