Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.
John F. Kennedy – Youngest U.S. President
Birth: May 29, 1917 at 3:00pm in Brookline, Massachusetts
Death: November 22, 1963 at 12:30pm in Dallas, Texas
Born into a wealthy, ambitious family, John F. Kennedy learned young how to compete and win against his siblings (3 brothers and 5 sisters), despite being small and quite sickly as a child (which continued through his life).
He took time off during college at Harvard to visit his father in London who was U.S. Ambassador there at the time. He traveled extensively from there and began learning first hand about foreign policy issues. He published his first book, bestseller Why England Slept (adapted from his senior thesis paper), before he graduated from Harvard. It was about English foreign policy and was well respected despite his youth and relative inexperience.
He served in the U.S. Navy and commanded a PT Boat in the pacific during the years immediately following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He received the Purple Heart and was honorably discharged in 1945 after surviving the destruction of his boat in 1943 by a Japanese destroyer and bravely helping his crew find shelter and be rescued.
While he unarguably had money, privilege, and significant political support through his family’s connections, he also worked very hard to achieve his remarkable lifetime accomplishments.
He was known for his humor, charm, intelligence and mental vigor, but political campaigning did not come naturally to him. He deliberately and purposefully taught himself how to be a winning candidate so he could achieve his political ambitions. He campaigned hard to win his first congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives (served 1947-53), then a seat in the Senate (1953-60). He then won the U.S. Presidency in a very close race against Richard Nixon in 1960.
He was, at 43, the youngest elected U.S. President, the first Catholic President, and the only President to have won a Pulitzer Prize (for his biography in 1957) until President Obama won one in 2010.
During his presidential “watch” the key issues were the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, putting a man on the moon, building the Berlin Wall, the Cold War with Russia, the Civil Rights Movement, and the growing Vietnam War.
He had rather serious health challenges through his life, including colitis, chronic low back issues (causing constant pain and for which he had several surgeries), hypothyroidism, and Addison’s Disease (a rare endocrine disorder), most of which were successfully kept quiet and hidden despite the very public nature of his life (something that would be impossible to do today!). He kept up the appearance of being reasonably well and active while relying on medications and frequent doctor visits just in order to keep going.
With fewer than 3 years as President, he was assassinated November 22, 1963 during an official visit to Dallas with his wife Jackie. To this day, he is still considered among the best—and best loved—of U.S. presidents, along with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. That is a huge accomplishment!
For ease, I’ll refer to John F. Kennedy as Jack—the nickname by which he was best known.
Jack was a very open Projector Type. While the role of Projectors is to manage, guide and direct and he was, therefore, naturally suited for his various leadership positions, he attempted to live a physically vigorous life that his body clearly had trouble keeping up with.
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