AUGUST 31, 1997-AUGUST 31, 2017 - 20 YEARS GONE PRINCESS DIANA
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I did find something really interesting by an astrologer named Garry Heaton. I wont give it all to you, as there is so much information on the site. I will just give you his astrological take on the accident event:
The Event Chart
The car which killed Diana, Dodi and the chauffeur crashed at 00.27 (22.27 GMT) on 31st August, 1997 in Paris [ 48N52 ; 2E20 ]. 18 GEM 12 rises - the sign of the media - ruled by Mercury the winged messengers who chased the saloon car on their motorbikes into the fatal tunnel alongside the River Seine.
Just as the dying light of the Sun sets on the western horizon so here Diana's ascendant degree is setting at the end of an illustrious life. Mercury, as ruler of the ascendant, is the car that crashed and all who died with it. Here we find Mercury strong in technically competent Virgo but retrograding from a sextile to Mars and crashing into combustion with the Sun. We should also note that the event took place on a Saturn day and at 00.05 the Mars hour began. Remember, the planetary day begins with sunrise. Both malefics ruled this period of time and with the ascendant ruler retrograding from Mars and into the Sun the volatile nature of the period was magnified.
The Moon in Leo on the IC is Diana, the "Queen of Hearts", the royal lady whose life ended in the 4th house. She applies to Venus in Libra in the 5th house of romance as she speeds away in the car to be alone with her lover. The reaction to her death is shown by the Moon's close opposition to retrograde Jupiter in Aquarius, conjunct the MC. The injustices of media intrusion into the lives of royalty and the famous are questioned, with the possibility of new legislation suggested by some politicians. With her ascendant-ruler, Jupiter in Aquarius, re-appearing on the MC of the event chart we see the symbol of Diana's humanitarian efforts hoisted like a flag, its retrogradation suggesting the end of a woman who was a friend to the world.
The 3 planets in the 4th house can be taken as the 3 people who were killed in the crash. If the Moon is Diana and Mercury is the chauffeur then the Sun must be Dodi. Mercury is overpowered by the Sun's rays so it's possible that the chauffeur, though possibly drunk at the time, could have been acting under directions when he raced away from the paparazzi motor cyclists at 120 mph. Notice also the chain of dispositors. The Moon, for Diana, is disposed by the Sun, her lover Dodi but he, in turn, is disposed by retrograde Mercury, the chauffeur. Mercury is also applying to a parallel with Saturn (45 ' orb) and Saturn rules the 8th house of death and is also the universal significator of mortaility.
The Sun was applying to a contraparallel with Pluto in the 6th house of servants (8' orb), having separated from a square on the 26th. Dodi could have been intent on wielding his influence by encouraging the chauffeur to ignore the speed limit. Although Venus is almost 4 degrees away from the opposition with Saturn, the contraparallel between them is less than 1 degree, making the impact more immediate. In a natal horoscope this aspect often shows nothing more than hard lessons in love but in an event chart such as this it suggests the relationship was destined to end.