Arabic Parts and Past Lives

In the 1980s, I developed a technique using 6 Arabic Parts to describe past life situations— and what the individual would be drawn to do in this lifetime based upon the past activities. I used to calculate these for each of my students and it was very popular. It is important to use the modern formula for these calculations. Do not consider Day and Night births for these formulas.

1) Part of Fortune: ASC + Moon – Sun
Since you are adding in the Moon, this describes instinctual patterns of achievement based upon the personality profile from past lives.

2) Part of Spirit: ASC + Sun – Moon
Since you are subtracting the Moon, this represents a new personality pattern to be developed in this lifetime.

3) Part of Status: MC + Moon – Sun
Since you are adding in the Moon, the past, this represents instinctual patterns for achieving power, prestige, status and recognition from past lives (a line of least resistence).

4) Part of Destiny: MC + Sun – Moon
Since you are subtracting the influence of the Moon, this represents new patterns to be developed along the lines of power an status in this lifetime.

5) Part of Bondage: ASC + Moon – Dispositor of Moon
An area to which you are psychologically and emotionally tied. It is very difficult for you to let go of this situation (determined by sign, house and any conjunction to a natal planet).

6) Part of Enmity: ASC + 12th House cusp – Ruler of 12th House cusp
This is where and why people do not like you. If it falls on a natal planet, that planet will cause you problems in relating. For example, this Part falling on Mars in Sagittarius may cause people to dislike you if you are too abrasive, too outspoken and lacking in tact.

For my students, I would meditate on these parts, integrate them with the natal chart, and try to see a Past Life/Present Life pattern. These were quite popular, as you can imagine, and even I was impressed with some of the feedback.

I remember one girl had a Part on a 7th House planet. Her chart showed difficulty in relationships. When I meditated on these Parts, I saw her as one of some man’s many wives traveling to Utah with the Mormons. I felt this caused problems in relationships as she had Uranus in the 7th.

That was quite strange but, when the girl heard this, she angrily confided that she had been raised in the Mormon church but had left the church because… and she went off on many hostile reasons and the history of many wives. We could not believe this. I found this so much fun but it was too much work and I did not continue this in the 1990s.

This is just for fun. I am not going to defend this concept. I did it for about 10 years. I do not know how I came up with this. It is completely an intuitive process.
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  1. Lynn Koiner Says:

    I not use Day/Night charts for calculating these Parts. So, do not make the adjustment. Frankly, I do not find that this technique works for me.

    My Part of Fortune is in the 10th House, not using the am/pm correction. This fits me better than using the Night calculation that puts it in the 4th House.

    So, with the calculations, do not take Day/Night into consideration. I did not do this in the 1980s when I used this technique.

    This is an intuitive technique so it may be easier to experiment with friends and not yourself, until you feel confortable with this process.

  2. Peter MacKay Says:

    Hello Lynn

    I came across this page by chance, and I am glad I did.

    My Descendant is 16Tau20. My Part of Bondage is 18Tau19.

    I have been married twice – first time for 15 years, second time for only a year. I was almost married a third time. But, and here’s the thing, whenever I am in a marriage-type relationship, I feel absolutely and overwhelmingly restricted and suppressed. I walk up the aisle, and I know in my heart that I’m making a mistake, yet I think in my mind I am doing the right thing. I can’t explain it with words, Lynn, but marriage or similar to me is anathema. I wish it were otherwise. – Peter

  3. Lynn Koiner Says:

    RECTIFICATION QUESTION/span> (2-2012): This is a very good question but I feel that you cannot rectify a chart using these Parts. Frankly, it is only a coincidence that a transit over one does anything. But, it should be exact to the degree (not necessarily the minute).
    You are a pretty sharp astrologer if you rectified by 3 minutes to get the exact conjunction.

    If a Part is strong for you, it will be activated more readily than other Parts. So, all Parts do not have the same results.

    Years ago, a well known astrologer in the DC area predicted for a friend that something fantastic would happen when the transiting Jupiter crossed his Part of Fortune. He was so disappointed when nothing happened.

    You can test your birth times, which are often off by a couple of minutes, at least. Use progressed (2ndary) aspects to your Ascendant to test the timing. If you have planets in the 4th or 10th, test these by using 1 degree for a year (not solar arc but just 1 degree for a year) for the MC or IC to conjunct a planet. This is how I rectified my chart years ago, since I have 3 planets in the 10th House.

  4. Görkem Says:

    I mostly interpret the parts by their exact degrees, looking at chandra symbol interpretations I found here:

    What do you think about the interpretation above?

  5. Lynn Koiner Says:

    GORKEM (8-2012): Thank you for posting this link. I must confess that I do not work with degree symbols but there are many people who do. Maybe readers can comment on this link since it gives all of the interpretations. But, readers, remember to round the degree forward. 0 degrees is read as 1 degree.

  6. Kate Says:

    This is very fascinating. I haven’t done any checking of my own chart or controls yet, but I have done work with Arabic Parts (beyond P. Fort ;) ) and I include several in karmic interpretations I do. I’m liking your system you’ve developed here (intuitive ones are some of the very best, aren’t they!?) and am jotting them down for further investigation and use. I appreciate the time and energy you’ve put into not only coming up with these theorem, but also sharing them publically. Much love.

  7. Gerry Hale Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I am sending you this email for your comments or posting. I am so upset that so many astrologers and astrology websites are giving themselves over to this Arabian Parts – night formulas fad-fallacy that I composed this email to try to bring some of them to their senses. Let me know what you think.


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