Learning astrology is like learning a language. In order to become fluent, you must study, memorize, and keep practicing. Yes, it's an intuitive art, and some psychic individuals can use it to pull information from the etheric plane, but for most of us it's a matter of 10,000 hours like Malcolm Gladwell says. I have found ways to distill the information and present it in a way that makes it down to earth, and applicable to your life from the first class.
So why would you want to study something that is difficult to learn and takes so much time, you ask? Very simply put, astrology offers a unique perspective on you and everyone in your world. Through understanding the birth chart you can gain self-acceptance and acceptance of others. Through understanding the planetary movements, you can understand the events in your life and how to grow and evolve along with what happens. Through the study of astrology, you can become connected to something ancient, vast and wise.