Getting an astrology reading is very much like visiting a doctor and just as you wouldn’t randomly select a practitioner to diagnose some ailment, you wouldn’t randomly go to an astrologer. Generally people choose to conduct an astrological reading on the basis of having some referral from someone who has previously seen the astrologer and who can attest to their ability to decipher the horoscope and more so to do it in a way that is easily understandable by them.
I always discourage people from simply having a reading out of the idle curiosity or simply as an entertainment. Often there are other means of solving a problem other than seeing an astrologer. And the astrologer must be very careful to quickly assess whether or not the client can be helped by him/her or not. As an example, a person suffering deep depression, perhaps a chemical imbalance in the brain, emotional stress etc they do better consulting a psychologist or psychiatrist. Unfortunately some astrologers are indeed charlatans and will take advantage of people in a vulnerable position.
Finding a Good Astrologer
To effectively find a good astrologer ask your friends whether they’ve seen anyone who has impressed them, has been able to give them some meaningful and practical guidance without all the mumbo-jumbo. Many astrologers hide behind a shroud of mysterious gobbledygook that the client can’t understand and this is supposed to impress the client. But the taste is in the eating and if the astrologer is fishing for information, or putting words in your mouth then you can rest assured that he’s not much chop.
When you have an astrology reading with an astrologer who is experienced, sensitive and intuitive you’ll feel comfortable and confident that he is not fishing for information and can quickly assess your state of mind, and at least some general information about the previous years and what has happened to you. If they especially gifted and knows their stuff they will be able to give you precise information and pretty near dates of specific events that have happened to you.
Getting an Accurate Astrology Reading
To have your astrology chart prepared correctly, and so your astrology reading is accurate, at least technically, you need to provide the astrologer your birthdate, preferably the time of the day you were born if that is available, and the location where you were born. From this information the astrologer can prepare the horoscope which is unique to you for the moment you entered the world. Unlike typical newspaper Sun sign astrology, the horoscope that will be prepared for your consultation will also include the position of all the other planets, the Moon and will note the precise Eastern point call the rising sign or ascendant. With all this information at hand the astrologer is ready to reveal many interesting things about you.
Finding the Right Astrologer for your Needs
There are several types of astrologers and this is also important to note as you may find yourself having a more detailed spiritual and karmic analysis when all you simply want to clear direction as to your work, finances and business partnerships. That’s why it’s a good idea to research the astrology you consider seeing, and don’t be afraid to ask astrologer for references and people that they can talk to prior to seeing you. This will clarify whether the astrologer’s style of reading is in keeping with the need you have in mind. There are spiritual astrologers, humanistic astrologers, Vedic and karmic astrologers, horary astrologers, who predict based upon charts prepared for the precise moment of the meeting with the client. And there are many other branches of astrology as well.
Do your homework, don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially those which relate to any technical information that can reveal to you the depth of the astrologer’s understanding. Having said that, don’t forget that intuition plays the most important role in how accurate an assessment the astrologer can give you when you finally decide to have an astrology reading.