The Part of Fortune is an astrological point which can be calculated with the help of the Sun placement, the Moon placement and the Ascendant. It represents the distance between the Sun and the Moon in the natal chart, added to the Ascendant degree.
Depending on whether the native is born during the day or the night, the Part of Fortune is calculated in a different way. For an individual born during the day, we must subtract the Sun degrees from the Moon degrees, adding it afterwards to the Ascendant degree. On the other hand, for a person born in the night, we subtract the Moon degrees from the Sun ones, also adding them to the Ascendant. There are numerous free natal chart generators, where anyone can also easily find out his Part of Fortune placement.
We should therefore understand that knowing the exact time of birth is of huge importance for calculating the Part of Fortune, as it is connected with the Ascendant. If we are even half an hour wrong about the time of birth, we may place the Part of Fortune in a different house than where it really is.
The Part of Fortune acts as a quite beneficial spot, empowering the matters of any house it is located. In case that it is conjunct to any planet it will definitely force it to function in a benevolent way, while also can mild down many possible negative traits if it is a malefic. A strange pattern that can usually appear is unexpected luck concerning the life area that the house represents. The native may not quite understand why such gifts will come to his life, and that is exactly why this point is called “Part of Fortune”. It indicates the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the treasures that the native will discover. This point is a sign of prosperity, so examining its placement may help us understand through what type of things we can reach happiness.
As the Part of Fortune is a fixed point that does not change during time, by observing its natal aspects to planets we can clearly understand the nature of the gifts we can receive. Any time that an important planet aspects the Part of Fortune by transit, it opens the gate of luck. Keep in mind that in case the Part natally conjuncts any planet it becomes more potent, so you can say that people born with such a conjunction will be luckier than others. The closer is the conjunction, the more powerful is its influence. We can imagine the Part of Fortune as an amplifier, expanding any possible traits of a natal or transiting planet.
When the Part of fortune is located in the 5th house of a natal chart, great joy and success can come through anything connected with recreational activities. The Fortuna can have a strong impact on the native’s love life, making it bright and happy. As the fifth house rules casual sex, this natal placement can give a lot of pleasant experiences with different partners. In addition, this aspect can bring successful flirting, as the native’s approach towards other individuals makes him accepted and even desired. Also, we shouldn’t forget that the fifth house is responsible for falling in love, and the Part of Fortune will definitely be activated a lot of times, bringing intense feelings that many times will be unexpected. This natal placement can be very helpful for the native’s self-esteem, as success in love matters can boost his confidence.
The 5th house represents the individual’s first child, while also his relations to children in general. The Fortuna placed here usually gives great happiness in case that the native has his own children; alternatively he will enjoy his relations with children of their friends or siblings. In case that the 5th house contains a planet conjuncting the Part of Fortune, the chances of having a child are highly increased, which in turn can lead to very pleasant situations that generate joy.
Other things that the 5th house rules is gambling and speculation. The native may have a devilish luck concerning winning money through these ways. If the Fortuna is conjuncting Venus, Jupiter, or having a positive aspect (trine or sextile) with the ruler of the native’s 2nd house, financial gains are sure to be expected. The Part of Fortune will tilt the scales of luck towards your side, and grant you intuition to buy the correct stocks or aid you in gambling games. Yet, even if you have great aspects for that, always be careful of obsession indicators. Gaining money easily may be wonderful, but we should also take care of our mental health and not allow ourselves dive deep in patterns and routines that can hook us up.
The 5th house is also responsible about celebrations and partying, night life and leisure time. This natal placement empowers all types of such activities and can make someone lucky in sports and admired as a dancer or singer. In case you organize such events, they most likely be successful, while also any artistic creations you make will be pleasantly accepted by people of your surroundings- and not only.
This is a perfect placement for the Part of Fortune, as the 5th house is one of the most positive and happy ones by itself. The only thing we should be careful with the Fortuna placed here is overdependence on our luck. It is a rather wrong approach to believe that if we are generally lucky, we will always be lucky. The devil is hiding in the details, and a constant risky behavior will eventually bring that one occasion when the failure will hurt us. Use your luck for the leap of faith, but it is always better to have a security net under you. Never go full YOLO.
Watch out for transits of slow moving planets to the Part of Fortune, especially if they are conjunctions. The trans-Saturnian planets will usually stall for over two years near the Part of Fortune, making 5 or even more conjunctions while transiting back and forth due to their retrograde movement. Their effects can be even considered quite long-lasting and even permanent due to their slow pace of movement. They will definitely activate the Part of Fortune, and depending on its natal aspects to natal planets you can catch a glimpse about which other life areas the transit will affect.
There can be no general rule about the gifts you will receive from the Part of Fortune. This astrological point will function in a rather unique way for every person, and its benefits will be derivatives of the natal planets placements and transits. Understand that if it is difficult to exactly predict what a planet will give, predicting the outcome of their derivative will be quite more difficult. And this might also be a part of the magic that the Part of Fortune offers; unique and personal presents from the universe to every individual. And presents are lot more fun when we do not know what is wrapped up inside the box.