Saturn in 12th House: What It Means For Your Personality and Life

This placement of Saturn makes people enjoy their own company, be meticulous and spiritual but this is not to say they can’t enjoy a fun escapade either.

Saturn in 12th house

People born with Saturn in the twelfth house in their birth chart are disciplined and sensitive. They may always doubt themselves, be fearful and insecure. They’re all the time feeling guilty about everything and have no idea to identify where all this is coming from.

Loving to be alone, Saturn in 12th house natives may work from the shadows and do for a living something that doesn’t require them to work with the public.

Saturn in 12th House summary:

  • Strengths: Flexible, generous and creative;
  • Challenges: Stern, superficial and manipulative;
  • Advice: There is no need to pretend they are happy when they are not feeling it;
  • Celebrities: Scarlett Johansson, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Zayn Malik.

A different view of the world

Every planet enclosed in the 12th house deals with the energies people deny. When Saturn is here, the natives with this placement will have to deal with setbacks early in their life, so they’ll always want to place some harsh realities they may have been dealing with into their unconscious.

Being afraid of what’s about to come and completely overwhelmed by their own emotions, all these things may be what causes them to feel anxious.

It’s bad enough that they don’t accept to be helped and prefer to retreat in solitude when facing problems because others could really help them when they’re feeling down.

However, they don’t want to feel in any way weak or to seem like they’re depending on people.

The result of this is separation and total loneliness. Very attracted to always be in control, it’s also possible for them to discover that if they let others inside their inner world, they may be helped with their feeling of guilt, insecurities and the permanent anxiety that doesn’t allow them to love their life to the maximum.

It’s very important for natives having Saturn in the 12th house to embrace what makes them feel bad and to become free from all the guilt as soon as starting to accept themselves for who they are.

They should talk about the fact that they sometimes escape reality and question themselves by having long discussions with their alter ego.

Understanding the real world with what this requires and brings in terms of happiness is also essential for them to have a correct perception over what’s real.

The more they’ll try this, the happier they’ll get to be. This house is like a deserted island, so placements here can make people feel closed and wanting as many moments of loneliness as possible.

Their healing and communicative ways with the divinity can’t be denied, and they surely understand what it means to be of service, devoted and self-sacrificing.

Surrounded by shadows, Saturn makes them feel a guilt they can’t escape, so being happy and working with a defense against what’s hurtful can seem impossible for them.

In spite of the fact that they’re loners, all the Saturn in 12th house individuals still have a need to become part of the collective.

They may become religious fanatics, spiritual guides and even junkies just because they’re looking for happiness and to escape their constant feeling of guilt.

Saturn in 12th house indicates people with this placement will spend a lot of time alone and even in exile as loneliness simply makes them feel better.

Because they can’t express their thoughts very clearly and are often misunderstood, it’s very likely they’ll want even more to be left alone.

They will fear letting themselves go to a higher power but will still believe the Universe is awake and working.

Saturn guides people meticulously, and when in the 12th house, it asks for satisfaction through mysticism and lonely moments of complete hollowness.

The house just mentioned is strongly related to self-sacrifice and brings a lot of anxiety when dealing with loss.

Natives with Saturn in the 12th house may feel they’re going to lose everything they’ve worked for and there’s no one to blame for this but themselves.

Luckily, Saturn will help them fight these thoughts, but it doesn’t mean they won’t be self-destructive to the point of disease and even illegality.

The 12th house rules also over prisons and hospitals, so you can only imagine what could come out of here.

Individuals having Saturn in 12th house would feel more relieved if dealing with matters of spirituality.

It can be tough to be them because the stability-searching Saturn is in the 12th house of Pisces that desires the last change to happen and to be given back to the divinity.

What would make people with this placement more confident is inhabiting both the real and the fantasy world. This way, they’d get to know themselves and their hidden ways.

As soon as they’ll surrender to the middle ground, wisdom will start coming towards them and they’d be able to bring their great contribution to the society.

The goods and the bads

Saturn will always limit people and place obstacles in their way, no matter the house in which it is placed. In the 12th house of self-undoing, it influences natives having this planet here to be dependable and always of help, regardless of the fact that they may not have someone on whom they could count on all the time.

These individuals have strong emotions and are always feeling like life overwhelms them. Being also the house of imagination and fantasy, people with this placement may have a great talent for the arts.

They’d be able to paint amazingly from their mind and to put their emotions into music. Their right brain is completely developed, so if they didn’t train as artists, they should at least write.

While developing their mind in this direction, they may end up seeing a different world their imagination inhabits and take their guidance from here.

It is possible for them to think all they create with their mind is real, but with a little bit of self-control, reality will always be in place.

They will probably become very famous if they’ll learn something having to do with the arts from an early age.

Talent and imagination need to be trained, so parents of Saturn in 12th house children should know what to do for their little ones to end up choosing their right path in life.

As adults, they’re generous and flexible, so many different people will want to be their friends for a lifetime.

Because they’d accept everything others suggest, many people who scam others for a living will want to fool them. In this situation, only Saturn can help them gather their forces and say “No” when the situation s them to.

Either way, they should always pay attention to whom they’re trusting. While the same planet makes them want pursue noble activities, they will always be terrified of letting others down. This is what will impede them from moving forward, no matter if it’s about their career or personal life.

Analyzing a situation before taking action or realizing in some situations they can’t act alone are also very good ideas for these people but they, however, hate to ask for any help and keep their feeling bottled up inside, which can start to become dangerous with time.

As a matter of fact, this is what causes them to be insecure and Saturn to always work very hard to put them on the right track. If Pisces would be their Sun sign, the same things would be twice as difficult.

These people regret when losing control of situations, yet they shouldn’t allow themselves to feel any remorse about this.

All in all, Saturn in 12th house natives deserve happiness and should be aware that self-sacrifice is never an option.

Talking to their friends and family can always have them dealing with problems more efficiently, so this is the strategy they should use.

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Written by Denise

Denise is an experienced practitioner of astrology, interested to discover and share with everyone how astrology can inspire and change lives. She is the Editor in Chief at The Horoscope.