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24th Sep '17 11:16:50 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[{{Belgariad}} Malloreon]]'', the Dal race studies many supernatural things, such as necromancy (as in summoning and ''speaking'' to the dead, not raising them as undead hordes) and alchemy, but the Seers are in charge of the civilisation. [[BlindSeer Blindfolded]] except when they look at "the Book of the Heavens", one of them takes the reigns of the conflict between the two opposing Prophecies.

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* In the ''[[{{Belgariad}} Malloreon]]'', ''Literature/TheMalloreon'', the Dal race studies many supernatural things, such as necromancy (as in summoning and ''speaking'' to the dead, not raising them as undead hordes) and alchemy, but the Seers are in charge of the civilisation. [[BlindSeer Blindfolded]] except when they look at "the Book of the Heavens", one of them takes the reigns of the conflict between the two opposing Prophecies.
6th Sep '17 2:35:42 PM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series:

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series:series: As the disc rests on the back of four elephants standing on a giant turtle which constantly flies through space, astrology is "cutting-edge research rather than, as elsewhere, a clever way of avoiding a proper job".
24th Jul '17 12:04:41 PM Mdumas43073
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23rd Jul '17 8:33:37 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/Red Sonja'': Emperor Samala seeks Plaitius, the greatest stargazer in the world, to use astrology to read his horoscope. Unfortunately Plaitius is actually an indignant astronomer.

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* ''ComicBook/Red Sonja'': ''ComicBook/RedSonja'': Emperor Samala seeks Plaitius, the greatest stargazer in the world, to use astrology to read his horoscope. Unfortunately Plaitius is actually an indignant astronomer.
23rd Jul '17 8:33:21 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/Red Sonja'': Emperor Samala seeks Plaitius, the greatest stargazer in the world, to use astrology to read his horoscope. Unfortunately Plaitius is actually an indignant astronomer.
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17th Jun '17 7:29:01 AM LentilSandEater
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* The Unseen University Professor of Astrology briefly appears in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', when Trymon asks him to cast Rincewind's horoscope and thereby establish his exact location. He comes up with a paragraph of vague advice similar to a newspaper astrology column.
** Also from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is Wilf, the mysterious figure who writes the astrology section of the ''Ankh-Morpork Almanack'', and may in fact be the God of Astrology.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series:
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The Unseen University Professor of Astrology briefly appears in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', when Trymon asks him to cast Rincewind's horoscope and thereby establish his exact location. He comes up with a paragraph Most of vague advice similar to it could come straight out of a newspaper astrology column.
column ("Your lucky food is small cucumbers, watch out for druids"), except the end which is pretty direct. ("P.S. We really mean it about the druids.")
** Also from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' the Discworld is Wilf, the mysterious figure who writes the astrology section of the ''Ankh-Morpork Almanack'', and may in fact be the God of Astrology.
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.
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