QUALITIES OF A GOOD AND PURE ASTROLOGER
What makes an astrologer the best is his astrological educational pursuits, patience, intuitiveness, the ability to speak his heart with some caution, and devotion to God. He should be endowed with Brahminical qualities, be humble without seeking name and fame and be able to conduct all prayers related to the afflictions of planets that are affecting the individual. In this day and age one finds that some astrologers might be able to provide predictions but are unable to conduct the concluding poojas to appease the ill effects of the planets. One should be very weary of such persons because without spiritual intervention nothing else will work.
An astrologer is a representative of the Lord and should be humble, kind and caring while glorifying the Lord in whatever he does as a servant of the Lord and his people, and will be rewarded by the Lord Himself in his next life.
Garga Muni was a great brahman who was endowed with intellect and wisdom of the scriptures and at the same time he was a very well versed astrologer who could predict past, present and future of an individual. He was invited by Nanda Maharaj to compile the horoscope and name Krishna when he was born. His fame spread throughout India only because of his precise predictions and the ability to spread divine knowledge to the people of the land. He was revered even by the devas in heaven and the Lord Himself.
त्वं हि ब्रह्मविदां श्रेष्ठ: संस्कारान्कर्तुमर्हसि ।
बालयोरनयोर्नृणां जन्मना ब्राह्मणो गुरु: ॥ ६ ॥
tvaṁ hi brahma-vidāṁ śreṣṭhaḥ
saṁskārān kartum arhasi
bālayor anayor nṝṇāṁ
janmanā brāhmaṇo guruḥ
My lord, you are the best of the brāhmaṇas, especially because you are fully aware of the jyotiḥ-śāstra, the astrological science. Therefore you are naturally the spiritual master of every human being. This being so, since you have kindly come to my house, kindly execute the reformatory activities for my two sons.
O great saintly person, you have compiled the astrological knowledge by which one can understand past and present unseen things. By the strength of this knowledge, any human being can understand what he has done in his past life and how it affects his present life. This is known to you.
In simple terms the astrologer is well versed in scripture, be a devotee of God, possess the qualities of humility and be ready to serve humanity and not simply be interested in self glorification.
What are the qualities/skills of a good astrologer?
The first point to understand is that there are many schools of astrology. These schools or branches chiefly are the Bhrigu, Ravana, Parashara, K.P., Jaimini, Krishnamoorthy, and the south Indian Nadis. Knowing more than one of these techniques gives better maneuverability and capability to the astrologer, although all the branches are complete in themselves. So, the first quality for an astrologer is to have a firm hand on most of the above astrology techniques; the more, the better.
While describing the qualities of a perfect astrologer to sage Narada, Lord Vishnu had said that those persons who have had the experience of analyzing fifty thousand horoscopes could be termed as an astrologer. By their experience and devotion towards astrology, these astrologers gain the capability to venture into the dark unknown world classified as the future and become competent to resolve the persons griefs.
So, before placing your horoscope into the hands of an astrologer, check for his experience. A person who reads ten unique horoscopes a day will need fourteen years to complete fifty thousand horoscopes and become worthy of handling horoscopes. He should have a good hand at mathematics and astronomy. These two are the two essential weapons one good astrologer has in his arsenal.
Apart from this, the majority of people should have a reasonable opinion about him. The astrologer who has adequate third party references beyond their own social media tools can also be considered a class apart. Here, before judging the astrologer, one should keep in mind that finding the top best astrologer it depends significantly on the individual’s karma. Sometimes when the stars are not conducive and the persons run the Dasha of a deep malefic planet he is forced through his karma to see such persons who do not possess Brahmanical qualities of simplicity, humility, and kindness but make use of methods for self gain.
Who can be a good marriage astrologer?
A good marriage astrologer is not easy to find because he has to have the ability to cure most marriage-related problems. Foremost he should be able to suggest ways for making marriage happen. Even the most chronic bachelors can marry following the methods advised by a competent marriage astrologer. He should be capable of making lousy marriages work. He should be able to prevent divorce. If an astrologer is a good marriage astrologer, he can be the best marriage counsellor too. By marriage counselling, I mean that the astrologer should be capable of handling both the pre-marriage counselling and post-marriage counselling. He must have the knowledge to conduct marriage ceremonies for weddings that last forever.