Part of Fortune in the 9th House

Before exploring the attributes of the Part of Fortune in the 9th 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 9th house, its benefits are connected with the native’s spiritual evolution. This is a great placement to have for your mental abilities, which are destined to expand. The 9th house is traditionally ruled by Sagittarius and Jupiter, and their influences blend perfectly to empower further more any luck given by the Fortuna.

If you have the Part of Fortune in the 9th house, your intellectual functions will definitely play a catalytic role in the creation of events and situations that bring a lot of happiness. You will be lucky to travel to distant destinations, where exciting things may happen. Your life will be a long-lasting journey towards discovering the big picture behind religion and spirituality, and you most certainly will reach higher meanings. People connected with religion may help you, and judges will also have a positive stance towards you. In addition, you will feel welcomed and accepted in foreign lands, where good people will share their cultural traditions with you. Such a placement of the Fortuna can also empower studies and a good academic career.

The presence of the Part of Fortune in the 9th house can bring great happiness through learning foreign languages. In case that Mercury is also present in the house, the native will definitely learn more of them, which will, in turn, empower other life areas such as his career. If Venus is present, the native will certainly experience love towards foreigners or can fall in love with the collective archetype of a culture. We should also mention that this natal placement is perfect for anyone who wants to relocate abroad.

The native will be probably acknowledged as a wise person, even if he is not. The broadness of his mind and knowledge of different subjects can make him appear as an encyclopedia in the mind of others. This of course mostly happens when the Part of Fortune conjuncts a natal planet. This way, the planet’s energy is channeled towards others intensely. Yet, even if the 9th house is empty, the benefits of the Fortuna can still be visible, especially during transits.

In any case, the Part of Fortune in the 9th house can be a great tool for the native’s writing abilities. As the 9th house is also ruling publishing, the native may be also actively involved with that area. 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. If the ruler of the 10th house is present, he can even become very famous through this procedure.

We have already mentioned that the ninth house is ruling long journeys; a native with his Part of Fortune in the 9th house will definitely have a lot of them. A curious pattern that may appear is winning distant journeys as a prize through contests. In addition, other people may gift the individual travels abroad. Generally, such a native will feel that his life is pushing him towards traveling. If so, he must definitely accept this call and invest even more power into discovering the world. 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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Mr. Solitaire

This is the first article I’ve read on this aspect and I had to shake my head and chuckle!
I have Fortuna in the 9th house (2° Capricorn), anyway, some years ago I was asked… “if I could have any superpower what would it be?”
My response was…to be able to communicate fluently in any language, verbally, and read and write!
I have always been fascinated by the sheer number of different languages around the world, not just by their ‘sound and tone’ but also their symbols and text.
So reading this article kind of blew my mind a little.

For some reason though, I’ve never taken the idea seriously or felt compelled to learn a new language. However, I often find myself using the Google translator from time to time and I’ve recently been communicating on a dating site in central Asia.
I have never traveled overseas to a foreign country or won a trip.
Even though I have entertained the thought of long distance travel, I have however made long distance journeys in my native country of Australia, which is a large continent, so long distance travel can be achieved.

I have Jupiter in the 3rd house, and read that this is beneficial for ‘short distance’ travel but not for long distance travel to a foreign country and that if I traveled to a foreign country it should only be in regard to study and such and it’s possible I might experience difficulties in foreign lands, so that kind of put me off the idea.

Mr. Solitaire

I have Lilith at 9° Capricorn, and Fortuna at 2° Capricorn, both in the 9th house. MC at 13° Capricorn.
In April 2018, transiting Saturn turns retrograde at 9°, then turns direct in September at 2°…(exactly conjuncting Lilith and Fortuna).
At the same time in September, when Saturn turns direct on my Fortuna, transiting Jupiter will be exactly conjunct my Neptune at 17° Scorpio 8th house, which exactly trines my natal Saturn at 17° Pisces 12th house and trines my natal Sun at 14° Cancer 4th house!

*blink*….that’s a little freaky….is it significant?

Fortuna also squares my natal Mars at 3° Libra 6th house


Well Mr. Solitaire,
As you already know your Sun sign is Cancer in 4th house which means that you are domestic kind of person. You love your homeland. As Aries on Ascendent your ruler Mars is in 6th house in Libra where he cannot express the real martian energy . Martian energy is that drive that comes from inside you to work, to do something, to travel to learn, well you get the picture. Above all your Mars has square with your Fortuna in 9th house. So, forget about oversea travels, faculty education etc. Also you have south node on the cusp of 9th house that means no far away travel for you and the ruler of 9th house the Jupiter is in detriment in Gemini which indicates no travel for you again…
Love Ana
P.S. English is not my native language.


Wow! I didn’t even look up about fortuna until now and wow, it’s so spot on. I have fortuna in the ninth…1 degree from mars , then sun and mercury (and Chiron of that counts) all close in ninth, merc and Chiron within 5 degrees.
And wow…I was lucky enough to be born to a mother who introduced me to spirituality from a young age and I feel my life has been a quest for finding spiritual truth. I have been practicing and teaching yoga for a decade as well as began a life of travel also a decade ago….I was born to a foreign father (sag is also in my fourth house) so foreign languages were around home and even without having a deep interest to learn this language as an adult I began to learn another due to travel and love. I am interested in learning more languages.
I am not sure what you mean by the ruler of tenth house…my tenth? Is Gemini..,.so does that mean mercury? Because mercury is in the ninth. Tho it is retrograde
Always amazed the more I read into astrology. Wish I could study deeper! Thank you so much for this information. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


and if Part of Fortune is in Via Combusta? my MC is also there. no luck at all, I guess!