Fortuna: When interpreting a chart, planets, and asteroids are the main elements to consider. In addition, we use hypothetical points known as Egyptian or Arabian parts/lots. Ibn-i Arabi, an Arab astrologer in Medieval times, combined astrological knowledge from the Hellenistic period with mathematical calculations and established these hypothetical points.
The Part of Fortune point is the luckiest and most useful of all these Arabic points, although there are many such points, like the Marriage point, the Children point, and the Death point.
Pars is the Latin word for “share” and Lot is the Greek word for “share”. Hence, Part of Fortuna refers to the fortune that someone receives from fate (their slice of the pie). There are many websites that allow you to calculate the glyph using diagonal lines in a circle. Depending on when the native was born, part of Fortuna is calculated differently.
This method includes the ascendant, Sun, and Moon, so an exact birth time is required. A natal reading should include the Part of Fortune only if the birth time is accurate since the ascendant sign changes pretty drastically even within minutes. The ascension degree should be added to the Moon and Sun degrees if you are going to calculate it manually. The following formulas are used in modern astrology
Mythology Behind Part Of Fortuna
As the goddess of good and bad fortune in Roman mythology, Fortuna was both good and bad. To symbolize infinite abundance and luck, they pictured her holding a cornucopia. To banish possible bad fortune and malefic influences, the Romans also depicted her eyes blindfolded with a cloth.
A statue of her was erected on an altar by merchants to attract customers and wealth, by oracle readers to enjoy spiritual abundance and clarity, and by ordinary people to receive her favor in times of need. Like her father, she was believed to be abundant, generous, and fertile like Jupiter, the greatest planet of all.
Tyche was the name given to this deity by the Greeks before the Roman Empire. Greek citizens and cities were believed to be in charge of their destiny and fortune. It was believed that she would deliver the locals from evil and bring great prosperity to their lives.
As a result of her mother Aphrodite, Tyche gained positive qualities like pleasure, material possessions, and fortune. Due to Hermes’ playful, sudden, and sometimes irresponsible nature, she was unpredictable. In order to stop famines, and floods, and bring good fortune to Greece, Greek citizens continuously offered her wine, cheese, and herbs. Although Tyche/ Fortuna’s depiction is not entirely negative, it is not entirely positive either. The goddess is benevolent with a tinge of uncertainty.
A ball called the “wheel of fortune” was depicted in some Latin paintings as Fortuna in the Latin era. As the wheel turned, one could see how fast their fate could change. In ancient times, it was believed that people would be rewarded if they revered her sincerely and understood how important she was. Bad luck will haunt you if you disrespect her and ignore her destiny.
What Does It Mean In Astrology?
In astrology, Part of Fortune is a person’s ideal career path, their place of luckiest placement, and the place where they will reap more benefits than any other. The part of fortune that determines your success can be luck and fulfillment in business, home and family, fame and recognition, or intellect and education. Knowing the house and zodiacal placement of your Part of Fortune can help you become more prosperous and lucky.
An interpretation should include any aspects to planets, Axis points (ASC-DSCIC and MC), and six main asteroids. As an example, Fortuna in Leo encourages you to put your heart into what you love! There will never be a time when you stop being playful like a child, no matter how old you get. You should be in an environment where you can entertain others, radiate your glow, and be yourself with a Lot of Fortune.
If you want to sustain your business, make management more enjoyable for yourself. Avoid overdoing situations with your tendency to dominate by paying attention to the presentation. Respect your subordinates’ boundaries and don’t push them.
Make art and creativity a part of your coaching sessions, and consider offering people art therapy and game therapy in order to heal their subconscious beliefs. Considering the Part of Fortune is calculated based on the Sun’s degree (soul), the Moon’s degree (destiny), and the ascendant sign (personality), it occupies an important place in a native’s birth chart. In addition to revealing a person’s health and destiny, it also tells about their career.
Historically, Part of Fortune was considered feminine and passive because it was connected to the Moon, so there was little that could be done to change this written symbol. Consequently, Part of Fortune depicts events that occur outside of the person’s control. It is possible for a person to move overseas if their Lot of Fortune is located in the 9th house. The reason for this is that they need to experience foreign lands and cultures.