pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.
Historical Examples

He was vaguely aware that he had been astrally scratched across the nose.
The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler

Thinking it was “strongly unusual,” I silently placed the astrally scented blossom under her nostrils.
Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars: an astral body
(biology) of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
(theosophy) denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals

“pertaining to the stars,” c.1600, from Late Latin astralis, from Latin astrum “star,” from Greek astron (see astro-). Meaning “pertaining to supersensible substances” is from 1690s, popularized late 19c. in Theosophy.

astral as·tral (ās’trəl)

Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.

Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.

Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.


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