This dark, poignant story is a perfect illustration of the Venus/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (exact today).
The Willard Asylum For the Insane (now closed) had an attic full of suitcases belonging to patients who never left. The suitcases and their contents are on display and are being photographed by Jon Crispin. Some of them are quite old as the asylum dates back to 1869. The items (such as woman's vanity set and a small wooden dog with a red ribbon) are profoundly ordinary and intimate. It's a fascinating memorial.
This ticks all the Venus/Pluto boxes:
- Relating (Venus) to people from the past (Capricorn)
- Digging up (Pluto in Capricorn) little intimacies (Venus)
- Uncovering things which are not socially acceptable (Venus/Pluto)
Let's be honest...it's a bit disturbing. Most people don't like to be reminded of mental illness. It's also invasive (although I feel the photographer is approaching these artifacts with the respect they deserve). Pluto, ruler of psychology and secrets, loves to dig right down to where we feel uncomfortable.
I'd like to credit Ze Frank for posting the link to this story and drawing my attention to it.