The iconic novelist and philosopher Francoise Sagan was a brilliant example of Triple Gemini wit and intellect. She was ultra-cool and mercurial. And she was born with Mercury Retrograde, yet another example of that placement lending itself to unique word witchery.
She was a cult playwright-screenplay writer-novelist-philosopher genius who wrote a notorious runaway best-selling book at just 18. She was several times married, a mother, and openly bisexual. That was unusual in her era. Sagan sped around in sports cars and was an avid user of Space Dust. Her affair with the lady editor of French Playboy was just one of several tabloid-catnip relationships. Still, she churned out thousands of witty and pertinent words a week.
She lived as she pleased, was super brainy in amongst all the decadence, and was dubbed “the charming little monster.”
Here are some of her thoughts on things:
“Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to replace themselves.”
“Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.”
“Whisky, gambling, and Ferraris are better than housework.”
I feel like she has some excellent points here. She had the Sun, Mercury, and Midheaven in Gemini. Neptune in Virgo was rising, and her Venus was in Leo. Sagan also had Moon conjunct Saturn in Pisces. It shines through, a somber, melancholic lilac light of bitter-sweet observations underlying the more savage wit.
She looked, I think, ultra-Mercurial as well. If someone can be described merely as “gamine,” then our Mercury is never far away.