I’ve been studying astrology on and off since 1992, when Saturn crossed my ascendant. When I first started I thought I would never get my head around the various symbols and archetypes, or learn how to put them together into a coherent picture of a person.
I persisted, and in time, some of it sank in. But not enough for me to officially call myself a professional astrologer. That would require serious focus and effort, and my daemon led me elsewhere.
I would love to draw up your chart and spend hours picking it apart – there’s nothing more interesting than someone else’s soul portrait. But I’m not qualified for that delicate task, and I don’t have the time.
If you’d like a horoscope reading, there are lots of astrologers and services to choose from. Here is a selection of some of the best:
Astro*Intelligence: from astrology Queen Liz Greene. These are excellent charts with psychological analysis based on Jungian principles. I get the Year Forecast every year for my birthday. They can be ordered from Astro.com or Equinox (see below)
Equinox: from Robert Currey. Very good charts. Also covers Astro-cartography and Liz Greene’s Astro*Intelligence reports.
Café Astrology: provides a multitude of charts. I haven’t tried them but the information on the website is extensive and useful, so they might be good. If you give them a go, let me know what you think…
Jonathan Cainer: an excellent website with forecasts, and plenty of charts to choose from. Again, I’ve not tried him, but he comes highly recommended in astrological circles.
There are many, many astrologers out there. Some are excellent, some are good, and some are frankly charlatans. So to avoid disappointment and to make sure you don’t waste your hard-earned cash, please shop around and get testimonials.
Do It Yourself
In the end, your best bet is to become your own astrologer – it’s really not that hard! These days you don’t even need to do the horrible maths! Just make sure you steer clear of sun sign astrology – what you want is the real thing…
Create and download a free horoscope on any of these sites:
Astrolabe: simple to use, gives you a mini analysis, but not many options for house settings, transits, etc.
Café Astrology: simple to use, gives a basic analysis, but the chart itself is difficult to read. You do get all the details in a nice table which you can use to research a deeper analysis yourself.
Astrotheme: easy to use, options for different house systems and other chart details, as well as easy options for sharing or printing. But I find these charts very hard to read – frankly, they’re a mess…
Astrodienst: simple and detailed, lots of options, great looking charts with access to a wealth of analysis and features on astrology. Start here!
Be warned: some sites require you to sign up and log in, and will forever after bombard you with emails selling you their stuff. That’s fine if you don’t mind. The only site I would recommend you sign up for is Astrodienst (otherwise known as Astro.com). It really is the best place to begin if you want to learn how to do astrology yourself. Café Astrology is also good for horoscope analysis and transit forecasting.
If you have a favourite astrology site or astrologer you would like to recommend, please provide a link in the comments below…