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Friday, November 27, 2009

Approaching the Astrologer - Part 3 of 3

There are numerous other technicalities that the astrologer would go through before he arrives at a mature analysis to make a prediction. But the above are the most basic. You put in a small attempt to understand the above then you’re on your way to having a better conversation with your astrologer. And every good astrologer loves to talk technical with his clients because he would be more motivated to show his astrological reasoning and that he’s doing a good piece of astrological work. Otherwise he would be blamed for just being psychic (or even pretending) and not doing real astrological work.

When you make use of astrologers you need to know that not everything is a prediction. Sometimes it might be an “explanation” sometimes a “description” and yes sometimes a “prediction”. Sometimes it involves dates sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes the astrologer can be very precise because several symbols appear to concur and converge at a specific date (like several separate symbols telling the same story about a specific event). Whereas sometimes it might not be that easy for him to ascertain a specific “moment in time” because of the divergent symbols involved in the “coming event” he should be stating.

If an astrologer has never dealt with you before or if he doesn’t know your context then he would normally begin with an overview of an aspect of your interest. For instance assume you provide the astrologer only your birth date time and place together with your name and sex. Nothing else. And you ask a question like “Tell me about my finances.” Unless he uses horary techniques in which case you should know that this is not an astrologer’s first choice of tools (most astrologers wouldn’t want to use that part of their arsenal flippantly) he would prefer to try to answer your question from your personal birth horoscope. But not knowing your “context” he would start off with an overview. He would then give you an honest analysis of what your birth chart would have to say about your “general financial experience in life”. However if you were to “offer you context” then just ask a brief but specific question. This can be as simple as “I’m thinking of buying a car but I really don’t know. So what does my chart say?”

Try not to “test” the astrologer. Especially if you think you want to prove that astrology doesn’t work. You won’t get to prove or disprove anything by dealing with one humble astrologer. For all you know the one you’re dealing with might not had studied astrology sufficiently himself.

Many astrologers started off with the wrong footing; like many other professionals in many other fields. In their passion for the glamour of being in a certain profession or position, they end up just ‘getting into a job’. They stop their studies, they close themselves to new realizations and developments, and their motivation fizzles off. There are good astrologers, and there are not-so-good astrologers, like in almost every other profession. If you have come across a medical doctor with lousy bedside manners, dispensing less than average medical advice than what you expected from a professional, it doesn’t mean the whole medical profession is populated by the same personality nor that medicine is fraudulent. It is the same with astrology and the astrologer.

What is important is for people to be responsible for their own open-ness and gullibility. Don’t accept or reject anything just because someone else said so. Dare to trust, dare to take risks. In this manner, you are liberated to do what you want and seek advice from anywhere you can. After all, opinions from other professionals are just that; opinions. And you need varied opinions to consider in order for you to make your own mature judgment over things you need to decide.

Try to know more of your personal chart always. As you do this you will get to see a certain “logic” to astrology and will get a feel of how things are being “read”. Make friends with your astrologer friend and keep on asking things about your personal life events and its relationship with your personal chart. This doesn’t mean that you live by astrology by doing this but you would be exploring a model that supposedly deals with your personal “blueprint”. Ask different astrologers about the same issues in your chart and see what others have to say. Do they concur? If not probe and ask why they said things differently. Before long you will find yourself not just knowing better astrology but even knowing more about yourself.

About the author: Dr Agni has been using astrology for 37 years and has taught astrology for free since 1986, every week, till today. He is adviser to the Institute of Astrological Science, Malaysia, with its website at

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Approaching the Astrologer - Part 2 of 3

There is one other way whereby you don’t need to give your birth particulars and that would be when you use the services of a “horary” astrologer. Obviously this is a professional astrologer who is adept at using a special branch of astrology called Horary Astrology. That’s where you ask a very specific question and you get a very specific answer to that question on the spot. But that horoscope cannot be used for anything else. But even these professional astrologers report that their horary techniques are used best when used in conjunction with a reliable birth chart.

Going further back now remember your personal sign that you normally refer to in the news and magazines and normally refer to yourself as? Well really it’s not very personal. What you’ve always called your personal sign is what astrologers call your Sun Sign. No real astrologer uses this. But this is what people generally use and refer to at party chats. It’s anything but personal. The sun occupies a zodiacal sign for a whole month. So what this kind of sun sign astrology says is if the sidereal sun occupies the general zodiac sign Capricorn between 15 January and 15 February and you were born anywhere between those dates just like a few million other people then you are all Capricorn people. This is technically true. But what is wrong is to think that you and your millions of other Capricorn siblings all behave precisely like how a Capricorn should and should exhibit similar Capricorn attributes and go through the typical life experiences that a Capricorn should. It is this basic assumption that has put real astrology to shame. The popularity of this uneducated assumption is the continued cause of the “educated” people’s general argument against astrology. You need to know that nothing so oversimplified and general can offer anything so precise and individualistic.

If you want to know the specifics of your own life then you need to get the astrologer to work on your personal chart (there cannot be another similar one; with the exception of twins). And you only get the best of this when you give your personal birth particulars. These are the important things you will normally hear pertaining to the technical aspects of your personal birth chart:

Your Ascendant

This is the single most important thing in real personal astrology. Everything revolves around where this little thing is placed in your personal horoscope. It’s also called your Rising Point or in Sanskrit your Lagna.

Your Planetary Longitudes

These are the astronomical positions of the planets in the zodiac at the precise moment of your birth. The sun and moon are luminaries but also included together with some other factors which are not planets but considered significant in the astrological scheme of things; such as the asteroids moon’s nodes and some other sensitive “points” as a result of unique astrological formula.

Your M/C I/C and your Descendant

These your Medium Coeli Idium Coeli Descendant and together with your Ascendant earlier form the crucial “angles” that astrologers find to be very important in every horoscope.

The Progressions

These are astrological (not astronomical) techniques that “project” your zodiac to certain ages in life and form part of the astrologer’s “predictive” inventory.

The Transits

These are the “real” or actual positions of the physical planets for any given time. If the astrologer says something like “Transiting Pluto is going to hit your natal Mars next year…” then it means that the physically moving Pluto will be positioning itself to settle on the exact degree in the zodiac where Mars was during your birth. And of course that would trigger off a certain “prediction”.

And a crucial thing you need to know is that there are basically two schools of astrology; the sidereal and the tropical. However all of the above still apply to both schools. The school that is normally used in the west is typically tropical while the one used in the east is typically sidereal. The former deals a lot with how character breeds destiny and how self-knowledge and astrological foresight can offer some amount to changing a destiny that you don’t like. The latter deals a lot with what they think is a destiny that is almost absolute and unchangeable as if written by some gods for you. This of course is a simplistic description. Good modern astrology students make it a point to learn the good essentials of all systems available.

About the author: Dr Agni has been using astrology for 37 years and has taught astrology for free since 1986, every week, till today. He is adviser to the Institute of Astrological Science, Malaysia, with its website at

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Approaching the Astrologer - Part 1 of 3

There is a simple reason why most people generally cannot tell the difference between astrology, palmistry and psychic services. They never had the opportunity to be educated in it. Most people just never see themselves trying to read up in order to know more about these subjects. So they never get the best of astrology or the astrologers. Thus people don’t know enough to talk about astrology yet they can’t stop NOT talking about what little they know about it. Well no more. By the time you go through this article, you should be in a better position to relate to an astrologer more effectively.

To begin with, every astrologer needs to have the following minimum data: your sex at birth date birth time and birth place. Any astrologer doing your birth chart without these would not be doing astrology. It’s just the basics. It’s astrology. With palmistry you offer your palm. With astrology you offer your birth particulars. If your astrologer doesn’t ask for them then he might be using some other model for his predictions but it won’t be astrology. He might even be pretending. Also the sad part is if you don’t have this data then don’t go to astrologers. Go to a psychic or some other diviner using other models for their prediction. So do you have your birth data? Check this out first before you even search for an astrologer. And you should have them as reliable as possible because the honest astrologer’s work will only be as reliable as the data that you provide him to work with.

The basic idea of needing your birth particulars is because he needs to calculate the astronomical positions for the time that you were born. How did the galaxy look like? That is what the horoscope is about. So the astrologer uses the birth particulars so that he is able to see the configuration of the planets in the zodiac during the precise moment of birth. Astrology uses the picture of the galaxy at your moment of birth as its model to make predictions. Candle-reading diviners use the “configurations” of the melting wax of the burning candle to “see” the things that they interpret into their predictions tea readers see how the tea leaves position themselves at the bottom of your cup to make their predictions and astrology uses the galactic configuration of the planetary bodies for its predictions. So imagine what happens when your astrologer does not get reliable birth particulars to work with? He simply does not get to see the accurate picture of the galactic configuration during the subject’s actual birth moment and he simply would not be able to reliably relate what he sees to your true life experiences. So what do you want to do? You want your birth particulars (especially your birth time) as correctly possible.

Now one of the most riveting things in any personal horoscope is what we call the Ascendant. This is the precise degree in the chart that is the “moment of physical birth” based on the time and place of birth you provide. So aside from accurate birth time you want to give the accurate place of birth as well. So the place of birth should be as accurate as possible as well. Knowing the town will do. But if the town is not on the map then give the closest town on the map in order for the astrologer to obtain the latitude and longitude of the birth place. That’s why he needs to know the town in the first place. But if you can give him the latitude and longitude of your birth place straight away he won’t complain.

What happens if you don’t even know your birth date? Then really don’t go to an astrologer unless you’re ready to go a lengthy process called Birth Rectification. That might take hours if not weeks plus a lot of interaction with you to confirm your most likely chart. What the diligent astrologer (difficult to find them for free) would have to do is to keep on fine-tuning some of your horoscopic positions. He would probably start by placing your ascendant somewhere he thinks relevant and with that he’d try to read the chart as a whole and see if it fits with your life events. If it doesn’t or he thinks it’s not conclusive enough he’d continue adjusting the chart with other “what if” positions. This part of the work is so specialized that some astrologers offer this service only to other professional astrologers who need this work done for their very important clients.

About the author: Dr Agni has been using astrology for 37 years and has taught astrology for free since 1986, every week, till today. He is adviser to the Institute of Astrological Science, Malaysia, with its website at

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Choosing the Best Astrologer for You

Nearly everyone reads their horoscope from time to time. But those of us who have an even deeper interest in astrology are drawn to seek out more in depth information. Having an astrologer look at, and explain, your birth chart can often help you better understand yourself and the choices you have made will make in the future.

But with so many astrologers out there, how do you choose the right one for you?

Yes, experience is important, but…

If you had the opportunity to bring ten experienced astrologers together to examine your chart, there would be no mistake that, for the most part, they would interpret the chart exactly the same way. What makes them all different is the way in which they communicate what they are seeing.

Finding an astrologer whose “voice”—whose style of communicating—is one that resonates with you is the most important thing when choosing an astrologer.

Think about what kind of style would most appeal to you. Do you want an astrologer who speaks in very technical astrological terms or one that is able to translate things into very basic, simple descriptions and doesn’t bombard you with jargon? Do you prefer an astrologer who takes a very serious and cerebral approach, or one that sees astrology from a more creative and mystical perspective?

Some astrologers combine chart interpretation with counseling. You are encouraged to bring up an ongoing issue you are having in your life so the astrologer can pinpoint it in your chart and help you see you have the capability to change things. This can be beneficial when you have been dealing with a problem for a long time and you need a fresh outlook.

Other astrologers do no counseling whatsoever and prefer to only describe your astrological characteristics. This is beneficial during the times in your life when you’re doing self-examination and want to get an even more detailed understanding of who you are.

Beforehand, know what your needs are and what you want out of an astrology reading. This will help you to better find an astrologer that can accommodate you.

While seeking out an astrologer who has decades of experience has its benefits, if you don’t feel you are on the same wavelength as him/her, you will get very little out of the experience.

How do you find the best astrologer for you?

Many astrologers have Web sites on which they offer free weekly or monthly horoscopes, free articles and astrology tutorials. In the past couple of years, astrologers have begun to offer podcasts, Web radio shows and downloadable audio. Pay attention to those astrologers who have gone the extra mile to, not just give of their talents freely, but those who share their passion for astrology. Spend a few weeks reading (or listening) to their words. This is how you can best get a sense of whether their style is one that will be of use to you.

Don’t fall into the trap of believing if someone is a well-known astrologer, has been published or has made TV or radio appearances they are better than others. The key is to choose an astrologer who you feel a connection with.

After getting a sense of an astrologer based on their Web presence, request a brief phone conversation with them. Be mindful of the vibe you are picking up and how this person leaves you feeling. Like any other kind of service you seek out to help make your life better, the person you are working with should do their best to ensure you feel empowered after the session. Ask the astrologer to explain their technique and take note if what they are saying feels like it could be of value to you.

Finding, and working with, the right astrologer for you can truly be a life-altering experience. It’s worth taking the time to seek one out.

Wendy Wallace is an intuitive counselor offering sessions which combine psychic reading, life coaching and counseling all to help heal your mind, body, and spirit. What changes might you make in life if you could know what the future holds? Sign up for a chance to win a free session. Gain the insight you need.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Choosing the Right Astrologer

Astrology is a fascinating subject and one that is followed by many. People who are interested in astrology often look for an astrologer at one time or another. If you are looking for an astrologer there are some things you should think about before you begin your search.

It is not hard to find someone who will help guide you in the area of astrology. First of all though, you need to know which kind of astrology you are interested in.

There are people who think that astrology will lead them to the love of their life or supply them with winning numbers for lotteries or horse races. If this is the type of astrology information you are hoping to get from an astrologer you may be greatly disappointed.

On the other hand if you wish to know yourself better and receive help with the world you live in, an astrologer may be just the answer. An astrologer can give you options and offer suggestions after talking with you. A good astrologer will be able to use the information you give them to guide you according to the energies in your life.

There are astrologers that use astrology to deal with finances. Astrology is also used in psychological situations where therapy is involved. Karmic astrologers use astrology and incorporate it into the spiritual realm. You need to know what you are looking for before you contact an astrologer.

The best astrologers do not use astrology to tell people what to do. They work as guides and use astrology as a forecasting tool. We need to take that information and decide how we will use it.


Copyright Glenda Erceg. For more astrology and psychic information visit

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When All Else Fails, Talk To An Astrologer

What I am about to tell you may not change your life, but it could lead you to discover resources that you never thought were available to you.

For example, most of the people walking around here on earth think of the stars and planets as being very far away -- out there -- up there, some place. However, there are other people who see themselves as a part of the heavens -- not separate. This means that, like the other planets, the earth is zipping through space at an incredible speed and is part of the heavens. We are literally part of the sky. We are miniature solar systems.

The conclusion to all of this is that the signs of the zodiac and the planets around us are living inside of us as magnetic energy fields. The yogis speak of these energy fields as "chakras," or psychic centers within our body.

Some of these wheels of energy are felt as being repressive, restrictive, and fearful. Some urge us to act boldly, without fear, and even foolishly. Others lead us to pursue other people, to create new forms, and urge us to pursue the question of "Who Am I?" All of us fear, hate, desire, avoid, repress, express, pursue, and ponder. These are the energies of being "human."

But most of us, who are having our morning coffee, talking about sports, movies, God, business, politics, and dreams, are not conscious of how these energies are constructed within us and how they lead us to act and think in specific ways.

Your astrological birth chart captures all these energies in symbols. It shows who you are inside. This is why astrology is so profound and far more accurate than conventional psychology.

Through the correct interpretation of these planetary positions and sign locations, a skilled astrologer can lead you directly to a profound understanding of who you are. He can correctly guide you to the true picture of your conflicts, talents, tendencies, heart's desire, life purpose, and your specific destiny.

Why millions of people on earth continue to remain in the dark about who they are inside is a mystery that challenges my understanding.

Were the ancient yogis right when they said that the greater masses of people remain "asleep while awake." I pray this is not you!

Randall Curtis is a professional astrologer with world-wide clients. If you wish to become a certified, professional astrologer, check out The Institute of Professional Astrology.

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