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Twelfth House in Vedic Astrology

12th House in Vedic Astrology


The Twelfth House, being the last house, tend to complete the life cycle of a native. It determines emancipation and detachment. The wealth, relationships, inheritance, etc that one tends to attain in a lifespan, this house affects the tendencies to let go. An afflicted twelfth house can lead to hospitalization, imprisonment, mental instability, etc. as well. But, it is not pejorative in nature. Detachment can also mean self sufficiency.

Characteristics of the Twelfth House

The Twelfth house determines one’s ability to let go and be at peace with seclusion. Below are the core features of this house that derive the basic characteristic for its Analysis:

1. Ruling Sign and Ruling Planet

Pisces is the Ruling sign of the Twelfth House. Saturn naturally significates the Twelfth house.

2. Ruling Body Part

The Ruling body part(s) of the Twelfth house includes left eye, feet, and lymphatic system.

3. Governing Factors

Twelfth house is a rather reflective house of one’s ability to detach. Detachment from home land, far and wide travels, import, export, international transactions, all these are reflected in this house.

4. Relationships with other planets

Below is summary of impact when below planets are placed in the Twelfth house:


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Sun in Twelfth House

The natives are likely to face some dark glitches in their life, but they pass too. They develop a good sense of resilience and challenge combating abilities that helps them deal with issues. They have inclinations towards psychic readings and are driven towards intuitions.

The natives also have a very soft heart for people with mental disabilities.

Moon in Twelfth House

The natives are likely to be lovers of solitude. They like to be in their own recluse. They have a very benevolent tone, though their aggressive streak is also unusually high. They are featured with lethargy and like to keep things to themselves. Association with spiritual institution or even a Hospital are extremely likely.

Mars in Twelfth House

A lot of unfortunate things can happen to such natives. They invite enemies who try to harm them in secret ways. They also have an emotional baggage full of repentance and apprehension. The natives need to take control of their impulses and temperament.

Mercury in Twelfth House

Natives understand unique subjects. They like mystery and can unravel them with their strong intuitions. They unearth and simplify the mysteries and complexities. They have a bigger vision towards life and do not get bogged down by small issues.

Venus in Twelfth House

Natives have an extreme feeling of escaping the monotony of daily life and learn the higher purpose. They are secretive and never let their feelings surface. They don’t consider materialistic pleasures as the judge of one’s success. They sometimes get hostile.

Saturn in Twelfth House

Natives are evolved and understand the higher meaning of life. They like being by themselves.They tend to face troubles with people and health issues are also persistent for them. There are risks of chronic diseases and even hospitalization.

There are also chances of imprisonment.


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Jupiter in Twelfth House

Such natives with Jupiter in twelfth house are compassionate and optimistic. They are able to get out of complex situations with extreme ease and have a flair for humanitarian work. They like serving and are great in careers situated in hospitals or prisons. Success comes late in their life.

Rahu in Twelfth House

Natives can serve jail time or being hospitalized. They might associate with a hospital or prison. Foreign travel is also indicated here. The natives tend to indulge in unnecessary expenses, secret relationships, etc. Meditation is recommended for such natives.

Ketu in Twelfth House

It is a positive placement for Ketu. Natives behave an introvert way, but it leads to enhanced spirituality and enlightenment. There is sleep deprivation and troubles. Foreign travel is likely but the natives. Self consciousness is advised, otherwise health problems are very likely.


Twelfth house is rightly termed as the Vyaya Bhava, wherein it depicts the spending habits of an individual. It depicts seclusion and detachment and is reflective of how individuals tend to deal with such phenomenon. It brings international factors into play- international travels, imports, exports, etc. It also gives an insight into one’s spirituality. Hence, this house is losing yourself, to yourself.

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