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9th Jan '18 9:22:54 PM DustSnitch
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Compare to HeavenAbove, which describes the connection between the divine and any celestial body that flies across the sky.
26th Nov '17 4:08:23 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[[note]]who actually worked for Wallenstein in RealLife, even[[/note]] 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[[note]]who actually worked for Wallenstein in RealLife, even[[/note]] RealLife[[/note]] side-worked as astrologers, if only [[MoneyDearBoy to pay the bills.]]
5th Nov '17 10:41:10 AM StFan
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* Centaurs in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' have fairly accurate predictions this way, Firenze in particular was skilled enough to teach a class in it, but even he admitted that it required a certain knack that was hard to grasp. Astro''nomy'' is also part of the Hogwarts curriculum.

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Centaurs in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' have fairly accurate predictions this way, way. Firenze in particular was is skilled enough to teach a class in it, but even he admitted admits that it required requires a certain knack that was is hard to grasp. Astro''nomy'' is also part of the Hogwarts curriculum.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' 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".

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series: ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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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".



* Mameha in ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'', a good guy, consults and follows her forecast very carefully.

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* Mameha in ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'', ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', a good guy, consults and follows her forecast very carefully.



* Mama Sutra in Shea and Wilson's ''Illuminatus!'', a seeress who can also tell the ''past'' - a lot more accurately than the historians can... she predicts Putney Drake's rise to the top in the criminal world, and she can also look back to a world in which the events of Tolkien's ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' actually ''happened''....

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* Mama Sutra in Shea and Wilson's ''Illuminatus!'', a seeress who can also tell the ''past'' - -- a lot more accurately than the historians can... she predicts Putney Drake's rise to the top in the criminal world, and she can also look back to a world in which the events of Tolkien's ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' actually ''happened''....



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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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[[caption-width-right:350:"The stars foretell... a change in wardrobe?" [[note]]''Habit d'Astrologue'' by Nicolas de Larmessin.[[/note]]]]

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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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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.
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