On the recommendation of a friend, Chani Nicholas read my astrological chart many years ago before she was famous. There was something in the way Chani spoke to me that had a big impact. It wasn’t the planets and stars she was teaching me about. She was teaching me about me.
I’ve been following her ever since, drinking up every drop of wisdom she offers through her multiple platforms online and now in the form of her first book, You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance.
Nicholas writes, “Radical self-acceptance means understanding that we were made exactly as we were meant to be.”
In tandem with her book release, she launched a module on her website where you can pull your birth chart. As she puts it, your birth chart is a snapshot of the sky the moment you took your first breath. Focusing on three key aspects—your sun, your moon, and your ascendant—Nicholas serves each reader the wisdom of their own personal blueprint with affirmations, reflective questions, and journal prompts for further exploration.
Chani Nicholas is such a phenomenal thinker, feeler, and writer that I would read her shopping list if she published it. But make no mistake, this book is a treasure in its life-affirming ability to inspire self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and self-love.
As she says in big letters on the back cover, “Astrology is a relentless reminder that we are the way we are on purpose. And that who we are has purpose. Has Value. Has within it a blessing. The setbacks, difficulties, and challenges we face are all a part of what make us unique.”