Astrology, which has long been a part of the mainstream, has seen its numbers plummet in recent years.
As the study shows, many people who use the system are not necessarily looking for answers or a deeper understanding of the cosmos.
The study, titled “The Astrological Revolution,” was released this week by the American Association of Astrologers.
“The decline of astrology has been driven by two factors: declining sales and a change in the way people are interested in astrology,” the report reads.
“Both factors have had an impact on the way we view astrology.”
It’s a trend that’s been underway for years.
Astrologer Susan Hennessey, who has written extensively about the history of astrological beliefs, told The New York Times in 2015 that the number of astrologers had “decreased significantly since the 1950s.”
In 2013, the Association of American Colleges of Astrology published a study claiming that “fewer than 50% of Americans were interested in the world of astro-geography.”
And according to the report, the number is still decreasing.
“Astrology, with its focus on the inner world, is less of a niche market, and more of a mainstream field of study,” the authors wrote.
“This study indicates that many people are not interested in finding answers to fundamental questions of life and the universe.”
The report also found that there are some notable differences between those who are interested and those who aren’t.
For example, astrologer Mark A. Wilson found that many who do not follow astrology are more likely to be religious than those who do.
According to the study, “Astrologers who do follow astrologic beliefs are more religious than the general population.”
And many of the astrologists who studied were women, suggesting that many of them are looking for something more than answers.
In a 2013 study, the association of astroturfers found that astrologors who are “proud of their faith are more inclined to participate in astrologic activities than astrologators who are not religious.”
While some astrologians may be willing to put their faith above all else, others may be hesitant.
The report found that “many astrologarians are not aware of the potential risks associated with using astrology as a means to gain an understanding of planetary or other inner-world phenomena.”
The astrologing population has also been influenced by the rise of “sensationalist” groups like astrology and the astrology community.
The National Astrological Society, which is affiliated with the American Society of Astrophysicists, is “very active in promoting the use of astrometry,” according to its website.
In 2017, the group issued a statement stating that it “recognizes that there is still a significant number of individuals who choose to practice astrology without fully understanding the science behind the practice, and we hope to work with the scientific community to further develop scientific knowledge and tools to help practitioners and students in this area.”
But the group also stated that it believes “the astrology field has become so sensationalized, with many practitioners and researchers making unrealistic claims and speculations about the cosmos, and that it is very important to provide accurate and scientifically supported explanations for the scientific research conducted.”
The organization noted that the “public needs to be informed about the scientific basis of astrography.”
It also warned that “this ‘magical’ science is a dangerous and outdated science.”
Astrologist and author Richard W. Fisk told The Associated Press in 2017 that many astrologes are “uninformed of their role as researchers, practitioners and even potential leaders in the field.”
In fact, astrology is so popular, the organization recently put together a video about how to use it.
“As a practicing astrologist, you can be a leader in the astrologie community,” says the video, “by making sure that you understand the science and why the astroscope is important, and by following the best practices of scientific study.”
“By providing these tools and information, we are making sure astrologering has a place in the 21st century,” the video concludes.
And if you’re interested in a career in astroscience, you should be.
The astrology industry is worth $1.3 billion.