Just as the positions of the stars and planets vary each day, no day is the same for an astrologer. Becoming a good astrologer can take many years and learning about astrology is a continuous process.
Astrologers need to study the formation of the stars and planets to gain an understanding of how cosmic activity affects human behaviour.
If someone is at the beginning of their journey to becoming an astrologer they will probably dedicate many hours a week to learning the craft. They may attend different training events and conferences to improve upon their skills and to network with other astrologers and businesses.
Astrologers do tend to be dedicated and work hard to ensure others benefit from their knowledge. An astrologer will often fit in clients during the day or evening and this may take place face-to-face, online or over the telephone. A client may visit the astrologer on a one-off basis, or may arrange a monthly meeting for many years. The astrologer will be able to offer guidance and predictions about the client’s life, including career, relationships, family, travel and finances.
Astrologers will spend some time compiling your birth chart and will study this prior to your reading. They may also compile a ‘chart of your inner movement’; this is a chart of what has happened from the time of your birth to the present day. To be able to do this means the astrologer will need to read the stars and planets and interpret this information in relation to your birth chart. A ‘chart of your outer movement’ may also be part of the service your astrologer provides - this shows where the planets currently are.
Your birth chart, inner movement chart and outer chart may be studied by the astrologer in conjunction with each other to give the astrologer a picture of what is happening for you currently and what may happen in your future. Therefore astrologers spend much of their time during the week preparing and studying charts and studying cosmic activity.
As well as compiling things like individual birth charts some astrologers do also produce more general daily astrology horoscopes for newspapers or online publishers.