How To Learn Astrology Books

Astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the podcast in this episode to discuss some recommendations for learning astrology and eventually becoming an astrologer.

The conversation is based in part on a post I did on my blog several years ago titled 10 recommendations for understanding astrology. (Update 8/18/2018: watch also my video on five short beginner astrology recommendations.) I wanted to revisit the subject in order to dig a little deeper into some of the suggestions and add a few new ones.

Kelly and I take you from the very first steps you need to take in order to begin your studies in astrology, assuming you know nothing or very little about it, all the way to the intermediate and advanced phases of learning about the subject, during the course of the show.

The end result is a 3-5 year framework for how to become an astrologer, and by the end of the program, we’ll have gotten the listener to the stage where they should be able to transition into professional astrology practice.

I’ve included an outline of some of the subjects covered in the program below, but please visit the original blog post linked at the top of the page for a full article with all of the links.

Studying Astrology: Episode Outline

Kelly’s three key astrological learning suggestions are as follows:

  • Readbooks/blogs/websites/journals.
  • Make contact with other people who are interested in astrology. Meetups, local astrology groups, and online astrology groups are all options.
  • Educate yourself and get official training. Choose a person you can meet in person or an online course that interests you.

Tips for learning astrology in particular:

  • can provide you with a copy of your birth chart.
  • If at all possible, double-check your birth time.
  • Learn the symbols for the zodiac signs, planets, aspects, and more.
  • Kelly provides a free handout with the icons for the planets and zodiac signs.
  • She also has some more astrological handouts for beginners here.
  • Make use of free online resources. Blogs, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Reddit, and other social media platforms
  • Dictionary of Astrology
  • Reddit’s Astrology section
  • For astrology videos, go to Chris’ YouTube account.
  • Get yourself a few astrology books. Here are some decent books for beginners:
  • April Elliott Kent’s The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology
  • Derek and Julia Parker’s Astrology is a book on astrology.
  • Helena Avelar and Luis Ribeiro’s On the Heavenly Spheres
  • Richard Tarnas’ Cosmos and Psyche
  • Stephen Arroyo’s Chart Interpretation Handbook
  • Principles of Practical Natal Astrology, by Kevin Burk, is his most recent book.
  • The Mountain Astrologer magazine is available for subscription.
  • On their website, they also feature a fantastic beginner’s series.
  • Learn to read an ephemeris if you don’t already have one.
  • The free online ephemeris from Astrodienst.
  • Learn how to use an ephemeris in our guide.
  • With’s unique daily horoscope, you can start tracking your transits.
  • Begin by charting the Moon’s path through your houses or making aspects to planets in your birth chart.
  • Examine the horoscopes of your friends, family, and celebrities.
  • AstroDatabank has birth information for a number of celebrities.
  • Use online forums to connect with other astrologers.
  • Skyscript, Astrodienst, Facebook, and other similar services are available.
  • Meet up with astrologers in your area., the NCGR, and a Google search are all good places to start.
  • Start your own meetup if there isn’t one already.
  • Take an astrological course, either online or in person.
  • Kepler College, The International Academy of Astrology, The Faculty of Astrological Studies, The American College of Vedic Astrology, or classes taught by Chris or Kelly are all good places to start.
  • Kelly delivers A Beginner’s Online Astrology Course: Practical Astrology.
  • Chris teaches ancient astrology through his online course.
  • Become a member of an astrological organization.
  • AAGB, ACVA, AYA, FAA (in Australia), NCGR, ISAR, AFA, AFAN, OPA, AAGB, ACVA, AYA, FAA (in Australia), and so on.
  • Attend a conference on astrology.
  • Next week, NORWAC will be in Seattle.
  • Obtain certification (?)
  • Certification’s benefits and drawbacks.

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Is it possible to become a self-taught astrologer?

Some people are fascinated by the sky’s many stars and wonder if there is any other life out there. They want to learn everything there is to know about the stars, galaxies, constellations, and planets. This indicates that they are fascinated by astrology. You can also learn more about celebrities by watching TV shows or downloading smartphone apps. But perhaps you’re more concerned with what the stars signify to you. Some people make daily horoscopes based on the positions of the stars and planets. Perhaps you’re curious about what the star charts mean for your personality. In this situation, you’re interested in learning more about astrology, which is the study of celestial bodies’ movements and relative locations as they relate to human affairs and the natural world.

There is a clear path you can take to begin your career in astronomy. This is not a simple task for an astrologer. As a result, it is classified as a pseudoscience and is not taught at any university or college. Most astrologists are self-taught, which is fortunate because the internet allows you to teach yourself how to create horoscopes for each zodiac sign.

Figure out your own birth chart

You can fill out all of the information concerning your birth on this page. After that, you’ll receive a star map of your birthday. You can use it to research your own horoscopes as well as other astrological information about your unique birth chart.

There are a lot of indications on this chart, so it’s best if you learn how to read them first. After you’ve learned about it, it’s time to learn about the many star signs, horoscopes, and personality attributes. You will need to do a lot of reading to become a skilled astrologer. We propose that you visit this page to learn about the greatest astrology literature available. You’ll need the materials to produce your own horoscopes once you’ve identified the suitable literature. Ephemerides, charts of the positions of naturally occurring celestial objects as well as manmade satellites in the sky at a specific moment or periods, are a very useful tool.

You are not alone

You can complete all of your birth information on this page. After that, you’ll get a birthday star map. You can use it to look up your own horoscopes and other astrological information on your own birth chart.

Because there are so many signals on this chart, it’s best to start there. After you’ve learned about it, you’ll want to learn about the many star signs, horoscopes, and personality attributes. You’ll need to do a lot of reading to become an expert astrologer. This page can help you identify the best astrology literature to read. You’ll need materials to produce your own horoscopes once you’ve identified the suitable literature. Ephemerides, or charts of the positions of naturally occurring celestial objects and artificial satellites in the sky at a specific moment or times, are a very useful tool.