Mercury in Twelfth House

Mercury in twelfth house gives a higher level of education and philosophical and esoteric learning. A positive Mercury in 12th house brings wealth and travels and the opportunity to settle abroad. It brings growth that can take you from a small position where you began to a leading role on the professional front.

Mercury in Twelfth House

Usual Effects of Mercury in 12th House

Mercury in 12th house gives you a higher level of education, philosophical learning, communication with the spirits, and esoteric learning. You will have strong psychic ability to get information from another world and communicate it to the real world. Your logical and analytical mind comes from the imaginative world which many people can’t understand. That’s why your intelligence is misunderstood.

12th house is the house of losses of all kinds, love, money, intellect, etc. It’s a true house of spirituality which connects you with other realms and dimensions and represents things that we are not familiar with. It’s the house of foreign land. Mercury in 12th house will make you less communicative with others, very shy and secretive in communication, while you will get into an isolation mode.

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Mercury in 12th house will give you loss in your speech; either you will have trouble speaking or you don’t speak too much. This placement is one of the best places to make you a successful writer. You can put your imaginative intelligence into words and communicate it with everyone. Mercury is speech; when your speech is isolated then the best way of communication is through hands. Your true concentration comes from the imaginative and astral realm. You become like antenna to receive messages from the spirit guide. You can become a successful astrologer as you can unlock your intuitive power to know the unknown. When you use your mind, it needs to be isolated, and should not be surrounded by people.

Mercury in 12th house gives you foreign settlement and earnings through foreign currency and trade. There can be divorce or separation from spouse in case of infidelity. The sperm count will be low and you might remain childless.

Positive Mercury

You will have many travels in life and get settled abroad. You will be wealthy and enjoy life freely while lavishly spending money. You will start occupation with a low income but will reach great height in terms of finance and career. You will have high profile contacts and will lead a high-class aristocratic lifestyle. You will excel in adventure sports, martial arts, Merchant navy, and can do well in import and export business, forex trading, share market, as an investment stockbroker, etc. Mercury in 12th house will give you an occupation beyond the public sphere and, sometimes, even in isolation. You might develop an interest in poetry, writing, editing, and journalism.

Negative Mercury

A negative Mercury in 12th house gives a lot of trouble, scarcity of money, instability in career and relationships till the early stage of life. You will be very stubborn, selfish and adamant in nature, and will not listen to anyone’s advice. You might take many immature and hasty decisions which will result in huge losses. You will be unorthodox and do unethical activities. You will be cunning and shrewd when it comes to getting your work done by others. You will have a low sperm count and face sexual problems, which can lead to physical incompatibility with your spouse.

Some notable sign placements for Mercury in 12th House

  • Gemini-Mercury: You will gain lot of intellectual and spiritual knowledge, will always love to discuss about spiritual awakening and esoteric subjects. You like to connect with the higher vibrational energies and seek guidance from your guru as well.
  • Virgo-Mercury: You would do a lot of research work and information gathering with regards to esoteric subjects. You are inclined towards various modalities of healings and will improve your health by practicing higher spiritual teachings.
  • Pisces-Mercury: You will be a highly intuitive person and can connect with metaphysical concepts and ideas. You are deeply imaginative and remarkable in articulating your thoughts that are hard to put in words.

Retrograde Mercury in 12th House

Retrograde Mercury in 12th house will connect you with the unrealistic world. You will fantasize about things which can’t be expressed in reality. Your intellectual quality will not be utilized to attain gains in professional or personal life. You will not be fulfilling your responsibility or be committed in a relationship. People will not be able to understand your perception.

Combust Mercury in 12th House

Combustion of Mercury in 12th house will give you the ability to communicate with the entities or beings and can misuse the power of the teachings to create disharmony in others’ life. You will end up creating negative karma in your life and abuse the power of esoteric teachings. You will not be able to grow in life and get no financial gains. You might become insane as the intellectual power is being exploited and not properly used to achieve good results.

Famous People with Mercury in 12th House

  • Dhirubhai Ambani (Indian Businessman): Ambani was one of India’s biggest businessmen and founder of Reliance Industries. Reliance first went public in 1977 and garnered immense support and resources, making Ambani worth around USD 2.9 billion in 2002 at the time of his death. He is also the recipient of Padma Vibhushan, which he was honoured with posthumously for his contributions to the trade and industry.
  • Paul Getty (British Petroleum Industrialist): Born in America, Jean Paul Getty Sr. was a British Petroleum industrialist, who founded the Getty Oil Company in 1942. He was named as the Richest Living American by the Fortune magazine in 1957, while Guinness Book of Records named him as the World’s Richest Private Citizen in 1966, when he was approximately worth USD 1.2 billion.
  • Richard Branson (British Entrepreneur and Business Magnate): A British billionaire, entrepreneur, commercial astronaut, and business magnate, Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s. Today, the organization controls more than 400 companies around the world in various fields. Branson attempted to break several world records after 1985, when in the spirit of the Blue Riband, he attempted the fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing by ship.
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla (Indian Philanthropist and Billionaire): Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian Billionaire, industrialist and philanthropist. He is the Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. According to Forbes, as on 11 January 2022, he had an estimated net worth of USD 17.5 billion.

Other notable people with Mercury in 12th House

  • John Tyler (10th US President)
  • S.L. Kirloskar (Indian Businessman)


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