What are the interpretations of the Mercury in the 12th house of the natal chart? And how does this manifest itself in life?
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Mercury in the 12th house

 The 12th house of the horoscope is considered unfavorable, and if Mercury is in it , then it is difficult for a person to realize his intellectual potential and get recognition from others. He is reluctant to demonstrate his mental abilities in public, does not express deep thoughts and unusual views of what is happening. 

If the planet is damaged and weak in quality, then it is often the cause of disease. The native can be restless, nervous, and fussy. Constant worry, turmoil and stress often lead to serious illness. To come back to a state of mental balance, you need to be alone. Silence and solitude in this case are the best medicines. Read more

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MERCURY IN THE TWELFTH HOUSE, if well aspected gives a mind peculiarly fitted to delve into the mysterious, occult or secret things. This is especially the case if Mercury is between the Sun and Midheaven, that is to say if Mercury goes BEFORE the Sun or rises earlier than that luminary, for then all the light that is in the spirit seems to shine forth and make the person intellectually keen and bright. Therefore this is a good position for detective work as well as scientific or occult research work. 

Chemists of great ability have been produced under this aspect for such people have the faculty of going into the most minute details in things which seem microscopic and unimportant to others. When Mercury is in the Twelfth House and afflicted, especially by Saturn or Mars, also when COMBUST or BEHIND THE SUN there is a danger that the mind may become clouded and insanity may result. It may also be noted that the affliction will vary according to the way Mercury is aspected; if by Mars or Uranus the subject may be exceedingly violent, if by Saturn he will become melancholy, but whatever the cause, if Mercury is afflicted in the Twelfth House some form of limitation will restrain the spirit, for the Twelfth House is the house of limitation and confinement.

Deafness is also the result of this position of Mercury when severely afflicted by Saturn.

Max Heindel

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 Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied in an inner search for spiritual truth and mental enlightenment. Intellectual understanding is related to intuitive mystical guidance and hunches from a mind turned inward - like in meditation. This placement of Mercury is powerful for creative endeavour and occupations that require your special qualities - acting, writing, art, poetry, singing, music, nursing or humanitarian work. On occasion, your mind may be overpowered by deep emotional eruptions; to retain balance you will need to seek peace, quiet and seclusion.

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