5th House Lord in 12th House


What does 5th House Lord in 12th House mean?

It means that the planet which rules over the 5th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 12th house from the ascendant sign.

What are the effects of it?

As a general result of this combination, the topics of the 12th house, such as dreams, imagination, visions, isolation, expenses, losses, charity, long-term investments, etc are influenced by the significations of the 5th house, such as progeny, romance, matters of heart, feelings, leadership abilities, name, fame, intelligence, etc.

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The combination in question is considered inauspicious for various reasons as per sidereal Vedic astrology.

Firstly, the 12th house, where the 5th lord resides, is a malefic house of obstacles and obstructions caused by losses.

Secondly, the 5th lord in the 12th house is in eighth from own sign/house, which is considered a bad disposition. It is so because the 8th house is another malefic house and called a Dusthana Bhava for the same reason. It signifies obstacles and obstructions caused by sudden events.

On the other hand, this combination is auspicious regarding spirituality as the 5thhouse belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona while the 12th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona.

Results of 5th House Lord in 12th House

Progeny Matters

It is mentioned in the ancient scriptures of Vedic astrology, BPHS, that people with this combination are devoid of happiness from progeny and are likely to adopt a child.

This result is self-explanatory as from the natural significances of the houses involved. Namely, the 5th house signifies children while the 12th house denotes obstructions or losses.

Hence, this combination causes loss of happiness from children and in extreme cases indicate the situation when the native has to adopt a child.

If this combination is well-formed in the favorable sign it indicates having its own child but also an adopted child as an addition which is great. This indicates the kind and selfless heart of the native who cares about abandoned children and makes good karma by taking care of such children.

It is also stated in ancient source BPHs that with the auspicious placement of given lord in given house promises children, but few of them.

This combination also indicates that children are detached and living far away from the native.

Regarding own biological children, this combination indicates less disciplined and timid progeny. The children of the native are dreamy and passive in life. If the combination is severely damaged, it indicates a very aggressive and ruthless character of children.

If the combination is well placed and also the 12th lord is well placed, it indicates that children are extremely creative with high imagination power which helps them to manifests their wishes by putting their visionary ideas into action in order to achieve desires.

After all, the 11th house of fulfillment of desires is the powerhouse to the 12th house according to the Bhavat Bhavam technique. To be specific, the 12th house from the 12th house is the 11th house, which creates this special connection between these houses.

Alternatively, if the 5th lord is ill-positioned in the 12th house, it indicates various issues and losses caused by children. There is also increased expenditure on children regarding various issues regarding behavior.

In extreme cases, it may indicate having no happiness in raising children. But such conclusions can not be made without analyzing a holistic chart.

Troubles & Enemies

The considered combination also causes a lot of enemies to the native. There are various astrological indications for this effect.

To begin with, the 5th lord in 12th gives direct aspect upon the 6th house of enemies. At the same, the considered lord is in 8th from its own sign.

Hence, this combination provides double malefic results regarding enemies and sudden losses caused by them.

As the 5th house signifies government and authority figures, it indicates enemies who are well reputed and powerful.

They may be even from governmental organizations that cause too many obstacles to the native.

If this combination is severely damaged, it indicates that criminals cause losses to the native through theft and other kinds of aggressive damage.

Secret Enemies

As the 12th house of secrets involved, it indicates that many of the enemies are isolated, or in other words, act in background secretively without the native knowing and being able to prepare and protect themselves legally.

With that being said, such enemies cause a lot of legal disputes and monetary losses to the native.

Powerful Intuition & Hidden Sense

However, if the combination is well-placed with support from other strong planets, it indicates that the native is able to win over enemies and legal disputes by their intelligence, wisdom, and visions.

They are able to sense situations prior to happening using their gut feeling and intuition (5th significance).

In addition to that, as from the 8th disposition of given lord in given house it indicates a strong hidden sense which helps to see the hidden and also sense when someone is about to cause issues to the native which helps them to prepare and apply own strategy using intelligence and wisdom (5th).

Losses & Speculation

This combination indicates losses though active gamblings (8th) and speculation (5th).

The losses are caused by failing to analyze the investment decisions wisely enough resulting in losses from investments.

If the given combination is severely damaged, it indicates being addicted to impulsive gambling (8th) which causes heavy losses. The impulsiveness is caused by the weak 5th lord of feelings in the 12th house which causes loss of intelligent thinking.

Gains & Long-Term Investments

One of the positive significances of the 12th house is long term investing. This positive significance is extracted from this house when the 5th lord is auspiciously positioned in the 12th house according to the zodiac sign and nakshatra.

Gains are linked to this combination because the 5th hose is one of the wealth giving houses.

The 12th house is linked to the 11th house of gains and profits through Bhavat Bhavam while the 12th signifies expenses. Hence, on a positive note, these are heavy expenses that later cause great income and profits.

Spiritually Awakened

If this combination is well placed it indicated being spiritually evolved and awakened.

It is because the 5th house is the house of righteousness and also a trine house of soul purity while the 12th house is a house of salvation.

This makes people with this combination being concerned about the afterlife. It also means that they are concerned about their deeds and karmic results for them.

As the 5th lord gives aspect on the 6th house of discipline, it indicates that they are spiritually very disciplined and follow a righteous life path seriously and surely.

Spiritual Reputation

The auspicious positioning of the 5ht lord in 12th also indicates positive effects to the name, fame, and reputation of the person.

Namely, the spiritual discipline and righteousness brings a lot of respect from their community and social circles. This makes the native well-known in the spiritual sphere of life.

Aggressive & Sinful

On the darker side, if this combination is ill-formed, it indicates being very aggressive, sinful, violent, and ruthless.

This effect is provided by various indications as per sidereal Vedic astrology.

Firstly, the aggressive and sinful way of expression (5th) is provided by the 8th disposition of the 5th lord in the 12th house.

Secondly, the quarrelsome and war-like attitude is provided by the aspect of the 5th lord of expressions over the 6th house of quarrels, wars, and disputes.

Hence, if this combination is severely damaged, it can create a very problematic and dangerous person who has a lack of intelligence and causes a lot of troubles and losses to others.

This, indeed also causes bad name and reputation to the native with an ill-formed combination in the question.

Past Life

The 5th house denotes past life and the condition of this combination indicates the deeds done in the past and the results in current incarnation accordingly.

If the given combination is well-formed by favorable positioning, it indicates good deeds in the past regarding selfless service of the underprivileged people and the ones who went through a sudden disaster.

Hence, as from the law of karma, in the current life, the universe rewards these pious deeds and blesses with divine support in times of trouble and sudden gains.

Alternatively, if the combination is ill-placed, it indicates causing a lot of losses and trouble to the people in oast lives by using violence and unfair tactics.

It also indicates that they used immoral tactics against opposition.

Accordingly, as per the law of karma, in the current life, the native suffers from unexpected trouble caused by immoral enemies who use unfair and hidden ways to cause losses and damage to the native.

Power Of Manifestation

This combination is extremely well-placed, that is, the 5th lord is exalted in the 12th, it indicates having very powerful sixth sense, intuition, and hidden senses that are helpful in visualizing the life of dreams and the power to manifest them by putting in a hard effort and taking action.

In addition to that, this combination provides strong imagination which helps to manifest the desired results regarding wealth and wisdom. In other words, they are able to acquire hidden wisdom of life easily using immensely strong logic and intelligence provided by the strong 5th lord in the 12th house.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

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  • I am a Leo Rising with a Moon at 8° Pisces, a Jupiter at 10° of Cancer, and Saturn at 25° of Capricorn, with an empty Sagittarius 5th house… and your article spoke to the events in my life with 100% pinpoint accuracy in such a way that made me feel strongly.

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    • Hello Rachel

      Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback as it made me feel grateful as well. I hope the wisdom from ancient times will be helpful to you in many ways.

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