Venus in Gemini :: May 8 – June 2, 2021

I recently came across this lithograph by Frida Kahlo entitled Frida and the Miscarriage. It’s part of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation.

The accompanying text reads “The work is a wrenching reminder of how closely intertwined her work often was with her personal experiences. In a particularly poignant passage, the waxing moon in the sky weeps as it looks at a similarly crying Frida. Her falling tears are mirrored in the blood that runs down her leg, seeping into the earth and nourishing the plants that grow nearby.”

Frida’s Venus was in Gemini just 1° away from her natal Pluto. She lived this placement through her art which communicated the depths of who she was. I’m sure her Venus in Gemini expressed a love of curiosity, a whimsical and multi-colored fashion, as well as an intelligent wit that lured people to her. But this Pluto-Venus conjunction in Gemini is summed up in so many of her self-portraits, including this one.