Ceres in 12th House
The 12 Houses of astrology are symbolic of the all the departments that make up human life. The planets and zodiac signs will manifest themselves most strongly in the sphere of life represented by the House in which they fall on your chart. Houses are not "energies" like the elements or planets, nor do they color the expression of energies like the zodiac signs do. The houses are WHERE these energies are most likely to manifest. The houses are the fields of experience, not the experience themselves.
Ceres in 12th House
The mission of Ceres in twelfth house is to understand suffering through one’s own experience to the extent that compassion can be extended in even the most painful circumstances.
There is indication that the dominant parent(s) in childhood could have been absent, ill, or riddled with self-sabotaging behaviors. In general, childhood is typically a crash course in learning themes such as karma, generational family patterns and universal suffering.
Once personal trauma and pain has been acknowledged and worked through, there is potential to be a powerful healer for the human condition.
A connection exists between nurturing and the subconscious mind. With this placement, one may have an affinity for intuitively nurturing the subtle aspects of the human psyche.
Souls with this placement are here to nurture themselves while simultaneously nurturing everyone they come into contact with as they begin to see a reflection of themselves in each individual.
With this placement comes the great responsibility of journeying down the path less travelled. In some instances, times of isolation may be necessary to activate spiritual initiation of healing capabilities.
As an adult it is important to work through issues of abandonment or rejection you may have experienced as a child. This becomes possible when pain is acknowledged, and triggered feelings are given space to be freely expressed.
You may find it rewarding to work or volunteer in settings where deep suffering is present, such as hospitals, mental institutions or prisons. You have unique capabilities to soothe others because you have experienced great suffering yourself.