|Christopher Warnock, Esq.|
|Revival of Ptolemaic Astrology|
|Growing Popularity & Attacks|
|Height & Decline of Astrology|
TOPYet as the popularity of astrology grew, so did criticism against it. The Catholic Church became uncomfortable with the spiritual, magical nature of astrology to the extent that it might contravene established doctrine. More specifically, the Church voiced concern over the perceived implication that, if in fact the stars absolutely determined all actions, then astrology denied man's free will.