Before exploring the attributes of the Part of Fortune in the 8th 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 8th house, its benefits are connected with the native’s sexual life, occult abilities, while also wealth and assets of others that he can use. In addition, as the 8th house is responsible for all the issues linked to death and transformation, he can also get great benefits from those life areas.
This is a great placement to have as it may bring great luck in your finances, yet mostly through other people or institutions connected with wealth. Such a native can become benefited by obtaining successfully bank loans, get funded by organizations, or generally become aided by other people. The eighth house is the house of joined resources and can indicate powerful relationships that can offer economic prosperity. On the other hand, a native with the Part of Fortune in the 8th house may observe luck in his applications for loans, no matter if it is through a bank, another institution or even a human being. In case that the Part of Fortune is not in conjunction with a malefic or an ill-aspected planet, it is quite safe to say that the loan will be paid back without problems, and there will be financial gains. If the Part of Fortune is adversely aspected natally, or conjuncts a difficult planet by placement and aspects, the loans can become granted easily but it will be difficult to pay them back. In case your Part of Fortune is in the 8th house, choose wisely when to use its benefits. The luck you have in obtaining money can bring awkward or difficult situations later.
Another pattern that can appear with the Part of Fortune in the 8th house is receiving inheritances, and even without expecting it. Of course, the presence of a “benefic” planet will enhance furthermore the positive effect of the Fortuna. Therefore, if the 8th house is empty of other planets, it would be not wise to expect a big inheritance unless some very strong transit triggers it. Curiously enough, the native will still somehow benefit from deaths of other people, or through symbolical deaths and transformations. We should always notice that death in astrology should not be taken only literally, and every permanent change can be a simulation of the great passage.
An individual with his Part of Fortune in the 8th house will periodically experience luck concerning his sexual partners. Many of them will merge with him deeply, leading his sexuality towards a holy and even religious level. Intimacy may reach great zeniths, making the act of love a symbolic death and rebirth, which will be deeply transformative for both. In addition, those relations might even include sexual experimentation on spiritual levels, or else how bring partners that are interested in tantra and other similar techniques.
Generally, the presence of the Part of Fortune in the 8th house of a natal chart may indicate a person who can also benefit from magic. No matter if those magical workings are done by him or someone else, his life may have an occasion where even financial success comes through bending reality. Such a native can visualize and meditate on money and assets, and clearing out the way for them to come. Of course, there should be other planets present near the Fortuna for an enhanced result.
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.