“The last thing we need is another layer,” says astrologer Miller.
We had the better team and anyhow our astrologer had picked the day.
"That they will also do, noble sir," asserted the astrologer.
The astrologer sighed in relief, nor did the captain seem disappointed.
He was also an astrologer, pretending to magical knowledge, and persecuted, as Mr. Browning relates.
astrologer, you shall have a gift from me, for you are a wise man.
Bipin had scarcely left the astrologer's presence, when the curtain was thrust aside and Ahmad Khan stood in the aperture.
Happily, he consulted his astrologer and was warned against it.
At the residence of the astrologer they found all the arrangements of the most singular character.
"Thou shouldst have been placed with an astrologer," said Haran to him one day.
late 14c., from Latin astrologia "astronomy, the science of the heavenly bodies," from Greek astrologia "telling of the stars," from astron "star" (see astro-) + -logia "treating of" (see -logy).
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."
(Dan. 1:20; 2:2, 10, 27, etc.) Heb. 'ashshaph', an enchanter, one who professes to divine future events by the appearance of the stars. This science flourished among the Chaldeans. It was positively forbidden to the Jews (Deut. 4:19; 18:10; Isa. 47:13).