Arabic parts are not planets but calculated midpoints.
The most well known and commonly used Arabic part is : Part of Fortune.
But there are several other parts to be found in a birthchart.
For some parts, a different method is used for a night chart or day chart.
There is no use of interpreting an Arabic part just by it’s name. To really understand what the part means within a chart, you have to look at :
• The house placement
• The sign placement
• The ruling planet of the sign it’s placed in
• The aspects the ruling planet receives
How to use the Arabic parts
• Conjunct to an angle = Strong placement
• Ruler of Arabic part in aspect to the part = Strengthening
• Location of part :
1) Fire sign = Enjoying & gaining from activities and leadership
2) Earth sign = Enjoying & gaining from financial areas
3) Air sign = Enjoying & gaining from intellectual areas
4) Water sign = Enjoying & gaining from emotional areas
• Planet aspecting Part = Brings benefit through nature of the planet
• Square to part = Enjoy challenges & competition to attain what you want
• Trine to part= Easy flow in getting what you want
• When The part of Fortune conjuncts another person’s Venus, we speak about a match made in heaven.
• The house in which an individual’s Part of Fortune falls into is the area of your life in which you will experience expansion and happiness.
• Whenever a person’s Part of Fortune is conjunct to any of your personal planets, it brings beneficial influence to your life related to the planet it touches. If it’s Jupiter, there may be an increase in wisdom or travel, If it’s Chiron, the person may help you to overcome and heal from your wounds and so on.
Solar Return :
Wherever the part of fortune is sitting (House), is the area of life in which the individual will experience luck in the upcoming solar year. It shows the main theme and focus of the solar year.
Part of Fortune
As mentioned earlier, it’s the most commonly used Arabic part in a horoscope.
It’s a midpoint calculation of the big 3:
ASC+Moon-Sun (Day chart)
ASC+Sun-Moon (Night chart)
Therefor it shows where these three building blocks of the personality shine best.
The house and sign placement may very well explain the area of life where one could find fortune and luck especially regards success, in a way the Part of Fortune is relates to one’s career.
Planets in aspect to the Part of Fortune in the birthchart
When you see a horoscope where the Sun is conjunct the Part of Fortune, remember how we arrive at the Part of Fortune. The Ascendant and the Moon and the Sun itself combine to show us where the avenue to happiness, success, and sheer joy is located. We look to the house, we look to the sign, and now we look to the planet to tell us more. When the Sun is conjunct the Part of Fortune, the person can shine with his whole being in response to the solar illumination.
If a person is born at sunrise, the Part of Fortune will be conjunct the Moon; if he is born at sunset, the Part of Fortune will be opposite the Moon. Remember how we arrive at the Part of Fortune! The emotional nature, nurturing nature, security themes, or public life will be an avenue for achieving Part of Fortune happiness and success.
If Mercury is with the Part of Fortune, this person will use his mental faculties and an intellectual approach in finding his happiness and success. He will also find it extremely easy to communicate, either in speech or writing.
If Venus is with the Part of Fortune, the potency of Venus will be enhanced, and the person will have tremendous personal charm. He will probably also be good looking. Harmony and balance come easily to him.
If Mars is with the Part of Fortune, the potency of Mars will be enhanced in its more positive forms. The person with this conjunction will exhibit assertive and pioneering qualities instinctively. He will be able to focus on one endeavor at a time, and work at it by himself to completion.
If Jupiter is conjunct the Part of Fortune, the potency of Jupiter will be enhanced in all of its positive forms. The person with this conjunction will be naturally optimistic, certain that all situations will turn out fine, and in general happy with every day as they take him closer to success and wealth and joy.
If Saturn is conjunct the Part of Fortune, the potency of the positive attributes of Saturn will be enhanced. The person with this conjunction will have a serious approach to life, with a sense of determination to fulfill his destiny, and a sense of responsibility to the world. Both Benjamin Franklin and George Washington had this conjunction.
If Uranus is conjunct the Part of Fortune, the potency of Uranus will be enhanced. The person with this conjunction will be innovative, original, unique, and inventive. This conjunction might even indicate a potential for learning Astrology. This person would also have gifts and talents when involved with scientific technology and computers.
If Neptune is conjunct the Part of Fortune, happiness and success will come easily to the person who uses Neptune in positive ways. Positive outlets are those of metaphysics, spiritual work, the arts, music, marine life, underwater exploration, and space exploration.
If Pluto is conjunct the Part of Fortune, the potency of Pluto will be enhanced in its positive forms. The person with this conjunction can find happiness and success in all forms of detective work, ranging from crime solving to investigating the atom, from studying genetic engineering to manipulating DNA to cure cancer and AIDS. He can study the mysteries of life in order to transform and improve life on Earth for all mankind.