Astrology Definition

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.
American Heritage
Primitive astronomy.
Webster's New World
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
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.

Origin of Astrology

  • 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)”).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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