Arabic parts in astrology and their meanings
The Arabic Parts in Astrology: A Lost Key to Prediction by Robert ZollerDating from antiquity, the doctrine of the Arabic parts has been virtually lost to Western astrological practice since the 17th century. In his book, Robert Zoller retrieves this valuable key to prediction and provides a clear and simple guide to its practical application.
The Arabic parts enable the astrologer to investigate the “inner” meaning of the horoscope and thus to go beyond the “outer” aspects expressed by the arrangement of the planets, signs, and houses. The first section of the book explains how fate, or karma, can be understood through the parts and the esoteric nature of number. The second section includes a translation of the 13th-century Latin text on the parts by the famed court astrologer, Bonatti; this work includes the basic ninety-seven parts, dealing with all areas of life--from war, commodities speculation, and professional life to marriage and partnerships--in addition to the seventy-three parts from various medieval sources.
In the third section of the book, the author illustrates the practical use of the parts in natal, horary, and mundane astrology. His understanding of the parts and their place in a comprehensive interpretation of any horoscope is presented with lucidity and insight , unraveling for the reader this fascinating and long-neglected astrological science.
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Arabic Parts in your Horoscope
From our own astrological research we can confirm that some Arabic Parts make the difference and are extremely important. Further on we will use the notion "planet or point" to cover all bodies, planets, angles, points etc The method is very old, possibly thousands of years old, and nobody really knows yet where and when it originated. It's, among others, thanks to Al-Biruni, a medieval Islamic astrologer who collected the Parts, that we still know this method. Because the method may have been used by the Arabs, the parts are named "Arabic or Arabian Parts. There are different meanings though on how to build the real Parts as some astrologers claim that only the real planets and Ascendant should be used to build a Part. We disagree as our own practice and astrological research has shown that everything is interwoven with everything.
Arabic parts sometimes called Arabic Lots are mathematical points based on the Ascendant Natal. They are activated by transits in either natal or progressed charts. Arabic Parts can be traced back to ancient Babylonian, Egyptian, and Hermetic astrology. They had become a standard astrology practice by the 1st Century as a part of Hellenistic astrology Dorotheus of Sidon. Around the 10th century Arabic astrology manuscripts began being translated into Latin for European astrologers. The Decanate of a Part is also important in showing subtle influences. Conjunctions and oppositions are the strongest, although a conjunction or parallel to a fixed star is also strong.