In episode 72 astrologer Anne Ortelee joins the show to talk about the process of becoming a professional astrologer, and specifically the pros and cons of becoming certified by the major astrological organizations as part of pursuing astrology as a vocation.
Below you will find the show notes, followed by links to download or stream the recording.
Here are some of the topics we covered during the course of the episode:
- The question of when and how to make the transition from amateur to professional astrologer.
- Getting the necessary training:
- Self study
- Taking classes
- Talking about the pros and cons of certification
- Different astrological organizations that certify astrologers:
- ISAR, NCGR, AFA, OPA, ACVA, etc.
- Diplomas from schools and apprenticeship programs.
- Standards that certified astrologers have to abide by.
- The organizations have ethics codes.
- Client confidentiality and other standards.
Update 4/29/2016: Topics surrounding certification and astrological education continued to be a theme over the next few episodes of the podcast after this one, including a 40 minute followup discussion on the topic with Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock that took place at the beginning of our May 2016 forecast episode.
A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 72 transcript
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