The Hit List - How to learn astrology without spending a dime

So you love astrology and are eager to learn more. Yay, you! But software, classes, and books are expensive, and you’re short on cash. Boo! Before you throw a Leo-sized hissy fit, take a breath. 

There are many ways to learn astrology without spending a dime. (Psst….I had no money when I began, so I had to scratch it out the hard way. Let’s avoid that.)

First up – you’ll need a copy of your chart. 

You can find a free astrology chart here:

Astro Charts

Once you have that, it’s time to learn. 

:: Fortunately, we live in the internet age. You can find many free resources online, such as astrology lessons and educational videos.

:: Podcasts are also fantastic. I highly recommend The Astrology Podcast with Chris Brennan. It’s tight, and his guests are top-notch. (My beginner podcast, Astrology Bytes, is a fab starting point, too.)

:: Many professional astrologers are on social media (Aliza Kelly is terrific – and she posts a lot of content). Watch how they interpret astrology charts – and take notes. It’s a fun and easy way to see how it’s done!

:: Search for a local meet-up. There are free astrology classes around the world. You might find one in your own backyard.

:: Libraries can also be a resource. Many have metaphysical sections. If they don’t, ask them to create one. You can even suggest books you’d like to see in stock. Yay, libraries!

Lastly, practice, practice, practice with anyone who will let you. That’s the absolute best (and free) way to grok it. 

I hope this helps you get rolling – and looking at the stars!



Psst…pro tip: please don’t pester pros to teach you for free. If they offer freebies or discounts, that’s one thing. But like any professional, they deserve to be paid. 



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Get Your Horoscope for the New Moon in Pisces.

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Here’s what you need to know: The 12 Houses of Astrology, Explained.

Wow: Inside an Abortion Clinic Invasion.

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The AstroTwins have a new book coming soon: The Astrology Advantage: Use Your Horoscope for Personal and Professional Success.

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Here’s a tarot deck for young folks and the young at heart: Tarot For Kids.

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Prefer to listen to your tarot lessons? Check this out: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is available as an audiobook.

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There is an audio version if you prefer: Astrology For Real Life.

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Classes and Events

Join my Patreon Community!  I am serving up extended card-of-the-day interpretations, astrological tidbits, community tarot practice, political astrology, early sneak peeks at horoscopes….and more. Higher tiers get access to live classes, replays of previous classes, mentoring, and more.

Advanced Tarot Techniques. Join me for this four-part online class and learn about timing, decans, how to create your own tarot spreads, and more. Starts April 5th, 2024.

Tarot & Astrology Accelerator Series. Los Angeles, California. Hybrid – live and online. I’ll be live in Los Angeles at 22 Teachings for this two-part series. There are limited tickets available in person; once they sell out, you will only have the option of choosing online. April 6th and 7th, 2024. Purchase both classes for $75.00.

Tarot Accelerator: You know more than you think you know. Los Angeles, California. Hybrid – live and online. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to be a faster, more intuitive tarot reader. Simple exercises will help you develop intuitive confidence and speed. No more stumbling for an answer! (Psst…you already know how to do this – you just need a friendly nudge.) April 6th at 3 PM PST. Purchase class here for $40.00.

Astrology Accelerator: Starting points in chart interpretation. Los Angeles, California. Hybrid – live and online. Okay, so you know all the astrology basics. But what happens when a client sits in the chair and wants you to read their chart? Where do you start? There are a variety of ways to begin your reading. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the best starting points and how the planetary ages can guide you for meaningful readings. April 7th at 2 PM PST. Purchase class here for $40.00.

My Living Astrology Chart. The new kit from Carrie Paris and Theresa Reed. Grab yours and get access to 12 classes with us and special guest instructors Briana Saussy and Celeste Brooks!

Pens and Cards. October 18-19th, 2024. Picton, Canada. Learn how to use tarot to inspire your writing with yours truly and Sarah Selecky. Details coming soon.


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Snail mail

Taco trucks!


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It’s Dark Inside by Kim Gordon (I am in love with her new shit!)

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