“Master; A very familiar word given to those of intelligence and merit. But its origins are again connected with the Stellar Cult. The syllables are Ma- for measure and Stor- for Star. “measurer of the stars,”-namely an astrologer. Children are still given a star today for successful application to their studies. When we matriculate from a university, we are given a “Master’s Degree.” This is purely sabean.
Degrees are part of the cycle of the zodiac. The ancients marked competence on how a person knew about celestial mathematics and the science of the heavens. The heavens are the abode of the goddess, so knowing the movements within her abode was paramount to the ancients. The operations of the heavenly bodies and familiarity with their “great dance,” was the vaunted knowledge. One was given a “degree,” to show that they, like the sun they were progeny of, had ascended to an exalted place. Once you had mastered the stars you
were then quite literally a MASTER. The word Mas, in Persian meant moon, so master, can mean moonstar.”
Source: Astro-Theology Etymology and Sidereal Mythology Tarot Astronomy