With classes to your credit, you can become an official astrologer with all the dignity associated with the title. You don’t need an academic degree but you must know the basic movements of the planets and what lunar variables affect a reading. You must have empathy for clients and a good understanding of psychology and human nature. Above all you must have the gift of good communication.
Part of the preparation for this job is the study of astrological symbols. You need to classify and interpret them according to common practice. You also need to read the signs of the Zodiac, astrological houses and charts, and planetary movements as they pertain to the client’s birth date. Constant updating of information is advised as it is a broad topic.
In another vein is the dream interpreter who reveals the meaning of images and emotions that arise during sleep. Certification is required to be an authentic practitioner. Coursework will lead to this designation. It can be home study as with astrology as long as it is thorough and comprehensive. Dreamwork practice sessions with an approved dream therapist can enhance the curriculum and provide a rich repository of information to be used at a later time.
Translating dreams and images into concrete words takes special communication skills. The client must understand why you are assigning meanings to things and how it can impact their lives. There are no rules about this, but often some universal archetypes apply. It is usually more personal since it flows from the subconscious mind.
A numerologist is a rewarding job. Study is intense in the world of numbers and their inherent meanings. As such, it appears to be more objective than dreams. Coursework will bring it alive. There are certification programs for those wishing to ply this trade professionally. If you enjoy helping others learn about themselves, this is a career to consider.
A person who reads the lines of the hand is known as a palmist. Each area has associated meanings. Take classes, read up, or witness a master’s sessions. It is all training for a future business. No certification is required: only the desire to learn a new skill and become an expert.
Last but not least is the mystical Tarot reader who wields the deck with the gift of foresight. It is all about telling the future from the images shown by drawing cards. There is lore associated with the deck and it takes time to digest it all. There are numerous books on the subject and also word of mouth. A good course is always a refresher and may introduce new ideas as well.