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The 7 Main Arabic Parts or Arabic Lots

A requirement for accurate and in-depth natal or horary psychological delineation.

The Seven Main Arabic Parts or Arabic Lots in Astrology

The seven main Arabic Parts, also called Arabic Lots, depict the major themes in human life from a deeper and broader perspective when compared to the seven inner planets. 

When activated in secondary progressions, solar return and lunar return charts, they are present either as testimonies of obvious events or as indicators of the underlying theme to the native’s experience at the time surrounding the events.

Parts or Lots are a must in psychological and spiritual natal delineation and prediction. But they work equally well in psychological and spiritual horary interpretation. Of course, if the question is about a lost cat, or getting a job, they do not have much, if anything, to say.

They do become rather eloquent when looking “under the hood” of the human psyche. They, along with the fixed stars and the outer planets, outline in remarkable detail the essential qualities of an experience, rather than the superficial or visible qualities which the inner planets usually tend to depict.

This article is intended as a brief overview of the gist of the meanings of the Seven Main Arabic Parts that correspond to the seven inner planets. The formulas below follow Al Biruni’s calculations.

The Arabic Part of Fortune (Arabic Lot of Fortune) — Moon

Also known as “Fortuna”.

Asc + Moon – Sun
Hunger or deep desire for something or for some experience. Being empty or unfulfilled. Receiving something.
Psychological: feeling lacking, longing, desiring, needing.

NOTE: The association with the the present day meaning of “fortune” as material possessions is without merit.

The Arabic Part of Spirit (Arabic Lot of Spirit) — Sun

Asc + Sun – Moon
Also called the Part of Abundance.
Having something or some experience, being full. Therefore pouring out. Expression. Giving something.
Psychological: feeling satisfied, fulfilled, needless.

The Arabic Part of Love (Arabic Lot of Love) — Venus

Asc + Spirit – Fortuna (Al Biruni)

Union with the beloved. Beauty.
Psychological: feeling peace, tranquility, in love.

The Arabic Part of Despair (Arabic Lot of Despair) — Mercury

Also known as the Part of Necessity (Lot of Necessity).

Asc + Fortuna – Spirit (Al Biruni)
Decisions. The negotiations required in daily life. The need and inevitability of compromise. Choice between two good things and having to let go of one because we cannot have both. Letting go. Therefore, separation from the beloved. (the opposite of the part of Love)
Psychological: feeling separated, restless, disappointed, accepting, compromising.

The Arabic Part of Captivity (Arabic Lot of Captivity) — Saturn

Also known as the Part of Release from Captivity, or Part of Those Who Rise in Station. (Lot of Release from Captivity, or Lot of Those Who Rise in Station.).

Asc + Fortuna – Saturn
Things that imprison us or cause us to feel imprisoned, limited. It also spells the way out of imprisonment since harnessing the nature of Saturn is what gives us the key to be free from it.
Psychological: feeling restricted or obstructed or limited.

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The Arabic Part of Victory (Arabic Lot of Victory) — Jupiter

Asc + Jupiter – Spirit
Grace from above. Receipt of gifts from outside regardless of deserving or not.
Psychological: feeling blessed, grateful, generous.

The Arabic Part of Courage (Arabic Lot of Courage) — Mars

Asc + Fortuna – Mars
Right action. Doing the right thing regardless of the dictates of the ego or personality traits. Acting from conscience. Something we “must” do.
Psychological: feeling rightful, unwavering, powerful, just.

NOTE: I do not reverse any Arabic Part by night in any circumstance.

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