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Origin of astrology
Examples from the Web for astrology
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|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|DAILY BEAST
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|Casey Schwartz|April 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The news has provoked outrage and dismay from astrology fans.
She did not encourage Joan to preserve a burnished mind, but she took to astrology like a duck to water.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
The "Monthly Review" sorrowed, like the "British," over the encouragement given to the follies of astrology.Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
Astrology, signs only concatenations from universal reason, iv.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Mythological associations were called in aid of these fancies, as had been done in astrology.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
Everyone believed in astrology; the comet of 1680 was regarded as a portent.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
Word Origin 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."
A study of the positions and relationships of the sun, moon, stars, and planets in order to judge their influence on human actions. Astrology, unlike astronomy, is not a scientific study and has been much criticized by scientists. (See zodiac (see also zodiac).)