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.


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


How do we define astrological counseling? How do we definite our roles as astrologer and counselor? How do we tune into the client through the transits and progressions, and how do we communicate the information in a way that is healing and therapeutic?
We’ll discuss some of the practical, psychological and spiritual tools of the astrologer as counselor.

Eileen McCabe is a professional astrologer and clinical social worker with a private practice in New York City. She is an NCGR-PAA certified consulting astrologer, faculty member of New York NCGR and combines the art of astrology with psychology and metaphysics. She presently serves as President of the New York Chapter of NCGR.

Eileen McCabe: Counseling & Astrology

Complete Workshop Package (3 MP3's) $30 (a $15 savings!)




How to Use the Planetary Energies to Develop
a Successful, Ethical and Productive Astrological Practice
If you already have a practice, if you are on the threshold of beginning a practice, or if you are a serious student of astrology and want to learn the basics of running a practice, Shirley Soffer will show you how you can draw on the power potential of each planet to guide you toward fulfillment of your professional goals.

Shirley Soffer is an NCGR-PAA certified consulting astrologer with an active practice in New York City, where she is also on the teaching faculty of the NYC Chapter of NCGR. She has written, lectured, and conducted workshops on a variety of astrological topics and is the author of The Astrology Sourcebook: A Guide to the Symbolic Language of the Stars. In her work, Shirley draws from the teachings of Carl G. Jung by integrating psychology, mythology, and dreams with astrology's rich symbolism. In her organizational capacity, Shirley serves as Education Director of NCGR-PAA, where she oversees the Certification Program.

Shirley Soffer: Let The Planets Be Your Guide

Complete Workshop Package (3 MP3's) $30 (a $15 savings!)



There are many “first’s” that we approach with the client – the first phone contact,
the first meeting, the first time we look in each other’s eyes. Then, there’s the first time we’re asked a question and the first time we ask one of the client, and the first time we’re paid, the first follow-up phone call, and “finally” the first time we do a second reading.

We’ll also discuss why a first time consultation can be high quality, but doesn’t make for a second one.
John Marchesella has a full-time astrology practice in New York. He is certified by NCGR-PAA and serves as its Director of Mentor Program. He is also Education Chairman for the New York City Chapter of NCGR. John is also a certified psychotherapist, trained bereaved counselor and contributor to many astrological publications. Please visit his website

John Marchesella: Approaching The Client For The "First" Time

Complete Workshop Package (3 MP3's) $30 (a $15 savings!)

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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