Also known as Apoklima. It I refers to the 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th houses in a natal chart related with spiritual quest.
The third, sixth, ninth and twelfth houses. These are ruled by Mutable Signs and are generally associated with the Mutable qualities.
Cadent Houses are the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th. Planets placed in Cadent Houses are considered afflicted and weak, and their ability to realize their potential is markedly reduced.
marked by a rhythmical cadence; "the cadenced crunch of marching feet"