Studying Mood: The writer of “An Astrologer’s Day” uses descriptions to transport the reader to
a different time and place. The Astrologer in the story also creates an atmosphere to help
convince his customers that he is credible.
Locate three to five instances in the story where you see the writer or the Astrologer creating a
mood. List these, and then analyze what kind of mood they create. How do the customers feel
within the story because of the mood the astrologer creates? How does the reader feel because
of the mood the writer’s descriptions create?