Sacrifice & The 12th House
A client has a 12th house moon in Capricorn. I mentioned "sacrifice" to him; he asked what "sacrifice" was in my world. Good question.
What does "sacrifice" mean to you?
12th house sun and 29* moon square 29* Saturn in 4th. I sacrificed much of my life for other people--nothing you can do about sacrifice, it's done.
My whole life has been based on sacrifice, naturally, I am a double Pisces Sun/Moon. The Moon rules my 12th house in Cancer. I have Sun conjunct Moon, so sacrifice is very much part of my identity. Not to mention I have Neptune on the SN.
So an example of sacrifice... my son... remember my 12th house is in Cancer (the mother/moon). I took my son to another state when he was 5. We lived in another state, but I always wanted him to stay connected to our family back home, so I really emphasized that was our home. Took him there, talked to him about it, told him how much everyone loved and cared about him, made sure he stayed a part of it the best I could. Considering I am pretty much *not* a part of it. I mean I am, but I am sort of a black sheep, okay, I am different.
So instead of keeping my son to myself, promoting what we had in this other state and securing him here, I always, always had his better interest in mind.
So when he was about to start college I asked him where he would like to go.... he said he was considering moving to our home state to go to college. So I supported him and I helped him get into a dorm there, right in my hometown.
All his life, I could have not encouraged him to be close to family, after all I am not, I could have kept him to myself right. Conditioned him however... but I wanted the best for him. Forget myself. I love him, why would I not make a sacrifice?
It’s choosing the greater good over the lesser good.
The 12 th is very Plutonian - simultaneously an ending and a new beginning. Pay attention to the signs on the cusp of the 12 th and 1 st and then Pluto , the Moon Nodes and the Black Moon for other hints about what is ending and what is beginning.
Letting go of your ego and pride and putting others first, not yourself.