As the old ruler of Pisces, Jupiter has a natural affinity with the house of the unconscious mind and collective energy.
This placement often brings an underlying belief that everything will be OK despite whatever else is happening. It can also manifest as something or someone coming to save the day when all else seems lost. If you have Jupiter in the 12th house, you are likely to develop a strong sense of spirit or guiding divine force. You may be on a religious or spiritual path or inclined towards helping others in need. You may need time to contemplate, pray or meditate. Often those with this placement express that they feel like they have a guardian angel watching over them.
The 12th house is connected to what you sacrifice or give up for the sake of others. When Jupiter is here, you offer to others your gift of understanding, wisdom and benevolence. Yours is a generous spirit. People with this placement may find happiness working with others who have fallen on hard times – prisons, hospitals and similar institutions may need your warmth and kindness. One of your saving graces is that you have an abiding belief that ultimately the world is a good place and the universe wants the best for each of us. You have the ability to help others believe in themselves.
Jupiter shows where you find meaning in the world. In the darkest, most hidden place in the chart, this placement encourages you towards an inner path of discovery. You may have a spiritual goal you want to achieve. Spiritual texts, personal development and exploring any artistic talents will all help to stretch your powerful imagination. Perhaps one of the greatest journeys of this Jupiter is triggered because you want to understand – everything. The key to understanding however is self-discovery; roaming the inner reaches of your mind like an unknown country, delighting in all that you discover there. Understanding yourself helps you to unlock understanding everything else.
If Jupiter isn’t functioning well, the negative traits that can manifest are: – Over-indulgence in self-pity, trying to help everyone which leads to stretching yourself too thin, trying to help those who don’t want to be helped, trusting so much in a higher power you negate your own power, believing that you are always protected and therefore taking foolish risks (for example not wearing your seat-belt because you know the angels will look after you!), blindly following a guru, denying darker emotions or not being able to deal with the darker elements of life, unrealistic expectations based on idealism, indulging in drink or drugs to escape it all.
Consciously work with Jupiter to develop the most positive benefits of this
placement. Some suggestions are meditation and prayer, creating vision boards, learning to draw or paint, following a specific spiritual path or religion, seeking out those who inspire you, reading widely, working for a charity or with those in difficulty, keeping a gratitude journal, going on retreats, keeping a record of your dreams, practising healing or counselling, developing your psychic/intuitive abilities.
Jupiter in the 12th house speaks…
“The less you know, the more you believe.”
“Actually oddly enough, I think my work, the activism, will be forgotten. And I hope it will. Because I hope those problems will have gone away.”
“I had an essence in my life that I was nothing.”
“Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what’s beyond.”
“As someone who has experienced the isolating effects of hearing loss first-hand, I felt compelled to help educate others and encourage them to no longer suffer in silence and get help.”
“Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour. ”
“There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.”
“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”
Martin Luther King
“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”