Learning astrology can seem like a daunting task at first, but one of the good things about the internet is you can find a plethora of resources online to help you learn. Back in the day, you used to have to read a ton of books in order to learn astrology, or be personally mentored by an astrologer (which is hard if you don’t know one!). The internet provides an alternative that gives everyone access to loads of astrology information that may not have been accessible before. So let’s go through some of the online resources you can use to learn astrology:
Online Charts and Chart Generators
You used to have to create charts by hand, which is time-consuming and very easy to mess up, but with the internet, you no longer need to do that. Astro.com is essentially the standard for generating charts, and even many professional astrologers now use it (the upside for newbies, it’s totally free). You can create all manner of charts on astro.com - natal charts, progressed charts, solar and lunar return charts, midpoint charts, relocation charts, composite charts, and many more. You can also buy computer programs like Solar Fire, but they can be pricey, so unless you’re going to do this professionally (or you’re blessed with money to burn), there’s not a big need to rush into that. You can also use the internet for finding charts online for celebrities, world leaders, countries, and corporations to use and study. Astro-Databank is a go-to resource for that, with a good reputation for accuracy.
Forums may be squeezed out someday by social media platforms, but they continue to be a good place to meet other astrology enthusiasts and astrologers and gain more astrology knowledge. They’re also a great place to get free readings from budding astrologers, or to practice doing astrology readings yourself. The top 3 forums for astrology would be astro.com, Astrology Weekly, and Lindaland. Elsa Elsa's astrology forum can also be pretty good.
Social media will surely take over forums someday, especially with growing capabilities to create groups within social media, like Facebook Groups. Social media pages for astrologers and astrology websites can be good places to meet other people learning astrology, and many of the accounts will share astrology information you can use to learn as well. Social media can also be one of the best ways to connect with actual astrologers since most modern astrologers use social media to connect with their audience.
An offshoot of the previous, you can use the internet to find a mentor to help you learn astrology. It used to be that if you didn’t happen to know one personally or couldn’t get to a convention, you were outta luck having a mentor. Now, you can use social media to reach out to astrologers, contact them via their websites, and if you play your cards right (lie, don’t be obnoxious), you can find an astrologer to mentor you. Forums can also be helpful for finding an up-and-coming astrologer to mentor you. And it can all be done online, via email, chat, on social media, Skype, whatever you fancy.
There are many Youtube astrologers out there that you can follow and learn a ton of astrology from across the spectrum, from beginner stuff to more advanced techniques. Just do a search on Youtube for whatever you want to know about, and you’ll probably hit a load of videos you can watch. For those of you who prefer audio or video learning, this can be a way for you to learn without doing too much reading.
If you do want some more traditional book learning, you can now get many astrology books as e-books online. Amazon offers Kindle versions of a lot of astrology books. Skyscript offers many astrology texts online as well and for free (mostly as PDF files).
You can find cookbook interpretations in a variety of places online, including on The Dark Pixie Astrology. Other popular websites to use for cookbook interpretations and various learning are Cafe Astrology, Bob Marks Astrologer, and Astrology-Numerology.
Since everything has gone online, why not astrology courses? If you can take a college course online, of course you can take an astrology one. You can go formal and take courses from places like Kepler College, or you can take courses from astrologers themselves. Most of these will be paid though, but you can find some free out there (like on the Free Astrology Courses page). Online courses can be best when you want to get serious about your learning, or learn more advanced techniques.
Many astrologers have blogs where they’ll put up astrology articles. They can run the gamut, and you can find an astrology blog article for almost any topic you want to learn more about. They can be helpful for natal astrology, predictive astrology, specific specialities, specific techniques, abstract approaches, getting started as a newbie, or as an advanced student.
Or any search engine really! Just search whatever it is you want to learn about, and let the search engine find it for you. You can search specifically for blogs, books, PDF files, forums, news articles, or videos.
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