Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Chart Ruler in the 12th: Releasing the Role



The chart ruler is the planet that rules your Ascendant, which governs the role that you play in life and the general script you write for your life. I’ve written another post on the chart ruler which you can check out here: http://astroarena12.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-chart-ruler-what-kind-of-movie-is.html

So, what happens when the chart ruler is in the transcendent, egoless 12th House? What’s your role, then? Well, this actually means that you are supposed to stretch yourself far beyond the role of your Ascendant and its ruling planet. It’s a confusing thing (of course it is; it’s the 12th House!) and it can take a long time for the person to realize that the old role must be released. You have to kind of give up your Ascendant when the chart ruler’s in the 12th. At least, you give up claiming it for yourself; for your ego. You have to surrender and be willing to not necessarily be this planet in an individual way but help your fellow human beings find their way toward this planet.

The 12th House is about the collective. It’s humanity. It’s not about our little egos. That’s what the 1st House and the Ascendant is. It says, “Here I am! This is me!” But, the 12th House cannot say, “This is me!” because that’s ego. It must say, “This is all of us.” Therefore, when your chart ruler is in the 12th, you must come to realize that you cannot claim that planet’s energy for yourself. When you do, there are not only karmic consequences but a terribly overwhelming feeling that comes with it. Your 12th House chart ruler must, in many ways, be surrendered while still acknowledged. 



Therefore, you’ll stop seeming like a traditional example of that Rising sign. People might not be able to clearly see that energy in you or pin it down. But, there’s still a part of you that is very attuned to the chart ruler’s energy and you’re here to allow other people to be more attuned to it within themselves. You can draw others back into the tapestry of the collective by guiding them toward your chart ruler’s principles. So, this gives off the subtle impression that you are this energy. But, at the same time, it being in the elusive 12th House doesn’t make itself known too much.

Let's say that you're a Capricorn Rising with Saturn in the 12th. Your life will be more about showing people their inner Saturn: helping them be accountable for themselves, showing them how they can command their destinies, directing them toward a more important purpose. And because of being interested in such wisdoms, there’s still something “wise old-soul” about you. If you have a 12th House Mercury as the chart ruler, you’re not supposed to seek recognition for being intelligent and communicative. You’re supposed to help humanity be more intelligent and communicative, which in the end still gives you a rather smart aura. If Pluto in the 12th is ruling your chart, show your fellow human beings how they’re powerful, instead of trying to gain power for yourself. But, that, in and of itself, is a very powerful thing.  

When it comes to yourself, that chart ruler in the 12th is supposed to be a way to recharge your batteries and withdraw. It’s made for your inner world. It's not supposed to be established fully in the outer world. It’s probably even a powerful source of your art, your fantasies, and your dreams. This is how it’s experienced; in an unworldly fashion. It might take a lot of suffering for you to realize that you just cannot express your Rising sign in a ways that serve the self and the ego; that’ll make people say, “You’re a Scorpio Rising, aren’t you?” Through this realization and this state of surrender, you find that 12th House redemption. This is true even if your chart ruler in the 12th happens to be conjunct your Ascendant, as I think 12th House planets rising are much different than 1st House planets rising. They’re meant to be very internalized and private.

You can see this in many celebrities who have/had their chart ruler in the 12th. Heath Ledger was not your typical Aries Rising. He was shy, reserved, kept to himself. And his chart ruler, Mars, was in the 12th. Yet, look closely and you still see a smoldering inner Martian fire beneath that shyness that made him the force of nature that he was in the acting world. Meryl Streep makes for quite a low-key, self-effacing Leo Rising. Her chart ruler is the Sun and it’s in the 12th. But, beneath the surface of that unshowy demeanor is a powerful glow, a dignity, and a light that screams Leo. Yet, like Heath’s energy, it’s very subliminal and seems to elude you as soon as you see it.

If the chart ruler determines what kind of life you have, then having your chart ruler in the 12th means living a life of being unknowable or incomprehensible, in some manner. And if the Rising sign gives other people an immediate impression of who you are, then having a 12th House planet ruling your chart means that their immediate impression is, “Who are you? Cause I’m not really sure.”

19 comments:

  1. Nice post, I'm learning a lot with the blog! I'm an aquarius rising, aquarius saturn in XII. Capri Uranus conjunct neptune. People don't see me as an aquarian although I relate to this sign a lot. This post made me think of the aquarius image, the water carrier. Feels like, in my case, it's about giving water to others.

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  2. Thanks for reading, Mateus! And yes, just focus on giving the Uranus elements to others. Manifest your Aquarius Rising in ways that serve others, not yourself. So, that just means not tooting your Aquarius horn and not really being seen that way by others. But, you'll probably find the peace and the freedom you've always been looking for by doing that.

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  3. Thank you so much for this post sir. Im a Virgo rising with both Mercury and Sun in the 12th. Im terribly introverted and whenever i try to be good at communication in public it either fails or i feel really tired, yet when i talk on one to a friend about stuff on everyday interaction and communication i alwats feel its worthwhile abd fun, like some kind of satisfaction. I write better than i talk, too. This helps me a lot.

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  4. what if you're a pisces rising with neptune in the 12th house? i naturally don't have an ego

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    1. That's interesting. You have to be egoless by not drawing attention to the fact that you're egoless. You're giving Neptunian things to others or guiding them toward those things without making it about you. So, on the surface, you may not seem too sensitive or otherworldly but you have that subtle 'feel' about you. These traits just manifest in a deeply internal way and/or through alone time or some sort of outlet.

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  5. Taurus rising, Venus in Pisces in the 11th along with Merury in Pisces. Though my Sun, Moon, Mars, Saturn and NN are in the 12th.

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  6. Thank you for your post.. I am Cancer sun in 12th, with Leo Ascendant, so chart ruler in 12th again... Its a double 12th house. I am shy but willing to shine, and always feel being invisible.. Cant escape from 12th house at all. Plus i have mercury and venus in 12th.

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  7. Beautifully written piece. You have such a way with words. I have Cancer Rising with Moon in 12th in Gemini. I will have to buy your e-book. "Lost in the sea of your 12th house," what a brilliant title.

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  8. Aries rising,Mars conjunct Uranus in the 12th house.
    I don't know if I should love or hate you know, because I became incredibly anxious after Ive read this post (Virgo moon,yay...) And now me and my Capricorn MC are incredibly scared from/about my Life path...

    I would've loved to be some kind of a politician but,being "unknowable" and a politician at the same time can't work out... Well, f*ck.

    Now I have to get my 0°18' Degree Sun-Pluto conjunction out of the drawer to become a completely new Person.. (Of course with a slight over-exaggeration...)

    Rik

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    1. Well, there's no reason to be that fatalistic. You just can't explain the 12th House without using a kind of otherworldly language or sensibility, which can confuse or freak out people, at times. But, why can't you be a politician? Nothing in your chart should ever stop you from doing anything; at least, nothing positive with your life.

      Being "unknowable" can just mean having so much depth to you that it's tough for the average person to figure you out. 12th House people are very, very complex. We have a lot of different "selves" inside of us and we draw on all of that in various ways. But, it doesn't mean being super-secretive or anything. In fact, that's not the way to express your planets in the 12th because they always come to light.

      And many, many public figures have planets in the 12th House, as well, including politicians. The only thing you have to do is figure out how to express your 12th House planets selflessly and in a way that involves a certain spiritual detachment. It's like deeply understanding that planet and being very in touch with it but not being too attached to it, personally identifying with it, or seeking a lot of attention for it. In your case, it means not seeking a lot of personal gain and attention for being aggressive and passionate and assertive. But, at the same time, being very in tune with this energy and expressing it in a way that'll help others.

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    2. Hehe, funnily enough, I was just thinking about a scenarioa few days ago where I tried to explain somebody that it feels like I have multiple personalities, without sounding like somebody who has a mental disorder.. :D

      I definitely don't have a multiple personalitydisorder, I can guarantee you that, but there is still the serious me, the emotional me, the carefree me etc. etc.... It really is one hella weird house...

      Anyways, I just did a quick test on 16personalities and mine was ENFP-T... quite interesting... What's yours actually? I would be quite interested in it, if you don't mind :D

      BTW,is a Tsquare made up by 6 planets common? (4personal ones)

      And,thank you for you answer, I really appreciate it!
      Much love, Rik.

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    3. That's funny. Mine is ENFP, too! I have taken that test many times and my results were kind of inconsistent in the past (that multiple-selves thing, haha). But, now that I'm settling into my adult self and know myself a lot better, I keep getting ENFP and it seems like the right fit.

      And that sounds like a crazy T-square!

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    4. Yeah,all hail the ENFP's!

      Well, yeah. That T-Square definitely isn't one of my more favourable aspects...

      BTW I must say I really love your blog and the way you write!
      I feel like it has a strong motherly,feminine touch in it, but in a positive way!
      It doesn't feel like reading a blog, more like listening to the advices and stories of the supportive and loving Grandmother I never had...thank you for all the work you put into this blog, and soon I will also order a natal and synastry reading from you, maybe even more!

      Have a lovely Day,
      Rik.

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    5. Haha really? That is interesting. That is definitely my Moon conjunct Midheaven at play. I don't necessarily set out to have that effect but the Moon is so unconscious and instinctive that I guess I do it without realizing it. It does bother me to read astrology articles that are so harsh and offer little to no reassurance or comfort to people. I do just feel like people should feel understood.

      And yes I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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    6. Alright, we will hear from each other soon :D !

      Until then,
      Bye.

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  9. I just found your blog and I gotta say you're amazing... I'm learning so much about things a lot of Astrologers have yet to touch on...at least in the way you have. I'm an Aries rising with Mars in Pisces in 12th and I've never felt like a typical Aries Rising...so this makes perfect sense.

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  10. Very very good posts you have! thank you, so insightful! I have 6 12th house planets with taurus rising and ruling venus in 12th. So much suffering and confusion has been, but things starts to slowly make sense. Thanks for helping!

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    1. SIX planets in the 12th? Oh my God, you deserve some kind of medal. I'm sure life has been highly chaotic but having a strong 12th House also leads to many beautiful blessings when you figure it all out.

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  11. Very interesting, thanks !I have a question: How to be egoless if your sun is conjunct to ascendant in 1th and ruler, with consistent others, in 12th ? All in virgo.

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