Looking Back on John F. Kennedy

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the astrology of JFK, his inauguration and his assassination. I believe the modern presidency is defined by Kennedy — which includes the fact that he was killed for reasons nobody seems to understand.

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Dear Friend and Listener:

In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], I look at the astrology of JFK, his inauguration and his assassination. I believe the modern presidency is defined by Kennedy — which includes the fact that he was killed for reasons nobody seems to understand.

I’ve written two articles about this — The Ancestor (from 2013), and Storm Warnings (from 2012), linked here as promised.

Here are the three charts I work with, presented as one document.

I look at the current astrology, talk about the forthcoming annual edition and respond to a reader query about compersion and jealousy.


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