Charanavi by Masahiro Tsuromoto

How your birthday tells you who you are.

Charanavi is a Japanese book in translation and offers a fortune-telling system that relates your birthday to a type of animal. Based on my birthday, 11/4/1973, I am a “potential tanuki.” A tanuki is a sort of raccoon indigenous to Japan. Being a potential tanuki means that I am “genial and rather passive in nature, with a warm and gentle personality that is loved by everyone.”

Um, anyone who knows me in real life is LAUGHING at reading that. I am friendly enough, but I’m not passive about anything, and gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit that doesn’t often manifest in me. (Of course, my enneagram is 4, The Individualist, so I hate to be pigeonholed and if you say I’m one way, I’ll come up with ten reasons why you’re wrong.)

The book is adorably designed and a lot of fun to flip through. I think I’ll actually get a lot of use out of it as I’m crafting characters for my fiction writing. I’m very interested in human behavior and psychology and enjoy reading personality stuff.

One thought on “Charanavi by Masahiro Tsuromoto”

  1. Hi! Thanks for the review, I’m glad you are having fun with the book. And I’m pretty jealous that you’re a tanuki! I think it’s the cutest one in the book!

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