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 12th house of a natal chart, great joy can come through one’s own subconscious. The Fortuna located in the 12th house is a very personal placement, strongly connected with spirituality, while also with one’s previous incarnation. Thus, it will empower many non-material matters of the chart owner.
As the 12th house is ruling service towards others, the Part of Fortune makes the person empathetic towards the people around him, and always willing to help without expecting something in return. All these gestures of support towards others will fill the person with joy. The Fortuna also will make him kind towards his enemies, and forgiving their wrong-doing will be another personal way of reaching divinity.
Curiously enough, such chart owners can get a lot of spiritual benefits through solitude. The Part of Fortune enhances their ability to meditate, and passing time on their own can definitely help them ascend to higher levels of consciousness. They can uncover quite easily the mysteries that lay in the mechanism of their subconscious, while also reach global truths through the collective unconscious. In case they have planets conjunct the Part of Fortune, you can imagine that the Fortuna amplifies their powers, acting as an antenna which can easily download spiritual information stored in the hyper-brain of the human race. Thus, we can consider that this placement can aid in someone becoming a strong medium. Of course, it is more potent when combined with powerful planets located also in the 12th house.
In addition, as the 12th house is strongly connected with restriction and institutions of seclusion, this aspect can make such matters appealing to the native. He can be drawn towards seeking his spiritual path through monasteries, or just prefer to live isolated in the borders of the city. Alternatively, such a placement can bring luck through working in prisons, asylums and hospitals. In such places the native may experience positive life-changing events, or be elsehow benefited.
Finally, another thing that can happen, is great luck through paranormal experiences. The person may not be able to explain how positive things appear out of the blue in his life. Also, as the 12th house is strongly connected with Karma and previous lives, there is a big possibility that such types of presents are manifestations of good karma surplus. Imagine it like that: your other incarnations’ good deeds are creating miraculous echoes towards your current reality. So, do not be surprised if series of unbelievable events will bring you great happiness. In case you have Jupiter, Venus or the Sun conjuncting the Fortuna, such experiences are even more probable to happen.
This is a rather good placement for the Part of Fortune, especially for people that are interested developing their inner self. The only thing we should be careful with the Fortuna placed here is overdependence on automatic solutions of your problems. You might indeed have a miraculous ability of observing your life giving itself solutions to your problems, but you shouldn’t forget that the Part of Fortune does not guarantee that. You should therefore always keep your feet to the ground, and not just expect the universe to give you its gifts. 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.