Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions about Astrology
Q. What is astrology?
Astrology is a system of interpreting personal character and forecasting by the placements of the planets in the sky.
Q. What type of astrology is practiced at Starzology?
We practice western, tropical astrology which means we talk about Aries, Taurus and Gemini etc.
Q. Do you need special powers to learn astrology?
Anyone can learn astrology. You do not have to have special powers or be psychic to be an astrologer.
Q. Why should I choose Starzology for a consultation or a class?
We are passionate about astrology. We wish to help you to appreciate the beauty in the cosmos and grow to love our craft. We want you to live and breathe astrology just as we do. We have a sense of humour.
Q. How can I sign up for the Starzology eNewsletter?
Use the signup block at the top right-hand side of the screen to join our growing community. Newsletters are usually sent out at the cardinal ingresses and now and then during the year. You can safely unsubscribe at any time.
Questions About Having a Reading
Q. What personal information do I need to provide to have a reading?
You need to provide: your name, email address, birth time, birth date, birth place and the current place where you are living in now.
Q. Is my personal information safe?
Q. What if I don’t have a birth time can I still get a reading?
A birth chart can still be calculated for the day of your birth. The information in it will be correct but there will not be as much information available as if you did have a birth time.
Q. How many consultations do I need?
You can start with a one hour consultation for immediate results but it is recommended that you take three to five consultation over three to five months for a thorough astrological insight and in depth interpretation. Many people do not know that you can get more consultations but this is best. You can pick and choose as you like.
Q. How can I book a reading with Alison?
Q. What type of consultations are available?
We have a few types of astrological consultations: If you need something different we can accommodate you.
Q. How long is a consultation?
The standard consultation is one hour per person.
Q. How do I book a consultation?
You can email in the message block below and enquire about times and availability. Or you can click on the Buy Now button on the screen of the consultation you want and you will be contacted about available times and dates.
Q. How often should I get an astrological reading?
You may take a series of consultation over three to five months or you may have a reading every twelve months.
Q. How old do I have to be to have an astrological consultation?
You must be 19 years old. Children and young people under 19 need their parent’s permission.
Q. Can I have a reading for my young child?
Yes, we can do a reading for your child which is presented to you as a parent.
Q. I am a teenager can I get a private reading without my parents being there?
Yes, if you are 12 – 19 years old you can have a private reading without your parents being there, but one of your parents must give their permission for you first.
Q. Can I have a reading for my grandchild?
You have to provide one of the child’s parent’s written permission for a reading for your grandchild.
Questions About Payments
Q. When do I pay?
You prepay before the consultation or course.
Q. How do I pay?
Payments are made with PayPal. Note: since April 2013 I am now accepting Visa and Mastercard at in person events.
Q. How can I get a free reading?
You can click on our Giving Back to see more information on this free initiative.
Questions about Learning Astrology and Courses
Q. Who takes an astrology course?
Many people take astrology courses. For instance those who are learning astrology, those working towards an astrology exam and many people take a course for their own personal pleasure and enlightenment.
Q. What do past students say about Starzology astrology courses?
Please click through to our Gracious Testimonials page to see what others say about our consultations, courses and lectures.
Q. What courses are available?
Q. Which course should I choose?
That depends on your knowledge. If you are starting to learn take the Introduction to Astrology, if you are more experienced take another course.
Q. Can I take all four courses at the same time?
No, you have to take them in sequence. First level 1 then level 2 then level 3 and then level 4.
Q. What is Skype?
Skype is free software that runs on your computer so you can see and hear the other person. It is used in our Skype classes and must be installed on your computer before you can take the Skype classes.
Q. How do the Skype classes work?
Skype classes are set for a particular time and day. We will connect with your Skype name beforehand and you call us up on Skype at the time of the course. Other students on the course call us up as well.
Q.What is your Skype name?
Our Skype name is Starzology.
Q. How can I book a spot on a Skype course?
To book a spot email me at [email protected] and I will send you a PayPal invoice.
Q. How many students are in a Skype class?
At present, I accept a minimum of one and a maximum of four students for each Skype class.
Q. When do I get the Skype course notes and charts?
The course notes and charts will be emailed to you in a PDF file the day before each class. This gives you time to print them out beforehand.
Q. Which books do I need for the courses?
You do not need any books for Starzology astrology courses because all the information is provided in the course notes. However, when you book your course we send you our recommended reading list with suggested titles. Most astrology students do have some books and an ephemeris but it is not required that you buy any books for the courses.
Q. What if I don’t understand the homework?
You may email any questions about the homework during the week after the lesson and we will reply to them ASAP. Please do not call on the phone as we cannot answer homework questions then.
Q. What if I can’t make the class for any reason?
The class will continue as planned. However, we try to fit you in perhaps on another day and repeat the class for you. We endeavour to make sure every student has access to all the lessons. It may be that we can review the material before the next weeks class and you can call in earlier (with the other students) to review missing lessons. So far we have made exceptions and adjusted class times for many students who could not make the class for whatever reason. All students have had all the classes.
Q. Do I need Solar Fire or another chart calculation software?
You do not need Solar Fire or another astrology calculating software but it is a help.
Questions About Mentorship
Q. What is astrological mentorship?
Mentorship is offered by the hour for one-to-one mentoring with a professional astrology teacher, with a focus on your needs. Mentorship hours are not pre-planned topics as they address your learning requirements.Each person has different needs from mentorship. Click through to our Mentorship page for more details.
Q. Can I take mentorship hours even if I did not take a course with Starzology?
Yes, we are happy to teach all those interested in advancing their astrological understanding.
Q. What can I use the mentorship hours for?
Mentorship hours are typically used for prepping for an astrology exam, reviewing tricky bits about astrology that you don’t know, reinforcing areas where you are weak or you have gaps in your knowledge or you can take one of the lessons in the courses. For instance perhaps you just want Wedding Elections for two hours from the Introduction to Synastry course.
Q. How do I book mentorship hours?
Use the contact form on the Mentorship page.
Q. What if I have other questions that are not covered here?
You are welcome to use the contact form with any questions about our courses, our consultations or astrology in general. We will answer all queries ASAP.