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Ever wonder how to become an astrologer?

It seems there is no set formula or formal certification to become an astrologer. You have to put in the time to learn and understand all the terminology and aspects of astrology.

So, essentially, anyone with the desire to learn and gain accurate knowledge can become an astrologer.

But if you want to be a reputable and credible practitioner of astrology, then there are certain things to consider. Read on to learn more about becoming an astrologer.

What Is Astrology?

Astrology is the belief that the movement and aspects of planets and celestial bodies affect and influence human affairs, such as love, career, and health.

The popularity of astrology has surged in recent years. The younger generations are responsible for this renewed interest. In fact, 62% of Generation Z and 63% of Millennials rely on astrology to make decisions.

Is There Specific Schooling Needed to Become an Astrologer?

You can enroll in different astrology courses, but there is no requirement to do so. Similarly, there is no accreditation or license required to become an astrologer.

The state and federal governments do not require such certification. Note that this does not mean local municipalities do not require a business license to operate a business as an astrologer.

What Are the Steps to Become an Astrologer?

There is no right or wrong way to learn to be an astrologer. However, following these steps can put you on a favorable path to becoming a respected astrologer.

Have an Interest

Don’t love what you do. Do what you love. If you want to be a successful astrologer, you must show interest in it.

If you’re reading about becoming a professional astrologer, you probably already have an interest in astrology.

But it’s essential to keep this interest going forward. As with any profession, your psyche and morale will suffer if you don’t enjoy your job.

Start with the Basics

Astrology is a vast subject area. It’s easy to get lost. You should start by studying the basics of astrology. 

This includes the following:

  • Zodiac signs,
  • Planets,
  • Houses, and
  • Aspects.

From there, gradually branch out to more complex concepts. But always continue to review the basics.

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Study Birth Charts

birth chart, or a natal chart, maps your birth date and time.

With it, you can view the placement of the planets and signs at the precise moment of your birth. These placements explain why you have the personality and outlook on life that you do.

Knowing your birth chart is an excellent way to delve into the intricacies of astrology. Once you start to understand the terminology, look at the birth charts of your friends and family.

Not only will this help you learn the vocabulary, but you will also begin to see the connections between the planets and human affairs.

Learn About Astrology with a Course, Books, or Online Resources

One of the best ways to learn astrology is repetition. Read as much as you can about the topic.

A reputable self-paced course such as the one offered by Stratford is an ideal way to learn the fundamentals and more.

You might also find audiobooks or online videos to supplement your learning. As with any area of learning, remember to ensure the information you are reading online is from a credible source.

Meet with Other Astrologers

Don’t be a lonely astrologer. Find others through reading and social media accounts. Talk to them.

You may learn something new or see they have a different way of doing things. See if there are any astrology community networks in your area. This can be a great resource.

If there isn’t one, try searching for an online community of astrologers. The Association for Astrological Networking may be able to help you connect with other astrologers.

Know the Legality of Astrology in Your Municipality

If you’re ready to practice astrology, you should be aware of its legality. Some cities have banned the practice of astrology, fortune telling, and palm reading.

However, these bans have been challenged on First Amendment grounds in recent decades. Many cities have overturned these bans, whether due to court rulings or city council votes.

And even if you are free to practice astrology, check to see if astrology is treated as a business in the municipality you will be practicing in. If so, apply for the appropriate business permit before you start your practice.

Stratford Career Institute Can Help You Reach Your Dreams

Stratford Career Institute offers a comprehensive introductory astrology course that can help you get started. Over one million students worldwide have enrolled in our courses.

Contact us to learn more or enroll today!


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Become an Astrologer!

Become an Astrologer!

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