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5 Bodies of Knowledge Useful for Aspiring Astrologers

Updated on January 28, 2020
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

Astrology has been around for centuries. Man has always looked to the stars for divine guidance. Astrology is a fascinating subject which requires in depth study. It's a combination of statistical analysis, psychology and myth. Astrology provides us with a greater sense of inner knowledge & understanding and thus can be used as a tool to improve oneself.

Astrology is the study of the positions and relationships of the sun, moon, stars, and planets in order to judge their influence on human actions.

To become an astrologer, you must not only understand what it is but also encompass bodies of knowledge to help master this craft.

Physicist and Astrologist, Alois Treindl, believes that Western Astrology is “more an art than a science; a body of knowledge collected over thousands of years through experience.” So, to be an astrologer, you need to study deeper into what astrology is.

Astrology is a combination of mythology, history, psychology, astronomy, geometry, and more. All of these will contribute to making you a successful astrologer, and you can make the most out of your knowledge of these different areas.

The following list will tell you the different bodies of knowledge you should know to be on the astrologist path.

1. Knowledge of the History of Astrology

In anything you do, knowing its history is the first step in understanding what it is you want to do and how to approach it. An obvious body of knowledge necessary to prepare you to become an astrologer is knowing the origin and evolution of Astrology.

Studying how Astrology has evolved is a great way to share what you know with others and will help develop your skills further in this field.

Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.

— C.G. Jung

2. Knowledge of Psychology

You might not yet be aware, but did you know that Psychology can be considered the elder sister of Astrology? Psychology studies the mind and behavior of a person, while Astrology has numerous branches of psychology.

From astrology, you will find more about a person than what they already know about themselves. There are also beliefs that everything happens for a reason.

Psychology and Astrology both read into the behavior and environment of a person and will give you a head start in becoming an astrologer.

3. Knowledge of Mathematics

Astrology consists of charts, which uses mathematics. Based on the Zodiac, there are twelve charts because the Earth spins 12 times around one full orbit of the sun. In total, it spins 360 times.

To study the reason behind why we have 12 months on our calendar, it’s useful to have a background in mathematics. You’ll see how the future is determined based on the position of the planets, stars, and the Sun.

You’ll also learn about Trigonometry in Mathematics, which can help in determining the positions of the planet.

4. Knowledge of Metaphysics

You’ll find that Metaphysics is linked to characterizing the universe and describing the traits of reality. Combining Astrology and Metaphysics gives you an understanding of human evolution and behavior. Astrology studies planets, while metaphysics studies the concepts like being, knowing the identity, time, and space.

5. Knowledge of Astronomy

Knowing Astronomy can help you with being an astrologer. Astronomy studies everything from celestial bodies to stars, asteroids, galaxies, and planets. It uses theories and observations, which can help when further expanding your knowledge and understanding of astrology. Meanwhile, Astrology focuses on the positions of the stars and planets. They find relations between the movements of planets with the behavior on earth. In fact, basics of astronomy are taught when one begins learning astrology.

Astrology can provide insight, knowledge and a willingness to embrace our best selves.

Although there are many things you should learn about before becoming an astrologer, expanding your knowledge about any field is a great way to accomplish your goals.

Astrology is something worth studying and learning about. It can help you understand why things exist and why things work the way they do based on the positioning of the planets. It offers everyone insight into who they are and what they will become through the study of their birth chart.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Shaloo Walia


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