Part of Fortune in the Signs
In astrology, the Part of Fortune is easily the most popular Arabic Part. Arabic Parts are sensitive points in a chart and are calculated using specific formulas. It’s important to note that they are not planets.
The Part of Fortune points to innate talents that set us on a path to worldly success. It can be a key to working through issues related to the particular Moon phase into which we were born.
Look to the Part of Fortune’s sign and house placement as qualities and areas of life where we possess natural and innate talents or abilities. These can be considered keys to worldly success and prosperity.
The ruler of the Part’s sign can hold further clues, and so can the Part of Fortune’s aspects to other planets and points in the chart.
The following interpretations are examples of how we might interpret the Part of Fortune in the twelve different zodiac signs:
Part of Fortune in Aries
Doors open for you when you express your authentic self and when you’re allowed to be spontaneous, take the lead, and pioneer something on your own. You would do well as an entrepreneur or in freelance. You excel at initiatives, the spark of new ideas, and the passion for a new beginning or venture. Learning to trust your instincts and ability to make decisions can be key to finding your joy and fortune. Look to Mars, planetary ruler of Aries, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Taurus
You excel and find joy or fortune in pursuits that allow you to apply yourself over time and that require methodical, stable, and reliable effort. You love things that last, and you’d rather put effort into something that can withstand the test of time or that brings steady, secure returns rather than flashy or flash-in-the-pan ventures. Pursuits that involve the natural, tactile, robust, or earthy can be most rewarding for you. Industries relating to finance, beauty, luxury, agriculture, biology, and comfort might draw you in.
Look to Venus, planetary ruler of Taurus, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Gemini
You might discover that success comes more readily for you when you open yourself to information, are flexible and adaptable, and connect with others. Light, casual interactions and discussions can lead to incredible ideas, and they can also boost your joy and fortune. Putting your feelers out for information works to your benefit. As you cultivate a philosophy that things naturally change, move, and evolve, you adapt well to circumstances, and success comes more readily.
Ventures that make use of communicative, verbal, or dexterity skills can be most rewarding. Prosperous areas include teaching, transportation, messaging, and communications. Look to Mercury, planetary ruler of Gemini, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Cancer
Success and fulfillment may come more readily to you when you can use your receptive, protective, and nurturing qualities in your pursuits. Fields that provide security, housing, nourishment, and safety can be remarkably fulfilling for you. You blossom when you attend to the human element in your endeavors.
You prefer to feel things out and intuit your way, and if you’re able to do so in your work or career, all the better. Your heart has to be in what you do for it to thrive. Saving for a rainy day can be a go-to that works for you–you prefer to feel secure, particularly as you’re especially aware of the cyclical nature of life.
Look to the Moon, planetary ruler of Cancer, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Leo
Bringing your personality, spirit, an element of fun, and creativity to what you do seems to be most fulfilling and successful for you. You find success and joy when you can entertain, share yourself, express generosity and warmth, and display self-assurance. You tend to take charge, the lead, or center stage, and ventures that allow you the opportunity to do these things are often your most fruitful. Fields that involve jewelry or adornment, play, self-expression, drama, sports, and fashion can appeal and prosper.
Look to the Sun, planetary ruler of Leo, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Virgo
You could find that success comes more readily for you when you attend to the details, use your considerable analytical powers, and help others. Your ability to find the flaws of a plan is excellent. You might also have special technical abilities. In fact, you find joy through your attention to detail. Attention to your health or organizing your environment can also be areas of skill and enjoyment that you might share with others for benefit.
Look to Virgo’s ruler, Mercury, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Libra
You could find that success comes more readily for you when you are fair, impartial, just, and diplomatic. You have an excellent sense (perhaps even a sixth sense) for public tastes. You’re also skilled at bringing people together, mediating, harmonizing, improving relationships, and getting to a satisfying balance. In fact, you find joy through these things. Fields that involve art, balance, compromise, luxury, beauty, harmonizing, design, law, negotiation, consulting, and people skills can be most fruitful.
Look to Libra’s ruler, Venus, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Scorpio
You could find that success comes more readily for you when using your powers to investigate, dig deep, read between the lines, research, and intuit. In fact, you find joy through these things. You are very perceptive and resourceful. Successful pursuits for you include healer, investigator, accountant, psychologist, or agent, among other things. You enjoy inspiring others to understand themselves, find their courage, accept their deeper desires, and embrace their personal truth. You also find joy through transformation and regeneration.
Look to Mars and Pluto’s condition for more clues to where and how you might improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Sagittarius
You’re likely to find that success comes more readily for you when expressing your optimism, faith, confidence, and desire to explore, uncover the truth, and discover. You need to feel that you’re growing and improving to feel prosperous and joyful. A sense and spirit of freedom, adventure, and discovery enriches your life and increases your opportunities. You may find your joy in spreading the word, teaching, publishing, or reporting.
Look to Jupiter, planetary ruler of Sagittarius, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Capricorn
You’re likely to find that success comes more readily for you when expressing your reliability, common sense, love of order, and practical side. With your skill at bringing order and organization to a project, you can be very successful at managing and overseeing things. You find joy in taking an orderly, step-by-step, sensible approach to your projects and goals, and you are appreciated and rewarded for these qualities. This is an excellent position for gaining respect, a good reputation, and a sense of joy from meeting your responsibilities.
Look to Saturn, planetary ruler of Capricorn, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Part of Fortune in Aquarius
You’re likely to attract success when you embrace your originality, friendliness, objectivity, impartiality, and tolerance. You are skilled at awakening others to their individuality or freedom as individuals and helping them see where they’ve limited themselves. You can find joy in discovering new and improved ways of doing and viewing things, and others appreciate this progressive approach. This position enhances technical talents. Sudden changes seem to put you in the right place at the right time. Experiences through friends and groups might often give you a sense of good fortune. Your spirit needs to have stimulating and creative goals.
Part of Fortune in Pisces
Your senses or instincts for potentials are powerful. You go a different, sometimes meandering, path when seeking your joy or fortune. Pursuits that draw on your perception, compassion, creativity, or imagination can be most fruitful for you. Drama, entertainment, poetry, dance, fashion, design, psychic arts, or music are some of the more obvious choices. However, fields that allow for some creative or freeform thinking or that serve humankind can be in favor, including psychology, social science, medicine, and the like.
Look to Jupiter and Neptune, planetary rulers of Pisces, for more clues to where and how you improve your lot in life.
Further Reading on the Part of Fortune on the net:
The Lot or Part of Fortune by Robert Hand.
The Part of Fortune at Starzology.