Before exploring the attributes of the Part of Fortune in the 4th 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 4th house, great joy and success can come through anything connected with the native’s home or roots. The Fortuna can have a great impact on his childhood years, making them bright and happy. This can be very helpful for establishing a healthy relationship with his family and generally feel comfortable and secure at his home.
The fourth house represents the individual’s less dominant parent (usually the mother), and the Fortuna usually gives a bright and kind person to play that role in the native’s life. That parent is usually of a very nurturing nature, as the 4th house is also traditionally ruled by Cancer and the Moon.
The native’s family may own estates and fields, which can be later quite beneficial to the individual. Actually, the Part of Fortune in the 4th house favors anything connected with real estate and agriculture, and can frequently bring unexpected benefits. This is to be mostly observed when benefic planets such as Jupiter and Venus are present in the house and in conjunction with the Fortuna. In any case, if the person with the Part of Fortune in the 4th house decides to get involved with such types of activities, luck will be on his side. His crops will grow strong and have a good harvest, selling and buying property will make him prosper financially.
The 4th house is also responsible about traditions that pass from the native’s ancestors. In case you have the Part of Fortune in the 4th house, make sure to follow any traditional routines that your kind is repeating during generations. Those established patterns will definitely affect positively anything connected with the fourth house and also be a constant fountain of joy.
In case that a lot of planets are natally placed in the 4th house and the houses bordering to it, strongly consider passing a life at your birthplace even if it is a rural place. You have all the prerequisites to prosper by following the same roads that your ancestors did. In fact, this placement may probably make you just another part of a long chain; your children might continue exactly the same tradition that came to you from your parents and grandparents.
The Part of Fortune in the 4th house might also bring to your hands, artifacts and important heirloom of your family. In addition, this natal placement is very powerful for discovering wealth while digging in fields or in nature in general. With positive aspects to Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter or Venus you might even discover some treasure. This is mostly to be noticed if some of these linked planets are residing in the 8th or 12th house.
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.