Part of Spirit
THE PART OF SPIRIT
THE PRECONSCIOUS MIND
The Part of Spirit is calculated from the degree on the natal ascendant, plus the sun, minus the moon.
According to ancient Greek astrologers, the Part of Spirit (Greek: daimon) literally means that which distributes, or that which is distributed. The daimones were the ancestral spirits who watched over their descendants. Later they became the genii, the guardian spirits or guides who guided individuals through life. In Stoic philosophy they were the sparks of divinity present in all intelligent beings. Just as one can experience fortune or misfortune; so can one be guided by fortune or misfortune.
The Part of Spirit represents the preconscious mind: social awareness. It is the child’s social perception of “self” within the social environment to which it is born. The inner child interacts and adapts to the demands of its family and socially develops in the outer world through its early childhood social environment.
The Part of Spirit deals with the family social environment and the collective social environment. As the inner child reaches out into society it becomes conscious of the expected standards of social behaviour in the collective. It perceives “social-self” through the family social environment, and the collective social environment which will mould and shape its identity as a social being in the socioeconomic class structure of its early childhood.
How you fit in with the social class structure of your heritage and the social class structure of the collective has a strong effect on your conscious awareness of “social-self”, and your patterns of social behaviour towards the collective. Your social behaviour will be moulded and shaped through the early childhood social environment to which you were born.
The Part of Spirit is a retrograding sun energy (preconscious mind). This energy can be positive or negative according to your 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 Spirit represents the distance between the moon and sun as measured from the ascendant: "new moon".
It symbolises the increase or decrease of light from the sun to the moon.
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 SPIRIT.
FORMULA: ASC, MINUS THE MOON, PLUS THE SUN.
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: THE ASCENDANT IS 14 LEO 52, THE SUN IS 20 GEMINI 39 AND THE MOON IS 16 CANCER 27.
PLEASE REFER TO THE LONGITUDE TABLE FOR CALCULATION.
CONVERT THE DEGREES AND MINUTES OF EACH SIGN TO ITS LONGITUDE EQUIVALENT AS FOLLOWS:
(1) ASCENDANT 14 LEO 52 EQUALS 134 DEGREES 52 MINUTES LONGITUDE.
(2) SUN 20 GEMINI 39 MINUTES EQUALS 80 DEGREES 39 MINUTES LONGITUDE.
(3) MOON 16 CANCER 27 MINUTES EQUALS 106 DEGREES 27 MINUTES LONGITUDE.
THE PART OF SPIRIT FORMULA: ASCENDANT, MINUS THE MOON, PLUS THE SUN AS FOLLOWS:
ASCENDANT 134 DEGREES 52 MINUTES.
- MOON 106 DEGREES 27 MINUTES.
EQUALS 28 DEGREES 25 MINUTES.
+ SUN 80 DEGREES 39 MINUTES.
EQUALS 109 DEGREES 04 MINUTES.
THE PART OF SPIRIT IS 19 DEGREES CANCER 04 MINUTES.
HOW THE PART OF SPIRIT FORMULA WORKS: ASCENDANT, MINUS THE MOON, PLUS THE SUN.
WHEN YOU TAKE THE DEGREE AND MINUTE ON THE ASCENDANT AND MINUS THE DEGREE AND MINUTE OF THE MOON , YOU SIMPLY TAKE THE MOON 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 SUN, YOU SIMPLY TAKE THE SUN FORWARD FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE LUNATION CYCLE (NEW MOON) TO THE DEGREE OF SUNLIGHT REFLECTING OFF THE PHASE OF THE MOON TO EARTH AT YOUR TIME, DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH.
THE PART OF SPIRIT (SUN) REPRESENTS THE DEGREE OF SUNLIGHT REFLECTED OFF THE MOON TO EARTH WHICH SHAPES THE PHASE OF THE MOON UNDER WHICH YOU WERE BORN. IT IS MEASURED FROM THE ASCENDANT AT 0 DEGREES ARIES, THE BEGINNING OF THE LUNATION CYCLE (NEW MOON).
WHEN THE PART OF SPIRIT FALLS ABOVE THE HORIZON, THE MOON IS WAXING.
WHEN THE PART OF SPIRIT FALLS BENEATH THE HORIZON, THE MOON IS WANING.
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