noun \ˈhr-ə-ˌskōp, ˈhär-\

: advice and future predictions based on the date of a person's birth and the positions of the stars and planets

Full Definition of HOROSCOPE

:  a diagram of the relative positions of planets and signs of the zodiac at a specific time (as at one's birth) for use by astrologers in inferring individual character and personality traits and in foretelling events of a person's life
:  an astrological forecast

Examples of HOROSCOPE

  1. She checked the newspaper for her horoscope.


Middle English horoscopum, from Latin horoscopus, from Greek hōroskopos, from hōra + skopos watcher; akin to Greek skopein to look at — more at spy
First Known Use: 14th century


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Astrological chart showing the positions of the sun, moon, and planets in relation to the signs of the zodiac at a specific time. It is used to analyze the character of individuals born at that time, providing information about the current state of their life and predicting their future. Basic to a horoscope is the belief that each heavenly body has its own character, which is modified according to its relation to other celestial bodies at a given moment. To cast a horoscope, the heavens are divided into 12 zones called houses; these influence such aspects of human life as health, wealth, marriage, friendships, or death. See also astrology.


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