Definition of Astrology

1. Noun. A pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon.




Definition of Astrology

1. n. In its etymological signification, the science of the stars; among the ancients, synonymous with astronomy; subsequently, the art of judging of the influences of the stars upon human affairs, and of foretelling events by their position and aspects.

Definition of Astrology

1. Noun. The study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their supposed influence on human affairs. ¹

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Definition of Astrology

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Medical Definition of Astrology

1. In its etymological signification, the science of the stars; among the ancients, synonymous with astronomy; subsequently, the art of judging of the influences of the stars upon human affairs, and of foretelling events by their position and aspects. Astrology was much in vogue during the Middle Ages, and became the parent of modern astronomy, as alchemy did of chemistry. It was divided into two kinds: judicial astrology, which assumed to foretell the fate and acts of nations and individuals, and natural astrology, which undertook to predict events of inanimate nature, such as changes of the weather, etc. Origin: F. Astrologie, L. Astrologia, fr. Gr, fr. Astronomer, astrologer; star + discourse, to speak. See Star. (04 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Astrology

astrologers
astrologic
astrological
astrological sign
astrological signs
astrologically
astrologick
astrologies
astrologist
astrologists
astrologize
astrologized
astrologizes
astrologizing
astrologue
astrology (current term)
astromancy
astromantic
astromathematics
astrometeorological
astrometeorologist
astrometeorologists
astrometeorology
astrometer
astrometers
astrometric
astrometrical
astrometrically
astrometries
astrometrized

Literary usage of Astrology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"This applied especially to astrology, with its array of horoscopes and its ... In spite of these examples, the profession of astrology continued to flourish ..."

2. Faith-healing, Christian Science and Kindred Phenomena by James Monroe Buckley (1892)
"These are: Nativities, Mundane astrology, Atmospheric astrology, and Horary astrology. Nativities comprise "the art of foreseeing, ..."

3. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum ...by George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"Manuel d'Astrologie sphérique et BENNETT (EH) astrology, science of knowledge and ... Queen Elizabeth's book of astrology aud the Diary of Dr. Dee. pp.466. ..."

4. The Metropolitan (1834)
"astrology THE ORIGIN OF MYTHOLOGY. THE mythology of the most ancient nations, especially the Egyptians, had, as it would appear, an intimate connexion with ..."

5. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1921)
"This careful and informing work is a contribution of importance to the history of mediaeval astrology, a comprehensive treatment of which, as the author in ..."

6. Michelangelo's Medici Chapel: A New Interpretation by Edith Balas (1995)
"astrology Neoplatonic magic was, as we have seen, essentially astral magic, what might be termed "applied astrology." Both magic and astrology grew out of ..."

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