In episode 133, the astrologer Adam Elenbaas joins the show to help me answer some questions the podcast listeners have been asking over the past few months.
As in episode 127, we got stuck with the first few questions and spent the entire 90 minutes talking about problems learning astrology, learning to read charts, and making the transition from student to practitioner.
We plan to record a follow-up answering the rest of the questions asked by the listeners. This will be published early next month.
Below are the show notes which outline some of the points we raised in the discussion, followed by links to download or stream the recording of this episode of the podcast at the bottom of the page.
Here are the questions we answered and used as a starting point for discussion in this episode, submitted by a listener and user named Michael Beeson:
- What are the mistakes most beginners make when they start learning astrology?
- What are your basic principles in interpreting a diagram, and where does demarcation construction come into play?
- What do you think advice should look like and what purpose should it serve for the customer?
- What 20% of the astrological tools and techniques should I focus on to cover 80% of the duties of an astrologer?
- Who are the best astrologers you know, how did they develop their practice?
Some points raised or discussed in the course of this episode:
- Beginners’ frustration with language acquisition.
- The need to immerse yourself in really learning chart delineation.
- Adam on his school’s approach to training.
- The Need for Astrology Residency Programs
- The problems with a lack of structure.
- Therapy against astrology.
- What does a standard astrological consultation look like?
- Case studies versus live demonstrations of consultations or techniques.
- Abstract knowledge versus experience
- Make sure you understand a concept or technique properly before rejecting it.
- Avoid focusing too much on small things that are not important in diagrams.
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