Recent Examples of astrology from the Web
Most potential homeowners don't know of feng shui or believe in it, yet Barker is marketing her home for sale based on ancient Chinese calculations, formulas and astrology.
There’s Bari’s co-worker Patty (Michele Ragusa), an astrology-mad, 50-something woman who seems content to spend her life in the shipping room.
In Chinese astrology, each year of a 12-year cycle is associated with an animal.
People who are dogs in Chinese astrology tend to have a sharp tongue and can be quite stubborn and judgmental.
The animal sign you're born under says a lot about your personality, according to Chinese astrology.
Pluto and Mercury are partners in ~cosmic crime~ in this week’s astrology.
Most astrology enthusiasts believe Mercury Retrograde is a time to panic.
According to the teachings of astrology, your sun sign is determined by your date of birth and represents your core personality.
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The Difference Between astronomy and astrology
Some may find it easy to confuse astronomy and astrology. At one time, these two words actually were synonymous (that is, astronomy once meant what astrology means today), but they have since moved apart from each other. In current use, astronomy is concerned with “the study of objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere,” while astrology is the purported divination of how stars and planets influence our lives. Put bluntly, astronomy is a science, and astrology is not.
Origin and Etymology of astrology
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of astrology for English Language Learners
: the study of how the positions of the stars and movements of the planets have a supposed influence on events and on the lives and behavior of people
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