HOW TO CALCULATE THE PLANETS’ POSITIONS 6
rived through the combined influences of the Sun and the before-mentioned two positions of the Moon. When the planetary aspects to this Part of Fortune are favorable material success and prosperity follow. When adverse influences center upon it, reverses are met. The nature of the aspecting planet, the sign and house it is in tell the sources whence we may expect one or the other, and thus show us where to direct our energies or what to avoid.
The Signs of the Zodiac are counted from Aries which is the first sign, and each is thus numbered—
To find the Part of Fortune:
Add to the longitude of the Ascendant: sign, degree and minute, the longitude of the Moon: sign, degree and minute:
From that sum subtract the longitude of the Sun: sign, degree and minute:
The remainder is the longitude: sign, degree and minute of the Part of Fortune.
Applying this rule to the horoscope we are calculating, we note the factors involved in the calculation as follows: