The best way to learn astrology is to study current astrological placements of the planets and understand the correlation between the symbolic business of the planetary patterns and the political, environmental and social occurrences in the world.
Astrology tip number one: Follow current events.
By following current astrological movements and changes you will get a feel for the different positions of the planets and understand the different ways these configurations manifest. For example currently there is a powerful configuration that represents revolutionary ideas and uprisings. When the planets aligned and shifted to these positions the protest in the Middle East began. When you study astrology by following current positions of the planets not only will you be able to predict or understand world events you will be able to interpret how those planetary patterns play out in personal astrology charts.
Astrology tip number two. Understand and follow transits to your astrology chart.
In addition to following current astrological movements of the planets it is very important to follow the astrological energies in relationship to your personal chart. When a planet at a current position in the sky is making a mathematical angle to the natal position of a planet in your astrology chart then your personal planet is under an astrology transit. For example if you were born with your Sun in Aries and Uranus in Aries is at the same degree as your Sun then you are under a Uranus transit to your Sun. Specifically Uranus conjunct your Sun. This would indicate a time in your life for your own personal “revolution” of change.
Astrology tip number three: Find a good astrology course or astrology workshop.
There are many ways to study astrology yet it can be very complex and confusing if you do not have a system that allows you to learn astrology easily and effortlessly. Although as in any new teachings acquiring knowledge takes some effort however the best way is to learn from a seasoned astrologer who makes complicated concepts understandable. Find an astrology course that is designed around current astrology principles and how the astrological influences affect your astrology chart. Search for an astrologer who you like and an astrology teacher that has experience. Of course you can learn from someone that you don’t like but why? It is better not to have a personality barrier between you and the subject you are learning.