I've got a number of developments that are pertinent to this thread topic... I just don't know how much is too much for an internet forum thread mainly dedicated to sharing techniques, tools and various schools of astrological science [or 'craft', if some of you prefer]. I have one on on another Arabic Part and some new developments with the Hermetic Lots that contribute to this subject of understanding and of interest also to most all other schools of astrology as, they are, Astrological Parts I 'm talking about here.
I will begin with copying and pasting a thread I did on the "Part of Secret Enemies"
Greetings. I've been trying to tackle Robert Zoeller's book on Arabic Parts again and today I found that the formula Asc. + C12 - R12 is actually a Hermetic Lot of Secret Enemies.
I knew it to be called the Part of but hadn't known until today that it is a "Lot" according to Hermes [attributed to Bonatti].
Zoeller's book also identifies Asc. + Mars - Saturn as a Part of Secret Enemies and says that Bonatti wrote that Albumassur said that both Parts should be used and that if they are both in opposition or in square aspect to the Lords of their houses [signs] then the querent will have many enemies. However if they are both free from their Lord and from the Lord of the Asc., one will have enemies for a reason ["he will have enemies for a reason" non habebit inimicos de levi]. Zoeller's book goes on to state; "The same thing happens in revolutions because if they are easily disposed, as had been said, men will make enemies of each other in that revolution."
I'm working with the Hermetic Lot in this thread and am trying to get to the 'bottom of it' so to speak, thus I'm using the chart I propose is that of Yeshu'a of Nazareth as a 'Template' of understanding.
For that chart it comes to 02* Aquarius 51' and that is according to the Sabian symbols [Rudhyar's book, "An Astrological Mandala"]AQUARIUS 3° "A DESERTER FROM THE NAVY.KEYNOTE: The individual's self-realization through a crucial repudiation of a collective status which has become unbearable.
This symbol... is one implying an irrevocable change of status. Man refuses to accept the type of cultural patterns derived from his society's specific approach to local circumstances and to the universe as a whole, and in another sense, from its particular relationship to the all-human collective Unconscious. ... He not only refuses to obey orders, he deliberately turns his back on his collective social status; he becomes an outcast...
a sharp renunciation of his social birthright [that is]
by a crucial process of DESOCIALIZATION
I thought about this a bit and realized that it was just these kind of individuals, the malcontents, the 'rabble rousers' that Yeshu'a didn't need 'hanging around' with Him and His true believers. These were the folks, that if there was enough of them, would give his purpose in His life reason to be taken the wrong way. It would've given the authorities exactly the reason to 'shut His show down pronto'.
You see, by the word [b]''Secret"
[/b], it is meant that , one wouldn't see them as enemies...and that they wouldn't see themselves as your enemy either... in its' way..."it is a secret".
It was not too long go that I learned of the existence of the "Seven Hermetic Lots". Not all the 'Lots' or 'Parts'. I knew of the Part of Fortune, the Part of Spirit or Soul, the Part of Sudden Advancement ...which is also known as the Hermetic Lot of Nemesis, the Part of Imprisonment and the Part of Eros. I learned of the existence of the other three. Those being the Part of Necessity, the Part of Courage and the Part of Victory.
Two of these are also known by the names of the Luminaries. The Planets are also named as Parts but they are not of this sequencing that follows.
For example the Part of Fortune is know also as the Part of the Moon, and the Part of Soul or Spirit is known as the Part of the Sun. Of the planets I only knew of Saturn, the Part of Sudden Advancement [and more recently did I learn that it is the Hermetic Lot of Nemesis] and since the ...ahem...Golden Age of Astrology there has been the "discovery" of Neptune and that is known as the Part of Imprisonment and I include it here as you [or most of you] will see by the sequencing as follows.
The Hermetic Lots are as thus:
[PoF is Part of Fortune]
Asc. + PoF - Mercury = Lot of Necessity
Asc. + Venus - Part of Soul = Lot of Eros
Asc. + PoF - Mars = Lot of Courage
Asc. + Jupiter - Part of Soul = Lot of Victory
Asc. + PoF - Saturn = Lot of Nemesis
Asc. + [Uranus?] - [Part of Soul?] = ?
Asc. + PoF - Neptune = Lot of Imprisonment
Asc. + [Pluto?] - [Part of Soul?] = ?
If you don't know about these Lots/Parts, I have threads on them in the Degree Symbols sub forum and in the post on The Arabic and other Astrological Parts thread where I've been listing all the Parts with all the names and descriptions I can find.
The Lot of Necessity, I have found is also called [Robert Zoeller's book " The Arabic Parts In Astrology"] "the Part of Skill, Talent, Acuity and discipline of all arts and memory and the like, or pars calliditatis, ingenii, acuitatis, etc.", and thus is highly praised.
The Lot of Nemesis, from what I have found so far for reason to be that it is also called the "Part of Sudden Advancement" is that it is a challenge of some extraneous effort that if adhered to will produce the quickest and most advancing results...in that for the reason it is also a 'Nemesis'.
The question is is what are the two Lots that fit the sequence?
The only thing I have to go on is that there are two of these that are dealing with the Lower and Higher octave of the same principle, Venus and Neptune.
For Venus, that is the Lot of Eros and it has been found to be that which we seek out as for our closest compadres in purpose and spirit. For Neptune, that is the Lot of Imprisonment and it is that which we are not allowed to approach or embrace in closeness.
Using, the above and the chart I propose is the legitimate chart of Yeshu'a of Nazareth as a 'Template' of understanding. I find that the formula for the one of Uranus to calculate to 25* Virgo 45', that is the 26th degree of Virgo.
[From Rudhyar's book on the Sabian Symbols, "An Astrological Mandala"]VIRGO 26° "A BOY WITH A CENSER SERVES THE PRIEST NEAR THE ALTAR.
KEYNOTE: The first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.
Whether we think of the ancient mysteries, or of a Catholic Mass, or of some still more transcendent ceremony in which great Beings charged with planetary responsibilities are involved, we are dealing with a type of archetypal activity. The ritual ... represents, in however small a field of activity, a portion of the evolving structure of the cosmos, as this structure is understood in its "sacred" sense... Menial as it may be, it nevertheless acquires a sacred meaning.[A person is]
... led out into the world of transcendent activity, the world of archetypal performance. ... [They]
must learn to serve, humbly and with intense attention, in what as yet is beyond his spiritual understanding..."
Okay, I can see that if Mercury is that ''Necessity'' then Uranus must be the antithesis, and it becomes obvious that Yeshu'a had no necessity for this kind of ritual.
...but, what of the other Lot?
For the other 'Lot', Asc. + Pluto - Part of Soul, from the "Yeshu'a Chart" it calculates to 18* Pisces 31'....!!!! The 19th degree of Pisces.
That's the same degree as His Part of Fortune: [ibid.]PISCES 19* "A MASTER INSTRUCTING HIS DISCIPLE[S]"
You see, given the pattern that developed...a sort of 'algorithm' of precepts and math... I would surmise that the last Part, i.e. Asc. + Pluto - Part of Soul [Sol...as it is also known as the "Part of the Sun"] would be the antithesis of Courage...
so maybe it is the ...if I may be so glib...?
'Part of Be Afraid...Be Very Afraid' [?]
If it is something along the lines I'm figuring ...then it is to be assumed that Yeshu'a [if that IS His chart] had something to fear from those [or one of those] that he acquired as a disciple.
Judas, perhaps...or maybe Peter? ...or...?