I am obsessed with Astrology and loved this hybrid coloring book/poetry book. Soi has put together a creative concept I haven’t seen before and thoroughly enjoyed.
The book is organized by each of the astrological signs, from Aries to Pisces. Each sign has an introduction with its archetypes and evolutionary goals. Something I don’t see very often in other astrology books is the overall traits and topics of the signs. This makes for an excellent primer for learning the signs. Even if you don’t want to use the book for the coloring, it can be used as a guide.
The poetic meditations for each sign are spot on. The way Soi encapsulates the feelings and longing of each sign is very impressive. When I read my own meditations for Cancer, I couldn’t help but say, “mmm,” one of the highest forms of resonance that I can give poetry. The meditations range from poems to short stories to affirmations.
I was a little on the fence about the artwork. I loved how the themes of each coloring page matched those from the poetic meditations. However, sometimes I felt like the art was a mix of hand-drawn and clip-art, and sometimes it was difficult to color, especially with the size of the book being so small.
Overall, I loved the concept of this book. It is a great self-care gift for the astrology nerd in your life. I would love to see other interactions (preferably in a larger size). Even if coloring books aren’t your thing, this is just a great astrology book to add to your shelf!