- the study that assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs.
- Obsolete. the science of astronomy.
Origin of astrology
Examples from the Web for astrology
Astrology and black magic are forbidden in Islam; not an obscure point and one that Monis likely knew.The Sydney Astrologer Turned Islamic Radical
December 16, 2014
Lennon and Ono made many decisions based on astrology and the reading of tarot cards.How John Lennon Rediscovered His Music in Bermuda
November 3, 2013
“[T]he unaffiliated are about as likely as Christians to believe in reincarnation, astrology, or the evil eye,” the report says.Pew Report Finding More Americans Unaffiliated With Religion Is Bad News for GOP
October 10, 2012
Not as exotic as it sounds: in New York, we have crystals, astrology, and exorcism salts.‘Whores’ Glory’: An Interview With Michael Glawogger
April 28, 2012
In religion, or astrology, or any other belief system, revision is a kind of defeat.Stuart Firestein, Author of ‘Ignorance,’ Says Not Knowing Is the Key to Science
April 22, 2012
I am versed in the great sciences of astrology and astronomy.The Lamplighter
There he hunted and studied astronomy and astrology with the canons of Bolton.Yorkshire Painted And Described
In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.The Devil's Dictionary
The clearest minds accepted the chimeras of astrology and magic.
Astrology and magic were the monstrous fruit of a hybrid union.
- the study of the motions and relative positions of the planets, sun, and moon, interpreted in terms of human characteristics and activities
- the primitive study of celestial bodies, which formed the basis of astronomy
Word Origin and History for astrology
Originally identical with astronomy, it had also a special sense of "practical astronomy, astronomy applied to prediction of events." This was divided into natural astrology "the calculation and foretelling of natural phenomenon" (tides, eclipses, etc.), and judicial astrology "the art of judging occult influences of stars on human affairs" (also known as astromancy, 1650s). Differentiation between astrology and astronomy began late 1400s and by 17c. this word was limited to "reading influences of the stars and their effects on human destiny."