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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.


The Newly Revised NCGR-PAA Study Guide Is Out!


NCGR-PAA (Professional Astrologers' Alliance) is proud to announce the publication of the 2015 revised Study Guide, offering with this new edition an improved version of its classic work on test preparation for NCGR-PAA's certification program. 

This new edition has many additional features including: 

     * an expanded syllabus of each of the four exam Levels

     * a whole new section on chart calculations

     * new astronomical illustrations for greater clarity

     * improved astronomical information

     * a re-organized segment on house divisions

     * an updated bibliography for each Level of testing 

The Study Guide's usual comprehensive curriculum is still provided, including; Classical Astrology; Uranian, Horary, Electional, Mundane, and Relationship Astrology; informative techniques for Vedic, Chinese, and Mesoamerican Astrology; fixed stars; derived houses; lunar phases; the history of astrology; and so much more -- in sum, the full gamut of required astrological knowledge, from basic to advanced. 

This 2015 edition of the Study Guide is issued in a new 6" x 9" textbook-like format, with 174 information-packed pages.  Indeed, beyond its use as a specific guide to NCGR-PAA's testing and certification program, it can also serve as an informal textbook for those who wish to study independently, since it covers in detailed outline form a full astrological education that can be supplemented with further instruction as needed.  

Still priced at $20. plus postage (the price will go up in 2016), the new edition can now be purchased here on this very website! Click on any study guide images or click HERE!

Shirley Soffer, C.A., NCGR-PAA


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

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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Your Path to Certification

NCGR-PAA's Curriculum & Study Guide 2015

Our newly updated Study Guide for 2015 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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