Beloved Princess Diana of Wales was the face of class, celebrity and timeless beauty before her tragic death in 1997. Today, she still remains a cultural and fashion icon as her reputation as Britains most beloved royal remains un-touched. Diana’s death was mourned by millions across the world, but there has always been an air of mystery and conspiracy surrounding the travesty. Decades later, new evidence, audio tapes and conspiracies continue to surface concerning Diana’s life and death – Even Netflix’s The Crown uses her personal, hidden tapes to shape her character on the show. We might all be fascinated by Diana’s destiny and incarnation, so here’s a little insight into the astrology of her death.
The People’s Princess
Diana was incarnated as a tender Cancerian soul, with an innovative and problem solving nature. With her ascendant in sagittarius, she was born a free spirit and natural optimist. Diana was destined to be a humanitarian and to serve others (Ascendant at 18°24’. Mars in Virgo). This merged well with her hardworking, dedicated and organised nature (Capricorn on the first house), as well as her inner yearning to be liked by others.
Saturn Rx in her 1st house is a reflection of the importance that power and social standing would have in her life. Despite already being born into the prestigious Spencer family, being selected as Prince Charles’ bride to be at only 18 years old was the perfect union for both the British Monarchy and Spencer family in terms of wealth and reputation. This certainly brought along confusion as she learned over time that the partner who had been chosen for her wasn’t exactly the man that she would’ve chosen for herself (Moon square Venus at 0°38’). Diana was confined to traditional ideas of what it meant to be a woman early on in her life, and the more she grew, the more she longed to precede the expectations placed upon her (Uranus at 23°20’ Leo).
Diana was born to be widely known by the public and under the influence of family and business partners. This can be evidenced by her Sun (life force and identity) in her 7th house of one-on-one partnerships. She was adored for her charm and flair (Libra Midheaven) and was one of the most famous mothering figures to date (Midheaven at 23°03’). Natal Neptune in her 10th house is often a placement that indicates humanitarianism and giving more than what you get back in your career. It’s likely that Diana felt unfulfilled. While she loved helping others, she didn’t feel comfortable in the home environment that came with her job title. With Taurus on the cusp of her 4th house, having a comfortable home life that reflected both her roots and values was of upmost importance to her.
It’s important to note that Saturn was retrograde during Diana’s birth. This indicates a strong feeling of duty and responsibility that one struggled to uphold and maintain. Diana wanted to be the perfect royal wife and to maintain a good social standing, but would have felt that this was naturally difficult for her no matter how hard she tried. She feared letting people down over this, and would keep her concerns and problems hidden. There was certainly an air of duality about Diana’s identity and presence (Saturn at 27°48’) in which she had to adapt often and choose the ‘face’ or version of herself to suit her surroundings.
Diana was a natal Aquarius Moon (in her 2nd house of work, values and routine), giving her a progressive mind that was limited by her traditional surroundings and rigid profession. She was born to break barriers and to be a trendsetter and innovator, which likely didn’t sit well with those who wished to control her (Moon opposition Uranus).Embed from Getty Images
Was Her Death An Accident?
Transiting Pluto in Sagittarius was squared Diana’s natal Mars in Virgo (within 1°19’) on the day of her death which quite literally signifies a fight for survival and final notion of power. This aspect screams a forceful death against a dominant opposing force. Transiting Uranus at her time of death was tightly conjunct (0°14’) her natal Jupiter in Aquarius in the 7th house. This is reflective that Diana was taken from the world far too soon at the hands of her open enemies radical beliefs and ideologies. During a Uranian-Jupiter conjunction, the traits of Uranus are expanded and enlarged under the Jupitarian Influence.
Diana’s natal Uranus resided in 23°20’ Leo in her 8th house. This tells us that the time before her death was a last streak of independence and rebellion for her. This is understandable when we consider that she was killed whilst travelling alongside her boyfriend at the time, Dodi Fayed. Diana certainly broke royal protocols through her fashion, divorce and post-divorce relations which is typical behaviour for natal Uranian Leo as the planet here is in detriment (poor functionality). Uranus in Leo upsets the status quo and what’s expected of them in favour of personal passions and getting their own way. Diana and Dodi’s relationship represented Diana finally doing something to serve herself, which was greatly important to her when it came to love as a natal Taurus Venus.
Transiting Mars conjunct Diana’s natal Neptune at 1°55’ Scorpio is an indication of victims of violence and over-boiling anger. While this aspect is significant alone, it takes place in the transiting 4th house and Diana’s natal 12th house of endings, collective unconscious and the shadows. This aspect is a reflection of turbulent family conditions and skeletons in the closet, which is amplified by Martian influences.
Diana would’ve felt an overwhelming feeling of self-chosen loneliness leading up to the event of her death. Perhaps due to the discomfort of her home life and distrust in those who she was surrounded by. Her exile/choice to isolate herself from the British Monarchy was an understandable decision when we view Sagittarius on the Cusp of her 12th house. This placement is indicative of an individual who was widely opinionated about secret affairs (remember when she told the world her marriage was congested by a third party?). She was perceived as somewhat of a loose canon amidst an institution full of secrecy and skeletons in their closets.
Her 8th house of merging, inheritance and mystery is clustered with planetary energies (8th house stellium); that of Pluto, Mars, Uranus North Node and her Black Moon Lilith. Pluto in Diana’s 8th House (at 6°02’ Virgo) is symbolic of an intense and life changing event in which Pluto submerges into the cruel world of power, death and survival. Her North node here (conjunct Mars within 1°55’) at 29°42’ Leo unfortunately reflects that this life changing moment was fated for her. This conjunction is eerily important, reflecting the distorted image of her enemies that she had, which kept her in a space that was unhealthy and aggressive for her. Virgo’s critical energies radiate thoughtfulness and meticulousness, telling us that this was no accident. It was a cruel fate that would be delivered to her at the hands of those who were threatened by her free-spirit and the worlds infatuation with her.