Episode 124 of the podcast discusses various options for a comprehensive education in astrology, as well as the pros and cons of the four main educational pathways a student can take when looking to study astrology in the context of a school or certification program.
The episode was triggered by some questions Chris received from an astrology student named Amaya Rourke looking for advice on the best way to go regarding some of the different educational programs available.
This episode is a recording of an essentially fairly frank discussion between Chris and Amaya about some of the different options available to astrology students today.
Below are the show notes outlining 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.
Questions about astrological training
Here are some of the questions that Amaya has raised in various places throughout the episode:
- What method would you recommend for someone to help determine whether a formal astrology program is right for them?
- Are online courses an equivalent alternative to an official astrology program? Why or why not?
- Do you think the money for participating in a formal astrology program for the astrology student will pay off?
- What are the benefits of a formal astrology program?
- Is it necessary to attend a formal astrology program to become an effective professional astrologer? If not, what do you think is necessary?
- What would you consider the top three astrology programs a student could attend right now? Why do you think these are the best?
- Would you consider a student who finds a direct astrological mentor to be as valuable / equivalent to a formal astrology course?
- What is the difference between the large organizations (AFA, ISAR and NCGR)?
- What is the difference between being a member of one of these organizations and being certified by one of these organizations?
- What are the benefits of membership?
- What Are The Benefits Of Obtaining Astrology Certifications From These Organizations?
Check out this episode
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