The blueprint of your potential in the palm of your hands
When you know your birth chart, you know your personal power and life potential. You come face to face with your best self and your growth edges. And through it, you gain a clearer understanding of who you are, where you've been, and where you're headed.
Being witnessed in this way not only clarifies our complexities and desires, but it helps us better understand and prepare for the challenges we face. Astrology is not therapy, but it is therapeutic. It’s a relentless reminder that we are the way that we are on purpose.
Our mission is to make astrology accessible to everyone. Because when you have the right tools, it’s a whole lot easier to unlock your calling and be of service to the world.
WHAT SETS US APART
Built by astrologers, invested in survivors
All of our content is written and recorded by Chani Nicholas and our team of professional astrologers. We are also proud partners of FreeFrom, which means we donate 5% of all company revenue and 100% of the proceeds from all CHANI x Gifted by FreeFrom products directly to queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and/or disabled survivors of gender-based violence via freefrom.org. To date, we’ve generated over $1.5 million for survivors.
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Everyone deserves to be seen,
feel safe, and heal
CHANI is a queer, feminist-led team that is proudly not VC funded. We believe in promoting economic justice from the inside out and that good business prioritizes personal wellbeing. That’s why no one on our team is paid less than $80K before benefits and each of our employees is offered fully covered health, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) with a 5% match; unlimited menstrual leave; gender-based violence paid and protected leave; unlimited PTO with a vacation stipend; a wealth-building stipend; and a four-day workweek.
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Merging astrology with social activism
Sonya Passi, CEO & Co-Founder
Sonya has been an anti-violence activist since she was 16 years old, when she started an Amnesty International Community Group and discovered her life’s work. Before founding CHANI, Sonya launched the Family Violence Appellate Project — the first and only organization in California to provide pro bono appellate legal services to survivors of intimate partner violence — and FreeFrom, a nationwide organization dedicated to seeking economic justice and opportunity for survivors of abuse and exploitation. For her work in the field, Sonya was recognized in Forbes’ 30 Under 30, 2017.
Chani Nicholas, President & Co-Founder
Chani is a Los Angeles–based New York Times best-selling author and astrologer with a community of over one 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, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and on Netflix. And yes, she is our namesake.
THE CHANI APP
A tool for self-discovery, mindfulness, and healing
Designed to make astrology both accessible and useful, the CHANI app combines ancient astrological wisdom with meditation and mindfulness to help you foster your relationship with the sky and support your wellbeing. From personalized birth chart readings to real-time updates on how the current astrology is affecting you, it features everything you need to guide you on your life’s journey.
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YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS
Astrology for radical self-acceptance
Written by our President and Co-Founder, Chani Nicholas, You Were Born For This is a modern-day guide for using astrology to commit to ourselves and our life’s purpose. In it, Chani shows how your birth chart reveals your unique talents, challenges, and opportunities and uses journal prompts, reflection questions, and affirmations to help you delve deep into your personal astrological makeup.
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