When I decided to make the focus of my professional practice helping creatives access financial wellbeing, I purchased Chani Nicholas’ online course Your Money: Understanding the power of your assets, resources and talents as a way to fill out my spiritual understanding of money.
In addition to being queer, a phenomenal writer, and skillful in the way she weaves social justice into her work, Chani provides a unique perspective and language around spirtuality. Far from the vague messaging that can position astrologers as snake oil sellers, Chani speaks directly and clearly about life’s challenges and the sweetness that can be found in even the darkest moments.
Her course on money is no different. The teachings inside affirmed—in detail—what I already know to be true about myself and the work I am meant to be doing. From my desire to articulate what matters to me through writing to my commitment to helping those who are oppressed to my attitudes around how I get work done to the importance of including the body in what I create to the challenges I often come up against, it was all there.
Your Money left me feeling validated on both a professional and spiritual level. As someone whose paid labour has always been tied to my values and personal interests, I am constantly looking for ways to do work that incorporates all of me. Chani’s course was the direct punch-in-the-gut-feeling that I needed to commit fully to building out all the ways I can help creatives access financial wellbeing.
Despite seeking out Chani’s teachings on money, I hadn’t anticipated the multitudes of connection between spirituality and financial wellbeing that I discovered in her course. I was reminded that money—like most material things in this world—is a form of energy. It’s a simple medium that’s used for complex exchanges. And despite its obvious value within every capitalist society that uses it, money is also intentionally kept a mystery as a way to uphold certain power structures.
Thanks to Your Money, I can now see how understanding my spiritual relationship to money is an essential part of accessing greater financial wellbeing and helping other creatives do the same. It’s also necessary if I’m going to have a shot at creating the legacy that has been written in my stars. Which is another thing I appreciate about Chani’s approach to sharing her astrological understanding of money: we all have assets and it’s our responsibility to mine them for their potential if we have that privilege. Otherwise, all bets are off.
So, what is your spiritual or astrological relationship with money?