History Main / Astrologer

15th Aug '16 8:02:09 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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This character is a pretty old staple in fiction. This characters claims to have the skill to see past, present and future events based on the position of stars and planets, often using big heaps of {{Symbolism}} to link characters and events with astrological bodies and movements. They're a type of FortuneTeller that uses telescopes, star charts and zodiac's rather than a CrystalBall or [[TarotMotifs Tarot cards]]. Typically they're a PhonyPsychic in modern non-fantasy stories, the astrologer is usually a fake, whether they will admit it or not. If they can ''actually'' divine the future through some form of RitualMagic or PsychicPowers they're effectively a {{Seer}}, and they may {{Invoke|d Trope}} the PhonyPsychic trope as a cover for their real psychic powers.

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This character is a pretty old staple in fiction. This characters claims to have the skill to see past, present and future events based on the position of stars and planets, often using big heaps of {{Symbolism}} to link characters and events with astrological bodies and movements. They're a type of FortuneTeller that uses telescopes, star charts and zodiac's rather than a CrystalBall or [[TarotMotifs Tarot cards]]. Typically they're a PhonyPsychic in modern non-fantasy stories, the astrologer is usually a fake, whether they will admit it or not, and whether they sincerely believe in their own powers or not. If they can ''actually'' divine the future through some form of RitualMagic or PsychicPowers they're effectively a {{Seer}}, and they may {{Invoke|d Trope}} the PhonyPsychic trope as a cover for their real psychic powers.
2nd Jul '16 12:57:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': in Metru Nui, Ko-Matoran scholars partly work as these. Nixie is a Ga-Matoran astrologer.

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': in Metru Nui, Ko-Matoran scholars partly work as these. Nixie is a Ga-Matoran astrologer.
5th Apr '16 7:34:26 PM SantosLHalper
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* The main character of Friedrich Schiller's play ''Theatre/{{Wallenstein}}'' employs one. Based on RealLife - at this time, many famous persons had their horoscope made. And even famous astronomers of this time like Kepler side-worked as astrologers, if only [[MoneyDearBoy to pay the bills.]]

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* The main character of Friedrich Schiller's play ''Theatre/{{Wallenstein}}'' employs one. Based on RealLife - at this time, many famous persons had their horoscope made. And even famous astronomers of this time like Kepler Kepler[[note]]who actually worked for Wallenstein in RealLife, even[[/note]] side-worked as astrologers, if only [[MoneyDearBoy to pay the bills.]]
31st Jan '16 6:39:39 PM GrammarNavi
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* TadWilliams's ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series has astrological motifs, particularly the recurring Conqueror's Star. Also, the court of Nabban has an astrologer who makes very accurate predictions. Unfortunately, they're not very ''precise'' predictions.

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* TadWilliams's Creator/TadWilliams's ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series has astrological motifs, particularly the recurring Conqueror's Star. Also, the court of Nabban has an astrologer who makes very accurate predictions. Unfortunately, they're not very ''precise'' predictions.
28th Jan '16 8:59:08 AM poi99
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The Astrologer is not to be confused with an Astro'''n'''omer; the latter studies the stars and the former attempts to use them to explain things on earth. He is also not to be confused with the '''psychic''' as no supernatural power or abilities are involved in an Astrological reading.

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The Astrologer is not to be confused with an Astro'''n'''omer; Astro'''nomer'''; the latter studies the stars and the former attempts to use them to explain things on earth. He is also not to be confused with the '''psychic''' as no supernatural power or abilities are involved in an Astrological reading.earth.
27th Jan '16 3:45:58 PM Piando
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11th Jan '16 10:09:16 AM SantosLHalper
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* The protagonist of the 16th century Latin comedy "Morosophus", which was an extended TakeThat against the playwright's contemporary Nicholas Copernicus, is a [[TVGenius reclusive]], [[KnowNothingKnowItAll foolish]] astrologer who predicts that a rain will fall that will make everyone foolish. He thus resolves to [[ShutIn stay indoors all the time]] so he can become the ruler of the fools, and is rumoured to have a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_revolutionibus_orbium_coelestium large book]] that's just collecting dust. Of course, he's regarded as being a complete lunatic by everyone else. [[ShallowParody Note that there is no evidence that Copernicus ever practiced astrology beyond the mandatory courses he had to take as part of contemporary astronomy courses.]]

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* The protagonist of the 16th century Latin comedy "Morosophus", which was an extended TakeThat against the playwright's contemporary Nicholas Copernicus, is a [[TVGenius reclusive]], [[KnowNothingKnowItAll foolish]] astrologer who predicts that a rain will fall that will make everyone foolish. mad. He thus resolves to [[ShutIn stay indoors all the time]] so he can become the ruler of the fools, madmen, and is rumoured to have a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_revolutionibus_orbium_coelestium large book]] that's just sitting around collecting dust. Of course, he's regarded as being a complete lunatic by everyone else. [[ShallowParody Note that there is no evidence that Copernicus ever practiced astrology beyond the mandatory courses requirements he had to take learn as part of contemporary astronomy courses.]]
20th Nov '15 11:55:29 PM Grade0
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* ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' has Rani VIII, who provides valuable information to [[HelloInsertNameHere the protagonist]] by reading the stars in Week 2.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' has Princess Lisa.
14th Oct '15 1:48:07 PM SantosLHalper
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* The protagonist of the 16th century Latin comedy "Morosophus", which was an extended TakeThat against the playwright's contemporary Nicholas Copernicus, is a TVGenius who predicts that a rain will fall that will make everyone foolish. He thus resolves to [[ShutIn stay indoors all the time]] so he can become the ruler of the fools, and is rumoured to have a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_revolutionibus_orbium_coelestium large book]] that's just collecting dust. Of course, he's regarded as being a complete lunatic by everyone else. [[ShallowParody Note that there is no evidence that Copernicus ever practiced astrology beyond the mandatory courses he had to take as part of contemporary astronomy courses.]]

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* The protagonist of the 16th century Latin comedy "Morosophus", which was an extended TakeThat against the playwright's contemporary Nicholas Copernicus, is a TVGenius [[TVGenius reclusive]], [[KnowNothingKnowItAll foolish]] astrologer who predicts that a rain will fall that will make everyone foolish. He thus resolves to [[ShutIn stay indoors all the time]] so he can become the ruler of the fools, and is rumoured to have a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_revolutionibus_orbium_coelestium large book]] that's just collecting dust. Of course, he's regarded as being a complete lunatic by everyone else. [[ShallowParody Note that there is no evidence that Copernicus ever practiced astrology beyond the mandatory courses he had to take as part of contemporary astronomy courses.]]
14th Oct '15 1:45:53 PM SantosLHalper
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* The protagonist of the 16th century Latin comedy "Morosophus", which was an extended TakeThat against the playwright's contemporary Nicholas Copernicus, is a KnowNothingKnowItAll who predicts that a rain will fall that will make everyone foolish. He thus resolves to [[ShutIn stay indoors all the time]], and is rumoured to have a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_revolutionibus_orbium_coelestium large book]] that's just collecting dust. Of course, he's regarded as being a complete lunatic by everyone else. [[ShallowParody Note that there is no evidence that Copernicus ever practiced astrology beyond the mandatory courses he had to take as part of contemporary astronomy courses.]]

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* The protagonist of the 16th century Latin comedy "Morosophus", which was an extended TakeThat against the playwright's contemporary Nicholas Copernicus, is a KnowNothingKnowItAll TVGenius who predicts that a rain will fall that will make everyone foolish. He thus resolves to [[ShutIn stay indoors all the time]], time]] so he can become the ruler of the fools, and is rumoured to have a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_revolutionibus_orbium_coelestium large book]] that's just collecting dust. Of course, he's regarded as being a complete lunatic by everyone else. [[ShallowParody Note that there is no evidence that Copernicus ever practiced astrology beyond the mandatory courses he had to take as part of contemporary astronomy courses.]]
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