Grace Kelly – Princess of Monaco
Published: September 22, 2016 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić
During 1955, Jupiter was in Cancer, and Saturn was in Scorpio... On April 26, 1955 Cannes Film Festival was opened and it is remembered as the place of meeting and falling in love of an American actress Grace Kelly and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
Cannes in 1955
Transit Jupiter was passing through 9th house (abroad) of the beautiful Grace Kelly and was in conjunction with Pluto (ruler of her Ascendant), and through dispositor (her Moon at 21º Pisces) it was actually in her 5th house (festival, love...). Jupiter was in its seat (Pisces) through dispositor, which was about to bring her nice moments in the field of romance, and somewhere across the ocean (Pisces).
On the other hand, the other chronocrator, retrograde Saturn, was passing through her 1st house, bringing a kind of maturity, taking of responsibility, and more importantly - it was at her natal Sun (essential signifier of husband in female horoscope, but also the natural ruler of 5 – love), so this could have meant that the time (Saturn) came for an important man. As transit Saturn transiting Scorpio remains in this sign through disposition, i.e. it comes at the spot of Mars of Grace Kelly, creating a beautiful trine with her Moon (emotions, series 4) in 5th house (love) – this could also have been the sign that the Saturn's time in Scorpio might bring a stable relationship, marriage even, and with ease (since Grace has Moon square Saturn in natal chart).
During the Cannes Festival, secondary Moon of Grace Kelly at 28º Aquarius was in exact sextile with her natal Saturn at 28º Sagittarius, and in exact trine with her Venus (love) at 28º Libra, so this is indication that something important in the field of romance was happening to her then. Finally, her Venus -- essential signifier of relations and love, and in her chart the ruler of 7th house (marriage, relations) is placed in 12th house (somewhere faraway, across the ocean), the house in which it gives its full potential (for it is the place of Venus' exaltation, analogue to the twelfth sign of Pisces, where Venus is in exaltation), in the sign of its seat (Libra), only adding to its strength, and in exact sextile with Saturn (form) which is close to the spot in Zodiac called Galaxy Center. Now, it is not difficult to realize why the fairytale happened to beautiful Grace... Fairytale did happen, one year later, on April 19, 1956, when she married Prince Rainier III and became the Princess of Monaco. Directive Venus (the ruler of 7 – marriage) of Grace Kelly came to natal Mars – the ruler of 1 (herself)...
Venus at North Node
As I have recently mentioned in my article “Carmic relations and lunar nodes” the role of lunar nodes is sometimes very important in comparative charts, especially when nodes of one person are in conjunction with personal planets, chart angles (or their rulers) of another person -- then it is most probably some very important relationship. While I considered the conjunction of one person's Venus with other person's South Node in the mentioned article, here we have conjunction of one person's Venus with other person's North Node. If one person's North Node is in conjunction with personal planets of another person, it protects them.
Conjunction of North Node and Venus tells that Venus' owner feels that the partner is the right person for her and that she can have relationship she wants with him. The owner of the North Node here "swallows" the bait of love, because the North Node represents mouth. This aspect strongly pulls towards relationship or marriage.
Rainier III, the Prince of Monaco, has Venus at North Node of Grace Kelly. At that time, Monaco was in adverse economic situation, and the Prince was advised to marry some famous Hollywood star in order to attract rich tourists. Rainier III had to get married because of his inheritance, and failing to have male descendants would bring Monaco to France. Strongly determined to marry Grace (after they met in Cannes in April 1955), he visited her at the set of „The Swan“, and several days later he visited her family in Philadelphia. Rainier III requested two million American dollars dowry from Jack Kelly (Grace Kelly's father). Although he refused to pay at first, the very idea that his daughter might become princess was tempting enough to finally pay the dowry. Marring Rainier III brought Grace 138 titles, and Monaco was practically saved. Beside the North Node, Grace also has Chiron (healing) at Venus of Rainier III, further accenting the importance of this woman for Monaco's fate.
In the chart of Rainier III we see Grace Kelly in his Venus at the cusp of 12 (romance with the actress coming from far away, across the ocean), and Venus is the part of fixed T-square with Jupiter and Neptune.
It is interesting that Venus is also the ruler of 5 (love), but also the essential signifier for money, financials of the country, and it is at the degree of Uranus' fall (11º Taurus), and across from it is Jupiter (the ruler of his 7 – marriage, but also the essential signifier of serious money) at the degree of Uranus' exaltation (11º Scorpio), and Monaco is famous for its casinos, gambling -- the axis of Uranus' fall/exaltation certainly implies that. But, since the most important here is Neptune, because it is the tip of the fixed T-square, we should take a look at the Neptune's dispositor. That is the Sun (country's reputation) at 8º Gemini. Directive North Node (and directive Chiron) of Grace Kelly were at this very spot in the year she married Rainier III and became the Princess of Monaco, and that clearly implies that she saved the reputation of Monaco!
The end of acting career
Princess Grace abandoned her acting career because of this marriage – South Node of Rainier III is in conjunction with the Moon Grace Kelly in her 5th house (creation).
Not long after the wedding, Rainier III gave her the list of strict rules that she needed to abide as the princess. Soon after that the Prince banned his wife's movies in Monaco. Since she was the eternal inspiration of the famous director Alfred Hitchcock, he offered her the role in his movie in 1962. Although she desperately wanted to go back to acting, and even Rainier III allowed that, the people of Monaco protested because they did not want their Princess to have the role of kleptomaniac and to film love scenes with Sean Connery.
Grace Kelly's death
On September 13, 1982, after the mild stroke she lost control over the car she was driving and got off the road. The next day Grace Kelly died. At funeral, Rainier III was not trying to hide his sorrow. He never married again, and since 2005 his body lies next to hers, in the family crypt.