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Astrology an ethereal fluid or occult power regarded as emanating from the stars and affecting a person's actions, future, etc.


(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Astrologers often speak of the correlation between planetary positions and earthly events in terms of influence, as if the planets actually exert forces—analogous to gravity or magnetism—that cause a particular incident. If pressed for an explanation, however, the majority of professional astrologers would probably offer a different type of explanation, such as the Jungian notion of synchronicity.

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You may remember, under the influence of the second dose of opium, the place in which you hid the Diamond under the influence of the first."
Wadsworth (Elementary Principal, Woodmeade Elementary School, Decatur, Alabama), Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature: Making The Most Of Read-Alouds Across The Day is a simply wonderful, 234-page collection of aptly summarized, endlessly exciting, valuable literary contributions that teach best when to read aloud in a classroom setting.
The group of countries under the influence of the Vatican proposed another resolution: that, from a purely medical stand, point, population problems do not require any particular action on the part of WHO at the present time.