Moon in the 12th House

All of your emotional boundaries are greatly diffused with the Moon in the 12th house, and your psychic and instinctual qualities are likely to be very powerful. You’re highly imaginative but open to the collective unconscious, so your feeling level of being may be quite “porous” and, at times, emotionally overwhelming. You’re powerfully drawn to all that is unifying, irrational, vast, and symbolic.

A psychic vacuum cleaner, according to Howard Sasportas, 12th house Mooners, will “suck up” whatever is moving in the atmosphere. This is due to the fact that you are continuously inundated with ideas, images, and inspiration in this area of your personal life. As a result, it is important to take regular breaks from society and withdraw into solitude and silence. You have a proclivity to be too sensitive, and you frequently feel quite vulnerable. Aside from that, because you have an unending amount of compassion and empathy for everyone, you are frequently overcome with emotion and become a refuge for everyone in need.

Your twelfth house moon suggests that you are a private person, hesitant to reveal your feelings and needs. Often, fearful of your vulnerability, you block awareness of your feelings; you seek refuge from your inner world in habitual activities which you may perform in an automatic manner. Contacting your hidden emotional self may be difficult for you, because you have developed a lifetime of defenses against primitive levels of need and dependency which frighten you. You may feel intense shame in regard to the child-self which is buried within you. Your Secret Self: Illuminating the Mysteries of the Twelfth House

Extreme shyness, claustrophobia, and other anxieties are all possible characteristics of your personality. It’s possible that you suffer from loneliness and isolation as a consequence of an early incident in your life. A mother who was ill, psychotic, imprisoned, or in some other 12th house institution is commonly represented by the Moon, which rules the maternal figure in astrology. This placement might symbolise a parent who died young, was difficult to reach emotionally, was particularly sensitive, creative, or made several sacrifices for the family. As a result of this experience, you may feel unsupported, powerless, and defenceless, and it may have had a significant impact on your life. When you are looking for a lifeline in the turbulent sea of Neptune’s oceanic house because you are having difficulty coping with everyday life, your own home is usually a haven of solitude and security from the outside world where you may find comfort.

Repressed for a long time, your sadness and longing may sometimes burst forth as infantile tears, which seem regressive and inappropriate. Like Alice in Wonderland drowning in her flood of tears, you feel overwhelmed, and seek to squelch future displays of feeling. “Be strong; don’t cry,” may be your motto. You are afraid not only of drowning in your feelings and your needs, but also of revealing your vulnerability to others, then being rejected and abandoned.”Your Secret Self: Illuminating the Mysteries of the Twelfth House