There are many different schools of astrology and many techniques astrologers use to get information that can help you, there is no
one way that is better than another, just different schools of thoughts. The school of astrology that the astrologer derives the information
is second to the level of expertise and accuracy of insight you receive from your astrology session.
When looking though different
astrology websites there are several key factors to keep in mind.
What is the educational background of the person? Many consulting
astrologers will have an educational background that is complimentary to the branch of astrology that they practice. For example a
financial astrologer who specializes in predicting the market will have a background in finances or on wall street.
A consulting astrologer
that interprets an individuals astrology chart many times will have a background in professional counseling.
in medical astrology would have a background in holistic health, whether herbs or nutrition. Although medical astrology is a bit of
a misnomer, and is never intended to replace or give medical advice.
Others who specialize in teaching usually come from an academic
background and have a degree in history or philosophy, the disciplines from which much of the astrological knowledge and writings
are found in the ancient texts.
There is no required licensing to operate as an astrologer although professional astrology groups
offer various exams to test knowledge.
Sometimes you will find a listing of famous and top astrologers that the person studied under.
There are several schools of astrology that one can specialize in, usually promoted by a well known or top astrologer in that area.
Such schools could be Hellenistic astrology, of which Robert Schmidt with Project Hindsight is a major teacher is translating hidden
astrological text from ancient times.
Or Evolutionary astrology, first taught by Jeffrey Green. Jungian Astrology combines the wisdom
of Jungian psychology and the archetypes with astrology. This is only to name a few of the many paths “traditional” astrologers can
In addition there are different schools of thoughts on astrology itself, Vedic astrology, Symetrical astrology, Uranian,
Hellenistic astrology, Medical astrology, locational astrology and others.
Consider the factors that are important for you:
is the educational background?
2. What professional groups does the astrologer belong to? NCGR, AFAN, ISAR, OPA are a few of the professional
3. How much experience does the person have?
4. What are the specialties of the astrologer and do they fit my needs?
are the reviews or referrals for that astrologer?
In addition there are questions to ask oneself to clarify what your expectations
are to better find a professional for you.
1. What is it I am looking for? Information of what part of life? (General overview? Relationship?
Relocation? Electional – timing of events)
2. How important is it to me for the delivery of the information? In person, phone, email,
3. What are my gut instincts that I feel when listening or looking at the photo or audio of the potential astrologer?
How do I want to use astrology for my life? Information, guidance, understanding of current situation?
Choosing an astrologer is a
lot like seeking any other professional; ask for referrals, ask your friends who is a good astrologer, use your own intuition, check
out the astrologers experience and education.
Astrology is a tool to help you know when the planetary cycles are around you and how to make the best use of those energies. It is not to be substituted for legal, medical, financial or other professional advice.
If you would like to join an astrology group, below are links to a few of the many organizations devoted to serving astrologers.