Her early life seclusion was enforced via illness, but the solitude compelled her to develop an inner life, that later informed her art.
The Sun Conjunct Neptune is particularly potent by being placed in the 12th House – aka the Soul Sector – which is naturally Neptune-affiliated. Below, the Sun-Neptune delineation from my Astral DNA birth chart report.
Sun Conjunction Neptune
They’re an Outer Planet person for reals. When the Sun is aligned with Neptune, the person’s self-actualization and identify is inevitably aligned with a broader consciousness. It’s the Auto-Shamanic position. Susan Sarandon has this. So did Carrie Fisher. They’re higher powered or just high all the time. They need to beware coarse substances, people and places. E.g., drugs, Qi Vampires who want some of the Sun-Neptune glamor and spiritual connection without having to do the work. They can freak out in synthetic environments such as malls. Having the Sun conjunct Neptune makes people magic. Ada Lovelace, the “Enchantress of Numbers” who helped invent the first computer, was Sun-Neptune.
But they need to be mindful of their personal energies. Caroline Knapp – author of the groundbreaking sobriety memoir Drinking – A Love Story – was Sun-Neptune. Sometimes their urge to escape the Saturnine bounds of reality becomes so strong that they either succumb or turn their struggle into awe-inspiring art and guidance for others. Marie Kondo, the decluttering maven, is Sun-Neptune. Instilling order and embracing minimalism is an elegant way of channeling the Neptune energy. But unless there are strong influences from other astral energies, these people are better at reading auras than they are Profit and Loss statements. Frida Kahlo was also Sun-Neptune: “don’t mind me, I come from another planet. I see horizons where you see borders.”
“I Was Born In Rain, And I Will Die In Rain…”
She had Saturn in Pisces in synergy to her Cancerian North Node, reinforcing her primary path of Art & Soul. And, of course, more Water. Her Venus-Pluto/Leo Rising flamboyant looks and love life garnered attention, but the astrology of Frida Kahlo is predominantly defined by her being elementally SO Water.
“I was born in rain and I will die in rain…They will say I smoked cigarettes and marijuana, cursed hoarse as a crow in all my languages, and loved morphine and Demerol and tequila and pulque, women and men. I will shrug my illusion of shoulders and answer that I am a water woman, not a vessel, not something you can sail or charter. So I am instead the tributary, the river, the fluid source, and the sea itself. I am all her rainy implications. And what do you, with your rusted compass, know of love?”
Image: Frida Kahlo – What The Water Gave Me
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