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How I Became an Astrologer
My Astrology adventure started many years ago when my kids were in school full time. I made the decision that I was going back to school and take some courses for a new profession. My occupation of choice at that time was to become a Paralegal. I promptly went out and bought the books and paid for the course. I was excited to be back in the academic world and learning something new and what I thought would be a fun profession as well as earn some money.
My husband at that time thought I would last through one class. I proved him wrong. I was in the class until break time and left my book on the table and went home. It was so boring. Now looking back it may have just been the teacher. I never gave it a chance. So what was next? Little did I know that Astrology was on my horizon.
My Beginnings with Astrology
A good friend of mine asked me if I ever had my astrological chart done. I had never heard of astrological charts. Astrology to me was reading the daily forecast and I knew I was a Libra .So just out of curiosity I had my chart done and was quite impressed. The astrologer had a group that met at her house weekly to discuss astrology. I was fascinated enough to join and had fun talking about Astrology with a group of people.
The astrologer announced she was going to teach some serious classes for those wishing to learn how to do charts. I immediately signed up. After the first class I asked her if she would like my books as I could not deal with the seriousness of Astrology. She told me to stick with it as I was the only one in the class who would amount to becoming a real Astrologer. As she said it was serious business.
We decided I needed a special name and Carol Starr was born. I used that name for about 10 years.
Astrology and my Life
I thought I would start out by doing charts. I got some of my friends and other people I knew to pay the $25 that I charged, and everyone thought it was quite worth their time and money. I was inspired. Please don't laugh at this but I decided I wanted to be famous. I was so motivated to make a name for myself and was relentless. And an important fact here is that if you are driven in your passions and pursuits you will achieve your fondest dreams. I did forget to add financial succes.
The First Phone Call
I got together with a girlfriend and we set her up as my Public Relations Manager, and had her call the most popular radio station and actually got me on the morning drive spot. I appeared once a month for two years reading the forecast for all the zodiac signs. It was followed by a two year spot on a major radio news station for twice daily forecasts for the different zodiac signs. I also appeared regularly on TV shows and eventually had my own show. People called in with problems and I gave helped them with some Astrological advice based on their charts. I wrote for The Arizona republic, Phoenix Gazette, Phoenix Magazine soon to be followed by a small syndicated column where I wrote two columns-- Astrology and Psychic Awareness.
A glimpse at the Past of my Endeavors
On Stage Performing
My career as an Astrologer soon led to speaking engagements, entertaining for conventions and large groups. I was also asked to MC many charity events and even be a judge in the Sun Bowl parade of floats. I never planned what I was going to say when I had a speaking engagement. I just went out on stage and did my thing. I took a humorous bent on Astrology and had lots of fun with the audience as I often called people up to the stage. This was a wonderful time in my life. However I didn't plan on financial success and somehow that eluded me. Looking back I know I would have done things differently and may have figured out a way to enjoy more financial success. I had many avenues to pursue for success. I wish I knew then what I know now. Many of us have said that more than once.
You may have noticed some of my Astrological graphics that appear on astrology hubs. I interpreted these graphics on T-shirts and tote bags and sold to many department stores. I had a special showing of my t-shirts and tote bags at a well known store that was in many Las Vegas Casinos-Russo Franks or was it Frank Russo? As you can see I was relentless in achieving my goals. For whatever reason I wanted to be famous.
The Wheel of the Astrological Signs
Fame Never Lasts Forever
I did many charts of well known celebrities. Since Astrology is a personal matter I will just include there were a few movie stars, tennis stars and TV hosts.
As with every profession you have to keep propagating yourself. Astrology seems to go in waves of popularity. You lose a column here or there and radio stations change formats. So I got cold in the business. I worked hard to keep it going, but alas it did not last forever. However I have kept doing astrology charts when the opportunity arises. I have kept my fingers in astrology and spend time going over old charts.
The only thing that lasts forever is your spirit, hope and drive. Life is about accepting the closing doors and the search for new ones to open. I am always opening new doors as you may have guessed reading my hubs.
My Future in Astrology
My goal for Astrology is to read charts for people.There is a lot to learn about ourselves, relationships and even future trends ,and Astrology has many answers. The planets are powerful in many forces of nature. Look at how the moon affects our growing seasons and even emotions. There would be no life without the sun. Each planet plays a role in our lives. I am working on getting my blog up and running in the next few weeks and hopefully you will check in, if you find Astrology interesting.
There are many Astrology sites online. Most of them have "canned information". I would like to answer questions according to charts, share interesting information and go from there.
For some reason Astrology keeps popping back in my life, so I am going to follow it.
Learn more about your Zodiac Sign
- Astrology: The Ruling Planets of Each Zodiac Sign
Astrology is more than just your zodiac sign. Learn about the ruling planets and influence on your life and what will transpire in your future.
- Astrology: The Faces of Sagittarius
You are not just a Sagittarius, but have many other influences in Astrology. Learn about yourself through Astrology.
- Astrology Education for Signs of the Zodiac
You have a sun sign, moon sign and rising sign. They all have different influences on your personality and life.
- Astrology: All About Aquarius
Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is an air sign which creates a lofty and intellectual penchant in life. Learn more about his mysterious sign.
- Astrology: Aries--Moon Signs Libra-Pisces
You have a moon sign and it represents your emotional personality. The moon sign will change many characteristics of your sun sign.