|Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood|
Hollywood legend Natalie Wood – beautiful, talented, passionate – died in mysterious circumstances 30 years ago. She was 43 years old and had spent the previous 39 years working, loving and living smack in the public eye.
She drowned after a drunken row with her husband, the star Robert Wagner. That much is part of the public record. The then rising star Christopher Walken was also on their yacht at the time of her death – as was the skipper Dennis Davern.
Natalie Wood could not swim and she was terrified of water, according to her sister.
Her body, clad in a nightie and covered in bruises, was found on November 28, 1981.
Thirty years later, the case has been re-opened. Davern is finally publishing his version of events and admits that he did not tell the whole truth at the the time.
Yes, the number 30 should have you sitting up an taking notice. Saturn is currently back in Libra, where it was when Wood died. Libra is the sign of justice, Saturn is the planet of just deserts. With Saturn, you reap what you sow – even if it was 30 years ago. There’s unfinished business here… and Saturn has come back for a bit of closure.
Of course, when Saturn transits Libra all partnerships are tested – either they become stronger or they break.
In fact the transits for Wood’s death are fascinating – and how they link in with the transits of today is even more fascinating.
Transits on the fatal night
I’ve mentioned before that Jupiter, the greater benefic, is often involved in death charts (click here to read what I said). I like to believe this is because he comes to take our souls to a better place. Jupiter was opposing Wood’s natal Moon.
Transiting Chiron (wounds) conjuncted natal Uranus in the 8th house of death. Uranus in the 8th is said to denote the potential for death by accident. It’s opposite North Node in Scorpio, which could also denote death by submergence, but probably says more about Natalie Wood’s sex appeal.
Transiting Saturn exactly opposed Wood’s natal Saturn in the house of partners.
In fact Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter were all transiting her first house of the body. So she’d been dealing with some pretty harsh energy. She’d just been through her Uranus half-return and was facing a Saturn half-return.
Pluto (death) was opposing her Moon-Saturn midpoint in fiery Aries.
The most striking thing about Wood’s natal chart is the tight stellium in Cancer – Sun, Mars and Pluto all within 2 degrees. This is rather violent. She must have had quite a temper and with Mars ruling her house of partners, she must have been attracted to dangerous men.
Why would a Cancer Sun be frightened of water, usually it’s quite the contrary? Because Pluto (death) and Mars (violence) were there too. I wonder, was she also frightened of herself.
But what about the transits now – and do they tell us anything about then?
Current Transits to Wood’s natal chart
Saturn, back in Libra, is opposite Saturn within 5 degrees. Justice is being served.
Pluto is exactly opposite her Chiron – old wounds are being reopened, reexamined and analysed. The truth is going to come out.