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Fri, Oct 11


Smoots' office

Astrologers' Guide to Mastering Listening Skills and Ethics

The 3-day intensive training

Astrologers' Guide to Mastering Listening Skills and Ethics
Astrologers' Guide to Mastering Listening Skills and Ethics

Time & Location

Oct 11, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT – Oct 13, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT

Smoots' office, 15523 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, USA

About the event

Astrologers' Guide to Mastering Listening Skills and Ethics

October 11 - 13, 2024 

The 3-day intensive training is $300 with 30% going to LCAA

Your trainers are Richard and Victoria Smoot.

in person at our office: 15523 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 

(734) 389-5014

• Create an empathic and warm setting .

• These skills, integrated with the fundamental principles of chart interpretation, empower astrologers to build trust and communicate effectively.

• More personal and meaningful interactions.

• Experiential activities focus on role-playing exercises that practice empathic communication, reflection, paraphrasing, and active listening.

This training does not qualify for certification with any organization. 

Come and enhance your astrological listening abilities and ethical awareness with us.

The training teaches a repertoire of skills that makes working with astrology clients personal and meaningful. It is important for astrologers to have relational skills when consulting clients, and for astrologers to be able to integrate these communication and relational skills with astrological interpretation. This training emphasizes both empathy skills and their integration within chart analysis. Astrologers provide a wealth of information for their clients. However too often in our work we astrologers deliver information only, without awareness of the client in the here-and-now relational sense. Too often as astrologers, we can feel that we have a client “summed up” from the chart alone, only to find out that the client sitting opposite us has their own experience of their chart.

Astrologers should be both sensitive and responsive to the emotional needs of their clients. If a woman comes in who has just heard that her husband wishes to divorce her or a man says his boss has just given him a poor review and his job is on the line, they want information about what will happen or what course of action to follow. At the same time, they likely would have very strong emotions related to these issues. How can astrologers get information across in a way that is helpful, and not harmful? How can they respond to the emotions of clients?

Without listening and empathy skills, it is difficult to access this subjective level of the client’s world and to respond to the client’s emotions while interpreting the astrology chart. ISAR’s consulting skills are designed to train astrologers to communicate information in an astrological horoscope in a way that is effective, immediate, and relevant for the client. This is a 16–20-hour intensive training designed to give astrologers listening and empathy skills that facilitate the astrologer-client relationship. 2 1⁄2-day training is primarily experiential, emphasizing role-playing exercises that teach empathic communication, reflection, paraphrasing, and active listening. Integrated with the basic principles of chart interpretation, these skills provide astrologers the ability to respond to their clients’’ most personal thoughts and feelings and in this way help clients feel better understood.

This program is offered as an “in-person” workshop at our office. This is a model of empathy and active listening skills and has been taught at conferences, independent sites, and in astrology schools worldwide.  In utilizing the elements of cross-disciplines, such as human communication theory and counseling, astrologers can further develop their ability to apply astrology in ways that help, assist, and support clients, and become better astrological consultants. By taking this training, astrologers can avoid attitudes, habits, and behaviors, which unknowingly may harm or hurt their clients. Instead, they can learn methods that can truly help their clients find for themselves the personal answers they are seeking.

Richard Smoot has been a professional astrologer since 1971 and has provided client consultations. He is a recognized national and international speaker.

His vision is to use strong interpersonal talents and experiences to provide high-value administrative and technical expertise to organizations where he is or has been involved. Having a BA degree in social work and a Master’s in Public Administration has equipped Richard to perform in many administrative roles, such as treasurer for several non-profit organizations, grant writer, administrative assistant at a major inner-city hospital, and an inner-city crisis center director.

During his eight years at the American Red Cross, he advanced and evolved his career from social casework to Assistant Executive Director/Operations Manager.  A former social worker for the State of Michigan, Richard’s emphasis is to use astrology to empower his clients in making their own decisions in determining their lives through Astrology. He was the owner of the Astrology Software Shop and AstroDatabank.


  • Listening Skills and Ethics

    +$7.50 service fee



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