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House of Hidden Mysteries:
The twelfth house is one of private mysteries, the most difficult soul-level challenges we face in life. It's the realm of the unconscious, with much sealed off until the soul is ready to face what lies in shadow. It's traditionally known as the house of the drawn shades and solitude.
This is the house of delusions and psychic trouble beyond our awareness. It's called the house of self-undoing. Only time and persistent reflection unlocks the mysteries behind the many doors of the interior mind-spirit. It's the house of the universal imagination, and the secret doorway to spirit, the one that lies within the heart. That makes it both daunting, but a potentially rich source of creative material, as well as the path to rising above the personal, to experience something beyond.
There is darkness and light in the vast landscape of the collective heart. Along the more disturbed end of the spectrum is our capacity for mental illness, criminal acts, secret obsessions. This house has always been associated with institutions like prisons and mental hospitals. It's a place where those doing extreme things are confined, and where we confine the extremes within our own psyche.
This house is where we lock up our secrets, and repress aspects of the Self. Sometimes that emerges in relationships, when we're drawn to those that act out our demons for us, giving life to something that is trapped within. In drama, the villain plays an aspect of ourselves we dare not claim, but lies as a potential in the vast landscape of the imagination. Over time, the shadows of the twelfth house are recognized and accepted, and even seen as a catalyst for building character and learning to walk through the dark.