5161-Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers
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Job Description: 
Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers recount past and predict future events in persons? lives by practicing astrology, on the basis of characteristics of the clients? palms, samples of playing cards drawn or other techniques.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) casting horoscopes of individuals at birth or later to recount past and forecast future events and conditions of their lives
  • (b) interpreting characteristics of clients? palms, samples of playing cards, position of tea leaves or coffee remnants in a cup, shapes and patterns of bones of dead animals, etc.
  • (c) forecasting future events on the basis of these interpretations
  • (d) determining auspicious times for various human activities such as inaugurations, marriages, journeys and religious and other ceremonies
  • (e) giving warnings and advice on possible courses of action
  • (f) advising individuals on precautions to be taken to avoid evil influences.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Astrologer
- Fortune-teller
- Numerologist
- Palmist


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Witch doctor- 3230
- Faith healer - 3413

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