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.
Origin of astrology
- Middle English astrologie from Old French from Latin astrologia from Greek astrologiā astro- astro- -logiā -logy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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)”).