You’ve probably tried all the free sites, plugged in your data to get your free computer-generated astrology reading and now feel ready to go more in depth. You want your own personal astrologer. But how do you go about finding one that resonates with you? What research do you need to do? After all, you are going to share details of your life with this person. They will be finding out an awful lot about you. So how do you choose a personal astrologer?
How Will You Connect with Your Personal Astrologer?
Your first decision is how you’d prefer your reading to be delivered and that depends on your own personal preferences. Astrology readings can be given via:
- Skype/Whatsapp or similar
- In person
Astrologers on the Web
It’s a given that these days, most professional astrologers will have an online presence. The exception might be some local astrologers who rely on word-of-mouth to obtain new clients. So do make sure to speak to people you know that have had personal readings in the past. They may well know of someone they can recommend.
If locale is not important to you, and you are happy to have your reading delivered by electronic means, then the world’s your oyster.
Remember, it’s Personal
You don’t have to, but it’s good to build up a rapport with your astrologer. To get to know each other and develop trust. You may not speak to them all the time, but it’s good to be able to check in with them when some portentous event happens or there’s a difficult decision to make. Therefore, you need to have a good connection with the person you eventually choose.
You might have the most accurate astrologer in the world, but if they can’t relate the information to you in a way that you can understand, or if you feel awkward with them, the relationship won’t yield the most useful insights.
Do You Need a Specialist?
Astrology permeates so many fields these days that you can find an astrologer to help you with your business, your finances, your relationships or your spiritual development. If so, look for someone who can provide the in-depth information you require. Someone whose specialty is relationships may struggle when it comes to careers or finances.
Perhaps you are thinking about leaving your job and setting up on your own. You can contact your personal astrologer who will use ‘electional astrology’ to find out the best days and dates for launch. When would be the most auspicious time to apply for finance. When to begin advertising. How and when to deal with clients and suppliers. Give your business the edge.
How about wedding planning? With your own personal astrologer you’ll be able to get it all organized so your marriage is lined up favorably with the planets.
Check out their bio and educational qualifications. All the information you need should be on their website. One plus is if they have some kind of counseling qualification; especially useful when it comes to relationship astrology. Not only from their point of view when talking to clients but they can also pass some useful skills on to you. And it is always helpful if your personal astrologer is a good listener and communicator.
Professional Astrology Qualifications
While there is no requirement in law for an astrologer to have a professional qualification, it’s reassuring to know that they have trained with a reputable school or organization. It’s easy enough to check out the school itself to know if your potential astrologer is well-qualified.
- Renowned schools of astrology include:
- Avalon School of Astrology
- International Academy of Astrology
- Kepler College
- Midwest School of Astrology.
Certification is also a good indicator of astrological expertise, so look for a badge on their site. If you are in the US:
- American Federation of Astrologers (AFA)
- International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR)
- National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR)
- Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA)
- Professional Astrologers Alliance (PAA)
Another area that you can easily check out it whether they have written a book, or given talks. Maybe they teach astrology or participate in conferences. All these things demonstrate that they are invested in their profession and that a good reputation. is important to them. They should also have professional indemnity insurance.
Check Out the Reviews
Many astrologers will have satisfied clients who will have posted reviews at various websites. Try Yelp, Facebook and Google+ In fact, review websites are always a good place to begin your search. Watch out for reviews that look suspicious or sound similar. And don’t be put off by the odd negative review; no astrologer or professional reader can get it right 100 percent of the time.
Do Your Research
Never be afraid to make use of the contact button on the astrologer’s website. That’s what it’s for. So, if you have made a shortlist of potential personal astrologers, you can fire off a bunch of prepared questions. You may find, though, that most of them are answered on the website somewhere. For instance, the costs of consultations should be clear. What the payment methods are. How they will deliver your reading, etc.
Email or Call
Most professional astrologers believe in what they do and will be very happy for you to reach out to them. Of course, you can’t expect them to enter in to extensive correspondence or lengthy phone calls, but they will understand that you might want to establish a rapport before committing to a full reading. Often all you need is a personal response in order to feel comfortable – it’s that connection thing. Once it’s in place, everything else follows along naturally.
Take your time, it’s your money and your life. Share it wisely and find the right personal astrologer for you.