A positive attitude towards astrology is a pre-requisite for any aspiring astrologer. Knowledge of psychology and good mathematical skills are essential in this field. Also, presence of mind and an analytical approach always helps. Those who intend to become astrologers should be aware of their surroundings, be clued-up on current affairs and the changing socioeconomic values of different sections of society. Knowledge of mythology and Sanskrit helps in understanding the scriptures and in analysing critical cases and issues. The greatest challenge in this profession is communicating bad news to the client. It is here that your communication skills come to the fore. The truth needs to be told but not at the cost of hurting the client.
What do they do?
If future events fascinate you and you want to find out what’s destined for tomorrow, or if you believe that every planet has an effect on every individual on earth, then you have everything it takes to be an astrologer. An astrologer looks at your horoscope and makes your birth chart. He/she helps an individual understand all about him by reading his natal chart and advises people on issues related to personal growth, relationships, finances, career, health, business, wedding and countless other activities.
- An astrologer has the required skills to interpret an astrological chart — a skill that comes with practice and experience
- He has to be a good counsellor and be able to communicate astrological knowledge in a manner easily understood by clients
- Should have the ability to effectively communicate all types of news to the clients without upsetting them
How do I get there?
Anybody can get interested in astrology. There is no age limit. Those interested in studying the subject seriously can pursue a BA or an MA in astrology. They can even pursue research in the field depending on their interest