Becoming an Astrologer
Space and Astrology 3/7/09
By: Yona Williams
Looking into a crystal ball. Laying out an arrangement of tarot cards. Gazing into the stars. What does an astrologer actually do and if you wanted to pursue this line of work, how do you go about doing so? In this article, we will offer a few steps for you to consider if you'd like to focus on a career in astrology.
What is an Astrologer?
People go to astrologers when they want to gain a bit of insight into the future. An astrologer studies and relays the movements of the stars and other celestial bodies in order to predict future occurrences, highlight certain personality traits, and generate horoscopes. Astrologers are also known to provide a different perspective regarding current events Ã¢â‚¬â€œ explaining matters of the heart, finances, and career.
If you are looking towards astrology as a new career path, keep in mind that it's not only fun and rewarding, but can also become a profitable experience. Below you will find an assortment of steps one may take when they're ready to explore the world of an astrologer.
1) First, it's a good idea to learn more about astrology. Since there is a variety of philosophies associated with the field and many books devoted to the subject, there are plenty of chances to dig deep into the meaning and history of astrology. A couple of resources to add to your list include the local Barnes and Nobles, the library, eBay, or Amazon.com.
2) Many people take an online course at the Astrology Career Institute, Sky Sage, or the Academy of Metaphysics Ã¢â‚¬â€œ schools and institutions that will teach you how to use astrology to predict the future and produce horoscopes for clients. Depending on the opportunity of your choice, you could become officially certified as an astrologer. There are other options for courses under the large umbrella of astrology. For example, you could learn how to use astrology to help clients find Mr. and Mrs. Right. In the end, it is not required for you to become certified in the field or to take special classes.
3) Math is important in the profession of an astrologist, as you will need to chart the movement of planets. When you attempt to create a horoscope, mathematics plays a significant role. The better your proficiency in math, the easier the overall process will become.
4) If you have any questions about becoming an astrologist, visit sites devoted to astrology to find the answers to everything you want to know. Most sites will illustrate how to use basic senses that you already possess in order to serve future clients.
5) Sometimes, it is helpful to surround yourself around people who share the same interests as you. Scan your local newspaper to see if there are any groups of people that meet up to discuss and explore astrology. This will become the perfect time to ask questions, meet new people, and learn new things about your chosen profession.