Part of Fortune

THE SEED - THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND - PRIME INSTINCT

THE EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENT

The Part of Fortune is traditionally known as the lunar ascendant.

It is calculated from the degree on the ascendant, minus the sun, plus the moon.

It represents the distance between the sun and the moon with reference to the ascendant (New moon).

It's position in the natal chart shows the termination point of reflected sunlight in the phase of the moon.

In classical mythology, Fortuna was the Italian goddess of destiny, the first born daughter of Jupiter whose worship was said to have been introduced to Rome by King Servius Tullius. At her famous shrine st Praeneste, oracles were obtained by a child drawing from a bag of wooden tokens, each inscribed with a cryptic message. She was also honoured as the bringer of fertility and increase.

Her name in Latin "ferre" means, "She who brings forth".

I have interviewed two thousand people to define the true meaning of the Part of Fortune and I have come to the conclusion that the Part of Fortune represents the seed of life.

It is prime energy: the unconscious mind, and it is the basic structure and source of instinct, impulse and desire. It represents the inner child and the beginning of life. It contains deeply embedded habit patterns that have been carried over from past lifetimes - the unconscious mind.

The seed contains instinctive needs, reactions, impulses and desires.

The childhood circumstances and nurturing will mould and shape perception of feeling, sensation and belonging.

The sign in which the Part of Fortune falls characterises the early stage of growth and development.

In your childhood and growing-up years, you will either  express or repress your natural instinctive response to your environment according to your childhood circumstances and learned perceptions. However, repression leads to anxiety, fear and failure.

The seed is rooted in the earth, it draws inward and absorbs the nurturing of its environment in its primary years of growth and development.

The Part of Fortune is moon energy. This energy can be positive or negative according to the childhood experience.

After 2000 interviews, I have come to the conclusion that each and everyone of us is influenced by the Part of Fortune and the Part of Spirit.

Both parts shape the phases of the moon.

The ascendant represents the new moon, the beginning of the lunation cycle which is the cycle of the phases of the moon.

The Part of Fortune represents the distance between the sun and moon as measured from the ascendant:  "new moon".

It symbolises the phase of the moon - the increase or decrease of  light to the moon from the sun.

My research has shown that the Part of Fortune is moon energy which is prime energy, the seed of life and childhood conditioning and the Part of Spirit is sun energy which is the preconscious mind, social awareness and childhood social interaction.

I consider the Part of Fortune and the Part of Spirit have a strong influence over the natal chart by day and night, and they should be taken into consideration when reading the phases of the moon.

HOW TO CALCULATE THE PART OF FORTUNE.

FORMULA: ASCENDANT, MINUS THE SUN, PLUS THE MOON.

LONGITUDE EQUIVALENT TABLE FOR CALCULATION.

           ARIES   00 DEGREES.                  LEO  120 DEGREES.             SAGITTARIUS     240 DEGREES

        TAURUS  30 DEGREES.               VIRGO 150 DEGREES.          CAPRICORN         270 DEGREES

         GEMINI 60 DEGREES.                  LIBRA 180 DEGREES.          AQUARIUS          300 DEGREES.

         CANCER 90 DEGREES.              SCORPIO 210 DEGREES.                PISCES          330 DEGREES.

EXAMPLE.

EXAMPLE: THE ASCENDANT IS 14 LEO 52, THE SUN IS 20 GEMINI 39 AND THE MOON IS 16 CANCER 27.

         (STEP1) THE ASCENDANT AT 14 LEO 52 MINUTES EQUALS 134 DEGREES 52 MINUTES LONGITUDE.

(STEP 2) THE SUN AT 20 GEMINI 39 MINUTES EQUALS 50 DEGREES 39 MINUTES LONGITUDE.

        (STEP 3) THE MOON AT 16 CANCER 27 MINUTES EQUALS 106 DEGREES 27 MINUTES LONGITUDE.

CALCULATION

ASCENDANT 134 DEGREES 52 MINUTES

             - SUN 80 DEGREES 39 MINUTES.

      EQUALS 54 DEGREES 13 MINUTES.

    + MOON 106 DEGREES 27 MINUTES.

     EQUALS 160 DEGREES 40 MINUTES.

THE PART OF FORTUNE IS 10 DEGREES VIRGO 40 MINUTES.

HOW THE PART OF FORTUNE FORMULA WORKS: ASCENDANT, MINUS THE SUN, PLUS THE MOON.

WHEN YOU TAKE THE DEGREE AND MINUTE ON THE ASCENDANT AND MINUS THE DEGREE AND MINUTE OF THE SUN , YOU SIMPLY TAKE THE SUN BACK TO 0 DEGREES ARIES WHICH REDUCES THE ASCENDANT BY THE SAME EQUIVALENT TO CORRELATE WITH YOUR DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF BIRTH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LUNATION CYCLE (NEW MOON).

WHEN YOU PLUS THE DEGREE AND MINUTE OF THE MOON, YOU SIMPLY TAKE THE MOON FORWARD FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE LUNATION CYCLE (NEW MOON) TO THE PHASE OF THE MOON UNDER WHICH YOU WERE BORN.

THE PART OF FORTUNE REPRESENTS THE DEGREE OF DISTANCE BETWEEN THE SUN AND THE PHASE OF THE MOON WHICH IS MEASURED FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE LUNATION CYCLE, 0 DEGREES ARIES (NEW MOON)

THE PART OF FORTUNE REPRESENTS THE LUNAR PHASE.

WHEN THE PART OF FORTUNE FALLS BENEATH THE HORIZON, THE MOON IS WAXING.

WHEN THE PART OF FORTUNE FALLS ABOVE THE HORIZON, THE MOON IS WANING.

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