The header shot is of Princess Diana and her two sons, William and Henry. Below are her wedding shoes and her and Prince Charles on her wedding day, July 29, 1981. She was twenty years old.
Princess Diana’s Ascendant is at 18 Sagittarius, a common fire sign ruled by Jupiter, making her a frank, friendly woman who wins friends easily. The description of “hail fellow well met” describes the archetypal Sagittarian.
Like mother like daughter
Her North Node conjunct Regulus at Leo 28 suggesting that she had a noble bearing throughout her life. Her Sun and Mercury are nearly conjunct in Cancer giving her warm personable appeal that really shone when she was with her sons but it is inconjunct her Moon in Aquarius with another sextile to her Ascendant. This is her first yod and the more personal of the two creating an apex at the Seventh/Eighth house cusp which is obviously her marriage to Prince Charles and her liaison with Dodi Fayed.
This yod poses problems for Diana. On one hand she was a woman of immense privilege and wealth with servants all around her waiting to be called. On the other, there are many stories of Diana refusing nannies for her boys and wanting to do the domestic chores of a regular Mum but being a royal consort with outside responsibilities makes that difficult.. Also, as Jupiter conjunct Saturn is one of the feet, Diana felt oppressed by her husband and the wealth, the constant pressure of paparazzi and was unable to cut loose and have fun. This hints t the karmic problems between her own mother, Frances and father, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer’s marriage which fell into the same trap.
Unloved and unhappy after having five children Frances Spencer left her husband for Peter Shand Kydd, an heir to a British wallpaper fortune in 1967. Diana was then six years old. The Kydds were married in 1969, but she did not receive custody of her four children and her relationship with her mother was just occasional, though as she got older the two women got closer.
The people’s Princess
Princess Diana has another yod from her Neptune in Tenth to her Saturn in the First creating an apex this time an apex in the Sixth House of work and labour. Indeed Diana was the first royal bride to have been employed before her engagement at the Young England School as a kindergarten teacher — perfect for her Aquarian Moon trine her Cancerian Sun; her daughter in law, Catherine Middleton, was the first with a university degree. This second yod though creates the image of a “people’s princess” — an approachable and down to earth person within the British Royalty that was publicly accessibly (Eleventh House and her Ascendant) and people all over the globe responded with adoration.
Princess Diana’s temperament type is similar to another woman who married a wealthy, older prestigious man, Melania Trump a See-Saw that resembles a Fan Handle because it has a Grand Trine with a Kite configuration.. It the Kite that was what made Diana so charismatic and memorable as it is created out of her Fixed Grand Cross, another cosmic aspect that adds depth and sorrow to her chart.
Princess Diana died in an automobile accident fleeing from paparazzi in a tunnel Paris, France on 31 August 1997; she was 36.