Whenever I see a chart with the Sun in the twelfth house, I immediately know that this person has a gift to share with the world.
It may be in the fine arts (painting, sculpting), the dramatic arts (acting, dancing, directing), the creative arts (writing, music), the intuitive arts (empaths, mediums) or the healing arts (medical personnel, counselors, shamans), but it’s there.
Although the nature of the individual’s particular gift will vary depending upon the Sun’s zodiac sign, the house and life areas the Sun rules in the horoscope and the aspects (connections) it makes to the rest of the chart, the nature of the individual will be the same to the extent that the gift will be questioned, doubted and in some cases, denied.
And that’s because the person’s character – as represented by the Sun – has been raised in Neptune’s ego-denying house of service, sacrifice and seclusion.
But even so, those born with the Sun in the twelfth house know on the subconscious and intuitive levels that a treasure dwells within them, and they are completely at ease with it as long as it remains hidden in their psyche.
However, once this knowledge seeps into their consciousness, their ego awakens and it soon begins to crave the light of day.
And that’s when the trouble begins.
Until that point, the Sun has lived a rather sheltered life in Neptune’s house of secrets and shadows. Now it must venture out alone into the external and unfamiliar worldbut before it can do that, it must first burn through the Neptunian haze that has kept it under wraps for so long.
And it will, because just as nature compels the salmon to swim upstream in order to spawn, the Sun’s inherent nature is to shine.
Still, after spending so many years hiding behind the curtain, the transition is not an easy one. Although the Sun may have new goals and a growing sense of self-worth, old habits are hard to break and staying under the radar is one of them.
That’s why with few exceptions, individuals with a twelfth house Sun tend to hide their light under a barrel Another reason is their innate discomfort with taking direction from the ego.
The Sun in the twelfth house doesn’t experience satisfaction through the ego; it experiences it through the soul.
It’s not that it disdains worldly success, mind you, because it doesn’t. It’s just that it doesn’t fulfill it.
Those born with the Sun in the twelfth house need to make others feel better on an emotional, psychic or physical level. The rest are fringe benefits.
If you have your Sun in your twelfth house, it is important to recognize that it is not just the addicted, the afflicted and the restricted that reside there.
The artists, the healers and the visionaries also call it home.
The question is: Which one are you?
The choice is yours to make.