Disha Mehta is a Postgraduate in Commerce with Gold Medal in Accountancy from Saurashtra University. She has done Fashion Designing from Nagpur. She has been learning astrology for the last two years. Her interest in astrology gave her an idea to create a portal to link the Astrologers with the public.
Astrology could be termed as a science, as it involves a calculative analysis of the position of stars and planets and their influence on human affairs and terrestrial events help predict fate. These forecasts are widely read around the world. Astrology uses a set of rules about the relative positions and movements of heavenly bodies to generate predictions and explanations for events on Earth and human personality traits.
Astrology helps one to peep into the future, and that is what makes it so interesting! The demand for Astrology has been ever increasing. It has gained momentum, especially during the pandemic, wherein businesses have collapsed, and lives changed around the world in the blink of an eye.
Astrology as a Career
Astrology is one of the most lucrative career choices in India and is also catching demand globally. Be it growth in business or the pressure of career, marital and relationship matters, educational success or even health of people, believers in astrology seek their solutions based astrological predictions and remedies suggested by experts in the field. To become a successful astrologer, one needs to pursue a course from any reputed astrology institute like the Institute of Astrology Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, Jyotisha Bharati by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Mumbai, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), Bengaluru, Kendra, Indian Council of Astrological Sciences Centers. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Kolkata, etc. offers research and PG courses. There are also many private astrology coaching classes run by experienced astrologers across the country. Traditionally, astrology has been passing on to generations by Astro Gurus through (informal) internships and obtaining hands-on experience while helping the Guru. Owing to the pandemic, numerous online courses are available at affordable rates, that can be an astrological turnaround for one’s career.
Types of Astrology
Astrology could be broadly classified as western astrology and Vedic astrology based on the Solar and Lunar Systems. Western Astrology is based on the movement and placement of Sun, and its emphasis is more on psychology, the personality an, character of an individual. On the other hand, the Vedic system is a Moon-based astrology system which covers all the areas of life. Indian or Vedic astrology comprises of the Jaimini system, the parashara system, more than 20 nadi systems, satyachara system, prashna astrology, muhurat astrology, mundane astrology, and many more concepts. The principle of determining planetary positions and periods are universally applicable because it is based on mathematical systems.
Horoscope reading captivates the Indian audience and is based on the time and place of birth of an individual. In Hindu astrology, birth charts are called kuṇḍali which are very significant. Auspicious events and rituals are started after checking the kuṇḍali of a person, including the marriage in which the birth charts of the boy and girl are matched.
Traits of a Successful Astrologer
Most astrologers today are inclined towards gaining a strong knowledge of various subjects in astrology like Vedic, KP, Vastu, Numerology and more. The astrologer can be an expert of anyone field but should have knowledge about all of these to establish a strong position in the industry. Good communication skills with clarity of thoughts and logical reasoning can really work as the icing on the cake, as counselling is a crucial part of practising successful astrology. Astrology involves numerous permutation, and combination in a single Kundli and the astrologer needs to be able to decipher each calculation, thereby logically reasoning each position and transition. It is also essential to be updated with news, trends and the research going on about various congestions, transitions and changes.
Scope of Astrology
Once you have learned the basic principles of astrology, it is suggested that you train under an experienced astrologer as an intern to gain the necessary experience and exposure. The profession gives you an advantage of working from the comfort of your home as well. However, a consultation centre can give the connoisseurs a professional experience. Indian astrology has a huge demand in Indian and global markets. Online consultation has been catching pace, especially due to its safety and confidentiality. There are several apps like the LinkAstro App, which serves as a marketplace for astrologers, thereby saving you marketing costs and effort. These apps bring the solution seekers and astrologers on one platform and facilitate online counselling through their tech platform.
The scope of astrology, as a career is huge as commoners as well as celebrities, rely on these predictions to plan their moves. The price of astrology consultancy may vary from $10 to $500 per hour, depending on how renowned the astrologer would be. Right from the birth of a child to their relationships, marriage, career and health, humans turn to astrological predictions and remedies, with an intent to seek relief in the day-to-day events of life.