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The Part of Fortune - reverse formula? - Ambrosia Academy of Astrology & Palmistry
23 June 2011 4 Comments

The Part of Fortune – reverse formula?

In astrology the Part of Fortune and the Part of Spirit are very important Parts (sometimes called ‘lots’). Each is a mirror image of the other.

Sometimes the Parts are called Arabian Parts although it is now known that they are Egyptian in origin. In Hellenistic times they were referred to as ‘lots’.

The Part of Fortune, sometimes called ‘Fortuna’, is an indicator of health wealth and prosperity. The Part of Spirit is has spiritual associations with the character of the soul and one’s sense of purpose. These Parts are used in horary astrology and natal astrology.

The alternative names for the Part of Fortune and the Part of Spirit are the Part of the Moon and the Part of the Sun respectively.

The reason for these alternative names is that Fortuna is placed where the Moon would be is the Sun is paced on the ascendant if the distance as measured in absolute longitude (degrees of the zodiac) between the two lights is maintained. The formula is written as: Ascendant + MoonSun.

The Part of Spirit is where the Sun would be if the Moon is placed on the ascendant and the distance between the lights is maintained. Its formula is written as: Ascendant + Sun – Moon.

Should the formulae for these Parts be reversed for night charts when the Sun is below the horizon of the horoscope?

Some who argue for the formulae to be reversed quote ancient authorities. Others simply say “this works for me.”

I wonder how objective the “this works for me” group can be in matters of spirit. And regarding ancient authorities, none is infallible.

I believe that common-sense and the fundamentals of astrology should be our guide.

The Sun relates to spirit. Its symbol includes of the circle of spirit.

The Moon relates to the body, or at least to the soul’s experience of being in the body. The experience and various reactions of being in the body are the stuff of emotions, which is why the Moon is commonly associated with emotions.

The Part of Fortune is associated with earthly experiences and the capacity to relate to the physical and social environment. The assessment of the condition of this Part and its ruler show our lot or fortune.

Body-emotional experiences are associated with the Moon. The Part of Fortune is associated with the Moon and has been called the Part of the Moon. It does not make sense, at least in my mind, to reverse this formula, because then it would the formula for the Part of Spirit.

The Part of Spirit is associated with spirit and conscious choices. The Sun is related to spirit. The Sun has long been seen as the physical manifestation of God in this universe. Its light is awesome, it is all powerful and it is the source of all life. The Part of Spirit is linked to the Sun and has been called the Part of the Sun. To reverse the Part of Spirit is to make it the Part of the Moon.

Astrological argument can sometimes become academic and disconnected from the fundamentals of life. I believe it is important to find clarity in the basic astrological truths.

The meanings of the Sun and the Moon are fundamental to astrology and the Parts which are associated with them reveal deeper truths.

The Arabian Parts are covered in Lesson 15 of my Horary Astrology Diploma Course by email correspondence.

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