In addition, remember that the formula are designed to express the
symbolic interaction of the components, and that the resulting degree
is stimulated by activity regarding those components. This is often
a clue to interpretation. As a general rule of thumb, do not use
formulas which are not strictly applicable to the question at hand.
The exception to this, is when you choose a specific part for study
and analysis across the board, and calculate it for all charts
you encounter. Last, but far from least, a part may represent
any or all of the following:
Remember that, in theory, every possible topic is represented, and that every part can be expressed in each individual's life. Look at a variety of charts, and try to find what it is which accounts for a part being activated more or less strongly in any one chart. As you begin your study of how to apply arabic parts you may find them only grossly applicable, or in obvious and shallow ways, but as you continue your studies they may bring forth greatly subtlety and richness (as well as accuracy) to your delineations.
"All these points are susceptible to stimulation or accent by Lunations, Full Moons, and Eclipses on these degrees, and by transit or progression of the planets over the arcs in which they are located. In short they represent just that many added points of sensitivity and receptivity."
Please note that the lot or part is not progressed itself, but can be triggered by the progressed planets or angles moving over the sensitive point. In my experience, the lots are most noticeable when triggered by angular movement (conjunction, opposition, squares), and also with the most significance when the movement involves the planets or points included in the formula.
This will list the Parts for that chart in order astrologically, from Aries to Pisces, making it a very easy thing to locate parts conjunct a planet or angle. Here is one example, the fingerprint for an event chart -- a marriage which resulted in the birth of one son prior to their divorce, April 27, 1991; 7:40 PM CDT; Chicago IL.
ME: Entertainment 16Ari19 [ 6th] (Asc - Jup + Ura N) SU: Coincidence 7Tau13 [ 6th] (Asc - Ura + Mar N) SU: Unpreparedness 7Tau27 [ 7th] (Asc - Mar + Ura N) VE: Death 16Gem00 [ 8th] (Asc - Moo + 8 N) MA: Ostracism & Loss 13Can52 [ 9th] (Asc - Sun + Ura N) CH: Rulers & Disassociation 23Can34 [ 9th] (Asc - Mar + Moo Y) CH: Oils 23Can34 [ 9th] (Asc - Mar + Moo Y) Comm. CH: Life/Death of Absentee 23Can34 [ 9th] (Asc - Moo + Mar N) Hora. JU: Originality 3Leo07 [ 9th] (Asc - Mer + Ura N) JU: Air & Wind 3Leo07 [ 9th] (Asc - Mer + 4 R N) Event JU: Secrets 3Leo23 [ 9th] (Asc - Asc D + Mid N) Hora. MC: Children (Male) 14Leo42 [ 9th] (Asc - Moo + Jup N) MO: Violence 27Lib49 [12th] (Asc - Spi + Mer N) MO: Trickery & Deceit 27Lib49 [12th] (Asc - Mer + Spi Y) ASC: Captivity 7Sco20 [ 1st] (Asc - Sat + Sat R N) UR: Retribution 13Cap44 [ 3rd] (Asc - Mar + Sun Y) UR: Passion 13Cap44 [ 3rd] (Asc - Sun + Mar N) UR: Fire 13Cap44 [ 3rd] (Asc - Sun + Mar N) Event UR: Lost Animal (Light) 13Cap44 [ 3rd] (Asc - Sun + Mar N) Hora. NN: Lost Objects 23Cap28 [ 3rd] (Moo - Asc D + 4 N) Hora. NN: Friends 23Cap41 [ 3rd] (Asc - Ura + Moo Y) SA: Destiny 5Aqu33 [ 3rd] (Mid - Moo + Sun Y) IC: Deep Reflection 16Aqu27 [ 4th] (Asc - Sat + Moo Y)
I have used the same technique with horary and solar return charts with very helpful results. As with reading any of the parts, it helps if one has a poetic mind. For example, with horary, I have sometimes seen the part of Air and Wind conjunct a significator when the weather was terribly windy and became part of the story told by the chart, and other times the Part simply showed that the person represented by the significator had more trouble than usual stopping talking. :-) With solar returns, it can give a feel for the tone of the year, with some themes or issues to be encountered. Here is the fingerprint from a solar return of a young woman who during the year represented became pregnant with her first child out of wedlock during her parents divorce. For this young woman, the effect of becoming pregnant was to turn her life around for the better, encouraging a greater sense of responsibility in her actions.
AS: Fortune 6Cap29 [ 8th] (Asc - Sun + Moo Y) IC: Understanding & Wisdom 1Tau52 [12th] (Asc - Sat + Sun Y) IC: Tragedy & Brethren 1Tau52 [12th] (Asc - Sun + Sat N) IC: Time Occupied in Action 1Tau52 [12th] (Asc - Sun + Sat N) Hora. DE: Retribution 4Can31 [ 2nd] (Asc - Mar + Sun Y) DE: Passion 4Can31 [ 2nd] (Asc - Sun + Mar N) DE: Fire 4Can31 [ 2nd] (Asc - Sun + Mar N) Event DE: Lost Animal (Light) 4Can31 [ 2nd] (Asc - Sun + Mar N) Hora. NN: Cancer (Disease) 17Leo52 [ 4th] (Asc - Jup + Nep N) VE: Misinterpretation 19Vir09 [ 5th] (Asc - Moo + Ura Y) JU: Enmity 27Vir45 [ 5th] (Asc - 12 R + 12 N) UR: Freedmen & Servants 24Sco32 [ 6th] (Mer - Jup + Sat N) Hora. UR: Rains 24Sco34 [ 6th] (Asc - Moo + Ven Y) Event MA: Children (Male) 7Sag26 [ 7th] (Asc - Moo + Jup N)
With natal charts, I have found this technique less clear. It can be helpful in adding another dimension to a reading for a new client, but it is difficult to see the influence of the fingerprint over the span of time represented by an entire life.
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