Definition of astrology in English:

astrology

Line breaks: as¦trol|ogy
Pronunciation: /əˈstrɒlədʒi
 
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noun

[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.
More example sentences
  • Modern texts often refer to Uranus as the planet that governs astrology and astrologers.
  • Electional astrology is using astrology to select the best date for an important event.
  • Real astrology is horary astrology, or divination, and can never be other than divination.
Synonyms

Ancient observers of the heavens developed elaborate systems of explanation based on the movements of the sun, moon, and planets through the constellations of the zodiac, for predicting events and for casting horoscopes. By 1700 astrology had lost intellectual credibility in the West, but continued to have popular appeal. Modern astrology is based on that of the Greeks, but other systems are extant, e.g. that of China

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French astrologie, from Latin astrologia, from Greek, from astron 'star'.

Derivatives

astrologer

noun
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  • Many astrologers consider Capricorn to be the most enigmatic and mysterious sign of the zodiac.
  • This book is widely used throughout the western astrological world and has a major influence on astrologers.
  • Your astrologer will work from your birth chart based on your birth details.

astrological

Pronunciation: /astrəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
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  • The meaning of an astrological symbol can only be discerned by studying it from within the perspective of its contextual framework.
  • Harvey worked as an astrological consultant and teacher and lectured widely in Europe and N. America.
  • The meaning of traditional astrological texts is frequently obscured by the use of archaic or obsolete terms.

astrologically

adverb
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  • I'm a Pisces so I'm astrologically predisposed to root for the underdog!
  • For the world is facing one of those rare, astrologically doom-laden events on Thursday - an alignment of the planets.
  • Perhaps he was already planning our astrologically aligned honeymoon.

astrologist

noun
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  • Depending on which astrologist you follow, a new age of Aquarius will arrive some time between 2060 and 2100.
  • But it's clear that people who go to see astrologists use them as counsellors.
  • The king came to the throne in 1972 but on the advice of astrologists was not crowned until 1975.

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