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The Lucky Point In The Chart: What It Says About You

The lucky point in the natal chart is probably one of the most common sensitive points in astrology. It shows what fulfilment and individual happiness in life promise.

What does the lucky point mean in astrology?

The lucky point is also known as the Pars Fortunae (PF) or wheel of fortune. That probably explains why the symbol for the lucky point is a circle with a cross inside.

The lucky point is a fictitious point that is calculated with the Ascendant, the Sun and the Moon (it is, therefore, important to know the date, time and place of birth). The lucky point originated in Arab astrology which gave a “point” or “part” to each degree of the zodiac (part for marriage, part for the mother, etc.).

In the face of the complexity of calculations and interpretations, over time we have kept only the “lucky point” which is not, as some believe, the index of material fortune or important money-saving activities.

The lucky point symbolises in which area (according to the house) and in which way (according to the sign) everyone can access ‘luck’.

The background to the lucky point is that the tendencies given by the Ascendant (personality) can only develop when they are illuminated by the Sun (light, joy of life). To do this, mathematically, you turn the chart so that the Sun is on the Ascendant. So that the distance between the Sun and the Moon (emotional world) does not change, the calculation also moves it to a new position – the lucky point.

How can you calculate the lucky point?

The luck point is determined by the position of the Moon, the Sun and the Ascendant. However, there are different calculation traditions. For a long time, the lucky point for all people was calculated as follows:

Moon + Ascendant – Sun = lucky point

However, this is apparently due to a translation error in the notes of the astrologer and mathematician Ptolemy. Thereafter, only the daytime births were taken into account. In classical astrology, however, a distinction is made between daytime and night-time births. So there are two different equations:

Daytime birth: Moon + Ascendant – Sun

Night-time birth: Sun + Ascendant – Moon

Whether it is a day or night birth is determined by the position of the Sun. If the Sun is above the imaginary line between Ascendant and Descendant, it is called a day birth – if the sun is below this line, it is a night birth.

Let’s look at an actual example:
For someone born in Liverpool, England at 11:50 on April 9, 1990

Joe Sample's Natal Chart
Small sun symbol on a yellow background
19.19° Aries19.19°
Small moon symbol on a white background
11.42° Libra191.42°
ASc26.12° Cancer116.12°

Thus the equation is:

Ascendant + Moon – Sun
116.12    +    191.42     –      19.19

This provides us with 288.35° which is in Capricorn.
In the example natal chart, you can see that this is the 6th House – namely 18.35° Capricorn!

The meaning of the lucky point in the zodiac signs

The lucky point is one of the most important sensitive points in the natal chart. Only through this can our talents develop fully and we get the best out of our abilities and consequently for our lives. Depending on the zodiac sign in which the lucky point is located, your own possibilities lie in different areas and require appropriate action so that they can fully develop.

Let’s look at each sign:

The lucky point in Aries

Supported endeavours: courage, innovation, assertiveness, willpower, striving for independence.

Where do these talents particularly come into play or how are they awakened: normally in competition, striving for success.

Ruling planet: Mars

The lucky point in Taurus

Supported endeavours: appreciation, Idealism, persistence, self-esteem, enjoyment.

Where do these talents particularly come into play or how are they awakened: letting go of material values, staying in nature.

Ruling planet: (Venus) Eris

The lucky point in Gemini

Supported endeavours: joie de vivre, communication, variety, thirst for knowledge, insight.

Where do these talents come into their own or how are they awakened: enjoying life, exchanging ideas with one’s own environment, curiosity.

Ruling planet: Mercury

The lucky point in Cancer

Supported endeavours: caring, a feeling of togetherness, warmth, trust, creativity.

Where do these talents come into their own or how are they awakened: supporting the developments of others, being there for fellow human beings, devotion.

Ruling planet: the Moon

The lucky point in Leo

Supported endeavours: enthusiasm, generosity, recognition, uniqueness, strong personality.

Where do these talents particularly come into play or how are they awakened: realising ideas, shaping life, living out creativity.

Ruling planet: the Sun

The lucky point in Virgo

Supported endeavours: diligence, accuracy, contentment, realism, moral awareness, pragmatism.

Where do these talents particularly come into play or how are they awakened: concrete projects/goals, tidying up one’s inner workings.

Ruling planet: (Mercury) Chiron

The lucky point in Libra

Supported endeavours: harmony, justice, acceptance, willingness to compromise, ability to make judgments.

Where do these talents come into play in particular or how are they awakened: dealing with or in the company of people, finding a place in the community.

Ruling planet: Venus

The lucky point in Scorpio

Supported endeavours: passion, search for meaning, spirituality, emotions.

Where do these talents come into play in particular or how are they awakened: tackling problems and turning them for the better, seeing through and accepting human beings, testing extremes.

Ruling planet: Pluto (Mars)

The lucky point in Sagittarius

Supported endeavours: understanding kindness, wisdom, generosity, idealism, philosophy, life.

Where do these talents come into play in particular and how are they awakened: questioning the meaning of events, developing/discovering one’s own potential.

Ruling planet: Jupiter

The lucky point in Capricorn

Supported endeavours: determination, perseverance, independence, sense of responsibility, adherence to principles.

Where do these talents come into play in particular or how are they awakened: striving for recognition, accepting limits, recognising one’s own strengths and weaknesses.

Ruling planet: Saturn

The lucky point in Aquarius

Supported endeavours: independence, humanity, self-realisation, striving for freedom, giving new impulses.

Where do these talents particularly come into play or how are they awakened: questioning existing forms, tackling your own ideas.

Ruling planet: Uranus (Saturn)

The lucky point in Pisces

Supported endeavours: empathy, intuition, introspection, devotion.

Where do these talents come into play in particular or how are they awakened: Looking beyond reality, dissolving the boundaries between worlds, withdrawing and finding your own identity.

Ruling planet: Neptune / Jupiter

In addition to the position of the lucky point in the zodiac signs, its position in relation to the astrological houses and the planets also plays an important role in interpretation and development.

I know what you are thinking right now… Another factor to complicate the already complex natal chart! True, but if it were easy…

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