A truly unique and beautiful video which captures my exploring a vividly remembered, and profoundly effecting past life, as well as a review of others I am aware of, through travel and meditation.
An enjoyable journey into the land of self-acceptance on a soul level, the video begins and ends with this quote:
“How many times have you known what you needed to do, but refused to trust your instinct?
That was your common sense.
Listen to it.”
As referenced, the mighty work of Wayman Stewart, From Astrology Arena. I post this because I hope it will spark curiosity in those who have not yet explored astrology, but feel drawn to it, as well as those who see it as a vast an beautiful study, enhanced with personal tales and growth.
The link is first, then the text, for Uranus and for Neptune in the 12th House. Here is the link to his home page, first.
Now, Uranus in the 12th House:
Uranus in the 12th House
Having Uranus in the 12th House can be an incredibly inventive, creative placement. There is a profound connection to the sheer brilliance that mankind is capable of. Planets in the 12th House need to be acknowledged but, at the same time, they should not belong to the ego. We should express them as belonging to everyone. Therefore, with Uranus in the 12th House, you can see the mad genius, the inventiveness, and the individualism in everyone you come across. You can develop the remarkable ability to just let everyone be, not judging at all. Once you come to bring your own Uranus side into the light, you can see that everyone is a little different and that there’s nothing wrong with that. People’s quirks bring out a deep sense of compassion within you.
Those with a 12th House Uranus intuitively know what it’s like to be outcast and harshly judged. Their parental figures might have stressed a need for them to stay in the box. Unconventional behavior may not have been approved of from early on, as well as any sort of independent thinking that challenged the parents’ authority. Therefore, your Uranus was shoved back into your unconscious, making it difficult for you to consciously be aware of it. However, no energy can remain fully repressed for long. When they’re unacknowledged, 12th House planets still find a way to creep out and re-emerge, usually in a self-victimizing or self-defeating manner.
|Geopoliticus Child by Salvador Dali|
With Uranus in the 12th House, this is often through an irrational phobia of not having enough freedom. You might see everyone else as being free and being able to do whatever they want, to an out-of-control degree, while you’re trapped in these frustrating limitations. You can constantly feel judged and misunderstood, wherever you go, which only amplifies your Uranus’ hidden desire to rebel. This causes you to push things to the edge, often without even realizing it. Your behavior can become increasingly defiant, provocative or contrary, because of these fears of judgment. The resulting alienation fuels the cycle of you feeling misunderstood, creating the legendary “suffering” of the 12th House. This placement, as well as Jupiter in the 12th, can also instill anxieties about being physically enclosed and trapped. Claustrophobia can be a serious reaction for Uranus in the 12th, as anything that feels like it’s cutting off your personal freedom is like a living nightmare.
Recognizing the Uranus within will unlock your full creative genius and allow you to express those rebellious, free-thinking impulses in constructive ways. Planets in the 12th House are usually channeled into artistic outlets. So, with Uranus in this house, you can truly become an artist that is ahead of your time. The source of your inspiration is a free-flowing detachment from people’s expectations and ideas. You intuitively understand that there is a very wide range of opinions out there on just about everything, which dissipates any sort of motivation for approval. Uranus in the 12th House deeply empathizes with the pain and the perspective of those who most would simply write off and judge. As an artist, you have an affinity with characters who wouldn’t exactly be popular or easily accepted in real life, no matter what their behavior may be. You can also be creative in very untraditional ways, working in a really idiosyncratic style that breaks all the rules.
People with Uranus in the 12th House can become incredibly tolerant, accepting a wide range of lifestyles and personalities in an unconditional manner. You have a sixth sense for what can make other people feel totally free to be themselves and you give that to them. This opens up the Pandora’s Box within, in a good way. When you can release the parental conditioning of not disturbing the status quo and behaving in an acceptable manner, your brilliance fully emerges. 12th House Uranus people have a habit of blinding themselves to their weirder, crazier ideas, slightly afraid of their outlandish inner selves. When they are able to embrace their weirdness, without self-judgment, there is a non-stop flow of ideas and intellectual possibilities that is unleashed.
In fact, this stream of inventiveness might become so overwhelming that it seems like you’re channeling it from some other plane. That’s the essence of Uranus in the 12th. This house symbolizes our connection to the collective unconscious. So, you can powerfully tap into the endless range of ideas from all of the inventors and innovators of the past and present and even the future. Uranus is about originality. Placed in this chameleonic house, you can take what’s original about the people around you and blend it with your own originality to create something not only refreshingly new and innovative but that will have a universal impact. Your artwork transcends barriers of race, gender, and class, finding the common, fascinating humanity that we all share.
The challenge with Uranus in the 12th House is basically accepting the fact that you’re not “normal”, as well as that there is no such thing as normal. Embracing being strange or quirky is something that inspires you and helps you achieve transcendence. It also gets you in touch with your amazing intuition. You get intuitive flashes that not only come out of nowhere but also seem to make absolutely no sense. But, if you learn to go with it, you’ll realize just what valuable insights you’re being provided. Your intuition can often send you all over the place, in a highly unpredictable, uncontrollable fashion. Your dreams will also be flat-out bizarre and totally nonlinear, especially if Uranus is in aspect to your Mercury and/or Moon. However, the more you flow with these intuitive abilities, the more they’ll seem to make total sense to you. And it might look as if you’re the kooky one, from the outside looking in. But, it will all be experienced as downright logic, in your head.
Posted by Wayman Stewart at 3:27 PM
Now, Neptune in the 12th House:
Neptune in the 12th House
People with Neptune in the 12th House have an entire Universe within that they might even struggle to know and understand. Neptune is in its ruling house here, which can bring out both the best and the worst of the 12th House. The negative aspects of disassociation, projection, and self-victimization can run rampant. But, this can also be the most transcendental, inspirational 12th House planet of all. It does all depend on what the 12th House Neptune individual chooses to do with this energy. These people are highly gifted on psychic and creative levels. Their potential to heal and bless the world and themselves is enormous. But, their Neptune needs to be owned first.
12th House planets usually go into hiding during our childhood. Their expression is often shamed by one or both of the parents, not fitting into the 1st House picture that they want to paint of us. And Neptune in the 12th can experience this early guilt and projection on a very deep level. These kids are often criticized for their high sensitivity and their ability to dream and drift. It’s not the realistic, thick-skinned personality that their parents want to see. Therefore, this part of themselves becomes repressed. It’s sad that the 12th House Neptune child’s amazing compassion and imagination is often rejected like this. It’s on account of their parents being too “practical” to value wild dreaming as well as being rather selfish. In extreme cases, they may even be insensitive and cruel.
So, when we learn to hide our 12th House planets, we start seeing them out in the world. At an unevolved level, these qualities become the world’s problem, not our own. Therefore, a repressed Neptune in the 12th person can feel like they’re constantly coming up against impractical, unrealistic people. Those with Neptune in this house are the chameleons of chameleons. So, they can readily blend into the more pragmatic parts of the world, distancing themselves from their unearthly inner Neptune. It’s a cold, hard reality, as their parents have constantly taught them, and they strive to adapt to it. However, this shape-shifting only becomes more and more desperate. It’s actually a form of them running from the fact that they are not realistic, which is generally not a bad thing, and that, deep down, they feel like they are not of this world.
|“Private Moon” by Leonid Tishov and Boris Bendikov|
The cruelty of mankind can disturb them to the core but, in the midst of their playacting, they might convince themselves that they’re unaffected by it. It’s no doubt that most 12th House Neptune people learn to develop very thick skins. They feel like they have to, in order to survive. So, it can be common for those with this placement to appear to be the leastvictimized. On the surface, that is. On the inside, they are very tormented by the pain of others, to the point where they might disassociate from it. Neptune in the 12th House feels like everyone else is so fragile and so vulnerable. They are very affected by people who are hurt, lost, confused, or rejected. But, they can fail to realize or admit just how incredibly fragile and vulnerable they themselves are. Their high sensitivity seems to magnify the pain of others. Failing to accept this sensitivity makes things worse.
People with Neptune in this house, therefore, victimize themselves through their denial and their constant disguise-wearing. They can desperately assume whatever role is needed in order to survive the world and not be crushed by it, especially if Neptune is conjunct their Ascendant. But, this can cause a rising break from reality, to the point where they no longer know what or who is real anymore. This is why Neptune in the 12th House can be so intent on burrowing themselves in what’s not real: the make-believe land of movies, books, or otherendless fantasies. Therefore, these people’s self-victimization can be deeply private and inward, more so than other 12th House folks. Escape is a particular tool of undoing, whether it’s through isolation, delusion, or addiction. Mental and emotional breakdowns are commonly experienced with this position, even though many people who know them might not have a clue, especially if Pluto or Scorpio is a big influence in the chart.
Now, all of this can be overcome, of course. Often times, it’s after all of this suffering that the light at the end of the tunnel is found. Neptune in the 12th usually experiences life in this redemptive kind of way. A big part of this process is finding the strength to bring their Neptune into awareness. 12th House planets are beautiful blessings once they are acknowledged and integrated into consciousness. We become victims of them when we only see them “out there.” But, when we see them both in ourselves and in others, we can express them with compassion and forgiveness. And since Neptune is all about compassion and forgiveness, this is a big part of the process here.
Basically, Neptune in the 12th House people have to totally accept what it means to be a human being: all of the fragility, fears, dreams, and every other color on the spectrum of mankind. The rather hardened attitude of the parents needs to be discarded and their softer, fluid side must emerge with total understanding and grace. They are very sensitive, intuitive, and unworldly beings. Even though this is not always valued in society, 12th House Neptune needs to realize their yearning to transcend the limitations of our society. These are the same limits that allow people to judge, abuse, mistreat, and reject others so harshly. Learning to do away with these things is what allows them to honor and respect the Neptunian humanity within us all. This allows them to empathize with everyone, as well as see a little bit of everyone within themselves.
|“Breath of Autumn” by Dmitry Spiros|
This is one of the most artistic placements of all. They contain multitudes, capable of expressing the entire range of the human experience and beyond. Once Neptune is fully brought to the surface in the personality, there are virtually no boundaries. Neptune in the 12th House individuals can make incredibly inspired artists. 12th House planets are perfect for being directed toward creativity and this house’s ruling planet, Neptune, is especially so. An extraordinary imagination and depth is available to be tapped into. There is something very transcendent about these artists’ skills, once they’ve realized their gifts. It’s like they have actually entered into another world. Neptune is all about the world beyond this one and art is the ideal opportunity to experience these different realms. Their creative abilities seem channeled from somewhere else that mystifies even them. It can be an almost supernatural process, as if they’re being possessed by some force.
There can also be a haunting vulnerability to these artists, at their best, eerily speaking right to some mysterious, moving place within your soul. But, they are mysterious souls themselves. Neptune in the 12th people, even in their everyday lives, are deeply touching and deeply touched. At the evolved level, they are capable of seeing right through people, as if they’re made of glass. The breakable quality that we all share is something that they can feel out and understand, as well as man’s potential for healing and saving. They grow by discarding worldly values, realizing that no one’s suffering should be dismissed or devalued. And by doing so, they can stop dismissing their own suffering, allowing their profoundly vulnerable side to be acknowledged and healed.
Yes, it is only fair to point out that Neptune in the 12th cannot save the world and shouldn’t break their back trying to. One of the biggest forms of victimization for this placement can be through attracting constant victims who suck them dry for their good will and compassion. Some boundaries are necessary. However, there are enough greedy people in the world out for self. So, society needs the wonderfully giving spirit of the 12th House Neptune person. Those boundaries will naturally resolve themselves if they keep seeing the need for healing in themselves and others. Therefore, they can recognize when they need to withdraw some and take care of themselves and when they’re healthy and full enough to give to other people.
A free-spirited sense of surrender characterizes a well-adjusted 12th House Neptune. These are the kinds of people who can live every day as if it were a dream, even if they can still function in the more mundane sphere of life. They find a sheer sense of bliss in the other worlds they create. And if anyone can be familiar with true, heavenly bliss, it’s these people. Why is that? Because Heaven isn’t a place on Earth, is it? So, Neptune in the 12th House can intuitively understand that their happiness will never be found on this earthly plane. That’s why they can feel secure in (healthily) escaping into another realm. They know it’s their soul’s calling to do so, as well as everyone else’s. Isn’t there a reason why our culture worships films and music so much? They give us what “the real world” can’t. A 12th House Neptune soul can come to see this transcendence as a human birthright.
The happiest of these individuals are ones who follow an artistic path, as it will allow them the nonlinear flow and creative self-expression they yearn so much for. They adore the freelance life, working whenever they wish, instead of on a rigid time clock, and getting as much of that sleep as they love so much. It’s very easy for Neptune in the 12th House folks to sleep for up to nine, sometimes ten, hours a day. Dreams are a highly important thing for these people and manifest in a really powerful way, especially if Neptune is in major aspect to the Moon. Like Uranus in the 12th, their dreams can be really odd and nonsensical. But, if anyone understands the messages of these dreams, it’s them. Sometimes, it’s in a way that they can just feel deep down in their bones.
Of course, the intuition of this placement is off the charts, particularly when it’s trusted and channeled. Neptune in the 12th is psychic. There’s really no getting around that. But, their psychic abilities can make their lives very chaotic, if they don’t understand them and are just overwhelmed by them. Deciphering their feelings from others’ can be difficult but is not impossible. Visualization tricks are usually the key to this, like imagining themselves in a white bubble or actually seeing a drawn line between them and the other person. Then, they can perceive the energies with more clarity. 12th House Neptune people can also have a tremendously healing touch. Sometimes, this is literal, as there can be a strong motivation toward healing, especially if Neptune aspects Mars. But, it can also just be in their energy field. They just thoroughly understand you, as one human to another, almost as if you already know each other.
Posted by Wayman Stewart at 7:47 AM