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Astrology an ethereal fluid or occult power regarded as emanating from the stars and affecting a person's actions, future, etc.
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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Astrologers often speak of the correlation between planetary positions and earthly events in terms of influence, as if the planets actually exert forces—analogous to gravity or magnetism—that cause a particular incident. If pressed for an explanation, however, the majority of professional astrologers would probably offer a different type of explanation, such as the Jungian notion of synchronicity.

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Celebrities are also important influencers, since 22 percent of youth admit being influenced by a recommendation from a celebrity when choosing a product while 19 percent admit trusting the products that were recommended by celebrities.
No organization is an island, so it has to work hard at both influencing and ensuring it is systematically influenced back.
College students in general are influenced by other people, significant others in their lives.
A court will consider, among other things, the relationship between the donor and the challengers, determining that the more strained or distant the relationship, the less likely the donor had to be unduly influenced in order to disinherit them.
The importance of this shows how players are influenced at the beginning of there search and what they want when they are finished with there playing career.
However, the most encompassing impediment is simply not knowing or appreciating the system to be influenced and the advocate's role within that system.
In the early part of the past century, influential French mathematicians such as Alexandre Grothendieck, Andre Weil, Henri Cartan, and others were all influenced by the work of a man known as Nicolas Bourbaki.
Efficacy expectations are influenced by vicarious experiences, or seeing peers or members of reference groups perform a given task.
Super's (1957, 1984) Model of Career Development has greatly influenced research on career stages.
As Goldstone also noted, path dependence involves not just the idea that outcomes are influenced by initial conditions, but they are also related to "the choices or outcomes of intermediate events between the initial conditions and the outcome." (10)
They were a powerful group that heavily influenced the direction of guidance and counseling in this country during the late 1930s, the 1940s, and 1950s.