- 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 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
Fr < L horoscopus < Gr hōroskopos, observer of the hour of birth < hōra, hour + skopos, watcher, by metathesis < IE *spokos < base *spek-, to spy