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.
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 if the Fortuna 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 a magnifying glass, expanding any possible traits of a natal or transiting planet.
When the Part of Fortune is located in the 10th house of a natal chart, its benefits are connected with the native’s career and social status. This is a great placement to have for creating your own business, becoming famous and be appreciated by your public. The 10th house is traditionally ruled by Capricorn and Saturn, and their otherwise difficult traits are softened by the Fortuna. Their dynamic characteristics, such as the power to structure and organize, are empowered furthermore.
If you have this placement, luck will follow your name. The people will hear a lot of positive things about you, which will in turn make them have positive attitude towards you even if they don’t know you. Random events might make you famous in a positive light. This is the aspect that can make someone a hero in the news, a role model for others to follow. The closer the Part of Fortune is to the Midheaven (10th house cusp), the better it is for public reception and in individual careers. In case it is nearer to the 11th house cusp, it will help a lot with progress through the hierarchy of a company. Such people tend to easily climb towards authority positions, their strategies play out successfully and they have luck in ruling their employees.
The 10th house is strongly connected with the native’s dominant parent, which is usually the father. Such a placement of the Part of Fortune can also indicate a fortunate parent, whose lucky patterns are inherited from the child. In addition, strong people from governmental institutions can help him a lot. Also, there are possibilities of finding a business mentor, who will open the gates into the business world and even transfer to the chart owner a part of the control they have over such structures. A usual outcome will be that the native will finally become a mentor for others himself.
Your life will be a long-lasting journey towards structuring your empire. The tenth house involves a lot of dedication and work, yet with the Fortuna present, the results seem to come easily. A pleasant wind of success will strengthen your wings, and even when difficult situations arrive the Fortuna can save the day. In addition, you will feel welcomed and accepted by elder people, who in you can see a youngster who can become wise enough in order to be their successor.
In case that The Part of Fortune conjuncts the Sun, Jupiter or Venus, good fame is guaranteed. The Fortuna conjuncting Uranus will bring unexpected popularity, which could even be of a negative hue if the planet is ill-aspected. The same can be said about Mars and Pluto. Of course, we should not forget that the Part of Fortune is preferring to extract the good characteristic of all the planets. Even if popularity starts somehow negatively, for example through a scandal, the person can still use it for his own benefit. If the 10th house is empty, the gifts of the Part of Fortune can still be visible, especially during transits of slow-moving planets that conjunct it.
The trans-Saturnian planets will usually can stall for over two years near the Part of Fortune, making 5 or even more conjunctions through transits as they retrograde. 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 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.