As a twelfth house person I have always needed more time alone than most and growing in a family of six, it was not easy to come by. Being able to bury my nose in a book and shut out everything else out was one way of doing that. Mercury conjunct the Ascendant made learning to read very easy for me and once I discovered the school library I was one happy kid.
Over the years I have visited Narnia and Middle Earth many times. In fact re-reading The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towersand The Return of the King is something I do every couple of years or so. I fell in love with The Dragonriders of Pernby Anne McCaffery and dreamed of having a dragon of my own.
There are a lot more destructive means of escape to tempt those of us with loaded twelfth houses. More than one astrologer warned me against the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Oddly enough those had no real draw for me though I did end up involved with those who were serious substance abusers. “Misplaced nurturance” was how one counselor described my situation. How twelfth house is that!
I still read every day to give my busy mind a break. It lets me sleep better and that’s another favorite thing for twelfth house people. We need our dream time more than most. Gemini season is pretty noisy after all. 😀