From beloved astrologer Chani Nicholas comes an essential guide for radical self-acceptance.
Your weekly horoscope is merely one crumb of astrology’s cake. In her first book You Were Born For This, Chani shows how your birth chart—a snapshot of the sky at the moment you took your first breath—reveals your unique talents, challenges, and opportunities. Fortified with this knowledge, you can live out the life you were born to. Marrying the historic traditions of astrology with a modern approach, You Were Born for This explains the key components of your birth chart in an easy to use, choose your own adventure style. With journal prompts, reflection questions, and affirmations personal to your astrological makeup, this book guides you along the path your chart has laid out for you.
Chani makes the wisdom of your birth chart accessible with three foundational keys:
- The First Key: Your Sun (Your Life’s Purpose)
- The Second Key: Your Moon (Your Physical and Emotional Needs)
- The Third Key: Your Ascendant and Its Ruler (Your Motivation for Life and the Steersperson of Your Ship)
Astrology is not therapy, but it is therapeutic. In a world in which we are taught to look outside of ourselves for validation, You Were Born for This brings us inward to commit to ourselves and our life’s purpose.
“Make no mistake: Chani Nicholas is a poet. The compassion and insight she stitches into every sentence amounts to a kind of grace. Every page in this book reminds us we can do more than merely weather our personal storms; we can dance in the rain and learn from it.” -- Saeed Jones, author of How We Fight For Our Lives
“A glorious exploration not of self-fulfilling prophecies but a life-affirming guide on how to be an engaged, intentional participant in your truest purpose. This book teaches you that you don’t have to be a passenger to fate or a victim to history. A valuable, dazzling resource, Chani Nicholas has given us an owner’s manual for our individual destinies.” -- Mary H.K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author
"You Were Born for This includes not only Chani's wisdom, but journaling prompts, questions to think about, and more." -- Los Angeles Magazine
"Chani cares about us, she cares about justice, and she wants us to see the many ways we are miraculous and capable of shaping powerful lives. Spoiler alert: this book is a portal! Step through and have an intimate, no-nonsense conversation with Chani about your journey by starlight." -- adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy and Pleasure Activism
" Chani presents an introduction to astrology that is at once extremely approachable and incredibly meticulous, opening up an entire galaxy of possibilities for you and the life you’re living. This is the best kind of 'Choose-Your-Own' adventure book I’ve ever been on―I had no idea what the stars had in store. And I’m so glad Chani was the one, through this book, to tell me!" -- Philip Picardi, former editor in chief of Out Magazine
Chani Nicholas is a Los Angeles-based, Webby award-winning astrologer with a community of over 1 million monthly readers. She has been a counseling astrologer for more than 20 years, guiding people to discover and live out their life’s purpose through understanding their birth chart. She has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and on Netflix.
- Publisher: HarperOne (February 9, 2021)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 304 pages
- ISBN-10: 0063043777
- ISBN-13: 9780063043770
- Item Weight: 7.7 ounces
Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.68 x 8 inches