Mani was only 16 years old when she discovered her gift of channelling at a Christian camp. "When I went home I told my mum, she told me that she also receives messages," she remembers. "About a year ago, I started integrating astrology with these other spiritual gifts: channeling, intuitive knowledge, and dream interpretation. After that I found the spiritual community, and I realised that I’m not the only one.”
Mani is part of a community of Black women astrologers who have been using social media to grow the Black astrology and spirituality movement. Like many trends popularised by social media and pop culture, astrology has been sterilised and sanitised in its marketing. In tandem with the Black Lives Matter movement, there have been more community calls to promote Black astrologers and attract Black clients.