Pluto In The 12th House

pluto in the 12th house

Pluto in the 7th house means that Pluto takes on the values of the 12th house, similar to Pisces.

This placement is all about turning inward to deal with your demons. Pluto in the 7th house is often quite hidden, so this is a placement where you really need to force yourself to do the inner work, otherwise you’ll suffer unknown trauma that you just can’t seem to heal.

Pluto In The 12th House

With your Pluto in the 12th house, you have a lot of hidden pain. In fact, most of your intensity is hidden well below the surface of your outer personality.

You have a lot of aggression, depression, and fear that’s deep within your psyche, but other people probably don’t see this when they first meet you.

This makes Pluto in the 12th house people something of an enigma, especially to others. With this placement, you probably come off as easy going and relaxed when you remember to put on your “game face,” but your unconscious movements can be very intense, agitated, or aggressive, which often confuses others.

Pluto in the 12th house indicates that you have a lifetime of extreme transformation in order to deal with the demons that are stored down deep in your unconscious mind. Often, this Plutonian trauma comes from past lives, though the emotions feel very real to you on a daily basis.

Obsessions & Fear:

You are very attuned to the subtleties of life. For example, you probably notice when someone else changes subtly, based on their energy and their facial expressions. However, this perception leads you to fear the outside world in some ways because doing this work is emotionally draining.

With Pluto in the 12th house, you may have a lot of deep-seated fear that you aren’t “good enough” in some way. Often, this fear isn’t even conscious, it’s just a mindset that you live with on a daily basis.

In fact, much of this placement has to do with the idea that you feel inherently unlovable. Your mind is your enemy in some ways, because it perpetuates this myth that there is something wrong with you. When you try to slow down and listen to your mind, all of these fears and self-doubt rises to the surface and may overwhelm you.

This placement can create intense feelings of instability. You’re afraid of this instability, yet you see no way to escape it.

Pluto in the 12th house can also make you feel as though no one in the world truly understands you or your emotions. It can be a very lonely placement.

However, the problem you’re facing is ultimately within your self. You have a lot of self-loathing, and indulging in your self-destructive tendencies will only make things worse for you in the long run.

People with Pluto in the 12th house tend to get into drugs or other dark, taboo things that help them to escape the pain. Over time, this actually makes their pain worse. These actions are all fear motivated – these people are always trying to escape from their own minds.

They tend to enjoy dark, twisted things, but then they’re also afraid of the darkness that’s out there. These people struggle to figure out where they fit in. While they don’t want to be attracted to dark things, they don’t know where else they belong.

With Pluto in the 12th house, you may have really intense nightmares. These dreams can be so intense that you become afraid to go to sleep. You probably feel like the enemy is always just around the corner (in dreams and sometimes even in real life), but you don’t even know who it is.

The 12th house speaks through our dreams. With Pluto in the 12th house, some of your dreams may actually be memories or symbols of the things that haunt you from a past life.

You may also find that you stay up all night because this is the only time when you can be yourself, by yourself. You may feel that you have to put on a face or take care of others in some way during the day, so the night is the only time you feel that you can be alone.

For many people with Pluto in the 12th house, a bad sleep schedule actually sends them further into self-loathing.

Though you were born with a lot of your fear and self-loathing, you learned even more of these negative beliefs in childhood. You learned that you were too emotional or obsessive and you may have been bullied or ridiculed because of your emotions.

Now, you probably fear asking other people for help because you don’t want to be seen as weak. You bottle up your emotions and never show the world how you truly feel, but this does nothing to help you solve the problems within your mind.

With Pluto in the 12th house, you may even be frightened of your own feelings. Your emotions can be so powerful that you can be overwhelmed by them and lose all sense of rational thought. This can be incredibly scary.

Generally, you fear that you won’t be able to retain control over yourself, yet you also fear expressing these fears to other people, so you get stuck in a loop that you can’t escape.

Positive Power:

With Pluto in the 12th house, you have an immense amount of psychic power. You are tapped into the collective unconscious, though you may struggle to access this skill in a positive way until you deal with your own pain.

You are probably artistic and imaginative. You possess the depth to truly create beautiful things because you have experienced so much in your past lifetimes.

There is a massive amount of transformative energy within you. In fact, you have the power to really change yourself and your life, but you first must acknowledge the pain that you have and even embrace it. Your emotional guilt must be forgiven before you can access this transformation side of yourself, too.

With Pluto in the 12th house, you have a strong sense of psychic sensitivity to the thoughts and feelings of others. Learn to appreciate your psychic gifts (as they will be unique to you, depending on the aspects/sign of Pluto).

You also have a lot of power working in any position behind the scenes. Your energy is large enough that you can really make stuff happen. You have a powerful imagination and the ability to think things all the way through.

Sometimes, people with Pluto in the 12th house are powerful in the areas of psychology, spirituality, the occult, and dream-work. 


With Pluto in the 12th house, you may become self-destructive to escape your own reality. You find that you can’t turn your feelings off, but you may do your best to bury them through any means possible.

You also feel other people’s pain as though its your own, so your pain feels multiplied.

Because you have so many deep and scary feelings, you look for ways to control your negative emotions.

In fact, your method of control with Pluto in the 12th house is to repress your deep emotions. You may also ignore your own needs.

This placement doesn’t often indicate that you try to control other people (unless there are specific aspects that point to this). Instead, you probably struggle to control yourself and your feelings.

The danger with Pluto in the 12th house is that you try to control your emotions through repression rather than facing them. Over time, you will learn that it’s important to deal with your emotions. In fact, you will have much more emotional control after you really dig down and figure out what’s going on inside. 


With Pluto in the 12th house, you must face the things that scare you the most instead of running away. This is the only way to transform.

Learn to delve into the depths of your mind. You must figure out where your ghosts of the past come from and then dissolve them.

You probably feel that you have enemies chasing you constantly, but these are actually memories from past lives that you need to work through and heal. When you deal with the emotions surrounding the memories, you will no longer feel haunted.

Pluto in the 12th house calls for a level of optimism. Unless you start to truly believe in yourself, you won’t be able to make it through.

However, remember that once you transform your memories and access your real feelings, you will be able to see the positivity that is all around you in the natural world.

It’s important that you take a lot of quiet time with Pluto in the 12th house. Don’t try to fill up the silence, but instead sit in it and deal with the ghosts in your unconscious mind.

You may also need to dive deeper into your dreams. Many messages reside in your dreams, even if they seem scary, and this can be a portal to figure out what’s going on deep inside.

Access the repressed parts of your psyche and bring them to the surface. Ultimately, you must incorporate each part of yourself into one being.

With Pluto in the 12th house, you must take control of your life and just do it! This placement needs a long of active strength in order for you to heal.