I'm of the opinion
that the two trickiest transitions a student of astrology
makes on the way to practicing professionally are:
synthesis, e.g., "I know what Mars means, I know what
Virgo means, I know what the 10th house means; but what the
heck do they all mean together?"
what to include and what to eliminate, and generally how
to go about constructing an astrology reading.
is designed to address transition #2: How to construct
an astrology reading.
I begin with
my usual caveat: I am not an expert on anything. I'm
not a world famous astrologer. On the other hand,
I have been a practicing professional astrologer for going
on ten years, and in that time I've picked up a thing
or two, which I'm willing to pass on to you for nothing(although I accept gratuities in the form of worship).
Besides, let's be realistic: most of us are not going to be
the next Noel Tyl, Caroline Casey, Steven Forrest, or Erin
Sullivan. You do, however, have a terrific chance of becoming
the next me, toiling away in relative obscurity
practicing gourmet astrology for a select few. So for
what it's worth, this is the way I do it. It may not
be your way, but maybe it'll provide a jumping off point.