Guillestet: Astrology originated thousands of years ago in Sharlayan, and was introduced to Eorzea when the Sharlayans founded their colony in the Dravanian hinterlands.
Guillestet: It remained a minor field of study, eclipsed by larger ones such as conjury and thaumaturgy, until three centuries ago when an Ishgardian astrologian by the name of Adaunel the Younger discovered that the stars could be used to determine the movements of the Dravanian Horde.
Guillestet: It was then that Ishgardian astrology was born, the focus moving from fortune-telling and fate-scrying to preventing the death of knights by knowing when and where the Horde would arrive.
Guillestet: You will not see an Ishgardian astrologian carrying about a star globe or an astrolabe. You will not see him consulting with a divining deck or gazing into the stars, hoping to draw forth its aether and use it to manipulate fates.
Guillestet: You will not hear talk of the gates of the seven heavens or the chantings of minor spells woven to heal cuts or enmusculate sword arms.
Guillestet: At least, you did not used to. As of late, however, there are many, both low and noble-born, who have begun to take up the discipline. Times are changing, and I know not whether to be happy or scared to have been witness to it all.