When Mercury is in your 12th House, you may keep a lot of your thoughts to yourself. You have insecurities connected to your self-expression and intellect. You are very connected to your spiritual self and you are likely to have your spiritual awakening early in your life.
To understand what it means when a planet lands in a house on your natal chart, you need to look at the meaning of the house, meaning of the planet, and how they interact:
- The 12th House represents our subconscious, our vulnerability, the person we are when no one is around. It represents our mental health – what provides us with inner peace and what destroys our inner peace.
- Mercury is the planet of communication, expression and mindset.
- When Mercury is in the 12th House, you keep a lot of secrets and may be quite secretive about your thoughts and opinions. You have difficulty connecting to others and could be very introverted. You are observant of the things happening around you and you may sense things that other people do not.
Note that this is just one facet of your natal chart. Other elements of your natal chart can overpower or contradict with the below points. To get an accurate reading, get a holistic reading of your full natal chart from an astrologer.
What Does it Mean when Mercury is in the 12th House?
12th House Meaning
The 12th house tells us about our subconscious – how we perceive the people and things happening around us and how they affect our subconscious.
It represents the person we are when no one is around. It represents our inner emotional world. It shows us our vulnerability – what makes us vulnerable and naïve, what our weakness is.
We learn a lot about ourselves through the 12th house.
The 12th house also represents our mental health – how we deal with any problems, how we overcome our struggles, how we face our fears. It shows us how we take care of ourselves – whether we have a healthy approach to healing or we have destructive tendencies.
The 12th house is also the house connected to sacrifices. It shows what we are willing to do for others, how likely we are to sacrifice ourselves for the good of others.
The house also represents our hidden enemies – the people who may surprisingly betray us.
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Mercury is one of the most important planets in a person’s Natal Chart. It is one of the personal planets and it represents an important part of a person’s identity – their mind.
Mercury is the planet that represents the intellect and inventive abilities of a person. It shows us how we rationalize the things we come upon. It shows how we learn things, how curious and observant we are of the world around us.
Mercury represents our oratorical powers and our sense of humor. Mercury is the planet that also represents crafts and skills.
It shows us how we give advice to others, how we solve problems and view matters which we do not understand.
Mercury in a person’s chart indicates whether they learn languages with ease, how good they are with words, how good they are at communicating abstract ideas to others. It signifies how good a person can be at persuasion and the ability to remember the smallest details.
Mercury shows our ability to improve the things we come upon and how willing we are to experiment. People with Mercury in their 12th house tend to be very private and avoidant of confiding in other people any personal information.
They are observant of the things happening around them but could be unwilling to participate themselves. They can be very spiritual and tend to have a strong intuition.
Mercury in the 12th house shows that you are very considerate and understanding of others.
You have an empathetic nature and you easily manage to put yourself in other people’s position. You are good at understanding other people’s emotions and helping them find ways to deal with their problems.
Your compassionate nature makes you a great and supportive friend and those close to you are very appreciative of your presence in their life.
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The 12th house represents all things that are hidden. When Mercury is in the 12th house it shows that you are very private about your thoughts and opinions.
You keep things hidden and can be very secretive about the things going on in your life. You rarely share information with others.
You value your privacy and you have a strong fear of betrayal or sabotage by someone who is close to you. You avoid confiding in other people especially about problems as you are fearful that they can use them against you.
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Mercury in the 12th house shows that you may lack rationality.
Your head is in the clouds and you may have difficulty staying focused and present. You are very creative and your mind is constantly occupied.
This shows that you have trouble with concentration and you are easily distracted. You may have trouble completing tasks on time or staying organized due to your bad ability to create a schedule. Try to make plans beforehand and don’t make excuses. This will help you learn to be more disciplined and organized.
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Mercury, the planet of communication, in the 12th house of intuition and spirituality shows that you have a very strong intuition.
You easily sense the things happening around you. You are very conscious of what is going on.
You understand other people well, even without communication. Following your intuition might be very helpful throughout your life. It may help you prevent any negative events or circumstances.
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Although Mercury in the 12th house can show lack of concentration, you can easily tune in with your surroundings and understand what is going on.
You are observant of people’s actions and behavior. You understand others even without communication.
This can make you very considerate of other people. You manage to put yourself in their position even if you haven’t personally experienced it. Your ability to observe helps you tune in with other people and their emotions.
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With Mercury in the 12th House of your natal chart, you are very connected to your subconscious. You are observant of the things happening around you even if you do not participate in them. You are empathetic and understanding of others, but could have difficulty expressing yourself and your ideas. You are easily distracted. Remember that you need to look at the rest of your natal chart to make a better prediciton of your natural personality traits. Other elements on your natal chart may override some of these points (and I’ve tried to note that a few times in this article).
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