12th House Lord in 1st House

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Last updated on June 6th, 2020 at 12:30 pm

What does 12th House Lord in 1st House mean?

When the planet that governs the 12th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 1st house or ascendant, it means to have this combination.

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 1st house such as self, soul, vitality, health, head, the constitution of the body, mentality, general life direction, soul purpose, honor, dignity, birth or beginning of life, initiation of everything new, etc. are influenced by the significances of the 12th house, such as long term investments, expenses on self, charities, creativity, dreams, bedroom comforts, visions, the power to manifest visions into reality, foreign land, as well as deception, hidden enemies, losses, isolation, obstacles, limits, etc.

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The given combination provides both favorable and difficult results because of specific astrological reasons. On the one hand, the malefic 12th lord brings difficulties to the 1st house and ruins some auspiciousness of the latter house.



On the other hand, when the 12th lord is in the 1st house, it is in the 2nd from its own sign. The 2nd disposition adds favorable intonation to this combination because the 2nd is a favorable house which signifies family & its traditions, assets, wealth, mental resources, accumulated possessions, etc.

In addition to that, if the 12th lord is dignified in the ascendant, it is capable of extracting auspicious results out of the malefic 12th house. However, if it’s undignified, it increases malefic effects because the 2nd is a Maraka, the effects of which are mostly felt through affliction.

The 12th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona, the 1st house belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona while the 2nd (disposition) house belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona.

The connection between these house types indicates that the native inherently values righteousness, ethics, morals, and truth and strive to achieve salvation or go to heaven through righteous behavior.

Results of 12th House Lord in 1st House

Spendthrift

According to the classical source Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, individuals with this combination are spendthrift.

The reason for this effect is deeply rooted in the 12th house significance, which is expenses. At the same time, the 1st house is of self, soul, and overall appearance.

Therefore, the connection between these houses creates a person who spends a lot on themselves.

However, everything is not as negative as it seems at first glance. Namely, this combination has dual outcomes which are determined by the dignity of the 12th house lord in 1st house.



Accordingly, if the 12th lord is dignified in the ascendant, it indicates that the expenses are good-natured, desired, and for the best benefit of the native.

That is to say, the native with this combination is very concerned about their appearance so they put in extra investments to improve their appearance and general well being.

Other than that, as the 1st house also signifies head and mentality, this combination suggests that these natives spend a lot to improve and strengthen their general mentality.

One way or another, in the case of a strong and dignified 12th lord, all the expenses benefit the native in great ways.

It is important to note that the 12th house is still a malefic house which indicates initial struggles regarding finances or feeling of lacking resources before receiving the blessings of this combination.

In fact, the feeling of lack it what ultimately motivates these natives to overcome boundaries to enable the freedom to develop oneself.

On the contrary, if the 12th house lord is undignified or weak in the ascendant, it indicates unnecessary and undesired expenses or losses on self due to various obstacles caused by loss of vitality, lack of wisdom (bad decisions), and weak health.

Resourceful Mentality

Speaking of mentality, this combination provides a very resourceful, original, and inspiring mentality to the native.

The reason for this is hidden in the 2nd disposition or offset created by this combination of 12th lord in 1st house.

Namely, as the 1st house itself signifies mentality and its abilities while the 2nd disposition denotes mental resources, it is a very potent combination for increasing the mental abilities of the native.

What is more, as the 12th house is the natural domain of the Pisces zodiac sign which signifies imagination and creativity. Hence, their mentality becomes also very creative with imaginative intonation.

With that being said, as of their resourceful mentality, they are very productive in their thinking patterns.

If this combination is well-formed, it indicates that these natives are very exceptional creative thinkers who are capable of producing bizarre but very original ideas. Not only come up with them but also put them into practice.

As the 2nd disposition of wealth suggests, they are capable of earning well with their productive and creative ideas.

Truthful Mentality

What makes the mentality of these natives even more special is the fact that the 12th is a spiritual house of salvation triangle which endows them with the spiritual mentality in general.



To be specific, a dignified 12th lord also makes the mentality of the native pure and spiritually righteous. With this mentality, the main motives of their acts are supported and backed by righteousness, truthfulness, morals, and ethics.

However, if the 12th lord is undignified, it also reflects the unrighteous mentality of the native. As a result of this, they are capable of doing immoral, unacceptable, or unethical acts because of their untruthful mentality.

Eccentric Worldview

On the other light, the influences of the 12th house on the 1st house also provide an eccentric touch to their mentality.

In BPHS, there is mentioned that these natives are prone to become dull. The reason for this is that the 12th house carries very extraordinary energies the influences of which on the native provides them a mentality of an escapist.

In other words, these natives are so deeply drawn into spiritual and outer-worldly values that they become dull regarding everything present in the physical world and general reality.

They simply have no interest in worldly matters which reflects their rather dull or phlegmatic character in the eyes of the members of common social groups.

With all that being said, if the 12th lord is dignified, this mentality definitely benefits them, especially when considering the fact that they are spiritually righteous and interested in achieving salvation.



This helps them to become involved in activities that are deeply related to their true spiritual interests.

Additionally, their interests can also be related to other significances of the 12th house, such as imagination, fantasy, etc.

On the contrary, if the 12th lord is undignified, the eccentric behavior becomes active in the negative light. That is, in this case, these natives are bereft of righteousness and become interested in immoral fantasies.

Moreover, as stated in BPHS, the centric behavior in excess leads to various phlegmatic mental disorders. Furthermore, they have a tendency to become loners and prefer to be isolated from society.

Other than that, a weakly disposed 12th lord indicates a lack of mental strengths which is said to cause being devoid of both learning and wealth. It is because the 2nd disposition signifies both mental strengths and wealth while the weak 12th lord causes deficiencies regarding these matters.

Numb Public Appearance

Their dull mentality also shapes their general public appearance because of the fact that the 12th lord in the 1st house casts a direct aspect upon the 7th house of marketplaces and society.

In other words, the 12th lord becomes a major shaping factor of their general self which projects a certain image of these natives to the public.

Because of their dull behavior, they are perceived often as victims of stressful periods or other sufferings. They have a rather exhausted appearance that projects a sorrowful, grieved, and a rather depressive image of themselves on the public.



On the negative side, these antives are prone to make all their vulnerable spots available to public which gives their enemies know how to hurt them even more.

Delicate Body

In BPHS, there is also mentioned that this combination causes a weak body constitution. This effect is provided by the influences of the malefic 12th lord upon the 1st house of self, body, and physique.

However, if this combination is well-formed, it indicates that their body is delicate, sensual, and smooth which increases their appeal. That is, these natives embody the beauty of weakness.

On the contrary, if the 12th lord is weak or undignified, it indicates a physically weak body which is caused by loss of vitality and ill health.

Obstacles

As being a malefic house, the 12th astrological domain also signifies hidden enemies and the presence of its lord in the 1st house of self indicates various troubles, mental grief, and worries caused by hidden enemies.

What is especially difficult about this condition provided by the given combination is that these natives are unable to identify their true enemies. Therefore, they also lose the ability to protects themselves from damages caused by their hidden enemies effectively.

However, if the 12th lord is dignified or strong, it indicates that these natives develop the ability to track own their true hidden enemies using their resourceful mentality and wisdom.

Alternatively, a weak 12th lord indicates various losses and irreparable damages caused by hidden enemies. The native feels helpless because of being unable to protect themselves. This dramatically increases their sorrow, stress, and mental pain.

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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

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

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