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Musings on the Importance of the 12th House in Your Astrology Chart

Astrology landscapeThe 12th house of one's astrology chart represents a range of somewhat hard-to-understand concepts. On the on hand, it represents the hidden elements of our lives - hidden enemies, incarceration where we are physically hidden away and religion which should be very personal. Yet is it also representative of spirituality and enlightenment which can be open and expansive as well as personal revelations as to where we might undo ourselves and how we can best achieve better karma and charity.

The push and pull of the energies of the 12th house can also reveal, some believe, past lives. These past lives can figure prominently in our actions in our current lives.

The mysterious and misunderstood 12th house is the subject of this book. Called the house of selfundoing by the old astrologers, this house has signified sorrow, misfortune, illness, imprisonment and secret enmity. It does, however, mean much more than that. Karen HamakerZondag considers this house from the perspective of a Jungian psychologist, and shows the creative potential that can be tapped here if we choose to cooperate with it. The 12th house symbolizes the collective unconscious and nonrational ways of perceptionsuch as working with dreams. The effect of planets in the 12th house and how to work with them, they way in which the house reveals parental/ancestral inheritance, the working of fate and unconscious processes are all discussed in detail. The book offers a clear and intriguing interpretation of this difficult to understand house and will be of value to students at all levels, particularly those who want to combine psychological theory with astrological symbolism.

An astute astrologer can help make sense of these 12th house dichotomies. Or click here to find a book that can help you do it yourself.