Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954
bisexual Mexican painter
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Leo Ascendant, Cancer Sun, Taurus Moon, Venus-Pluto
Born: 6 July 1907, 08:30 (8:30am) LMT, Coyoacán, Mexico City. Sy Scholfield quotes Hayden Herrera's book, "Frida, A Biography of Frida Kahlo" (Perennial Library, 1991): "As her birth certificate shows, Frida was born on July 6, in 1907 ... at eight-thirty in the morning, in the midst of the Summer rainy season." RR: B.
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS:
Capricorn MARS (conjunct South Node), Aquarius CHIRON (conjunct Descendant), Taurus MOON (conjunct MC), Cancer JUPITER (conjunct North Node).
CHINESE SIGN: GOAT-SHEEP. NUMEROLOGY: "3" LIFEPATH.
Wikipedia Biography [Astrology by Sy Scholfield]:
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and perhaps best known for her self-portraits.
Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. At age 6 years, Frida developed polio, which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the other. It was to remain that way permanently.  Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as Naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as "surrealist", and during 1938 one surrealist described Kahlo as a "ribbon around a bomb".
Kahlo had a marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which derived from a traffic accident during her teenage years. These issues are perhaps represented by her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best." She also stated, "I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."
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