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 sign or 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 6th house of a natal chart, great joy and success can come through work. The native may be very lucky in finding jobs, and doing very well at interviews. In fact, this placement can bring him new jobs through unexpected and random events. In addition, the Part of Fortune can create very harmonious relations with one’s co-workers, employers or even employees (if someone has his own business).This placement is rather beneficial for doctors, healers, veterinaries and nutritionists.
The 6th house represents our daily routines and health, and the Part of Fortune can grant the native luck in health, while also joy from structuring his daily reality. The person can become really happy by sticking his biorhythms and commanding his own body. Frequently, he will become educated about the body’s functions, and will gain pleasure from understanding how it functions. This placement may also give joy from scheduling a healthy diet, and the individual will very eagerly study the effects of different foods on his organism.
Another thing that the 6th house rules is pets and small animals, and the Fortuna’s presence indicates happiness through them. The person can have a beloved animal as a friend, while also benefit from breeding animals or through small kettle. The Part of Fortune can bring an unexpected pet; it is typical that people with this placement save an animal from the streets, which after rewards them with a lot of love and affection.
The 6th house is also responsible about keeping details and minor daily responsibilities in order. The native will have an organized life, will not like being late with bills and obligations and will usually finish everything on schedule. He will respect deadlines, be on time in his meetings and receive pleasure for managing to handle his life in a structured way.
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.