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Origin of astrology
Examples from the Web for astrologer
“The last thing we need is another layer,” says astrologer Miller.
We had the better team and anyhow our astrologer had picked the day.
These same great lords do not dare to move a step contrary to what their astrologer tells them.Standard Selections|Various
The question could only mean that Zeno was taken, and Zo grasped the astrologer's arm in sudden fear.Arethusa|F. Marion Crawford
He would grow up, the astrologer said, to be a great warrior.Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series|Jacob Abbott
Upon which the astrologer addressed him: God damn thee and the Guelph party, with your distrustful malice!The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy|Jacob Burckhardt
When these have been satisfactorily concluded, an auspicious day for the wedding is selected in consultation with the astrologer.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Word Origin for astrology
late 14c., from astrology + -er (1). Drove out French import astrologein, which, had it survived, probably would have yielded *astrologian; cf. Chaucer's "The wise Astrologen." Earliest recorded reference is to roosters as announcers of sunrise.
Originally identical with astronomy, it had also a special sense of "practical astronomy, astronomy applied to prediction of events." This was divided into natural astrology "the calculation and foretelling of natural phenomenon" (tides, eclipses, etc.), and judicial astrology "the art of judging occult influences of stars on human affairs" (also known as astromancy, 1650s). Differentiation between astrology and astronomy began late 1400s and by 17c. this word was limited to "reading influences of the stars and their effects on human destiny."
A study of the positions and relationships of the sun, moon, stars, and planets in order to judge their influence on human actions. Astrology, unlike astronomy, is not a scientific study and has been much criticized by scientists. (See zodiac (see also zodiac).)