“The most difficult thing about being an astrologer is that most people think you are a flake… at best. My business has thrived for two decades. I’m still pretty much a freak, anywhere I go, though people are generally nice about it. But it *is* my vocation.”
I wrote that in response to a question posed by Saturn & The Sun Astrology. She wanted to know what challenges people had faced, pursuing astrology as a vocation. What a great question.
If you choose to be an astrologer, you are going to be persecuted. You’re also likely to give up a lot right and/or privileges and you may not realize this at first.
For example, if you find yourself in court, you’re likely to be seen as a nut-job. Your testimony will be easily impeached.
God help you, if you’re young single and wish to be married. I don’t know a single soul who would be happy to have their child bring their astrologer-fiance home for dinner. I know this is true. I’ve lived it!
There are circumstances where you might be valued as some kind of entertainment as a party but I’ll tell you this for sure: you will always be a person living on the fringe of society.
Having significant Capricorn, I wouldn’t choose astrology as a vocation, but look around. Look at this blog and my forum and the tens of thousands of posts; never mind the thousands of clients and the millions of readers, over the years… decades.
I don’t think there is a choice for me. I was created to be an astrologer. If is causes me suffering, that’s just too bad!
From another angle, this is a dream job. I get to work with people from all over the world. I work with teenagers all the way up to people in their 80’s. People in their 90’s may read here as well. I’d not be surprised.
I get to write. I get to work one-on-one and help people on a daily basis. It is never, ever boring. The job keeps my mind active and on the ball.
There’s another element here, if you take up this vocation, it will affect your children. They meet their future in-laws and say, what? My mom is an astrologer? It’s laughable and exquisitely painful. It breaks my heart, really, even though I know I am a high quality person all the way to the bone.
Anyone else want to weigh in?