by Rosana Cueto Merayo
Source: Image created by Alexandra Cueto Merayo
«Man´s consciousness was created to the end that it may (1) recognize its descent form a higher unity; (2) pay due and careful regard to this source; (3) execute its commands intelligently and responsibly; and (4) thereby afford the psyche as a whole the optimum degree of life and development.»
– C.G.Jung, Aion, Vol. 9 II, Collected Works
The Part of Fortune is the most well-known among the calculated points known as the Arabic Parts or Lots. Even though it is no celestial body, I have found that they work wonders for obtaining a fresh, empowering direction about our destiny as individuals, the path of personal development that C.G. Jung called individuation.
This mysterious ancient point’s undeniable mysticism and strong magnetism derive from its calculation from three central variables in the birth chart: the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant. So, whether you are a lover or a hater of including any classical points in your analysis, you will benefit from accessing an insightful interpretation of how these three pillars in the horoscope are fully interacting and cooperating or, to the contrary, have not quite been able to reach an agreement yet!
It is important to know that the procedure for calculating the Part of Fortune differs for day births and night births. For day births -those occurring from the break of day until sunset- you subtract the position of the Sun from the addition of the Ascendant and the Moon, that is:
PoF = Ascendant + Moon – Sun
And for night births -those occurring from sunset until the break of day- you subtract the Moon’s position from the addition of the Ascendant and the Sun, that is:
PoF = Ascendant + Sun – Moon
Unlike the ancients, at this stage in our evolution, we are most fortunate to count on the resource of computer programs and websites endowed with magnificent astrological software, which do all the calculations for us on the spot. As you know, Astro.com has pioneered this kind of service, and you can learn the placement of your Part of Fortune by going to the section Charts and Calculations on the main menu, then clicking on Extended Chart Selection>> Additional Objects>> Common elements>> Pars Fortunae.
(If you are interested in the actual calculation, check out Part 1 of Robert Hand’s article «The Lot or Part of Fortune«)
One of the fascinating implications of not having to do all the calculations yourself is that you can devote all your precious time and focus to a more honed interpretation of this mysterious four-fold point, which can reveal diverse psychodynamic tendencies at work. Regardless of the relevance you may choose to give it, you can use the opportunity the PoF offers to check on how the native´s Ascendant and Luminaries are functioning and assess if they are expressing their optimal potential. You can use it in horary, electional, and mundane astrology to get an intuitive feeling for the shadow side of any situation or choice.
To summarize, the Part of Fortune can be regarded as a highly reliable thermometer of empowerment since it arguably epitomizes the backbone of a birth chart by revealing its most pivotal equation. Both in natal and progressed charts, it blends what you do not know yet (your Sun) and your relationship to it (your Moon) with your physical body and existence (your Ascendant), thus supplying you with powerful guidance that encodes what you can become by displaying your most joyful and creative self in an ongoing present.
This numinous point endows you, therefore, with a valuable opportunity to get a grip on the changes that you may need to start making to activate your most fortunate self through a higher harmonization and a more holistic understanding of your human existence, in which you can accommodate more facets of yourself.
Since the Part of Fortune evokes the most coherent, natural ways in any chart to return to unity and being whole again, you may find it highly encouraging and empowering to read my interpretation of it in each of the 12 houses. Please, enjoy!
The Part of Fortune through the houses
House I: Meeting life and the cosmos in the nude
House II: The quintessence of all development
House III: The glory of thinking for oneself
House IV: The inscrutable pathways that drive to self-affirmation
House V: Accessing your Power through being self-referential
House VI: All that is gold does not glitter
House VII: The fair limit to your fulfilment
House VIII: Liberation and renewal in your very search for identity
House IX: The hub that connects Heaven and Earth
House X: Acknowledging and claiming your Power
House XI: The capacity to free yourself from the prison of matter
House XII: The unthinkable marriage of intuition and intelligence
Puedes leer el artículo original, que será traducido próximamente al español en el sitio Astro.com : https://www.astro.com/astrology/in_rcmpof_e.htm
About the author:
Rosana Cueto Merayo is a professional astrologer currently based in Spain, where she is an Intuitive Coach and Life Strategist. Holding a Bachelor´s degree in English Language and Literature by the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, she studied in the Faculty of Astrological Studies, London. She has kept on enriching an ongoing learning through different alternative approaches to the spiritual realm, which include several oracular languages that she uses in a pretty unique interpretation of the cycles of time. She is also the translator of the Eclipse Report by Bernadette Brady into Spanish at Astro.com.
C.G.Jung, Caroline Myss and Liz Greene are the main pillars of her intuitive coaching and astrological practice. She is the creator of the multilayered “Tu MetaCarta Astral” method of astrological analysis, which features several original astrological reports. And she is also the author of the novel Las Intermitencias del Amor, and of four non fiction books: Relaciones Kármicas, Tus Citas con el Cosmos en 2023 (Una Agenda Mágica) and La Parte de la Fortuna en tu Horóscopo.
Her website is https://astroarquetipicaholografica.com/
© Rosana Cueto Merayo 2023