How to be an effective astrologer
I’ve often been asked why I don’t use Chiron, or Juno, or any of the thousands of other asteroids in my interpretive astrological reading, or why don’t I place any importance on the south an north nodes of the Moon, (when we don’t use the nodal points of the the other planets)? Or why don’t I use the parts of fortune in a chart, which is an Arabic calculation? Let’s learn what WORKS & what DOESN’T when creating an astrological chart for your clients. There are numerous other Arabic calculations astrologers choose to ignore, such as the parts of necessity, the parts of courage, the parts of victory, lot of nemesis, lot of mother, lot of father, lot of siblings, lot of children, lot of marriage, lot of debt, lot of destroyer, lot of accusation, etc., etc. You get the picture. If you want to drown yourself in absurdity, then use them all. The best advise is “Keep it simple” and you’ll find yourself reading like a professional astrologer.
I teach my students to stay focused on the nine primary planetary influences and stop chasing after the many cluttering influences in a chart that leave you confused, distracted, and befuddled with vague and fanciful interpretations which have no bearing on the powerful interpretive astrological tools given us by the masters of old. I’ve been asked about Sabian symbols and the like. Honestly, I find all this a waste of time, and I’ve researched these so-called interpretive tools in the nine solitude years spent in a cell researching and trying out the myriad of methodologies and techniques astrologers promoted, be it the German, Reinhold Ebertin, midpoint astrology or others. I’ve found that most of these methods bring vague and multi-interpretive meanings that open your imagination and interpretations into a fantasy world of meanings.
I always instruct my students to explore and use any technique they choose, and if it works for them, so be it, but be careful not to stray too far from the simplicity and basic tenets of astrology, as taught by the old masters who laid the foundation stones of astrology to work and reveal the deepest insights into the nature of man. Why on earth do we need to clutter the astrological chart with even more, be it asteroids, parts of fortune, node points of the moon, or the nodes of other planets? Why select only two or even a dozen asteroids out of the tens of thousands in our solar system ? (They choose the biggest ones).
The following computations will give you some insights into the mathematical scope of possibilities that arise form a basic astrological birth chart and the unlimited interpretations possible.
So, mathematically, how many natal charts interpretations are possible? How many possible configurations of star charts are there?