As a teacher and having many students pass through my classes I find that they just want a quick solution to their particular problems rather and not really prepared to study and put in the hours that it takes to become a proficient basic astrologer..To become really adept takes much practise and years...... But once in a while I have a student who is destined to be an astrologer and shows great promise. This compensates for the sense of frustration I often feel when so many drop out well before even the intermediate stage of learning. It is those that have half knowledge or their own theories that are a danger when they give prediction.I'm probably putting my head on the chopping block here, yet I think the major problem with those who start 'to study' astrology is that most of them aren't actually interested in learning the craft and its techniques for itself, rather than fulfilling a Mercurial curiousity in a general knowledge of what it can tell them in the way of predicting/answering personal life events..... and then as quickly as possible.
According to the statistics, this forum boasts over 9000 members who have made themselves known at some time or another, of which less than 10% is ' currently active'. Of that total or percentage, how many are, or remain, questioners who are not really interested in offering insights to others as a result of their love for (Venus) and actively working (Mars) towards gaining knowledge(Jupiter) in mastering (Saturn) a subject beyond their personal self (Uranus)? IMHO there has to be more than plain interst and curiousity to study any subject in depth.....of which astrology is but one of many.
A student of astrology.