Note on Nov. 15, 2013 — one of our readers was poking around the archives and reminded me about this article. I thought I would reprise it and open up the discussion, now that we’re one week ahead of the 50th anniversary. –efc
The question of what exactly happened on Nov. 22, 1963 persists, and it will until the government releases the secrets that it’s been keeping all these years. We do have the astrological chart, however: one cannot hide the date and time of such a public event. If you’re an astrology student, memorize the data: 12:30 pm in Dallas. I have provided the chart below; in some ways it’s difficult to see what is going on. But as with the event itself, common sense has a way of prevailing. Or perhaps lies have a way of reeking in the approximate scent of their own existence.
I come back to this chart from time to time, from year to year, to see if I notice anything new, and here is what I can tell you today.
As background, the Sun in this chart is void of course in Scorpio; it is placed very late in that sign, at the end of the last degree. In other words, in about six hours the Sun will be in Sagittarius.
The time of day is just past noon, so the Sun is in the 9th house (the time of year determines the sign placement; the time of day determines the house). The void opens the way for a lot of mischief, if one is inclined to take advantage of it. The 9th house is the secret or hidden zone of the government, which is contained in the next house over — the 10th. Vesta is the most elevated planet in the chart, in the 10th, what you might call the presidential zone. Vesta suggests sacrifice.
Mercury is conjunct Vesta. Because Virgo is on the 8th house cusp (the house associated with the nature and cause of death), Mercury is the delegate of this house; and Mercury is conjunct Vesta in the 10th. This suggests two things: one is a human sacrifice of President Kennedy; and second that the government itself was involved. This is fairly simple: Mercury represents the nature and cause of death; Mercury is placed in the house of the president/government — the 10th. The cause and the effect are directly connected. One gets the sense that someone known to President Kennedy was involved in the plot to kill him; but writing this, that seems obvious.
We cannot judge the chart on one clue alone, an interesting one though it is. The real action in this chart is in the 12th house. We see a 12th house with three important planets, which looks like a vast library of secret or inaccessible information. That is the nature of the 12th. In this chart, the 12th points not just to the facts that underlie this incident, but to the existence of another world of which most of us are not aware. Here’s how you can tell.
The 12th house is by far the most clandestine of the lot. We think of the 8th as having the nature of secrets, but the 8th is the house of gossip and open secrets: yes, people have sex, they have complex affairs, they die and leave legacies; they make covert deals with one another; and we gab about it incessantly. That is the 8th, not the 12th. The 12th is the house which covers the things you shut up about on fear that you’re going to get killed, or lest someone think you’re insane and put you in an institution. In truth, the 12th represents another world, perhaps within our world, or perhaps parallel to it.
To understand this chart, we have to work a bit more with rulerships: that is, seeing where the planets that rule houses and signs end up in the chart. When you’re doing astrology, remember — a planet can rule a house that it is not placed in. We saw that with Mercury. It rules the 8th because Virgo is there; but it’s placed in the 10th. But sometimes a planet is in the house that it rules. Capricorn is on the 12th house cusp of this chart. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, and we find Saturn placed inside the 12th house. In other words, Saturn is veiled from view — that is the nature of the 12th. It’s like a room in consciousness that we don’t know about, or don’t admit exists.
[This is an interpretation point worth mentioning. The 12th can be difficult to decipher, and I use two main concepts: charts where the ruler of the 12th is located in the 12th, and those where it is placed outside the 12th. In this chart, the ruler of the 12th is placed in the 12th: this house is holding its secrets carefully.]
Aquarius is in the ascendant. In traditional astrology, Saturn also rules Aquarius — and it’s in the 12th house. The ruler of either the 1st or the 12th might give a clue as to who the assassin really is, but Saturn is hidden away in the 12th; it remains a secret matter. However, we know that Saturn generally represents the government, so we could say of this chart: the government did it, but we will never know the truth. We have to live with the mystery — and this is not the mystery of the Kennedy murder, but really the mystery of the shadow government.
The whole matter is trapped in the 12th, which acts like a scrim or veil over reality. The Moon is there too (the public). This is potentially puzzling, but one common method of coping with the intense mystery of the 12th is denial; another method is deception. So there is this sense that the public is caught in the drama. That being said, if you believe the surveys, most people do not think that a lone assassin killed President Kennedy. They might have at first; the nation was in shock, and it was convenient to believe this. The lone assassin theory is convenient because it doesn’t necessitate that we rethink our reality framework. Today, nearly half a century on, a nearly a decade after Sept. 11, 2001, we can afford to be a bit more daring.
The Moon-Saturn conjunction has Pholus in the mix — and together, that is the description of a massive, uncontainable release of energy (in the style of Pholus), all of it involving the public and the government. Note that in recent years there have been a lot of transits around these Aquarius planets: Neptune, Chiron, Nessus, and Jupiter are there and a few of these have for a while. This chart is getting it pot stirred. I think we have long suspected that some Kennedy karma was up, and I think that this may be our chance to “choose once again.”
All three of these points that in the Aquarius 12th house are square Neptune in Scorpio. This is another veil — Neptune can have a flavor of the 12th, particularly Neptune in a square aspect. This is a clever chart and it was a clever conspiracy, but really, it used very old methods and took advantage of our weaknesses and our simplistic beliefs. Whoever did it knew exactly what they were doing. It would be nice if someone out there could confirm the presence of that French assassination team working from the Grassy Knoll.
Boil this chart down to its basics and here is the truth: we don’t know the real story, but most of us smell the lie. Whatever we may suspect is subject to plausible deniability (which is the stock and trade of covert ops). If and when the files are opened, what is revealed will look something like a shadow society, which reveals that the government we think we voted into power is a burlesque act, and some other government is running the show.
At the time of the assassination, anyone with a shred of intelligence could have told you something was wrong when the purported assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was himself assassinated while in police custody just two days after Kennedy was shot. That was at 11:21 am in Dallas on Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963 — a chart for a different day.