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Renaissance [Prima]

Interest in antiquity fueled interest in astrology.

Hermeticism was revived and along with Neo-Platonism became an important study, which influenced many. These views supported astrology. The invention of printing freed astrologers from limiting ties to patrons as almanacs began to circulate astrological ideas to a wider public. A rash of predictions about the great conjunction of 1524 made astrology seem ridiculous to many. Further problems came from the Protestant movement, which was not friendly to astrology.

 

 

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