Astrologer

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Engraving by Albrecht Duerer[1]

A person who practices astrology as a main or secondary profession. People of varying degrees of proficiency can use this title because it enjoys no kind of protection or official recognition. Even newcomers to the subject who attend a weekend course can call themselves astrologers. The number of individuals who have given themselves this title has grown greatly during the last few decades, a period in which there has been an increasing interest in spiritual and esoteric subjects in society. This can often lead to misunderstandings among the general public.

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  1. From the title page of De scientia motus orbis (1504), depicting the Arabian astrologer Messahallah