For some people, especially novices, learning Vedic Astrology might be intimidating. This is owing to the large range of topics covered by this subject. Not only must they comprehend a large number of concepts, but they must also remember the diverse meanings of many Signs, Houses, and Planets. When you begin your study of astrology, you quickly realize how big the subject is and how much effort it takes to understand and learn the various parts of Vedic astrology step by step.
How long does Vedic astrology take to learn?
Working from home, you can complete the Vedic Astrology Diploma Course in up to 150 hours. There is no set time limit for finishing this course; you can study it whenever you want, at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course with 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points available.
The Quality Licence Scheme has approved this course. Learners can also obtain a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which provides the information of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course, if they finish it successfully. (An extra $25 is required for this certificate.)
The Skills and Education Group, which includes the Quality Licence Scheme, is a charitable organization that brings together education and skills-oriented organizations with similar beliefs and goals. The Skills and Education Group’s strategic alliances, which have a combined experience of more than 100 years, provide opportunities to inform, influence, and represent the broader education and skills sector.
Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access are two nationally recognized awarding organizations that are part of the Skills and Education Group. They have a reputation for producing high-quality credentials and exams for the education and skills sector through their awarding organizations. They are dedicated to assisting employers, organizations, and learners in developing the necessary skills for learning, employment, and life.
Their knowledge and experience in the awarding business enables them to work with training providers to establish high-quality courses and/or training programs for the non-regulated market under the Quality Licence Scheme.
What is the most effective technique to learn about astrology?
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:
- 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:
- www.astro.com 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 Astro.com’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. Meetup.com, 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 learn astrology online?
I’ve developed an online astrology course based on the classic and most popular lunar zodiacs, complete with examples from both ancient and modern astrological traditions. You can study at your own pace and learn everything you want in my course. It’s a free online astrology course that teaches you everything you need to know about the Moon, Sun, Ascendant, Moon Sign, Planets, and Zodiac signs. There are numerous advantages to learning astrology online. To help you get started right away, I’ve included a free four-hour foundations course in this course.
How long does it take to become proficient in astrology?
Astrology is a branch of science. It’s similar to a doctor’s treatment for diagnosing a problem or condition.
Any astrologer can read astrology, the Vedic system, and make forecasts, but real-life difficulties are unique, and are not talked about in books.
So, from my perspective, it’s all about how much knowledge you have from books, as well as how many charts you’ve gone through to try to figure out the exact mapping of life events. By analyzing charts and providing precise solutions to clients with correct explanations.
It could take months or perhaps a year, but it won’t be as simple as six months or a few weeks. It’s like being in the middle of a sea. Don’t pass judgment based on the appearance of the waves.
A great astrologer is a lifelong learner, and the more charts you see, the more you understand it.
In India, where can I learn astrology?
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Astrology in Delhi is the best among the schools that offer astrology courses and undertake research on the topic. Legendary astrologer Shri K.N. Rao founded this institute’s current astrology programme in 1987. When this institute celebrated its silver jubilee (25 years) in 2013, more than 20,000 students had finished its astrology course. You may learn more about their astrology courses by visiting their website, which is listed below.
Aside from that, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Education Trust in Mumbai and Bangalore offers astrological studies. The following links will take you to their individual websites where you can learn more about the subject.
If you live outside of Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, or Bangalore, you can learn astrology at ICAS (Indian Council of Astrological Sciences) facilities. Dr. B.V. Rama, the late founder of this prestigious institute, established it in November 1984 with the goal of establishing an All India Body for the organized propagation of astrology. ICAS currently has over 40 facilities across India that offer courses on the subject. You can learn more about it by visiting their website, which is shown below.
However, these institutes are limited by the fact that they are not accredited by any federal or state government-run university. So, while these private institutes will provide you with the best knowledge and faculty to learn astrology, you will not receive any credential or degree that is recognized by any university. So, if you want to earn a degree in astrology, you’ll have no alternative except to enroll in a UGC-accredited university that offers astrology courses.
What is Ayurvedic astrology, and how does it work?
The old Hindu system of astrology and astronomy is known as Vedic astrology. This approach can be used to complement your studies of Ayurveda and Yoga. Ayurveda’s core concept of the five elements, which exist both in the natural world and within the body, is shared by Vedic astrology, also known as Hindu or Jyotish astrology. Ether, air, fire, water, and earth are the five elements. They change from finite to form when space gives way to wind, which blows and creates fire. The fire burns so hot that it melts, causing water to flow and harden into earth. Your dosha is the balance of elements present in your natural state of being (constitution).
Each dosha is made up of two basic constituents. The Vata dosha is composed of ether and air, while the Pitta dosha is composed of fire and water, and the Kapha dosha is composed of water and earth. Most persons are a mix of all three types, in various amounts, rather than having all of the traits of one dosha. Because our lifestyle is packed with activities that throw our inherent constitution out of balance, most westerners have a Vata imbalance.
To establish a person’s dosha, Ayurvedic practitioners employ pulse and tongue reading as diagnostic methods. Chart readings are used by Vedic astrologers to reach the same determination. To learn more, I had the pleasure of interviewing Richelle Jarrell, a Vedic Astrologer and a student in our current Certificate program.
Richelle Jarrell has been teaching Reiki since 1996, and she incorporates Vedic Astrology, Ayurveda, and Yoga philosophy into her classes. Her research looks into sign compatibility and other astrological variables that are important for healthy relationships, as well as how your Ayurvedic body type affects your relationships and health.