About the Professional Astrologer Course

The Professional Astrologer Course is designed to teach students and amateur astrologers how to make the transition into practicing astrology professionally, and to provide a guide for building a successful astrological practice.

The course is divided into 14 sections, and each section is centered around a series of video lectures by Chris Brennan, which present the lessons for that part of the course.

The first half of the course mainly focuses on the process of making the transition from being an amateur astrologer to practicing the subject professionally, by helping you to start seeing clients and establishing your practice.

The second part of the course focuses on different strategies for growing your audience and business, in order to achieve success and financial stability in the field of astrology.

Each section is complemented by a resources page, which provides links to further reading, videos, and other media that expands on points addressed in the lectures.

Here are some considerations to help determine if the course is right for you:

  • If you have been studying astrology for a while and want to start seeing clients, but you aren't entirely sure how.
  • If you are already reading charts for clients occasionally, but now you want to get more serious about your business.
  • If you practice astrology part-time or as a hobby, but want help making it your full-time job.
  • If you are already a pro astrologer, but you would like some tips on how to grow your audience and become more successful.

If you meet any of those criteria, then this is definitely the course for you!

As a bonus, students of the course also get access to a private Facebook discussion forum for professional astrologers, in order to talk, ask questions, and share tips on different facets of the astrological profession.

This course was launched in August of 2018, and new content is added periodically in order to answer different types of questions that students have about becoming a professional astrologer.

Since the course lectures are prerecorded, each student is able to study at their own pace, and adapt the course to their own schedule. As a result, new students can sign up at any time.  

If you have any questions about the course then please email Chris at:



Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado, USA. He specializes in ancient astrology, and is the author of the book Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune, as well as the host of the award-winning weekly show called The Astrology Podcast. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. For more information about his work visit ChrisBrennanAstrologer.com.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Landing Page

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Private Facebook Group

    • Troubleshooting and Common Technical Issues on the Course Site

    • Course Handbook / Slides for the Core Lectures

    • Discount on Other Courses

  • 2


  • 3

    Offering Astrological Consultations

    • Establishing Your Offerings

    • Research the Market

    • Starting Doing Consultations

    • Booking Consultations

    • Talking with Kelly Surtees about establishing appropriate expectations with clients

    • Written Reports Versus Verbal Consultations

    • Selecting Auspicious Dates for Consultations

    • Legality of Astrology in Your Area

    • Resources

    • Talking with Kelly Surtees: how did you know you were ready to start practicing astrology professionally?

  • 4

    Seeing Clients for Readings

    • Preparing for a Consultation

    • Talking with Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees About Consultation Prep Time

    • Contacting You and Privacy

    • Length of Consultations

    • Talking with Kelly and Austin About Developing Your Methodology and Style

    • Consulting and Counseling Skills

    • Kelly and Austin on First-Timers and Teaching Astrology to Clients in Consultations

    • Ethics and Client Confidentiality

    • Kelly and Austin on Helping Clients Make Important Life Decisions

    • Referrals

    • Follow-Up After Consultations

    • Interview with Kelly Surtees on Structuring Natal Consultations

    • Interview with Dennis Harness on Astrological Consultation Styles and Difficult Clients Types

    • Dennis Harness Article on Challenging Client Styles

    • Kelly and Austin on the Importance of Creating Dialogues with Clients

    • Interview with Debbie Stapleton on the Value of Certification

    • Resources

    • ISAR Code of Ethics

    • Talking with Adam Elenbaas About Different Questions Surrounding Doing Consultations (audio only)

    • Doing Astrology Readings in Person, with Joy Vernon

  • 5

    Astrology Software and Hardware

    • Astrology Software

    • Recording Consultations

    • Computer Equipment

    • Astrology Software Discount

    • Solar Fire Tutorial

    • Traditional Features in Astro Gold

    • Setting Up Preferences in Astro Gold

    • Other Resources

  • 6

    Pricing and Finances

    • Setting and Raising Your Fees

    • Accepting Payment

    • Taxes and Deductions

    • Resources

  • 7

    Attracting Clients and Building Your Business

    • Attracting Clients

    • Building an Audience

    • Anonymity Versus Being Yourself

    • Monetizing Your Audience

    • Talking with Kelly and Austin About Diversifying Sources of Income

  • 8

    Creating a Website and Blogging

    • Websites and Blogs

    • Blogging

    • Blog Examples

    • Where to Blog

    • Consulting Website

    • Search Engine Optimization

    • Images and Investing in Your Business

    • Resources

  • 9

    Social Media and Networking

    • Social Media and Networking Sites

    • Starting Accounts on Networking Sites

    • Discussion Forums

    • Mailing Lists

    • Resources

    • Interview with Sam Reynolds on How to Be Successful on Twitter

    • Sam Reynolds Twitter Handout

  • 10

    Podcasting and Patreon

    • Podcasting

    • My Story with Podcasting

    • Patreon

    • Podcasting Considerations

    • Recording Podcasts

    • Microphone Comparison

    • Resources

    • Discussion with Adam Sommer and Eugenia Krok About Our Experiences Running Astrology Podcasts

  • 11

    YouTube and Making Videos

    • YouTube

    • YouTube Pros and Cons

    • Equipment for Making Videos

    • Recording Audio for Video

    • Editing Video

    • Resources for Video

    • Inteview with Cam White on Building an Audience on YouTube and Twitter

  • 12

    Teaching Astrology

    • Selling Lectures and Content Online

    • Teaching Online Classes

    • Resources

    • Interview with Adam Elenbaas on Teaching Astrology

  • 13

    Writing and Publishing

    • Publishing Articles and Ads in Publications

    • Writing a Book

    • Resources

  • 14

    Giving Lectures

    • Local Astrology Groups

    • Astrological Organizations

    • Attending Astrology Conferences

    • Speaking at Conferences

    • Giving Lectures and Workshops

    • The Value of Speaking at Conferences

    • Talking with Leisa Schaim About How You Know When You Are Ready to Start Giving Lectures

    • Resources

  • 15


    • Patience and Perseverance

    • Continuing Education and Development

    • Supporting Other Astrologers

    • Congratulations

  • 16

    Bonus Interviews

    • Making the Transition to Doing Astrology Full-Time


5 star rating


Frieda Holmes

Overall I can't recall ever meeting someone as thorough as Chris Brennan. There was a lot to consume as far as the intricate details of the information. None...

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Overall I can't recall ever meeting someone as thorough as Chris Brennan. There was a lot to consume as far as the intricate details of the information. Nonetheless, I'm certain I retained the necessary portions. I'm grateful to have become privy to this experience and I'm looking forward to future endeavors. Thanks.

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Excellent course, and practical!

Rhys Chatham

I have been on the cusp of moving from being a serious amateur astrologer to going pro for the last year or so. I signed up for The Professional Astrologer ...

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I have been on the cusp of moving from being a serious amateur astrologer to going pro for the last year or so. I signed up for The Professional Astrologer course to aid me in making this transition. This course is packed with practical information, from how to go from reading for friends to reading for paying clients, the pitfalls to avoid, all the way to how to set up consultations and much more. Many useful tips are given such as what the best microphone to buy is for podcasts (and at the best price!) The topics are set up in short, easily digestible videos. The information is relevant, useful and highly practical. I got my first paying client this week and I feel well prepared, all thanks to this course!

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Sarah Blakely

I was feeling lost going into this course, but came out of it with a whole stack of notes giving me a detailed guide on what to do and how to do it well! I f...

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I was feeling lost going into this course, but came out of it with a whole stack of notes giving me a detailed guide on what to do and how to do it well! I feel so much more prepared for my journey into this professional astrology world.

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