Arabic Parts. Pars Fortuna What is the Part of Fortune? It is a sensitive point in our chart and is carries just as much weight as our Sun, Moon and Ascendant. The Part of Fortune (referred to from hereon out as PoF) signifies our pot of gold and where to find it. The key to activating this critical point is in our ability to recognize that success and happiness does not automatically fall into our laps; we must cultivate our natural talents and traits. The PoF is derived from the positions of the Sun, the Moon and the Ascendant.
Its point is calculated differently depending on a person? S time of birth. In modern astrology there is a tendency to regard the Part of Fortune as a minor point in the chart, but this was not the case with ancient astrology. The PoF is considered to be a most beneficial point in the chart. The Part of Fortune represents worldly success and prosperity, and is associated with the physical body and health as well. Shadows, Echoes, and Light: The Moon in Composite Charts. The Vertex. Written for the November AFA Bulletin 2002 Volume 64 #11 Considering the Vertex in the Natal Chart by Kim Falconer Abstract: Most astrologers who have ever lived spent their entire careers without taking into account the vertex. This node-like point was not postulated until the 1930's-40' when L.
Edward Johndro coined the name. He, and his followers, did attribute significant meaning to the vertex, although Johndro apparently grappled with its relative value more than once. Is the vertex really effective? The following article invites students to consider this question, experimenting with their own charts to find answers for themselves. Calculate your Vertex. What is the vertex? Part of Fortune in Advance Astrology. By ARLENE A. KRAMER Mankind's fascination with the Sun-Moon-Earth relationship has extended beyond the basic waxing and waning of the Moon (the Lunation Cycle.) For thousands of years, this relationship has been expanded by Astrologers to include the Fixed Stars, the zodiacal constellations, house systems, and the angles (Midheaven, Ascendant, Vertex.) Many of these expanded relationships have been codified and named the Arabic Parts.
Perhaps the most familiar of these Arabic Parts, and possibly the most useful, is the Part of Fortune or Pars Fortuna. Traditionally, the Part of Fortune indicates the area in the horoscope where the owner of the horoscope feels that "good fortune" is smiling on him. The Part of Fortune will be the exact amount of degrees and minutes distant from the Ascendant as the Moon is distant from the Sun. The house position of the Part of Fortune, however, depends upon the distance that the Moon is from the Sun. He is attracted to adventurous enterprises. Part of Fortune. In astrology, the Part of Fortune, sometimes called Fortuna, is the most popular Arabic Part. Arabic Parts are sensitive points in a chart, and are calculated using specific formulas whereby two planets or points are added together, and a third planet or point is subtracted from that result.
The Part of Fortune is calculated as follows: For day charts, Ascendant + Moon - Sun For night charts, Ascendant + Sun - Moon Note that a chart is considered a day chart when the Sun is above the horizon (occupying any house from house 7 to 12), and a night chart when the Sun is below the horizon (occupying any of the first six houses). The Part of Fortune represents worldly success, and is associated with the physical body and health as well. The Part of Fortune lies the same distance in longitude from the Ascendant as the Moon lies from the Sun. Keys to the Interpretation of the Part of Fortune: As noted above, the Part of Fortune points to innate talents that set us on a path to worldly success.
Midpoint keywords and themes. Astrology Articles Main Page The Zodiac | The Zodiac Tables | The Zodiac Modes | The Planets | The Houses | The Asteroids | The Moon in Astrology | The Lunar Nodes | The Four Quarters of the Moon | The Part of Fortune | The Black Moon (Lilith) | Sedna | Chiron | Astrology for Children | The Origin of Astrology |Relocation Astrology | Medical Astrology | Eclipses in Astrology | Midpoints in Astrology | Planetary Aspects in Astrology Introduction Many people are aware of the history and techniques that relate to the calculation and use of the Arabic Parts, in particular the Part of Fortune, but fewer people fully utilise the system of midpoints that Western Astrology has used and developed over many hundreds of years.
Midpoints might sound like a fairly modern astrological technique; however they actually date back to the time of Ptolemy. The Eight Primary Midpoints Point of Creativity Jupiter/Saturn Mid-point The world within and world without of a person. Point of Transformation. Why You MUST Use Midpoints in Astrology. You read it right: not using exact midpoints in astrology is like driving a car without wheels! Midpoints in astroloy are THAT important! The majority of people who practice or study (real or serious) astrology don't use or know the midpoint system.
However, the midpoint system is one of the most reliable methods an astrologer can use, the more so because the midpoints are quite well researched and can be used 'scientifically' in that they have the same scope of meanings. Any astrologer who takes him- or herself (and astrology) serious, should learn and use the midpoints. Not doing so is missing a huge part of the puzzle! What are midpoints? A midpoint is (litterally) a (sensitive) point half-way between two planets, points or bodies; it is the half-distance between two planets, points or bodies. This sensitive (mid)point may be occupied by a third planet, point or body or it may be in aspect to a third planet, point or body. For Example: That's an easy one! However, this is not mandatory. Mini Lesson in Midpoint Astrology.