by Alison Price
Natural Sequence to Chart Reading
As you start to get into astrology and read horoscopes there is a natural sequence to charts that you will read.
Some of you who begin with astrology may stop sooner than others who may go on to be competent astrologers.
Several of you will go on to be aspiring astrologers and competent astrologers and be able to provide an acceptable solid reading. You may read for friends and family or in a casual way.
A few of you will become experts and exceptional chart readers and can read any and every chart that comes your way. You are likely to attract clients at this stage.
Chart number 1: Your own chart.
You will always start with your own chart and certainly, this chart will be with you through your astrology journey. You will read it in a simple way and then develop your interpretations into more complex methods in the future.
You will work on this chart for the rest of your life.
Charts numbered 2-10: Your immediate family’s charts
This includes your husband, wife, kids, parents and siblings etc. They are people you know very well and have known for many years. Now you can benefit from some basic chart reading skills.
At this point you are a hobbyist astrologer
Charts numbered 11-18: Charts of people who you do know.
These are the charts of friends and people you know well enough to ask for their chart details, “so you can practice.” You will do these charts for free and enjoy the time spent pouring over each unique chart.
At this point you are a student astrologer
Charts numbered 18-25: Gateway charts
These charts you will draw up for people who are technically “clients.”
You will tentatively explain that you are opening an astrology business and although you are still a junior astrologer, you wish to read their charts in a professional manner to practice your readings and your professional practice competency. You are aware of how your outer planet signature attracts clients.
You will charge them a moderate fee of around US$5-10 or barter for a cup of coffee.
These charts are for your gateway clients and they get you into being a professional astrologer. There may be more charts in this group but if you are determined that astrology is for you then you will only need about six practice runs and these are the charts you will use.
At this point you are an amateur astrologer and may consider seven days to a better chart reading.
Charts numbered 25-100: Your paying clients – Junior astrologer
You are now in business. You charge a fair fee for your services. You may be interested in 10 things to do before your client arrives.
At this point you are a junior professional astrologer.
Charts numbered 100 plus: Your paying clients – Professional astrologer
The process of becoming an astrologer is not one straight line from start to finish. Each person will make detours and have stops and starts along the way.
To see where you are exactly on your journey towards becoming an astrologer the five levels of astrologer are explained in more detail. You can see that you could be straddling two areas at once.
If you want to travel fast go alone,
if you want to travel far take a friend.
Think about how many charts you have read. Consider where you are on your journey to becoming a fabulous astrologer.