Dictionary Kramer Wetzel September 17, 2008 Astrology: The practice of foretelling things by the knowledge of the stars; an art now generally exploded, as without reason. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary Comments on this entry are closed. ssmith04 September 17, 2008, 9:16 am I guess Ol’ Sam just didn’t know everything. Or was unable to see the larger picture. I think those people hung up on minutiae have a problem with astrology because it deals in the full scope of weeks, of months, of years, of life, not in the minute-by-minute so-called predictions. Wait. I’m writing to an expert. Sorry. I’ll get down off my soapbox now.