The Wonderland Book
Kirsty Mitchell has a magical opposition between Venus in Gemini and Neptune in Sagittarius. Her imagination, rooted in fairyland, branches out into stranger worlds. She is an artist whose brush is a camera.
She is a photographer — a province of Neptune — and she photographs beauty (Venus) in extraordinary, vivid detail. The Wonderland Book, which has taken her five years to make, was created in memory of her mother, a schoolteacher, a reader, a storyteller. Mitchell is a mother-loving Cancer Sun. Her work could be sentimental as a result but not with that steely conjunction from Saturn and detailed Mercury. Cancer is, of course, the sign we associate with memory.
Her mother must have been an unusual woman — Mitchell’s Moon is probably conjunct non-conformist Uranus in Libra in the sign of the aesthete, Libra. And Mitchell is nourished by the strange — take a look at her luscious website.
Venus is in Gemini now, the fairy realm, and this book feels just right for the time.