About Richard
Smoot, Richard

My life long passion has been studying astrology and human behavior. I have been an astrologer since 1971 and I’m a certified astrologer with many astrological associations worldwide. I have been fortunate to be recognized as a national and international speaker and enjoy tutoring and training of students.

As a former social worker for the State of Michigan, I worked with Gisele Terry in 2002 in developing a “Consulting Skills Program” for consulting astrologers, which is still used today in ISAR’s (International Society for Astrological Research) Certification Program.

I was the owner of AstroDatabank and Astrology Software Shop in the mid-2000s and sold the database to Alois Treindl at Astro.com. To this day the database is used as the authority for accurate birth information for research. I enjoy research to help further the knowledge of astrology and test if past, current, and future research and information is valid. This database is also part of Cosmic Patterns Astrology software.

In 2018, I was the recipient of the Marion March award for Community Service at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago; a gathering of over 1,000 astrologers worldwide. It was an honor to create two program books for UAC and several program books for ISAR conferences.

Currently, I am the Operations Manager for the International Society for Astrological Research; the publisher of the ISAR International Astrologer; publisher of both NCGR Geocosmic and Research Journal; co-chair of ISAR’s Consulting Skills Program; and I’m involved in several other organizations including being an OPA group leader and on the NCGR Board of Examiners. I’m a graduate of a two-year program by Ray Merriman in Financial Astrology and was on his staff to teach astrology to stock market traders.

My emphasis is to use astrology to empower you in making your own decisions in determining your life.