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Statement of Purpose

The mission of the NCGR-Professional Astrologers' Alliance is to serve as a trade association to promote the common interests of astrologers and to improve the status of the profession of astrology primarily through the implementation of a certification program, the promotion of high ethical standards in the practice of astrology, as well as any other matters relevant to the professional astrologer.


Get Tested in New York City

nycDate of test: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time of test: 1:30 PM
Tests: Proctored Exam Levels I, II, III
Place: Chelsea area of Manhattan 
Contact: John Marchesella for test location, to register, and for other info.
Contact Information: John Marchesella at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2015





An Important Message About Updates to the NCGR-PAA

Dear PAA Community,

In keeping with changes enacted as of February 1, 2011, when PAA ceased to be a membership organization, we will no longer support "Member" profiles on this website (as of January 31, 2012).  Modules for logging in to your profile page or "The Speakers Bureau" will be taken down.  Previously, these profile pages were a benefit of the $45.00 annual membership fee, along with other membership benefits.  When PAA became a non-membership organization, profiles were left up as a courtesy for those who had previously renewed their memberships or purchased a listing on our site.

Now, Test takers who pass Levels IV are eligible to be listed on our web site according to their proficiency level of accomplishment.  Links to their individual professional web sites or email contact addresses are included with this listing and may be purchased for a nominal fee of $25.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please don't hesitate to contact any member of the board, click here.

Shirley Soffer
Director of Education


NCGR & The Birth of the NCGR-PAA

Written by John Marchesella   
An Exercise in Mundane Astrology from Our Own Backyard
Astrology organizations have transits too.  And the ones that have been occurring in the natal chart of NCGR so accurately depict the recent establishment of NCGR-Professional Astrologers’ Alliance as well as the development of astrology in a larger social context.  This article is presented as a short and sweet example of mundane astrology in action.

Here’s the background:  The IRS audited NCGR on October 16, 2006, at which time, it was “suggested” that NCGR separate its professional promotional activities, including the Certification Program and the Professional Empowerment Program, from its other membership benefits, in order to create two distinct organizations.  This would ensure the latter’s non-profit status as an astrological education and research organization, as it always had been; and the former would be an organization for the purpose of trade and promotion for professional astrologers.
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NCGR-PAA Recordings From Workshop, July 24, 2010

MP3 recordings are now available from the July 24, 2010 NCGR-PAA Workshop for $15 each or $30 for all three (a $15 savings).

Shirley Soffer: Let The Planets Be Your Guide $15
John Marchesella: Approaching The Client For The "First" Time $15

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NCGR-PAA Education Curriculum and Study Guide

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Our new and updated study guide encompasses all four levels of NCGR-PAA's Certification Program. It includes new material on traditional, Hellenic, Vedic, Chinese and Mesoamerican schools of astrology.

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