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Arabian Parts (#2) — 158 Arabian Parts Date Published: 3/01/2001 by Dr. George Noonan


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The following list of lots, or Arabian Parts, are taken from the tenth century book by al-Biruni, THE BOOK OF INSTRUCTION IN THE ELEMENTS OF THE ART OF ASTROLOGY. There are five columns in the table. To compute the lot, subtract the longitude of the point in column 2 from the longitude of the point in column 3 and add the longitude of the point in column 4. The 5th column indicates whether or not there is a change from a daytime to a nighttime chart. If there is a change, the points in columns 2 and 3 are interchanged in a nighttime chart.

Table of Arabian Parts

Name of Arabian Part Minus
(Planet or Point)
(Planet or Point)
(usually Ascendant)
Change for
day/night charts?
Part of Fortune or Lunar Horoscope Sun Moon Asc Change
Part of Daemon and Religion Moon Sun Asc Change
Part of Friendship and Love (Eros) Fortuna Daemon Asc Change
Part of Despair and Penury and Fraud Daemon Fortuna Asc Change
Part of Captivity, Prisons and Escape Saturn Fortuna Asc Change
Part of Bravery Mars Fortuna Asc Change




Life Jupiter Saturn Asc Change
Pillar of the Horoscope of Nativities, Permanence and Constancy Fortuna Daemon Asc Change
Reasoning and Eloquence Mercury Mars Asc Change


Property Ruler 2nd cusp cusp of 2nd Asc Change
Debt Saturn Mercury Asc Change
Treasure Trove Mercury Venus Asc Same


Brothers Saturn Jupiter Asc Same
Number of Brothers Mercury Saturn Asc Same
Death of Brothers and Sisters Sun 10 degree of 3rd cusp* Asc Change


Parents Sun Saturn  Asc Change
Grandparents 2nd cusp Saturn Asc Change
Ancestors and Relations Saturn Mars Asc Change
Real Estate a/o Hermes Mercury Jupiter Asc Change
Real Estate a/o Some of the Persians Saturn Moon Asc Change
Agriculture, Tillage Venus Saturn Asc Same
Issue of Affairs Saturn Ruler of conj. or opp.*** Asc Change


Children Jupiter Saturn Asc Change
Time and no. of Sexes Mars Jupiter Asc Same
Condition of Males Mars Jupiter Asc Same
Females Moon Venus Asc Same
As to Whether Expected Birth is Male or Female Moon Ruler of the house of the Moon Asc Change


Disease, Defects, Time of Onset a/o Hermes Saturn Mars Asc Change
Disease a/o to Some of the Ancients Mercury Mars Asc Same
Captivity Ruler of Time
Ruler of house of ruler of time, R. of 6th Asc Same
Slaves Mercury plus Moon Asc Same


Marriage of Men Saturn Venus Asc Same
Marriage Sun Venus Asc Same
Trickery & Deception of Men & Women Sun Venus Asc Same
Intercourse Sun Venus Asc Same
Marriage of Women Venus Saturn Asc Same
Marriage of Women (2) Moon Mars Asc Same
Misconduct of Women Moon Mars Asc Same
Trickery and Deceit of Men by Women Moon Mars Asc Same
Intercourse (2) Moon Mars Asc Same
Unchastity of Women Moon Mars Asc Same
Chastity of Women Moon Venus Asc Same
Marriage of Men & Women (Hermes) Venus 7th cusp Asc Same
Time of Marriage Sun Moon Asc Same
Fraudulent Marriage and Facilitating Such Marriage Saturn Venus Asc Same
Sons-in-law Saturn Venus Asc Change
Lawsuits Mars Jupiter Asc Change


Death Moon 8th cusp Saturn Same
The Anciretai**** Asc Ruler Moon Asc Change
Year to be Feared at Birth for Death Saturn Ruler of house of conj. or opp.*** Asc Same
Place of Murder and Sickness Saturn Mars Mercury Change
Danger and Violence Saturn Mars Asc Change


Journeys Ruler of 9th cusp 11th cusp Asc Same
Journeys by Water Saturn 15 Cancer Asc Change
Timidity and Hiding Moon Mercury Asc Change
Deep Reflection Saturn Moon Asc Change
Understanding and Wisdom Saturn Sun Asc Change
Traditions, Knowledge of Affairs Sun Jupiter Asc Change
Knowledge Whether True or False Mercury Moon Asc Same


Noble Births** From Ruler of Time (Saturn) to his degree of exaltation (21 Li + Asc) Asc Change
Kings & Sultans Mars Moon Asc Change
Administrators Mercury Mars Asc Change
Sultan's Victory & Conquest Sun Saturn Asc Change
Of Those Who Rise in Station Saturn Fortuna Asc Change
Celebrated Persons of Rank Saturn Sun Asc Same
Armies & Police Mars Saturn Asc Change
Sultan – Those Concerned In Nativity Saturn Moon Asc Same
Merchants & Their Work Mercury Venus Asc Change
Buying and Selling Daemon Fortuna Asc Change
Operations & Orders in Medical Treatment Sun Jupiter Asc Change
Mothers Venus Moon Asc Change


Glory Fortuna Daemon Asc Change
Friendship & Enmity Fortuna Daemon Asc Change
Known by Men & Revered, Constant in Affairs Fortuna Sun Asc Change
Success Fortuna Venus Asc Change
Worldliness Fortuna Venus Asc Change
Hope Jupiter Mercury Asc Change
Friends Moon Mercury Asc Same
Violence Daemon Mercury Asc Same
Abundance in House Moon Sun Asc Same
Liberty of Person Mercury  Sun Asc Change
Praise & Acceptance Jupiter Venus Asc Change


Enmity a/o Some Ancients Saturn Mars Asc Same
Enmity a/o Hermes Ruler 7th Cusp of 7th Asc Same
Bad Luck Daemon Fortuna Asc Same


Hailaj**** degree of conj or opp.*** Moon Asc Same
Debilitated Bodies Fortuna Mars Asc Change
Horsemanship, Bravery Saturn Moon Asc Change
Boldness, Violence & Murder Asc ruler Moon Asc Change
Trickery & Deceit Mercury Daemon Asc Change
Necessity & Wish Saturn Mars Asc Same
Requirements and Necessities a/o Egyptians Mars 3rd cusp Asc Same
Realization of Needs & Desires Fortuna Mercury Asc Same
Retribution Mars Sun Asc Change
Rectitude Mercury Mars Asc Change


The notes after the asterisks (below) are by Kt Boehrer.

* Let me explain that I understood from George that he meant that the astrologer should take the tenth degree from the 3rd cusp IN the 3rd house - i.e., if the 3rd cusp is 10 Sag. the tenth degree would be 20 Sag. Some of these parts are pretty tricky.
** Noble births: "minus the distance from the Ruler of Time to his degree of exaltation." Saturn is the ruler of time and his exaltation degree is 21 Libra plus Asc.
*** "conj. or opp." - This is the nearest conjunction or opposition taking place just prior to birth. Ancient planets only (don't use configurations with Uranus, Neptune or Pluto).
**** I have tried to find out for 30 years what the Anciretai signifies, but have never found anyone who knows and never had the chance to ask George Noonan. But I love the word and it's an 8th house lot so it must have to do with death, don't you think? I have similarly been unable to find out the meaning of the Hailaj.

Editor's Note:
The following two paragraphs are quoted from R. Ramsay Wright's 1934 translation of Al-biruni's "The Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology." - Ed.

Differences in Practice

There are some people who adopt methods differing from the above under some circumstances: e.g. with regard to the lot of parents when Saturn is under the rays of the Sun, they take from Jupiter to the sun by night or vice versa by day and cast from the Ascendant. Again in the case of the lot for grandparents, if the sun is in Leo, they take from the beginning of Leo to Saturn by day and by night in the opposite direction. And it if is in the domicile of Saturn then from the Sun to Saturn by day and vice versa by night. In both cases cast from the Ascendant even if Saturn is under the rays or otherwise afflicted. Should two lots indicate the same point, it is regarded as very fortunate. In some of these cases the instructions for day and night are the same. In others different as may be seen from the table, in the former event there is no advantage to be derived from separate calculation.


This matter of casting lots is a very long one, so that one might think there is no end to it. For instance there are those which are cast at the turn of the year (the entry of the Sun into Aries) on worldly matters and affairs of empire and those which are cast as conjunctions and oppositions of the moon to elicit prognostics as to weather, as to success of ventures and other horary questions.


Lots which are cast at anniversaries of the world year and at conjunctions.
Sultan’s Lot MC Sun MC Anniv. Jupiter Same
Sultan’s Lot (by another way) Deg. of Asc. Conj. Deg. of Conj. Asc Same
Victory Sun. R. of 7th Asc Same
Battle Mars Moon Victory Same
Battle (second way) Mars Moon Asc Same
Battle (third way) Saturn Moon Asc Same
Truce between Armies Moon Mercury Asc Same
Conquest Fortuna Jupiter Asc Change
Of 1st Conjunction Ascen. year conj. Deg. conj. Asc Same
Of 2nd Conjunction Ascen. conj. Deg. conj. Asc Same


The following lots are associated with the years, the four quarters and the conjunctions and oppositions of the moon.
Earth Saturn Jupiter Asc Same
Water Moon Venus Asc Same
Air & Wind Mercury R. of his domicile Asc Same
Fire Sun Mars Asc Same
Clouds Mars Saturn Asc Change
Rains Moon Venus Asc Change
Cold Mercury Saturn Asc Change
Floods Sun Saturn Moon At moonrise


Lots as to prognostics regarding crops, etc.
Wheat Sun Jupiter Asc Change
Barley, Meat Moon Jupiter Asc Change
Rice, Millet Jupiter Venus Asc Change
Maise Jupiter Saturn Asc Change
Pulse Venus Mercury Asc Change
Lentils & Iron Mars Saturn Asc Change
Beans, Onions Saturn Mars Asc Change
Chick-peas (garbanzo) Venus Sun Asc Change
Sesame, Grapes Saturn Venus Asc Change
Sugar Venus Mercury Asc Change
Honey Moon Sun Asc Change
Oil Mars Moon Asc Change
Nuts, Flax Mars Venus Asc Change
Olives Mercury Moon Asc Change
Apricots Saturn Mars Asc Change
Water melons Jupiter Mercury Asc Change
Salt Moon Mars Asc Change
Sweets Sun Venus Asc Change
Astringents Mercury Saturn Asc Change
Pungent Things Mars Saturn Asc Change
Raw Silk, Cotton Mercury Venus Asc Change
Purgatives Mercury Saturn Asc Change
Bitter Purgatives Saturn Mars Asc Change
Acid Purgatives Saturn Jupiter Asc Change


Lots cast in connection with horary questions.
Secrets Ruler of Asc. 10th cusp Asc Same
Urgent Wish Lord of Hour Ruler of Asc. Asc Change
Time of Attainment Lord of Hour Ruler of 10th Asc Change
Information, True or Not Mercury Moon Asc Change
Injury to Business Ruler of Asc. Fortuna Asc Same
Freedmen & Servants Jupiter Saturn Mercury Same
Lords & Masters Jupiter Saturn Moon Same
Marriage Venus 7th cusp Asc Same
Time for Action Sun Jupiter Asc Same
Time Occupied Therein Sun Saturn Asc Same
Dismissal or Resignation Sun Jupiter Saturn Same
Time Thereof Lord of Affair Fortuna 10th cusp Same
Life or Death of Absent Person Moon Mars Asc Same
Lost Animal Sun Mars Asc Same
Lawsuits Mars Mercury Asc Same
Successful Issue Sun Jupiter Asc Same
Decapitation Moon Mars 8th cusp Same
Torture Moon Saturn 9th cusp Same


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