The Cadent Houses of the Zodiac

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The Cadent Houses: 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th are “homes” for our daily concerns – communication, work, beliefs, and feelings. The 3rd House deals with communication in and interpretation of the world around us. The 6th House deals with how we use our skills to make money through service and how we take care of our health. The 9th House “lords” over our beliefs and how we obtain or feel about expert knowledge. And the 12th House helps us understand how we find and fulfill our purposes, which affects us emotionally.

Below are two charts, cast on the same day, but at different times, to help understand how the signs change the rulership of the houses throughout any given day.

April 4th, 1968 at 9:15 am in Cary, NC

House Modalities Chart 1

April 4th, 1968 at 3:45 pm in Cary, NC

House Modalities Chart 2

The Four Cadent Zodiac Houses

3rd House – Communication

The 3rd House represents our Quest for Understanding. The sign for this house in each individual chart is determined by the time of birth. If someone happened to be born on April 4th, 1968 at 9:15 am, that person would have Leo as the ruler of the 3rd House. If another person were born on the same day, but at 3:45 pm, that person would have Scorpio as the ruler of the 3rd House.

In the case of the first person, he or she would quest for understanding in a Leo way, through humor, creative self-expression, and playfulness. In the case of the second person, he or she would quest for understanding in a Scorpio way, through intense emotional actions and reactions, as well as a relentless pursuit of the truth.

6th House – Service and Health

The 6th House represents our Quest for Service. The sign for this house in each individual chart is determined by the time of birth. If someone happened to be born on April 4th, 1968 at 9:15 am, that person would have Scorpio ruling the 6th House. If another person were born on the same day, but at 3:45 pm, that person would have Aquarius ruling the 6th House.

In the case of the first person, he or she would quest for service in a Scorpio way, by using the ability to deal with trauma and intense feelings or situations to find work. In the case of the second person, he or she would quest for service in an Aquarius way, through the pursuit of ideals, revolutionary action, and a desire to improve community or society.

9th House – Mastery and Beliefs

The 9th House represents our Quest for Mastery, which leads us to deepen our beliefs and seek wisdom. The sign for this house in each individual chart is determined by the time of birth. If someone happened to be born on April 4th, 1968 at 9:15 am, that person would have Aquarius ruling the 9th House. If another person were born on the same day, but at 3:45 pm, that person would have Taurus ruling the 9th House.

In the case of the first person, he or she would quest for mastery in an Aquarius way and want to master a new field of knowledge or unusual skill. In the case of the second person, he or she would quest for mastery in a Taurus way, wanting to draw from established beliefs and traditions, to build on expert knowledge that has persisted.

12th House – Purpose and Sacrifice

The 12th House represents our Quest for Purpose. The sign for this house in each individual chart is determined by the time of birth. If someone happened to be born on April 4th, 1968 at 9:15 am, that person would have Taurus ruling the 12th House. If another person were born on the same day, but at 3:45 pm, that person would have Leo ruling the 12th House.

In the case of the first person, he or she would quest for purpose in a Taurus way, wanting to fulfill a purpose or make a sacrifice that is practical and enduring. In the case of the second person, he or she would quest for purpose in a Leo way, finding purpose through creativity, playfulness, and leadership.

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