Calamity fell young fifteen-year-old Prince William on August 31, 1997 when his mother, Princess Diana, died in a fiery automobile accident. The entire world grieved at the loss.
Was there a hint or foreshadowing of this terrible event in a midpoint astrology aspect?
Please note though that there is no such thing as a death aspect or death midpoint. Each astrological configuration, direction, or progression is interpretated according to that unique individual's chart. There are usually many possibilities — some favorable and some harmful. The final outcome is never pre-determined.
Let's look again at Prince Will's natal chart for midpoints to his moon. We see his Moon midpoints Sun Mars. The Sun represents self-expression and Mars shows energy. A Sun Mars person is described as energetic with strong ambitions and determination or when seen ineffectively, a stubborn belligerent and obstinate person.
Moon represents his mother and emotionalism. One interpretation is a strong willed emotional person and more strikingly -- prone to violent upsets.
Fast forward to Princess Diana's chart during that fatal August month.
We see a couple of very important transits. The first is Pluto square Mars, which entered on June 16th, 1997, and wasn't slated to leave until October.
Pluto represents intensity and Mars energy. This might mean a time of intense work and productivity, or sadly a time of serious mishaps and accidents.
Similarly, transiting Neptune was conjunct her natal Saturn with an exact placement that same month. Neptune represents idealism and inspiration but also deceit and betrayal. Saturn stands for discipline and stabilization and when ineffective, separation and oppression.
Was there treachery in Princess Diana's life during this time? A situation of Neptune deception that undermined her Saturn discipline might account for the tragic death.
Many questions about the cataclysmic event were raised and later a full investigation revealed that the driver was dangerously intoxicated with alcohol -- a fatal Neptune undermining action that carelessly took the lives of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.
In a few years Prince Will's sorrow would turn to joy as he found support and friendship that culminated in marriage. Discover more in the next blog.