Some of you may have thought at one time or another that maybe you could be an astrologer someday.
I've written a series of blog posts on what to consider if you're serious about it (Part 1: Study and Practice, Part 2: Specialize, Part 3: It's a Business, and Part 4: Ethics) but wanted to write a more fun post for those of you who haven't gotten to that point yet.
Do you even have what it takes to become an astrologer? Well, if you're going to be an astrologer, maybe you should use some astrology and see if it's in your natal chart!
There are 3 points to consider:
Uranus is the planet that rules astrology, and Aquarius is the sign Uranus rules while the 11th house is the house Uranus rules. You want to see these in play in your chart. Ways they can be in play:
Uranus: in the 1st house (of self), 2nd house (of money), 6th house (of work), 10th house (of career), or making a close aspect to a personal planet, especially the Sun or Moon, or the AC (1st house cusp), MC (10th house cusp), or ruler of either house
Aquarius: planets in Aquarius, Aquarius on the 1st, 2nd, 6th, or 10th house cusps, or the ruler of any of those houses in Aquarius
11th house: planets in the 11th house, the ruler of the 1st, 2nd, 6th, or 10th house in the 11th house, or the ruler of the 11th house in the 1st, 2nd, 6th, or 10th houses
Let's use some examples, shall we? Below are charts for 3 famous astrologers, Susan Miller (astrologyzone.com), Penny Thornton (astrolutely.com), and Liz Greene (astro.com):
Susan Miller has her Uranus conjunct the Ascendant and Venus in Aquarius. Penny Thornton has the ruler of her 11th house in her 6th house. Liz Greene has the most in her chart with Uranus in the same sign as her North Node (Gemini), Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in the 11th house, and the 6th house ruler in the 11th house.
As for my own chart, I have Uranus in my 2nd house, Jupiter in Aquarius which is also the ruler of my 2nd house, the Sun and Mercury in the 11th house, and the ruler of my 10th house (Sun) in the 11th house.
Also consider: asteroid Urania (number 30)
One other point to consider is asteroid Urania is named after one of the Muses, and rules astrology. Many astrologers have this asteroid making a close aspect in their chart. With asteroids, you use a small orb, 1-2 degrees, and the closer the aspect is, the better.
Look for Urania making a close aspect to a natal planet (especially a conjunction to the natal Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Ceres, or 2nd, 6th, or 10th house rulers), conjunct one of the angles, or located in the 2nd, 6th, or 10th houses (the professional houses). Also see if Urania is at a critical or anaretic degree, which would make it more prominent in your natal chart,
Suggested Reading: Astrology of Uranus & Your Professional Life