Astrology has gained popularity among the youth of India as a prospering career option. Various opportunities have opened up for astrologers, because of education and courses related to it.

Careers in Astrology

Astrology is a group of systems, beliefs, and traditions, according to which, the positioning of celestial bodies including sun, moon, planets of the solar system, and stars have direct impact on the human behavior as well as on nature and other terrestrial matters. The term 'astrology' is derived from the Latin word 'astrologia'. Chinese astrology, electional astrology, horary astrology, horoscopic astrology, Indian astrology, western astrology, medical astrology, and meteorological astrology are some popular forms of astrology that have gained popularity over the years. In the current scenario, an astrologer can earn hefty money in India by working with different organizations, right from news and entertainment channels, newspapers, and magazines to websites. In the last few years, the field of astrology has become one of the best career options in India. Moreover, many institutes, colleges, and universities in India have started imparting courses in the field of astrology.

Course Details
Many institutes in India conduct courses at various degree levels, in the field of astrology. The courses are generally provided at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research work in the concerned field is also done in some institutions. Some colleges offer courses at certificate and diploma levels as well. To be eligible for UG degree and certificate level programs, candidates should obtain a pass in 10+2 examination, from a recognized board. For PG degree and diploma level courses, graduation in the relevant stream is necessary. To pursue a research program in astrology, aspirants must have completed post graduation in the relevant field from any recognized institute or university.

Career Prospects
Astrology has emerged as one of the promising and lucrative career options in India. To become a successful astrologer, one has to pursue a course from any reputed institute or university. After completing the course, one can work with any organization as a numerologist, palmist, tarot card reader etc. With experience and capital, one can set up his/her own firm for consultation.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
A number of institutes in India conduct courses in the field of astrology. Some top institutes/universities are: The Systems' Institute of Hindu Astrology (Gurgaon), Rajasthan Vidyapeeth (Udaipur), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya (Jabalpur), Chaudhary Charan Singh University (Meerut), Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, North-Gujarat University (Gujarat), Awadesh Pratap University (Madhya Pradesh), Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (Haridwar), Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (Tirupati), Sampuranand Sanskrit Vishwavidhalya (Varanasi), Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya (Puri), and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (New Delhi).

Remuneration of self-employed astrologers totally depends upon their nature of work and their clientele. On the other hand, those associated with any organization can earn about Rs. 10,000 per month, as a beginner. The salary package increases with experience.

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