What is astrology?

  • (noun): A pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon.
    Synonyms: star divination


Astrology consists of a number of belief systems which hold that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. In the West, astrology most often consists of a system of horoscopes that claim to explain aspects of a person's personality and predict future events in their life based on the positions of the sun, moon, and other planetary objects at the time of their birth. Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, and the Indians, Chinese, and Mayans developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations.

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Legacy Of The Indo-Greeks - Astronomy and Astrology
... One of the earliest Indian writings on astronomy and astrology (although not the earliest, as the Vedanga Jyotisha is dated to around 135 BCE), titled the Yavanajataka or "The Saying of the Greeks", is a translation ... Astrology flourished in the Hellenistic world (particularly Alexandria) and the Yavanajataka reflects astrological techniques developed in the Greek-speaking world ... (the zodiac sign on the eastern horizon), were used in the service of astrology ...
Chandramauli Upadhyay
... Mauli Upadhyay is an avid scholar of Indian astrology ... Upadhyay is Head of the Department of Astrology center at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi ... He is a Ph.D holder in astrology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and teaches Jyotish (astrology) in SVDV, BHU as Professor ...
Astrology - Theological Viewpoints
... See also Christianity and astrology, Jewish views on astrology, and Muslim views on astrology Some of the practices of astrology were contested on theological grounds by ... For example, Avicenna’s 'Refutation against astrology' Risāla fī ibṭāl aḥkām al-nojūm, argues against the practice of astrology while ... In essence, Avicenna did not refute the essential dogma of astrology, but denied our ability to understand it to the extent that precise and fatalistic predictions could be made from it ...
List Of Astrological Traditions, Types, And Systems - Esoteric Systems of Astrology
... of thought or forms of divination Alchemy and astrology Astrology and the classical elements Chiromancy Christianity and astrology Esoteric astrology Geomancy Kabbalistic astrology Numerology Physiognomy Phrenology ...
Shelley Ackerman - Astrology
... in every astrological chart she has ever seen), Ackerman’s interest in astrology began in her early teens ...

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    We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms.... Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash.
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    Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy—the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
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    About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.
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