Succedent House


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Succedent House

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The houses of an astrological chart are classified into three groups of four: angular houses (the first, fourth, seventh, and tenth), succedent houses (the second, fifth, eighth, and eleventh), and cadent houses (the third, sixth, ninth, and twelfth). Traditionally, the succedent houses have been referred to as the resource houses, although this ascription applies best to the second house and the eighth house (the houses of personal resources that are obtained through inheritance and partnership). In classical astrology, planets positioned in succedent houses are said to exercise a stabilizing effect.

Sources:

Brau, Jean-Louis, Helen Weaver, and Allan Edmands. Larousse Encyclopedia of Astrology. New York: New American Library, 1980.
Hand, Robert. Horoscope Symbols. Rockport, MA: Para Research, 1981.