Why I Became an Astrologer
by Jan Spiller
I became a professional astrologer because people wouldn’t “leave me alone.”
Astrology was a hobby. By profession, I was a Singer-Songwriter and also worked in radio. People started bringing their charts to me. I’d take a look, feel compelled to tell them what I saw, and later they would re-appear, bringing a friend and the friend’s chart. More people came.
I didn’t want to read charts, I wanted them to listen to my music. Because I had no control over my compulsion to read their charts when confronted, to discourage their interrupting my professional life as a Singer, I started charging them. At first I didn’t charge enough, so MORE people came. When I saw that was happening, I raised my rates. They pulled back for a bit, and then more started coming and paying the new rate.
One night I was singing at a local coffee house and made $4.00 in tips. That’s when I realized that maybe Life wanted me to be an Astrologer. Perhaps the message I was destined to share with people was supposed to come through Astrology, rather than music.
Over the years, I started getting too many clients. I didn’t want to keep raising my rates, but I did want some free time for myself.
That’s when I decided to begin writing books. I thought that if people knew what I knew, they could help themselves. When I wrote Astrology For The Soul I truly thought my business doing private readings would stop, because I wrote the basis of what I was putting into private readings… into that book.
But that didn’t happen, more people called for readings from a wider geographical area. Also, once I released the basis of what I knew, more knowledge came in and I had new things to offer.
That’s when I learned that we can’t “give it away.” Nature cannot tolerate a void, and the more we give to others, the more comes back to us.