Today, 12th house lord sitting in 1st house.
So first of all, let's see what 1st house/Ascendant and 12th house represent -
1st house/Ascendant is your self, physique, personality, overall health, life path and head in human body etc.
12th house is house of Losses, Expenses, Isolated Places, Spirituality, Foreign Lands, Foreign Companies, Imagination, Sub-Concious Mind, Charity, Donation, Asylums, Jails, Hospitals, Hidden Talent and Secrets of Other World etc.
One thing to always keep in mind with 12th house is that it basically remains the house of losses. So, whichever planet goes in 12th house, even exalted, is in the bucket of losses. Now, to gain out of any such planet, you need to put double effort in things related with that planet.
Now, what does it mean to have 12th house lord sitting in 1st house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 12th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 1st house/Ascendant of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 12th house lord sitting in 1st house?
This basically shows a person whose life path is impacted by 12th house related things like Foreign Lands, Spirituality and Isolated Places. It means either person has many connections with Foreign Lands in his life or he is too much into Spirituality and all. This also shows that person may be in MNCs and working there, shaped his personality. It also shows that person's hidden creative side becomes his personality or life path. Person likes to work behind the scenes. It may also show someone who is secretive. In cases of benefic planets, it shows that person has continuous gains from Foreign Lands and in cases of malefic planets in wrong dignity, it shows that losses came to person, which impacted his life path. 12th house is still a Dushthana house, so it will bring one or the other loss to life path or personality.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 1st house lord as 12th house lord is going in 1st house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 12th house Lord in 1st house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Virgo Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 12th house with Leo sign and sits in the 1st house in the sign of Virgo. This shows a person working in Foreign Lands or MNCs in an authoritative position. His work is all about analysis and digging into details. This person will have ego battles in his career and in spiritual matters and as such, he won't be liked by many. It also shows Foreign Connection to Father. This person develops his ego and confidence as he becomes more and more detail oriented and perfect himself. This is a person who is seeking perfection everywhere.
Moon - So it is Leo Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 12th house with Cancer sign and sits in 1st house in Leo. This shows a person whose mind is upon himself. At times, it means a self-centered person. As Moon represents taking care and nourishment, this person may be working in hospitals and that shaped her personality and life path. At the same time, 12th house is your hidden talents and Leo is sign of Creativity, so this person may make his life path in some creative field.
Mars - Mars can be 12th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - So if it is Taurus Ascendant, Mars rules 12th & 7th house and sits in 1st house in Taurus sign. This shows a person who has an individualistic and sometime dominating personality. As Mars aspects 7th house, person may try to dominate the spouse and other people. This shows person's actions are put in Foreign Lands for the soul purpose of making wealth but as malefic Mars is in non-friendly sign, person may not be able to save the wealth, i.e. losses of 12th house is coming to them. Person will be very active and all into taking care of physique. But he will try to dominate others.
Sagittarius Ascendant - Now if it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Mars rules 5th & 12th house and sits in 1st house in Sagittarius sign. This is a much better position for Mars as it is in friendly sign. Domination instinct will be there but person be more sure of himself. He will be active in getting higher education. He will have dominant views on religion and philosophy and he will try to dominate others' views on these matters, He will be very good in speaking about religion, philosophy. But as Mars also rules the 5th house, it is a prominent position for someone who wants to be Sports Coach.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 12th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, Mercury rules 12th & 3rd houses and sits in 1st house in Cancer. This shows two things. Most prominently, a very good author as 12th house is imagination and Mercury is Communication Skills. Also, Mercury rules 3rd house of written communications too. As Mercury is in Cancer, it shows someone would write Emotional and Romantic Stories. Alternatively, this shows someone in foreign trade or import/export business. Communications become a huge part of personality.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, then Mercury rules 9th and 12th house and sits in 1st house in Libra. This is also a prominent placement for a Businessman as not only Mercury is in 1st house but Libra is sign of Business. This shows Foreign and import/export trade too. Person wants to be perfect about himself and his business. They can be in business of female products. Communications and Business are huge part of life path and personality.
Venus - Venus also can be 12th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, Venus rules 12th & 5th house and sits in 1st house in Gemini sign. Venus in 1st house basically gives a very beautiful and pleasant personality. This shows a person can have good gains from Foreign Lands in Communications related work. It also shows a trade in female related products. Person may have relation in foreign land or foreigner or a guy may have a wife from Foreign Lands. Good position for earning from Foreign Lands.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Venus rules 7th & 12th house and sits in 1st house in Scorpio. This again shows similar things as above. Additionally, it shows the turmoil in relations as Scorpio is sign of Sudden Events. It means person will go through some real chaotic relations before finally settling down in life.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 12th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Jupiter rules 12th & 3rd house and sits in 1st house in Capricorn Sign, where it is debilitated. If Jupiter is close to its exact debilitated degree, his shows person may get fake Spiritual Gurus in early life and get bugged by them. So, such person should be very careful while making a Guru. At 1st house, it also causes obesity to person. Otherwise, it shows a Guru like person who is followed by others and people come to him for advice. Career wise, they can be working as mentor, counselor or teacher to others at foreign places.
Aries Ascendant - If it is Aries Ascendant, Jupiter rules 9th & 12th house and sits in 1st house in Aries. This is much better position as Jupiter is in the friendly sign. This surely shows gains from Foreign Lands and Spirituality. Person will be highly learned and will be a guide to others. He is better working as Spiritual Leader or Professor. Higher Knowledge and Intelligence can be visible with his personality. But at the same time, person can be adamant about his religious views and try to enforce his views on others. So, this is one thing they need to learn that one should be receptive of all views to be a real Guru. Good Wealth from Foreign Lands with both positions. A girl may get a husband from Foreign Lands.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 12th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Aquarius/Capricorn) as 12th house lord, Saturn in 1st house (for Pisces/Aquarius Ascendants respectively) shows that person deals with lots of delays in finding the life path and right career. He will have to go through lots of hardships in finding his right life path. He will get success only when he puts his best effort. Normally, they get success only after mid 30s. They always have this sense of under achievement in their life. In this position, person has a very serious outlook towards life. They always want to be in discipline and keep everyone in order. In own signs, Saturn will be 5% better, but nothing more than this. As Saturn aspects 7th house, Marriage should be delayed and person will get a spouse who will bring responsibility, serious outlook and focus in person's life. Here relationship is not about Bollywood Romance but real serious stuff like burdens of marriage. Romance takes a back seat here. They are not one of those fun loving people. Life becomes easier after mid 30s. That's when they will have gains from Foreign Lands and Spiritual Gurus. Here, gains and income also grow slowly but steadily. Real Wealth will come from mid 30s.
Rahu - If Rahu is 12th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 1st house in Pisces then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Pisces in 1st house will transform Rahu as Jupiter as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. At the same time, Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. Rahu in Pisces in 1st house is a position where Demon Rahu changes in to Deity Rahu. It is because Pisces is sign of Spirituality, so these people will be obsessed for Spiritual Matters. They will be obsessed to know about religion, spirituality and occult, They will know all. They will have very unusual beliefs and may even create their own religion. Great gains from Foreign Lands but will be equally spendthrift due to Rahu's basic malefic nature. But as Rahu represents illusion, this also can show a person who has a very illusive personality. You can never know truth about this person, as actually they themselves don't know about themselves.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 12th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 1st house in Sagittarius then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it actually separates person from himself, which means these people have lack of self-value or self-worth. They feel that other people are more blessed than them. They need a mentor on daily basis to remind them how blessed they are. At the same time, it shows someone who is a master mystic and who has high intuition powers. It is so important for them to do meditation to reach their true life path. Ketu in Sagittarius shows a person who will research a lot about different religions and philosophies. They will also have unusual religious views and will question God and all the Holy Books.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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