Definition of astrology in English:

astrology

Syllabification: as·trol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /əˈsträləjē
 
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noun

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

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, notably those of China and India

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  • 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

Origin

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.

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: /ˌastrəˈläjikəl/
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.

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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