Definition of astrology in English:



mass noun
  • The study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.

    • ‘In astrology, it is the Moon's association with water that dominates its influence.’
    • ‘The planets, signs, houses and aspects are the nuts and bolts of astrology.’
    • ‘Electional astrology is using astrology to select the best date for an important event.’
    • ‘On the internet we find thousands of sites dealing with just about every aspect of astrology.’
    • ‘He studied alchemy, astrology and the Kaballah as a boy and later became a doctor of medicine.’
    • ‘This is often regarded as the most problematic component of modern astrology.’
    • ‘This is certainly an interesting theory for all those who seek a practical application of astrology.’
    • ‘It has been instructive to comb the literature for evidence of when astrology has made a difference.’
    • ‘Its influence was always dreaded in mundane astrology, being unfavourable to the farmer's work.’
    • ‘Modern texts often refer to Uranus as the planet that governs astrology and astrologers.’
    • ‘In astrology Mars represents the compelling force of action and initiative.’
    • ‘Real astrology is horary astrology, or divination, and can never be other than divination.’
    • ‘Horary astrology is a technique used to answer specific question by using astrological guidance.’
    • ‘It is unlikely that he ever practised astrology in the sense of drawing up charts and interpreting them.’
    • ‘This book is the best introduction to astrology that I have seen so far.’
    • ‘She is currently researching the history of astrology and religious thought.’
    • ‘Keeping a moon journal is an easy, enjoyable and insightful introduction to astrology.’
    • ‘If one believes that astrology can predict death, then one must believe in fate and that we have no free will.’
    • ‘Since then he has also learned to read tarot cards, and continues to pursue his studies in astrology.’
    • ‘Since then she has studied astrology broadly and now has a wealth of experience to draw on.’
    • ‘What is remarkable is that medieval astrology can get such complexity out of only a few techniques.’
    • ‘There is so much more to astrology than the sun sign and horoscope columns you read in the papers.’
    horoscopy, stargazing
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Late Middle English: from Old French astrologie, from Latin astrologia, from Greek, from astron ‘star’.