Houses numbered 3, 6, 9, and 12 are called the Cadent
Houses. They come after the succedent houses and before the
angular houses. We can look at cadent houses as being the thought (or
lack of it) that we do before we take action (angular houses). They also
show the analysis and criticism we do on the resources we already have
(the succedent houses).
Without cadent houses, we would never grow or develop. We
would stay stuck with what we already have (succedent houses) and
never be able to think before acting. Cadent Houses are the backup of
Angular House action.
To see what happens when there are a majority of planets in cadent houses, go to Do You Have a Majority of Planets in One House Type. If you have no planets in cadent houses, go to What it Means if You Have an Empty House Type.
Sixth House: Fun, games, and creativity are nice, but eventually we have
to get to work. The
shows how we perform work. This is no career. It is simply
how we do any task, whether on the job or in our personal life. This
is the house of service,
both given and received. It shows the kind of service you provide, and
the quality of service you get back from others. If the dry cleaner
messes up your clothes or a sales clerk is rude to you, check this
house. Actually, you should check it first before
any trouble comes up. All the cadent houses have to do with
communication of some sort. House number six shows how we deal with
and communicate details, how we analyze things in detail.
Conditions of health are also shown here. For instance, if
Neptune swings by, don’t be surprised if that “spiritual health
diet” that claims you can live on only one grain of rice a week,
suddenly looks good to you.
The Ninth House is opposite the Third
House. The 3rd shows
your ability to learn specific skills, like reading and writing. The Ninth
House indicates how you deal with generalities, the general
principles behind things. The 3rd is short trips, something in your
immediate neighborhood or slightly further. The Ninth House deals with
things at greater distances, such as trips requiring an overnight stay.
This is the house where you can find out about a person’s religion and
philosophy, the general principles they believe, and also the principles
they were raised with. Saturn here, for instance, shows discipline and
the likelihood of a guilt trip. I have several clients with that one who
were raised in strict convent schools. Uranus indicates rebellion and
the total replacement of the early upbringing. The phrase these folks
hear the most is “You believe WHAT!?”. While the 3rd house shows how
we think about utilizing our own resources, the Ninth
House tells us how we think about utilizing the
resources of other people. Strong placements here can be good for
business and consulting work. The horoscope of Martha
is a good example. She makes her living with publishing
(another Ninth House activity) and giving advice.
shows the characteristic ways that you can do yourself in. It
is the dustbin of the horoscope. Whatever we don’t want to show
others, we put here. But this also shows what we don’t want
ourselves to see, what we don’t want to deal with. This is the house
of our psychological problems. Strong placements here, if not dealt
with properly, can lead to disaster, as in the horoscope of Charles
Whitman Jr., the Texas Tower Killer, or
Landru, a serial killer.
On the positive side, we can get people who try to help
others overcome their problems and restrictions. When I was in the
hospital years ago, I didn’t want to waste time (hey, I’m a
Capricorn Sun-Sign) so I did the horoscopes of everyone on the staff.
Most were born right after sunrise (and everyone on the “graveyard
shift”). This put the Sun in the Twelfth House. Usually, there were
other planets there as well.
shows how we can put our own creativity to use.
shows how we can inspire others to make best use of
their own creativity. Yes, this house can be the dustbin of our
horoscope. But once we learn to deal with it, this house can become
our greatest strength.