In Memoriam


Our revels are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Ye, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

The Tempest, Act IV, Scene 1

I'd like to tell you what I've been thinking about the Death of Camelot:

You Can't Go Home Again -- (Thomas Wolfe).

I was 14 years old when John F. Kennedy, Sr. was assassinated. I remember 3 year old JFK, Jr. saluting his fallen father as the casket rolled by. As John grew up and I grew older, I became increasingly aware of how the media and the masses projected the aborted Camelot vision onto John, even when it was clear that he was a man of his own generation -- a generation endowed with its own mythos -- a new, raw power calling for its time to mature.

I think of John's passing with great grief. Grief for him, Carolyn and Lauren, and a conscious grief which signals the end of my own Camelot. The icons I revered; those who inspired me, fascinated me, and taught me on anima mundi's stage have exited painfully. Tragically.

As we approach the eve of 2000, will we claim a new dream? Excalibur awaits. The Lady of the Lake Awaits. Perhaps this time it will be the collective itself who is deemed worthy to pull the sword from the stone.

The Astrology of It:

It is easy to get confused. There is so much data to consider. Natal charts, progressions, directions, lunar and solar returns, event charts, chart comparisons, and the upcoming eclipses.

What's the puzzle piece left out of the picture?

The preceding eclipse!

Annular Solar Eclipse
February 16, 1999
1:38 a.m. EDT + 5:00
New York, New York
40N45 073W57
Asc: 4 Sagittarius
Part of Fortune: 4 Sagittarius
Chiron: 3 Sagittarius
Pluto: 10 Sagittarius

The Ascendant, Part of Fortune, Chiron and Pluto conjoin Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg's Sun at 5 Sagittarius and Ascendant at 7 Sagittarius. The same conjoin John Jr.'s Natal Sun at 2 Sagittarius and his 4th house cusp. (The house of ancestors and endings. Also the "mantle" we assume when our parents and grandparents pass on).

First, Caroline's identity not only has been, but will be, intensely caught up with her brother's. As the last surviving Camelot Kennedy, the immensely private Caroline will re-evaluate her role and deeply search within to integrate what she will share of the Kennedy mantle with her Uncle, Ted Kennedy, the family Patriarch. Pluto with Caroline's Sun in her first house (and on the Ascendant) signifies a tremendous loss coupled with the power of the phoenix to reinvent itself.

With John's 4th house impacted by the aforementioned angles, planets, etc., these signatures also represent a tremendous shift for him. A severe loss; an intense reorientation; grappling with ancestral "mind" and character inheritances. But would we predict death? Not if he were my client. (And not for any client!) Also, Plutonic signatures in a chart do not always mean physical death. However, I would have cautioned John to be vigilant.

John had a natal Mars-Saturn opposition lying across his 11th and 5th houses, respectively. (Sports/risk taking/romantic love - 5th house. 11th house: love received; and a community bonding for a purpose [Rory's wedding]. Further, John's sense of responsibility (Jupiter, Venus and Saturn in Capricorn in his 4th and 5th houses) found him doing Lauren a favor by flying her to Martha's Vineyard for a fun weekend. John's natal 9th house takes on more importance, as well. It is the 3rd house from his 7th, which represents John's wife's sister. The 9th house is associated with air travel, especially over water).

We've already seen the "malefic" manifestations of Mars opposing Saturn in transit all year commencing with the Clinton trial; Mars' 1999 retrograde cycle; and commencement of the war in Kosovo. Both events were key collective undertakings, and foreshadow events of the eclipse of August 11, 1999 where Mars will again oppose Saturn as part of the grand fixed square.

On a personal level, Mars in opposition to Saturn can manifest as "driving with the brakes on;" "self-blocking;" "freezing of the reflexes;" "muscle cramps/spasms," etc. Add a Mercury retrograde (now) to the mix and we have faulty timing; inability to think clearly; and self-blocking that can create reflex responses (use of hands in an emergency situation) in a direction opposite the goal. (Steering an aircraft?)

What Key Points Did February's Eclipse Hit?

1. Sun and Moon, 27 degrees Aquarius:

The eclipse Sun and Moon conjoined John's Moon and Chiron in his 6th house of health, mental agility, and integrity of the body's structure. If you're paying attention right now, you will have already figured out that the eclipse Moon at 27 Aquarius was also a Lunar Return for John. The eclipse opposed his natal Uranus (25 Leo) in his 12th house of self-undoing. Uranus is the planet associated with airplanes and aviation.

2. Eclipse Saturn at 28 Aries fell in John's 8th house of death and trined natal Uranus in the 12th. Eclipse Pluto conjoined John's 4th house cusp, thus activating the three houses of endings: 4, 8, and 12. Saturn, Uranus and Pluto activating chart angles is highly significant of eruptive change.

The dispositors:

Uranus disposes of the Eclipse Sun and Moon; and the Sun disposes Uranus, thus creating a mutual reception between the Eclipse Sun and Natal Uranus, across John's 6th/12th house axis. Eclipse Mars at 7 Scorpio ¹ disposits Saturn, thus "flavoring" John's natal Mars-Saturn opposition. Eclipse Mars conjoined John's natal Neptune (9 Scorpio) and Mercury (13 Scorpio -- 3rd house), thus dynamically activating John's natal Mercury/Pluto mutual reception ² (Pluto 8 Virgo, house 12).

Caroline Kennedy's Chart:

I precessed the progressions and directions for both John and Caroline. What I discovered by using the precession feature in Solarfire is that Eclipse/Transiting Mars at 7 Scorpio conjoins Caroline's natal North Node at 10 Scorpio in her 11th house. It also conjoins her progressed and directed Midheaven, falling on the progressed chart's North Node.

Counting from Caroline's 3rd house, the house of her siblings, to her natal 11th house, Carolyn's 11th house becomes "long distance journeys of siblings." This represents how Caroline will experience her brother's 9th house love of aviation and ultimately his fateful journey.

Caroline's natal Mars at 12 Scorpio, is the degree at which Mars turned retrograde on March 10, 1999. As Mars backtracked to 24 Libra, Mars was within one degree of a conjunction with her natal Jupiter in house 11 (John's representative 9th) at 23 Libra. Jupiter conjoins Spica, the "lucky" fixed star at this degree. One would think Jupiter on Spica a lucky thing, however, Bill Clinton's Jupiter is also in Libra in the same degree, thus indicating that excesses/poor judgment (Jupiter out of control), can lead to severe consequences.

Mars with Jupiter is a dramatic push to overshoot the mark by bypassing sound judgment in favor of split second decisions (impetuous Mars). Although John was not a reckless man (Saturn in dignity in Capricorn in his natal 5th), he was committed to pleasing his lover/wife, Carolyn. (Venus and Jupiter in Capricorn, house 4). John's split second decision to fly Lauren to Martha's Vineyard was in deference to his wife's request. As Mars approached 5-6 degrees Scorpio in direct motion over this last week, Caroline Kennedy's 11th house mirrored the coming tragedy.

By studying the previous eclipse in light of John's death, it is easy to see how eclipse cycles demonstrate their potent forces in the charts of the famous and in the collective. The timing of events through eclipses, as you can see, may not be immediate. Transits, progressions, and event charts that link up with eclipse degrees are the harbingers of change. As potent as February, 1999's Solar Eclipse was for John Kennedy, Jr., his wife, sister-in-law and the Kennedy family, we can't begin to guess how the next two eclipses (July 28 and August 11) may affect the world stage.

Lunations Are Also Important:

Lunations before and after eclipses, plus Lunations that precede key events need to be reviewed. July 12, 1999's New Moon at 20 Cancer conjoined John's natal Mars at 18 Cancer in his 11th house, which is the 5th house from the 7th - his wife's pleasures and her ability to take risks. The Vertex, or fated point in the New Moon chart is 17 Virgo, which squares John's part of fortune at 17 Gemini in his 10th house. Mercury at 9 Leo in the New Moon chart is the dispositor for both of these points, and Squares John's natal Neptune (9 Scorpio). Thus, we have more "flavoring" for John's Mercury-Pluto mutual reception. Also, transiting Mars at 2 Scorpio is in a semi-sextile relationship to John's Sagittarius Sun. The semi-sextile can be an irritation; a rub; something lying just beneath consciousness. It's either an opportunity which will bear fruit in the future, or a grind one hopes to endure. Further, Mars in the lunation chart conjoined Carolyn's natal Neptune in her 11th house -- John's representative 9th house -- thus again setting off associations with journeys over water.

Points of Interest:

As an aside, I was astounded when I heard on MSNBC that on Jul 21 JFK's remains were discovered via remote camera. MSNBC reported that the time was near 2:00 am. I cast a chart for 1:55 am. The Ascendant on that chart is 9 Gemini -- the degree of John's Midheaven. The Part of fortune in the chart is 29 Aquarius in the 9th house of journeys. It opposes John's natal Uranus at 25 Leo in his 12th house.

The Bessette Sisters were located at 12:45 pm, Jul 21. The Ascendant on that Chart is 23 Libra, the degree of Caroline Kennedy's natal Jupiter in Libra. Venus in this chart at 3 Virgo quincunxes retrograde Neptune in the 4th house of endings in the chart, and the part of fortune, 7 Aquarius, links to Mars' degree for Jul 22, the proposed burial at sea. Note also that transiting Chiron is 27 Scorpio, which is the Feb. Eclipse degree of the Sun and Moon at 27 Aquarius. Chiron squares this eclipse point. This square and the Venus/Neptune quincunx indicates great stress, fear, and trauma during the final moments of life.

The remains of all parties were removed from the sea at 4:30 pm, Jul 21st. The Ascendant for this chart is 7 Sagittarius -- the exact degree of Caroline Kennedy's Ascendant. The part of fortune at 23 Pisces conjoins the 4th house cusp of endings. The Neptune dispositor again speaks of the sea.

What is interesting is that the 4th house cusp of the chart set for the Kennedy-Bessette memorial is 1 Capricorn in the 4th, the house of ancestors. Teddy Kennedy, reigning patriarch and last of the Kennedy brothers alive, has an Ascendant of 10 Capricorn. The Sun has moved from Cancer to 0 Leo in this chart, thus signifying the end of one era, and the beginning of another where Teddy steps into the role of King.


¹ Burial at Sea: July 22, 1999, 9:00 a.m., EDT +4:00, Marthas's Vineyard, Massachussetts, 41N25, 070W40, Asc: 9 Virgo. At the commencement of the ceremony, the Ascendant was @° shy of JFK, Jr.'s natal Ascendant. At 9:11 a.m., the Ascendant conjoined JFK, Jr.'s Ascendant, and by 9:14 a.m. the Midheaven conjoined JFK, Jr.'s natal Midheaven. By ceremony's end (9:32 a.m.), the Part of Fortune in the chart reached 10° Capricorn: the exact degree of Teddy Kennedy's Ascendant.

[On July 22, 1999, Mars returns to the Eclipse degree mentioned above - 7 Scorpio. Thursday, July 22 is the day JFK, Jr. and his wife Carolyn may be buried at sea, pending Kennedy-Bessette approval.

Reading the transits and natal planets as an "event" chart by using John's house cusps, his natal 12th house Uranus is the past of the event: explosion of the aircraft. His first house (11 Virgo on the cusp) is ruled by Mercury [in mutual reception with Pluto] signifies the present - discovery of the remains at sea. Eclipse Mars/Transiting Mars conjoined to John's natal Neptune-Mercury conjunction is the future of the 12th house event: burial at sea on July 22, 1999].

² [John's Sagittarian Sun in his 3rd (Jupiter dispositor) dramatically demonstrates his life as magazine publisher of "George," and testifies to the media's benevolent and gracious remembrances of a young life lived philsophically, imbued with the Kennedy committment to society's betterment, and towards doing this through the written word. John's Mercury-Pluto mutual reception is the only planetary signature I can think of that explains his issue of "George" which featured Marilyn Monroe -- the woman both his father (JFK) and Uncle (RFK) slept with!]


The Lady of Shalott

On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky; And through the field the road run by To many-tower'd Camelot; And up and down the people go, Gazing where the lilies blow Round an island there below, The island of Shalott.

Willows whiten, aspens quiver, Little breezes dusk and shiver Through the wave that runs for ever By the island in the river Flowing down to Camelot. Four grey walls, and four grey towers, Overlook a space of flowers, And the silent isle imbowers The Lady of Shalott.

Only reapers, reaping early, In among the beared barley Hear a song that echoes cheerly From the river winding clearly; Down to tower'd Camelot; And by the moon the reaper weary, Piling sheaves in uplands airy, Listening, whispers, " 'Tis the fairy The Lady of Shalott."

There she weaves by night and day A magic web with colours gay. She has heard a whisper say, A curse is on her if she stay To look down to Camelot. She knows not what the curse may be, And so she weaveth steadily, And little other care hath she, The Lady of Shalott.

And moving through a mirror clear That hangs before her all the year, Shadows of the world appear. There she sees the highway near Winding down to Camelot; There the river eddy whirls, And there the surly village churls, And the red cloaks of market girls Pass onward from Shalott.

Sometimes a troop of damsels glad, An abbot on an ambling pad, Sometimes a curly shepherd lad, Or long-hair'd page in crimson clad Goes by to tower'd Camelot; And sometimes through the mirror blue The knights come riding two and two. She hath no loyal Knight and true, The Lady of Shalott.

But in her web she still delights To weave the mirror's magic sights, For often through the silent nights A funeral, with plumes and lights And music, went to Camelot; Or when the Moon was overhead, Came two young lovers lately wed. "I am half sick of shadows," said The Lady of Shalott.

A bow-shot from her bower-eaves, He rode between the barley sheaves, The sun came dazzling thro' the leaves, And flamed upon the brazen greaves Of bold Sir Lancelot. A red-cross knight for ever kneel'd To a lady in his shield, That sparkled on the yellow field, Beside remote Shalott.

The gemmy bridle glitter'd free, Like to some branch of stars we see Hung in the golden Galaxy. The bridle bells rang merrily As he rode down to Camelot: And from his blazon'd baldric slung A mighty silver bugle hung, And as he rode his armor rung Beside remote Shalott.

All in the blue unclouded weather Thick-jewell'd shone the saddle-leather, The helmet and the helmet-feather Burn'd like one burning flame together, As he rode down to Camelot. As often thro' the purple night, Below the starry clusters bright, Some bearded meteor, burning bright, Moves over still Shalott.

His broad clear brow in sunlight glow'd; On burnish'd hooves his war-horse trode; From underneath his helmet flow'd His coal-black curls as on he rode, As he rode down to Camelot. From the bank and from the river He flashed into the crystal mirror, "Tirra lirra," by the river Sang Sir Lancelot.

She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces through the room, She saw the water-lily bloom, She saw the helmet and the plume, She look'd down to Camelot. Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror crack'd from side to side; "The curse is come upon me," cried The Lady of Shalott.

In the stormy east-wind straining, The pale yellow woods were waning, The broad stream in his banks complaining. Heavily the low sky raining Over tower'd Camelot; Down she came and found a boat Beneath a willow left afloat, And around about the prow she wrote The Lady of Shalott.

And down the river's dim expanse Like some bold seer in a trance, Seeing all his own mischance -- With a glassy countenance Did she look to Camelot. And at the closing of the day She loosed the chain, and down she lay; The broad stream bore her far away, The Lady of Shalott.

Lying, robed in snowy white That loosely flew to left and right -- The leaves upon her falling light -- Thro' the noises of the night, She floated down to Camelot: And as the boat-head wound along The willowy hills and fields among, They heard her singing her last song, The Lady of Shalott.

Heard a carol, mournful, holy, Chanted loudly, chanted lowly, Till her blood was frozen slowly, And her eyes were darkened wholly, Turn'd to tower'd Camelot. For ere she reach'd upon the tide The first house by the water-side, Singing in her song she died, The Lady of Shalott.

Under tower and balcony, By garden-wall and gallery, A gleaming shape she floated by, Dead-pale between the houses high, Silent into Camelot. Out upon the wharfs they came, Knight and Burgher, Lord and Dame, And around the prow they read her name, The Lady of Shalott.

Who is this? And what is here? And in the lighted palace near Died the sound of royal cheer; And they crossed themselves for fear, All the Knights at Camelot; But Lancelot mused a little space He said, "She has a lovely face; God in his mercy lend her grace, The Lady of Shalott."

Alfred Lord Tennyson


Ascendant: 29° Capricorn

There are many aspects to consider when comparing JFK, Jr.'s natal chart to the event charts cast for his take-off from Fairfield, New Jersey and the last signal received by Air-Traffic Controllers. What is important to focus upon are the tightest aspects and critical degrees as well as the fixed stars.

The 29° Capricorn rising is a degree of great instablity. The Ascendant is "late" (something horary and event astrologers notice instantly) signifying that a destined outcome is already in place based upon decisions made in the past. The participants in the situationi will be powerless to change the outcome.

JFK, Jr.'s decision to fly Lauren to Martha's Vineyard before traveling on the Hyannisport for Rory and Michael's wedding was made in haste. He also told friends that he didn't want to fly Lauren to Martha's Vineyard, but was doing so to please his wife.

Saturn, dispositor of the Ascendant of the take-off flight falls in John's 9th house of long distance journeys.

Neptune at 3° Aquarius
A Journey Over Water

Neptune is only 4 + degrees from a conjunction with the Capricorn Ascendant, both of which fall in John's 5th house of risk-taking, gambles and pleasures. Neptune's proximity to the Capricorn Ascendant reinforces the fact that the journey, ruled by Saturn in John's 9th house, will be over water.

Venus at 2° Virgo
Falling In JFK, Jr.'s 12th House

Venus conjoins the Vertex, the fated point of the flight chart, in the 12th house of self-undoing. As dispositor of Saturn in the 9th house of journeys, Venus speaks of behind the scenes cajoling of Carolyn by Lauren, who begged her to "get John" to fly her to Martha's Vineyard. Subsequently, Carolyn begged John to do Lauren the favor. Lauren's remark to Carolyn, "Besides, you'll be okay. You'll be with me," sounds like a reassurance from Lauren when she was met with Carolyn's apprehensions.

Uranus at 15° Aquarius
The Lightning Struck Tower

Uranus squares Saturn, conjoins the transiting South Node (significant of endings), and conjoins John's natal Vertex. Uranus, associated with the Lightning Struck Tower in the Tarot Deck, in relation to fated points such as the Vertex and the Moon's Nodes is an assurance of disaster when an inexperienced pilot, reacting to Uranian energy in his 5th house of gambles, gets into the cockpit of an aircraft that has a hair-trigger touch. The fact that John has his natal Uranus in his 12th house of self-undoing, and the fact that the Flight take-off and crash charts alone have Uranus in their 12th houses more than supports the malefic nature of Saturn's 9th house rulership of the journey. Like Icarus tumbling from the sky, Uranus' lightning force struck the craft from the sky where wings lay upon Poseidon's floor not far from the realm of Pluto.

Transiting Pluto at 8 ° Sagittarius
& Midheaven conjoin John's 4th House of Endings.

The Part of Fortune at 8 ° Sagittarius is conjoined by Pluto and disposited by Jupiter located in the 8th house of death. The houses of endings, when overlaying the flight charts onto John's natal chart, are all activated. The Midheaven (10 ° Sagittarius) conjoins John's 4th house cusp at the time of the last signal tracked by Air-Traffic Control. The Midheaven, a chart's highest point, in transit to John's 4th house of endings, was the strongest indicator that July 16, 1999's excursion over water would shock (Uranus), wound (Saturn) and transform (Pluto) the Kennedy Family and the US Collective.

The Event Chart [above]:

The Ascendant for the crash chart (24 ° Aquarius) conjoins John's natal Uranus in his 12th house of self-undoing. The Ancient ruler of Aquarius is Saturn, thus in traditional astrology, the "greater malefic" rules the first house cusp and disposits John's natal Uranus in his 12th house. As mentioned above, transiting Saturn squares Uranus retrograde and the transiting South Node. In the crash chart, Uranus and the South Node are found in the 12th house. The rule for aspects and fated points is: "If you don't see it twice, you're treading on thin ice." In this case, the 12th house, an unfortunate place according to event chart analyists and horary experts, sends potent warnings.

Neptune is in the 12th house of the crash chart in t-square formation to Mars in the 8th house of death and Jupiter in the 2nd house of "the future as seen from the 12th house." [If the 12th house is the past of the matter, the first house is the instant moment. House number 2, then, can be read as the future of the matter.] That is where we find Saturn, the chart ruler (Aquarius rising) and Jupiter, the planet associated with "getting out of the body."

The 7th house of the chart contains Venus, the Moon (significators of the women on board) and the Vertex (fated point). The chief timer in event and horary charts is the Moon. At the time of the crash, the Moon quincunxed Uranus in the 12th (crisis), and trined Saturn (the trine equaling "fulfillment" of what appears "fated" in the chart).

Pluto resides in the 9th house of the chart and is just 2 degrees shy of conjoining the Midheaven at 10 ° Sagittarius. Counting 1, 2, 3, 4 from the 7th house cusp (the derived Ascendant representing the women on board), the 10th house becomes the 4th house of endings for Carolyn and Lauren Bessette. Conversely, the natural 4th house of the chart represents where the matter ends for JFK, Jr.

  1. Pluto conjoins the Midheaven;
  2. The Midheaven conjoins the fixed star Aldebaran;
  3. The I.C. conjoins Antares;
  4. Jupiter disposits Pluto;
  5. Retrograde Mercury at 8 ° Leo* rules the natural 4th house;
  6. The 4th house cusp conjoins Antares;
  7. Retrograde Mercury rules the Vertex (14 ° Virgo, house 7);
  8. Mercury is disposited by the Sun conjoined to the fixed star, Procyon;
  9. Mercury trines Pluto; and
  10. Both Sun and Mercury reside in the natural 6th house of the chart (health, body, survival) and, counting from the cusp of the 7th house (Carolyn and Lauren), 1, 2, 3, etc., the 6th house becomes the 12th house of self-undoing for the women.

Thus, all 10 planets and the critical points (Vertex, etc.) of this chart are wholly linked. The fact that the Midheaven of this chart is two degrees shy of a conjunction with the USA's natal chart's Ascendant, (July 4, 1776, 12° Sagittarius) links the collective to this tragedy.

*Retrograde Mercury at 8 ° Leo conjoins Bill Clinton's natal Saturn. Throughout the crisis, the President offered his support to the Kennedy family and acted as the nation's "official messenger, the bearer of bad news (Mercury/Saturn)." President Clinton and the First Lady both attended the burial at sea and the Memorial Mass in New York City for JFK, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.

Fixed Stars:

JFK, Jr. Leaves New Jersey & Flight Crash Charts:

Sun conjunct Procyon:

". . . It is noteworthy that the ideas of water and drowning seem to be universally associated with this constellation.

In addition to the Greek ideas embodied in the legends its Euphratean name was the Water Dog, and its Chinese equivalent Nan Ho, the Southern River, certain of the stars being called Shwuy Wei, a Place of Water. Together with Canis Major this constellation is associated by the Kabalists with the Hebrew letter Tzaddi and the 18th Tarot Trump, "The Moon". (Robson). [Emphasis added.]

General influence of the star: According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Mercury and Mars; to Simmonite, of Venus and Mars, which is probably a misprint; and, to Alvidas, of the Moon, Jupiter and Uranus. It gives activity, violence, sudden and violent malevolence, sudden preferment by exertion, elevation ending in disaster . . ."

Uranus Parallel SIRIUS:

"Influence of The constellation: "It is said to give good qualities, charity and a faithful heart, but violent and dangerous passions.
There is some danger from, or fear of, darkness and the night,
and liability to dog bites, though the latter characteristic is probably associated more particularly with Sirius (this star). Canis Major is connected by the Kabalists with the Hebrew letter Tzaddi and the 18th Tarot Trump, The Moon". (Robson). [Emphasis added.]

"General influence of the star: According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Jupiter and Mars and, to Alvidas, of the Moon, Jupiter and Mars. It gives honor, renown, wealth, ardor, faithfulness, devotion, passion and resentment,
and makes its natives custodians, curators and guardians.* [Emphasis added. JFK, Jr. and his sister Caroline are the keeper's of the JFK, Sr. and Jackie Kennedy Onassis legacies] (Robson).

[*Update: The cover of Time magazine, dated August 2, 1999 (I received it on July 27, 1999!) states: "'He had a legacy, and he learned how to treasure it." --Senator Edward Kennedy, in his eulogy.'"]

"Well connected, it promises fame, honors and riches. On the Ascendant and with Mars combined, Sirius can be quite dangerous, pushing ahead with too much ambition is then seen, resulting in dangers by injuries or attempts on the native's life. According to tradition, Sirius will give a famous death with honors beyond the grave, if positioned in the 8th house. In good aspect with Mars and Jupiter and close to the MC, promise is given of gaining extensive wealth, a lucky hand in commercial enterprise or matters of government. This star so placed is most excellent for military , lawyers and civil servants. Sirius in conjunction with the Sun and well placed in the chart will be found to be the case with numerous important and famous personalities. Possibly, the rise in station is made possible by protection from people of influence.

(Ebertin). Regarded as a harbinger of fame. (Larousse Encyclopedia of Astrology)."

The I.C. conjoins ANTARES:

Influence of the constellation: The Scorpion is associated with the Hebrew letter Oin and the 16th Tarot Trump "The Lightning-Struck Tower". (Robson).

General influence of the star: It causes malevolence, destructiveness, liberality, broad-mindedness, evil presages and danger of fatality and makes its natives rash, ravenous, headstrong and destructive to themselves by their own obstinacy. (Robson).

A Mars nature, in which the powers of Mercury and Jupiter and Saturn are also added. Antares makes people tough, belligerent and pugnacious. This is an important star for military personnel and is said to convey mental alertness, strategic ability and courage and to make dare-devils, especially if tied up with the Midheaven Ascendant, Sun or Jupiter. If associated with Mars, courage is said to become foolhardiness, leading to increased dangers. Natives with this particular configuration have to be prepared at all times for sudden incidents, unforeseen events and potential accidents. According to tradition, Antares is of violent character and is credited with being significant for a violent death, either in battle or by process of law. On the other hand, danger may come about by fire, weapons or machinery. Antares is also said to be unfortunate for the eyes, if in conjunction with the Ascendant, Moon or Sun and this has proven to be the case by later researchers. (Ebertin)." [Emphasis added.]

Reference: Anne Wright's Fixed Stars

We are tied to the sea. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came."

President John F. Kennedy, In a speech in Newport, R.I.

JFK, Jr.|Body Spotted by Remote Camera, JFK, Jr.|Remains Found, Bessette Sisters|Found & Remains Raised From Ocean Floor: Charts





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