FRIDA KAHLO … Birthday Bohemian
Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907. She is best known for her colourful self-portraits, which incorporated symbolic portrayals of her physical and psychological wounds. Her private life was tumultuous and included a tragic accident at age 18 [that led to 32 operations and left her unable to have children]; two volatile marriages to the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera; plus many affairs with men and women [including Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, sculptor Isamu Noguchi, dancer Josephine Baker and actress Paulette Goddard].
Frida had her Sun in creative Cancer, her Moon in earthy Taurus, and a flamboyant Leo Ascendant. She loved to paint, cook and garden, and dressed every day as if she was preparing for a fiesta. Bohemian individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Frida had her Sun opposite Uranus [a rebellious nature]; Mars conjunct Uranus in the 5th house [a fiery and unpredictable love life] plus Aquarius on her Descendant [an unconventional marriage].
“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” [Frida Kahlo]