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Hellenistic Astrology Pt 2:  Zodiacal Releasing  

Another Hellenistic forecasting tool is Zodiacal Releasing. To use this, the notion of “Lots” is used. Usually, they are understood as “Arabic Parts.” The Part of Fortune is the most popular one. However, the Parts differ from the Lots.  

 A Lot is a mathematical point in the chart that holds a distinctive set of meanings or topics. For instance, the Lot of Fortune was usually associated with the body of the native. The Lot of Spirit was attributed to the mind. Other Lots signify topics such as Marriage, Eros, Success, Parents, Children, Strife, Nemesis, Courage, etc. 

Lots are calculated by calculating the space between two planets in the chart and then taking that calculation further. For this article, I will keep that out as it can get technical for most. 

The two frequently used Lots in the Hellenistic Astrology were the Lot of Fortune and the Lot of Spirit.  Once the Lots have been calculated, we can do more interpretation. 

In Zodiacal Releasing, each zodiac sign has a specific amount of time-based on the planetary period of the sign’s ruling planet. Libra is ruled by Venus, and the planetary period of Venus is 8 years. The number of years associated with the sign Libra or Taurus is 8. 
 

To compute the person’s Zodiacal Releasing years, select where the Lot of Fortune and the Lot of Spirit are located in the chart. These two Lots are the starting points. 
 

The Lot that you begin from supplies the timing periods is created. If you want to examine the person’s career and life direction, calculate the Lot of Spirit and utilize the sign it is located in as the beginning point. Once the person has finished the number of years associated with that Zodiac sign, it proceeds to the next sign in zodiacal order.

Releasing the Lot of Spirit from the Lot of Fortune gives information about the career. This may seem confusing. In general, the Lot of Fortune is a release point for all the lots. When the Lots move to a division of 4, an extremely active high point is achieved. For example, examining career, we use the Lot of Spirit. Signs that are 1, 4, 7, 10 signs away from the Part of Fortune will show a high point in the career.   

Justin Beiber was born with the Part of Spirit in Cancer in the 9th house which was already 4 signs away from Fortune. This means he was born with a peak period since birth at level 1. 

When level 2 sub-periods reached another 1, 4, 7, 10, from Fortune, that was when reached global success. Interpretations are given for each moment a planet was activated describes the periods to detail adding more nuances.  Those will be skipped for the purpose of this article. 
 

Use chart 1, to get the numerical value. Now go to chart 2.  Beiber’s the Part of Spirit was at birth in Cancer. So in level 2 (subperiod/months), POS  stays in Cancer it stayed for 25 months, Leo 19 months, Virgo 20 months, Libra 8 months, Scorpio 20 months, Sagittarius 12, Capricorn 27 months, Aquarius 30 months, Pisces 12 months. When you add all these months together, they total 14.4 years. Add this number to his birthday, 3/1/1994, totals when he had his successful breakout period in 2008.  

On a technical note, one must use the whole sign chart system for this to work.  It is not visible in the modernized chart systems.  

These Lots and Zodiacal Releases enrich modern techniques for calculating marriage, career, children, and more.

Many other techniques do the same.  I present this to you to demonstrate how it was done in ancient Astrology periods from 2 BCE that still works today.

Confirmation adds more clarity and certainty in forecasts.  

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