top 5 books to match my birth chart!

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Hello, fellow bloggers!

So, my birthday is in a few days! I will be turning nineteen and I don’t even want to think about it, honestly. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people who love their birthdays. It puts me in a really bad introspective mood, but I promise this will be a happy and positive post.

In case you guys don’t know what a birth chart is, it shows where exactly the sun, moon, and planets were placed in the sky at the moment of your birth. It is also believed that it will tell you more about your needs, drives and personality overall. If you’re not into zodiacs, then I apologize, but this post will be filled with it!

I won’t be sharing my entire birth chart with you today, but rather the five most important planets in my opinion and matching some books with them as well for extra recommendations! 😊

SUN: LIBRA

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 This is the sign you select when you read your horoscope. Your sun sign reflects who you are all the time, regardless of whom you’re with or what you’re doing. Born with the Sun in Libra, you are likely to find yourself motivated by a need to take action around principles of fairness, justice and equality. Librans tend to seek harmony in their interactions with others, and will strive on most counts to be balanced, objective and fair.

Libra is obviously my answer whenever people ask me my astrological sign, but I don’t know if it is how I identify myself the most. Typically, your sun reflects you as a whole, but I think there are some traits of this sign that I’m more of the complete opposite of.

For others that share the Sun in Libra, I feel like this recommendations is more likely to frustrate you. But I have to say An Ember in the Ashes, even if the lack of justice and equality in this series drives me insane. The point of the series, though, is to see the characters fighting for a place where they can be their true selves, even if this world is merciless and cruel. They’re seeking for fairness just as much as we are, so you’ll be more likely to feel connected with these characters immediately.

MOON: CAPRICORN

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The moon speaks about our emotional self and what we need to feel secure. Your moon sign tends to be the ruling force over your decision-making. Born with the Moon in Capricorn, you are likely to be innately responsible, pragmatic and measured in the ways that you respond. You are likely to be self-conscious in your emotional approach, and may appear reserved at first, taking time to warm to others and develop closeness.

Honestly, I can see myself a lot in the Capricorn sign as a whole. Sometimes, I identify more with it than I do with Libra, but I think it makes sense, as the moon actually speaks a lot about our most inner selves.

For this, I have to recommend Because You’ll Never Meet Me, for a few reasons. First, you’ll be taking your time to learn about these characters and like them too. Even though I already had an affection towards both protagonists because they made me laugh in the first pages – which almost never happens -, it’s a truly layered book, in which you’ll connect with Moritz and Oliver slowly. Also, they’re surprisingly responsible for two disabled teenagers who spend a lot of time at home and that was a surprise because approximately ZERO YA characters are actually responsible and reasonable.

RISING: AQUARIUS

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Also known as your ascendant sign, this sign represents how others see you, as well as the ways in which you immediately respond to the world around you. With Aquarius rising, a clearer sense of individuality is gained by stepping back and learning to look at life from an objective position. You may be inclined to take up social causes, and to support the ideals of liberty, fraternity and equality for all. This rising sign is very idealistic, yet practical, and concerned with the proper outcome of human society. 

My rising in Aquarius comes off pretty frequently. I have this *need* to be original and different. Not like all other girls, you know? I’m practically Jughead, that’s the truth.

However, reading this description, I instantly remembered of The White Rose. I read this book as a required read back in 2017 and it took me aback. I think it’s one of the most surprising books I’ve ever read, because it truly helped me shape my identity in some ways.

This is a historical fiction book, following The White Rose, a resistance movement during Nazi-German. It was formed by college students, who probably all shared an Aquarius rising, considering their need to support liberty and equality for all, despise the world they had grown up in. It’s a really powerful story that I think more people need to know about.

VENUS: SCORPIO

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The position of Venus in your birth chart means a lot for your personality and love life. Venus governs courtship and adoration, as well as personal taste and aesthetics. If you were born with Venus in Scorpio, your approach to love is seductive, soulful and intense. Casual dating is so NOT your jam. You prefer to plunge into the depths of intimacy and find out every one of your lover’s secrets. Sharing your own, however, may take years. Deeply private and mysterious, you hate to feel vulnerable or exposed.

Out of everything in my birth chart, this is the one I least resemble with. First, because I am asexual, but also because I am the complete opposite of everything you can associate with Scorpios to begin with.

But they still make for really fun recommendations. However, I’ll have to go with the basics and talk about Six of Crows, because there’s nothing more filled with angst, intensity and difficult on being vulnerable than Kaz & Inej.

It’s clear these characters both have a Venus in Scorpio, which definitely makes for a difficult relationship, but one that every reader will fall in love with – and I say that from personal experience, because I hated Kaz & Inej in book #1 just to fall head over heels for them in book #2.

MARS: VIRGO

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The zodiac sign of your Mars in your chart will show how you do battle and your basic desires, animal instincts. The way you approach your goals comes under the realm of Mars. Mars in Virgo makes you service-oriented by nature, and your advice is generally coming from a helpful place. If your frustration builds, you become hyper-critical of yourself and others. 

I appreciate learning that I have Mars in Virgo, though along with Scorpio, Virgo is one of my least favorite signs. (No shade to any Virgos out there, we can still be friends!). However, it shows that I like giving advice and I’m reasonable when trying to figure out a conflict, but can also self-sabotage a lot.

I Have Lost My Way, by Gayle Forman fits perfectly for anyone who shares Mars in Virgo. It’s a book that you’ll feel inclined to give advice to the characters, which can make you feel closer and more connected to them. I certainly wanted to help them out because they’re all going through so much.

Now, let’s chat: when is your birthday? Did you ever look into your birth chart? If so, do you relate to with? Let me know in the comments!

22 comentários sobre “top 5 books to match my birth chart!

    • Thank youuuu!
      Yes! I saw the casting announcement on social media yesterday. I have only read Six of Crows so I can’t say much about the casting of the characters from the Grishaverse, but I loved the choices for Kaz & Inej. And Ben Barnes being back in my screens is exciting too, hahah.
      Thanks for reading, Ava! 😊

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      • Oh, stars….EVERYTHING RELATED TO STARS…IS MY ONE TRUE LOVE I am telling you! 😍😍😍❤️❤️ They are just soooo fascinating, aren’t they!? 😍😍❤️ + there is the satisfaction of saying “It’s written in the stars” if you are a believer of astrology AND THATS MAKES ME SOO GIDDYY!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  1. happy birthday lais!!
    i’ve, um, never heard of birth charts?? but this is SO COOL. i’ve of course heard of birth signs- i’m a gemini, i know a bit about it but does it have a bad rep??- but never birth charts! such a creative post. i hope to read The White Rose sometime and Ember in the Ashes- two pretty widely hyped books. probably won’t get to them soon, but maybe!!
    and gosh i get you about six of crows!! I THOUGH I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO DIDN’T FALL IN LOVE WITH KAZ IMMEDIATELY- ok just had to get that out there 😂 allll the fangirls LOVE him and i’m like um sorry but i just can’t get over the way he treated inej, jesper, and wylan even if he had a horrible childhood. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES KAZ MY BOY. i mean, i was a huge inej fan, but i couldn’t really board the kaz fangirl boat :( i kiiiinda ship inejxkaz but i need. more. fluff. because angst is great but just more fluff to make the ship whole😂 i still haven’t read The Crooked Kingdom (i know!!! it’s abhorrent!! how could i?! sorry!) but i want to because UM THE CLIFFHANGER COUGH. i hope i can love kaz more in the next book! he was ok in the first, but i have high hopes for the second!
    … i just realized the last paragraph was completely a six of crows rant whoops! i’ll leave now haha. btw SUCH a unique post! i would love help decoding my birth chart- if i even know it oops-

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    • Birth charts are really cool! Finding out about them made me feel like I could name and understand better parts of my personality so I recommend it!
      AND YOUR RANT IS TOTALLY ME OMG. Even after the 2nd book, I still couldn’t totally like Kaz, but I still found his relationship with Inej was super well done. Still, I think everyone there went through traumatic events and yet they became bearable humans, so I don’t know why Kaz gets a free pass to act like a douche. So I know totally how you feel. However, maybe you’ll grow more fond of him after the events of Crooked Kingdom!
      Thank you soooo much for stopping by! 💛

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      • Yep! That definitely would be awesome <333
        YES FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS MY DILEMMA. it's CRAzy, how people just give Kaz a free pass when, um, all he did was act like a douche (I would have said something stronger, except I don't really curse haha) and be so mean to everyone around him :( Yeah, I hope so! Maybe character development will win- I mean, crazier things have happened in YA, haha :D
        Aw no problem! Thanks for educating me on birth charts and Kaz!

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  2. My astrology-obsessed heart loved this post! I’ve wanted to know my moon and rising for so long, but my mom isn’t sure about the exact date that I was born. Also, I can’t find a proper site to find those out! My sun is an Aquarius though, and I identify with a lot of parts of it.

    ah, you’re a Libra, so your birthday is coming up! Advanced happy birthday! And, ahhh, yes, Kaz and Inej are perfect for Scorpio! I’m still amazed at how Leigh Bardugo created so much tension between them, while barely letting them touch! Other YA writers could never, honestly

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    • Ugh, same here! My mom has no idea which hour I was born, so I had to go through old documents to find the correct one. After I found this out, I went through a random website, but it was on Portuguese, so it wouldn’t really work for you. I’m pretty sure astro.cafeastrology.com works, though!
      Thank you so muchhh!
      Exactly! I was surprised by how well done their relationship was despise the lack of skinship. Leigh Bardugo really is an amazing author.
      Thank you for stopping by, Caitlin! 😊

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  3. I find the zodiac and birth chart really interesting and I love seeing how parts of my personality reflect the traits in the signs. It’s fascinating. I love the concept of this post and I agree with everything you said about Kaz and Inej. How Leigh made a non-kiss sizzle is magic and the tension between them was palpable and really highlighted in the emotional connection between Kaz and Inej.

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    • Same! I was really happy to learn more about my birth chart. I think a lot of things about my personality started to make more sense once I could name them.
      True! They’re such a great couple even though they have little to no skinship throughout the duology. I don’t know how she did it, but it was amazing!
      Thanks for stopping by, Lois! ❣️

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  4. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! Unfortunately I didn’t know much about birth charts but I think it is so interesting and I would love to know more about astrological signs– I was born in February and I’m an Aquarius!! Maybe I should look into my birth chart as I think I would find it really interesting!!
    I loved reading this and hearing about your chart so much!! I love that you linked it with different books as well!!
    I hadn’t heard of The White Rose but it sounds like an interesting and powerful story which had interested me. I want to read more historical fiction and this could go onto my list.
    Great post– I loved it!! <3

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    • I think a birth chart can say a lot about yourself, it’s really interesting to check out! I identify with Aquarius a lot so when I first started learning more about astrological signs, I think seeing my whole birth chart explained a lot the reasons as to why I could see myself in multiple signs.
      The White Rose is actually non-fiction! It’s still super interesting and I recommend it a lot! I feel like not enough people heard about The White Rose or its leaders, sadly, but we should study about them too!
      Thank you so much for stopping by, Sophie! 😌

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  5. AH what a unique post, Lais, I love it SO much! I never really looked into my birth chart, but now I really want to, I’m curious to see what it would say about me. I love your post and these recommendations so much, I agree about An Ember in the Ashes, I just couldn’t help but care deeply for these characters. <3
    I hope you have a beautiful birthday! <3

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  6. This was so much fun to read about! I love getting to know other people’s birth charts and I’m constantly making my friends do them so I can know more about them than they know themselves :P And the idea of adding books to it was brilliant! I’m a Piscis sun, Libra moon and Capricorn rising, and I can relate to my Capricorn rising the most, I’d say (even my friends say so). When is/was your birthday? :)

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    • Hahah, that’s so true! Unfortunately, my friends do not care as much about astrology as I do, but I always think it’s something fun to look into.
      Libra moon, that’s awesome! I relate to my Capricorn moon the most too. My birthday is October, 5th!
      Thank you so much for reading! 💞

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