Unless you live in a cave in a coma, I’m sure you’ve heard that today is the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of JFK.
His death in such a violent, horrific, shocking, and PUBLIC way and the endless speculation about it all is likely the biggest story involving any president of the United States, ever.
(Yes, Lincoln’s death was horrific as well, but it wasn’t IN THE MIDDLE OF A PARADE, in front of a crowd of young and old alike... and there’s NO question of who his assassin was, and whether or not he “acted alone.”)
I’m married to a man from Dallas who grew up near the very spot those chilling events occurred, under that infamous window of the book depository, and in front of that famed “grassy knoll.”
So there’s an awful lot of Kennedy talk around my house...
He and his brother know everything about everything when it comes to the events of that day a half a century ago, and have analyzed and “cogitated” on every possible conspiracy theory.
They’ve read all the books, seen all the documentaries, heard all the gossip...
Was it REALLY Oswald, acting alone?
Was it LBJ, drunk with ambition?
Was it the mob?
Was it the CIA or Military Industrial Complex?
Was it Woody Harrelson’s father, shooting from below the street, through a storm drain?
Was it because of the Bay of Pigs? Because he was about to bring the troops back from Vietnam? His campaign along with RFK to rid the country of organized crime?
We’ll likely never know...
Politics, and solving “whodunits” aren’t really my area... I’m more interested in the life and relationships of JFK. Though he was a great man in a many ways, who genuinely wanted to improve the world (founding the Peace Corps, championing civil rights, and – oh yeah, saving the world from the brink of nuclear war) much of the good in his legacy is eclipsed by his personal life.
Why was he such a ladies man when he had such a gorgeous, educated wife? How could he be both a dedicated family man, and insatiable cad? What was his relationship with Jackie really like? In other words, what do his stars have to say about THAT?
Let’s go to the astrological vault, shall we?
JFK was rumored to have had “encounters” and ongoing affairs with legions of women, most notably a 19-year-old White House intern; Socialite Judith Campbell Exner (who also became involved with Sam Giancana, a mob boss); and movie stars Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich (who had “relations” with JFK’s father, Joseph Kennedy, when JFK was a teen).
A quick glance at our youngest-ever president’s chart quickly reveals why he had so much magnetic appeal.
The great aphrodisiacs - power, confidence and charm, are all high in his chart, according to the calculations of Vedic astrology (which differ from those of Western astrology by almost an entire sign).
This is especially thanks to Mars taking “center stage” in Aries, one of its more powerful signs, forming what’s called in Vedic astrology, a “Great Personality Yoga,” specifically “Ruchaka Yoga,” which means “Brilliant, or bright.”
People with this combination are aggressive, assertive, strategic, athletic, and successful. The shadow side of this, however, is that they can be reckless.
This recklessness, in his case, was especially sexual... politically he was apparently thoughtful, and diplomatic, thanks to Saturn sitting in his tenth house, the house of career.
His sexual recklessness can be seen by Mars again. It’s in his house of partnership, and it’s in a Vedic zodiac sign called “Bharani” which, no kidding, is symbolized by a woman’s private parts...
Not only that, this particular constellation is “ruled” by Venus, the planet of sensuality. When a person has any kind of combination of Mars and Venus, they have strong, and often impulsive, sexual appetites.
JKF had not one but TWO combinations like this – Mars in Bharani (ruled by Venus) and Venus in the sign of Taurus in a Vedic constellation called Mrigrishira, which is “ruled” by Mars. And noted for being the friendliest of the twenty-seven Vedic signs... Get it? Venus – the planet of WOMEN and sensuality, was in the friendliest possible sign? I mean really, need we say more?)
I can’t help but mention here that another U.S. president, Bill Clinton - also known for endless rumors of womanizing, and for an ongoing dalliance with a White House Intern, you don’t need me to tell you! - has Venus and Mars together in the same sign, his rising sign... in the sign of Virgo.
Not only are Venus and Mars in mutual relationship in JFK’s stars, they also happen to be extremely strong... Both are positioned in their “own” signs (because, as I said, Mars is in Aries and Venus is in Taurus).
In the charts of cheaters, you pretty much always find some combination of Rahu (aka, the north node of the Moon), and Venus as well (Tiger Woods, Jesse James, Kristen Stewart, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) Not surprisingly, JFK has Venus in Sagittarius, in a Vedic constellation ruled by Rahu.
But what “sealed the deal,” on his roving ways, and gave him so much opportunity was the planet Jupiter, which joins Venus and the Sun in the president’s chart in Taurus.
It’s barely there, however, being on the cusp of Aries, at just zero degrees of Taurus. (Interestingly, it’s less than three degrees away from Mercury, the planet of speaking and writing, and when Jupiter and Mercury get together like this, they bless a person with the gifts of verbal and written expression...)
Astrologically speaking, when a planet is sitting at zero degrees of a sign, it’s considered a bit “out of gas” and weakened. Since Jupiter is the planet of ethics and honesty, being in this state helped JFK ignore his conscience and Catholic upbringing where women were concerned.
Jupiter is also the planet of abundance, and expansion, and when it’s with Venus (or in a Venus sign – in his case, Venus satisfies both), it brings an abundance of romantic opportunities.
Taurus is the 8th house of this chart, the house of scandals... and inherited wealth. An extremely strong Venus influenced heavily by Mars in a person’s 8th house will give them sexual scandals... And unearned money! (I’ve seen strong 8th house placements such as this, in the charts of many a wealthy “blue blood”).
During his lifetime, the public had no idea the president was unfaithful. He and Jackie seemed so perfect together, and she was as admired and adored as he was.
This can be seen by that powerful Venus again (being the indicator in a man’s chart of his wife!).
Not only that, but JFK’s Moon sign is Leo, and it happens to fall into a section of Leo that makes up the Vedic constellation of Purvaphalguni, a sign all about prosperous marital partnerships.
The Moon indicates how a man feels emotionally, and how he relates. Given that it’s here, I have no doubt he loved being married, and having a beautiful wife, and he felt committed to her emotionally, if not physically.
JFK’s chart reveals him to be complicated and flawed, like all of us, full of contradictions – a man with strong ideals, but little self-control.
As JFK’s chart so beautifully illustrates, the twenty-seven signs of Vedic astrology, believed by scholars to make up the very first zodiac in all of astrology, are nothing short of amazing.
I’ve created an eleven-hour program explaining them all, to enable you to know far more than what the insights of the “normal” twelve signs have to say... You can learn all about it here.
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