Astrology may seem like a weird career choice to some. After all, it’s the internet age! Do people really believe in this kind of stuff anymore?
The answer is a resounding yes. The rise of the internet culture has filled a sense of nostalgia and longing in people’s hearts. Everyone wants to go back to simpler times. And astrology (and related careers) are a way for them to do this. In fact, I am sure that you would be surprised when you see how much astrologers actually earn.
One thing before our deep dive into astrology careers begins – In most of these careers, you are going to a one-man army. There are a few organizations that offer employment to such professionals, but most of the money here comes from doing gigs in fairs and festivals, and the rest comes from one-on-one clients.
Now that the disclaimer is done, let’s begin with the highest paying career options after B.A. in astrology:
Tarot Card Reader
A career option that’s been on the rise lately is ‘Tarot Card Reader’. Due to the advancement of humankind into the internet age, people have started having nostalgia regarding the ‘mystic’ nature of the innocent past. And that’s where you come in, my friend.
So, what does a tarot card reader actually do? Very simple.
The tarot card reader tries define and make predictions about a person’s life on the basis of the cards that they choose. This skill is used by the professionals to tell the future of human beings. So basically, their duty is to be a fortune teller.
For achieving this, tarot card readers need to have a complete knowledge of various technical skills, along with creative problem-solving skills. There are many courses that you can do to learn the different technical skills involved in this profession; one Google search would give you more than 100,000 results.
And as for the interpersonal skills, one can only gain them from experience. Thus, it is recommended that you start working on your skills as soon as possible. That’s the great thing about astrology and related professions; you can practice your skills at home, at an individual level.
Salaries are highly variable in this profession (like most others), but on average, you can expect to earn anywhere around INR 600,000 per annum in the beginning of your career.
Palm Reader or Palmistry
Want to do something that helps people in a tangible way (no pun intended)? Want to deal with people one-on-one? As a B.A. astrology graduate, your best bet to achieve these dreams is to become a palm reader.
So how does a palm reader do all this? The palm readers study the hands and the various lines drawn on the palm of human beings to predict their future on the basis of these lines. The different palm lines describe different events of a human life, and that is known to a palmist by looking at the line’s length, depth, and curvature .
Work-life balance, unexpectedly, is a bit hectic in this profession because your work life and your personal life overlaps quite a bit. You may need to work on finding clients in your “off” hours.
The best part about his job is the rewarding nature of it. You can go to sleep everyday knowing that you have helped someone in their lives, and they are thankful to you for it.
Growth prospects are also good, and monetary opportunities are available from a very early stage. A lot of soft skills are needed to excel in this role.
Money differs from city to city, but on average, you would be earning roughly INR 8,50,000 per annum when you begin your career. Monetary growth is slow, but steady.
Not satisfied by the various career options we talked about? Well, how about becoming a numerologist? You will get good pay, be involved with interesting work, and the potential for growth is enormous.
A numerologist studies the importance and values of numbers to make predictions about the future of a human being on the basis of his/her past and present day events. Apart from this, some other work that you may be required to perform as a numerologist is basic astrology and sales.
The work is challenging and rewarding at the same time, which makes for a deadly combination if you ask us.
Growth opportunities may be slightly difficult to grab in the beginning, but if you stick with it, you will definitely be rewarded with more clients (and more importantly, better pay).
Work-life balance can be a bit absurd at times, but it’s not something that you can’t manage after proper communication with your clients and your seniors, if you are working with an organization.
Salaries start around INR 7,00,000 per annum, and monetary growth happens very quickly. You can very easily expect your starting salary to double within a few years.
With time, your work profile will change, and your daily work will stop being about the nitty-gritty of things, and more about the general overview and high-level strategization (is that even a word?) for the future of your brand as a numerologist.
If you love doing astrology so much that you can’t get enough of it, and if you are also deeply passionate about it, then becoming an astrologist may just be the right career choice for you.
An astrologist studies the motion of the sun, the moon, the stars, and the planets. His (or her) main aim in doing so is to figure out how these movements influence human life on the earth. It is a not a fixed 9-5 job, of course, which means that you will have enough time to spend with your friends and family.
Finding work in this space is not super-difficult, especially if you have done proper networking and cultivated an image of yourself. Remember, word-of-mouth is what rules this industry.
A lot of soft skills are needed in this profession, and being an introvert might work against you. A high level of confidence is definitely a prerequisite. If you are not comfortable working with people, and if your communication skills are next to nothing, this may not be your best bet.
Another important thing to take a note about is money. The payments that you will receive are often dependent on a number of things, such as location, company (if you are working for one), skills and so on. But on average, you can expect to earn anywhere around INR 8,00,000 as a fresher in this field.
Some times you might earn more, some times you might earn less, but the amount we have provided to you can be a good reference point if you are just starting out.
If you’re undecided about all of the above choices, becoming a Gemologist could be the best option for you. The demand for this profession has been skyrocketing recently, so now would be an excellent time to enter it.
If you’ve had any experience with astrology and its various counterparts, you’ll notice that the market’s flooded with clients looking for gemologists.
That’s fine. But what exactly does an gemologist do? Here’s the fix.
A gemologist studies which gem or stone or jewelry will be better for humans to wear to live a better and healthy life. There are different stones (gems) which may be suggested by the gemologist depending on the particular case. Wearing these stones on the body is supposed to improve the wearer’s life.
So, if you think you’d like to do something like that, becoming a gemologist could be the best choice for you.
A good amount of the knowledge needed for this can only be learned by experience. As a result, the majority of seasoned gemologists advise newcomers to get started as soon as possible. You can work on your skills at your own pace at home.
Salaries in this field (as in most other astrology related fields) are highly variable, but you can expect to earn somewhere between INR 8,00,000 and 10,00,000 per annum at the start of your career.
So these were some of the highest-paying professions that you can go for after completing a B.A. in Astrology. Did you like the article and found it informative? Then please share it with fellow astrology students so that they can make well-informed decisions about their professional life. Subscribe to our newsletter to get a weekly update about the different career options added on the website.