the study that assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs.
Obsolete. the science of astronomy.
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- as·trol·o·ger, as·trol·o·gist, noun
- as·tro·log·i·cal [a-struh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌæ strəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, as·tro·log·ic, as·trol·o·gous [uh-strol-uh-guhs], /əˈstrɒl ə gəs/, adjective
- as·tro·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use astrology in a sentence
With individualized birth charts allowing for endless compatibility testing and daily, granular forecasts, the new business of astrology is about catering to each person, not each sign.High-Tech Astrology Apps Claim to Be More Personalized Than Ever. Gen Z-ers Are Turning Out to Be Believers | Raisa Bruner | July 23, 2021 | Time
He also brushed away the final traces of classical astronomy and astrology.The Planets with the Giant Diamonds Inside - Issue 102: Hidden Truths | Corey S. Powell | July 7, 2021 | Nautilus
Xiong says that when Hmong users were trying to make vaccine appointments, they were asked for their zodiac sign as a security question—despite the fact that many in this community are unfamiliar with Western astrology.The internet is excluding Asian-Americans who don’t speak English | Tate Ryan-Mosley | May 4, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
While the astrology vertical itself does not have an associated membership, Cosmo’s site and all of its astrology content recently went behind a paywall, and passionate fans have historically been known to convert into subscribers.Cheat sheet: How publishers are finding audiences on Clubhouse | Kayleigh Barber | March 15, 2021 | Digiday
One of them said to me, “You know, astronomers don’t study astrology.”
astrology and black magic are forbidden in Islam; not an obscure point and one that Monis likely knew.
Lynch invented a personal astrology where keys are cut, but the locks are never fashioned.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’ | Jimmy So | March 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lennon and Ono made many decisions based on astrology and the reading of tarot cards.
“[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 | Michelle Goldberg | October 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not as exotic as it sounds: in New York, we have crystals, astrology, and exorcism salts.‘Whores’ Glory’: An Interview With Michael Glawogger | Tracy Quan | April 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Let us suppose that any one who denied the old crude errors of astrology was persecuted as a heretic.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
In astrology, each planet was said to have two mansions, except the sun and moon, which had but one apiece.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
His treatise on judicial astrology was translated into Latin by Johannes Hispalensis in the thirteenth century.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
But, like so many master-minds of the Middle Ages, he was unable wholly to resist the fascinations of alchemy and astrology.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
The practice of astrology must have been exceedingly lucrative, for Lilly is known to have acquired a considerable fortune.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for astrology
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
- astrologer or astrologist, noun
- astrological (ˌæstrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
- astrologically, adverb
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Cultural definitions for astrology
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