- pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
- Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
- Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.
Origin of astral
Examples from the Web for astral
Contemporary Examples of astral
Astraea is the starry Lady of the Scales, a sort of karmic, astral Venus who weighs one's deeds.The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
October 9, 2011
It gave me great pleasure to expose one of them in The Astral.
The Astral captures the cozy pleasures and messy troubles inherent in contemporary social networks.
The Astral is set in north Brooklyn, where Christensen, 48, lived for almost 20 years (she moved to New Hampshire two years ago).
LIBRA A lineup of planets in your opposite sign activates your astral zone of “others.”Horoscopes: The Week of March 27
Starsky + Cox
March 26, 2011
Historical Examples of astral
He is in the astral now, thought Jones, who said: "She will have a much prettier one."The Paliser case
We shall see the part played by it in the astral colors, as we proceed.
We shall see the part played by it in the astral colors as we proceed.
There are many unpleasant, as well as pleasant, sights on the Astral Plane.
Suppose it's all the work of an 'astral' who can't abide the light?The Shadow World
- relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the starsan astral body
- biology of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
- theosophy denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals
Word Origin for astral
Word Origin and History for astral
"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.
- 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.
- Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.