With the fiftieth anniversary of the death of her husband last week, the world also remembered the late, great Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Not only does she remain one of our most popular first ladies of all time, with an incredible list of accomplishments of her own, instrumental in creating JFK’s popularity around the world...
I don’t have to tell you that she was also by her husband’s side that terrible day, leaning toward him in an act of utter selflessness and fearless concern in those terrifying moments...
It’s impossible to forget images of her crawling out of the convertible as shots were flying (not to save herself – in a desperate attempt to help her husband), and then later by Johnson’s side in her blood-stained pink outfit as he was being sworn in on Air Force One as our next president, to “show the world what they did to Jack.”
I’d like to think I’d be that brave... Sadly, I doubt it.
Jackie was most known for her beauty and style – but she was highly intelligent (able to speak several languages), and accomplished in her own right.
Upon moving into the White House, she was astonished to discover that the furnishings had little historical significance, so she set to work to change that, redecorating and landscaping, spearheading the funding of the work and the passing of laws to protect the house and its contents for future generations...
(She even won an Emmy award for her participation in a TV special in which her improvements to the White House were shown to the world...)
Jackie was also known for her extravagance – she spent more on her annual wardrobe than her husband’s entire annual salary... this, despite the fact that her clothing was paid for by her wealthy father-in-law, Joseph Kennedy. (I read in a magazine article years ago in Vanity Fair that she spent roughly $64,000 A MONTH – personally! On artwork, travel, and clothes... Yowza!)
Her life was touched by tragedy before her husband’s chilling demise... her first child, a daughter, was stillborn, and her last, a son, was born five weeks premature, and died at just two days old. (And, of course, she had Carolyn and JFK Jr. in between, thankfully.)
Why was she so strong, so stylish, and so impressive?
As ever, it can all be seen in the stars... Let’s go to the astrological vault, shall we?
According to the calculations of Vedic astrology, which differ from those of Western astrology by almost an entire sign, Jackie had a powerful combination called “a great personality yoga” formed by the planet Venus being in Taurus, one of its most powerful signs, in her 7th house.
This particular combination, called “Malavya Yoga” is noted for giving all the greatest gifts of Venus – beauty, refined taste, aesthetic flair, grace, charm, as well as diplomatic skill. (Rulers of other nations adored her.)
Venus is the planet of desire, and the stronger it is in a chart the more able we are to fulfill our desires. Having Venus in such a powerful sign, and not only that, but having it with Jupiter, the planet of abundance, is just about all we need to look to in her stars in order to grasp her greatest talents and most marked characteristics.
Interestingly, I wrote last week when looking at JFK’s chart, that he also had Venus and Jupiter in Taurus. In her case, though, they are situated in her 7th house, the house of the public, allies, and partners, while in his they were in the 8th house, the house of inherited wealth and scandals (people – I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried).
Jupiter and Venus are both planets having to do with comforts, luxuries, and money... Because the 7th house in a person’s chart describes their partner, it’s no surprise that both her marriage to Kennedy, and later to Aristotle Onassis, made her wealthy. (And it’s no surprise that they were both men of considerable desires themselves...)
Emotionally, Jackie had her Sun in the sign of Cancer, and the Moon in the sign of Aries. In Vedic astrology we emphasize the Moon sign – especially when it comes to relationships, as the Moon is an indicator of the emotional nature of a person.
Being a Cancer, though, is why she was such a dedicated mother and family-oriented person. But having the Moon in Aries is why she was so independent and motivated...
She didn’t just indulge that incredible Venus side of herself. No, she contributed to the world around her, as well. Aries is one of the more driven and ambitious of signs, considered one of the “power” signs.
Her Moon falls in a section of Aries called Aswini, one of the original 27 signs of Vedic astrology, symbolized by a horse’s head, and associated with horseback riding – something Jackie loved and pursued throughout her lifetime.
(Interestingly, fellow equestrian Prince Charles also has his Vedic Moon sign there.)
I say about this constellation (in my “Signs of Compatibility” program):
“The positive qualities of having the Moon in Ashwini include personal charm, elegance, a love of jewelry, popularity, a desire to help and heal, tendency to be heroic, a love of travel and vehicles, enable a person attain high rank in their profession, be attractive, beautiful, happy, can be good listeners so make good counselors” – all things that proved to be true in the life of Jackie Kennedy...
Her Moon was joined by Ketu, aka the South Node of the Moon, also in Aries. The combination of the Moon and Ketu creates strong emotional discipline, and a deep desire for privacy.
(Jackie was famously private, avoiding the limelight as much as possible – even sending LBJ’s wife in her place to receive her Emmy award, and never speaking publicly about her husband’s murder...)
Jackie’s love life, though glamorous, was full of scandal... and heartache. She apparently knew of her first husband’s philandering (how could she not?), and her second’s as well (with his former lover, Maria Callas, with whom he was reportedly still seeing regularly up until his death).
Interestingly, this can also be seen by Jupiter and Venus. Although they are both considered “good guy” planets, bringing comforts, money, and the ability to indulge our senses, they are also considered enemies to each other, and it’s not ideal for them to be together in the same sign.
(You know the saying, “Too much of a good thing”? It’s like that...)
It’s said that Jackie dealt with the difficulties in her relationships by hiding her feelings, and emotionally withdrawing from both of her husbands when they behaved badly, something the Moon/Ketu influence supports.
In the “Chart Your Heart” report, which tells you all about your “Relationship Capacity,” it says of her Moon/Ketu combo:
“With this combination you can be an rock of emotional support for others, but have a very hard time finding emotional support from others in return - you will most likely find it easier to deal with your own emotional stuff alone, in private.”
Rumors abound about her own infidelity in the marriage, and her desire to leave Jack, but her need to “keep up appearances” and stay by his side for political reasons...
Their astrological compatibility, however, was mostly strong... According to the techniques of Vedic astrology (as seen in “The Right Man Report”) they had a high “wavelength score” enabling them to have a great deal of agreement on many topics, and they shared a high level of attraction (as shown by an extremely powerful connection between them – from Jack to Jackie – called “Magnetic Attraction”).
As I mentioned, they both were born when the planet Venus was in Taurus, along with Jupiter. Venus indicates love and romance in a chart, and Jupiter is the planet of marriage. To have them all together like that – her Venus and Jupiter with his Jupiter and Venus – is absolutely beautiful for creating a feeling of love and connection between them, and giving them the destiny to marry.
There were some big problems in their compatibility, however, that are clear from their charts.
“The Right Man Report” doesn’t just reveal if you’ll get along and like a man... it also shows if you can merge your lives – if you have indications of a happy shared life path or not.
Amazingly, Jackie and Jack have a combination (her Moon being in the 9th sign from his, his being in the 5th from hers) that says, “Loss of progeny” and another that says, “there will be unhappiness and widowhood.”
(I told you I couldn’t make this stuff up...)
Fortunately, Jackie was able to go on and have a happier time in her later years, enjoying a long, loving relationship with a businessman Maurice Tempelsman, and a career as a literary editor for a couple of New York’s most successful publishing companies up until her death in 1994 from cancer.
(Her publishing career can be seen a few ways – she had the Sun, the indicator of career, in her 9th house, the house of publishing... and a connection between the career house and the 9th house, indicating a career in publishing... then she had Saturn, the planet of discipline and focus, in Sagittarius, the sign of publishing...)
The public has never let go of their fascination with all things Kennedy, and with their appreciation for Jackie’s incredible poise and grace during such a tragic, devastating chapter in our nation’s history...
When it comes to your relationships that are personal and emotional, looking to a man's Sun sign in relation to yours won't explain how you'll relate. You can learn more about this, and so many other amazing truths at the intersection of astrology and love in a free newsletter you can sign up for here: Click Here to receive Carol’s newsletter for free.