The best way to learn astrology is to study current astrological placements of the planets and understand the correlation between the symbolic representations of the planetary patterns and the political, environmental and social occurrences in the world.
Astrology tip number one: Follow current events.
By following current astrological movements and changes you will get a feel for the different positions of the planets and understand the different ways these configurations manifest. For example currently, there is a powerful configuration that represents revolutionary ideas and uprisings. When the planets aligned and shifted to these positions the protest in the Middle East began. When you study astrology by following current positions of the planets not only will you be able to predict or understand world events you will be able to interpret how those planetary patterns play out in personal astrology charts.
Astrology tip number two. Understand and follow transits to your astrology chart.
In addition to following the current astrological movements of the planets, it is very important to follow the astrological energies in relationship to your personal chart. When a planet at a current position in the sky is making a mathematical angle to the natal position of a planet in your astrology chart then your personal planet is under an astrology transit. For example, if you were born with your Sun in Aries and Uranus in Aries is at the same degree as your Sun then you are under a Uranus transit to your Sun. Specifically Uranus conjunct your Sun. This would indicate a time in your life for your own personal “revolution” of change.
Astrology tip number three: Find a good astrology course or astrology workshop.
There are many ways to study astrology yet it can be very complex and confusing if you do not have a system that allows you to learn astrology easily and effortlessly. Although as in any new teachings acquiring knowledge takes some effort however the best way is to learn from a seasoned astrologer who makes complicated concepts understandable. Find an astrology course that is designed around current astrology principles and how the astrological influences affect your astrology chart. Search for an astrologer who you like and an astrology teacher that has experience. Of course, you can learn from someone that you don’t like but why? It is better not to have a personality barrier between you and the subject you are learning.
Astrology tip number four:
Write your life story. Arguably the best way to learn astrology is to create an autobiography of events that happened in your life. Take your time to really recall important moments and all the memories that you can. Such as the first time you fell in love, graduating college, your first job, all significant job changes, getting married, having kids, getting divorced, great or tragic love affairs, moving, travelling. Write down the dates of these events. Then you will do detective astrology work by finding out what were the transits, or planetary influences that were happening at those times.
Astrology tip number five: Go to astrology conferences.
There is nothing like going to astrology conferences to get a taste of the complexity and diversity that astrology offers. Look for regional and national conferences offered throughout the country, or if you have a strong Jupiter, investigate the astrology conferences throughout the world, why not? It is fun to study astrology with like-minded astrologers that you will meet at the astrology conferences. In addition to astrology lectures, many conferences offer pre and post-conference astrology workshops.
Astrology is a fascinating discipline and can be overwhelming when you first begin to learn astrology. Do not let the complexity thwart you from learning this beautiful gift from the universe which can help you understand yourself and the world around you. Learn how to be a co-creator with the powerful forces of the planets. Learn astrology, be your own astrologer and master this secret and ancient discipline of esoteric knowledge and insight.