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astrology +‎ -ist


astrologist (plural astrologists)

  1. One who practices astrology; an astrologer.
    • 1971, David Rapaport, The Autonomy of the Ego, Glenn T. Morris (editor), Dimensions of Psychology, page 5,
      So the king sent his painters to Moses and they brought back a picture of him. The king called his phrenologists and astrologists and asked them, "What kind of man is this?"
    • 1982, The Jewish Digest, Volume 28, page 37,
      According to Accurso, there is evidence that advice from astrologists had no effect on Hitler's actions.
    • 2003, Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, The Islamic Ruling on Horoscopes, in The Friday Bulletin: The Muslim News Update, Issue 29, Part 184, Muslim Media Network, Kenya, page number not shown,
      Not only is the practice of astrology Haram, but also visiting an astrologist and listening to his predictions, buying books on astrology or reading one's horoscope are also forbidden!

Usage notes[edit]

The form astrologer is more common, perhaps through influence from astronomer.