Part of Fortune in the 3rd House

Before exploring the attributes of the Part of Fortune in the 3rd House, explaining what this Arabic Part is might be needed. The Part of Fortune is an astrological point which can be calculated with the help of the Sun placement, the Moon placement, and the Ascendant. It represents the distance between the Sun and the Moon in the natal chart, added to the Ascendant degree.

Depending on whether the native is born during the day or the night, the Part of Fortune is calculated in a different way. For an individual born during the day, we must subtract the Sun degrees from the Moon degrees, adding it afterward to the Ascendant degree. On the other hand, for a person born in the night, we subtract the Moon degrees from the Sun ones, also adding them to the Ascendant. There are numerous free natal chart generators, where anyone can also easily find out his Part of Fortune placement.

We should, therefore, understand that knowing the exact time of birth is of huge importance for calculating the Part of Fortune, as it is connected with the Ascendant. If we are even half an hour wrong about the time of birth, we may place the Part of Fortune in a different house than where it really is.

The Part of Fortune acts as a quite beneficial spot, empowering the matters of any house it is located. In case that it is conjunct to any planet it will definitely force it to function in a benevolent way, while also can mild down many possible negative traits if it is a “malefic”. A strange pattern that can usually appear is unexpected luck concerning the life area that the house represents. The native may not quite understand why such gifts will come to his life, and that is exactly why this point is called “Part of Fortune”. It indicates the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the treasures that the native will discover. This point is a sign of prosperity, so examining its placement may help us understand through what type of things we can reach happiness.

As the Part of Fortune is a fixed point that does not change during time, by observing its natal aspects to planets we can clearly understand the nature of the gifts we can receive. Any time that an important planet aspects the Part of Fortune by transit, it opens the gate of luck. Keep in mind that in case the Part of Fortune natally conjuncts any planet it becomes more potent, so you can say that people born with such a conjunction will be luckier than others. The closer is the conjunction, the more powerful is its influence. We can imagine the Part of Fortune as an amplifier, expanding any possible traits of a natal or transiting planet.

When a natal chart contains the Part of Fortune in the 3rd house, its benefits are connected with the native’s communication. This is a great placement to have for your mental abilities, as it can indicate a quick and witty mind. In turn, your intellectual functions will definitely play a catalytic role in the creation of events and situations that bring a lot of happiness. Such kind of events can be of a periodic nature, as even quick transits of planets will activate your intellect and make the Part of Fortune produce pleasure.

The presence of the Part of Fortune in the 3rd house can bring great happiness through a sibling, which will be a constant source of joy in the native’s reality. In fact, such a placement may even make a brother or a sister be a person of utmost importance, especially if the Fortuna is conjunct other planets present in the 3rd house. Their relationship is based on deep and true love, and it will frequently last unchanged until the end of their lives.

The native should have a lot of success in school and generally pleasant childhood. The Part of Fortune in the 3rd house is brightening up the early years and making the child popular in its classroom, while also can give all types of victories in intellectual activities. The native can have won in knowledge competitions and generally feels proud about his mind, as he also observes the adults accepting him as a clever person.

In any case, the Part of Fortune in the 3rd house can be a great tool for the native’s writing abilities. If more planets are present in the house and especially in conjunction with the point, the individual can accomplish a lot through his attempts at writing. In addition, because the third house rules all activities involving hands, the native could develop artistic abilities in painting, sculpture or anything else like that. Of course, even handling mechanical instruments is regarded as a third house activity: a natal Mars in conjunction with the Part of Fortune in the third house could create an excellent mechanic whose dedication and love towards work would bring great pleasures.

We have already mentioned that the 3rd house is ruling short journeys; a native with his Part of Fortune in the 3rd house will definitely have a lot of them. The curious pattern that will appear is a constant flow of joy through such escapes from reality. The native will eventually establish a life involving weekends away from home, and might even discover life-changing things in nearby places. Again, the nature of the things or situations that he will discover cannot be predicted easily; Fortuna knows how to surprise us and amuse us!

Watch out for transits of slow moving planets to the Part of Fortune, especially if they are conjunctions. The trans-Saturnian planets will usually stall for over two years near the Part of Fortune, making 5 or even more conjunctions through transits as they retrograde. Their effects can even be considered quite long-lasting and even permanent due to their slow pace of movement. They will definitely activate the Part of Fortune, and depending on its natal aspects to natal planets you can catch a glimpse about which other life areas the transit will affect.

There can be no general rule about the gifts you will receive from the Part of Fortune. This astrological point will function in a rather unique way for every person, and its benefits will be derivatives of the natal planets placements and transits. Understand that if it is difficult to exactly predict what a planet will give, predicting the outcome of their derivative will be quite more difficult. And this might also be a part of the magic that the Part of Fortune offers; unique and personal presents from the universe to every individual. And presents are lot more fun when we do not know what is wrapped up inside the box.

Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.

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