Diana - The crucial date
analysis through the eyes of "Ashtakvarga"
Click here to view her detailed birth chart
1st, 1961 at 19:45 hrs.(BST)
DST: 01:00 hr.
above mentioned is her official birth
life which began as a fairy tale ended as a nightmare. Diana,
Princess of Wales, died in a Paris hospital at 4:00 a.m. on
31st Aug.'97 (Sunday) morning after her car, a Mercedes 600,
driving at great speed, crashed into the 13th
pillar of a 660 feet long tunnel under the Alma bridge along
the river Seine on late night of 30th August. She was with
Dodi Fayed for the dinner at the Ritz, Paris. The couple left
Ritz at 12:20 a.m. Paris time. The paparazzi were in pursuit.
The unprecedented public sympathy and love for her was
witnessed by the world. Her funeral evoked such irresistible
emotion and drew such massive throngs - that some commentators
described it as a grand occasion that eclipsed Winston
Churchill's in 1965. She surpassed John F. Kennedy in
popularity. The sea of flowers, the flood of mourners gave a
glimpse of temporarily altered landscape of London.
was a unique combination of beauty, royalty and candour. It
was this lethal blend which made her a victim of the media.
Vedic Astrology and Diana
was the most photographed woman of the world. In astrological
world, her horoscope will remain the most analyzed one. Her
official birth time is 19:45 hrs., BST. However some astrologers has
argued a different birth time (14:15 hrs.) for her. But her
horoscope charted for official birth time only stands the
tests of Ashtakvarga system and seems to be perfectly correct.
The following analysis is based on this natal chart from 19:45
hrs. as birth time, with Scorpio as ascendant. Very detailed
and minute Ashtakvarga calculations were done for this chart
by us. Ashtakvarga was even prepared for her divisional charts
such as Navamsha and Dashamsha. To check her horoscope in the
light of 'Sudarshan
Chakra', Ashtakvarga were also prepared for 'Surya
Kundli' (the Sun chart) and 'Chandra
Kundli' (the Moon chart).
It has been said "
when in doubt rely on Ashtakvarga"
and I hope the following analysis will dispel the
doubts, whatsoever, about her birth time.
Saturn in her natal chart is very strong. It has got enormous 'Shadbala' strength
as well as Ashtakvarga relative strength. This was the reason
that she had become a philanthropist princess and was engaged
in numerous service missions for ill and poor all over the
Mars is situated in 10th and is the strongest planet in her
horoscope when 'Shadbala' strength and 'Ashtakvarga' strength is averaged. Her most
recent passion for service of sufferers of 'land mines' in war
torn countries is explained by strong Mars (which is the
significator planet of explosives, blood etc.) situated in
strong Mars made her courageous and aggressive. Her revolt
from Prince Charles for his escapades with Ms. Camilla Parker
was possible only due to strong Mars.
Sun is very strong in her natal chart (Shadbala
wise). Though a little weak (3 points only) in
Ascendant, it has got 5 points in the
Ashtakvarga of Navamsha.
In Navamsha, it is 7th lord, posited in Lagna having full
aspect on 7th. It transformed Diana into a person who could
not bear the injustice of her spouse.
ascendant has 36 benefic points in Sarvaashtakvarga
prepared from Lagna-chart (D01). Navamsha ascendant has 32
points in Ashtakvarga prepared from Navamsha (D09). Even
Sun-chart has 30 points in ascendant. The personality like
Diana should have to have such a strong ascendant.
Third House is very-very strong when analyzed through
Ashtakvarga. Though it has got only 25 points in Ashtakvarga
of Lagna, but it has got 30 in Sun-chart, 37 in Moon-chart, 32
in Navamsha and 32 in Dashamsha Ashtakvargas. If we total up
3rd house points in Prastaarashtak (starting from the posited
sign) in Lagna's Ashtakvarga, it has got maximum (36) points
among all houses. This strength of Third House explains why
she was so dear to the media.
lived by the press, was killed by the press and has been
resurrected by the press." said Mark Tully, former
Sixth House has 38 points in Lagna Ashtakvarga and 37 points
Sun-chart's Ashtakvarga. This very strong disposition of
Sixth House explains about the mental agitation,
disappointments and humiliation Diana has to live with all-through
her life after marriage. The strong 6th also explains her
strong diplomatic skills due to which she became 'Ambassador
Seventh House has 23 benefic points in Ashtakvarga of D01,
much below of average 28. 7th houses in Ashtakvarga prepared
from Sun-chart and Moon-chart has 24 and 26 points,
respectively. This house is quite weak from all three angles
method. Even 7th House in Ashtakvarga
of Navamsha (D09) has average points- only 29. All the
four corners indicate an uncomfortable married life. Now
examine the fifth corner. See the 'Prastaarashtak' chart
starting from posited sign at the time of birth. Total of 7th
house is only 24, again much below the average.
Ninth House is extremely weak in general in all ashtakvargas,
which signifies the relations with father. Author does not
know about her relations with parents, hence he is unable to
comment. However, another signification of this house is
'Fortune' and by any criteria she can not be termed as a
Tenth House is very strong in both Ashtakvargas (i.e.
Ashtakvarga of D01 and D09). D01 has 31 points and D09 has 34
points in the 10th House. This fact signifies her
excellent public image. The 10th House is 4th from 7th House
and hence also signifies the mother of her spouse. A very
prominent lady has to be her mother-in-law like Queen
has got 'Zero' in Capricorn in the Ashtakvarga
of Navamsha (D09). For the married life, Navamsha
is very important. Saturn entered in Capricorn in the last
week of December 1990 and remained there upto February 1993.
And this was the most turbulent period for marital life of the
princess. She formally separated from Prince Charles on 9th
7th House (of marriage and spouse) has got only 23 point in
Sarvaashtakvarga prepared from Lagna and an average 29 in
Navamsha's. It has got 24 points in Sun-chart and 26 in
Moon-chart. By each and every criteria, it is weak, much below
of average 28. The points in Taurus, where Venus is posited in
natal horoscope has got only 23 points. Capricorn where Venus
is posited in Navamsha, there are meagre 17 points in the
Ashtakvarga prepared from Navamsha. Here we have to remember
that Navamsha is the most important divisional chart for
examining marital happiness.
Venus is posited in a weak 7th House which propelled her to
scandoulous romances outside the wedlock. Her Venus is very
strong 'Shadbala wise' and 'Ashtakvarga wise' both. It is due
to this, that she possessed a charming personality much appreciated by the opposite sex. It also caused
her to be the most photographed woman of the world.
Mars and Rahu, the natural malefics, are posited in the 7th
House in Moon chart which is as significant as Lagna itself.
The destruction of 7th House significations was only but natural.
crucial night of 30th-31st August 1997 at Paris
natal moon is in Aquarius and transiting Saturn is in Pisces,
i.e. 2nd from natal Moon. The period of 7.5 yrs, when Saturn
transits the 12th, 1st or 2nd houses from natal Moon, is
referred to as "Sadhe
Sati " in Vedic Astrology. This period may prove
highly inauspicious to the native if other astrological
factors are also malefic in nature. In Diana's case, there
were a lot of factors which were highly inauspicious when her
fatal accident occurred. Let us examine them one by one.
of all see the chart " Auspicious/Inauspicious
periods based on transit of planets in various Nakshatras".
Sum of benefic
points from 'Lagna to Saturn' yields the name of "Swati
" nakshatra, in which, result of transit of any malefic
planet will bring sorrows and injuries to the native. At the
time of accident, Mars was transiting "Swati"and it
caused "violent death" as per its inherent nature of
violence. On further analysis of Mars's transit at microscopic
scale, we find that it was in the 'Kakshya of Venus'. Venus is
the significator planet of romance and vehicles, both. It
completed the picture. Violent death was in the vehicle along
with her fiance Dodi Fayed. Furthermore, Mars was in Libra
which happens to be the 12th house in her horoscope. 12th
house signifies "Loss of a limb", "Loss of
spouse", "foreign land", "fear from
enemies". In her case "paparazzi" played the
role of enemy.
we have already examined above that Diana's 3rd House was very
strong and affected her life most. It is amazing that on the
date of accident: Sun, Mars, Saturn and Mercury were
transiting in the 3rd from their own natal positions. This is
Gocharaashtak". Mercury is combust in Di's horoscope
and rest of the three planets are natural malefics.
A staggering 63.33% of points were going to 3rd house
on 30th Aug.(19 points out of total 30 points). All the four
contributor planets of these 19 points to the 3rd house were
malefic in nature. Out of these 4 planets, Sun and Saturn were
in a kakshya whose lords has not contributed to the points in
their respective ashtakvargas in the transited sign. Mercury
also entered in such kakshya on 31st Aug. This situation
enhanced the inauspiciousness of 3rd house and the factor of
death by hounding "paparazzi" emerged due to it. The
inauspicious significations of the 3rd house are 'fights' and
'sorrows' which were invoked with the increasing malefic
planetary tendencies in 3rd house near the date of accident.
In medical astrology, 3rd house signifies longevity, neck,
throat, shoulders, bones, upper limbs and right ear. Diana
suffered most in these part of her body during the accident.
'body in general' and 'longevity' is also signified by 1st
house. On the date of accident, her
chart shows value in the row 'Ashub%' (inauspiciousness) as 69
while value of 'Shubh%' (auspiciousness) is only 2.
The contributor of the 3 points to the
1st house was Jupiter, which was highly malefic to Diana, as
has been discussed below. It was also in a kakshya whose lord
has not contributed a point (denoted by 'i' in chart).
different aspects in one's life do not always follow the
same pattern at a particular moment. We created the
Vjyotish indexes for several aspects of Diana's life,
all of them for August 1997, the last month of her life.
these indexes and compare the results yourself.
was the cause of all ills to the Diana
is 5th lord and hence a benefic for Scorpio Ascendant, in
general astrological parlance. It has contributed the maximum
points, 8 to the Fifth House. 5th house and Jupiter both
signifies 'Children'. She got two beautiful sons due to
it. It also explains her love for children worldwide. But the
benefic side of Jupiter ends here. At the time of her death,
she was in the main period of Jupiter. How can such tragic
incident take place in the period of a benefic? This is here
that the decisive power of Ashtakvarga comes into play. Let us
now scrutinize Jupiter from Ashtakvarga angle.
of all, Jupiter is in Capricorn at 11:47 deg. in natal chart.
The 11th degree in Capricorn has been called "Mrituansh"
for Jupiter. Nadi-Granthas
from South India describes about 132 such degrees for various
planets which are "Mrituansh"
(Degrees of Death) for these planets. It has been said that
when a planet is posited in 'Mrituansh'
in natal chart, it causes death or death like sufferings in
its main or sub-periods of dashas. Being lord of 2nd house, it
is also a 'Maarkesh'.
It is very weak in Di's natal chart 'Shadbala wise' and
'Ashtakvarga wise'; it's avgd. relative natal strength is only
0.65 ( 1 happens to be optimum). It was highly debilitated in
natal chart being in Capricorn.
the date of her death, it was again highly debilitated being
in Capricorn where it has got only 3 benefic points. It was in
the kakshya of Mercury, which is not a contributor to these 3
points and is a bitter enemy (Adhishatru)
of Jupiter, and combust in her horoscope. All these factors
enhanced the lethal effect of already malefic natal Jupiter on
30th-31st Aug'97. Furthermore, Jupiter was in 12th position
from natal Moon on that date which signified "increase of
grief". The Venus was 8th from natal moon which caused
the involvement of a vehicle in the accident. Venus was in the
kakshya of Moon which added liquor (drunken driver of
Mercedes) factor to the tragedy.
thing is noticeable here. The Capricorn is a "movable"
sign. Its direction is "South"
and it gains strength in
is "four legged (Chatushpaad)".
It's place of movement is "Earth".
Do you find some thing in Diana's accident in a "four
wheeled", "movable" vehicle at
"night" in "South" of London (Paris) at
"Earth" ? Both "Maarkesh",
2nd lord Jupiter and 7th lord Venus are posited in South, if
directions are calculated through Fixed Zodiac system
see that Jupiter is posited in 3rd House, both in Lagna and
Navamsha, providing its all inauspiciousness to this house.
The media was her biggest irritation throughout her life after
marriage. Paparazzi (signified by 3rd house) became the cause
of her death was also evident from this fact.
The Paris was in the "inauspicious
direction" from her birth-place
direction of her accident (to be reckoned from her native
place) was "South".
As per Movable Zodiac System, 8th lord Mercury is
situated in South. As per Fixed Zodiac system of Varahmihira,
"South" is weakest in Sarvaashtak points terms and
has got only 22.85%. Jupiter is also in this direction.
As per Fixed Zodiac system of Prashnamarga, again
"South" is weakest alongwith "North-West"
in Sarvaashtak points terms and both directions has got only
malefics, Mars and Rahu are in South if calculated through
As per Movable Zodiac system "South" is
second from below with 23.44% strength. Four natural malefics
are in this direction: Sun, Mars, Rahu and combust Mercury.
Mercury is also the 8th lord. No natural benefic is in this
was destined to love a person from 'East'
fiancé Dodi Fayed was an Egyptian, an Eastern country.
As per Fixed Zodiac system of Varahmihira, 'East' is
strongest in Sarvaashtak points terms and has got the maximum
As per Fixed Zodiac system of Prashnamarga, again
'East' is second strongest after "West" in
Sarvaashtak points terms with a share of 13.576%. A very
strong Venus is also situated in this direction.
As per Movable Zodiac system 'East' is again strong
with 27% share. Four natural malefics are in this direction:
Sun, Mars, Rahu and combust Mercury. No natural benefic is in
'NETT' column at the right most corner of daily transit
report, see 'Eff' sub-column which shows the 'auspiciousness'
of the day for the concerned native, in numerical format
discounting hundreds of astrological principles. It was 130.3
on 26th Aug, 114.1 on 27th Aug, -11.1 on 28th Aug, -53.1 on
29th Aug, -3.1 on 30th Aug, -86.1 on 31st Aug and bottoming at
-135 on 1st Sep.1997. The gradual decrease in fortune is
evident from this table for Lady Diana. (Chart