How to find a REAL Astrologer
It’s not uncommon to come across fake astrologers who are only interested in making a quick buck.
Georgia and Joe share their tips on how to differentiate between real and fake astrologers. One of their tips is to look for astrologers who don’t claim to have all the answers, who acknowledge the limitations of astrology, and who are honest about their own strengths and weaknesses. They also recommend finding astrologers who prioritize their own growth and education in the field.
Joe and Georgia also explore the diverse spectrum of astrologers and how each can use their unique strengths to assist their clients. They touch on the importance of finding a quiet space to work and the value of referrals in building a successful practice. The hosts also discuss the role of fear and judgment when pursuing astrology as a profession. They provide insights on how to create a successful practice, including the significance of finding a specialty and how to resonate with your clients.
By listening to this podcast, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to navigate the world of astrology and find the right astrologer for your needs.
On Today’s Episode You’ll learn…
🌑 The history of astrology certifications and what degrees astrologers might have.
🌒 How to find the best astrology teachers and consulting astrologers to work with.
🌓 Georgia’s advice for new astrologers on how to develop your practice.
1:45 How Does Astrological Certification Work
6:26 Importance of Educational & World Experience
14:25 Confidence, Risk-Taking & Running a Real Business
21:45 Having a Specialty in Astrology
23:05 Tips for Finding an Astrology Teacher & Red Flags
47:12 Final Thoughts
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[00:00:50] Joe G: Have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between a fake guru and a master astrologer? I’m sure most people have been in that situation at some point. The goal of this episode is to help you identify a true master of the craft, if that is even possible.
[00:01:09] Today, I’m actually subbing for Amanda. You are probably used to seeing Amanda, but now it’s a different place. For those who don’t know me, I am Jo G, an astrological magician, and podcast producer for Astrology Hub. I’m here with our guest and Astrology Hub’s favorite business astrologer, Georgia Staes, who is also an upcoming Inner Circle guide.
[00:01:30] We’re both Inner Circle guides for 2023. If you enjoy this episode, please don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe to support the show because it really does help. So let’s get started. Hi, Georgia.
[00:01:43] Georgia: Hi, Joe. Hi, everybody.
How Does Astrological Certification Work?
[00:01:45] Joe G: Yeah. So I wanted to start painting a picture of how the astrology field is today. Like, what’s the importance of having a lot of years of experience in the astrology field, and how does it work as far as regulation and things like that go?
[00:02:05] With a doctor, you can easily check all their credentials. With an astrologer, it’s a little different. So how does it work?
[00:02:14] Georgia: Well, maybe that’s going to our number two question, what about certification? That sort of thing. I mean, that’s a real basic, I have to say, I’ve been doing this a long time, and I’ve been through many phases where our community tried to be certified. And actually, the good news now is our community, because the government does not want to cooperate so much with us in many ways.
[00:02:43] And there’s probably a reason for that, and we’ll explore that further in the conversation. But what is good is, in the last maybe 20 years, and I’ve been doing this for about almost 50 years, the organizations have taken on the role. Many of the international organizations, not just American, have taken on the role of certifying if somebody wants to be certified as an astrologer.
[00:03:01] An example is N C G R, which is an international organization. They have a program that a person can go through called CAP, which is through ESR. They have several affiliate schools around the globe right now. They’re all over. They’re in Chile, they’re in Mexico, they’re in Germany, and I’m teaching for two schools in China that are certified.
[00:03:21] The thing is, I taught, we had a grand experiment around 2000 where Kepler College in Washington hired a bunch of us who had our master’s and doctorate and had been doing it a long time for undergraduate programs, and we tried desperately with the State of Washington.
[00:03:54] We were authorized, which is different than getting accreditation in a university standard government university setting. When you’re authorized, you can do it, and you can give your students a degree or a master’s program too. But we tried three, four, five, six years to get accredited because accreditation is what gives a school or a university the ability to get government funding.
[00:04:17] So I think what’s happened since that time, and I think it’s probably around that time, right around 2000, 2001, that a lot of the organizations began to say, “Well, screw this. We’re gonna certify our own people.” And that’s happening all over the world right now. And you can just go online.
[00:04:34] Kepler College is still teaching, but it’s doing vocational. Astrology Hub is another platform, and this platform is a great way for people to be exposed. But it has been very difficult. And if I can add just one more thing to that. In 1983, the American Federation of Astrological Network decided to take on a media watch program because we were having a lot of problems in a lot of cities around the United States where astrologers were being arrested, and their books were being taken from them.
[00:05:32] AFA did, and they, and J Jacobs, who was one of my compatriots, he died way too young. He started a legal assistance program for astrologers that were actually being arrested. We actually went to many of our cities and spoke to our boards, city councils, to say, “Look, there’s a big difference.” And it was a big risk because we were putting ourselves out there that we were astrologers too.
[00:06:17] Okay. What’s real, and what’s not, you know, what’s real, what’s not real?
Importance of Educational & World Experience
[00:06:21] Joe G: I think that’s a good point to illustrate the whole history of everything because maybe some people have not been exposed to the world of astrology. I don’t expect people can go to school for it. Sometimes you can get people who do, but they’re like an astrology-adjacent sort of territory sometimes.
[00:06:52] I see a lot of astrologers who have theology degrees or literature degrees and things like that. Do you think that looking for these things in an astrologer can be a good sign that they’re qualified for people looking for astrologers?
[00:07:21] Georgia: I do think, and I think in order to be a really good astrologer, you have to have a hybrid education. Not only study astrology, but you’ve got people coming to you, and they want to know what’s going on with their life. And if you’re just an astrologer who hasn’t been in the world and hasn’t done any work or has just been an astrologer, I’m not saying you can’t do that.
[00:07:37] But it’s not really fair to your clients because you need to have a little world experience under your belt. And I think we’re a very creative group. This is another reason I think it’s not become legal because there are so many facets of astrology. You know, it’s the least boring job I’ve ever had. I’m sure it’s the least boring job you’ve ever had.
[00:08:01] We’ve probably had a lot of jobs before, and this fits all the little holes in pockets.
[00:07:56] “It’s perfect, right? But you have to be creative. So, besides getting a theology degree, a degree in religion or philosophy, you could also get an MBA degree. My specialty is business. I’ve always been interested in business, and I think this is the age of specialization for many astrologers. If you want to be a specialist in something, maybe you have a great medical background, but you don’t want to be a nurse or a doctor anymore, or maybe you want to be an assistant. This would be a perfect place for somebody who wants to study astrology and integrate and hybridize their industry, and see the connections in astrology.
[00:08:39] I love how you mentioned that. That’s how I started. I was doing astrology for a long time, but I was always interested in business, and I always saw these patterns. You have to be curious, that’s the other thing about astrology. To be a really good astrologer, curiosity is a key thing here, a good Mercury that wants to ask questions, and frankly, not just study one vein of astrology.
[00:09:36] I think it’s very important to become a master or someone who really knows what they’re doing, to study different house systems, different ways of doing astrology, different classical versus medieval or Vedic and tropical. Maybe you didn’t get all of that stuff in one of those disciplines, but there’s always a kernel you can take into your practice. I would experiment, especially if you’re just starting out, but don’t get too stuck.
[00:10:17] You have to be flexible in your learning patterns. Know what’s going on in the world, and maybe don’t go get a job in the world, but know what’s going on because if you’re going to do psychological astrology, which is very modern, maybe study some courses in counseling or read books on counseling. And if you’re going that route and you’re working with clients, know when a client of yours really needs therapy, as opposed to just keeps coming back to you and back to you and back to you.
[00:11:28] I think a person who is a student of astrology and potentially looking for different teachers should know that if you’ve been in an industry for a long time and you’re really good at it, you don’t necessarily need a degree in that industry. This is where the innovation part comes into our practices. Translate what you know really well into your astrological practice. That’s a massive tip for a student. If you’re already good at something, bring astrology into that.
[00:13:08] You already have a cosmic degree. Even if we never become astrologers, we come into this life, I think, with an ability to do something. If we’re fortunate enough to find that in our lifetime, and after a while we don’t want to do that anymore, but we know it really well, we’ve got a degree. We don’t have to ask somebody, “Do you have any degrees in astrology or degrees of masters?” That’s not how you find a good astrologer.
[00:14:09] I think that, you know, we are attracted to people with whom we share a common language in something besides astrology. That’s a key thing to keep in mind, especially if you’re just starting out.
Confidence, Risk-Taking & Running a Real Business
[00:14:25] Georgia: Another thing to keep in mind is that sometimes you’re really good at what you do as an astrologer, you know your stuff.
[00:14:37] However, you may not feel confident enough to see clients. I had a wonderful student of mine for years who was a really good astrologer. She transcribed my work, but she never started her own practice because she didn’t think she was good enough. I don’t think you should just hang a shingle right away. Instead, put your toe in the water and start doing charts for people, without even charging them.
[00:15:16] That’s how I started. You learn so much by doing that. You could say, “Take me to lunch and I’ll look at your chart.” That’s how I did it. Of course, I don’t do that anymore, but it’s a good way to start. Another option is to get involved in your community. If you know a group of people who are interested in having their charts done, you could host a party where you do 10-minute readings for each person in front of the group. Then, if they like that, they might come to you for a private reading.
[00:16:46] Joe G: It’s funny that you mentioned that, Georgia, because I actually did that when I was living in Toronto. I was living in a house full of actors who always wanted an attraction at their parties, so I offered to do tarot and astrology readings. I got a lot of experience in one night and got to party with everyone, which was also great. Sometimes, you just need to put yourself out there.
[00:17:09] Georgia: I think what Joe said is key to growing your practice and yourself as an astrologer.
[00:17:35] Don’t overthink it, ever. You have the information, and your job is to wake people up. I mean, that’s what astrology does, right? There are two things to keep in mind: don’t overthink it, and don’t be afraid to say what you do. If you want to do this professionally, it’s important to be brave enough to tell people what you do, even if they don’t believe in it. Don’t get into arguments with people; instead, be willing to take the hit. If you’re moving into a new community, it’s good to work with the “straight people” and find common ground with them.
[00:18:40] When working with non-astrologers, it’s important to have a solid understanding of astrology. While we also work with our peers, we must be able to communicate the value of astrology to those outside our field. If someone is not interested, we don’t push it.
[00:18:56] If you want to grow your profession, make it clear that you expect to be paid for your work. Perhaps not when you’re first starting out, but eventually. In the beginning, you’ll be networking and building your practice by having lunches and parties. However, be clear about your scheduling, rates, and the importance of keeping records. Some astrologers are artistic and may struggle with the left-brain elements of running a business. Utilize software tools like PayPal and make it clear that your time is valuable.
[00:19:53] When half of the people you talk to take you seriously and half don’t, it’s part of the learning process. You need to learn about the business side of astrology. I used to charge $25 for five hours of work and two hours with a client. My husband at the time, who was in business, pointed out that I was charging too little for the amount of work I was doing. Over time, I gained more experience and raised my fees. This attracted more serious clients who showed up and took it seriously. Good referrals are key for building your business.
[00:20:40] Depending on your specialty, you may work with artists or self-employed business people. Your clients will refer you to others in their circle, which will help you build your practice. It’s best to become known for what you’re good at, even if that’s not what you initially planned.
[00:21:22] Joe G: This description paints a picture of what a skilled astrologer looks like. If you’re a student of astrology and looking for a mentor, you should look for someone with these qualities on their website: someone who charges what they’re worth, has an organized schedule, and values their own time.
Having a Specialty in Astrology
[00:21:45] Joe G: When looking for an astrologer, it’s important to consider their years of experience and any specialties they may have. If you already know what kind of astrology you’re interested in, finding an astrologer who specializes in that area is probably the best option.
[00:22:01] Georgia: I think you made a very important point there. Good astrologers have specific techniques they’re very skilled at, and everyone’s horoscope responds differently to those techniques. For example, if you were born on an eclipse or within days of an eclipse, you might respond best to eclipse readings.
[00:22:31] It was through attending classes that I learned about eclipses from my teacher, Catherine in New Jersey. It’s important to find teachers who focus on specific techniques and attend many of their classes to become more skilled. Practicing astrology is like exercising a muscle – the more you practice, the stronger you become.
[00:22:51] A teacher of mine years ago said that “the purpose of a good astrologer is to validate the client’s subjective experience,” and I believe this to be true.
Tips for Finding an Astrology Teacher, & Red Flags
[00:23:05] Joe G: What would be the opposite of that? How can you know when an astrologer might not be the best fit for you?
[00:23:13] Georgia: If you’re looking for somebody who’s pretty good at this and you’re not sure, ask for 10 minutes of their time and really stick with 10 minutes. Don’t give them your chart, but just talk to them and ask how long they’ve been doing this.
[00:23:25] If you’re getting a lot of red flags or sensitive to their energy, that might be a sign they’re not the right fit for you.
[00:23:37] Joe G: What would be some red flags?
[00:23:38] Let’s say you’re a student of astrology and you’re trying to find that one mentor who will take your practice to the next level. You’re interviewing a couple of astrologers because you don’t know who you want to settle with. What would be some red flags that they could present in those conversations?
[00:23:59] Georgia: It has a lot to do with the way we process information as individuals. I see a lot of different styles in our industry, as I attend many online classes to see what everybody’s doing. There’s the very right-brain, spiritually grounded, and poetic approach, which is very different from the left-brain, concrete and realistic approach. If you’re a left-brain thinker and you need concrete dates for plans coming up, then the right-brain approach might not work for you.
[00:25:16] Sometimes, if you’re a more artistic, right-brain thinker, you’re better off going to a logical, left-brain thinker. It’s also important to work with different teachers who look at things from different perspectives, so you can enhance your gifts and train your brain to go back and forth between the two hemispheres.
[00:26:14] Joe G: What if an astrologer tells you terrible things about yourself?
[00:26:39] Georgia: If someone tells you that you’re dismembered, confused, and an alcoholic, then don’t go to that person. It’s important to find someone who clicks with you, and getting a reading with a potential teacher is a good idea. You can step into the role of a client and learn how to approach your clients while also getting a sense of whether that teacher is a good fit for you.
[00:27:37] If there’s no click between you and the astrologer or teacher, it might be best to find someone else who you click with better. This doesn’t mean the previous person wasn’t good, but finding the right fit is important.
[00:28:07] “You’re going through Oh my God.”
[00:28:12] Joe G: “The amount of Leos that I get is, is…”
[00:28:15] Georgia: “hilarious. Right. Right. And they have similar cycles. I mean, you’re the astrologer or the teacher, yeah. And they’re going through the same stuff you are struggling with, you know, which means as the astrologer, the teacher, you have to work extra hard at trying to figure out what that is.
[00:28:36] Because when that client comes in and has not been on their moon, and you’ve been going through it longer, and you’ve had a few experiences, you can share some optimistic things that happen with it, you know? Right. And that, and that will happen. You will get the same. It’s weird. It’s almost like cosmic magnets, you know?”
[00:29:00] Joe G: “There is some magic that happens there. I don’t know what it is, but like, it’s even hard to answer the question, like how to find the perfect teacher because it kind of just finds you. Like if you just set the intention like, I am gonna study astrology and this is what I’m gonna do, like within a couple months or sometimes even days, that is what happened to me. Actually, I first started studying with Chris Brennan, but then I went to my first astrology conference and I met Gem and I Brett there, and then we just clicked. Very different. Very different. Yeah. Very different, but both good. Both good, yeah.
[00:29:39] Like you will find the right teacher for you. I think when it comes down to it, it’s more about experimenting and having readings with people and attending different classes and really figuring out what you want first. Because I think it’s less about telling whether the astrologer is a master or not a master, but it’s more about knowing what you want to learn and who is able to teach that sort of thing. Would you say that…”
[00:30:10] Georgia: “Absolutely would agree with you. And I think it’s so important and the great thing now with Zoom and all these platforms is you can learn anywhere in the world. I mean, sometimes it’s honestly, it’s a little overwhelming cuz there’s just too much going on, but you know, now, if you wanna learn about solar arcs or you’re really learning about transits on something, you know you can find these classes and go experiment with this teacher, experiment with this teacher.
[00:30:36] I do think, I do think a key thing is to know your astrology though. You know, it’s like your own chart. Well, I don’t know if we ever really know our own chart, but to know it enough, you know, like I attended Midwest School of Astrology, she teaches beginning, middle, and basics and she’s there and which is interesting. That’s a hybrid school. It’s live and it’s online.
[00:30:56] And if you could find hybrid learning, in other words, we can learn a lot online, but if you could find some live classes in your community, I think that’s, I know it’s really hard to do that now cause everybody’s got Zoom, right? Yeah. But if you could find some live classes of people who’ve been teaching for a while, there is a difference. When you walk into a room with a whiteboard and whatever they’re using, PowerPoints or whatever with people there where you can actually, there’s a difference. I don’t, it’s more organic. It’s more organic learning rather than this is, which is much more in the head.
[00:31:39] Mm-hmm. , you know, and even if you don’t have like these astrology schools nearby, there’s always conferences too, which kind of like present a similar experience. Yes. Do you get to go around and see a whole bunch of different astrologers from a whole bunch of different backgrounds and you really get to kind of like, like at Costco, just get like tasters? That’s very good. The cosmic Costco. I love it. Yeah.
[00:32:01] You know, that was on my list of things, live conferences. We used to do a lot more than we have the last few years, but that’s where you really learn. And it’s not only the multiple choices you have from so many speakers and so many topics. You know, if you’re in a, and this is another thing, if you’re in a room and they’re teaching something that’s valid but it’s not clicking for you, you know, if you don’t know who this teacher is, I’m never offended if somebody’s in the back of the room or even in the front and they need to leave.
[00:32:35] Don’t take offense if you’re teaching or if you’re learning because maybe this isn’t the, maybe the person next door is the right teacher for you, because that’s an intuitive move. Right. The other thing in conferences, live conferences with human beings, it’s the in-between moments, you know, the sitting around having a cup of coffee or glass of wine and talking with people or listening to a conversation, which I used to do a lot in the next table, you know, or walking through the bookstore and seeing all the books that have been written by all the people that you don’t even know about. And, and, and going, oh, this is a teacher teaching this technique.”
[00:33:11] Maybe I should reach out to this person and learn from them at live conferences. I hope we continue to have them, because I think they’re a major way to really improve your skills. Hmm. Live conferences.
[00:33:27] Joe G: And that’s even part of how Astrology Hub selects astrologers for the inner circle.
[00:33:32] We attend the conferences and watch all of their lessons to really see what the best teaching style is. We can then get a diverse cast of astrologers to bring that experience to the computer. As you said, it’s so hard to replicate it, but it’s very much necessary to have a little bit of that cosmic Costco experience.
[00:33:57] Georgia: And I think the other thing about this industry, whether you’re teaching, learning, or a professional, is that nobody is completely right, and nobody is completely wrong. This is why I think we cannot have legalization because it is an art form, with a basic structure that has gone into many different ways of doing it. There are evolutionaries, psychological approaches, classical approaches, medieval approaches, vedic approaches, mundane approaches, medical approaches.
[00:34:33] Mm-hmm. There are so many ways to do this, and as an astrologer, you might be good at one or two of them.
[00:34:46] Joe G: It really is about finding the right fit for you.
[00:34:51] Georgia: It is a game of finding the right fit and also becoming a master. I think you just have to do a lot of work. A friend of mine used to say the difference between a great artist and a mediocre artist is that the great artist just does a lot of work. That is very true. Because in the classicals, before we saw Uranus and the outer planets, Saturn was the ruler of Aquarius. And that’s about discipline. We’ve just passed through Saturn in Aquarius, and we’re about to leave. Thank God. Yeah. So, I think if somebody is BSing you, you’ll know. In fact, I was having a conversation with someone who was watching a program with Ellen DeGeneres and Megan Fox, and Megan Fox was talking about how she had been studying astrology. Then Ellen started asking her questions, and she couldn’t answer all of them. She admitted that she had only been studying it a little bit. That’s a good example of why you should know a little bit if you’re going to go to an astrologer. Know a little bit, but then you can ask a few questions. If they’re unwilling to answer, you know they’re not the right person.
[00:36:23] Joe G: Would you say that a good first step is for you to do a little bit of studying on your own, so you can tell if a person is not entirely knowledgeable?
[00:36:41] Georgia: I think you absolutely have to do that. And of course, the challenge with that is that some people try to study it and they just can’t do it. But if you know a little bit, it will give you a value-added session with the astrologer or the teacher because you’re coming in prepared. That’s a value-added experience where you can then go, “OK, maybe I should explore this more.” People understand stories better than astro babble. If you tell them, they’re not going to get it. But if you tell them a story, they’ll understand.
[00:38:40] Joe G: You know, I think at the end of the day, the job of an astrologer is to be a translator. If you’re translating something into the same language that you’re trying to translate, that’s not translation. You’re just reading it out.
[00:38:51] Georgia: That’s absolutely right. You are a translator. You are a communicator. You’re supposed to translate a language. And if you’re fortunate enough to have a really good Mercury, maybe it will be easier for you. But just because you don’t have an exalted Mercury or whatever, that doesn’t mean you don’t have skills that will equate to something in people’s charts. If you’re a real strong Mars person, you might get people who want to engage their Mars, learn about their Mars, learn how to use it in a positive way, and learn how to diffuse it in a way that makes it a healthier Mars. That’s the other thing. And if you know the stories behind these characters called planets, I think that helps a lot because people will understand that. To work with the moon, because of a strong moon person, you might get someone who is very codependent, or who gives too much and doesn’t set any limits. You need to know your moon well, so you can help them in the best way possible.
[00:41:29] Georgia: There are 10 legal planets. We could also look at all the asteroids, but we’re not going to do that today. You could look at strong Moon people, people with angular moons, lots of aspects to the moon, or a lot of Cancer in the chart. Know your moon well, so you can help them in the best way possible. If you have a strong Neptune energy or Pisces energy, you might get people who want to engage their Neptune or Pisces, learn about it, and learn how to use it in a positive way. The job of an astrologer is to be a translator. If you’re translating something into the same language that you’re trying to translate, that’s not translation. And if you’ve been here long enough, your chart’s out there anyway. If somebody comes to you, most people don’t know what Neptune is or what Saturn is. You had to learn to speak in English to them about that. People understand stories better than astro babble. And I see a lot of people do that. They’ll say, “Oh, Saturn’s in your so-and-so, and that means this.” I think we need to work on our language, because the language is what shows the real value of our beautiful art form. To become a master, you have to do a lot of work.
[00:43:00] Working with Neptune can be difficult. Someone with a lot of Uranus in their chart could be a very good astrologer, but they may not have the patience to sit for an hour or two and do all the work. They may prefer a shorter format, such as a podcast.
[00:43:17] Joe G: Yeah. The 15 minute hits are golden for me.
[00:43:34] Georgia: Strong Saturns can work for hours, while Jupiters give hope. The sun rules Leo, which governs the heart and the ability to love and receive love. Speculation and gambling are associated with the sun. A strong Venus person might excel in the arts, interiors, or working with systems.
[00:45:01] Joe G: Symmetry maybe? Would you say?
[00:45:04] Georgia: Chemistry, relationships, and composites are all in Venus’s domain. Even if someone has a challenged Venus, it could become their work. If someone has a Saturn Square Venus, it doesn’t mean they can’t figure out love, it just means they need to work at it.
[00:45:25] A Mars type of astrologer might not have the patience, but they might be able to work with someone in terms of health issues, such as exercise. Coaches often have strong Chirons.
[00:46:05] Joe G: Like very goal oriented, like, let’s do this.
[00:46:12] Georgia: These are your tasks, these are your tools. That’s Mars tasks and tools. There’s a place for everyone in astrology.
[00:47:12] Joe G: Cool. I think we provided people with a lot of tools to find their next mentor or teacher.
[00:47:21] Do you feel like there’s anything else we didn’t cover?
[00:47:24] Georgia: Yeah, one more thing. To become proficient at this work, I recommend finding a quiet space for yourself before teaching, presenting, or seeing a client. Life is so fast and full of responsibilities, and if you’re starting out as an astrologer and working from home, even if you can’t have a dedicated space, try to find a quiet place to go a few hours a week. Then, tell clients when you’re available and stick to that schedule. If they really want to see you, they’ll come during those times.
[00:48:21] Also, if you keep a schedule for clients, stick to it. You’ll always have people saying they can only see you on a Saturday, but if you can’t accommodate them, refer them to someone else who can. As a professional, be willing to give referrals if you don’t feel you can help the client with their needs.
[00:49:14] Georgia: Whatever field you’ve been in, that’s probably where you should start. That’s where you’ll find the right people and connections. And whatever you’ve done in the past, even if it seems disjointed, you can use those skills in your practice.
[00:50:51] Just get out there, meet people, and explore the opportunities in the field of astrology. As long as you’re having fun doing it, you’ll find your place in the industry. Don’t be afraid to share information with your peers and exchange ideas.
[00:52:32] Georgia: Do not let the voice of judgment keep you from doing something you want to do. There will be rejections and hard judgments, but if you want to pursue astrology, you need to develop strategies for buffering those negative voices. It takes courage to say you’re a professional astrologer, but don’t be afraid to claim that title and pursue your passion.
[00:53:16] Don’t let fear get in the way of your success. Work on your Saturns and horoscopes, and silence the voice of judgment. That’s the other thing. Just say it.
[00:53:29] Joe G: I love that. All right, I think we’re good for today. If you’re a new student, Astrology Hub’s Inner Circle will be open very soon. Becoming an astrologer involves meeting other astrologers and realizing that you’re not alone. This is a booming field, and the Inner Circle is a great place to make friends and grow together.
[00:54:08] We’re not open right now, but we’ll be open very soon. You can join the waitlist at astrologyhub.com/ic23 to know when we’re going to open it.
[00:54:15] Joe G: Georgia, have you taught already by now?
[00:54:28] Georgia: No, I’m doing the total solar eclipse month.
[00:54:32] Joe G: Oh, nice, April 20th month.
[00:54:54] Joe G: The team does a lot of thinking, and they just do such a good job matching people with the best month and the best topics. The way that the master classes are flowing this year is very exciting.
Georgia’s Mastery Class
[00:55:24] Joe G: What are you teaching this year?
[00:55:26] Georgia: It’s on ruler ships and how to read a chart like three-dimensional chess. Not just because the sun is in a certain house doesn’t mean you just look at that. Where’s Leo? What are the planets that hit it? This gives you a whole three-dimensional look at the horoscope that I was not taught for the first five years. And one day I just noticed it in a chart and go, oh my god. You know? And so that’s, oh wow. Yeah, that’s it. It’s a great class that covers all levels.
[00:56:34] Joe G: Enrollment starts March 22nd and ends on April 4th.
[00:56:53] Joe G: That’s pie. Yeah, it’s very good. Have a great month everybody.
[00:56:59] Joe G: Bye-Bye.
[00:57:01] Georgia: Thank you.