Astraea is the starry Lady of the Scales, a sort of karmic, astral Venus who weighs one's deeds.
The astral is set in north Brooklyn, where Christensen, 48, lived for almost 20 years (she moved to New Hampshire two years ago).
The astral captures the cozy pleasures and messy troubles inherent in contemporary social networks.
LIBRA A lineup of planets in your opposite sign activates your astral zone of “others.”
It gave me great pleasure to expose one of them in The astral.
This projection of the astral body, as a rule, occurs only when the physical body is stilled in sleep, or in trance condition.
He is in the astral now, thought Jones, who said: "She will have a much prettier one."
I can't say I follow her, for she is up in the clouds nearly all the time, and I haven't as yet developed an astral body.
All of which Bottazzi would explain by his theory of an 'astral arm.'
We shall see the part played by it in the astral colors as we proceed.
"pertaining to the stars," c.1600, from Late Latin astralis, from Latin astrum "star," from Greek astron (see astro-). Meaning "pertaining to supersensible substances" is from 1690s, popularized late 19c. in Theosophy.
astral as·tral (ās'trəl)
Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.
Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.
A programming language based on Pascal, never implemented.
["ASTRAL: A Structured and Unified Approach to Database Design and Manipulation", T. Amble et al, in Proc of the Database Architecture Conf, Venice, June 1979].