Astrologers analyse constellation and motions of celestial objects and specific stellar and planetary alignments. They present this analysis together with their own interpretations about clients’ temperament, predispositions related to their health, love and marriage issues, business and job opportunities and other personal aspects.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to astrologer:

astrology expert
horoscope teller
horoscope expert

Minimum qualifications

No formal educational credential is generally required to work as an astrologer.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Astrologer is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Astrologer career path

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Long term prospects

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Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of astrologer.

  • Astrology: The study of the movements and positions of celestial bodies and interpretation of these to predict natural earthly occurrences and the lives and behaviour of people.
  • Rhetoric: The art of discourse that aims at improving the ability of writers and speakers to inform, persuade or motivate their audience.
  • Specialised astrology software: The software that is used to gather and interpret data on the relevant positioning of celestial objects in order to deduct their influence on human life.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of astrologer.

  • Give advice on personal matters: Advise people on love and marriage issues, business and job opportunities, health or other personal aspects.
  • Observe celestial objects: Study the relative positions and movements of stars and planets, by using and interpreting data provided by specialised software and publications such as ephemeris.
  • Prospect new customers: Initiate activities in order to attract new and interesting customers. Ask for recommendations and references, find places where potential customers can be located.
  • Maintain customer service: Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.
  • Assess character: Assess how a certain person will react, verbally or physically, in a specific situation or to a specific happening.
  • Promote yourself: Market one’s own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.
  • Prepare horoscopes: Make a prediction of a person’s future, analyse a person’s character, including talents, compatibility of two persons, the best moment to start a journey or get married, based on that person’s birth date and the relative positioning of celestial objects based on astrological interpretation. These forecasts can be daily, weekly or monthly. Use specialised software to draw different types of astrological charts, such as birth charts, transit charts, solar return charts, synastry charts or progressed charts.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of astrologer. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Astropsychology: The study that uses astrology for psychological analyses. The cross-fertilisation of astrology and depth, humanistic or transpersonal psychology.
  • Elective astrology: The branch of horoscopic astrology where astrologers predict a favourable moment for a certain event, based on the interpretation of astrological auspiciousness of that moment.
  • Numerology: The study of numbers and their occult significance and supposed influence on human life.
  • Horary astrology: The branch of horoscopic astrology where astrologers create horoscopes for the moment they receive a question, which is then used to answer that question.
  • Astronomy: The field of science that studies the physics, chemistry, and evolution of celestial objects such as stars, comets, and moons. It also examines phenomena that happen outside Earth’s atmosphere such as solar storms, cosmic microwave background radiation, and gamma ray bursts.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of astrologer. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Manage a small-to-medium business: Manage the organisational, financial and day-to-day operation of a small-to-medium enterprise.
  • Use different communication channels: Make use of various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the purpose of constructing and sharing ideas or information.
  • Interview people: Interview people in a range of different circumstances.
  • Administer appointments: Accept, schedule and cancel appointments.
  • Keep personal administration: File and organise personal administration documents comprehensively.
  • Write horoscopes: Write a horoscope in an engaging and informative style for an individual customer or for inclusion in a periodical.
  • Develop professional network: Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.
  • Communicate by telephone: Liaise via telephone by making and answering calls in a timely, professional and polite manner.

ISCO group and title

5161 – Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers

  1. Astrologer – ESCO
Last updated on November 10, 2022

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