This November 1981 mystery has yet another turn of the wheel with Dr. Oz interviewing the captain of Robert Wagner’s boat. Dennis Davern overheard the argument between Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood on the night she died. The police say that Robert Wagner has always been a ‘person of interest’ in her death, but, so far, nothing has been proven that could bring him to justice.
The Death Chart
The timing of the chart was chosen at random by me. But the resulting sailboat image made by the aspects of the chart speaks to its correctness. And there’s one inconjunct.
Pluto Inconjunct Midheaven
You may have trouble with older people who try to teach you how to effectively take control of your life. Even while you are young, you may resent their control over you and resist everything they are trying to teach you. To a great extent, your path in life will be shaped by your early confrontations with authority figures. Your parents would be well advised to give you as much control as possible over your own affairs and as much self-determination as you can handle. They should not try to keep an extremely tight rein on you, for if they do, you will explode and become very difficult to handle. Also your self-esteem would be damaged. Your parents and teachers should be very straightforward with you, because if you feel that people are not being honest with you, you will not be honest with them. You are quite capable of acting behind people’s backs if you consider it necessary or of you feel that you never get your own way.
OK. So this situation is about self-determination and control by other (older) persons. That must have been one hell of a blazing row between them. But the central question remains: accident or murder?
Everyone keeps going on about Natalie’s fear of water, and her limited swimming skills. Add to this the fact of it being a late November night, no person in their right mind would get into a dinghy to row back to shore. But was she in her right mind?
It is only when you compare Ms. Wood’s birth and death charts do you get an insight into her state of mind.
Natalie Wood’s natal Moon was being triggered by a ‘fatal’ conjunction of Mercury and Uranus, while, at the same time, her natal Uranus was being controlled by the ‘fatal’ Saturn. So this became an emotional ‘fight or flight’ situation.
Given that Wagner was Ms. Wood’s husband (for the second time), his age may have made him a natural ‘father figure’ in her life. But by age 43, Natalie would have thought she was done with all that parental control.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. So, I think this is what really happened: Natalie got into that dinghy in a fit of pique, perhaps to show how desperate she was to get away from the situation. Wagner may have laid one hand too many on her, and she’d had enough. But she was no boat’s person, and that choice to go may have resulted in her leaving forever.