N o . 2 The Part of Fortune
Point number Two is the Part of Fortune, or the person’s general focus of existence. Pars Fortuna gives the necessary emphasis of the native’s life — fundamentally and biologically.
While Mars gives the basic direction of your life, the Part of Fortune emphasizes it by giving it a clarity just as the moon moves away from the sun, creating a new horizon. The Pars Fortune then is your own horizon and through its sign, house and symbolical degree shows the will’s focus
In TR’s chart the PoF is the eighth house, in Virgo. My nickname for Virgo is assimilation because Virgo has the particular and peculiar gift of absorbing and incorporating outside substances into the whole. Think of how we assimilate or bring food into our system for nourishment. Food outwardly is nothing we can use, but we can use it and transform it by a series of mechanical and chemical processes to make it something we can us. Now combine this idea of assimilation with the eighth house idea of regeneration and get the picture of someone ill taking in nourishment to get well again. Let us add another idea in and that is of the 18th degree of Virgo that has the image of sharpness and we apply this to TR’s chart for a new picture of him having the focus in life of assimilating ideas and projects in sharp contrast with his own current self but he saw could help him become his new, regenerative, self.
The eighth house is where you live according to the ideas other people have of you and how you try to conform to those ideas which could be discordant with what you want to be or project. For Teddy Roosevelt he wanted to project the image he was in touch with the innermost hopes and dreams of the American people — he was aligned their interests.
Looking at the Sabian Sabian symbol (Virgo 18) we read “Two giggling young girls are sitting facing each other, knees touching, working a Ouija board on their laps.” This shows the touch between the realms visible and invisible and sheds a significant light upon the character of Theodore Roosevelt that he was sensitive to the things under the surface, or the future effect of present causation.
In viewing his personal history, TR started out assimilating everything in his life in a self-regenerative mode via a series of tete- a-tetes with experience. This meant that almost anybody could visit the White House and find the President not only willing to talk to him about his interests but well-read on a variety of topics as well, so that the visitor could have a reporte with him on an equal basis.
Part 1 of this series is here.