Astrological



the study that assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs.
Obsolete. the science of astronomy.
Contemporary Examples

You can make a living off talents and be the most productive babe with the most functional bonds on the astrological block.
What the Stars Hold for Your Week Starsky + Cox July 29, 2011

But Eleanor is still hands-down the most righteous babe on the astrological block.
The Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox October 8, 2011

She shook my hand and asked me what my astrological sign was.
Donna’s Day Kate Betts September 10, 2010

Astrologers do have tips on coping with all this astrological drama.
Astrologers Predict Holiday Hell Gina Piccalo November 20, 2010

You metamorphose, seemingly overnight, from most- to least-stressed individual on the astrological block.
What the Stars Hold for Your Week Starsky + Cox July 7, 2011

Historical Examples

The astrological prognoses made by the professional astrologist, Petosiris, for the king Nechepso of Sais are well known.
Superstition in Medicine Hugo Magnus

astrological influence, partly action, partly significance, iv.
Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4 Plotinos (Plotinus)

The personal name was always that of the day of birth, this being adopted for astrological reasons.
The Annals of the Cakchiquels Daniel G. Brinton

Concatenation from universal reason are astrological signs, iv.
Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4 Plotinos (Plotinus)

All night while Fazil sat there, she had pored over the book of astrological diagrams in a hopeless puzzle of mind.
Tara Philip Meadows Taylor

noun
the study of the motions and relative positions of the planets, sun, and moon, interpreted in terms of human characteristics and activities
the primitive study of celestial bodies, which formed the basis of astronomy
noun

See astromancy
adj.

1590s; see astrology + -ical. Related: Astrologically.
n.

late 14c., from Latin astrologia “astronomy, the science of the heavenly bodies,” from Greek astrologia “telling of the stars,” from astron “star” (see astro-) + -logia “treating of” (see -logy).

Originally identical with astronomy, it had also a special sense of “practical astronomy, astronomy applied to prediction of events.” This was divided into natural astrology “the calculation and foretelling of natural phenomenon” (tides, eclipses, etc.), and judicial astrology “the art of judging occult influences of stars on human affairs” (also known as astromancy, 1650s). Differentiation between astrology and astronomy began late 1400s and by 17c. this word was limited to “reading influences of the stars and their effects on human destiny.”

A study of the positions and relationships of the sun, moon, stars, and planets in order to judge their influence on human actions. Astrology, unlike astronomy, is not a scientific study and has been much criticized by scientists. (See zodiac.)

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