Professional Development

Professional Development

If you are an emerging astrologer and are trying to establish your career as a practicing astrologer, you might get overwhelmed with things you need to do. Finances need to be straightened out, prices set, the website or blog needs to be created… The list goes on and on. Among those things, your marketing plan and efforts deserve a special attention. Completing my marketing degree was very helpful for me. But you don’t need to have one to run your emerging business successfully, or at least, set it up well. I would like to share with you some marketing tips…
How to Make the Switch Astrologers have different strengths and talents in our personal toolboxes. Some of us are researchers, others are expert coaches, counselors, and therapists, still others are philosophers and spiritualists, and some indeed are writers and published authors.  Not everyone has the ability and skill to write proficiently, but writing and blogging has become increasingly important as a marketing tool in a successful astrology business. Without formal training in journalism or publishing, we have to figure out who we are as writers often in the wild, wild, west of social media, which can be daunting. I was…
Students who complete the full Professional Diploma in Astrology must prepare a demonstration of their leaning. Below, Jillian Clemmons reflects on putting her learning to use as she started her own astrological practice. At Kepler Astrological College students are asked, “What led you to astrology?” For me, it’s that it works so well and confirms my intuition. Still, transitioning from astrology student to professional takes a leap of faith. At Kepler, I observed working astrologers, tested a variety of techniques, and attained certification from the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) with the equivalency program. Yet what I most appreciate…
I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my work life more efficient. Since I’ve recently started on a research project, I’ve wondered how I can make my note taking easier. This led me on a journey into the world of speech recognition software.While investigating my options, I discovered that Windows 7 and Windows 8 have speech recognition software built into the operating system.
Let’s face it, unless you are independently wealthy, if you want to sustain yourself as a holistic, astrological business owner, you have to earn money. Unfortunately, many holistic business owners shy away from financial discussions. In this article, we’re breaking the taboo.