The Part of Fortune in Your Astrological Chart: Zero in on self fulfillment

The Part of Fortune is a very foretelling marker within your personal astrological chart.  We sometimes focus so much attention on our Sun sign and planets that we completely overlook this ancient part that signifies where we feel most rooted and fortunate in life.  It is our personal “jackpot” and not necessarily of a material nature but more so of the karmic spiritual energies that sustain us even through the toughest of times.

The Part of Fortune symbolizes the place in the horoscope where the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant (rising sign) are in harmony. The Sun is our vitality, the nature through which the spirit expresses itself in the physical world and the ascendant is the filter for the Sun until the age of 30 or in a sense, the age when we finally feel confident enough to express our true self.  

Our Moon sign is indicative of how we emotionalize things, and the habits that we form along the way of maturing spiritually.  The Moon represents where we feel at home and our roots, especially those connecting us with our inner child. The Part of Fortune represents where we come together in a blending of Solar, Ascendant, and Lunar energies to experience an integration of our complete being.  Honestly, when we feel connected physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually that is when we are the most “FORTUNATE.”

The Part of Fortune is sensitive to transits and when you take into account the sign and house of the Part of Fortune you can see the general flavor and area of life where these energies manifest. It is particularly strong if it is in the First or Tenth house, or if it forms a conjunction, sextile or trine to either Venus or Jupiter, the “good guy” planets. It is also beneficial if it is conjunct the North Node.  The Part of Fortune is noted in the astrological chart by the symbol of an “X” within a circle. It is where you are “kissed” by fate.

So, what does this all mean for you? First identify where the Part of Fortune is located in your birth chart by using this calculator:

After you identify where the Part of Fortune resides in your chart take note of the ruling planet of the sign of the Part of Fortune, and consider that planet as another significator.

The ruling planets for each sign are as follows:

·         Aries               The day side or aggressive side of Mars

·         Taurus             The night or hedonistic side of Venus

·         Gemini            The day or lighter side of Mercury; easy and congenial

·         Cancer             The Moon

·         Leo                  The Sun

·         Virgo               The night side of Mercury; fussy and detail orientated

·         Libra                The day side of Venus; refined and peaceful

·         Scorpio            Pluto and the night side of Mars which is calculating

·         Sagittarius       Jupiter

·         Capricorn        Saturn

·         Aquarius         Uranus

·         Pisces              Neptune

The house placement of the Part of fortune shows the area of your life where you realize the potential of this configuration.

·         1st House         Self     

·         2nd House        Possessions   

·         3rd House         Mind, communication            

·         4th House         Family, foundation in life        

·         5th House         Creativity, children     

·         6th House         Health, day to day activities, service 

·         7th House         Relationships, partnerships    

·         8th House         Intimacy, occult knowledge   

·         9th House         The higher mind, philosophies, foreign people and places     

·         10th House       Career, social standing          

·         11th House        Organizations, group efforts  

·         12th House        Inner life, spirituality

Planets that transit the Part of fortune have a way of triggering this auspicious marker in your chart and depending on what planet makes its move to this area of your chart determines whether or not you meet a challenge or an opportunity to your astrological place of self-realization.

Understand your Part of Fortune helps you navigate the road to fulfilling your highest potential in this incarnation.



  1. Thank you for this article! It is the only one I could find that has helped me. Yesterday was the Chinese New Year and this year is the year of the Fire Rooster. I am going on 60, with my Moon in the 10th house void of course (20 Aries), and still struggling with my personal identity. Since this year is significant for me, I decided to do a chart for the day, and so far I have found two interesting things. The first is that the 10th house cusp along with Vesta is conjunct my ascendant (28 Cancer). This says to me that I am to concentrate on my ongoing dilemma with MY 10th house and Vesta will help me focus on it. The second thing I found was that the North Node is exactly conjunct my Part of Fortune (4 Virgo) and opposite my Mercury (1 Pisces)/Venus(4 Pisces) conjunction. The North Node is also sextile with my Neptune (2 Scorpio), which is Trine with my Mercury/Neptune conjunction. All my life I have had a deep connection with music and have wanted to make a career of it, but each time I come close, I get shot down. Any insight on your part would be most appreciative. Peace.

  2. Signs with a fortune deliver of actions for each and every zodiacs within your analyzing, which is really impressive and interesting. Thank you very much for the share. Best astrology consultant in Coimbatore | Astrology consultation Coimbatore

  3. Right Now Transit Sun conjuncts ( 5 deg orb) my natal Part of Fortune in my 1st H in the sign of Virgo
    Also Transit Neptune Pisces is in opposition(3 deg orb) of my natal POF. Kindly tell me what does this mean
    And Transit Pluto in Capricorn(6th H) trines (7 deg orb) my POF


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