Astrology n : a form of fortune
telling or counseling for the individual, which is done through the
interpretation of the motions, movements and positions of celestial
The most commonly known form of astrology is based around the zodiac.
Depending upon when an individual is born he or she is allotted a star
sign (a symbol denoting an animal or object or both), which
corresponds to various patterns of celestial objects. There are
signs in total and there is one for each month of the
year in which an individual is born. the collective name for these
twelve signs is the zodiac. A reading or prediction from the
is called a horoscope. The Chinese use a similar method of fortune
telling and have their own form of zodiac, which corresponds to
the year of an individual's birth this is the Chinese Horoscope.