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 Definition Version of astrology that involves casting nativities. [d] [e]
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How does it differ from Astology?

Is it just an important component of Astrology, or what? I'm certainly a Know-Nothing about Astrology, but it certainly sounds about the same to me. Although maybe Astrology can be "used" on a day-to-day basis to make important decisions, and the other is *very* longterm -- ie, at birth, that's the way your whole life is now fixed? In either case, geez.... Hayford Peirce 17:08, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm sure I know less about this stuff than you do. I read the word (until today unknown to me) when reading about the history of astronomy. Google gave me the impression that it was one of the techniques of astrology. I still have my school dictionary of Greek, so I played the etymologist. If you have any doubts, please go ahead, you may even ask for deletion. I wouldn't have written it if it weren't write-o-thon day.--Paul Wormer 17:12, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Aha! No, I hadn't heard of it either. But that would be the difference, for sure. Ro Thorpe 17:19, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, here's what the majesterial Merriam-Websters 2nd International Unabridged, 1940, has to say: "act or art of casting nativities. genethaliac astronomy. 2: a theory of the lineage of the gods" Not much more help. I would definitely leave the article. My sister is arriving for a visit next month and she used to be an astrology guru, a true believer who really studied the damn stuff, and I'll ask her about it.... Hayford Peirce 17:57, 8 January 2009 (UTC)