An example of a horoscope is the prediction for a Gemini's life and loves on a specific date.
- the position of the planets and stars with relation to one another at a given time, esp. at the time of a person's birth, regarded in astrology as influencing or determining one's destiny
- a chart of the zodiacal signs and the positions of the planets, etc.
- a forecast based on such a chart, usually a set of twelve predictions for the twelve signs of the zodiac
Origin of horoscopeFrench from Classical Latin horoscopus from Classical Greek h?roskopos, observer of the hour of birth from h?ra, hour + skopos, watcher, by metathesis from Indo-European an unverified form spokos from base an unverified form spek-, to spy
- a. The aspect of the planets and stars at a given moment, such as the moment of a person's birth, used by astrologers.b. A diagram of the signs of the zodiac based on such an aspect.
- An astrological forecast, as of a person's future, based on a diagram of the aspect of the planets and stars at a given moment.
Origin of horoscopeFrench from Old French from Latin hōroscopus from Greek hōroskopos hōrā hour, season ; see yēr- in Indo-European roots. skopos observer ; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French horoscope, from Medieval Latin horoscopus, from Ancient Greek ὡροσκόπος (hōroskopos), from ὥρα (hōra, “any limited time”) + σκοπός (skopos, “watcher”).