from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.
- n. Obsolete Astronomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their supposed influence on human affairs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In its etymological signification, the science of the stars; among the ancients, synonymous with astronomy; subsequently, the art of judging of the influences of the stars upon human affairs, and of foretelling events by their position and aspects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science or doctrine of the stars; practical astronomy; astronomy in its earliest form.
- n. An old name for the plant bistort, Polygonum Bistorta.
- n. That branch of astrology which professes to predict natural effects, as changes of the weather, winds, storms, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
As a wry aside: The Heretic, if you place any credence in astrology, is most likely a Libra.
The word astrology comes from astro and logos, literally meaning the language of the stars.
The history and geography of the world were familiar to his memory: the lives of the heroes of the East, perhaps of the West, 6 excited his emulation: his skill in astrology is excused by the folly of the times, and supposes some rudiments of mathematical science; and a profane taste for the arts is betrayed in his liberal invitation and reward of the painters of
It was only after my son was born and I had a friend who was interested in astrology, especially the influence of the moon, that I got to understand better about the cycles of the moon and those horse stud calendars all made more sense to me.
As we already know astrology is wrong, there's no need to get it right, is there?
I have to admit, the equation of global warming denialism to astrology is quite apt.
She believes in astrology, blaming or praising May and me for one thing or another because we were born in the Year of the Sheep and the Year of the Dragon, respectively. next »
Consider the answer Behe provided to this question about the scientific allies of intelligent design posed by ACLU attorney Eric Rothschild: "But you are clear, under your definition, the definition that sweeps in intelligent design, astrology is also a scientific theory, correct?"
You're saying that Michael Behe believes astrology is a science.
Q But you are clear, under your definition, the definition that sweeps in intelligent design, astrology is also a scientific theory, correct?