astrology[ə sträl′ə jē]
- The definition of astrology is the study of how the position and path of the sun, moon, and stars have a bearing on our lives.
- A horoscope based on where celestial bodies were on the day you were born is an example of astrology.
- The process that Egyptian rulers used to predict the future and to guide their decisions is an example of astrology.
- Historical primitive astronomy
- a system of methods, theories, etc. based on the assumption that the positions of the moon, sun, and stars affect human affairs and that one can foretell the future by studying the stars, etc.
Origin of astrologyMiddle English astrologie ; from Classical Latin and amp; Classical Greek astrologia, astronomy, astrology ; from astron, star + -logia, -logy
- The study of the positions and motions of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.
- Obsolete Astronomy.
Origin of astrologyMiddle English astrologie, from Old French, from Latin astrologia, from Greek astrologiā : astro-, astro- + -logiā, -logy.
- as′tro·log′i·cal , as′tro·log′ic
(usually uncountable, plural astrologies)
From Middle French astrologie, and its source, Latin astrologia (“astronomy”), from Ancient Greek ἀστρολογία (astrologia, “telling of the stars”), from ἄστρον (astron, “star, planet, or constellation”) + -λογία (-logia, “treating of”), combination form of -λόγος (-logos, “one who speaks (in a certain manner)”).