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 11th house of a natal chart, great joy can come through friends, groups and organizations. The Fortuna can cast great luck on the friends that come your way. You will have some gold-hearted friends that will empower you, make you happy and of course help you in any way they can.
The 11th house is also connected with money coming through friends, especially if planets present inside it aspect by trine planets that reside in the 2nd or 8th house. The 11th house is also where one can see windfall of money, usually of the type that come once in his life. This is because the eleventh house rules our wishes and extreme joyful dreams. When a person has his Part of Fortune located there, it is more possible to experience sudden and unexpected fulfillment of wishes. Of course, keep in mind that not everyone who has Fortuna in the 11th will become some sort of millionaire. We should always examine the presence of other planets, and of course their connection to the 2nd house ruling planet. Jupiter and Venus conjuncting the Fortuna are making the 11th house even more potent.
The eleventh house is the realm of Uranus and Aquarius, and so the Part of Fortune can bring luck in pioneering activities. The house is all about transcending the borders of personality and joining collectives and groups. Such a placement can help a lot people who like socializing and the feeling of belonging to an organization. It will bring happiness through group activities, harmony and common progress. This placement helps a lot people who are employed in Social Services, but also any job where there is interference with the public and its goal is to aid it.
This is a rather good placement for the Part of Fortune, especially for people that are interested in being active members of the society. The only thing we should be careful with the Fortuna placed here is overdependence on our friends. You might indeed have perfect friends, but you shouldn’t forget that the Part of Fortune does not guarantee that. IT just shows a general tendency of choosing good people as friends. You should therefore always have the normal filters when choosing your pals, and not think that whoever you choose is correct. Every rule has its exception.
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.