Mars in the 12th House - The Portal of Panic
Those born with their natal Mars in the 12th House have a considerable depth of emotional perception and a close identification with human suffering. The fiery planet of Mars detonates underwater torrents in the depths of the 12th House, where we are submerged to face the unconscious, the hidden, secrets, death and the inner being. Mars here take on the weight of the world’s worries and find most of the power directed cerebrally, rather than physically. Many born under this placement experience trouble with assertion, vulnerability and destructively repressing the sentiment of unwanted rage or aggression.
Mars in the 12th House will take all precaution to avoid confrontation, and will often be unresponsive during conflict. These individuals experience trouble with force and assertion, often lacking the ‘me first and foremost’ desire. Mars here are plagued with the torments of repressed anger; where the swords taken out to battle others were turned on themselves, often resulting in strange fears, violent fantasies, phobias, self contempt and at its worst self harm. These individuals are likely to attract unwanted enemies, or somehow manage draw the conflict they so fervently avoid.
The 12th House symbolizes everything that is locked away - institutions, prisons, asylums, brothels, monasteries; and many born under this placement feel an overwhelming sense of self isolation and detachment from the world. It’s easy to lose your bearings in the 12th House, and these individuals will fall into worlds they never knew existed. Their psychic boundaries are porous, and its all to easy for them to absorb the distress of humanity, and cut themselves on the barbs. The incredible ability to tap into the anxieties of the mass consciousness instils these individuals with tremendous healing potential, and many find directing their services to the disenfranchised, the abused, the broken is a way to suture some of those cuts.