Definition of astrology in English:



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

    • ‘Keeping a moon journal is an easy, enjoyable and insightful introduction to astrology.’
    • ‘This is often regarded as the most problematic component of modern astrology.’
    • ‘Horary astrology is a technique used to answer specific question by using astrological guidance.’
    • ‘In astrology, it is the Moon's association with water that dominates its influence.’
    • ‘Since then he has also learned to read tarot cards, and continues to pursue his studies in astrology.’
    • ‘This book is the best introduction to astrology that I have seen so far.’
    • ‘If one believes that astrology can predict death, then one must believe in fate and that we have no free will.’
    • ‘On the internet we find thousands of sites dealing with just about every aspect of astrology.’
    • ‘Since then she has studied astrology broadly and now has a wealth of experience to draw on.’
    • ‘In astrology Mars represents the compelling force of action and initiative.’
    • ‘This is certainly an interesting theory for all those who seek a practical application of astrology.’
    • ‘Real astrology is horary astrology, or divination, and can never be other than divination.’
    • ‘What is remarkable is that medieval astrology can get such complexity out of only a few techniques.’
    • ‘Electional astrology is using astrology to select the best date for an important event.’
    • ‘Its influence was always dreaded in mundane astrology, being unfavourable to the farmer's work.’
    • ‘There is so much more to astrology than the sun sign and horoscope columns you read in the papers.’
    • ‘It has been instructive to comb the literature for evidence of when astrology has made a difference.’
    • ‘She is currently researching the history of astrology and religious thought.’
    • ‘The planets, signs, houses and aspects are the nuts and bolts of astrology.’
    • ‘Modern texts often refer to Uranus as the planet that governs astrology and astrologers.’
    • ‘He studied alchemy, astrology and the Kaballah as a boy and later became a doctor of medicine.’
    • ‘It is unlikely that he ever practised astrology in the sense of drawing up charts and interpreting them.’
    horoscopy, stargazing
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Late Middle English: from Old French astrologie, from Latin astrologia, from Greek, from astron star The term (in full natural astrology) originally denoted the practical uses of astronomy, applied in the measurement of time and the prediction of natural phenomena. The current sense (in full judicial astrology, relating to human affairs) dates from the mid 16th century.