HOW TO CALCULATE THE PLANETS’ POSITIONS 63
Longitude of the Ascendent
Longitude of the Moon
|If the Sun is in Capricorn, the 10th sign, we cannot subtract 10 from 3 so we|
|Add the circle of 12 signs||12||00||00|
|Then we may subtract—|
Longitude of the Sun
|Longitude of Part of Fortune||Cancer||21||50|
In the foregoing subtraction of 55 minutes from 45 we borrowed 1 degree, 60 minutes, added that to the 45 minutes, and from their sum, 105 minutes, we subtracted 55, leaving 50 minutes.
To subtract 29 degrees from 20 left after borrowing 1 degree for subtracting the minutes, is impossible, so we borrow one sign from the 15, That 30 degrees we add to the 20, which makes 50, From that 50 degrees we subtract 29, leaving 21 degrees. Of the 15 signs, we have borrowed 1, leaving 14, and 10 from 14 leaves 4, The fourth sign is Cancer, so the longitude of the Part of Fortune is Cancer 21:50.
We will now make a list of the longitudes of the planets as we have figured them, prior to placing them in the horoscope: