How To Study Astrology At Home

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

As previously stated, the internet is an excellent resource for learning more about daily horoscopes and star charts. You’ll have to read a lot more this time. The Mountain Astrologers website, the Astrology Dictionary, and, of course, the Astrology Subreddit are the most valuable sites we can offer.

You’re well on your way to becoming an astrologer with this. As previously said, the majority of astrologers are self-taught, yet this does not preclude them from sharing their knowledge. As a result, you should contact different astrologers. Astrodienst and SkyScript are the finest places to go for this. It’s usually a good idea to join an astrological organization in your nation. They host a variety of events where you may learn more about horoscopes or simply socialize with other astrologers.

Is it difficult to learn astrology?

The cosmic weather seemed promising on the morning of the International Society for Astrological Research’s Certification of Astrological Proficiency (ISAR CAP) exam, which was held at a Marriott in Chicago on a warm May morning. The moon was in Sagittarius, the most learned of the zodiac signs, and Mercury, the communication planet, had just entered Gemini, the most quick-witted.

Yes. Multiple tough exams are available in 2018 to assess one’s skill to read the stars.

And, while it may seem unusual to apply very technical standards to an abstract spiritual exercise, it has been done before. Astrology has been around in some form since at least ancient Babylonian times, and for a long time, it was seen to be a totally logical way of understanding the world. Astrology was assigned to the domain of the mystical and ludicrous until the 19th century, when rationalism became fashionable.

Today, it’s largely associated with women’s magazines and Instagram memes, and it’s seen as a harmless fantasy at best and a harmful pseudoscience at worst. However, for an increasing number of students and specialists, the practice is quite serious, despite the fact that it is undeniably unscientific.

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.

Where can I learn about astrology on the internet?

With nearly three hours of video broken into tiny micro-lectures, the beefed up course, which was formerly $60, teaches you how to balance and restore your 7 chakras. You’ll even get a certificate once you’ve finished, confirming that you’ve had the whole class experience (plus, there’s a bonus yoga workout at the end).


It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it’s all under the watchful eye of astrologer Natalia Benson. This tiny collection is designed to help you connect with your spiritual self and put these wonderful crafts to good use. If you’re mystic-curious but don’t know where to start, this is the book for you; Benson will guide you through the process and teach you how to incorporate these practices into your modern life. Please also have a look at some of her other wonderful classes!

How much time does it take to learn 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.

What is the name of the well-known astrologer?

Donald Trump has won the 45th US Presidential Elections, and it appears that the human race’s sadness will continue to grow. In the midst of all of this, the predictions made by prominent Astrologers throughout history seem absurd. What does Trump’s victory have to do with astrology? Well, everything falls into place when mystics like Baba Vanga and Nostradamus predicted it long before it happened, and what is happening in the world right now.

Here are 5 Timeless Astrologers and Mystics who shaped history and are unquestionably “Must Know” figures.

5. Claudius Ptolemy: Ptolemy is the most illustrious individual in all of known astrological history. Whatever you want to call him, he was a 2nd-century astrologer or a polymath. He was a reformer, with notable achievements in the fields of music, astrology, optics, astronomy, and geography. He is one of the most prominent astrologers in history, and his works are still revered since he was the first to combine astrology with science, thereby establishing astrology as a solid foundation for astral and planetary events with a scientific underpinning. The Tetrabiblos of Ptolemy is the only astrological work that has been translated into multiple languages over time.

4. Alan Leo: The ‘Father of Modern Astrology’ is often referred to as Leo. In the early twentieth century, he played a key role in revitalizing ‘Astrology’ in the West. Alan Leo was a guy of ‘thinking power,’ with several important periodicals and standard natal charts among his notable accomplishments. His organization, the ‘Astrological Lodge of London,’ which he founded, continues to meet to this day. His constant efforts to make Astrology more simple and its apparatus more precise for pupils made him even more popular. He not only revived Astrology, but he was also able to give the entire Astrological system a theosophic slant, making him a popular figure among renowned theosophists and eventually contributing to the reintroduction of Astrology in European countries.

3. Evangeline Adams: To put it mildly, Adams was the largest dissident of her time. Evangeline was born in 1868 and developed a deep interest in Eastern Spiritualism and Astrology as a result of her curiosity about the universe. Adams launched her fortune-telling business in New York at a period when it was illegal, but her accuracy opened the way for her, and her success was limitless. In fact, her prediction of the 1929 market crash proved to be a blessing in disguise for many, who eagerly followed her advice.

2. Baba Vanga: This Bulgarian mystic is the new generation’s “Godmother of Fortune Telling.” She was born in 1911 and lost her eyes to a terrible storm. Despite three eye surgery, she remained blind. She was only 12 when strange things began to happen to her; she could easily tune into the clairvoyance that the human species possesses, but which requires a great deal of patience and the capacity to hear beyond. She could sense things happening, from hearing voices to communicating to the dead and even plants, and 80 percent of her predictions were spot on. Baba Vanga clearly declared that Barack Obama will be the final President to have any authority when he predicted the death of the then Bulgarian King in 1918 and 9/11. Before her death, she also predicted that a young girl in France, aged ten, would carry on her tradition of foresight and become well-known around the world.

1. Nostradamus: And now we get to our masterstroke, Michel de Nostredame, who wrote as Nostradamus. He was a mystic, and his book “The Prophecies” (Les Propheties), published in 1566, is his most well-known and ageless work. Many prophesies are included in the book, all of which pertain to the future. He wrote it all down in a mysterious four-line poem known as quarantine. His forecasts have frequently come to pass and shown to be accurate. In today’s world, his forecasts concerning World War I, India, and America are particularly relevant.

“From 2014 until 2026, a man will lead India, whom people will initially despise but then adore so deeply that he will work to improve the country’s predicament and direction.” Isn’t that an apt description of Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Also, when he said ‘Barack Obama is the final president of America,’ he could have meant ‘the last good president,’ since the Middle East is already ablaze due to the ongoing civil conflict.

Does that give you the creeps as well? It’s incredible that something so unfathomable existed, and history bears witness to it.